Oliver Chinyere

Wanker | Writer | Comedian | Storyteller

OLIVER MAKES HIS FRINGE FESTIVAL DEBUT THIS YEAR WITH A NEW SHOW ALL ABOUT THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION...

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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING SO FAR...

“Funny, smart, terrifying.” - Kristen Bartlett, Saturday Night Live

“Oliver has charisma for days, and puts a show that dives deep into the obscenity of the American political machine.” - Murf Meyer, The Chris Gethard Show

“Hilariously rage-inducing!” - Sue Smith, Comedian VH1, MTV

“Hilarious and shrewd insights from a campaign insider.” - Diana Kolsky, Ménage à Trois on IFC’s Comedy Crib

PRESS COVERAGE

Rachel Lewis, Time: Donald Trump Takes Center Stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

"Trump isn’t even the only figure from last year’s election to take center stage. Oliver Chinyere, who worked on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, has a one-man show Unprecedented and Unpresidential: How Hillary Lost the Election, in which he will provide insight into the downfall of Trump's onetime rival. The 33-year-old now works for Airbnb but worked as a digital analyst in Clinton's Brooklyn HQ, where he worked with celebrities like Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham to boost Clinton’s chances.

In the show, which TIME saw in a preview in London in July, he explains how "we cocked it up" — standing alongside a life-size cardboard cutout of Trump, with words like ‘"Benghazi" and "emails" pinned to it. Although the President is a "fascinating phenomenon," he told TIME, his show is more about " insight and foresight.”

Chinyere’s talk offers a less apocalyptic vision than Trump'd! and Trumpus Interruptus, but he does admit he was a little bit scared of the crowd reaction when he performed a version in New York earlier this year. Chinyere has to return to his day job, although he hints that he’d very quickly return to campaigning if Michelle Obama ran in 2020. But Tomasovic has ambitions to take Trumpus on a West Coast tour and an Off-Broadway run. “We would eventually like to take it to places that it wouldn’t normally show,” he adds."

 

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4. Unprecedented and Unpresidential: How Hillary Clinton Lost the Election

But, her emails!

2016 was the presidential election nobody thought Hillary Clinton could lose. It also spelled another disaster for pollsters.

This show “takes a hysterical behind the scenes look at everything that went wrong.” This quick show description sums it up best: “Emails! Benghazi! Pussy grabbing*! *Note: show will not include actual pussy grabbing.”

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