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Reich will perform the show, which played Fringe in 2022 and Off-Broadway earlier this year, for one-night-only.

Leo Reich in Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares Daniel Rader

Leo Reich is returning to Edinburgh Fringe for one-night-only. After being nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Award's Best Newcomer recognition at last year's Fringe for Literally Who Cares?!, the work has subsequently toured including Off-Broadway at Greenwich House Theater. Now Reich is bringing it back to Fringe at Pleasance Courtyard's Forth August 24 at 5:20 PM.

Featuring music composed by Tony winner and fellow Fringe success Toby Marlow (Six), Literally Who Cares?! is a stand-up comedy show which satirizes millennial narcissism while lending voice to the crises which millennials face. It's a fine line to walk, and Reich's success at doing so led him to play London's Soho Theatre ahead of coming to New York. 

Reich's TV appearances also include Friday Night Live, Late Night Mash, Comedy Central Live, and Jonathan Ross Comedy Club. He has written two episodes for the upcoming series Entitled, airing on Showtime.

Pleasance Courtyard's Forth space is quite an upgrade from Reich's first time bringing the show to Fringe, where “We had to put a sign on the door halfway through the run saying, ‘This isn't a toilet,'" Reich previously told Playbill. Literally Who Cares?! was staged in a repurposed Portakabin and people were walking into Reich's venue last year thinking it was a bathroom. Reich said that his space, "literally looked like a pop-up toilet in an alleyway. When I jumped around, the floor would shake." Learn more about Reich's start at the Fringe and how he balances satire with empathy in this interview with Playbill.

It is produced by Kevin McCollum, who is behind several shows at the Fringe this year, and Lucas McMahon.

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Check out photos of Reich performing Literally Who Cares?! in the gallery below. 

See Photos of Leo Reich in Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares

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