Thursday 9th July. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Tickets: Pay What You Want!
Maniacs John Robertson and Alexander Bennett preview their shows for the Edinburgh Fringe.
JOHN ROBERTSON: Let’s Redecorate!
Get your fill of S/M, dead people and the sound of God laughing from John Robertson, whose ongoing nervous breakdown continues to a be an excellent source of career revenue.’His material is edgy, intelligent and smoothly-delivered’ (Age). ‘A manic and quick-witted revelation’ (Scotsman). ***** (Skinny). ***** (FringeReview.co.uk). **** (List). **** (Chortle.co.uk)
ALEXANDER BENNETT: I Can Make You A Moron
Any intelligent person would despair at the world, so let me make you stupid for your own sake. If ignorance is bliss, then let this be the most blissful show on the Fringe. Ever seen how happy idiots are? You could be like that! Hail me, I can make you a moron.* ‘Witty, weird and dark, the one to watch out for: at the spearhead of a wave of great new comics. All hail Alexander Bennett!’ (Harry Hill). ‘Touched with madness…choice laughs…I don’t think I can begin to do him justice’ (Chortle)*
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
Sun 23rd Nov. 5:00pm. FREE!
Deborah Frances-White tells two gripping and hilarious half hour stories about finding her birth mother and then biological father. Come and laugh and cry and be her crash test audience before she records next week.
‘Hilarious!’ The Guardian
Earlier this month comedian Deborah Frances-White did her first two works-in-progress for her new BBC Radio 4 series. There were ice dancers. It was amazing. Now she’s back and the show is recording on Monday. This is your last chance to hear it before it becomes an actual radio show! There are true stories about some incredible moments in her life, comedy and more! Come and help shape the inevitable genius.
★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter
★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘funny and poignant’ Three Weeks
‘smart, funny and interesting’ Fest
‘engaging, humorous and heartwarming’ WhatsOnStage
‘an engaging mix of comedy and story-telling in the vein of Dave Gorman’