Globe-trotting but Hertford local comedian Alistair Barrie can't make it to The Edinburgh Festival this year, but has decided instead to showcase a short season of previews featuring some of the finest performers who are making the trip to Scotland in August.
Duration: 1hr in total with a short interval between the two acts
Suitable for: ages 14+, but parental discretion advised as stand-up comedy usually contains strong language and adult topics.
Sunday 23rd June, 3pm
Paul Sinha: Edinburgh Festival Preview
Whilst studying medicine in the 1990s, Paul took his first steps on the stand-up comedy circuit. He pursued both careers and at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe earned a nomination for the Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly Perrier).
Not long after that Paul hung up his stethoscope to become a full-time comedian. Paul is a veteran of the Edinburgh Festival with nine solo shows to his credit.
He's also a familiar voice on radio with appearances on Just A Minute, The News Quiz and Fighting Talk. His Radio 4 series 'Paul Sinha's History Revision' won the Rose d'Or for radio comedy in 2016.
A lifetime of curiosity and learning informs Paul's comedy but now also ranks him as one of the UK’s finest quizzers. This has led to yet another concurrent career, this time as a general knowledge expert on the award-winning ITV quiz show, The Chase.
"This is what a good stand-up should be. Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate." Chortle
Vikki Stone: Song Bird (Work - In - Progress)
Multi award - winning comedian and musician Vikki Stone ("Musical genius" Absolute Radio) returns with an all new show of her trademark comedy songs and stand up.
As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, BBC One's John Bishop Show and the BBC Proms Podcast.
'The lovechild of Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin’ The Scotsman
‘The audience were almost crying with laughter’ The Guardian
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Sunday Herald
Sunday 30th June, 3pm
Pete Firman: Edinburgh Festival Preview
Pete previews his new show ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe, expect his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic.
As seen on ITV1's 'Tonight at the London Palladium' and 'The Next Great Magician' and BBC1's 'The John Bishop Show' and 'The Sarah Millican Television Programme.'
“The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century.” Times
“The new poster-boy for British comedy magic.” Telegraph
“Seamless blending of quality magic and stand-up comedy. It is a joy to watch.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Breathtaking illusions.” List
Mitch Benn: Ten Songs To Save The World
One guy. One guitar. One audience (hopefully). One broken world, and ten funny songs to fix it.
If, like Mitch Benn, you’re sick of the stupidity burying our world, then join him as he sets out, with his trusty six-string in his hand and a head full of silly rhymes, to cut a path through the BS towards a brighter and saner future.
From his many years as the resident songwriter on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show to his work as an activist, columnist and commentator, Mitch Benn is not only “the country’s leading musical satirist” (The Times) but one of our most engaging, insightful and even-handed political observers.
In his new show Mitch presents a collection of comic songs addressing the “interesting times” in which we live and proposing (semi-serious) solutions to our problems...
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