Venue: Citrus Club: Main Space
Allow this new and exciting sketch troupe to take you on a spin through a random roulette of sketches. You might see some celebrity comedians, witness the Prime Minister playing acoustic guitar, see a live performance from the most outrageous chat show host, or experience a psychic bringing some unwanted characters back from the dead. But always remember, like the universe, everything is interconnected... Part of the PBH Free Fringe.
A fairytale for grown-ups ... don't let truth get in the way of magic! Join browbeaten commuter Sam as he impulsively escapes his monotone existence. In a sleepy seaside town out of season, he valiantly helps The Knight find his voice and rescue The Lady in a quest for love. The most noble quest of all.
The finest Northern and Scottish comedians come together for a fantastic hour of stand-up comedy. Presented by Newcastle's Dan Willis and uber-jock Obie. Top northern stars from stage and screen plus special surprise guest acts. 'Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up' **** (ThreeWeeks).
This show is an in-depth and correct analysis of man's obsessions with sex, violence, money, sex, war, breasts and sex. The Human Condition is a new show based on the humorous book of the same name by Cameron 'The Comedian' Davis. It is a 45-minute satirical seminar about humanity with topics including religion, psychology, relationships, sex and the future. Presented by Cameron, this show is delivered as a comedy lecture and has been described by audiences as intelligent and tongue-in-cheek.
Tired of the religion vs science debate, Matt Thomas resolved to do humanity a favour and settle the argument once and for all. A year of theological study later, he's here to present his findings through a mixture of jokes, stories, and costume changes. ‘Well-crafted routines and very good gags’ (Comedy.co.uk). ‘An excellent and intelligent show’ (Everything-Theatre.blogspot.co.uk). ‘A counterweight to those who seem to think that comedy is about telling things you already knew’ (CivillianTheatre.com).
An hour of stand-up with more diversity than a Benetton advert, The Human Centrepiece is to comedy what blows to the head are to brain function: fun but ultimately damaging. With bite-sized sets from reformed US porn star Shaine Sherlock, perpetually terrified and Catholic guilt-ridden Irishman Alan Power, and the Asian-sensation Slak Sanchez, a man with an impossibly long ponytail, this show promises to be wall to wall comedic drivel with a healthy side order of jocular rubbish. Three people, bound together by the amount of crap they can spew ... what more could you want?
Are you a fan of Hill and Weedon? (Winners of Musical Comedy Awards 2013, Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalists 2012, as heard on Radio 1). Yes? No? Who? Where are you? You're hungry? Come and experience the Hill and Weedon Fan Club, a powerhouse hour of funny music, sketches, letter reading, amateur orienteering, speed eating, spider poetry, sack racing, beard whispering and the funniest shaped root vegetable ever seen! This is a show you shouldn’t miss, and if you're not a fan yet then you will be now, or maybe not.
Dr Marcus Hawke found dead in his drawing room, professional help urgently required. Five Pips Productions welcomes you to an hour of mystery, malice and murder - immersing you in the seedy world of Victorian crime. By searching for clues, investigating police files and interrogating potential suspects, can you solve the case before the villain disappears back into the fog of the Edinburgh streets?
Venue: Chiquito: Basement
After success at the Camden Fringe 2012 with the show Northern Droll, The Sheffield Revue combines sprightly characters with western themes in a sketch comedy show that’s: 'In equal parts erudite and daft' (Viewfromthegods.com). A handpicked cast matched with a committed team of writers promises a variety of sketches and a charming performance of silliness and mirth. The Good, the Bad and the Morally Ambiguous is not one to miss! Previous reviews: 'Clever and entertaining' (Camdenvoyeur.wordpress.com), '...rare and treasured' (BroadwayBaby.com).
Venue: Fringe Central: Concourse
An opportunity to interact with key organisations such as funders, arts councils, training providers and agencies. Taking the format of a career fair, you can browse from table to table gathering the knowledge or advice you need.