Gaylords

Presented by StraightUp Productions

"GAYLORD/ˈɡeɪlɔːd/
NOUN, PEJORATIVE.
The ultimate word used to describe someone so gay it defies the laws of physics. The gaylords are essentially the rulers of homosexuality, the kings of gayness. Scientists estimate they are 11,000,000,000,000 times gayer than normal homosexuals.

EXAMPLE USE
‘Guy 1: Omg he’s so gay.
Guy 2: Holy shit thats a gaylord!!!
Guy 1: Call 911!!!’ ” - Urban Dictionary, 2010

A gay hour of comedy from two absolute Gaylords. Work in progress. Breeders welcome.

Following two acclaimed shows at the 2017 and 2018 Edinburgh Fringe under the name 'Pity Laughs', gay comedians Will Dalrymple and Mark Bittlestone have finally stopped kidding themselves and are delighted to bring their new show (work in progress) to VAULT under their new name: Gaylords! It's sketch, it's stand-up, it finds men attractive: it's gay comedy.

PRAISE FOR PITY LAUGHS

“It both destroys and reinforces stereotypes... but one thing’s for sure: it’s a laugh.”
A Younger Theatre

"It's been a blast, a show whose brazenness you can revel in"
The Wee Review ★★★★

"The first true gem of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe"
Broadway Baby ★★★★★

"Features some of the most depraved, disgusting filth I've ever heard in my life and is hysterical"
Three Weeks

"Very well written...horrifyingly funny"
EdFringe Review ★★★★

Comedy
19:0009 — 10 Mar
The Horse & Stables
19:00
£6.50
1hr 00m
15+
Combo OfferLGBTQ+SurrealWork In Progress
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Dates

Saturday 9 March Sat 9 Mar 19:00 Book Now
Sunday 10 March Sun 10 Mar 19:00 Book Now

About the company

StraightUp Productions

StraightUp Productions is a comedy company comprising Will Dalrymple, Mark Bittlestone and Will Penswick. Our first two productions: Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays and The Oppression Olympics both played at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. Our first London theatrical production, Will Dalrymple’s Tristram Shandy: Live at London! had a sold-out run at Barnes’ OSO Arts Theatre in November 2017 and received overwhelmingly positive reviews from LondonTheatre1 and A Younger Theatre. We have been producing and hosting our own night, StraightUp Comedy, to sell-out audiences across London. From December 2018, StraightUp Comedy will be producing four comedy events per month at The East Dulwich Picturehouse, Landor Space (Clapham North), OSO Arts Centre (Barnes) and TheatrePeckham (Peckham/Camberwell).

StraightUp brought Will Penswick: Dank Verse (Free Festival), Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays (Just The Tonic) and Space Doctor (Gilded Balloon) to Edinburgh this year.

Previously balancing theatre and comedy performance and production, Will, Mark and Will are now concentrating on comedy event production and their performances with a view to performing at festivals across the UK and developing material for online and video consumption.

Credits

Producer/Writer/Performer: Will Dalrymple, Mark Bittlestone
Producer/Technician: Will Penswick

Press & Reviews

Praise for previous work

A Younger Theatre
“It both destroys and reinforces stereotypes... but one thing’s for sure: it’s a laugh.”

The Wee Review ★★★★
"It's been a blast, a show whose brazenness you can revel in"

Broadway Baby ★★★★★
"The first true gem of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe"

Three Weeks
"Features some of the most depraved, disgusting filth I've ever heard in my life and is hysterical"

EdFringe Review ★★★★
"Very well written...horrifyingly funny"