Board up the windows, loot a supermarket and then hide in the basement, it's "Hurricane Katie" and this is comedy carnage
Here's the trailer: https://youtu.be/m0Vw96o0q0M
Like the most memorable of UK gales, Katie Pritchard is blowing over the patio furniture of comedy, partially damaging the garden fence of genre and dropping a large, sturdy branch onto the car bonnet of musicality. For Katie specialises in all things Comedy Carnage, a term of her own (and in no way self-important) devising. To extend a metaphor already stretched to its limit, like all the best weather-based wind events Comedy Carnage, sweeps up a lot of stuff and hurls it together in one beautiful whirlwind of chaos. In this instance that chaos is jokes, music, poems, dancing and facts, rather than an actual literal whirlwind of cows, patio umbrellas, bill-boards and roofing materials, which would be terrifying for her audience, but is co-incidentally the name of her next show.
In this tiny twister of a U.K. mini-tour, star* (and *in this instance, please take ‘star’ to mean ‘sole performer’) of bookshop-centred comedy sketch podcast – “Literally Comedy” – Pritchard brings her show to as many venues as she can feasibly cram into her schedule, brain and tiny car!
So, batten down the hatches, put domestic pets on a high shelf and venture outside to enjoy some sublime craziness, all done in the name of fun and in a huge meteorological disappointment, in no way done with any further reference to the name of her actual show. Performing in her unique Alternative Musical Stand-Up style expect characters, shiny costumes, sweets, parodies and original songs on her Ukulele. Katie also arrogantly claims to be very proficient at impersonations of inanimate objects, and that she is a professional Kazoo player, both of which are either true or the ramblings of a woman with too much time on her hands.
It’s going to be one big magical mystery tour around the inner workings of her brain. Who knows what could happen? You will, when you come along.
"Sometimes surreal, often unusually perceptive, but always original and entertaining" ★★★★ (Female Arts Magazine)
"Katie Pritchard, a girl..." (Steve Bennett. Chortle)
"Bags of charm...a star of the future" (Notts Comedy Review)
"Rather brilliant.." (Everything Theatre)
WINNER Hilarity Bites 2016
Runner Up Stand Up For Cider 2016
Runner Up Max Turner Prize 2015
Previously performed at vault festival 2017