The Death Hilarious
About The Death Hilarious
Welsh, working-class firebrands The Death Hilarious are a sketch-centric comedy duo cut from the same rag as The League Of Gentlemen and The Mighty Boosh. They parade a coterie of crazed characters such as Creole exorcists, apelike weirdos and a homemade sex robot. Variously described as immersive, horrifying and joyous, The Death Hilarious mix the profound and the puerile with no thought for their own safety. They dissect and reassemble sketch comedy with the relish of Josef Mengele. They never sleep, these boys. They are dancing, dancing. They say that they will never die.
This ungodly pair began working together on podcast series set in the South Wales valleys, before forming The Death Hilarious and creating their peculiar brand of humour both online and on the live circuit. They first scrambled into the finals of the Welsh Unsigned Stand-up Award 2015 and the BBC New Comedy Award Cardiff heat 2016. They performed their debut hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 and did a 4-night run at the Soho Theatre in 2018.
Nominated For Chortle Best Newcomer Award, 2018
“A bold and unique new voice in comedy…” – Steve Bennett, Chortle ****
“This darkly impressive debut is packed with countless elements rich, strange and deviantly chilling…” – The Scotsman ****
"Immersive and brilliant comedy… amongst the funniest double acts I’ve ever seen." – The Bristol Post.
As heard on BBC Radio 4.