Former US Figure skating champion turned comedian Roman Fraden invites you to take a cosmic journey Back in the Closet- his uproarious personal odyssey through motel rooms with Tonya Harding, catastrophic Grindr hookups, and the upsetting story behind why Sting once called him "the pussy of a plant". 

From riffs on contemporary culture, the challenges of anonymous sexual escapades, and piercing analysis of the most common and universal topics, Roman’s show daringly walks a tightrope between an orgiastic celebration of a hedonistic lifestyle whilst simultaneously providing a penetrating dissection of its very essence... often within the same breath.  


After extensive touring throughout the United States,  Roman is making his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2018. He's transformed thousands of hours of grueling skate practice plus a useless psych degree into a uniquely hilarious new one-man show, weaving  incredibly revealing stand-up, original music, and outrageous physical comedy into a master takedown of modern life.

Roman Fraden is a regular performer at classic Hollywood venues including The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Hollywood Improv. He has trained with Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre in Los Angeles, performed in various ensemble casts in film and on stage, and has been featured in The New York Times and USA Today. Back In The Closet makes it's world premiere at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018.

Roman is exceptionally talented, his debut show is incredibly well considered, personable, and so damn funny." - Voice Mag

recommend it with enthusiasm. nothing that’s funny quite like this. See it." - SHORT COM


Edinburgh fringe festivAl

August 1-27 2018, Edinburgh, uk   

Gilded Balloon Teviot (Balcony Theater)
23:30-00:30 Aug 1-27 except Aug 15th

Runtime 50 minutes, adult language and content, and totally inappropriate.


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