Laugh Out London proudly presents the fourth annual Laugh Out London Comedy Festival at The Old Queens Head in Islington. Six days of work-in-progress shows from some of the finest comedians in the country.
Monday 16th July – 7.30pm
Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness (Work in Progress)
‘Endlessly amusing hour from the politest man in comedy’ ★★★★ (iNews.co.uk). ‘Not an ounce of flab on his routines… a joy’ ★★★★ (Telegraph). ‘A self-deprecating dweeb par excellence, on the brink of comedy’s Premier League’ ★★★★ (Evening Standard).
Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse (Work in Progress)
Tour support for Dane Baptiste, Stewart Francis and Kerry Godliman. Funny Women runner-up. ‘Charming’ (Independent). ‘Excellently deadpan’ (HuffingtonPost.com). ‘I liked that joke about her fanny’ (Sarah Millican). ‘A complete breath of fresh air’ (EdFestMag.com).
£5 advance/£6 on the door
Wednesday 18th July – 7.30pm
James Acaster: COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 (Work in Progress)
Five time Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee and star of his own four part Netflix specials.
Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature (Work in Progress)
As heard on Josh Widdicombe’s XFM Show BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. ‘delightfully silly’ (Time Out), ‘Impressive’ (Scotsman). ‘The potential is excitingly evident’ (Metro). ‘
£8 advance, £9 on the door
Thursday 19th July – 7.30pm
Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown
Live podcast recording of Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown panel show.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominees 2007, 2012
“One of the finest sketch troupes of the last decade” ★★★★ – Guardian
“The funniest thing I’ve seen this Edinburgh” ★★★★★ – Telegraph
“One of the funniest podcasts out there… It’s miles funnier than any panel show on TV or radio” – Time Out
Saturday 21st July – noon
Four work-in-progress shows for the Edinburgh Fringe from noon until 6pm
Hal Cruttenden: Chubster (Work in Progress)
As seen on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. ‘He had the audience in stitches’ ★★★★★ (Daily Record). ‘An absolute joy to watch’ ★★★★ (Scotsman).
Lolly Adefope: Lolly 3 (Work in Progress)
Star of Taskmaster (Dave), Loaded (Channel 4), Miracle Workers (TBS USA) and Damned (Channel 4). The Observer’s Rising Star 2017,’She has found her comic voice and something to say. Bound for much bigger things’ **** (iNews.co.uk). ★★★★★ (Mirror). ★★★★ (Evening Standard). ★★★★ (Time Out). ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk).
Rose Matafeo: Horndog (Work in Progress)
As seen on W1A and Have I Got News For You. ‘Effervescently entertaining’ ★★★★ (Guardian). ‘One of the undoubted highlights of the Fringe’ ★★★★★ (Telegraph). Best Show nominee, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2018.
Andy Barr: Neustadt (Work in Progress)
‘Skilfully written and delivered lines… Barr’s comic timing and gestures are impeccable’ ★★★★ (List). ‘Delightful’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘He is a funny boy’ (Tim Key, Pick of the Fringe 2017). ‘One of the best up and coming idiots out there’ (John Kearns).
£10 advance, £15 on the door
Sunday 22nd July – 7pm
Adam Riches: Work in Progress
Edinburgh Comedy Award winner. ‘Gloriously funny’ ★★★★★ (Scotsman). ‘Never less than brilliant’ ★★★★★ (Fest). ‘Quite simply one of the best character comedians in the country’ ★★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk).
Jordan Brookes: Bleed (Work In Progress)
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2017 nominee. ‘Wildly entertaining’ ★★★★ (Guardian). ‘Brookes is a startlingly talented comedian’ ★★★★ (Scotsman).
£5 advance, £6 on the door
Monday 23rd July – 7.30pm
Nish Kumar: It’s in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves (Work in Progress)
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, QI and Have I Got News For You.
Ed Gamble: Blizzard (Work in Progress)
As seen on BBC Two’s Mock the Week, Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central’s At the Comedy Store and Drunk History, BBC Two’s The Apprentice You’re Fired, Channel 4’s Man Down, TBS’s Conan. ‘This is a super show from a comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game’ (Chortle.co.uk).
£8 advance, £9 on the door