John Robins (Russell Howard's Good News, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Radio X, Stand Up Central, Live at the Comedy Store, Drunk History) preview his EdFringe show with Alistair Williams and MC Jason Patterson
Kerry Godliman (Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, Celebrity Pointless, Just a Minute, The News Quiz, Derek, Kerry’s List, Crackanory, Miranda). With Darius Davies, Mike Cox and MC Robyn Perkins.
Ivo Graham (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Live From the BBC) and John Hastings (Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular) preview their EdFringe shows with MC Jason Patterson.
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Tom Stade and John Lynn preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Tom Stade: I SWEAR - After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade! Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force is back with a brand-new show for 2017. Renowned for his carefree attitude and broad-minded vision, nothing is taboo to this enlightened and captivating comedy legend. Combining off-the-scale charm, razor-sharp wit and a no-holds-barred attitude; Tom pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. As seen on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Ch4’s Comedy Gala. Kick back and enter the awesome and mischievous world of Tom Stade as he provides an inspiring and incisive antidote to these dark and uncertain times. Simply sublime comedy…I SWEAR.
“UNMISSABLE” Edinburgh Evening News “EVERY INCH A STAR. IF COMEDY IS THE NEW ROCK AND ROLL, THEN TOM STADE IS KEITH RICHARDS” Daily Record “COMEDY GREATNESS…MONUMENTAL” Metro “HUGE PRESENCE…REALLY KNOWS HOW TO WORK A ROOM…ATTITUDE AND ENERGY…PROPERLY HILARIOUS, THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE” Mirror “ROCK 'n' ROLL COMEDIAN. ABSOLUTELY boxfresh; Nothing is staid about Stade” Evening Standard “Stand-up elite” Chortle “So cool he could well be the answer to global warming. Gloriously funny” Scotsman
John Lynn: Woke Up - John Lynn was on top of the world. Film offers had started coming in and he was finally finding his feet on the London property ladder. John felt invincible - but his body had other ideas. After collapsing in his local café, John ended up in an Intensive Care Unit fighting a virus in his brain that had caused his heart to falter. Eventually his body began to heal but the experience had taken its toll. John was afraid of everything and It takes a year of wild experiences to put him back on top.
“BRILLIANT” The Irish Times “KILLER COMEDY” The List “ABSOLUTELY COMPELLING… AN EASY DELIVERY THAT LIKE THE LATE, GREAT DAVE ALLEN, CAN EXPLODE WITH ANGRY EYEBALL POPPING INTENSITY. HUGELY ENTERTAINING… SHADES OF DYLAN MORAN, BUT STILL COMPLETELY JOHN LYNN” Chortle
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Ellie Taylor and Robyn Perkins preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Ellie Taylor: This Guy - Following a sell-out 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and subsequent nationwide tour, the star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, and BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show presents an unmissable new hour of stand up.
‘Radiates charisma…blessed with great flair’ - The Guardian ‘She doesn’t miss a beat’ - The List
Robyn Perkins - ROBYN'S BAD DECISION TIME - Everyone has a crazy family. Some are bad at relationships. But few justify their emotional decisions with stats and scientific research. Join robyn on this [informative] journey of unbelievable, yet relatable, stories, seeing first hand what happens when you don't think before you act.
5 stars "exceptionally charasmatic" Voice Magazine
4 stars "Sharp, insightful, touching... and above all, really, really funny" (ThreeWeeks) "Witty and sharp" (Chortle) English Comedian of the Year Finalist [technically American]
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Shappi Khorsandi and Andrew Ryan preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit - Shappi presents England's unsung heroine. For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson's mistress', a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women's lib wasn't a 'thing' in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from 'scullery maid' to 'Lady Hamilton'. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn't? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.
Andrew Ryan: Did You Get Here Alright? - Irishman, and star of BBC1 NI’s The Blame Game, Andrew Ryan returns to the Fringe with another offering of his “well-paced, well written show that delivers plenty of laughs” **** THE MIRROR. Andrew is trying to conquer love, life, politics, insecurity, fear, living alone, all while he is an immigrant in a country where he was recently told to ‘go home’. Andrew has found the answer, it is not what he expected. “very entertaining hour of comedy that comes in a very natural style” **** FEST MAG
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Andrew Maxwell and Eshaan Akbar preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Andrew Maxwell: Showtime - This will be Andrews 22nd Edinburgh Fringe show! He just loves Edinburgh, also he's been on the telebox a lot, he's Irish, adorable and blooming damn funny! What more do you want? Book now!
Eshaan Akbar: Not For Prophet - The debut fringe show from Piccadilly Comedian of the Year 2016. The ultimate colonial baby, the multi-lingual, privately-educated former banker, ex-Muslim and son of a Labourite and a Thatcherite is as confused as you are. A former "So You Think You're Funny" finalist, and as seen on BBC iPlayer, Akbar's debut show will take you on a delightful journey of what it's like to be him!
Sarah Kendall (2-time Best Show in Edinburgh nominee, Russell Howard's Good News) and Tom Deacon (Capital FM Breakfast Show Host, Dave's One Night Stand, The Rob Brydon Show, Fake Reaction, Comic Releif) preview their EdFringe shows and MC Jason Patterson
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Robin Ince and John Hastings preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Robin Ince's Rorschach Test - Presenter of BBC's Rose d'Or award-winning Infinite Monkey Cage gets excited about goats on canvas, matchstalk men and holes in pelvis bones in a show probably about art. Expect a frenetic hour where Robin tries to explain why he likes staring at art and the best overheard conversations are in art galleries. From Georgia O'Keeffe to Robert Rauschenberg via Stanley Spencer, Robin will attempt to translate the thoughts in his head into spoken words. 'The Zoolander of reasonably priced knitwear' (Brian Cox). And he has a new book out, I'm a Joke... and So Are You.
John Hastings: Audacity - BBC 3's John Hastings, the funniest white comedian from Canada, was briefly vegan and is currently in love. An Amused Moose Comedy Award-nominated comedian, he's here to confront his fear of confrontation and prove that love starts in the toilet (not that kind, you yucky idiots). This 'fast growing comic is a pleasure to watch' (Times). **** (Herald). **** (Fest). **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (Melbourne Herald Sun). **** (EdFestMag.com). **** (Now Magazine). **** (ThreeWeeks). 'His act is packed with observations and wit that will stay with you in a good way' ***** (Mirror).
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Ivo Graham previews his Edinburgh Fringe show, plus a 45 minute show from Nigel Ng.
Ivo Graham: Educated Guess - After an eventful year off (got a new laptop, etc.), the boy's back in town, with resolutions galore but less courage in his convictions than ever. How much has Ivo learnt? And what good has it done him? As seen on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, As Yet Untitled, Live From The BBC, Fighting Talk. “Honed to within a whisker of perfection... a joyous show" - Evening Standard. “Sharp punchlines, topper gags and the unmistakable sense of a young comic finding another gear” - Scotsman. “Like Hugh Grant’s less well-adjusted younger brother” - Guardian
Nigel Ng - Nigel Ng is a Malaysian comic who won Amused Moose Laugh Off in 2016. He is now based in the UK, and can be seen performing in comedy clubs all over the country. Come listen to him perform 45 minutes of jokes about Malaysia, the UK, and how clean the tap water is around these parts. ‘Natural funnybones… as slick as they come’ - Chortle. ‘Plenty of good lines… keen observer’ – Bruce Dessau, beyondthejoke.co.uk
Dane Baptiste (Live at the Apollo, Tonight at the London Palladium, Mock the Week, Live from the BBC, 8 out of 10 Cats, and his own BBC sitcom Sunny D) previews his EdFringe show with Tez Ilyaz and MC Robyn Perkins.
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Hate n Live previews their Edinburgh Fringe show.
Hate n Live - This fast moving comedy show has the audience write down suggestions which are pulled at random out of a bucket, then the comedians have to say why they hate it...no matter what it is! Everyone likes seeing a comedian let rip on a deserving target, but the real fun comes from seeing a comedian squirming to find an angle to hate on something that’s impossible to hate, such as “puppies” or “the abolition of slavery”. This is Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Room 101! Hate ‘n’ Live features regular Gladihaters Darius “Sir Hatealot” Davies and Leo “Kearse on Humanity” Kearse, with a revolving lineup of top comedians and improvisers. A different show every time!
This week's line-up includes:
SCOTT CAPURRO, DARIUS DAVIES, LEO KEARSE, ROBYN PERKINS and RADU ISAC
Ed Gamble (Mock The Week, Russell Howard's Good News, Dave's One Night Stand, Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, Drunk History, Virtually Famous, Sweat the Small Stuff, Man Down) and Robyn Perkins preview their EdFringe shows.
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Dane Baptiste previews his Edinburgh Fringe show and Paul Chowdhry previews his new tour.
Paul Chowdhry - Come and see comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and host of Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry as he warms up for his brand new nationwide tour. ‘It’s a rare and joyous thing to see a stand up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game’
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Mail on Sunday
Dane Baptiste: G.O.D. (Gold. Oils. Drugs) - Original, provocative and exceptionally prolific, Dane returns to the Fringe with a show about our worldwide pursuit of wealth,power and pleasure. Baptiste made comedy history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award. ‘Observational comedy at its finest’ |Independent. ‘Outstandingly perceptive’ | Scotsman.
As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1) Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live from the BBC (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), and his own BBC sitcom Sunny D.
Lou Sanders (Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, Russell Howard's Good News)
With Inder Manocha, Jon Long, and MC Robyn Perkins.
Ellie Taylor (Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, The John Bishop Show, The Now Show) previews her EdFringe show with Anna Morris and MC Robyn Perkins
Simon Evans (Live at the Apollo, Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums, Mock the Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Brain Candy and many many more) with a full preview show. With Tez Ilyas, Hurt and Anderson and MC Robyn Perkins.
Tiff Stevenson (Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Drunk History, People Just Do Nothing) previews her EdFringe show with Darius Davies and MC Robyn Perkins
Paul McCaffrey* (Impractical Jokers, Russell Howard's Good News, The Matt Forde Show). With Paul F Taylor, Julian Deane and MC Jason Patterson.
*Due to family reasons, Luisa Omielan is unable to make this week. If you have come exclusively for Luisa, feel free to get in touch for a refund.
Phil Wang (Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo, The John Bishop Show, Would I Lie to You?, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Top Coppers, Daphne, The Rob Brydon Show, BBC3 at the Fringe, Fresh From the Fringe). With Rory O’Hanlon, Thanyia Moore and MC Jason Patterson.
We are lucky enough to have a new headliner: ANGELA BARNES! Sadly Nish has to leave the country Wednesday morning, BUT Angela Barnes has agreed to step in! You may have seen Angela's bold and hilarious comedy on Mock the Week, Dave's As Yet Untitled, Russell Howard's Good News or even better, you can see her as the new HOST OF NEWJACK. If you haven't seen her, you are in for a TREAT.
With James Loveridge, Twayna Mayne and MC Jason Patterson.
Patrick Monahan (ITV’s Show Me the Funny (winner), Splash!, Celebrity Squares, Fake Reaction, Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, Jongleurs Live, WINNER Britain’s Hardest Working Comedian 2015 – Ents24). With Ian Smith, MC Robyn Perkins, and a selection of Robyn’s friends for her birthday show!
David Morgan (I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here NOW!, Safeword, Viral Tap, Sweat the Small Stuff, Release the Hounds Famous and Freaked, The Xtra Factor, Fake Reaction, Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, Virtually Famous). With Sean McLoughlin, Zahra Bari and MC Robyn Perkins.
Naz Osmanoglu (Russel Howards Good News, Live at the Electric, Flat TV, Horrible Histories, Drunk History, Plebs, Amused Moose Laugh Off competition WINNER). With Damian Clark, Nick Elleray and MC Robyn Perkins.
Headliner is Keith Farnan - as seen on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Live at the Comedy Store.
With support from Gary Coleman, Peter Flanagan, and MC Robyn Perkins
As seen on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC R4’s Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing… He has been described as ‘Funny, clever and a pleasure to listen to.’ – Broadway Baby, and we’d have to agree…which is why we keep having him back.
Also, slight change-up, we now have:
Tom is fresh off Capital FM Breakfast Show (yes, that's how you know his name), but has also been on The Rob Brydon Show, Dave’s One Night Stand and ITV2’s Fake Reaction.
In the middle we have hip-hop artist and comedian JOE JACOBS. All these guys hosted by resident MC ROBYN PERKINS.
Headliner is Ed Gamble - as seen on Mock the Week, Almost Royal.
With support from Harriet Kemsley, Luca Capani and MC Sarah Iles.
Unfortunately Iian Stirling had to get flown to Australia for some filming but luckily, we managed to bag the awesome Matt Richardson as a replacement. Matt has been on so many great shows including The Xtra Factor, Nevermind the Buzzcocks and BBC Radio1.
With Ben Briggs, Sarah Keyworth and MC Robyn Perkins.
Headliner is Adam Bloom - Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week, The Comedy Store (Comedy Central)
With support from James Loveridge, Ant Dewson and MC Sarah Iles
DANA ALEXANDER is a world renowned comic, originally from Canada. She has been all over UK and Canadian TV and radio, including Russell Howard’s Good News, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, The Culture Show and more. She is an incredible act and personality. Opening we have FRANCIS FOSTER who was tour support for Eddie Izzard. And in the middle, the edgy and hilarious RADU ISAC. This is a night you DO NOT want to miss!
*Zoe Lyons is too sick to play, but we are lucky to have grabbed DANA! Zoe will be back in the future. Tweet us if you want to know when.
Headliner is Pete Firman - as seen on The Next Great Magician, BBC1 The Magicians.
With support from Sindhu Vee and MC Robyn Perkins.
Josh Howie (Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, The Blame Game, Josh Howie's Losing It (BBC Radio4)) with Tony Marrese and MC robyn perkins
Headliner is Ivo Graham - as seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week.
With Abigoliah Schamaun, Mike Cox and MC Robyn Perkins
Surprise Headline Act with Danny Ward, Adam Hess, LJ Da Funk, and MC Robyn Perkins
**Imran has a last minute committment in Johannesburg. He has recommended someone to specifically replace himself, to be announced as soo as the act is confirmed.
Headliner is Iain Stirling - as seen on Russell Howard's Good News, presenter of Love Island.
With Paul Revill, Andy Zap and MC Sarah Iles
Jarlath Regan (Russell Howard’s Good News, The Apprentice, Comedy Central's Stand up Central) - with James Veitch, Harriet Kemsley, and MC Robyn Perkins
Headliner is Felicity Ward - as seen onJohn Bishop Show, In Betweeners 2, Russell Howards Good News.
With Jess Fostekew, John Meager, and MC Sarah Iles
Joe Wilkinson (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, and more), Gareth Richards, Masud Milas, and MC Robyn Perkins
Headliner is Tiff Stevenson - as seen on Mock the Week, Nevermind the Buzzcocks.
With Francis Foster, LJ Da Funk, Saskia Preston and MC Robyn Perkins
Pete Firman ( (The Next Great Magician, BBC1 The Magicians) with Christian Schulte-Loh, Peter Flanagan and MC Jason Patterson
Headliner is Matt Richardson - as seen on The Xtra Factor, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, BBC Radio1.
With support from Steve Bugeja, Eric Pohl, Ben Pope & MC Sarah Iles
Ava Vidal (Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow) with Abigoliah Schamaun, Ben Clover, and MC Jason Patterson.
Headliner is Tom Allen - As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store Presents, The John Bishop Show and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala.
With support from James Veitch, Alexander Healy & MC Robyn Perkins
Dane Baptiste (Live at the Apollo, Sunny D, Sweat The Small Stuff) with Luke Benson, Chris Kent and MC Robyn Perkins