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Al Murray is the pub landlord who holds forth on all manner of topics, waxing wide about the state of the world with all the skewed logic of a bar room philosopher. Anyone who has spent even the smallest amount of time in a pub will recognise these immaculate observations of British pub culture.
Winner BBC New Comedy Award 2001.
Since appearing on the comedy circuit in 2009, Chris has experienced a meteoric rise to the top. He has previously appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Show and Tell (E4), Comedy Rocks (ITV1) and Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), and is soon to be seen on Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Argumental (Dave) and Richard Bacon's Beer and Pizza Club (ITV4).
Every two weeks we present a showcase of local talent and top acts from the UK comedy circuit. Come and see the stars of the future as well as familiar names trying out new material ahead of national tours and TV appearances.
Radio 4 sitcom artist Count Arthur Strong, a former variety star who suffers malapropisms, memory loss and a variety of befuddlements and confusions.
Craig's unique ability to find humour in the mundane, coupled with his own natural eccentricity makes for truly inventive storytelling. An internationally acclaimed act, Craig's whimsical travel anecdotes never fail to surprise.
Best known as Don Danbury from BBC3's cult hit sitcom How Not To Live Your Life and Johnny Two Hats from The Mighty Boosh, Dan Clark is back at the Fringe with a show about love, death and crushing loneliness. Sounds like a barrel of laughs right? With his signature style of upbeat, occasionally rude but ultimately heartwarming comedy, this show will leave you feeling good about life.
One of Ireland's funniest comedians, who produces laughs like a magician produces rabbits from a hat. With a growing reputation as a stand-up around the world, including an appearance at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, he originally made a name for himself in Ireland with his contributions to the satirical panel show Don't Feed the Gondolas and then stepped into the mainstream limelight with the hit show It's A Family Affair.
Fresh from his sell-out UK tour Of Mic And Men, a starring role in the hit show Law and Order, as well as singing with Ricky Gervais on the youtube viral Equality Street, Doc Brown is back with his unique take on Life, Love and Lyricism. With other tv appearances already under his belt including Russell Howard's Good News, The Inbetweeners, Rev and Derek, Doc is a must see act.
Henning is The German Comedy Ambassador in The United Kingdom. This is not the easiest of jobs because the Germans allegedly do not have a sense of humour. Henning does not find that funny.
After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has 'groan' to like puns.... though he still couldn't eat a whole one. As Henning's assimilation is not yet complete he hasn't lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society. Why does everybody want to be owned by a house? What's wrong with having the Euro? And why hold society and government responsible for personal underachievement? You've only got yourself to blame for not being born into a better social class. Expect an evening-long crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!
Instant Wit; the quick-fire comedy improvisation show. Fresh and inventive, the perfect pick-me-up tonic!
There'll be sketches, songs and general silliness - and all of it based around audience suggestions. And if you're too shy to shout anything out? Well don't worry, you'll have the chance to write things down in the interval. We're the ones who'll look daft, not you! So now's the time to indulge yourself of you've always had a secret yearning to see something really bizarre on stage. A country and western song about a musical cat flap? Julius Ceasar on a camping holiday with Cleopatra? Well, why not? Your wish is our command. Good suggestions get flying packets of custard, the best a bottle of wine. Many people have seen improvised comedy on the t.v. - but remember, this is not recorded and edited, but totally live, making it trickier for the actors but more exciting for the audience. So, if you like your comedy fast-paced and with a slightly unusual edge, this is definately for you.
1995 Perrier Award winner. Jenny's brash and bawdy stand-up routines have earned her the reputation of being one of Britain's leading female comics.
Professional Grumpy Old Woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi-bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.
Cornwall's top comedian. Adult orientated 'slightly naughty' sense of humour.
Jethro promises more tear-jerking, farcical stories featuring his old mates Denzil and Slip Along Trevaskis, as well as hilarious tales from his extensive repertoire and his successful career in TV and theatre.
Perrier nominee 2002.
John Hegley is one of the country's most innovative comic poets and likes dogs a lot. He has several best-selling volumes of poetry to his name and is a regular sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival.
A brand new show from master story-teller John Hegley, Song Dance and Ghost Story is a tale of hotels, family feelings and hamsters, with a musical accompanist and many drawings. Audience members will have the chance to sing and gesticulate as the tale unravels and the squirrels on Squirrel Island go looking for their nuts. Largely jolly with melancholy moments. Song Dance and Ghost story is suitable, or tolerable, for humans aged between 10 and 100. After the show, John will lead us off to the Northern Soul disco in our poetry bar, with excellent DJ, David Belcher.
Studio. Part of Blah's Big Weekend
The world's first ever comedy blues band, Jonny & the Baptists make their Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut with an hour of surreal, satirical and occasionally sexy songs, including online hits: Do it in the Library and Upper Middle Class Gangster Children.
The UK's hottest musical comedians tackle the big issues ahead of the May 2015 General Election through their acclaimed blend of songs, satire and silliness. And with politicians now officially ranked below estate agents in the public's trust, Rock The Vote is a desperate bid to find a least one good reason to go to the polls.
As seen on BBC's Mock the Week and other shows.
Pop-culture obsessed Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan received death threats following her appearance on BBC2's Mock The Week last year. Thankfully, she survived the episode and is ready for her second UK stand-up tour. Expect "warped wit, striking presence, killer lines and calm confidence" (Scotsman) from the "assured and impertinent" (Telegraph) performer. For ages 16+. Running time: approx. 60mins
Lucy is a hugely talented comedy actress and writer. In August 2011 she was a finalist in the Guilded Balloon's nationwide stand-up comedy competition So You Think You're Funny? In 2009 Lucy was elected to be mentored by Jeremy Dyson (League of Gentlemen) as part of Northern Laughs, a BBC initiative aimed at finding new comedy writing talent in the North of England. Since then Lucy's work has been showcased by BBC Comedy North, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the 24:7 Theatre Festival.
The winner of The BBC New comedy award, Chortle Best Newcomer and star of BBC 3's Live at the Electric, Lucy Beaumont presents her hugely anticipated debut show. Spend an hour in Lucy's universe on the North-East coast with her unique blend of surreal, off beat humour and big, big belly laughs. Age 16+ Running time: approx. 60mins
Milton Jones is renowned for his string of surreal and unusual one-liners. On stage, hair gelled in 360 different directions, clothes half-spaceman, half '70s Bhs, he was Perrier Finalist of 1997 and Best Newcomer in 1996. His delivery is part weirdo, part childish, part punch drunk.
Audiences can expect An Evening With Noel Fielding to contain a magical mix of Noel's unique brand of stand-up comedy, live animation and music, as well as some of his best-known TV characters, such as The Moon and Fantasy Man.
One of the country's best-loved and most popular comedians, and the star of ITV's Take Me Out.
"Amongst many other things, I'll be sharing several stories about becoming a first time Dad and parenthood."
Paul Merton, one of the UK's best-loved performers, and his world renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster will create a new and unique comedy show, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off.
In just over a decade since he began performing, Reginald D Hunter has become one of the UK Comedy industry's best-known and most distinctive performers. His work is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and thought out. He is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted main Perrier Award in three consecutive years and has become a well-known face on primetime television shows such as Live At The Apollo and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You.
Roy 'Chubby' Brown is a comic genius and one of the funniest comedians in the world. His outrageous performances are considered unsuitable for mainstream television but his videos and DVDs sell in their millions. He has taken his brand of humour around the world with huge success in Australia, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong. For adults only.
Since winning the 2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer Award for her debut solo show Sarah Millican's Not Nice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sarah is fast on her way to becoming a household name. She has already notched up a number of appearances on top comedy shows including Mock the Week, Michael Mcintyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo and The Bubble.
In the past when you put Sarah Millican outside, she asked things like: 'Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a cardie?' and said things like: 'There'll be wasps. I've nothing to sit on. Is that poo? Can we go home?' But things have changed. Now she has outside slippers. She can tell a chaffinch from a tit (hey). But she still can't tell if it's an owl or her husband's asthma.
Multi award-winning comedian Sean Hughes is back with a new show called Mumbo Jumbo. Throughout his life he has been battling to stay on the right side of sanity. This is because in middle age he has realised that the two sides of his brain are in constant conflict. There is common sense against mumbo jumbo and mumbo jumbo seems to have the upper hand. The show consists of stories including being serenaded at the break of dawn by Robert Smith, trekking mountain gorillas in Rwanda and coming to the conclusion that he will never have a proper conversation with his dear mum. There will be a few poems and a 3-minute musical about ageing too.
An internationally acclaimed stand-up comedian, accomplished actor and writer with guest spots on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and 8 Out of 10 Cats, Stewart Francis is one multi-talented performer. Stewart has made numerous television appearances. He's a regular guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, he is the host of trivia game show You Bet Your Ass, and in Britain, his TV appearances include The Comedy Store, Live At Jongleurs and The Big Stage.
Stewart has devoted this show to his father. So dad - if you're up there? As for having kids himself he's decided he doesn't want any... anyone who wants some let him know and he'll drop them off. Oh he's just kidding of course, he has a beautiful daughter who he named after his mum, and in fact passive aggressive psycho turns five tomorrow. On an unrelated matter, Stewart likes what mechanics wear... overall.
Co-star and co-writer of Frankie Boyle?s Tramadol Nights (Ch4), and as seen on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and Stand-Up For The Week (Ch4). Don't miss hugely talented Canadian emigre Tom Stade in his eagerly awaited debut nationwide tour. His magnetic stage presence, irrepressible charm and first-class story-telling have established him as one of the most sought after performers on the UK and international circuit. Join Tom's inimitable, offbeat world for a truly unforgettable night of comedy from one of the finest stand-up comedians around.
The free-thinking philosopher returns to ponder timeless questions and reflect upon life's choices and decisions.
It was sheer originality and overwhelming talent that won Tommy Tiernan comedy's most prestigious prize in Edinburgh in 1998. His life enhancing fusion of hysterical stories, killer one-liners and off-beat twists make him a favourite with audiences. 1998 Perrier Winner and 1999 British Comedy Awards Best Stand Up.
Now entering his 20th year as a stand up comedian, having won every award going and still as passionate as ever about the adventure of storytelling and comedy, Tommy is starting to take some very exciting risks. There's no manners on him - profound, dark, and silly too, his performance mesmerises in a way that is joyful, uplifting, inspirational and most importantly always breathtakingly funny. There is something zeitgeisty about Tommy. He taps in to the wider consciousness and manages to express what some people feel deeply - his great charm and roguishness allows him to say things others just couldn't get away with.
Trevor has been performing for a little over five years but his explosion onto the South African entertainment scene has been nothing short of meteoric, taking on TV, radio and his first love, standup comedy, which he has performed on both local and international stages including the UK and US. His sharp wit, intelligent commentary, unmistakable charm and clinical delivery have established him as an extremely popular performer with undoubted world-class potential.
Chortle called Lyons' smash hit Edinburgh show "a joyous show of sparkling stand-up... crammed with anecdotes, routines, enactments and observations". Now the Mock the Week and Wright Stuff regular is taking Mustard Cutter on the road, serving up "proper laugh-out-loud one-liners" (The Herald) about anything from pan pipes to the price of lobster.