We started promoting at the Fringe by accident. However the other venues seem to have so lost sight of what performers and punters want that within 5 years we have created the most exciting collection of venues on the Fringe.
We truly put the Artist & Punters First.
“When Artists see the lion’s share of ticket income it removes financial stress and gives them a freedom to be themselves. This leads to truly original, exciting shows and very happy punters. Which in turn leads to the sort of amazing word-of-mouth successes and organic growth that large marketing budgets simply cannot buy.” Bob Slayer
ABOUT BOB’s BLUNDABUS
The BlundaBus is an award-winning pop-up Comedy Theatre & Bar on a converted double-decker Bus. Created by comedian Bob Slayer, the BlundaBus appears at Fringe, Festivals, Comedy Festivals, Music Festivals, Breweries, Your House… Anywhere it’s invited and Everywhere it’s not!
ABOUT BOB SLAYER
Bob is an award-winning Comedian, storyteller and maverick Fringe promoter…
Bob started life as a Jockey but multiple injuries and increasing weight caused him to retire from the saddle. He became a rock & Roll tour manager who The NME described as: “Wilder than the acts he looked after” (Snoop Dogg, Bloodhound Gang, Electric Eel Shock)… In 2008 he first appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe and has been back every year since then. He has toured the world performing in Comedy Clubs, Festivals, Breweries etc ever since… But all he ever wanted to be was a Bus Driver!
BOB / HEROES AWARDS
- Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize “Spirit of the Fringe” 2016
- Barry Award Edinburgh Fringe (Bob Slayer) 2016
- TV Bomb Zeitgiest Award 2016
- Best New Venue (Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival) 2016
- Top Children’s Show at Glasgow Comedy Festival 2016
- The Times Pick of the Fringe (along with Ed Byrne & Nina Conti) 2015
- Barry Award Edinburgh Fringe (Bob Slayer) 2014
- Liberty Award (Spirit of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival) 2014
- Malcolm Hardee Award Winner 2012 (Nominated 2011 & 2010)
- The Fix Award (Spirit of the Fringe) 2011
“I’ve been slightly obsessed with Bob Slayer for the last few years. Slayer came to comedy via tour managing rock bands and he has, in his eccentric way, shaken things up…” (Beyond The Joke)
“One of the genuine alternative comedians… Spirit of the Fringe” (The Guardian)
To arrange an interview with Bob the Bus Driver (or any of the Heroes…)
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PAY WHAT YOU WANT
At Fringe 2013, Heroes introduced a model whereby punters could choose to either pre-pay full price for tickets or attend the show and “Pay What You Want” upon exit. A version of this model has since been adopted by The Pleasance, Gilded Balloon, Just The Tonic, Space, C-Venues, Laughing Horse etc
BUT the only true way to do PWYW is to not charge performers a guarantee and for them to see 100% of the bucket. No one leaves empty-handed. Everyone feels warm and fuzzy.