Published: Fri 31 May 19

Aditi Mittal: Mother of Invention

Motherhood: the most celebrated and exploited condition of human existence

Star of Netflix’s Comedians of the World, Aditi Mittal returns to the festival with her show Mother of Invention, as part of Soho Theatre’s 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe season.

Joining an illustrious line of shows by straight, white men about their Daddy issues, this is a show by a straight, brown woman about her Mummy issues.

Since her last show at the Fringe, Aditi was one of four comedians chosen to represent India on Netflix’s Comedians of the World special.

Aditi appeared on the comedy stage at the 2017 Mayor of London’s Diwali Festival in Trafalgar Square presented by Soho Theatre. She was also presented by Soho Theatre for her Edinburgh Fringe debut with the show Global Village Idiot. Aditi made her Soho Theatre debut in 2016 with Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say, which was later turned into a Netflix special which went live on the streaming site in 2017.

Aditi’s comedy has featured in documentary films Stand Up Planet and Menstrual Man, she has performed with the BBC World Network since 2013 and has written columns for Grazia and the Financial Times. She has appeared on every major English and Hindi network in India and starred in her own BBC Radio 4 series, A Beginners Guide to India.

Consistently rated one of the top 10 comedians in India, Aditi was one of the first five Indian comedians to be on the line up for Comedy Store India and has also performed at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland.


Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Wednesday 31 July – Sunday 25 August (not 12), 17:30 (60mins)

Assembly George Square, The Box. 14+

Press night: Friday 2 August