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The I Hate Children Children's Show wins Editor's Choice Award for best children's show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Show star Paul Nathan is "Gobsmacked".

Our goal was to create a show that we would want to see and that we would love to perform.

I Hate Children Children’s Show named Best Children’s Show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

ThreeWeeks Magazine presented the coveted Editor’s Choice Award to the San Francisco based magic show that loves is mean to children. According to ThreeWeeks Magazine The I Hate Children Children’s Show is the best children’s show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In addition ThreeWeeks Magazine editor’s selected the show as one of the 10 Best Events at the Fringe (out of 3,000 plus events each day).

“We were gob smacked” says musical co-star John Anaya “We spent two years pouring out our hearts and souls to create a show that was unique and special… This wasn’t it. We did IHC to pay for the show that should have won and to meet hot moms and because we can do the show hung-over. Ah well, there is no accounting for taste.”

Over the past two years the show has received more five star reviews than any other kid show their size. “We tried to create a magic show for families that we would want to see. Something that’s fun for us, for the kids, and for parents.” Says Paul Nathan “we never set out win anything. I was blown away when we found out about he award.” About the show, Nathan says “It’s the same routines that we do for adults I just try not to say #$%@! so often”.

John and Paul hope winning this award will get more folks interested in the show. “Of course it also paints a target on our backs for the press and for jealous children’s performers.” Says IHC spokesperson Kamee Abrahamian. “We hope the award peaks the interest of families who are looking for something special, but it also sets a pretty high expectation for what is basically a couple of fat guys screwing around on stage. Worse than that is the possible retaliation from performers in the kids show scene. Have you ever talked to them? They are crazy with their rainbow hats and muscly arms… Sure they seem nice enough with their cute smiles and clean pressed shirts and their little bags of balloons and treats for the wee ones. But when they find out that you won an award and they didn’t or when you tell them that you need more space and need to start dating someone who doesn’t live with their mom they get that crazy look in their eyes that is usually reserved for serial killers and religious nutters. It’s cutthroat business both literally and figuratively. I am afraid.”

The I Hate Children Children’s Show plays at 12:15 daily at The Pleasance Courtyard, Beside Theater. Show spokeswoman Kamee Abrahamian is currently in hiding after a recent breakup with Billy the Kidshow Entertainer but the show must go on.

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