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Congratulations, you have solved the riddle and found your way to our super-secret website! 

We’ve put some information below that journalists can arbitrarily cut and paste from. We haven’t  got a FAQ section so if we haven’t covered anything; it means it’s none of your fucking business.

For those of you who were looking for a shop selling actual Ed Gein inspired furniture, you are in the wrong place but give us a shout when you find it. 

For those of you who have come here by accident, fuck right out. 

For those who are here on purpose, we’re so sorry.

News

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If you like to keep up to date with how we're doing because you're a fan, or worse, a family member then we'll keep this bit updated with developments, only positive ones though because no one wants to hear how often we decide to disband or how many poops Ed has done. Plus, we've set up a mailing list for that.

 

  • Tarot at Soho Theatre

    Tarot is going on its holidays to London town in the new year. We're going to be trashing the place from January 13th to the 18th (excluding the 16th). Get tickets here

  • Suspiciously Cheap hits the West end

    Hot damn, we're doing a show for charity in London's West End at the Ambassadors Theatre. It's on December 15th and it's going to be the best. Tickets are available here.

     

     

  • We have a mailing list

    It was getting to be messy sending our genital shots out via whats app and in rural areas, bluetooth, so we decided to get a mailing list. Sign up and get our monthly mailouts and a feeling of wellbeing.

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy Turns Five

    Our Suspiciously Cheap Comedy night turns 5 years old on November 17th. Mark Watson, Joseph Morpurgo, Janine Harouni and Ken Cheng will be joining us. I swear down, if you don't come to our birthday we'll be fucking fuming. This will NOT be another embarrassing Hall hire. Get your £5/3 tickets here.

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy at Salford

    Suspiciously Cheap is heading back to Salford on October 14th. You should probably get a ticket because it's going to be great and it's 5 quid. Tickets available here. 

  • Aberystwyth Comedy Festival

    Hey gang, if you missed Tarot in Edinburgh and quite fancied seeing it then we're taking it to the welsh seaside for a one-off show. Tickets available here. 

  • FRINGE 2019: WHY YOU NEED TO SEE… TAROT

    The nice folk at JOE have written an article about why you should come watch our mad show. Have a read here. The run has sold out but tickets to extra shows are avaiable here.

  • Extra shows for Tarot!

    We've sold out our entire Edinburgh run! So as a little treat for our mental health we've decided to put on two extra shows at triple the room capacity. 13.30 - Pleasance Two - 23rd and 24th Aug. Tell all your pals please! Tickets available here.

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy at The Backyard Comedy Club

    Ourselves and Goose will be doing Tarot sketches at our July 14th Suspiciously Cheap Comedy. Will Duggan and Bridget Christie will be there being brilliant too. Defo worth a fiver. Tickets available here. 

  • Tarot Previews

    We're going to be previewing the shit out of our new Goose/Gein's combo group; Tarot. Dates and tickets available here. No dweebs allowed. I.D.S.T. #Kony2012

  • Tarot - Edinburgh Fringe Festival

    We've joined forces with sketch team Goose to make a new group. Together we're taking a show called Tarot to this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival and it (hopefully) won't be shit. Get tickets here. 

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy

    On May 19th we'll be busy being the worst thing on our own bill at the Backyard Comedy Club. Come join us, Darren Harriott, Olga Koch, Nick Helm, Goose, Kiri Pritchard McLean and a very special guest for just 5 quid. Don't be a bell and miss it. Grab tickets here.

  • Machynlleth Comedy Festival

    We're off to Machynlleth with another Work in Progress! We love this festival and if you don't come we'll tell on you. We've not worked out the logistics on how we'll do that, but we will. Tickets available here.

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy is still suspiciously cheap

    We've got a mystery, shut your goddam mouth it's a secret, guest doing an extended set on March 24th at The Backyard Comedy Club. Plus the smashing Yuriko Kotani and Alice India. Tickets available here. Come.

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy is back in Salford

    Hot of our mouths. Suspiciously Cheap is heading to Salford's New Adelphi Theatre on March 18th. You can watch John Kearns, Sunil Patel, Amy Annette, Yuriko Kotani, plus more top notch legends for a FIVER . Tickets available here.

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy - First Pay day of 2019 Special

    New year, same old cracking night. Our January 27th line-up is already looking sexy as hell so keep an eye out for announcements. Tickets are only five quid and available here.

  • What's On London Comedy Awards

    The lovely folk at What's On London reckon we were pretty good at sketch in 2017. Thanks, guys. 

  • Pleasance WIP

    So we're going to be farting out a work in progress at the Pleasance theatre on January 16th. Come watch it or we'll be tooting into the abyss. Ta. Tickets available here.

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy: West End Charity Spectacular

    The West End are letting us come play for one night only. We're at the Fortune Theatre on December 17th with Phil Wang + more TBA. And all proceeds go to MIND. See you there!  

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy - London

    Yes, yes we're still putting on a banging night with banging acts for a banging price. We've got Kieran Hodgson, Lolly Adefope, Cat Cohen + more TBA for £5 on November 25th at the Backyard Comedy Club. See? Banging.

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy - Salford

    We're bringing Jordan Brookes and Jayde Adams to our old university on October 22nd. Come join us or it will just be us giving them a tour that they didn't ask for. Tickets are ony five quid.

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy - Cambridge

    Cambridge is pretty light on comedy so we figured we'd put on a night to show them what it's all about. It's at ADC Theatre on October 16th. Keep an eye on suspiciouslycheapcomedy.com for banging line-up announcements and grab your tickets here. They're a fiver because we're cool like that. 

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy - Edinburgh

    We're doing one night only at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival. August 20th we'll be having a right laugh with Goose plus more banging acts at The Voodoo Rooms. It's free entry but all bucket donations go to MIND. See you there legends!

  • The Comedian’s Comedian podcast

    Stuart Goldsmith was kind enough to bob along to Kath's living room and talk to us for two whole hours. Listen to us moan about stuff and then quickly backtrack here.

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy Leicester

    We had a right blast in Leicester last time so we've decided to come back. And we're bringing the excellent Gary Delaney, Darren Harriott and Rachel Fairburn with us to boot.  See you on June 10th if you're not a square.

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy London

    Our Suspiciously Cheap June 3rd date is looking increasingly banging. We've got the fantastic Ellie Taylor and Lucy Pearman plus more goddam legends to be announced. Watch this space. 

  • We're going on tour! Again

    Missed our 2017 Edinburgh Fringe show? No sweat. We've decided to drag it around the country for a tour. Dates and tickets here.   

  • BBC Radio Wales

    If you are in Wales and own a radio, switch it on at 1pm Saturday 16th, 23rd and 30th of September to hear us yell at each other. If you're in another part of the world and own a radio, just do what you want. We're not your mum. If you do want to listen to us at 1pm though you can do that here.  

  • Porters

    Our boy Ed has only gone and got himself a telly role. Have a read about it here. 

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy

    Our next London Suspicisiously Cheap is on September 24th and we have Jayde Adams, Jordan Brookes, Mark Watson, Evelyn Mok, Chris Washington, Spencer Jones + Goose, us and Kiri. All for a fiver. A FIVER.

  • Radio Wales

    We've manadged to get a third series on BBC Radio Wales. We're recording it on June 21st in Salford. Do come.

  • Manchester International Festival

    The nice folk at the Manchester International Festival are letting us come play for an hour on July 8th. Join us.

  • Edinburgh Fringe 2017

    We're heading back to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Come watch us fanny about for the entirety of August. 

     

  • Machynlleth Comedy Festival

    We’re heading back to Machynlleth Comedy Festival in April and we're pretty damn chuffed about it. 

  • BBC Radio Wales repeats

    Just in case you missed us yelling into the BBC Radio Wales airwaves the first time around. They've decided to air the second series our half hour specials again. Tune in on January 21st, 28th & Februay 4th at 1pm. 

     

  • Leicester Comedy Festival

    Yes, the rumours are true. We've learnt how to spell Leicester. We're also doing a Work in Progress at the excellent Little Theatre on February 25th. Do come. 

  • BBC Radio Wales - The Sequel

    We've tricked the good folk at Rubber Chicken again and have been allowed back on the radio. Listen to us try not to swear on BBC Radio Wales here.

  • Drunk History

    We've been allowed on the telly again. Not our voices though. They were adamant that they only wanted our bodies. 

  • Festival No 6

    We’re off to Festival No 6 in September. Be seeing you. There.

  • Suspiciously Cheap Comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe

    We felt there wasn’t enough choice at the Edinburgh Fringe so we’ve decided to put on a Suspiciously Cheap Comedy night. Only this time, it’s suspiciously free. See you there. (Aug 15 at 10.15pm at The Voodoo Rooms)

  • British Comedy Guide Tour Blog

    So we're doing a thing called blogging now. We think it's going to be huge, like Ask Jeeves huge, maybe bigger. Just remember that we were there at the start. 

  • February Bargain Basement

    Get your eyes around this stonking line-up: Sam & Tom (wow) Will Duggan (more wow) & Glenn Moore (wow again) Yes it’s at Kosmonaught. Yes it starts at 8.30pm. Yes it’s on the 1st of Feb. And, yes you’re god dam right it’s free.

  • We're going on Tour

    We are coming to a town/villiage/city near you. Bring your friends. Peace and love.

  • Sky Christmas shorts

    We're going to be on the telly box. Like legit, on the telly, over Christmas, alongside a bunch of brilliant people. The lovely folk at Sky have Okayed it and everything. They can't take it back now because they promised. We are both very excited & very sorry about this.

  • BBC Radio Wales

    Seeing as two of us are Welsh, we figured we'd try our luck at getting on the Welsh Radio Waves. Turns out it worked and now we're recording some specials on July 8th & July 15th. Do come.

     

  • Radio 4's Sketchorama

    Holy shit tits, we're super excited to be yelling into the wire that Radio 4 comes out of in August. What's a non swear equivalent for the term "we need to write more sketches that don't say fuck, shit or nutsack in"? Suggestions would be useful.

  • Inside No.9

    When we were asked to be in Inside No.9 we were widge pinchingly happy. Now they've gone and done some commentaries so more widge pinching happened. Then we realised that they mentioned us in said commentary and now our widges hurt.

  • We won best Newcomer at the Chortle Awards

    It was a great night, we got to sleep over in a train station in London and Ed found out what a Nancy Dell'Olio was. Thanks to everyone that voted for us.

Origins

-[About us]-

Gein's Family Giftshop is comprised of Kath Hughes, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Adam Scott-Rowley and Edward Easton, hailing from Wrexham, Anglesey, Beddgelert and A Vag, respectively. The bulk of them joined forces in the city of Salford (The Birmingham of the North) post University while Adam had a proper education and joined the gang in 2017. They've been arguing on long car journeys ever since. 

Having won Audience Choice Award and Best Sketch Act at the London Sketchfest 2014, the group made their way to Edinburgh and were Nominated for Best Newcomer in the prestigious Foster’s Comedy Awards. They also won Curator’s Choice at the Noise Festival attending a ceremony at the House of Commons, Kiri ate 18 egg sandwiches at the buffet (21 including the ham and tomato) and Ed blocked a toilet, he now wears a V for Vendetta mask during rehearsals. Further accolades fell into the group’s muscular laps in 2015 with a nomination for Best Sketch and a victory for Best Newcomer in the Chortle Awards. Thanks to this, their muscular laps were allowed to create a Sky Arts Christmas short and nine half hour BBC Radio Wales specials over 2015, 2016 and 2017 plus a 2016 and 2018 tour.

The group remain stoically humble in the face of unmitigated success, principally because they’re aware that their brand of jizzy, blood heavy (separate) comedy is going to get found out any day now and they’ve sewn cyanide pills into their collars to bite down on when that day comes.

Propaganda

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"Gein's Family Giftshop...work harder and tighter than James Brown. Even if you hate them, you will have seen something genuinely new."
The Sunday Times

"They are exceptionally brilliant"
Reece Shearsmith

"A joy to watch, provided you don’t suffer from a nervous disposition”
The Skinny

"A no-holds-barred sketch show unlike any other…”
Broadway Baby

“Theirs is a dark and sinister comic world”
The Guardian

“The most distinctive sketch troupe since League of Gentlemen”
Beyond The Joke

★★★★★
The Skinny

★★★★★
Arts Award Voice

★★★★★
Broadway Baby

★★★★★
The Sunday Times

★★★★★
Shortcom

★★★★
Gigglebeats

★★★★
Festmag

★★★★
Timeout

★★★★
The Metro

★★★★
Mail on Sunday

 

 

Awards

 

Winners
What's on London - Best Sketch show - 2017

Winners
Chortle Awards - Best Newcomer - 2015

Winners
London Sketchfest – Best New Sketch – 2014

Winners
London Sketchfest  – Audience Choice – 2014

Winners
NOISE Festival - Curator's Choice - 2014

Nominated
Chortle AwardsSketch, character or improv act - 2015

Nominated
Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Foster's Best Newcomer – 2014

Recitals

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Seen our recorded stuff and want to be disappointed by seeing us live? You’re too kind, here’s where we are next (or indeed in the past as Kath updates this bit and she’s lackadaisical at best)

Monday 13th January
Tarot – Soho Theatre, London

Tuesday 14th January
Tarot – Soho Theatre, London

Wednesday 15th January
Tarot – Soho Theatre, London

Friday 17th January
Tarot – Soho Theatre, London

Saturday 18th January
Tarot – Soho Theatre, London

Sunday 15th March
Tarot Work in Progress – The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Contact

-[Contact]-

To book a stadium tour you should know that we expect a cut of the car park revenue or we walk.

To criticise or in anyway belittle our art, shove the whole fucking lot down your arse. 

For unabashed praise contact us at geinsfamilygiftshop@gmail.com