STOP TRYING TO MAKE SKETCH HAPPEN

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Stop Trying To Make Sketch Happen! presents…

Stop Trying To Make Edinburgh Happen!

For May, June and July, STTMSH will be bringing you a series of stunning double-previews from sketch comedy’s hottest acts. Catch them as they debut their newest shows, before they head to the Edinburgh Fringe.

JORDAN BROOKES: BODY OF WORK Edinburgh Preview In August 2015 Jordan’s Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away. She was 95. This show is a genuine attempt to pay tribute to her. That can’t be the whole thing can it? I thought Brookes did absurdist stuff? Like bits that go on for ages and horrible physical stuff, daft faces, spitting down himself etc? Is he just going to talk about his Nan for an hour? Surely not. ★★★★★ (Metro). ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk). *’A breathtaking, hugely original hour’ *★★★★★ (Fest). *’Funny and surprising… see Brookes fast before word of mouth fills every seat’ *★★★★ (Scotsman).

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THE DEATH HILARIOUS: THE SCUM ALWAYS RISES Edinburgh Preview Bible-black Welsh comedy duo do sketches. They’re not a cult. They inhabit irregular folk: Creole exorcists, apelike weirdos, a homemade sex robot. But they’re not a cult. Forget what you’ve heard on the news. Also, forget your family and friends. Don’t think, honey. Thought is a bouncer stopping you from getting into the best nightclub ever: The Death Hilarious! Shed your thoughts, pay £1,000 deposit and come bask in their terrible majesty! ‘Immersive and brilliant comedy… amongst the funniest double acts I’ve ever seen’ (Bristol Post). As heard on BBC Radio 4.