Good Ship Comedy

Your friendly Monday night comedy club in Camden Town

"A JOY TO GIG IN AND A JOY TO WATCH PERFORMERS GIG IN.” Aisling Bea (8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo)

"IT WAS JUST A FANTASTIC NIGHT OUT AND THE LOCAL COMEDY CLUB VIRGINS I'D CORRALLED INTO COMING WERE CONVERTED." Huffington Post

A VERY SPECIAL, VERY FAMOUS MYSTERY GUEST!
Jan
21
8:00 PM20:00

A VERY SPECIAL, VERY FAMOUS MYSTERY GUEST!

We've got to be a little bit coy and cryptic on this one, but safe to say our guest this week is one of the best observational comics to emerge in the UK over the past decade.  He's a master at wringing every last drop of comedy from any subject, as well as having a lightning quick comedy mind, making him one of the most in demand and highly regarded comedians in the UK for both his live stand-up and TV work.  After fast establishing himself on the live circuit a decade ago, supporting huge comic talent such as Stephen Merchant, Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre and Alan Carr, he has gone on to have two sell-out UK tours and two sell-outs runs at the Edinburgh Festival, as well as an Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nomination.

Since then he has become a regular on our screens, making appearances on Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You, Have I Got News For You, Celebrity Mastermind, QI, Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats.  If that weren’t enough, he has also received much praise hosting for Xfm and Radio 5’s Fighting Talk and been part of a team that has received multiple BAFTA nominations and RTS awards for a pretty damn famous show on one of the UK's biggest TV channels.  Safe to say, seeing him up close in our wee club is an opportunity not to be missed!

“The sort of gentle confidence, low-key charisma and one-for-all-the-family charm which could see him selling out enormous stadiums in a couple of years.” The Times

“His talent for comedy is priceless.” The Evening Standard

“This is one of the most individual, accomplished, hilarious and unforgettable hours I have had this year.” The Scotsman

“Shaping up to be the British Seinfeld.” London Is Funny

Plus support from Edy Hurst, Sara Barron and Lindsey Santoro

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ABANDOMAN
Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

ABANDOMAN

Winners of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, Musical Comedy Awards and the Adelaide Fringe Festival “Best Comedy – Newcomer” award, Abandoman create musical songs and sketches at lightening speed based on audience interaction. Come to the show, drop your suggestions in the ring and watch as Abandoman make musical magic. No two shows will ever be the same.

The last four years have seen Abandoman tour with multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran, headline comedy stages at every major UK music festival (including Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival, Leeds & Reading), host London’s St Patrick’s Day event to over 15,000 revellers in Trafalgar Square, and be named out of over 2000 acts as the Sunday Times’ “Best Musical Act” of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014.

Abandoman perform extensively in both the UK and abroad. They have sold out runs at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and this year will perform in Hong Kong, America, and numerous destinations in Europe. Their most recent show, “Hot Desk” sold out two years in a row to a capacity audience at one of the Edinburgh Festival’s largest venues, and has since toured all over the world.

“A freestyle talent that is unparalleled anywhere in the market. No two shows could ever be the same as they pick out audience members and freestyle about them, with comedic timing and witty rhyming that’s so impressive it could’ve been scripted.” Independent

“A proper party. Raucous, expansive and relentlessly hilarious.” The Times

“Clever, quick-witted and audacious”, “Broderick’s ear-to-mouth coordination is Olympic standard, sharp surefire laughs.” ★★★★ The Scotsman

Plus support from Yolav & Graham, Alex Kealy, Alison Spittle and Dave Hill

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IAN SMITH
Feb
4
8:00 PM20:00

IAN SMITH

Ian Smith is an award-winning comedian.

Ian has performed many critically acclaimed Edinburgh solo shows, as well as appearing in the award-winning “underground comedy hit of the fringe” (Guardian), ‘Waiting for Gaddot’. His 2015 show, ‘Whereabouts’ was nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award and received rave reviews (★★★★★ The Mirror ★★★★★ Three Weeks).

Ian is also one third of iTunes top-10-charting podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Rob Beckett and Jimmy Bullard.

“Fantastically funny.” The Times

“Proper star quality.” The Guardian

“You’d do well to catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time.” The Telegraph

Plus support from Neil O’Rourke, Kathryn Mather, Joe Hobbs and Eleanor Tiernan

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JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS
Feb
11
8:00 PM20:00

JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS

John-Luke Roberts is a comedian, actor and writer.

He has written for Have I Got News For You, Newzoids and Nevermind the Buzzcocks, and received the BBC Radio Comedy Writers Bursary in 2009.

John-Luke trained under Philippe Gaulier. He has created 6 solo shows for the Edinburgh Fringe between 2010 and 2018 which have all been critically acclaimed with Soho Theatre transfers.  In our opinion there are at least three of these which absolutely should have been nominated for the main award, but it seems JLR is turning into a bit of a pre-Revenant Dicaprio when it comes to awards…

He is the co-founder of hugely successful Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, which he hosts with co-co-founder (also a co-founder) and nemesis Thom Tuck. The ACMS aims to celebrate Noble Failure, and give a home to the strange and different in live comedy.  With this night as his comedic and intellectual headquarter, John-Luke has proven himself to be one of the most unique, versatile and joyously absurd acts of the past decade.  Whether you love bizarre one-liners, oddball audience interaction or high-brow musings, you’ll love this one-of-a-kind act.

“Killer gags and glorious idiocy.” The Guardian

“Mind-warping.  Brilliantly follows through on his own absurd logic…relentlessly funny.” List

“Alternative comedy close to its pinnacle.” Chortle

Plus support from Jenny Collier, Matt Hutchinson, Will Duggan and James Meehan

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SOPHIE WILLAN
Feb
18
8:00 PM20:00

SOPHIE WILLAN

SOUTHBANK AWARDS BREAKTHROUGH NOMINEE 2018

BBC CAROLINE AHERNE BURSARY WINNER 2018

EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS BEST SHOW NOMINEE 2017

HERALD ANGEL AWARD WINNER 2017

Sophie Willan makes bold, unapologetic work that is raucously funny and completely original. Her work is political to the core, but it doesn’t feel like it. With a razor sharp and totally authentic comic voice, she exudes confidence and charm.

In 2014 Sophie toured her first solo theatre show to over 70 venues across the UK, including a total sell out run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In 2015 her refreshing comic style took her to several competition finals including the Magners New Comedian of the Year, where she was crowned the winner. The following year she took her debut stand up show On Record, based on her experiences of growing up in and out of the care system, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A total sell out run and phenomenal critical acclaim followed, with a smash hit nationwide tour in 2017 and a commission to adapt the show into a BBC Radio 4 series (coming in 2018).

Sophie’s second show Branded was one of the big hits of 2017, achieving another total sell out run at the Fringe, a Herald Angel Award and a nomination for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2017.

"One of the best I’ve ever seen at the Fringe at any time in the last two decades.” The New European ★★★★★

"Who runs the world? On this form, it definitely should be Sophie Willan.” The Herald ★★★★

"Frank and extremely funny.” Evening Standard ★★★★

"It is the precision of her writing and nuanced outlook that helps define the first-rate comedian she is becoming.” The Skinny ★★★★

Plus support from Joe Jacobs, Grainne Maguire, Edd Hedges and Steph Browne

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OLAF FALAFEL
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

OLAF FALAFEL

A unique mixture of one-liners and Scandinavian-tinged stories has earned Olaf the purely fictitious title of ‘Sweden’s eighth funniest comedian’. His recent exploits include coming second in the 2014 Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, beating the Comedy Store’s infamous Gong Show (twice just to show off!) being crowned the 2013 Golden Jester and also being named Last Minute Comedy Club’s New Act of 2013.

"Absurdity so well-crafted that silly doesn't do it justice." Evening Standard

“Quirkily eccentric… combining modern technology with old-fashioned idiocy.” The Scotsman

"Falafel has a talent for the tangential with the ruthlessness and timing of any talented stand-up.” Fest

“A mixture of audience interaction and jokes worthy of Milton Jones. His easy confidence and a sense of performance endeared him to the crowd.” Chortle

Plus Olga Koch, Christian Talbot, Francesco Di Carlo and Jen Ives

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DARREN WALSH (UK PUN CHAMPION)
Jan
14
8:00 PM20:00

DARREN WALSH (UK PUN CHAMPION)

Winner of the first UK Pun Championships and featured in Timeout’s “One to Watch” section, Darren Walsh’s silly happy-go-lucky style has been compared to Harry Hill, with an act that combines surreal nonsense and snippets of daft songs. You’re never more than six seconds away from a punchline with this rapid-fire king of daftness.

“He is a genial presence, not manic like Tim Vine, not wonderfully nerdy like Gary Delaney and not deadpan like Jimmy Carr, but very much his own mirthmaker.” The Scotsman

“An unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns.” Chortle

“A tall guy with a big talent for short jokes.” The Stage

Plus support from David Tsonos, Madeline Campion, Chris Betts, Nina Smith and guest MC Alexander Bennett

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TOM ROSENTHAL
Jan
7
8:00 PM20:00

TOM ROSENTHAL

In a relatively short amount of time Tom has become an award-winning stand-up and star of TV shows such as ‘Plebs’ and ‘Friday Night Dinner’. His comedy is smart, sharp, literate and always bang on the funny button, leading to him winning the coveted Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and being nominated for the Best British Breakthrough at the British Comedy Awards

"Like a young Mark Watson, he packs in a very high degree of laughs per minute." The List

"High energy, impressive and precociously smart." The Guardian

“Talented upcoming star.” Time Out

“Vibrant, intelligent and fantastically-arranged…crackles with energy and glows with originality.” Spoonfed

Plus support from Maria Shehata, Spring Day and David Mills

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NEW YEAR'S EVE TRIPLE HEADLINER SPECIAL
Dec
31
7:30 PM19:30

NEW YEAR'S EVE TRIPLE HEADLINER SPECIAL

ADVANCE TICKETS £20

EARLY BIRD TICKETS £15

JOHN ROBERSTON

Comedian, author, columnist, satirist, professional troublemaker, multimedia artist, recreational sadist and anarchic improviser, John is an astonishing 21st century renaissance man.  He has toured the world with his 1980s text-based RPG phenomenon 'The Dark Room' and blown the bloody doors of most clubs with his super-charged whirlwind act.

“A manic and quick-witted revelation… if you only see one Perth-born set this year, make it John Robertson.” The Scotsman

“Stylish, alternative, funny.” Chortle

“Brilliant, bemusing and bloodthirsty.” Metro

DARREN HARRIOT

Darren Harriot is an act who is very much coming into his moment.  After gaining a nod for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 he has already appeared on BBC Radio 4's News Quiz, Live at the Apollo and Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central.   A confident performer with a captivating charm, Darren’s comedy deals with everything from subverting stereotypes, to everyday observations, to that juiciest of topics, religion – all with a cutting edge.

“Passionate, articulate, witty.” **** Evening Standard

“This sharp debut explores his many contradictions with prime-time warmth. Watch him.” **** The Sunday Times

JASPER CROMWELL-JONES

Jasper Cromwell-Jones is a hapless explorer who retells the stories of his treacherous climbing expeditions.  This wonderfully buffoonish creation of comic Joe Bor gives a tongue-in-cheek homage to works such as Touching The Void, 127 Hours, and Between a Rock and a Hard Place and combines it with our love-to-hate favourite posh-idiot characters evocative of Made in Chelsea and the London Mayoral Elections. Jasper is lovable and laughable in equal measure.

Character creator, Joe Bor, currently does TV warm up for ‘The Graham Norton Show’ and Mock The Week and has done TV warm up on a range of shows including ‘Alan Carr Chatty Man’ and ’8 Out of 10 Cats’. He regularly performs at top comedy clubs around the country.

“Very, very funny.” Harry Hill

“The high gag rate puts many other character comics to shame.” Guardian

AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST: 

BEN VAN DER VELDE

Standing a statuesque five foot five inches high (not in heels) and weighing in at eleven stone (on a good day) Ben is the current light-middleweight contender for compering champion of North London.

"Sharp and crafty gagsmith, a life-giving compere." Chortle

"Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.”  Huffington Post

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CHRISTMAS SPECIAL WITH THE STORYBEAST
Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL WITH THE STORYBEAST

@thestorybeast

EDINBURGH FRINGE COMEDY AWARD BEST NEWCOMER NOMINEE

MALCOME HARDEE AWARD FOR COMIC ORIGINALITY NOMINEE

John Henry Falle (of Radio 4, Chortle-nominated sketch idiots, The Beta Males) hath now become The Story Beast. Behold his rattle-bag of demented tales, terrifying ritual and unrelenting Anglo-Saxon lolz…

“A bearded force of nature.” Guardian

"White hot brilliance… one hell of an achievement." ★★★★ Time Out

Plus support from Andy Barr, Paul Duncan McGarrity and Vivienne Kay

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CARL DONNELLY
Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

CARL DONNELLY

http://www.carldonnelly.co.uk/

TWO TIME EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE

Carl is one of the finest storytellers on the circuit - his shows are full of freewheeling whimsy and affable daftness, plus you're never more than 20 seconds away from a killer punchline!

Carl started performing stand-up in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians. His conversational, silly sense of humour saw him win a host of awards (Chortle Best Newcomer 2007, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007 among others) and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland.

In 2009, Carl performed his debut solo show Relax Everyone, it’s Carl Donnelly! at the Edinburgh Fringe for which he was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Since then, Carl has returned to Edinburgh with three further solo shows, including his 2013 Fosters Comedy Award nominated one.

Recently, Carl has been developing as an international act, with a successful tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2013 and a second in 2015, as well as performing at the biggest comedy festivals in the world (Montreal Just for Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Kilkenny Cat Laughs etc).

“Donnelly has developed a style that is the antithesis of the loud, sweaty, manic comic so prevalent on the telly and live tours at the moment. This is stand up with valium: near horizontal levels of louche that take the mundane stories of everyday life and turns them into stretches of self deprecating silliness.” The Guardian

“Excellent, fast-rising comic with pacy anecdotal routines.” Sunday Times

Plus support from Nico Yearwood, John Ashmore, Chloe Petts and Hannah Silvester

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GLENN MOORE
Dec
3
8:00 PM20:00

GLENN MOORE

@TheNewsAtGlenn

EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST SHOW NOMINEE 2018

Glenn Moore is a comedian and writer. You may have seen him on Mock The Week, and Rob Delaney's Stand Up Central. You may have heard him on Absolute Radio. You may have heard his jokes on The Mash Report.  You may well have retweeted some of his outstanding one-liners on Twitter. You may just not know who he is, and at this stage that's genuinely absolutely fine, but be assured he is one hell of a production line of world-class gags.

“The best showcase of pure joke-writing skill on the Fringe.” Guardian

“A prolific writer of clever, distinctive gags. Brilliantly original punchlines.” Chortle

“Relentlessly silly and gag-laden – a potential comedy great.” The List

Plus support from Erich McElroy, Greg Faulkner, Danielle Grufferty, Maggie Kowalski and guest MC Alexander Bennett

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ANGELA BARNES
Nov
26
8:00 PM20:00

ANGELA BARNES

https://www.angelabarnescomedy.co.uk/

After a career in health and social care, Angela Barnes decided to realise a long held ambition and give comedy a go. Within a couple of years she had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition. Since 2011, Angela and her witty world view have been catapulted onto numerous radio and television shows including appearances on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz.

"Like all the best comics, she manages to articulate a singular perspective while making it seem like a universal truth. And then she put jokes in it. Harder than it looks." The Guardian

"Brilliantly funny." Sarah Millican

"A beautifully paced performance that was aided by the consistent quality of her jokes, many of which showed a great skill with self-deprecation." Chortle

Plus support from Huge Davies, Nigel Ng, Ian Smith and Sian Davies

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RICH WILSON
Nov
19
8:00 PM20:00

RICH WILSON

@IAmRichWilson

International comedian Rich Wilson is one of the countries finest comedians and popularly regarded as the UK's best MC's by many top comedians, such as Frank Skinner, Richard Herring and Sarah Millican.  A magical Cockney sparrow full of sparkling tales of everyday misbehavior, Rich is charm distilled into a winning smile, outstanding haircut and an encyclopedia of winning anecdotes. 

Rich has been "winning over audiences in seconds" at all the major UK comedy clubs has entertained audiences in New York, Las Vegas and for 5 years was part of the CSE, Entertaining for the troops in the Middle East. He has also performed sell out shows at tonnes of major comedy festivals including Perth Fringe, Melbourne International, Edinburgh Fringe and is a firm favourite at the New Zealand Comedy Festival. Rich was also part of a show that got nominated for the "Best Show" at the Perth International Comedy Festival in 2016 with "Best Of British" and "The Comedy Ashes."

With his stylish delivery, Rich has the unique ability to be able to tame the toughest audiences in the country with his commanding presence and impeccable timing.

"A very, very funny man." Frank Skinner

"Highly entertaining." Time Out

Plus support from Sarah Keyworth, Simon Brodkin, Joanne McNally, Isa Bonachera

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MARCEL LUCONT
Nov
12
8:00 PM20:00

MARCEL LUCONT

http://www.marcellucont.com/

Flâneur, raconteur and bon-viveur, Marcel Lucont is easily the greatest UK-based French comedian around. Winner of the 2012 Amused Moose Award for the Best Comedy Show of Edinburgh Fringe and the 2013 FringeWorld Award for Best Comedy, he has also been scene on TV as a star of BBC3′s Live at the Electric.

Marcel has toured the world with his dry wit, bawdy chansons and exquisite sex poetry. He has played the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Great Britain, Singapore, Amsterdam, Croatia, Vietnam, Slovenia and Jersey.

“Fresh, accessible and hilarious.” The Guardian

“Wonderful French wit…A Pitch-perfect performance…superb stuff.” Time Out

Plus support from Amy Howerska, Jamie Hutchinson, Tom Short and Rosie Holt

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JAMES ACASTER
Nov
5
8:00 PM20:00

JAMES ACASTER

https://www.jamesacaster.com/

The don, the master, the finest comic of his generation returns to Good Ship Comedy as he road tests new material ahead of his next national tour in 2019.  Since he last visited our club James has become the first stand-up comic to release 4 Netflix specials simultaneously and has started his assault on America as he tries to make it big over the pond.  

For those who need a catch-up, James is one of the most brilliant and distinctive young comedians of his generation. A whimsical master, he has received acclaim from around the world, including a record breaking 5 consecutive nominations for ‘Best Comedy Show’ at the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, and winning the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Show, and Best International Show Award at the 2014 New Zealand International Comedy Festival. As well as his glowing stand-up career, James is also a TV and radio regular appearing on the likes of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News For You.

“This is stand-up of the highest, most playful order” The Guardian

“One of comedy’s most original voices” Evening Standard

“one of the most consistently brilliant and distinctive comedians of his generation” Chortle

“He really is rewriting the comedy rulebook” Time Out

“If Oxford wants to study stand-up in depth, Acaster is a good place to start” Sunday Times

Plus support from Chris Kent, Jim Cambell and Kelly Convey

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TONY COWARDS
Oct
29
8:00 PM20:00

TONY COWARDS

http://tonycowards.co.uk/

Tony is a properly old-fashioned comedian in the best possible sense.  Invoking a gentler time of comedians telling jokes you could tell your grandparents, he's wholesome and very funny rapidfire gag merchant with an arsenal full of one-liners.  For laughs-per-minute he's a tough act to beat.

His quick wit has made him a sought after act and compere by comedy clubs and promoters across the UK and even for gigs worldwide. Something of a Twitter sensation, Tony's jokes turn up in all sorts of places, from greetings cards to The Times newspaper, even if you've never heard of him there's a good chance that you'll have laughed at one of his gags.

"The Punosaurus." The List

"The best joke writer around." GQ

Plus support from Morgan Berry, Rosie Jones, Danny Garnell and Jenan Younis

 

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ALISTAIR BARRIE
Oct
22
8:00 PM20:00

ALISTAIR BARRIE

http://www.alistairbarrie.com/

 

Alistair Barrie is one of the top headliners on the international comedy circuit. He has performed in over 40 countries including acclaimed performances in Australia, Cape Town, Mumbai and the legendary Comedy Cellar in New York. He is a regular at London’s world-famous Comedy Store and a core member of their weekly topical ‘Cutting Edge’ team.

He has made countless appearances at UK Festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and Green Man and taken several solo shows to Edinburgh. His 2013 and 2015 shows were runners up for ‘Best Show at The Fringe’ with the latter transferring to London for a run at The Soho Theatre.  He's back from another wildly successful, sell-out run of his new show The InternationAL, which garnered 5 star reviews in The Scotsman

Alistair is a frequent panelist on BBC Scotland’s award-winning ‘Breaking the News’ and has appeared on radio and television all over the world, from ‘Good Morning South Africa’ to ‘The Blame Game’ in Northern Ireland. An equal opportunities satirist, he is possibly the only comedian to have performed at both the Labour and Conservative Party conferences.

"No one does righteous indignation with the same brio as Barrie, an inheritor of the splenetic mantle of the great 80s alternative comedians.” Guardian

“Barrie’s analytical nous and store of snappy gags mark him out…Excellent." The Independent

"A no-frills master of his craft" ***** The Scotsman

Plus support from Peter Flanagan, Ross Smith, Faye Treacey and Angus Dunican

 

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LARRY DEAN
Oct
15
8:00 PM20:00

LARRY DEAN

http://www.larrydeancomedy.com/

Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer, after being crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year when he was 23, his star has continued to rise: from a nomination for the Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer to being one of the standout performers on the Allstars Supershow Opening Night Gala at the Melbourne International Festival. Since then he's toured internationally, made his debut appearance on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and new Comedy Central UK show Roast Battle and worked alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, having been invited join the line up on Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, as well as supporting Eddie Izzard on tour.

His chirpy, raconteur style have led many to suggest this exciting Glaswegian is the heir to Billy Connolly's Scottish comedy crown!

“Unexpected and excellent.” The Sunday Times

“Has the easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate too.” The Guardian

“One of the brightest rising stars.” Metro

“Fascinatingly funny.” Evening Standard

Plus support from Abigoliah Schaumann, Ben Pope, Schalk Bezuidenhout

 

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DANA ALEXANDER
Oct
8
8:00 PM20:00

DANA ALEXANDER

@ComedianDana

One of Canada’s most outspoken and hilarious women has packed her bags and is now in the UK. The only black female comedian on the circuit in Canada, Dana's comedic style is both refreshing and irreverent, drawing her material from her diverse lifestyle, her gay friends and her crazy Jamaican family. She is also a veteran of the international circuit, having performed in over 40 different countries. 

She moved to the UK in 2011, making her Edinburgh Fringe debut that same year. She was then nominated for best club comic in the 2012 Chortle Awards and soon after appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News. Dana continues to draw her material from her diverse lifestyle, from her gay friends to her crazy Jamaican family. She is a comic you definitely do not want to miss.

“Like a gift from the Comedy Gods.” The Herald

“An ebullient and instantly likable presence on stage.” Arts Desk

Plus support from Kevin Gildea, Kai Samra and Jess Bray

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LLOYD LANGFORD
Oct
1
8:00 PM20:00

LLOYD LANGFORD

http://lloydlangford.com/

Lloyd's hearty comedy is a delicious blend of jokes, stories, observations, ad-libs, one-liners, accents, theories, topical gags and self-deprecation.  He has performed stand-up all over the world, from Abu Dhabi to Zurich. Ranging from intimate pub rooms to huge venues like the Hammersmith Apollo and Aintree Pavilion.

You may have seen him on Q.I, Never Mind The Buzzcocks or heard him on the Rhod Gilbert Show or The Unbelievable Truth. He's been invited to comedy festivals all over the world, including Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival and the Christchurch Busker's Festival.

“There are….. stand-ups who are able to grab hold of ordinary, mundane events, spot things that have never occurred to the rest of us, and turn the results into a spell-binding, hysterically funny comedy. Lloyd Langford is certainly one of those guys.” The Guardian

“A rich tapestry of jokes at his command.” The Independent

“Langford could talk about anything and make it sound quirky and funny.” The List

“His laidback, charming approach to comedy makes him instantly likeable.” Time Out

“A quick and instinctively funny mind.” Metro

Plus support from Kate Lucas, Rob Oldham and William Stone

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SIMON BRODKIN
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

SIMON BRODKIN

@simonbrodkin

Named “the world’s most famous blagger” by The Daily Telegraph, untameable prankster and acclaimed character comedian Simon Brodkin has hit global headlines multiple times for his high-profile stunts. Most famously he handed Prime Minister Theresa May a P45 form during her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference and showered disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter with hundreds of dollar bills in bribe payments “for the North Korea 2026 World Cup bid”.

Of his many characters, Simon is best known for his irrepressible, south London wide boy Lee Nelson. With each of his Lee Nelson tours (Serious Joker, Suited & Booted, Lee Nelson’s Well Good Tour and Lee Nelson Live) being extended twice or more.

In 2017, Channel 4 show Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer followed Simon as he planned and executed three huge stunts. Simon surrounded US President Donald Trump, at the opening one of his golf courses, with 60 swastika-emblazoned golf balls, “as part of the new Trump Golfing range”. He attached a 25-foot sign to the side of shamed former BHS owner Sir Philip Green’s £100m superyacht, renaming it the ‘BHS Destroyer’. And Simon went on Britain’s Got Talent, incognito, as the ultra-orthodox Jewish rapper Steven Goldblatt (aka ‘The Rapping Rabbi’), fooling Simon Cowell and the other judges to win four ‘yeses’. It wasn’t his first run-in with Cowell. Simon had previously managed to get on to the X Factor stage during a live show, singing along “as the ninth member” of the boyband Stereo Kicks.

Simon is also the writer, star and creator of two series of BBC Three’s ratings smash Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and sketch series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, introducing the nation to a plethora of brilliant new characters. He also made the 90-min special Jason Bent’s World Cup’s Best Ever Goals, Ever! (BBC Three). Lee has appeared multiple times on BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, as guest and host.

“Never less than ingenious.” The Times

"The guy has a gift." The Washington Post

"You should be ashamed of yourself." Sepp Blatter

Plus support from Micky Overman, Travis Jay and Helen Bauer

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ROBERT WHITE
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

ROBERT WHITE

 

http://www.robertwhitecomedy.com/

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT RUNNER-UP 2018

Robert White is the only gay, Aspergic, quarter-Welsh comic on the British comedy circuit. Known for his brilliant timing and performance style, Robert’s chaotic stage presence, improvisational skills and delivery won him the 2010 Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. In the same year, he wrote one of Dave’s Top Ten Jokes of The Fringe.

Robert shot into the mainstream this year when he was runner-up on UK’s biggest television talent competition, Britain's Got Talent. His performances were typically anarchic but hilarious.  His madcap stage presence, improvised songs and unique approach to comedy won over the judges, audience and viewers at home from the very first episode of the show all the way through to the final.

“Robert White killed with this show, matching an amazing presence to clever jokes and pitch-perfect delivery’ ’Just brilliant.” ★★★★ Chortle

“Get him on Shooting Stars - Robert White’s show is a jaw-dropping riot…the mix of lewd innuendo, cheesy jokes, music hall songs played on a knackered keyboard and sound-effects games makes for a side-splitting hour.” ★★★★ The List

Plus support from Dave Green, Maisie Adam, Ed Patrick and Tom Crowley

 

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ALICE FRASER
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

ALICE FRASER

https://www.alicecomedyfraser.com/

Co-host of The Bugle Podcast

Alice is one of the sharpest-tongued rising stars in global comedy.  Already an established voice in her native Australia she has come to greater prominence in the UK as one of the new generation of comics entrusted to take up the reins of John Oliver's co-presenter seat.  Her shows have played to packed out houses in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, New Zealand, London and the Edinburgh Fringe, whilst she has also appeared on Radio 4 and given her own very funny and touching Ted Talk.

“There’s something almost literary about Alice Fraser’s incisive, dextrous hour of compelling storytelling...she could give Daniel Kitson a run for his money." Chortle

“Her stand-up is poignant and gut-punchingly funny...Alice Fraser’s a total star in her own right." ★★★★★ The Herald Sun

Plus support from Anuvab PalSisters, Harriet Braine and Will Duggan

 

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FERN BRADY
Sep
3
8:00 PM20:00

FERN BRADY

http://fernbrady.co.uk/

Fearless writing and lighting fast wit make Fern an exceptional comedian, one who has been building up a remarkable body of work over the past few years.   Prior to entering comedy Fern was a Guardian award-nominated journalist and has also spoken about topical issues on Radio’s 4’s The Today Programme.  She is similarly uncompromising in her material, slaughtering holy cows with little care for audience sensibilities or insufferable fools.  Few acts have the scalpel-like way with an image or analogy as Fern, and it's little wonder that she's become a regular on BBC Radio 4's 'The Now Show', as well as appearing on '8 Out of 10 Cats', 'Live at The Comedy Store' and 'Russell Howard's Stand-up Central'.

"Appealingly acidic… a great comic sensibility with moments of sparkling verve." The Guardian

"Solid gold material on top of a beautifully brutal turn of phrase." Fest

"Bold, whip-smart and unabashedly honest” ★★★★ The Herald

Plus support from Danny O'Brien, Daniel Muggleton and Jake Farrell

 

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MARKUS BIRDMAN & PAUL DUNCAN MCGARRITY (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
30
8:00 PM20:00

MARKUS BIRDMAN & PAUL DUNCAN MCGARRITY (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

MARKUS BIRDMAN: NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS, HERE'S MARKUS BIRDMAN!

https://www.markusbirdman.co.uk/

Come laugh, marvel and cry at the best bits, from the best comedian, you’ve never heard of.

“How the f*ck is Markus Birdman not famous?” Paul Sinha

Amused Moose Award Nominee - Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe 2015

New Zealand Comedy Guild Award Nominee - Best International Artist 2014

Netflix Special - Live from Amsterdam 2012

"A master of timing, he made me laugh so hard it hurt." BBC

“Completely spell-binding.” ****Chortle

“A triumph. He isn’t afraid to push what society deems appropriate. Thought-provoking, hilarious stand-up ***** Edinburgh Reporter

PAUL DUNCAN MCGARRITY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ATTACKING CASTLES

http://paulduncanmcgarrity.co.uk/

From the age of sieges and chivalry comes a show about Medieval love, adrenaline junkies and an insane quest for glory. Join comedian and archaeologist Paul Duncan McGarrity as he explains how modern life could be so much better if we all take a moment and learn how to attack a castle.

"Like a very tall, funny, excited child." The Scotsman

"The hour seemed to fly-by and I felt myself really wanting to stay and hear more." Broadway Baby

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TONY LAW & SINDHU VEE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

TONY LAW & SINDHU VEE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

TONY LAW: A LOST SHOW

http://www.mrtonylaw.com/

A journey through the side and under-mind. Cold fresh pillow. Come! Under radar fresh for you. Tony doesn’t have the vocabulary or word-learning to express the powerful towering healing depths of the ancient soul unity snap. Watch him and through laugh – rise, happier. You cry, with laugh. 'What was that?' 'I loved that'. Then you smile to self. 'Tony, you grande dickhead you making me thinking while you do 'up' voice shouting 'n' clownsabout and, somehow, through idiocy and bones of funny – Tone, I know what you mean'. He’s funny of a kind.

“One of stand-up’s premier goons, heroically committed to nonsense, knight errant of the dizzy non-sequitur.” The Guardian

“The living absurd comedic incarnation of the Fringe.” ***** The Skinny

“Chaos has rarely been so finely constructed and this much fun.” **** The Times

“Imagine if Harry Potter was a Canadian non-wizard who writes very funny jokes with his big hands, that’s Tony Law.” Sean Lock

SINDHU VEE - SANDHOG

http://www.sindhuvee.com

Award winning comedian and host of the BBC's Comedy of the Week podcast Sindhu Vee, previews her Edinburgh show about how difficult it is to STAY married, how you love your kids SO MUCH it sucks but how, ultimately it’s all about LOVE and nothing worthwhile was every easy, so hey, best get on board.

"Refreshing, clever stuff." Beyond the Joke

"Priceless." Chortle

"Her acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths are alarmingly persuasive." The List

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MAT RICARDO & ADAM ROWE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

MAT RICARDO & ADAM ROWE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

MAT RICARDO: MAT RICARDO VS THE WORLD

https://www.matricardo.com/

For the last three decades, Mat Ricardo has carved out a living travelling around the world performing tricks – feats of dexterity, juggling, balance and associated manipulative miscellanea. While his feet have trod the boards of theatres, the shiny floors of TV studios and the cobblestones of piazzas, his hands have pulled tablecloths off and back onto tables, flipped hats, bounced balls, spun plates, and done all manner of crowd-pleasing, jaw-dropping malarkey.

But he has a problem. In thirty years of constantly seeking unique, original ways to display his deft ingenuity, he thinks he might have done everything. He's run out of tricks to learn. So, he's doing something stupid.

Mat Ricardo is officially challenging everyone in the world to try to come up with tricks that they think he can't learn.

Anyone, anywhere, can tweet him a challenge and he'll pick the most interesting ones, and then devote the next year of his life to attempting to learn them well enough to perform in front of a live audience, in his new one-man show.

"Slick, hugely enjoyable...self-deprecating and very funny.  A consummate act with terrific humour and genuine skill.  This showman deserves your applause." The Guardian

"Captivating...high grade schtick." The Scotsman

"Amazing." HRH Prince Charles

ADAM ROWE: UNDENIABLE

http://www.adam-rowe.co.uk/

What does it take to become undeniably good at what you do? Fresh from a sell-out UK tour; Liverpool Comedian of the Year winner and English Comedian of the Year nominee Adam Rowe, presents his hilarious new stand-up show about his working-class roots and the determination, arrogance, selfishness and sacrifices it takes to become undeniable. 

"True comic brilliance." Liverpool Echo

"Extremely strong routines." Fest

"Nothing short of prodigious." The Skinny

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SEANN WALSH & ASHLEY STORRIE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

SEANN WALSH & ASHLEY STORRIE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

SEANN WALSH - AFTER THIS ONE I'M GOING HOME

https://seannwalsh.com/

Every year I have to write a 100 word blurb for a new show and basically I've now been doing this long enough to know that none of this bullsh*t makes any difference. I've never heard anyone say 'I think the bloke's an unfunny c*nt but my, what a cracking blurb – two tickets please!' Come, or don't come.

"Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation." The Guardian

"Sharp, creative observational comedy from a precocious newcomer. See him now, before the stadium tour." The Sunday Times

"With the looks, gags and charm to become something quite special, Walsh is this generation’s Dylan Moran." Time Out

ASHLEY STORRIE - ADULTING

https://www.ashleystorrie.com/

Scotland's favourite funny girl and viral internet sensation Ashley Storrie returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about not growing up. With the world most likely ending quite soon, Ashley believes we should all have a laugh and be a bit more honest particularly about the myth of "adulthood"... nobody really grows up, we're just great at pretending!

"A total revelation." Dawn French

“Ashley Storrie’s forthrightness is a tonic and should be mandatory viewing. Make sure you arrive early to gain an extra 15 minutes of material as this funny firecracker welcomes in the crowd.” ★★★★ The List

“The moment you enter the room, you know this is someone special.” Ed Fest Mag

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JARRED CHRISTMAS & JIM TAVARE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

JARRED CHRISTMAS & JIM TAVARE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

JARRED CHRISTMAS - REMARKABLY AVERAGE

http://www.jarredchristmas.com/

Hey team! So, I had a DNA test and the results were very disappointing. There is nothing remarkable about my genetics at all. This came as a shock to me. I'm dealing with my own averageness and it's been a very difficult journey but I'm not going to let my humdrum results stop me putting on a show. Thank you for your support in this painfully average time of my life.

"A fabulous, boisterous Kiwi." Evening Standard

"Impressive stuff...a comedic high five." Chortle

"One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone." Time Out

JIM TAVARE - FROM DEADPAN TO BEDPAN

http://jimtavare.org/Official_Jim_Tavare_Website/Home.html

BAFTA WINNING STAR OF 3 ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCES AND HARRY POTTER

In 2017 Jim was involved in a near fatal, head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles.  Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in 20 years, he tells the story of how a quick trip to the shops changed his life forever.  Don't worry, it is a comedy show.

"Fresh, funny and imaginative." The Guardian

"One of the funniest and most original performers around." Independent

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MATT FORDE & TOM WARD (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

MATT FORDE & TOM WARD (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

MATT FORDE: BREXIT THROUGH THE GIFTSHOP

http://mattforde.com/

The whole thing's a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who. Join Britain's leading political comedian, Matt Forde, for his last show as an EU citizen

"Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe." The Telegraph

“A first class comic.” The Guardian

“Smooth as silk. Brings confidence and energy to political satire.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

ANDY FIELD: ANDY FIELD THE LOVE TONIGHT

@AndyAndyField

Chortle Student Comedy Award winner.

Dave's Top Five Jokes of the Fringe, 2017.

Since the end of the last Fringe, Andy Field has been keeping a diary full of his thoughts, feelings and silly ideas. Now he's going to perform the best bits in an odd combination of bleak personal confessions and fun, lighthearted jokes and stories. It's the perfect marriage of whiny oversharing and surreal silliness that no one asked for but everyone can enjoy. You're very welcome.

“Stellar puns, great one liners.” **** Fest Mag

“A great show for an escape to the surreal, and laughing without always knowing or caring quite why.” **** The Skinny

“He has a surreal outlook, a set packed full of proper punchlines and a nerdy glee in sharing it.” Chortle

 

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PETE FIRMAN & KWAME ASANTE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
9
8:00 PM20:00

PETE FIRMAN & KWAME ASANTE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

PETE FIRMAN: MARVELS

http://www.petefirman.co.uk/

"The UK's leading comedy magician" (Time Out) returns to the Fringe with an astonishing new show.  Expect Pete's trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic.  His skill for fusing magic and comedy has made him one of the most in demand magicians working on British television leading to appearances on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium, The Next Great Magician, BBC One's The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. 

“He is the funniest and by far the most accomplished performer on the New Magic scene…funnier than most comedians and more magical than Dumbledore on a good day. This guy is a complete star.” Time Out

"The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century." The Times

"The new poster-boy for British comedy magic." The Telegraph

"Seamless blending of quality magic and stand-up comedy. It is a joy to watch." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"Breathtaking illusions." List

KWAME ASANTE: TEENAGE HEARTBLOB

@Kwamedy

Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2017

Kwame uses his undeniable charisma and on stage presence to play against audience’s expectations, which makes his comedy fresh, intelligent and most importantly funny.  Kwame’s material touches on a wide variety of topics, drawing humour from his Ghanaian background, his childhood, relationships and his career, as well as current affairs, with witty and clever observations.

“An impressively poised and relaxed young comic with a fine sense of timing. A natural , he is sure to go on to better things.” Chortle

“A charismatic young stand-up..he’s rapidly becoming a circuit favorite.” Time Out

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STUART GOLDSMITH & JOHN HASTINGS (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

STUART GOLDSMITH & JOHN HASTINGS (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

STUART GOLDSMITH: END OF

http://www.comedianscomedian.com/

Stu's back with some thoughts on how it all works out in the end and whether anyone cares. A comic odyssey through future selves, rare diseases and the chance to convince your son you've got some sort of backbone. Featuring ambition, money, a sort of moral autopilot and whether men as a species are worth saving. A Goldsmith always pays his debts.

Stuart Goldsmith is an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host. With a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, Stuart’s enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer. Surprisingly candid about his exploits, sexploits and textploits, Stuart likes to get his teeth into love, romance and the downside of getting what you want.

In addition to his stand-up credentials, recent years have seen Stuart build a reputation as a highly skilled interviewer and engaging host. His always insightful and often inspiring The Comedian’s Comedian podcast shines a light on the darkest creative secrets of his fellow comics, and is much beloved by comedy fans, performers and industry alike, racking up over 9 million downloads! Previous guests include Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr, Tim Minchin, Russell Howard, Sarah Millican, Al Murray, Ross Noble, Tim Vine and David O’Doherty.

A familiar face on the London and national circuit, Stuart continues to build his audience internationally, performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, where he won the Spirit of the Festival Award. In 2015 he made his debut at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, receiving rave reviews as part of the Brit-ish line-up show and securing a series of high profile guests for The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast, including a live interview with legendary American comic Patton Oswalt.

"A charming, expert stand-up." The Sunday Times

"Master of the form." Independent

"A supremely talented stand-up, with a wonderfully funny view of the world and an effortless charm." Time Out

JOHN HASTINGS: FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, JOHN HASTINGS LIKE A BEE

http://www.thejohnhastings.com/

Last year, John Hastings was hit by a car and broke his arm. He then became homeless (his choice) with a long distance girlfriend (her choice) and now has a lot of thoughts on pigeons and bicycles (your choice). Now he's written this comedy show. A tale of displacement, death and denial (don't worry, there are jokes too). As seen on Comedy Central. 

Since moving to the UK in 2012 from Canada John Hastings has performed all over America, Canada and all the small scary corners of the United Kingdom and is very much in demand from the top comedy venues, entertaining audiences with his sharp punchlines delivered through his observational storytelling style. He is an Amused Moose Comedy Award-nominated comedian.

"Shockingly good." Montreal Gazette

"A strong calling card from a thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities... we're in the hands of an appealing consummate pro." Chortle

"Particularly awesome." San Francisco Examiner

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ED GAMBLE & CATHERINE BOHART (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
2
8:00 PM20:00

ED GAMBLE & CATHERINE BOHART (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

ED GAMBLE - BLIZZARD

http://www.edgamble.co.uk/

After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy. Off of BBC Two's Mock the Week, Sky's The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central's At the Comedy Store and Drunk History, BBC Two's The Apprentice You're Fired, Channel 4's Man Down, TBS's Conan and a short film he can't remember the name of where he killed a man from ITV's The Bill with a spade.

“An ability to open his mouth and spontaneously say something hysterically funny.” The Guardian

“Attention-grabbing liveliness and considerable flair.” The Telegraph

“Gamble is a powerful, compelling orator… there’s no mistaking that this is a super show from a comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game.” Chortle

CATHERINE BOHART - IMMACULATE

http://catherinebohart.com/

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she's got a hell of a lot to say about it. Debut show from a rising comedy star. Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2016. BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017. Nominee: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018. Writer: BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, The News Quiz and Frankie Boyle's New World Order (BBC Two). Ellie Taylor tour support. 

"A comic with a distinctive voice and a story you'd like to hear." Chortle 

"Pretty much the perfect comedy package." Beyond the Joke

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ELEANOR TIERNAN
May
28
8:00 PM20:00

ELEANOR TIERNAN

https://www.eleanortiernan.com/

Still a relative newcomer to the London comedy scene, Eleanor has the swagger and inventiveness of a veteran.  A delightfully bamboozled presence on stage disguises a scalpel-like approach to dissecting the daftness of modern life and makes her a seriously funny proposition on stage.  It's no surprise that despite her few years in the capital she's already a regular at the prestigious Comedy Store. 

She's also a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she was featured on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central. She has played Glastonbury, Montreal Just For Laughs and all of the Irish comedy festivals. The IFTA-nominated Irish Pictorial Weekly on RTE was co-written and co-performed by Eleanor. Her National Therapy Project was nominated for the First Fortnight Award in the Dublin Fringe Festival this year.

“A distinctive, inspired comic mind.” The Scotsman

“The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country.” Irish Times

“Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice.” Sunday Times

Plus support from Ria Lina, Joe Sutherland, Simon Watt and Martin Willis

 

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KEITH FARNAN
May
21
8:00 PM20:00

KEITH FARNAN

https://www.keithfarnan.com/

An Irish whirlwind of lively crowd interaction, high-fallutin' concepts and warm-hearted craic, Keith is one of the warmest and smartest headliners around.  Every set is different and every set is like having a conversation with your very best mate, in which you feel yourself becoming smarter with every sentence you listen to.  Whether taking on global economics, surveillance, the death penalty or the slings and arrows of love, Keith is always 100% compelling.

Keith has appeared on BBC’s Michael Mcintyre Comedy Roadshow as well as adapting his own comedy documentary for RTE, Money, Money, Money: Keith Farnan versus the Economy.  He is a true global comic as well, having performed as a stand-up all over the world, from Montreal to Amsterdam to Hong Kong. His four Edinburgh Festival shows have proved a powerful mix of the personal and the political and have sold out their runs at the major comedy festivals in the UK as well as the Soho Theatre and Royal Festival Hall in London.

“Artful, satirical…with a lightness of touch and a hefty helping of roguish Celtic charm.” The Sunday Times

“If Eddie Izzard had been Irish, he’d surely have turned out a lot like Keith Farnan.” The Scotsman

Plus support from Steve Bugeja, Benji Waterstones, Zahra Barri and Richard Todd

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