A Friday night worth snapping up tickets for! EdFringe Previews from two excellent and exciting stand ups GARRETT MILLERICK & BRENNAN REECE.
GARRETT MILLERICK: WORK-IN-PROGRESS
After a stellar year at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 Garrett Millerick presents his brand new show.
★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★.5 The Public Reviews
★★★★ The Mirror
‘Angry, intelligent stand-up’ -Time Out
‘truly memorable and hysterical’ -Arts Award Voice
‘a commanding presence and good delivery’ -The Skinny
‘Millerick is a belter of a new comedian, well worth shouting about’ -Stage
‘A halfway house between Phil Jupitus and Stewart Lee, Millerick is a combination of some of the best British comedians in the business’ -Three Weeks
WINNER: ENGLISH COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2015
Brennan is a bright young rising star who was recently crowned ‘English Comedian Of The Year’. In his few short years as a stand up comedian Brennan has received many accolades and performed all over the world, most recently in his first Australian tour. His energetic and often awkward approach to life is captured in his fast paced, vividly painted, humorous stories and is establishing himself as a circuit regular. He has appeared in BAFTA winning drama Marvellous (BBC), toured with global megastars The Who (UK Quadrophenia Tour) and played in every major comedy club in the UK. Despite him being a relative newcomer his reputation is fast becoming that of a talent to look out for.
A fantastic double bill of Edinburgh Fringe previews from David Mills & Jonathan Hearn.
DAVID MILLS: DON’T GET ANY IDEAS
Free. Focus people! David Mills is back with brand new, razor sharp rants delivered with signature cocktail swagger and a biting, acerbic wit. Hilarious tirades covering celebrity pop culture, ISIS, politicians, and London life. Mills gleefully ‘skewers sacred cows with a droll precision’ (Fest). Like a mash-up of Dave Allen and US political satirist and Letterman successor Stephen Colbert. Expect a smart hour of spikey comedy and irreverent commentary for grown-ups. ‘A class act. David Mills is heading for the big time’ (Time Out). ‘Devilishly charming’ (Chortle.co.uk).
JONATHAN HEARN: ALWAYS JON, NEVER JOFF
Following a sold out show at The Proud Archivist earlier this year, Jonathan Hearn further enhances his solo stand-up show – previously titled Jonathan Hearn’s Bits – for the Camden Fringe 2015.
Expect red wine, jokes, wildly inaccurate stories, puppetry, a few ditties, a short play and a measure of brandy.
“plenty of charisma, and a glint of silliness” – Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Hearn has an unconventional but intelligent style.” – Katie Chapman, Three Weeks
“Very clever wordplay.” – The LP Project
“Jonathan Hearn’s bricolage of comic fancies had me laughing from start to finish. One of the silliest, funniest, inventivest hours of nit-wittery I’ve seen.” – Trevor Lock
“Old-school meets weird school. Jonathan Hearn is hilarious.” – David Mills
“Jon has a tightness and sleekness to his act. Carefully constructed jokes and unbreakable professionalism in any situation.” – Poppy Hillstead, The Proud Archivist
“87% of the time [his] hair looks amazing.” – Jen Wells*
Tuesday 9th June. Time: 7:30pm (Doors at 7:00pm). Tickets: £10/£9/£5 http://bit.ly/watsonslam
An extraordinarily exciting double bill of Edinburgh Previews from the hilarious Mark Watson (Radio 4’s ‘Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life’, BBC’s ‘Mock the Week’ & ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks) & the Evening Standard recommended show and ‘best night out in London’ ‘Stand Up & Slam!’
7:30 pm (Doors open 7:00pm)
£5 for each show or £9 for both!
**MARK WATSON: WORK-IN-PROGRESS**
Edinburgh Festival Award Winner and Time Out Critic’s Choice, Mark Watson is one of the most talked-about British comedians to emerge in recent years. Not only a regular on television shows such as Mock The Week and Mind The Buzzcocks, Mark has been the face of shows such as BBC Four’s We Need Answers and BBC Radio 4’s Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better. He has also appeared on Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You? Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala.
Not only a Stand-Up, Mark has written five novels: Bullet Points (2004), A Light-Hearted Look At Murder (2007), Eleven (2010), The Knot (2012), and Hotel Alpha (2014). This will be a work in progress performance.
Edinburgh’s highest achiever this decade. A huge comic presencee’ Times
‘Smart, bittersweet, rich and absorbing’ Telegraph
‘He’s brilliantly, darkly funny Chortle
**STAND UP & SLAM!**
Stand Up: poetry’s idiot relation, yes? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, right? Let’s find out! In this Evening Standard & Metro recommended show, six phenomenal acts from the worlds of comedy and poetry collide with unpredictable and hilarious results.
‘The best night out in London!’ Stage & Screen Insider
Friday 29th May 2015. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm). Tickets: £5.00 – https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/29-may-15-felicity-ward–elf-lyons-camden-head/
A superb double bill of Edinburgh preview shows from two hilarious comedians Felicity Ward (BBC3 ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’) & Elf Lyons
(★★★★★’comedic force to be reckoned with’ Broadway Baby)
Felicity Ward (Russell Howard’s Good News, As Yet Untitled, The John Bishop Show)returns with a hilarious, new show about mental illness, irritable bowel syndrome and her search for the nearest toilet.
Anxiety can be cruel, but very, very funny.
Best Club Comic 2014 – Chortle Awards – Nominee
Best Australia Act 2012 – Sydney Comedy Festival – Winner
Best Australia Act 2012 – Perth Comedy Festival – Winner
Best Comedy Show 2012 – Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Nominee
Best Comedy Show 2012 – Adelaide Fringe Festival – Nominee
★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
★★★★ The Sunday Times
★★★★ The List
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ EdFest Mag
★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★ The Age
Meet the most dyspraxic five-star astronavigatrix and enthusiastic sexy comedian of the future. Inspired by the film Barbarella, join Elf, the Feminist Times’ One to Watch, on her fast-paced exploration through the world of sexuality – from dressage horses, sci-fi superheroes and the secret life of sharks.
‘★★★★★ Elf demonstrates what it means to be the voice of a generation… Engaging, spritely, totally endearing, and wonderfully funny’ DirtAndCandy.com, Adelaide Fringe, Australia 2015
‘★★★★ Being Barbarella is one of the strongest stand-up shows I’ve seen’ TheNewCurrent.co.uk, Vault Festival, London 2015