Laugh Out London comedy club brings you our pick of the best acts we saw this year at the Edinburgh Festival.
It’s a stellar line-up headlined by Fringe veteran Simon Munnery and featuring Best Newcomer nominee Liam Williams.
Venue is The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 8LN.
Doors are 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
Tickets are £6 in advance, or £8 on the door.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Described by the Guardian as one of “comedy’s enduring eccentrics”, Simon has established himself as one of the best alternative comedians there is. Winner of the prestigious Golden Rose of Montreux for his wonderful TV series Attention Scum in 2001 he has also popped up on Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle and Radio 4′s News Quiz
“He’s nothing less than a genius” – The Guardian
“There are more brilliant ideas in one of Simon Munnery’s shows than most comics will manage in a lifetime” –The Times
“Genius is a grossly overused and even more grossly misused word – which I am about to use. I think Simon Munnery might just be a comic genius”- The Scotsman *****
WINNER of the Best Newcomer prize at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013 for his incredible show Sight Gags For Perverts that combined the beautiful and depraved in the most fascinating take on loneliness and humanity at this year’s festival.
“Now THIS is how you do absurd comedy” – ***** Chortle
Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013, Liam Williams gained huge critical acclaim this year for a show of sharp wit that toed the line of bitterness and just cynicism.
He has reached the finals of both the Amused Moose Laugh Off and So You Think You’re Funny, as well as featuring on Russell Howard’s Good News.
On top of his burgeoning stand-up career, Liam is also a member of the sketch group Sheeps, who have won huge critical acclaim the past couple of years in Edinburgh, and can count Daniel Kitson among their many fans.
A regular on Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week Sara is one of the most promising young comics around. Her credits also include Live at The Apollo, Twenty Twelve and The Thick Of It, as well as a celebrated run at this years’ Edinburgh Festival.
“Pascoe is that rare beast – a comic with more to say than her time will allow, and a real zest for saying it” – **** The Guardian
“Sharp, unpredictable, and often brutally funny” – The Skinny
**** – The Telegraph
From the Harry Potter films (she played Lavender Brown) and Simon Amstell’s Grandma’s House, and now proper brill comedy person whose Edinburgh show revealed the humour in a nervous breakdown. She’s also an ex-national tennis player and county swimmer. How about that?