Edinburgh Fringe favourite and darling of social media, acclaimed “idiot” Olaf Falafel returns to Leicester Comedy Festival, this time with his show The Marmosets of My Mind.

Absurd and quirky, expect a surreal hour of stand up, video projection and audience participation with one of Sweden’s more amusing exports. Olaf has a particular talent for going viral with his comedy output, currently averaging over 500 retweets per day, and 75 million views on the former social media platform Vine.

Securing publishing’s fastest ever book deal (via Twitter, naturally), Olaf also writes and illustrates what he describes as “fart-based literature”.

Olaf Falafel presents The Marmosets of My Mind is at Heroes@The Criterion on Friday 16 February 2018.


Sally Jack is a writer, poet and editor based in Leicester. You'll often find her at the theatre - she reviews for British Theatre Guide - and is spoken word editor (Midlands) for Sabotage Reviews. She was shortlisted in The Stage's Search for a Theatre Critic in 2016. Sally co-founded and co-ran Upstairs at the Western from 2012 to 2016.

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