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Jun
14
Thu
LOLLY ADEFOPE + ADAM HESS
Jun 14 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

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 one-sided dialogues which are fast with the punch lines and all competing for loudest persona on the stage. Adefope may just be one of the best character comedians around. A must-see. ” – BroadwayBaby

“Adam Hess starts at supersonic speed and then accelerates. It takes time to tune in to his distinctive rapidfire delivery but once you do the laughs will keep coming. You might miss a joke because you are sniggering so hard, but never fear, another four will soon come along.” – Evening Standard

Advance tickets £4+b.f. / £7 on the door.

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Jun
19
Tue
LUCY PORTER + ELF LYONS
Jun 19 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

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 you are in safe hands with her. The majority of the audience return year after year to see this popular comedian as she never disappoints.” – One4Review

“Esoteric comedy at its finest. It’s rare to see an intellectual comedian demonstrate their smarts in such a passive, unassuming way.” – Broadway Baby

Advance tickets £4+b.f. / £7 on the door.

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Jun
20
Wed
HAL CRUTTENDEN + TOM WARD
Jun 20 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

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 the expectations placed on the modern male. He’s naturally funny but he’s evolving into something more challenging and provocative” – Daily Telegraph

“Ward really sticks in the mind, and that counts for a lot. He’s hard to pin down. Despite the fashionista get-up, his daft humour is often reminiscent of Harry Hill, while there’s also a little bit of Brucey in there too, a little bit old-school” – London is Funny

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

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Jun
21
Thu
LOU SANDERS + SARA BARRON
Jun 21 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

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 balance, no sooner have they wrapped their heads around one concept another comes flying at them. Downright bust-a-gut comedy” – BroadwayBaby

“Sara Barron has a knack for colliding into life’s odd characters and sharp corners with hilarious and heartrending results” – Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black

Advance tickets £4+b.f. / £7 on the door.

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Jun
26
Tue
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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Jul
3
Tue
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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Jul
5
Thu
ANDREW O’NEILL + CANDY GIGI
Jul 5 @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

A double-bill of Edinburgh comedy previews, from prince of darkness Andrew O’Neill and princess of crazy Candy Gigi.

“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

“As a former winner of the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality, Candy Gigi knows exactly what’s required to deliver an unexpected, totally absurd and yet wildly entertaining show. Not for the faint-hearted or easily offended, but Candy manages to add a strangely appealing charisma to her grotesque persona.” – List

Advance tickets £4+b.f. / £7 on the door.

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Jul
10
Tue
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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Jul
11
Wed
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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Jul
17
Tue
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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