The behemoth that is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is looming large on the comedy horizon once more and with it, the opportunity to see some future award winning shows for cheap before they go up there!
We’ve teamed up with Objectively Funny and The Albany to bring you three double bills of some of our favourite acts tuning up their 2019 fringe shows.
WEDNESDAY 8th MAY
After a sell-out debut hour Rosie ‘triple threat’ Jones returns to the Fringe with a big question, “Am I backwards, or are they?”. She explores the hilarious difficulties of navigating the world whilst being the only disabled, gay, northern comedian with quite the penchant for sexual aggression.
Heralded as one of ‘The Best-Reviewed Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Shows of 2018’, Rosie’s second hour is certain to be a hit.
“Smart, mischievous, laugh-out-loud funny” – Chortle.
“Genuinely masterful” – The Skinny
Adam has an hour of new stand up about normal, every day stuff and his agent has said that this year has to be GREAT! So why not come along! It’s going to be great. He has been on all of those TV shows that we’ve heard of but never watch such as ‘Tonight at the Palladium’, ‘Live at the Comedy Store’, ‘Stand Up Central’ etc. This year’s show has a great routine about how he thinks he’s grown an inch this year and his doctor won’t believe him. Also another cracking anecdote about how he and his mate genuinely got kidnapped on their Silver Duke of Edinburgh hike.
‘For high quality gags per minute there is no better comedian on the fringe’ – Independent
‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier’ – Times
WEDNESDAY 15th MAY
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Newcomer and winner of the Herald Angel Award returns with a brand-new hour of comedy about the little things, the smallest details, the fixed and distinct aspects that make up what we definitively are, how we expressly think and who we unambiguously love.
‘Powerful, poignant and achingly funny stuff’ ***** (Herald)
‘It’s refreshing to see something so generous and outward-looking’ (Chortle.co.uk)
‘The most hilarious visual images’ **** (Scotsman)
‘An absolute gem’ **** (Evening Standard)
Fresh from “the sort of perfectly structured Edinburgh debut you always hope for and rarely get to see” (The Times, ****), Catherine Bohart has some new jokes she’d like to try.
As seen on BBC2’s The Mash Report and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. Writer for BBC’s The News Quiz, The Now Show & Frankie Boyle’s New World Order.
The Times “Comedy Face To Watch” 2019
The Guardian’s Best Shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2018
Nominee: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018
BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017
WEDNESDAY 22nd MAY
Fern is full of wit and charm, fearlessly tackling sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality in this brand new hour.
Never one to shy away from a tough topic, Fern is cutting and charming in equal measure. She impresses with unique observations and serious comic chops, proving herself to be one of the UK’s hottest comedy exports. As seen on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Roast Battle’, ‘Live from the BBC’ and ‘The Russell Howard Hour’.
‘Whip-smart, unabashed honesty.’ The Herald (UK)
‘A charming performer with a wicked gleam in her eye who’ll win you from her opening jokes until the lights come up.’ Herald Sun
Character comedians and real life sisters Maddy and Marina Bye are back, physically bigger and mentally smaller than ever before. After two years of sell-out shows they present their third, completely absurd sketch show, but this time.. with a twist. Enter the dangerous world of theatre and disaster as two idiot relatives present a full mystery of murder. Who done it? Probably, most likely one of them.. Expect new characters, more drama and a total abandonment of dignity as they take you into the snowy drama of The Headless Arms, the forever freezing manner.
★★★★★ Genius… Silly humour with a clever twist – Broadway Baby
★★★★★ Wonderfully absurd and very very funny – Scottish Field