A mixture of silliness, satire and caustic one liners from one of the UK's favourite comedians. She won't change the world but she will ask the big questions such as dog prams: why? As seen on BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, BBC2's Mock the Week, Dave's One Night Stand and Channel 5's The Wright Stuff. ‘Always fizzing with indignation and throwing out a hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd’ (Guardian). ’Achingly funny ... A cracking show’ (Age, Melbourne).
On the back of a season of shows about aiming high (see above), can a quality ('stunningly good' Scotsman) but unknown comedian sell-out Edinburgh's largest venue? Buy a ticket, let's find out!
Middle Aged Women: an endangered species. See them in their unnatural habitats and marvel at their ingenious use of camouflage. Are we too old for careers, sex, a social life? Who says? Through sketches, song and dance, Flip (Cabin Pressure) and Maggie (Topping & Butch) share what it means to be thirty plus ... well all right, 30XL in the 21st Century. 'A comic triumph' (Scotsman). Sell-outs at Theatrefest and Ignite 2012. 'Dynamic, entertaining and borderline inappropriate' (FringeSecrets.com). 'Superb script and acting' (phonic.fm).
John Hunter (1728-1793), a revolutionary Scottish surgeon whose discoveries last to this day, also had a darker side linking him to a spate of grave robbings. Add to that his botched attempts at cryogenics, self-immunisation and an overfamiliarity with the star of a Georgian freak show, and you have one comedy legend. Follow Musical Comedy Awards 2013 nominees We Are Goose into the macabre world of Enlightenment surgery, as they tell you the story of their hero through an arsenal of witty songs which reference blues, doo-wop, klezmer and everything in between. ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Socialism was invented in 1848. Lovely stories about wizards and princesses were invented in olden times. The forces of capitalism have kept them apart ... until now! From the exciting mind of Bouncy Castle Hamlet creator and internet mad scientist Will Seaward: ‘Genius’ (Metro), ‘I could watch him all day’ (ThreeWeeks) - comes this slice of lefty bedtime story fun which will wrest the fairy tale from the icy claws of the free market once and for all! Huzzah! Hammers! Sickles! Goblins! Che Guevara! What could possibly be better?
Venue: Pleasance Dome: 10 Dome
Kaleidoscopic solo sketch artist returns, following last year's acclaimed debut rated amongst the British Comedy Guide's top 15 shows. 'An astounding character comedian who makes almost everyone else in his field look like lazy chancers' **** (Chortle.co.uk). 'Franken's imagination is like Chris Morris: This is Blue Jam with a wilder look in its eyes' **** (Guardian). 'What elevates Mr. Franken is an erudite wit and a highly developed sense of the absurd' (New York Times). 'I cannot remember one moment of this show that wasn't funny.' **** (Scotsman).
ArtDodd are two people, ArtDodd will use props and videos, ArtDodd will tell tales of being extremely poor in the bedroom department, their boring mundane lives, how they have the tendency to judge everyone and everything, and hating the heffer who lives upstairs from them and loves to wake up at 4am. ArtDodd will warn others to go to college and learn a trade such as plumbing or bricklaying, as it is the right thing to do. ArtDodd will go home.
Does growing up mean letting go? As a child Juliette wanted to be many things: ballerina, princess, Muppet. Was she right as a kid? Did she know her vocation before life got in the way? In this true-life comedy, Juliette Burton (of award-winning duo Mace and Burton) realises childhood ambitions. Artist, farmer, baker, pop star ... she's living the dream - every dream she ever had! ‘Sweet, funny ... guaranteed to make you smile!’ **** (Skinny). ‘The truth speaks volumes in humour and pathos’ (Stage). Mace and Burton's Rom Com Con reviews 2011/2012.
WeGotTickets 2013 Award Winners Showcase featuring winners from; Musical Comedy Awards, Funny Women Awards and Laughing Horse - New Act Competition.
This award-winning comedy filmmaker takes you through his riotous life experiences with procreation, hanging out as a kid in his family’s old Edinburgh brothel; the worldly wisdom of his highly fertile, dipsomaniac father; pretending to be a missionary to score with an American beauty; the joys of fertility clinics, and his conviction that he will do time for killing anyone who tries to procreate with his daughter. Thallon’s comedy writing is ‘hilariously profane’ (BestForFilm.com); ‘funny, bold and raw’ (Screen International); ‘delivering constant belly laughs’ (EdinburghScreenworks.co.uk). All profits to British Heart Foundation.