Following up 2015’s critically acclaimed Total Theatre nominated Good Grief‘Engaging, frank, hilarious!’ New York Times – comedian and CALM campaigner Jack Rooke returns with Happy Hour, a show about friendship, failure and fabulous dancing.

Set in the pubs along Kilburn High Road, Happy Hour combines comedy, theatre and documentary storytelling.

Jack explores what happiness now means in a society where the pressure to ladder-climb is damaging underprivileged young people.

This Last Word preview follows Jack’s BBC Comedy adaptation of Good Grief for Radio 4 and debut TV documentary series Happy Man on BBC Three. Happy Hour has been commissioned by Soho Theatre for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017.

A mesmerising whirlpool of cleverly-written, tenderly shocking and awfully funny anecdotes

★★★★★ Gay Times

Rooke is a delight to spend an hour with, cheerily but sensitively tackling the most painful of subjects and finding hope in them.

★★★★ Scotsman

Wins you over with openness and hilarity

Lyn Gardner

Fresh, brave, poetic… keeping audiences laughing through inevitable tears – testament to true comic talent.

★★★★★ Everything Theatre

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