Edinburgh Festival 2016
We are delighted to announce our fantastic Edinburgh Festival line up for 2016 – tickets available now!
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Asthmatic newcomer, and 2015 "So You Think You're Funny" finalist, Ed Night is coming to ruin Edinburgh. Catch him now before he ruins Live at the Apollo. ‘Ingenious visual gags… there’s no questioning his crafty intelligence’ (Chortle) ‘Clearly one to watch’ (Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke) ‘Very funny in lots of different ways.’ (TV Bomb)
A trade unionist's son who grew up on a council estate, Geoff Norcott is wondering how he ended up leaning to the right. A motley South London upbringing may be the root of his more provocative views in this brand new 'satirically incisive' hour of stand-up. Writing credits include Channel 4's Alternative Election, The Sarah Millican Television Programme, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Now Show.
Hosted by BBC Radio 4's Deborah Frances-White, this hilarious podcast recording where two teams of comedians take on the hive mind of the audience in a quiz about idiom, customs and the strange nature of the human race.
One of the best-reviewed acts of Edinburgh 2015. New show. Strobe-speed sketch-pinball from a corybantic one-man cartoon. Live band, obviously. As seen on Comedy Central and BBC3. ‘Fabulous, breakneck performer who morphs feverishly between characters and ideas’ (Independent). **** 'One of the hottest tickets in town' (Herald). **** ‘Hugely impressive’ (Mirror). **** ‘You just have to submit to this force of nature, until it deposits you, dizzy but exhilarated’ (Chortle). **** ‘One to watch’ (Time Out). **** ‘A work of theatrical mastery and comic innovation’ (Fest). **** ‘Fast-paced, tightly-written and technically brilliant’ (Skinny).
Ever felt you should be better at feminism? On this new comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience, comedians Sofie and Deborah and a special guest discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears underlying their lofty principles. ‘Very funny... pure guilt-free pleasure’ (Guardian) ‘Simply hilarious’ (Skinny)
The Radio 4 star shares his personal mix tape - the joy, pain and bizarre middle eight - in this new stand-up hour. ‘Fantastic stories and quick-witted patter’ **** (Skinny)
The comedian and regular on BBC1’s Question Time, This Week & Sunday Morning Live, and Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, gives his unique take on Brexit, Independence, and all things political in this brand new show featuring a mix of comedy & lively discussion with guests from the worlds of stand-up, politics & current affairs. Four performances only – book early!
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Following last year's sell out tour, Limmy returns to the stage with a new selection of stories from his Sunday Times best seller. Includes audience Q&A and signing. Four nights only, book early! ‘Daft Wee Stories will sate Limmy’s fans and proves once again that his wickedly anarchic sensibility moves effortlessly between media’ (Chortle) ‘So good it’ll make you snot yourself laughing’ (Scotland On Sunday)
Fresh from BBC One's The John Bishop Show, Rotherham’s least celebrated daughter hits the Fringe with an unapologetic hour of self-adoration. ‘Acid tongued and funny to the bone’ (Time Out) ‘Viciously funny’ (Skinny) ‘Hilarious’ (Three Weeks)
THE CLASSIC RADIO COMEDY... REACTIVATED!
Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope reunite to bring classic scripts from the award winning BBC Radio 4 series back to its fringe birthplace. Book early!
All Robin hoped was that she’d say “Yes.” That didn’t happen. Debut hour from the writer of Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show and Newsjack. ‘Extremely entertaining and brilliantly silly’ **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine) ‘Intelligent & hilarious. I highly recommend.’ (Joe Lycett) ‘An interesting and engaging presence… delivered laughs throughout’ (Gigglebeats)
The Amused Moose Comedy Award Best Show Nominee and ‘Guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) returns with one of his infamous gossips as he continues on his quest to become the Nation’s Sweetheart, as he attempts to bring back the art of conversation. As seen on ITV2's Safeword, Channel 5’s Big Brothers Bit On The Side and as support on Katherine Ryan’s UK tour. ‘He has charisma, he has his own style, he has a wicked line in material and the ability to go off piste with crowd work that is achingly funny’ **** (One4Review) **** (Sunday Express) **** (Herald)
What do a filthy aristocrat, a gynaecologist, a vlogger, a dominatrix and you have in common? Limescale. And this show. ‘Extracting laughs one moment, gasps the next’ (Exeunt Magazine). Directed by Mathew Horne.