Christian Finnegan Comes to The Gilded Balloon
Shop with a bag for life, wear fair trade shoes, recycle your yoghurt pots, go vegan, recycle your vegan yoghurt pots, retweet the # that'll dismantle the patriarchy. The ingredients that go into what makes a person good can seem endless and a lot of hard work. Who's the "better" human being: the guy who gives to charity but cheats on his girlfriend or the sweet old lady who loves animals but voted to keep the immigrants out? But better still, what is good and how do we truly know if we are?
For the first time ever, US comedy star Christian Finnegan is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe to ask those very questions. My Goodness sees Christian delve into the virtues and follies of humanity and has created an ingenious method, well with a little help from the game FIFA and it's create-a-player modulator, which can tell if we can truly be a passable human being in 2018. A potential first for Edinburgh, an actual stand-up show with a free personality test. A cult following in the making without being part of a pyramid scheme.
Christian Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panellists on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and as Chad, the only white room-mate in "Chappelle's Show's" infamous "Mad Real World" sketch. He played Martin on the popular syndicated sitcom "Are We There Yet?" and politics junkies will recognize Christian From his many appearances on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann". Most recently, Christian was the creator and co-host of A&E's "Black & White", which examined current events and social trends through the lens of Race.
Over the years, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special "Au Contraire", as well as Comedy Central Presents, "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and countless network interstitials. He's also appeared on "Conan", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Good Afternoon America" and "The Today Show" as well as being a highly respected and sought out act on the US comedy circuit.