Comedy nights

All day Edinburgh Fringe previews – July 21


Laugh Out London presents a day of work-in-progress shows for the Edinburgh Fringe as part of its fourth annual comedy festival in Islington. This daytime show features HAL CRUTTENDEN, BRIDGET CHRISTIE, ANDY BARR and ROSE MATAFEO.

Date: Saturday 21st July 2018
Venue: The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Rd, London, N1 8LN
Nearest station: Angel (7 minute walk)
Time: Doors noon, first show 12.30pm
Tickets: £10, £15 on the door

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster (Work in Progress)
Hal’s literally filled our screens in the last few years on such shows as 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’s also recorded two series of his sitcom Hal for BBC Radio 4. Now he’s back at Edinburgh with a brand-new show, the title of which, Chubster, was chosen by his charming daughters. Hal is now on a diet. ‘He had the audience in stitches’ ★★★★★ (Daily Record). ‘An absolute joy to watch’ ★★★★ (Scotsman).

Bridget Christie
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show winner 2013
Bridget is not going to the Fringe this year but will be performing work-in-progress material towards future projects

Rose Matafeo: Horndog (Work in Progress)
Rose Matafeo has kissed nearly 10 men in her life, AKA she’s a total horndog. But what is horniness? Is it that intangible essence of excitement and opportunity? A fire that flickers in the beating heart of every human being? Or is it simply wanting to bone everyone, all the time? Join Rose for a brand-new hour of critically acclaimed stand-up, sketch and mid-20s angst. 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)
Visionary architect Andy Barr, tasked with designing the ideal socialist city, is dragged into a paranoid nightmare of Cold War intrigue. Andy Barr is a stand-up and member of the Weirdos collective. ‘Skilfully written and delivered lines… Barr’s comic timing and gestures are impeccable’ ★★★★ (List). ‘Delightful’ ( ‘He is a funny boy’ (Tim Key, Pick of the Fringe 2017). ‘One of the best up and coming idiots out there’ (John Kearns).

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