Afghanistan Is Not Funny

By Henry Naylor

British comedian and triple Fringe First-winner, Naylor tells the extraordinary true story of his, and award-winning Photographer Sam Maynard’s, 2002 trip to the Afghan warzone.

A close-shave with a landmine, menaced by a warlord & abducted by the Mujahideen: this is the extraordinary, true story of a British comedian & photographer in war-torn Afghanistan... 

Performed by Naylor & featuring Sam Maynard’s photography, this docu-play takes us to the start of a modern tragedy. Directed by Martha Lott & Darren Lee Cole, the show comes to Perth after smash-hit runs Off-Broadway and Off West-End.

One of the most decorated shows on the International Fringe circuit 2022/3, the show won leading awards at the Hollywood, Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringes - before claiming the prestigious ‘Outstanding Production’ title at the International Fringe Encore Series in New York.

A recipient of 36 five- & four-star professional reviews, it’s one of the critically-acclaimed fringe shows in recent times… So book early!


HOLLYWOOD FRINGE: Best International Act; Platinum Medal; Best of the Broadwater. Best International Show - TVO Awards;

ADELAIDE FRINGE: Adelaide Critics Circle Award; Best Theatre Award.

EDFRINGE: Soho Playhouse Medal for Dramatic Excellence.

INTERNATIONAL FRINGE ENCORE SERIES, NEW YORK: Outstanding Production Winner, World’s Best Fringe Theatre Winner.

THE OFFIES, London: Nominee, Performance Piece.



Henry Naylor

After winning 51 awards in the past decade, Henry Naylor is one of the all-time most decorated playwrights on the English-speaking, and global Fringe circuits. He is one of only a handful of writers to have won the prestigious Fringe First three times, and has taken the top prizes at many of the world’s largest and most prestigious Fringes including Edinburgh, Adelaide, Prague, Hollywood and the International Fringe Encore Series in New York. His play Borderswon the Best of Edinburgh (which named it as the best of 3,700+ shows) whereas Angel was both named as one of The Times ten best plays of 2016 and nominated for France's equivalent of the Golden Globes (the Globes de Cristal). Naylor’s plays have been translated into eleven languages.

Tickets £19.50. Under 18s (12+ age guidance) £8. Cconcessions (disabled, students and unemployed) £16.50. Carers go free when accompanying the person they care for.