Afghanistan Is Not Funny set for Hollywood Fringe

May 27, 2022
Afghanistan Is Not Funny at The Broadwater Second Stage

Afghanistan Is Not Funny arrives at the Hollywood Fringe straight from its critically acclaimed, award-winning run at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe. It opens on June 18, 2022, at The Broadwater Second Stage, 6220 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038.

In 2002, UK comedian and 3-time Edinburgh Fringe First winner Henry Naylor (2018 Hollywood Fringe Best International nominee for "Echoes") went to the Afghan War Zone with photographer Sam Maynard to conduct research for Naylor's Edinburgh Fringe play "Finding Bin Laden." They were threatened by a war criminal, captured by the Mujhadeen, and almost blown up by the Taliban. Now, as the Taliban return to power, Naylor incisively asks: what has been lost in the ruins of Kabul?

Henry Naylor is a multi-award-winning UK playwright, who has been described as 'one of our best new playwrights' in The Times, 'one of our best new playwrights' in The Evening Standard, and 'one of the finest British writers on contemporary events,' in Theatre Extra. In the past few years his plays have won, or been nominated for more than 35 international awards, including one of France's most prestigious awards for the arts, the Globes De Cristal. In 2016, The Times named him along with J.K. Rowling as having written one of the 10 Best Plays of the Year. He is one of only a handful of writers to have won the Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe three times and has also won four of the top five Fringe awards in Edinburgh, including the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award. Three of his plays have had month-long runs off-Broadway, and in 2017 alone there were over 300 public performances of his work, over five continents. His work has been translated into eight languages.