Trygve Wakenshaw

Trygve Wakenshaw

New Zealand born Trygve Wakenshaw studied clowning with Philippe Gaulier in Paris for two years from 2008. His first solo show Squidboy won him named best performance at the Auckland Fringe 2013; his second, Kraken, was nominated for the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
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Comic performs Fringe show – with a baby

Trygve Wakenshaw's double act with his son

comedyIf you think comedians are getting younger every year, you might not want to hear this...

Physical comedian Trygve Wakenshaw is to perform a double-act at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe – with his year-old son, Phineas,

Producers concede that the challenge for the New Zealand comic will be not to be upstaged by the youngster in a show that ‘aims to answer a question that has plagued mankind since the dawn of time: what’s more entertaining – a world famous mime, or a standard baby?’

Wakenshaw – who was nominated for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award for his 2015 show Nautilus – will be performing with his son every day at Assembly Roxy, Central.

But Phineas Wakenshaw does not take the record for the youngest ever Fringe performer, as last year’s show Come Look At The Baby invited audiences to watch an anonymous seven-month-old baby on stage for half an hour.

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Published: 10 May 2017

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Squidboy


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