This time next week it will have started….
Samantha Baines – SAM & HELEN: OUT THERE, 6-29 August (not 18), 18.20, Just the Tonic at the Caves (Venue 88)
As seen on BBC, as heard on Hoxton Radio and as titled Funny Women Awards finalists 2014, comedy duo Samantha Baines and Helen Sorren are out there – not in a weird way just in the sense you might bump into them 13, 000 of you watched their online sketch ‘Busy Battle’ and now you can see them live! Stand-up comedy sketches and silly chats.
“Sam and Helen are bloody hilarious” Larry Lamb
“Among those to watch” Bruce Dessau
“A natural gift for comedy” TheGoodReview.co.uk
2 GIRLS, 1 CUP OF COMEDY, 6-29 August (not 18), 22.20, Just the Tonic at the Caves (Venue 88)
Sam and Helen MC a mixed bill of comedy – a super-sized cup of comedy with TV names as well as the very best new comedians. Join us for some late night laughs!
Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue.
Alistair Barrie – NO MORE STAGE 3, 8-29 August (not 17), 15.45, Movement (Venue 56)
In January 2015, topical comedian, Alistair Barrie’s wife, was diagnosed with breast cancer, which gave him some perspective on what really constitutes bad news.
‘No More Stage Three’ covers the downs and occasional ups of watching your partner go through treatment for a life-threatening disease, from shared hair loss to chemo farts, shopping for breasts and the hilarious subject of statutory sick pay.
“Properly smart comedy for grown-ups. By a properly smart comic.” Kate Copstick
“One of the comedy circuit’s smartest, most versatile stand-ups.” Bruce Dessau
Lou Conran – SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE, 6-31 August (not 17, 24), 15.00 & 19.00, Assembly George Square Gardens (Caravan – Vanue 3)
Lou Conran has a ‘special gift’- she talks to dead people, or rather they talk to her. This, her debut Fringe show, is her first ‘outing’ as a self-confessed weirdo. And what better venue to do that in, but a caravan?! Lou never understood how different whe was until she stepped into her first class at Clairvoyant Camp (sort of a Hogwarts for adults) and the messages started, literally, pouring out of her.
“Naturally funny.” Sarah Millican
“…Always fabulous… makes her job look so effortless .” Fringe Review
Carrie Marx – THE TOUR, 17-29 (not 23), 11.25, thespace @ Surgeon’s Hall (Venue 53)
Carrie Marx stars in this story of life on the road with a musical, The Tour follows a brand new show headed for greatness – or is it? When you work your whole life to make it, what happens when you do? A look behind the curtains and onto the tour bus of the little show that could…
Kirsty Newton – THE RISE OF MIGHTY VOICE, 5-30 August (not 17, 24), 21.40, Pleasance Ace Dome (Venue 23)
Following last year’s sold-out 5-star hit, 2015 Chortle Award nominees, Jess Robinson and Kirsty Newton, are back with an all-new show! Join them for amazing mimicry, stunning singing, cheeky wit and a different show every night, thanks to the legendary Wheels Of Sixty-Four Tunes. It’s the perfect feel-good show!
“If you’re looking to see sheer and shameless talent, this is a great place to start” Edinburgh Evening News