Rik Wolters - Home of that Awkward Scottish Comedian

Rik Wolters

"I liked him but I'm not quite sure why" - The Guardian

Home of the awkward Scottish comedian and writer, Rik Wolters.

Rik's previous solo shows:

Heroic Failure @ Edinburgh Fringe 4-25 Aug 18 Rik Wolters is... a Heroic Failure @ GICF 24 Mar 18 Rik Wolters is... @ Edinburgh Fringe 2004

What's Happening?

Rik to Return to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival in 2019!
Rik will be returning to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival in March with his brand new show, "High Woltage!"

The show will take place on Saturday 23 March at 18.00 at Yesbar on Drury Street.

Tickets are priced at just £5 and are available from the See Tickets site here.
Rik to Play Gigs in Livingston and Coatbridge
Rik has been announced on the bill for two upcoming LadyShona Comedy nights, in Livingston and Coatbridge

Both shows are packing with a stunning line up of some of the best talent on the Scottish comedy circuit!

The Livingston gig will take place at Deer Park on Friday 26 October, starting at 8pm, whilst the Coatbridge night is on Saturday 01 December, with a 7.30pm start time.

Heroic Failure Poster Revealed
After much waiting (not so much anticipating), we can now reveal Rik's poster for this year's Fringe show... and it's a good yin!

Heroic Failure 4-25 Aug Heroic Failure 4-25 Aug

Remember to vote for the poster in the Comedy Poster Awards by clicking here


Heroic Failure at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Rik will be performing his brand new show, 'Heroic Failure', at the Fringe Festival throughout August.

 

The show will take place daily at 18.30 at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), venue 545, on Old Stamp Office Close (opposite the Fringe Box Office on the Royal Mile) between 4-25 August. The show will be performed as part of the PBH Free Fringe Festival.

Full details of the show can be found here.

About

Rik Wolters is a Scottish comedian who has been kicking about on the Scottish stand up scene for many years. In 2004 Rik performed the show "Rik Wolters is..." on the fringes of the Fringe in Edinburgh. The show received mainly positive reviews (two outta three ain't bad, yeah?). He appeared again as part of Comedy Stripped in 2005 and made several guest appearances over the next couple of years.

 

After taking a break from the circuit, Rik returned to the scene in late 2013 and has been a regular performer since.

 

In July 2017 Rik set up 'Laughter On the Links', a monthly(ish) comedy night held at Leith FAB Cricket Club on Leith Links. The night showcases some of the best talent on the Scottish scene. And Rik.

 

Rik made his Glasgow International Comedy Festival debut in March 2018 with the show 'Rik Wolters is... a Heroic Failure' - a work in progress version of the show that would later be taken to the Fringe..

 

Rik's first 'official' Fringe solo show, 'Heroic Failure', was premiered in August 2018 and performed over 22 consecutive days. The show proved to be a huge success and garnered a plethora of positive reviews!

 

Rik's style of comedy is highly self-deprecating and tongue in cheek. His stories centre on his past dating experiences, his two dogs, eccentric mother and retail rants, whilst also touching on his past mental health problems.

 

As well as writing and performing his own material, Rik has also been involved in writing for several high-profile performers over the years. He has also written several plays (monologues) which are earmarked for use in a future project.

Gigs

UPCOMING

12/11/18 - Red Raw at The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh - show 20.30
20/11/18 - Red Raw at The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow - show 20.30
01/12/18 - Comedy Night Coatbridge at The Clubhouse, Waysiders Cricket Club, Coatbridge - show 20.00
23/03/19 - "High Woltage!" @ GICF at Yesbar, Drury Street, Glasgow - show 18.00

PAST GIGS

26/10/18 - Comedy Night Livingston at Deer Park Country Club, Livingston - show 20.00
22/10/18 - GLASS at The Record Factory, Glasgow - show 19.30
17/10/18 - Comedy Knights at The Dragonfly, Edinburgh - show 20.00
25/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30 24/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
23/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
23/08/18 - AComedyTapas at Opium, Edinburgh - show 13.15
22/08/18 - Trigger Warning at The Clootie Dumpling, Edinburgh - show 22.15
22/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
21/08/18 - Opening for Davy Mitchell "Irony?" at Riddle's Court, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh - show 20.00
21/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
20/08/18 - PBH's Free Fringe Showcase (Hosting) at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 22.15
20/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
19/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
19/08/18 - AComedyTapas at Opium, Edinburgh - show 13.15
18/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
18/08/18 - Comedy Queers at The Counting House, Edinburgh - show 00.45
17/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
17/08/18 - Stand Up: Edinburgh at Fireside, East Market St, Edinburgh - show 17.00
16/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
15/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
15/08/18 - AComedyTapas at Opium, Edinburgh - show 13.15
14/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
13/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
12/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
11/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
10/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
09/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
09/08/18 - Stand Up: Edinburgh at Fireside, East Market St, Edinburgh - show 17.00
08/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
07/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
07/08/18 - AComedyTapas at Opium, Edinburgh - show 13.15
06/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
05/08/18 - Pick of the Fringe at The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow - show 21.00
05/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
04/08/18 - Heroic Failure at The Clootie Dumpling (Room 1), Edinburgh - show 18.30
04/08/18 - Comedy Queers at The Counting House, Edinburgh - show 00.45
24/07/18 - Heroic Failure (Fringe Preview with Lubna Kerr) at JunkYard, Hamilton - show 20.00
13/07/18 - Laughter On the Links at Leith FAB Cricket Club, Leith - show 20.30
05/07/18 - PBH Free Fringe Fundraiser at The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh - show 19.30
24/03/18 - Rik Wolters is a Heroic Failure @ GICF at Liberté, Glasgow - show 18.00
23/03/18 - Comedy & Pizza @ GICF at Yesbar, Glasgow - show 13.00
18/03/18 - Comedy & Pizza @ GICF at Yesbar, Glasgow - show 13.00
16/03/18 - No Fox Given at Ball Room Sports Bar, Bellshill - show 20.00
12/03/18 - Red Raw at The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh - show 20.30
10/03/18 - Charity Fundraiser at The Griffin, Glasgow - show 20.00
04/03/18 - GICF Preview (with Lubna Kerr) at Woodland Creatures, Edinburgh - show 18.30
05/02/18 - Red Raw at The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh - show 20.30
01/12/17 - Laughter On the Links (host) at Leith FAB Cricket Club, Edinburgh - show 20.30
28/11/17 - JunkYard Jokers at JunkYard, Hamilton - show 20.00
24/11/17 - Livingston Comedy Night at Deer Park Country Club, Livingston - show 20.00
27/10/17 - Laughter On the Links (host) at Leith FAB Cricket Club, Edinburgh - show 20.30
29/09/17 - Laughter On the Links (host) at Leith FAB Cricket Club, Edinburgh - show 20.30
13/07/17 - Laughter On the Links (host) at Leith FAB Cricket Club, Edinburgh - show 20.30

Media

Videos of Rik performing.

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