Jul
29
7:30 PM19:30

Kate Smurthwaite: BITCH

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What do you do when after fifteen years of making people laugh and campaigning for human rights, you're still best known as 'that feminazi bitch off the telly'? The Have I Got News For You writer and international award-winning comedian is doing the only thing that's left: owning it. 'Fun, energetic and full of ideas' (John Cleese). 'One of the wittiest gun-slingers I’ve ever seen on stage' (Spectator). 'I would deep throat you till you can't talk' (YouTube User). You created this monster, don't be surprised when it eats your children.

Doors at 7pm/Show at 7:30

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Jul
28
9:00 PM21:00

Rachel Creeger: Hinayni!

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Rachel belongs to many tribes but secretly worries that her membership cards might be revoked as she's never really present. Sometimes it's seeing yourself in someone else's reflection that highlights your own scary truths, those you might only admit to yourself in the middle of the night. Or on stage. A dark stand up comedy show about shining a light on who you really are.

"Tight writing, sharp performance and a beautifully zany imagination." The Brighton Source

Doors at 8:30pm/Show at 9pm

Show is 60 minutes

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Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

Tom Taylor Is the Indie Feel-Good Hit of the Summer

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From the maker of sell-out Fringe hit: The Charlie Montague Mysteries; tour support for Ed Sheeran's tour support, Tom Taylor, stars in his debut stand-up show packed full of jokes, songs and silliness. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Musical Comedy Awards Audience Favourite winner. English Comedian of the Year and So You Think You're Funny? finalist. Other tour support for Simon Munnery, John Kearns and Abandoman.

'Excellent... beautifully daft' (Sunday Times). 'An absolute delight' **** (Skinny). 'Gloriously silly' **** (Stage). 'Astoundingly funny' **** (FringeGuru.com). 'A masterpiece' **** (BroadwayBaby.com).

Doors at 7pm/Show at 7:30pm

Show is 60 minutes

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Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

Sarah Kendall: Paper Planes

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Multi award-winning comedian Sarah Kendall returns with a spellbinding hour of storytelling. Paper Planes is the latest offering from the writer and star of the acclaimed Radio 4 series Australian Trilogy. Stories that are by turns moving, funny, and usually a bit depressing in places.

Double Writers’ Guild of Britain Award winner.

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.

BBC Audio Drama Award winner.

'Phenomenal storytelling, funny and soulful by turns, this is comedy that restores your sense of wonder' (Chortle.co.uk).

***** (Fest). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (Skinny).

Doors at 5:30pm/Show at 6:00pm

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Jul
27
to Jul 28

An American Werewolf in London (with Rachel Fairburn)

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A darkly funny take on the classic werewolf tale in which two American hikers lose their way on the Yorkshire moors during a full moon…what could go wrong? John Landis blends the macabre with a wicked sense of humour in this suspenseful horror-comedy, featuring some unforgettable special effects by Oscar-winner Rick Baker.

‘Carnivorous lunar activities rarely come any more entertaining than this.’ ★★★★ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

Selected and introduced by Rachel Fairburn

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Jul
27
9:00 PM21:00

Rachel Fairburn: The People's Princess

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Rachel’s been described by some losers as obnoxious, rude, frivolous and contrary. However, she thinks she’s absolutely adorable and the natural choice for the dormant title of The People's Princess.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Three Weeks

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Skinny

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Edinburgh Festivals

Doors at 8:30pm/Show at 9pm

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Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Outliars

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Four outrageous stories.
Three are true.
One is a lie.
Can you spot it?

That's the challenge of Outliars, a comedy show where four comedians each tell you a "true" story but one is just trying to trick you! Can you tell truth from fiction? Come along and find out!

Doors at 7pm/Show at 7:30pm
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Jul
26
9:00 PM21:00

Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

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2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Sara returns to the Fringe following her 5* debut hour and two sell-out runs at London’s Soho Theatre. Her stunning new show examines kindness, meanness, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, current husbands, all four of her remaining friends, and two of her twelve enemies.

‘An excellent line in cynicism about sex, life and friendship.’ Evening Standard

‘ Darkly humorous…smart… acerbic… endearingly charming...’ Bust Magazine

‘Filthy and fearless.' **** (Telegraph)

'A raucous, unapologetic hour with big laughs’ ***** Skinny

***** Broadway Baby ***** Funny Women ***** Wee Review

Doors at 8:30pm/Show at 9pm

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Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Sameena Zehra: Arsebiscuits

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We’re all some kind of arsebiscuit. The trick is how to be more biscuit and less arse. What price friendship, when revolution beckons? What price joy & compassion? And what about the menz?

In her first new solo show in 2 years, Zehra is back doing what she does best; a goulash of storytelling and political commentary, peppered with absurdity, dark humour and personal context.

Doors at 7pm/Show at 7:30pm

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Jul
24
7:45 PM19:45

Joz Norris & QED Comedy Lab

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Join us for an evening of two of the most weird, wild, and side-splitting comedians on the circuit doing their solo shows!

Joz Norris – Joz Norris is dead. Long live Mr Fruit Salad.

Joz Norris has retired, or possibly died, who knows/cares? All that matters is that Mr Fruit Salad, a fictional chimaera he created as a form of self-care, has developed autonomy and decided to put on a solo show. A sort of absurdist meditation on anxiety and grief performed by an idiot from Pontefract who doesn't exist. A sell-out at EdFringe 2018.

"An absolute idiot...Simple, silly and screamingly funny." - Fest

"A comedy legend." - To Do List.

 Comedy Killed the Video Star presented by QED Comedy Lab

Love music videos? This is the show for you!

Hate music videos? Then this might also be the show for you.

The thing we can all agree on is that none of them make any sense. That’s why QED Comedy Laboratory is bringing you Comedy Killed the Video Star.

Matthew Chadourne will present and comment on the music videos that he loves, hates, loves to hate, or just baffle him for a short history and examination of these strange remnants of pop culture.

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Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

Adele Cliff: Undershare

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Join one woman joke-machine Adele Cliff, for a show about lions and sharing, but not the lion's share.


Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2018, 2017 & 2016.
UK Pun Championship Finalist 2019 & 2018.
The Evening Standard Top Jokes of the Fringe 2018.
The Telegraph Top Jokes of the Fringe 2018.
The I Newspaper Top Jokes of the Fringe 2018.
Nominated for Leicestershire's Favourite Joke 2019.
"no doubt she's a nifty writer" Chortle
"Adele has a talent for writing in a pure joke form." Funny Women
4* Tickz.com

Doors at 7pm/Show at 7:30pm

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Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Susan Riddell: Duvet Day

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Best Scottish Newcomer Nominee and Funny Women Runner Up Susan Riddell’s debut show champions laziness in an increasingly manic world. The rising star’s sharp observations and sparkling wit have already been highlighted as a Must Watch Show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival (The Scotsman).

“A Scottish talent on the rise”- The Scotsman

“A brilliant comedian … a star on the rise” (BBC Comedy Presents),

“Emerging talent ... original comic voice” (Funny Women),

“Formidable, fearless ... quick with the audience. She’s sharp make no mistake” (The Wee Review).

Doors at 5:30pm/Show at 6:00pm

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Jul
20
to Jul 21

Withnail & I (with Maddie Campion)

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“We want the finest wines available to humanity. And we want them here, and we want them now!”

Two struggling, unemployed actors decide some respite is in order and so depart their miserable flat for a week in the Lake District one that will involve rain, booze, minimal supplies, a randy bull and an even randier Uncle Monty.

‘The best British comedy ever made? Possibly. A masterpiece? Unquestionably.’ ★★★★★ Ali Catterall, Film4

‘It's much funnier, and sadder, watched stone-cold sober.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Selected and introduced by Maddie Campion

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Jul
19
9:00 PM21:00

Chris Norton Walker: Unexpected Item in the Gagging Area

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A one liner comedy show with a difference! 

Ever wondered how a comedian remembers all of his jokes? Chris Will take you through the process of writing a joke and how he remembers all 260 jokes of his exciting new show. With the aid of a memory palace, projections, and a small game, you can too be a memory master and have a laugh in the process! A show that has already sold out venues in the Leicester Comedy festival this year and will be headed to several others including the Edinburgh Fringe.

Doors at 8:30pm/Show at 9pm

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Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

Simone Belshaw: Goblin & Fiends

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Goblin & Fiends is a show about what happened in 2017 when Simone donated her eggs anonymously. With themes of fertility and femininity alongside relationships, family and foxes, Goblin & Fiends is a surreal romp and unconventional look into societal expectations.

Each show will include a special guest/fiend doing some of their more alternative material.

☆☆☆☆ Broadway Baby


Doors at 7pm/Show at 7:30pm

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Jul
17
7:45 PM19:45

Cally Beaton and Luke McQueen

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Join us for an evening of two of the most interesting, unique, and funny comedians on the circuit doing their solo shows!

 

Cally Beaton – Invisible

Invisible is an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. Cally recalls the time she nearly disappeared in Iceland (the country, not the shop). From behind the lines of the mid-life resistance she gets her shellacked claws into survival, turning gender stereotypes on their head as she goes. She won't go gentle into that good night. She might go mental. But she'll never go gentle. As seen on QI.

'Properly funny' (Sandi Toksvig).

'Clever running gags' **** (TheArtsDesk.com).

'Exciting and hilarious talent' (Time Out).

 

Luke McQueen - Bad

Critically acclaimed, maverick of the Fringe and victim of The Luke McQueen pilots (BBC Three) returns to perform his fifth solo show. I'm so confident that nobody will read this... Barclays. Luke Daniel McQueen. 20-32-09. 12298774.

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Jul
15
9:00 PM21:00

SOLD OUT! - Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New StepMummy

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The face that launched a thousand dicks examines conduct (in the media baby), mental health (other people’s I’m fine) and perverts (that’s me actually). Some pretty cool subjects thrown around and some hot tips ’n’ tricks revealed. Honestly – this one’s a real giggle fest.

As seen on ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’, ‘Comic Relief’, ‘Hypothetical’ and more.

Doors at 8:30/Show at 9pm

Show is 60 minutes

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Jul
15
7:30 PM19:30

Hayley Ellis: Nobody Puts Hayley in a Corner

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As featured in the top Edinburgh Fringe jokes of all time in The Scotsman, The Independent, and The Mirror. Hayley Ellis is back with a new show about being easily influenced, putting water in your belly button and awkward holidays. As seen on MTV and Virgin TV. International tour support for Sarah Millican and regular on Absolute Radio. 'Sharp, clever, and very funny' **** (Sunday Post). 'An original and very funny lady' **** (Funny Women). 'Ellis is a talent' (Fest).

Doors at 7:00pm/Show at 7:30pm

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Jul
14
9:00 PM21:00

Gabby Best : 10,432 Sheep

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Best hasn’t slept properly in years, which is why she feels like a ghost and looks like a shoe... A whip-smart, animated hour for anyone who’s ever stared wild-eyed at a ceiling or stood very still in their kitchen.

Funny Women Award Winning comedian, writer and actor - as seen on BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Netflix, Sky Arts - and heard on radio 4. Gabby recently appeared in Sharon Horgan's BAFTA Winning 'Dreamland - Morgana Robinson's Summer' and once went undercover for the Evening Standard in the hugely popular 'Fashion Crasher'.

Doors at 7pm/Show at 7:30pm

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Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Lorna Shaw: Shaw and Order

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Critically acclaimed comedian, and true crime fanatic, Lorna Shaw (Plebs, Newsjack) lays down the law in this brand new hour of stand-up and storytelling. 
While the world is in the grip of thrilling true crime stories Lorna is on hold to the council. Caught in the midst of her own hilarious true crime epic she is forced to fight for justice with every fibre of her only suit jacket. A show about battling bureaucracy, breaking laws and bucking the system. 

"Expect off-beat brilliance" – **** The Times
"Some of the sharpest, most imaginative new writing you'll find" Guardian 
Musical Comedy Awards Finalist 2018
Best Jokes of the Fringe 2017 – Evening Standard

Doors at 7pm/Show at 7:30pm

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Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Tania Edwards: Don't Mention It

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Award winning stand up comedian Tania Edwards explores these emotionally incontinent times and explains why it's imperative to repress our emotions. But just how easy is it to be bashful and brazen, coy and courageous (and make sure everyone notices)?

***** Voice

"cuts daggers with sharp one liners" Glamour Magazine.

Amused Moose Best Show Winner 2018.

Doors at 5:30pm/Show at 6:00pm

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Jul
13
to Jul 14

The American Astronaut (with Matthew Chadourne)

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Endearingly eccentric, sci-fi, musical, western about an interplanetary trader voyaging through a rustic and remote solar system, unaware that he’s is being pursued by old friend Professor Hess who wants to kill him. Cory McAbee’s wrote, directed, and stars in this surreal cult comedy which he describes as 'Buck Rogers meets Roy Rogers’.

‘A sui generis, love-it-or-hate-it exercise in homegrown American surrealism.’ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, LA Weekly

Selected and introduced by Matthew Chadourne

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Jul
13
9:00 PM21:00

Tara Newton Wordsworth: Motherhood

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‘Motherhood’ is a hilarious and insightful exploration of life as a new parent. Tara Newton-Wordsworth has two children under two (yes, she has heard of contraception…) and in her highly anticipated debut hour she delves into the mad world of ‘parental advice’, explores the crazy things all new parents do, and looks at how her life has changed forever - all culminating in the epic journey that is ‘Motherhood’. 

From googling how to change a nappy to doing pelvic floor exercises, ‘Motherhood’ will not only make you laugh, but will also give you some tactical advice when it comes to life skills and navigating the world of new parenthood. And isn’t that what you really want in a show - to come out a more competent, well-rounded person?


Doors at 8:30pm/Show at 9pm

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Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Heidi Regan: Heidi Kills Time

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Silly, surreal show about time travel, love and time travel. Tired of immature ‘I slept with your mum’ jokes? Come see more thoughtful comedy like, ‘Heidi, why have you put on weight?' 'Whenever I travel back in time, have sex with your great grandparents and accidentally become your ancestor, they give me a cookie’. 2018 Fringe sell-out. Winner of BBC New Comedy Award and So You Think You’re Funny. Tour support for Joe Lycett. Writer for Have I Got news For You, star of The Now Show, The Guilty Feminist Podcast and BBC Three.

Doors at 7pm/Show at 7:30pm

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Jul
12
9:00 PM21:00

Ian Lane: Paperweight

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Remember Bravo Two Zero? Of The First Gulf War fame? Ian Lane does. His dad was a member of the patrol group. In this stand-up comedy show, he considers how the military techniques of the SAS can be applied to managing an orderly and domestically fulfilling family household. May contain minesweeping, spoon warfare, potato wedge infiltration and extreme pooh sticks.

'Inventive, cliche-phobic comedy that makes a strong impression for its creativity' - Chortle.

'Exquisite works of comedic gold' ★★★★ - One4Review.

Doors at 8:30pm/Show at 9pm

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Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Jen Ives: OestroJen

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Jen Ives is a transsexual, but she’s flipping well sick of talking about it. In her debut stand up hour, Jen tries not to talk about it for about 60 minutes.

Leicester Mercury 2019 FINALIST
Laughing Horse 2018 RUNNER UP
2NorthDown 2019 FINALIST 

“She’s easy going & gregarious with a touch of self deprecation that adds to her confidence rather than detracts from it... witty gags. Great company.” - Steve Bennett, Chortle.

Doors at 7pm/Show at 7:30pm

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Jul
10
7:45 PM19:45

SOLD OUT! - Adam Hess and Glenn Moore

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Join us for an evening of two of the most interesting, unique, and funny comedians on the circuit doing their solo shows!

 Adam Hess: My Grandad has a Fringe

Adam ‘the laughter’ Hess is back with a show that he desperately hopes is his best yet. Just an hour of cool stand up by a guy who currently knows he’s allergic to something but isn’t sure what. He’s been on Tonight at the Palladium, Stand Up Central, Live From The BBC if that helps convince you.

‘Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery’ ★★★★Time Out

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018 nominee Glenn Moore (Mock the Week, Absolute Radio and Stand Up Central) presents a work-in-progress new show full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we’ve come to accept.

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

Doors at 7:15/Show at 7:45

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Jul
8
9:00 PM21:00

Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early

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The breakout star of Netflix’s ‘Flinch’ and BBC’s ‘The Mash Report'” and ‘Live At The Apollo’ brings a new hour of authentic and acerbic comedy. As seen on ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC), ‘Qi’ (BBC), ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’ (BBC) and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4).

***** Scotsgay **** The Scotsman **** The Guardian

Doors at 8:30/Show at 9pm

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