The second of my two shows this summer at The Edinburgh Fringe is going to be for adults and is titled 'Slacker-In-Law'.
The show is all about meeting Salli my future Mother-In-Law for the first time and how I've tried to get her to accept that being a poet is a proper job. It's taken me three years to put together and I'm really pleased with it as it stands. It's much more like stand-up mixed with poetry, which I'm increasingly interested in when writing for adults. Here's the blurb for the show:
How far would you go to impress your future mother-in-law? Returning to the Fringe following his previous sell-out run, award-winning poet/teacher/battle rapper Mark brings a show packed full of comedy, poems, rap and... pugs. Featuring an unpredictable choose-your-own-adventure poem with over 6 million outcomes and a hip hop journey through all the baddies of your childhood, he's working his ass off, but will it ever be enough? 'Precision-built to reach out to a live audience' (Guardian). 'The writing’s so sharp... absolutely priceless' (Scotsman). 'Epic' (Ice Cube). 'Surely you can do better than this...' (Sally, mother-in-law).
I'll be performing the show every day of The Edinburgh Fringe at 4pm at The Bourbon Bar on Frederick Street. If you're up at the festival I'd love to see you there. Here's a little video trailer I made for the run with the help of my mate Matt Shears. Why not check it out?