The fringe is dead, long live the fringe! Not to panic however, you can still catch some of the best shows from the festival right here in old London town. Here are the best shows from the fringe making there way to London in the next month or so…
Beard: The Grin of Love
Winner of the the biggest prize in live comedy (the Laugh Out London award for best show) Beard return to London to perform their amazing hour which blended sketch and clowning in wonderfully creative manner.
12th Oct – 17th Oct, The Invisible Dot
Sam Simmons : Spaghetti for Breakfast
Winner of the 2nd biggest prize in live comedy (The Edinburgh Comedy Award for best show) Sam has once again crafted a delightful hour which landed him barrels of critical praise.
22nd Sept – 10th Oct, Soho Theatre
Adam Hess: Salmon
Best newcomer Nominee Adam pulled together one of the best hours of pure stand-up at this years festival. Time flies when you’re having fun and Adam’s hour goes past so quickly it feels like only 20 minutes long.
23rd Sept -26th Sept, Soho Theatre
Beth Vyse: Funny as Cancer
Beth show managed to mix her trademark lunacy and penchant for silly props with the very personal tale of her cancer diagnosis. A truly remarkable show which is as funny as it was moving.
28th & 29th September, Museum of Comedy
Zoe Coombs Marr : Dave
A large amount of critical claim has be placed on Zoe Coombs Marr’s creation Dave, her sexist alter ego, who perfectly skewers typical chauvinist attitudes.
Until 12th Sept, Soho Theatre
Tom Parry: Yellow T-shirt
The Pappys member broke out this year with show as silly as it was energetic, scooping him a best newcomer nomination. Worth seeing for his opening gag alone.
29th Sept – 3rd Oct, Soho Theatre
Lou Sanders: Excuse me, You’re Sitting on my Penis Again
As normal Lou’s shows are daft and creative. This year’s story of her attempts to get into Eton School for Boys one one of her best yet, marking her as one of the best alternative stand ups around.
7th Oct- 10th Oct, Soho Theatre
LetLuce: LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)
A wonderfully silly show which transported audience members in the Just the tonic caves deep below the sea. Big costumes and weird characters made this one of the must “sea” shows at the fringe.
28th Oct – 31st Oct, Soho Theatre
Joseph Morpurgo: Soothing Sounds for Baby
Joseph’s tale of his love affair with an older woman brought to life with his vinyl records had a level of imagination that no other show could rival, quite rightly nominated for best show in Edinburgh.
5th Oct -15th Oct, The Invisible Dot
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