Following what promises to be an incredibly successful run in Edinburgh, The Thinking Drinkers, known for their brilliantly boozy yet intelligently informative pieces, are taking to a stage near you this autumn with the tour of their new show History of Alcohol.
Bound And Gagged Comedy and TGA Presents…
The Thinking Drinkers’ History of Alcohol UK Tour from 6th October 2017 – 10th February 2018
Join the award-winning professional alcohol experts for five free drinks as they definitively prove that hooch has influenced absolutely everything that has ever happened since the beginning of time. And maybe even before that.
The acclaimed alco-demics pour the entire history of human civilisation into a shot glass and take the audience on an intoxicating, hilarious time-travelling journey through our drink-drenched past.
The Thinking Drinkers are award-winning drinks writers and comedy performers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham. They are drinks columnists for the Daily Telegraph, write a bar column for Metro and regularly contribute to an array of international publications including the Spectator, Esquire, Shortlist, The Times, The Guardian, Time Out London, Conde Nast Traveller, Imbibe Magazine, The Independent and Off Licence News.
Authorities on all aspects of alcohol, the Thinking Drinkers have appeared on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and regularly appear on radio and television espousing their “Drink Less, Drink Better” message.
Having met in their 20s whilst working on a leading pub magazine, Ben and Tom left for America where they co-wrote the award-winning Good Beer Guide West Coast USA.
Since then, the dynamic duo have written and performed six critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, transferred to the Soho Theatre, London’s West End, Madrid and toured the UK extensively including performances at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Taste of London and the Great Yorkshire Fringe. Their previous Edinburgh show, The Thinking Drinkers Guide to the Legends of Liquor, subsequently inspired their award-winning book The Thinking Drinkers: An Enlightened Imbibers Guide to Alcohol.
They have also been instrumental in launching both Hobo Beer and Hobo Cyder and are creative consultants for an array of alcohol-based endeavours.
Ben McFarland is the author of World’s Best Beers: 1000 Unmissable Brews from Portland to Prague and Boutique Beer: 500 of the World’s Finest Craft Brews. He is the triple-crowned winner of British Beer Writer of the Year – the first time as the youngest ever recipient.
Tom Sandham is former editor of leading industry spirits and cocktail magazine CLASS and lectures on spirits for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. He launched the Top 50 Bars of the World and House Tonic magazine for the Soho House Group, and is also the author of the award-winning World’s Best Cocktails.
What the press have said about The Thinking Drinkers:
The Upcoming ★★★★
This unique Fringe experience is one to be savoured
Broadway Baby ★★★★
The duo may have the motto “drink less but drink better” but with booze, laughs and some really interesting information this is a show that’s well worth binging on
A show about booze, featuring free booze. What’s not to like?
An erudite, liquor-loving duo
Pioneers of alcohol based comedy
There’s no more discerning way to fall off the wagon
Edinburgh Evening News
If free premium vodka, gin and bourbon doesn’t convince you, the show is both hugely funny and genuinely fascinating