TWO DATES - 6/21 + 6/22, @ 10PM
Former US Figure skating champion turned comedian Roman Fraden invites you to take a cosmic journey Back in the Closet- his uproarious personal odyssey through motel rooms with Tonya Harding, catastrophic Grindr hookups, and the upsetting story behind why Sting once called him "the pussy of a plant" .
After extensive touring throughout the United States, Roman is making his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2018. He's transformed thousands of hours of grueling skate practice plus a useless psych degree into a uniquely hilarious new one-man show, weaving incredibly revealing stand-up, original music, and outrageous physical comedy into a master takedown of modern life.
From riffs on contemporary culture, the challenges of anonymous sexual escapades, and piercing analysis of the most common and universal topics, Roman’s show daringly walks a tightrope between an orgiastic celebration of a hedonistic lifestyle whilst simultaneously providing a penetrating dissection of its very essence... often within the same breath. This unique perspective makes Back In The Closet an exceptionally fun experience for all audiences. Jam packed with original music, insightful stand-up, and absurd satire, this debut hour promises to leave a lasting impression.
Roman has toured the US extensively as a stand- up comic, and is a regular performer at classic Hollywood venues including The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Hollywood Improv. He has trained with Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre in Los Angeles, performed in various ensemble casts in film and on stage, and has been featured in The New York Times and USA Today. Back In The Closet makes it's world premiere at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018.