The One-Eyed Men
When they're pestering you with sketches and stories, Alex, Sam and Ben are collectively known as The One-Eyed Men.
When they're not doing that, they're collectively known as "those guys who hang around outside Budgens, selling pogs".
Keep your distance from The One-Eyed Men
In November 2004, three fourteen year-old boys were sitting in a quarantined geography lesson suffering from severe head lice. Ben Anderson (dangerous chin), Alex Kempton (needs to shave) and Sam Jacobsen (little cartoon boy) had little clue that this would be the start of the finest comedy group in year nine, The One-Eyed Men.
Originally a five piece known as Politically Erect, the boys set about filming their raucous tomfoolery and forcing others to watch it by threatening them with their trusty nit combs. Upon leaving school they turned their attention to live comedy and went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to seek their fortune. The One-Eyed Men, as they now call themselves, are still seeking their funny fortune and run their own sketch/character comedy night in Stockwell.
Will they ever find it? (Their fortune that is, not Stockwell.) You'll have to come to their shows to find out. Just don't sit too close... or shake their hands... or lend them your hat.
The One-Eyed Men's Friendship Formula
As you might have guessed, The One-Eyed Men are terribly good friends. They eat friendship for breakfast, live in a friendship house and drive a car that runs on liquid friendship.
August 2012 will be Alex, Sam and Ben's fourth Edinburgh Fringe Festival, but their first as The One-Eyed Men.
They know so much about friendship that they've made it their task in Edinburgh this year to make friends with one lucky member of the audience from every single show. Will they manage? Come and find out!
Edinburgh Fringe Details
- Dates: 2nd - 26th August (Not 11th or 18th)
- Time: 14:30
- Venue: The Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate. Venue 272.
- Price: Free!
London Preview Details
- Date: 11th July, Cavendish Arms.
- Time: 19:00
- Venue: The Cavendish Arms, 128 Hartington Road, Stockwell, SW8 2HJ
- Price: Free!
Press Peeps: Download a press release (PDF)
The One-Eyed Men's Land of the Blind
They say: "In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king." That means that on the second Thursday of every month these fellows (The One-Eyed Men) are kings (bumbling hosts) of their land (small theatre at the back of a pub in Stockwell).
Some tremendous acts have graced the stage of The Cavendish Arms for Land of the Blind (none of whom you would describe as 'blind'). Holly Burn, Trevor Lock, Doctor Brown, Jacob Edwards and many more have all been extremely funny at the night Spoonfed dubbed as one of London's top-five sketch comedy nights. So there.
- When? Second Thursday of the month, 7pm. (Usually, always check!)
- Where? Cavendish Arms, 128 Hartington Road, Stockwell, SW8 2HJ
- Monies? Free!
- Head to the Facebook page for details on all events.
What they're saying
Weird and wonderful and really, really funny
London's Best Sketch/Character Comedy Night - Top Five
A very clever, astute and funny group of performers
There is a pleasant grubiness to the group
Two of them sported beards
If you're super modern, you can send an inbox message via the Facebook page. If that's not your thing, The One-Eyed-Men email address is:
All public love/hate can be sent to us via a wall post on the Facebook page, the trio are glad to have any kind of interaction. Fan art is their favourite, preferably oil paintings or collages. No watercolours.