Don’t Be Terrible

Ellen Waddell & Oliver Milburn being their dark meta-comedy ‘Don’t Be Terrible,’ to the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.

Can stand up save your love life? Nice-guy Steve thinks so. That’s why he’s asked Alice, an up-and-coming stand up, how to make people laugh. It’s his last-ditch attempt to distract his girlfriend from the ‘funny’ guy at work. Unfortunately, Alice believes in comedy much more than she believes in love, and pain much more than she believes in happiness. She is not the guru he was expecting.

A pitch black comedy that asks whether ‘nice’ is ever ‘funny’, and whether ‘sexy’ is ever ‘nice.’

Praise for Ellen Waddell & Oliver Milburn

“Simultaneously raw and sweet, painfully frank and ultimately bursting with the joy of connecting.”
The Skinny

“A promising talent.”

The List

’Don’t be Terrible’ is a new play by Ellen Waddell and Oliver Milburn. Ellen Waddell is a comedian and writer who spent most of her twenties being a “rock star,” in indie pop band Los Campesinos! Her previous two solo shows at The Fringe (‘It’s Better to Lie Than to Tell The Truth and End up Alone in a Ditch Crying.’ & ‘Jean-Luc Picard & Me’,) received widespread critical acclaim. She is currently a BAFTA x Crewmember, a BAFTA and BFI hand picked list for up and coming filmmakers in the UK. Oliver Milburn is a writer, director, and producer in film and television, whose credits include ‘Crazyhead’ and ‘Patrick Melrose.’ He was recently selected for the BBC Directorsroom ‘New Directors’ scheme.

Listings information

Venue: Laughing Horse @ City Cafe. 19 Blair Street,EH1 1QR (Las Vegas)

Dates: August: 2-13, 15-26

Time: 15:00 (1h)

Price: (Free Non-ticketed)