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

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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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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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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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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SEAN MCLOUGHLIN
May
14
8:00 PM20:00

SEAN MCLOUGHLIN

https://seanmcloughlincomedy.wordpress.com/

One of the finest writers and performers of his generation, Sean is already hugely well respected by his peers and slowly, but surely the wider world is catching on.  A marvellous mixture of pin-sharp observation, deceptively skillful physical comedy and an enormous lexicon with which to display his multiple hilarious neurosis, Sean is poetic, dyspeptic and very, very funny.  He is so highly rated that he has spent much of the past few years as tour support for Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown and Katherine Ryan, whilst also appearing on Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central and Live at the Comedy Store. Sean's most recent TV outing was starring in Viceland's 'Brexit Stage Left' alongside Jamali Maddix, Fern Brady & Alfie Brown.  It surely can't be long before this powerful. revelatory performer breaks through into the big time!

“The best comedian you haven't heard of yet.” Time Out

“One brilliant punchline after another.... staggeringly high success rate.” The List

“A sheer maelstrom of emotion with jokes bombarded into the audience.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“A terrifically intense and eloquent hour of comedy.” Independent

Plus support from Sophie Duker, Spring Day, Gareth Cooper and Olaf Falafel

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DAVID MORGAN
May
7
8:00 PM20:00

DAVID MORGAN

http://thisisdavid.com/

If you like your comedy with a side helping of warm, playful gossip, then it's time to meet your new favourite stand-up: David Morgan.  A self-confessed telly addict, David has done all the trawling through trashy TV channels so that you don't have to and is always delight to tell audiences about his findings.  A skilled storyteller, delightful worker of crowds and often hilarious indiscreet peddler of naughty laughs, it's not difficult to see why he's so often appeared on the small screen over the past few years.

Best known as team captain on two series of ITV2’s Safeword, and resident comedian on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now. He has also been a regular guest presenter on Virgin Radio and contributor to ITV1’s Weekend, as well as appearing on shows including The Xtra Factor, Radio 4 Extra Stands Up and Virtually Famous.

"A joy to behold." Metro

"David Morgan is Funny, That's Right. Capital F." Attitude

"Immensely likeable stage presence, a smart neat turn of phrase." The Scotsman

Plus support from Peter Brush, Andy Storey, Bisha K Ali and Fiona Ridgewell

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GLENN WOOL
Apr
30
8:00 PM20:00

GLENN WOOL

http://www.glennwool.com/

Glenn began his comedy career in his hometown of Vancouver in 1995. He moved to London in 1998 and quickly became an established star of the London comedy circuit and now he is a star of the world comedy circuit. Having performed nearly everywhere, Glenn is truly one of the funniest comedians all over the planet right now.  He is the perfect depiction of the rock’n’roll comic, favouring a wardrobe that wouldn’t look out of place on the set of ‘Almost Famous’, whilst having the shaggy dog stories and tall tale to match.  Glenn is much more than a simple yarn-spinner: he’s as comfortable spouting delightfully offbeat whimsy as he is mining his own life for laughs, as well as throwing in undeniably sage and funny social commentary.  Mix that with spell-binding charisma and a near-operatic delivery and you have the recipe for one of the finest comics walking the earth today!

Most recently Glenn has conquered most of the States with performances on John Oliver’s 'New York Stand-Up Show' and Jim Nortons 'Down and Dirty'. As well as appearances on '8 Out Of 10 Cats', 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks', ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and numerous other UK stand-up shows. In recent years Glenn has hit the International circuit in a big way, performing to huge crowds in Singapore, Cape Town, Melbourne, Montreal, LA, New York, Holland, Dubai, Auckland and Sydney. 

“Effortlessly funny with an affability that other comics can only dream of – You have to go and see Glenn Wool. ” The Guardian

“If Like me, you believe that nobody could be much funnier than a cross between Jack Black and Meat Loaf, then you’ll be pleased to learn that such a man exists”  The Independent on Sunday

“Seeing Glenn Wool perform should be made compulsory for the melancholy. There’s no way you won’t feel a bit better about the world afterwards.  Lethally funny” **** Metro

Plus support from Juliet Meyers, Yuriko Kotani, Joe Wells and Edy Hurst

 

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KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN
Apr
23
8:00 PM20:00

KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN

http://www.kiripritchardmclean.co.uk/

Welsh Comedian Kiri Pritchard-Mclean has been making something of a name for herself in the short time she's being performing stand up comedy and has achieved further success as one fourth of multi-award winning sketch group Gein's Family Giftshop (in capacity as writer/director) and through her wildly popular podcast All Killa, No Filla.

A unique and assured comic voice, Kiri is whipsmart with material to match. An apprenticeship on the North West comedy scene has equipped Kiri with a presence beyond her years and the rare ability to be challenging in her material without alienating her audience. She has recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show and Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central and has just been nominated for Chortle's Best Club Comic and Best Compere.

"The kind of sensibilities that would unsettle even the darkest of League of Gentleman fans.” ★★★★★ The Sunday Times

“An increasingly impressive comic, making powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects.” The Guardian

“Best described as ‘darkness wrapped in glitter’ as she delivers some brutal jokes with a disarming smile.” Chortle

Plus support from Jacob Hawley, Neil O'Rourke, Jenny Collier and Simon Caine

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ADAM HESS
Apr
16
8:00 PM20:00

ADAM HESS

http://www.adamhess.co.uk/

EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST NEWCOMER 2015: NOMINEE

Starting his stand-up career in 2011, Adam showed himself to be one of the most exciting new acts in the country, winning the Chortle Student Comedy Award and taking a runner-up place in Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year award that same year. He originally became known for his surreal one-liners however later went on to prove himself as an accomplished story-teller and sketch-writer. He was later nominated for Chortle Best Newcomer and Leicester Mercury New Act Of The Year.

A prolific writer; Adam has also become widely known for his unique brand of comedy on Twitter and in the last two years has accrued tens of thousands of followers from the jokes he posts there alone. The BBC even filmed a selection of his tweets as sketches starring him as one of their ‘Feed My Funny’ videos. He has also written for such TV regulars as Seann Walsh and Chris Ramsey.

In 2013 a tweet by Adam was voted funniest of the year by The Telegraph.

"For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian." ★★★★The Independent

"Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery." ★★★★Time Out

“Bangs out lines quicker than Scarface.” Evening Standard

Plus support from Jim Campbell, Paul Sweeney, Tom Houghton and Alison Thea-Skot

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