|HATTY ASHDOWN is a brand new client and comedian, writer, broadcaster, actor and telly addict! She created and co-wrote the Comedy Central sitcom “Give Out Girls” with Big Talk & Popper Pictures, stars in BBC Radio 4 comedy “Romance & Adventure” by Josie Long and played ‘Dawn’ in “Marshal’s Law”, which was nominated for best new sitcom by the British Comedy Guide and can be seen on London Live.
Hatty has a passion for radio and hosts “The Other Woman Show” – a female panel show – on Resonance FM as well as her regular podcast “Hatty’s Running a Bath”, where she talks to comedy folk about their work, life and their ideal night in!
|SHAISTA AZIZ is working on a Nigerian project for Medicin sans Frontier and continues to campaign, speak and write about international current affairs. She has started a podcast “The Everyday Bigotry Project” and recently recorded a set for BBC Asian Network’s “Big Comedy Gig”.
Shaista is currently developing her own show for 2017’s Edinburgh Festival.
|ALISTAIR BARRIE is rounding off the European tour of his highly acclaimed show “No More Stage 3” and he is about to record another episode of “Breaking the News” for BBC Radio Scotland.
He continues to perform on the circuit and thanks our political system for giving him plenty of material for The Comedy Store’s Cutting Edge show!
|To celebrate Grainger’s 87th birthday, the best magicians in the universe make their comeback with the greatest maelstrom, extravaganza, tsunami of a magic show the world will ever see. Some of the best ever magic prancing around… ever!
In reality it’s a physical comedy homage in full prosthetics to the bombastic and glittery world of the great Vegas grand Illusion shows of the 1970s and 1980s, but with geriatric performers.
LOUIE BAYLISS takes his first show to Edinburgh Fringe this decade at 14.45 every day at La Belle Angele!
|LOU CONRAN has recently been supporting Sarah Millican on her UK tour.
She’s due to work alongside the BBC on a secret project in September, and is working with her pal Rick Laxton on a series of online comedies. You can find Lou on Twitter @louconran
|JUDITH FAULTLESS is taking her first play to the Camden Fringe (Hen & Chickens Theatre, 16 & 17 August).
Doesn’t every little girl want to grow up, fail to meet the man of her dreams and then adopt a baby on her own? This is the story of a woman doing things the hard way…
This comic play explores the lengths you’ll go to when your body clock has turned into a time bomb. Is she up to the challenge? Is anyone?
|BEN RUFUS GREEN is an actor, writer and comedian. Most recently he filmed “Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle” with Steve Coogan (they cast him after looking at some of his sketches online). He’s also appeared with Lee Mack and Tim Vine in “Not Going Out”, Alan Carr in his “Specstacular” shows; and Ben Miller in “Asylum”.
Ben has built up his YouTube channel and now has over 160,000 hits. Stephen Fry tweeted him 3 times (before deleting his account…).
Ben is currently performing sketches on the circuit with his group Chinfinger.
|MEGAN HEFFERNAN is actor, writer and comedian. She is also one half of double act Heffernan and Fletcher.
Heffernan and Fletcher have a track record of creating acclaimed and award-winning work winning the Funny Women Comedy Writing Award and were Finalists for Best Short at the Cofilmic Comedy Festival and London Sketch fest. Before that they won Hat Trick’s Short and Funnies Award.
They are also currently in development with The Comedy Unit with a sitcom and Spirit Media with a sketch show.
|RICH KEEBLE continues to lend his voice to many a voice over, has most recently filmed sketches for Alan Carr’s “Specstaculars”, appeared in ITV’s “The Delivery Man”.
On Monday he will launch the second series of “Rich Keeble’s Vanity Project”.
|DAN MARCH continues to spend time in LA where he is about to film a web series and is developing a sitcom based on his experiences. Happy to come back for exciting UK jobs though!|
|CARRIE MARX has just finished in two Secret Cinema Productions – the last being the critically acclaimed 28 Days Later.
Carrie will be performing in Darktales, by Tim Arthur, at The Pleasance during the fringe (17.50 each day). A horror thriller guaranteed to send shivers up your spine……
|DAVID MOON is an actor and comedian probably best known for performing in the Award-Winning Sketch group Late Night Gimp Fight. The group formed in late 2008 and were nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and went on to win the Chortle Award for Best Character or Sketch Act in 2011.
David, along with three other Gimps, has just recorded a new series of “Impractical Jokers”, which will air on both Channel 5 and Comedy Central soon…
|Join KIRSTY NEWTON at this year’s Fringe for a feel-good celebration of growing older disgracefully.
Featuring songs, stand-up, singalongs, surprises, big-name guests and a bar. An interactive, fun-filled show, tailored for each audience and directed by the award-winning Phil Nichol.
Kirsty is a multi-instrumentalist ‘human jukebox’, musical director, arranger, songwriter, singer, MC and comedy performer and has been working with top comedians for more than a decade, combining her musical talent and wit for dozens of acts including Arthur Smith, Rich Hall, Mitch Benn and Charlie Baker among many others
|MATT SHEAHAN is perhaps best known being part of the comedy trio The Real MacGuffins who’ve been performing consistently on the comedy circuit since 2009 and most recently completed a Nationwide Tour with ‘Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain’ which received rave reviews.
Currently residing in Bristol, Matt is about to play the lead in 19 year old Director Jack Spring’s debut feature!
|WAEN SHEPHERD composed the soundtrack to the recent series of BBC3’s “Murder in Successville” and continues to release tracks as Gary Le Strange!
See www.waenshepherd.com for all his latest news!
|SYDNEY STEVENSON is an actress and writer. Trained at ArtsEd but from acting stock – it was in the blood and she didn’t stand a chance!
With a wide range of comedy TV credits from “My Family” to “Red Dwarf”, Sydney is currently developing her own sitcom.
Her first self-penned theatrical production, “Next Door – An Awkward Love Store” ran at The Tabard Theatre and she is in talks for a West End transfer.
|CATRIONA STIRLING has achieved much in her year after graduation from Cambridge University.
A successful Edinburgh Fringe with her sketch group, By No Mean Feat, followed by a move to London, cast in another comedy, “For Him, For Her” by Embolon and she is currently in Australia touring “The Snail and The Whale” produced by Tall Stories. This will also appear at the Pleasance for 2016’s fringe, 11.50 every day…
|ALEXIS STRUM has just performed her most recent comedy play, “Before & After” at The Arcola, to great acclaim and is currently developing “Volcano”, which premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East, for TV.|
|Throughout history, every generation has thought they would witness the end of the world. They were wrong. We will!
PAUL THORNE returns to Edinburgh with a sideways look at modern evil. From bigots and bankers and the seven deadly sins to the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse and the three fundamentalist teddy bears…
See him at The Stand, Comedy Club 2, 21.30
|JAMES WREN has spent most of 2016 writing, producing and performing in shorts notably, “Silent Country” and “The Man You’re Not” and is about to be in the short films, “Godless” and Something, Something”, filming in the autumn.|