Time - 1pm to 11:30pm- please note that shows start at 2:o0pm so arrive promptly!!
Saturday sees a day full of mainly 1 hour shows. Most of which are shows being fine tuned before being taken up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. All shows are in venues, such as the marquee, barn, drawing room or yurt.
All acts listed below are subject to change.
Jo Caulfield - Older. Wiser. Smarter. Meaner
Award-winning comedian. Razor-sharp. Scandalous. Hilarious. Sarcastic. Opinionated. Mouthy. Filthy. Wine connoisseur. Happy drunk. Con artist. Fabricator. Featured on Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, John Bishop Show. 'One of Britain’s smartest comics' ***** (Scotsman). 'Jo Caulfield is everything the comedy Fringe is about' ***** (Herald). 'Jokes and observations so well crafted she makes the whole endeavour seem effortless' ***** (SGFringe.com). 'The very best hour of comedy I've seen at the Fringe this year' ***** (FifeToday.co.uk). More info here
He became best known for the late-night cult show In Bed With MeDinner, in which he commented on documentary video footage. He also hosted ITV's daytime game show Win Lose Or Draw, as well as LWT’s There's Only One Brian Moore and Dial Midnight, plus Not A Lot Of People Know That for BBC1 H
In 1995 he starred in Channel 4's The Show, eight one hour programmes featuring fly-on-the-wall film of the making of a real chat show.
Spencer Jones - The Audition
BAFTA nominee. UK Barry winner: Best Show and Best Performer. Spencer Jones returns to Edinburgh with a mash-up of music, visual, prop, character comedy. Creator, writer and star of BBC's Big Babies. As seen on Live At The Apollo, Upstart Crow, Skins, Hollyoaks, Family Tree. The Herbert wakes up in his flat on a very important morning. He has an audition for a big movie and he is determined to get it right but he just cant get the lines right. ***** (Times). *****1/2 (Chortle.co.uk). ***** (Evening Standard). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Scotsman).
Whose Turn? is a hilarious evening of comedy improvisation games, from our roster of funny people. We’ve been hosting these nights for over twelve years, so you’d think by now we’d have some sort of ability to do it well. And that’s just one way in which we’ll surprise you!
The format is loosely based on the popular “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, and when we say “loosely” we mean completely ripped off but with a slightly different title
President Obonjo - The Rise of a Comedy Dictator
In the age of Trump, populism, Brexit and the general election in Britain, the world probably doesn’t need another bloated ego pretending to give easy solutions. Thankfully what we need is a comedy character who skewers them with precision, hilarity and who isn’t afraid at showing vulnerability.
Following civil unrest due to the President’s long periods of absence to go and secretly perform stand up comedy in Britain, there was a military coup in the Lafta Republic. The official line is that President Obonjo was tried and executed for his neglect of the Laftarian people, with his decapitated head stuffed and mounted in their new government headquarters.
Adam Rowe - Unbearable
Does wanting to care, even if you don’t really, make you a good person? Adam Rowe thinks so, but then again he would; he’s unbearable. He’s an arrogant, self-indulgent narcissist who will make absolutely anything about himself – AKA a comedian. But just how far can he take that? His girlfriend’s car crash? The death of a stranger? In this hour of no-holds-barred, brutally honest, opinionated stand-up he’ll look to find out exactly that. Whilst being very funny*. *Probably.
Aaron Twitchen - Curtain Twitchen
Aerial-circus-stand-up fusion show. Mixing relatable stories of friendship, love and wine with jaw-dropping stunts on the aerial silks into a gossipy cabaret explosion, Aaron Twitchen takes comedy to highs you've never seen before... literally. As featured on BBC Radio 4 and tour support for Luisa Omeilan. An innovative new approach: intimate circus, led by stand-up comedy to a power-pop soundtrack. 'Seriously talented. Hilarious, warm, energetic and capable of busting some awesome moves, Twitchen is a quadruple threat' (Skinny). 'Positive, fun, feel-good... best free fringe show I've seen' (Scotsgay). More info here.
Sooz Kempner - Sooz on Film
Love films? So, does Sooz Kempner (Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer, Funny Women Variety Award winner) in a brand-new stand-up show about how great movies can change your entire life. At 16, Sooz decided she had to win an Oscar, watched Goodfellas, Taxi Driver and Jaws too many times and sent a screenplay to Martin Scorsese. Did she ever win that Oscar? Cinema, self-deprecation and show-stopping songs. ‘Fantastically funny... this is a woman who belongs on the stage’ **** (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Just brilliant... not to be missed’ ***** (WestEndWilma.co.uk).
Abi Roberts - Anglichanka
Anglichanka is an exhilarating comedy show about living in the USSR in the 90s and going back as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian. In this show, find out about gay rights and censorship in Russia, the consequences of drinking hardcore vodka, studying opera and using outdoor loos in -20 temperatures, and see how Russia has changed since the 90s. Discover what we need to know about Putin, the meerkat with nuclear weapons.
Mark Row - A1:The long Road to Edinburgh
Just twelve short months ago, Mark Row had never stepped on stage to perform stand-up comedy... But then he was struck by the sort of crazy idea that any normal person would consider for only the briefest of seconds, before dismissing as ridiculous and carrying on with their cornflakes... But Mark just couldn't let it go! Instead, he rounded up some friends, jumped on a plane, and came to Edinburgh to meet some comedians and find out what it would take to put on his own show... This is the show he has made!
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