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LOLLY ADEFOPE + ADAM HESS 7:30pm
LOLLY ADEFOPE + ADAM HESS
Jun 14 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
LOLLY ADEFOPE + ADAM HESS @ Upper Lounge
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from character comic and Taskmaster loser Lolly Adefope, and hyperactive motormouth Adam Hess. “A comedic character actor who doesn’t stop for breath once, Adefope sweeps between characters seamlessly, creating[...]
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LUCY PORTER + ELF LYONS 7:30pm
LUCY PORTER + ELF LYONS
Jun 19 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
LUCY PORTER + ELF LYONS @ Upper Lounge
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from Fringe veteran Lucy Porter and 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Elf Lyons. “Lucy Porter has been appearing at the Fringe for well over a decade and you know[...]
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HAL CRUTTENDEN + TOM WARD 7:30pm
HAL CRUTTENDEN + TOM WARD
Jun 20 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
HAL CRUTTENDEN + TOM WARD @ Upper Lounge
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from veteran stand-up Hal Cruttenden and award-winning newcomer Tom Ward. “In probing the differences between his camp, audience-friendly exterior and his tougher instincts, Cruttenden lets loose sparky thoughts about[...]
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LOU SANDERS + SARA BARRON 7:30pm
LOU SANDERS + SARA BARRON
Jun 21 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
LOU SANDERS + SARA BARRON @ Upper Lounge
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from brilliant loon Lou Sanders and NYC humorist Sara Barron. “It is a rare treat to see surrealist comedy this good. Sanders’ genius is to keep the audience off[...]
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PAUL SINHA + LUCY FREDERICK 7:30pm
PAUL SINHA + LUCY FREDERICK
Jun 26 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
PAUL SINHA + LUCY FREDERICK @ Upper Lounge
A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from TV quizzer, stand-up and former doctor Paul Sinha and “writer, actor and fat model” (her words) Lucy Frederick. “Comedy gold – be it his dealings in his day[...]
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PAUL SINHA + LUCY FREDERICK
Jun 26 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from TV quizzer, stand-up and former doctor Paul Sinha and “writer, actor and fat model” (her words) Lucy Frederick.

“Comedy gold – be it his dealings in his day job as ‘The Sinnerman’ on ITV’s The Chase and the Z-list celebrity shenanigans that inevitably brings, and his navigation up the quiz league table of London’s various pub quizzes. Personal but not overbearing, Sinha lets you in enough to see what makes him tick but never where he’s going next, a skill that makes every punchline feel fresh.” – The Skinny

“Frederick produces a strong and diverse show, with just a hint of non consensual audience participation. Wonderfully light hearted and enjoyable” – ThreeWeeks

Advance tickets £7+b.f. / £10 on the door.

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TONY LAW + DARREN HARRIOTT
Jul 3 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from former Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Tony Law and last year’s Best Newcomer nominee Darren Harriott.

“If you miss The Mighty Boosh or early Vic and Bob you will love paddling in Law’s stream of consciousness. As for making sense of his lunacy he offers a workable critique of his style: ‘he mooches around a bit and we fill in the blanks.’ Watching someone mooch around has never been such fun.” – Evening Standard

“It’s not often you get a debutant comedian who’s as ready for TV as Darren Harriott is. His slick, extroverted style would translate well on to the gogglebox. He’s got a charm and cheekiness about him that wins over audiences with ease. What marks him out is that he’s a very mainstream act who talks about some very un-mainstream, dark aspects of his life, and he does an impressive job of squaring this circle. This is a classic example of a comic who won’t be playing rooms this size for much longer” – Chortle

Advance tickets £7+b.f. / £10 on the door.

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ANDREW O’NEILL + CAROLINE MABEY
Jul 5 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from prince of darkness Andrew O’Neill and the somewhat demented Caroline Mabey.

“O’Neill somehow straddles the worlds of both alternative and mainstream expertly. He is a master of his crafts, both witchcraft and comedy.” – The Skinny

“Mabey is thoroughly enjoyable compay. The slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois between Vic Reeves, Harry Hill and Floella Benjamin” – Evening Standard

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NB: Caroline replaces the previously-billed Candy Gigi, who is no longer going to  Edinburgh and therefore has no show to preview this year.

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ZOE LYONS + SARAH CALLAGHAN
Jul 10 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from Mock the Week regular Zoe Lyons and rising star Sarah Callaghan.

“Always fizzling with indignation and throwing out a hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd.” – The Guardian

“Armed with bags of attitude, [Callaghan]’s a refreshing working-class comedy voice…reminiscent of a young Kathy Burke.” – The Herald

Advance tickets £7+b.f. / £10 on the door.

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ROBIN INCE + JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS
Jul 11 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from The Infinite Monkey Cage’s Robin Ince, and Alternative Comedy Memorial Society co-founder John-Luke Roberts.

“Robin Ince has never been your average comedian. If you didn’t know any better, you might assume that he would have a gentle, bookish act, what with his fondness for knitwear and love of literature, yet his rage and passion are almost unparalleled in contemporary British stand-up.” – The Scotsman

“[John-Luke Roberts’s] hour positively fizzes with invention, and what might superficially seem like nonsense is underpinned by keen comic writing, an irresistible combination of solid jokes stemming from off-the-wall premises. And his performance, influenced by his time at the Gaulier clown school, is perfectly pitched with expert timing and some ridiculous physicality.” – Chortle

Advance tickets £7+b.f. / £10 on the door.

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ED GAMBLE + MAT EWINS
Jul 17 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from Mock the Week regular Ed Gamble and 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Mat Ewins.

“Gamble is a powerful, compelling orator… there’s no mistaking that this is a super show from a comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game” – Chortle

“Ewins looks a little bit like a speccy Simpsons character and his style if very much post-Groening. Every sentence, every aside seems to be in the service of a stupidly genius laugh. There are stupidly genius names, stupidly genius anecdotes. Blink and you might miss the stupidly genius funniest gag of the whole show.” – Beyond the Joke

Advance tickets £7+b.f. / £10 on the door.

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NISH KUMAR + ANGELA BARNES
Jul 18 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from The Mash Report’s anchorman, Nish Kumar, and The News Quiz newest sharp-tongued star, Angela Barnes.

“If you like your comedy to be intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with a passion, urgency and enthusiasm that makes an hour feel like a fantastic ten minutes, then you’re going to love Nish Kumar’s show. If you don’t like your comedy like that, then probably just go somewhere else, but you’ll be missing out on a corker.” – TimeOut

“Like all the best comics, [Barnes] manages to articulate a singular perspective while making it seem like a universal truth. And then she put jokes in it. Harder than it looks.” – The Guardian

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NISH KUMAR + SUZI RUFFELL
Jul 19 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from The Mash Report’s anchorman, Nish Kumar, and Portsmouth’s greatest export, Suzi Ruffell.

“If you like your comedy to be intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with a passion, urgency and enthusiasm that makes an hour feel like a fantastic ten minutes, then you’re going to love Nish Kumar’s show. If you don’t like your comedy like that, then probably just go somewhere else, but you’ll be missing out on a corker.” – TimeOut

“Ruffell has nabbed the working class comedy crown for her 
generation. Sparky, energising, fun, an accomplished act who 
knows how to engage an audience” – Chortle

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JUSTIN MOORHOUSE + ANDY FIELD
Jul 24 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from one of Manchester’s top stand-ups, Justin Moorhouse, and BBC New Comedy Award 2017 finalist Andy Field.

“Here was not a moment without laughter. [Justin] smashed the hour out of the park, jammed with vivid characters and great comic ‘Northernisms’, really consolidating Moorhouse’s position as top ‘Northern bloke’ comic.” – Chortle

“Field’s short and disjointed sketches are hilariously entertaining. His show might be indulgent, but it is one that will make you laugh until it hurts nonetheless. You’re likely to find yourself still laughing long after it’s over as little flashbacks of his genius pop back into your mind. For an hour of hilarious escapism, look no further.” – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Advance tickets £7+b.f. / £10 on the door.

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SEANN WALSH + JAKE LAMBERT
Jul 31 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from Brighton boy done good, Seann Walsh, and up-and-coming youngster Jake Lambert.

“Seann Walsh is a brilliant observational comic, with an ability to tease out the comicality of even the most mundane, everyday occurrence. His commentary has the audience in hysterics.” – BroadwayBaby

“As his Twitter feed will attest [Jake Lambert’s] got gags to burn, and can weave them seamlessly into his routines. He’s also quite a palatable, mainstream proposition as a comic so the audience took to him pretty swiftly. Some of his jokes even have the whiff of old-school Tommy Cooper cheese about them, which isn’t a criticism.” – Chortle

Advance tickets £10 + b.f. (£14 on the door)

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