Calendar - Edinburgh Fringe

Brothers Tommy and Ed have dedicated their lives to mastering the art of comedy song.

Jollyboat tour worldwide (check out our tour dates!) - we play Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, and tour festivals from Spain to Australia.

Our fans are awesome - we hang out and play board games - so come and join the best pirate crew in the world!

7 Ways to Get Involved

  1. Join the Jollyboat Facebook Community
  2. Join our Mailing List
  3. Twitter: Follow Tommy or Ed.
  4. Send us awesome fan art.
  5. Buy some Jollyboat-branded tat. You too can be a pirate!
  6. (This is just here to build tension...)
  7. Finally: Share our videos and show us to your friends.
 

Our Origin Story

Once upon a time, there were two handsome brothers named Tommy and Ed, who played songs - mostly boring songs about girls.

One day, inspired by the cult-comedy Amiga game 'The Secret of Monkey Island', they wrote a collection of pirate-themed parodies of pop songs. It was an instant hit, and developed into an accidental career as comedy pirate brothers.

Their surprise success had them touring comedy clubs and festivals all over the world. They continued writing songs about the geeky things they love (like Game of Thrones, Dungeons and Dragons, Video Games and Batman) and now they play conventions and festivals, to crowds of very happy geeks.

When they're not touring they write songs, play board games, and live happily ever after.

Tommy: the brainy one

(As written by Ed.)

Tommy is my hyper-intelligent brother.

He is a technology genius: He made his own instrument out of a computer keyboard, he coded our slideshow program, and he even made a program which can write comedy songs by itself.

Tommy is also the 'jokes' guy. He loves jokes. If there's a clever joke in our show, he wrote it.

He loves to study languages, which is possibly the geekiest thing I ever nerd of. If you ever get him in a conversation, ask him the etymology of any word - it's fun trying to catch him out.

Ed: the emotional one

(As written by Tommy.)

Ed is naturally lucky and charismatic and everybody likes him. It's annoying.

He is massively geeky about games - playing games, making games, learning about game design theory. He loves tabletop roleplaying games, and designed our show Roleplay Cabaret, which is a live, interactive roleplaying show.

He's crazy about ghost stories and horror theory, and he's really into gender equality - proudly feminist, and big on human rights.