EDFRINGE PREVIEWS: SARA BARRON & LOU SANDERS

One night. Two shows.

SARA BARRON: FOR WORSE (work in progress) ‘Queen of New York’s live storytelling scene” (Jon Ronson) and host of U.S. storytelling show, The Moth, Sara Barron’s debut standup hour skewers her husband, her child, Whats App, herself, and, notably, a tweenage sex script she wrote way back in 1992.

“Darkly humorous; smart; acerbic” – Bust Magazine

LOU SANDERS: SHAME PIG Yes big topics are discussed (her labia for one), but also shame, sobriety and unrequested sex. Sanders has been a mucky little pig and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight.

QUOTES ★★★★ TimeOut ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ Fest ★★★★ British Comedy Guide ★★★★ Chortle

THE RAT PACK STAND-UP COMEDY

A new series of stand-up shows from the people behind critically acclaimed The Rat Pack stand-up comedy. We present the best comedians in distinct and inspiring shows at one of London’s best comedy venues, the Camden Comedy Club. A new line up every Friday night.

Time Out Critics Choice ‘Classy stand-up show. Laid-back, cheesy, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe’ Time Out

NATHAN CASSIDY: If I caused the financial crash of 2008 (preview)

TICKETS: PWYW

Award-winning comedian Nathan Cassidy’s explosive new show. Ex-banker Cassidy exposes the secrets behind the 2008 financial crash. It was all down to him. If he did it.

‘Such a safe pair of hands… here he ambitiously suggests he might have been responsible for the 2008 financial crash. There’s a smart mischief to the material, while his piercingly sarcastic jibes at better-paid entertainers have a touch of the Stewart Lee to them’ Chortle Oct 2017

www.nathancassidy.com/if

ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

TICKETS: PWYW

She’s a myriad of paradoxes. A hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs. A boring heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover. She grew up in the conservative Mid-West of America to become a uber-liberal London based comic. Nothing is what it seems and nothing is off limits in the hour of stand-up comedy. Abigoliah has come up with the solution for the gun problem in the US and will tell you the secret of how to maintain confidence in any situation. Funny and surprising. It’s like spending an evening in a pub with a new best mate. So come, grab a pint and let’s laugh together at the absurdities of the world.

★★★★ “She could sit in silence and still receive a standing ovation.” – The Wee Review

★★★★ “Confident and brilliantly funny with a knack for a turn of phrase that turns the simplest comment into a solid laugh”- Broadway Baby

STAND UP & SLAM!

TICKETS: £5.00

Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let’s find out.

Six phenomenal acts go head to head for your approval as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results! Our resident team captains are joined by the most exciting comedy and poetry acts from around the UK. We’re mashing up the two art forms in an epic battle of spoken word. Who wins? You decide…

Press: ★★★★★ The Latest ★★★★★ The Argus ★★★★★ The Public Reviews ★★★★ Three Weeks Magazine ★★★★ Ed Fest Mag Fringe Review – Highly Recommended Show ‘witty, fast paced, and most importantly funny.’ – Fringe Review ‘This is a great show, showcasing some real talent.’ – Three Weeks ‘edgy, energetic comedy at its best. Far funnier than your average prime-time fare’ Sunday Express ‘The crowd were in stitches, their roars delivered a 1-0 victory for poetry over stand-up and my preconceptions were suitably challenged.’ – Mashable UK ‘The result – well, it was decided by audience participation. But it didn’t really matter – the audience were the winners.’ – The Reviews Hub

NATURAL BORN STORYTELLERS

TICKETS: £5.00

Our shows are friendly. open, intimate and honest and the stories moving, life-affirming, shocking, captivating or just plain hilarious. It’s different to a comedy show where the expectation is laughter… here laughter comes, but it’s a part of a whole breadth of other emotions and reactions to the stories and it makes for a rich, fulfilling evening’s entertainment.

Come on down and experience one of the friendliest and most memorable nights London has to offer. We’d love you to get involved, whether it’s telling a story, suggesting a new theme or just coming down to watch the night, there is something for everyone at Natural Born Storytellers.

“You are definitely onto something here. This was one hell of an evening. Like really properly captivating stories that enthralled, moved, tickled, challenged and above all entertained. Such a brilliant event”

THIS IS NOT A CULT

TICKETS: £4.00

This Is Not A Cult was recommended by TimeOut and included in their list of the top 10 Cheap/Free comedy nights in London. “We think deliberately named to put people off” – The Londonist.

Hosted by your beloved Alexander Bennett ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★★ one4review.co.uk ‘Anarchic… touched with madness. A producer and performer of some refreshingly different material’ Chortle ‘Inspired: a comedian with plenty of potential’ Skinny ‘Witty, weird and dark; all hail Alexander Bennett!’ Harry Hill

@AlexyBennett @ThisIsNotACWord

STOP TRYING TO MAKE SKETCH HAPPEN

Stop Trying to Make Edinburgh Happen: Lazy Susan // Flo & Joan

Edinburgh previews from the team that brought you Stop Trying to Make Sketch Happen at Camden Comedy Club.

This month:

*Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother! (preview) * Two stunners, one hour. Writers of critically acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series The East Coast Listening Post invite you to bear witness as they wrestle with their new show. As seen on: The Windsors (Ch4), Mash Report (BBC2).

‘Everything sketch shows should be’ ★★★★★ (Mirror) ★★★★ (Sunday Times).

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage (preview) Following a sell-out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan return to Edinburgh with a new hour of their dark and witty songs.

‘These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next’ ★★★★ (Telegraph) “Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes” (Evening Standard) Winner – Best Musical Act (Leicester Comedy Festival 2018) Winner – Best Music and Variety Act (Chortle Awards 2018)