Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

Prepare yourself for an hour of dazzling Weltschmerz, satirical verse and anarchic wit with the 2006 World Slam Champion, BBC Radio 4 regular and walking shortbread tin Elvis McGonagall.

Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

About Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

He’s suffered for his poetry for many a year; now it’s your turn as Scotland’s funniest, angriest, sharpest, most sarcastic wordsmith returns to the Fringe this August.

Prepare yourself for an hour of dazzling Weltschmerz, satirical verse and anarchic wit with the 2006 World Slam Champion, BBC Radio 4 regular and walking shortbread tin Elvis McGonagall as he bellows into the void of our post-truth world. Fake news. Artisanal novichok. Piers Morgan. Yes, the good ship lollipop is sailing down the shitter. Climb aboard with Elvis as he spits his scurrilous diatribes against the powers that be. The twat. Tempted? Nah - me neither. And his cats are completely disinterested. I’ll be in the bar.

After that World Slam triumph, Elvis appeared on the first ever edition of BBC Radio 4's Sony Gold Award winning Saturday Live in 2006 and has featured on the programme regularly since then. Two series of his sitcom Elvis McGonagall Takes A Look On The Bright Side have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he can often be heard on many other Radio 4 programmes including Today, Arthur Smith's Balham Bash, A Good Read, Recycled Radio, Archive on 4, Off The Page, Material World, Last Word, Pick of the Week and The Wondermentalist Cabaret as well as BBC World Service’s Weekend .He also wrote and presented the BBC Radio 4 documentaries A Doggerel Bard and Beacons and Blue Remembered Hills.

On TV, Elvis has been seen on BBC1's The One Show, BBC2's The Culture Show and (despite knowing nothing much about snooker) their coverage of the World Snooker Championship Final and on Channel 4's Random Acts.

Elvis performs live at literary and music festivals, comedy clubs and dodgy dives up and down the country and abroad. He is the compere of the notorious Blue Suede Sporran Club, regularly MC's events here, there and everywhere and also performs with his band Elvis McGonagall & The Resurrectors, “an unholy marriage of radical stand-up poetry and Caledonian punky-skiffle-hillbilly-blues”.

Image credit: Anna McCarthy

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at The Voodoo Rooms or Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Festive Frolics Dinner and Cabaret Show

Festive Frolics Dinner and Cabaret Show

15th December 2018
Add an extra sparkle to your Christmas with the Festive Frolics Dinner and Cabaret Show on Saturday 15th December at The Voodoo Rooms!
VEGAS! The Grand Hogmanay Ball

VEGAS! The Grand Hogmanay Ball

31st December 2018
Say farewell to 2018, and welcome in 2019 at The Vegas Grand Hogmanay Ball in the Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh!
Ulster American

Ulster American

20th February 2019 - 2nd March 2019
Following a sold-out world premiere run as part of Traverse Festival 2018, Ulster American returns to the Traverse for a strictly limited run.
Wille and The Bandits at The Voodoo Rooms

Wille and The Bandits at The Voodoo Rooms

21st March 2019
To support the release of their new album Wille & The Bandits will tour the UK in March 2019 and you can catch them at The Voodoo Rooms on March 21st!
Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Receiving rave reviews in 2018, the brand new, fully immersive comedy 'Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience' comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in 2019.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns for its 11th Edinburgh Fringe!
Confetti and Chaos

Confetti and Chaos

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Confetti and Chaos, the 5-star all-in-one dining experience that has fun and mayhem bursting from the seams of a wedding dress, is returning to Edinburgh Fringe!

Comedy Events you might like...

The Stand Christmas Special
The Stand Christmas Special
10th Dec 2018 - 15th Dec 2018
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Join The Stand Christmas Special... With Glenn Wool, MC Hammersmith, Ashley Storrie and host Bruce Devlin!
Steve and Charlie’s Improvised Director’s Cut
Steve and Charlie’s Improvised Director’s Cut
11th December 2018
The Canons Gait, Edinburgh Old Town
Award winning Men With Coconuts’ Steve Worsley and Charlie Hindley bring 'Director’s Cut', an improvised version of your favourite Hollywood movies based on the title, to Canon's Gait Pub.
Top Banana
Top Banana
12th December 2018
Monkey Barrel Comedy, Edinburgh Old Town
Catch the stars of the future right at the beginning every Wednesday night at our new act competition 'Top Banana'!
Find Comedy events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Christmas at the Botanics
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
24 Doors of Advent
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
A Christmas Cabaret
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club!
Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle
Make Christmas 2018 special with a three course lunch in the opulent Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty.

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »