Lightning-paced, rhapsodic storytelling told in uncanny synchronicity.
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Lightning-paced, rhapsodic storytelling told in uncanny synchronicity.
Paul’s abstract offerings are always on the not to be missed list.
Ashley’s provocative material tackles all sorts of hot topics for right now, from heroes to Nationalism to our own privilege.
These wickedly silly wonder women will show you their imaginative (if not immaculate) conception.
This show is a fabulous, joyful riot that is excellent fun and a brilliantly zany hour from a highly-polished, madly energetic talent.
Set around a live drum kit, his bold performance has attracted much attention across the worlds of both comedy and music and is an impressive debut hour.
Celia has garnered loyal fans at shows and festivals with the type of easy to watch comedy that isn’t afraid of getting deep down and personal.
Sam has collected awards, glowing reviews, and played to sell out houses around the world.
Comedy exquisitely delivered by a duo at the top of their game.
Judith finds the sheer unadulterated comedy in tragedy, delivered to perfection with her distinctive, disarming style.
Newcastle native Lauren has uplifting wit and raw charisma.
Jessica has been seen shaking her funny bones as an actor in the hugely acclaimed BBC2 sitcom from Sharon Horgan, Motherland, as well as the BBC/Netflix sitcom Cuckoo, and feature films like Official Secrets from Gavin Hood and Greed from Michael Winterbottom.
There are endless laughs to be had from Mr. Jupp’s inappropriately grandiose reaction to the slightest inconvenience.
Her combination of character comedy, stand up and clowning is as inventive as it is entertaining.
Expect quick quips, seamless banter and up-beat anecdotes.
Expect quick quips, seamless banter and up-beat anecdotes.
Gloriously daft, Holly is both charismatic clown and perceptive performer, drawing on her imagination in a way that produces comedy rarely seen or experienced elsewhere.
Pie’s delicious fury will satisfy the most satirical of appetites.
Abigoliah is here to welcome you into her world of hedonism and heroic hi-jinx!
Silly, smart and wonderfully inclusive, Alice uses moments from her past to explore connections between pain, beauty and vanity and the need to celebrate life while you’ve got the chance.
Paul’s material explores the hilarious pitfalls of sexual politics, far right extremism and competitive quizzing as well as the uplifting, such as being in a new relationship and how to celebrate your own personal success.
Impassioned and political, Njambi is the fresh, fearless voice on the live circuit not to be missed!
Not one for simple gags, Hicks was all about making people think, often raging against consumerism and the mainstream.
Damien’s a comic with a real philosophical swagger.
Visual punchlines and satirical stories.
Never afraid of courting controversy, Tommy is best known for his mischievous and playful take on the world.
Ed is disarmingly deadpan and thoughtful yet frivolous.
About Daniel Cook is a writer, actor and comedian whose TV credits include roles in Babylon, Toast Of London and Poldark. A former member of sketch troupe Delete The Banjax consisting of 4 members with a ‘high-energy juvenilia’ style. Their skits range from Scouse mime artists and relationship counsellors to Hitler starting World War II because […]
If you’re seeking the antidote to modern misery with pure entertainment and something a bit different, a dose of this skilfully silly stand-up is the perfect prescription!
Fringe veteran Phil Nichol’s manically exuberant stage presence is the stuff of legend.
An acclaimed stand-up, her fifth Edinburgh show was critically-acclaimed in Edinburgh and London’s Soho Theatre in 2016 and garnered seven four and five-star reviews.
Glenn Wool is a ‘world circuit’ pioneer, conquering the globe in his own unique way.
When he’s not bringing down the house with his live stand-up, you’ll find him on the, cabaret, spoken word and festival circuits, doing more of what he does best!
Marcel has toured the world with his dry wit, bawdy chansons and exquisite sex poetry.
Whimsical and furious in equal measure, Legge’s impassioned show administers a delightful dose of vitriol.
Together, they form one of the most unique, charming and exciting new double-acts around.
A recent foray into theatrical ice-skating illustrates the futility in trying to predict Tony’s next move. Jokesmith, improviser, dog-walker, puppeteer, fashionista, sporadically bearded time-travelling Shaman Clown from some joyous and confusing mystical future: Tony Law is all this and more.
With an impeccably-polished sense of comic timing, Ria Lina takes aim at the cultural obsession for political correctness.
A highly imaginative performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter’s bespectacled stage presence perfectly compliments his arsenal of razor sharp, quirky one-liners.
‘Turpy’ is now a regular on London’s alternative comedy scene.
The Scottish comic’s eccentric and idiosyncratic act is a whirlwind of ideas, combining an original approach to one-liners, acute observations and shouting loudly.
Over his twenty years in comedy, Ed has enjoyed huge critical success in the UK & Ireland, selling out many runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, and appearing all over the globe on radio, television, stage and big screen.
Multi award winner at The New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards, Dai’s international success has seen him touring his shows in Melbourne, Britain and Tokyo.
Richard Todd is a writer and stand-up comedian.
With a unusual talent for ‘paper puppetry” Bec’s crafty stand up routines, reminiscent of a nostalgic childhood pop-up book or the Japanese storytelling technique of Kamishibai, saw her become known as a truly unique act on the circuit.
No doubt this vegan viking of stand-up will continue to turn heads in the live sphere for his elegantly crafted and enchanting comedy!
Topical stand-up comedian, celebrity tweeter, actor, writer and co-founder of Comedy Club 4 Kids
With fitting comparisons to acclaimed comic and mentor Josie Long, Eleanor is becoming widely regarded for “a homemade brand of comedy that’s liberated from the conventional confines of set-up and punchline, allowing her to say something a bit more personal.”
Stuart’s stand up involves boundless energy and telling stories that weave material in with improvised audience interaction in an observational and surreal style.
Omotayo is fast earning himself an impressive reputation on the circuit, with his ‘calmly cheery and likably laid-back’ delivery and tales of his childhood between Hackney and later, Lagos, garnering him fans and plaudits alike.
Dylan has worked in venues all over the world, sharing the stage with some of comedy’s biggest stars including Adam Sandler, Dennis Miller, Larry David, and Jerry Seinfeld.
Fern’s eventful past makes her stand up really stand out from the crowd, fuelling her dark and brooding humour with an admirable authenticity.
Gráinne’s comedy weaves intelligent political observations with anecdotal trials and tribulations of life, dating, family, feminism all with warmth and deftness of a performer who knows how to tell a story.
British actor, writer and stand up Toby Williams’ unforgettable character creation has brought him a whole host of accolades.
Hal Cruttenden is an award winning, highly accomplished comedian, actor and writer at the top of his game.
Absurdist, apolitical, confrontational; Teeuwen’s work certainly ventures beyond the mainstream.
The words ‘genius’, ‘unique’ and ‘the best’ are often misused. Ben Target is a comedian. He will be with you for 46 minutes.
Take a tour through the darkest corners of the Internet with this unique and inventive show, packed with energetic sketches, unsettling illustrations and silly adventures.
Joe handles heavy topics with the care they require and shows comedy doesn’t need to harm people.
John is an incredible performer and will continue to work his way across the world making audience’s laugh.
Pelham is quick to be self-deprecating but nonetheless naturally comedic, drawing on his experiences as the awkward misfit and constant outsider.
Mersey-side born comic Jordan Brooke’s shows are character driven, inventive, and often absurdist.
Born and bred in Chester, Danny made his first steps into comedy in 2008 after studying for a degree in English Literature. “I had always thought I could do it. When I was at uni I didn’t know what job I was gonna get…so I gave it a go, and it wasn’t totally terrible. I did a few gigs and I was hooked.”
What’s the correct amount of pubic hair? Can feminists enjoy twerking? Why is fruit suddenly bad for you? Let Danielle guide you through this difficult time as well as her 90s upbringing with stand-up, songs and explicit mime.
Taking his Fringe character to another level, Rob believes the best imaginary characters are those who the audience can believe really do exist, and Christopher Bliss’s Twitter and Facebook persona has now garnered a loyal following.
This comic’s knack for spinning a hilarious and ultimately uplifting yarn is proving to be the perfect antidote for those millennial woes…
Brendon first realised he was funny around the age of 4 when he was labelled the amazing crying child by his siblings whose fun childhood pastime was making the young Brendon walk into walls!
Pritchard-McLean’s ‘earthy’ sense of humour and form in tackling uncomfortable topics,places her as one of the most impressive acts on the stand-up circuit.
Famed for teetering on the edge of decency, Mair has toured extensively across Europe, Canada and South Africa and recently starred in his own webseries for Comedy Central UK called The Bobby Mair Show.
Lloyd mixes topical jokes, personal anecdotes and observations into a constantly evolving set and has performed stand-up all over the world
Mark Smith started performing stand-up in 2008, originally going by the name of Winston Smith. He got to the final of So You Think You’re Funny that year.
“Particular personas to note are his Mexican mafia casino owner, an old Arab man at a mosque and a African American telling him why he isn’t black, each with their own story illustrating Archie’s identity crisis.”
Morgan Murphy is an American stand-up comic, comedy writer, and actress.
His comedy has a quiet, dead-pan surrealism, and has supported the Clash, which he sites as one of the personal highlights of his career.
This ‘highly inventive rising star of the comedy circuit’ has been performing since 2009.
Widely regarded within the comedy industry as one of the best comperes on the UK circuit, Stephen Grant plays host to over 900 people at his own club every weekend in Brighton.
Steven Banks diverse career includes successful stints in theatre, comedy, sitcoms, book publishing and films.
Mexican born and raised in Memphis, his sets often focus on his American upbringing and his experiences of London life.
With a voice-over artist’s presence, a writer’s knack for a compelling through-line, and an Agincourt infantryman’s haircut, Tom Ward has deservedly claimed a seat at UK stand-up’s top table in the space of a few short years.
She has won critical acclaim for her solo shows which have run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre London and on national tours, and was awarded Best Musical Comedy Show by What’s On London.
He is the first comedian to perform in English and in sign language simultaneously and says he appreciates his show can be a bit like ‘watching a game of tennis’.
His almost unrivalled pedigree and willingness to push boundaries make Richard Herring a must-see act.
There is comfort to be found in the sheer depth and variety to the body of work that the ferociously talented writer, actor, poet and stand-up left behind as his enduring legacy.
To coin one of Anna’s catchphrases, the beauty of this character creation is that ‘..it’s actually incredibly clever’ – even when it is being gloriously silly!
A smart and bold comic, offering a brutally realistic, downbeat take on the world and his own place in it, conveyed with spirit and a dark-edged wit.
Citing his comedy influences from Tony Law to Reggie Watts and Doc Brown, Andy’s laid back charm and quirky, creative style certainly makes him one to watch for the foreseeable future.
He has lost most of the use of his left hand and survived testicular cancer but shows no sign of losing his passion to continue creating new and hilarious forms of comedy.
Always adept at making shrewd, balanced and very funny political observations, Maxwell was one of the first comics at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival to react to the riots in England and the Arab Spring and evolve his act accordingly to rave reviews and the festival’s most sought after award nomination.
In 2015 The Times picked Tiff as one of their top 10 comics to watch at the fringe “hugely accomplished and enjoyably provocative comedian”.
In 2016, Andrea performed at her first Edinburgh Late and Live slot, speaking of the experience she says “I survived to tell the tale. That felt like a win.”
Francis didn’t get into stand-up until relatively late, at the age of 30, when a girlfriend entered him into an open-mic competition – from there things began to take off.
Deemed too alternative even for Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience, by his own account, Alfie has not shied away from continuing to court the controversial.
Gina’s infectious personality and wry observations on everything from popular culture to her Nigerian heritage has bagged her loyal audiences not just in the UK and Europe but all over America.