Graters are still the leading comedy group from University College London. Their return to Edinburgh sees the engrossing televised reunion of the eponymous fictional sketch group. Crab Salad consists of Julia, the character comedienne best known for her leading role in sitcom PC Mum; Dante, who reinvented himself as a scholar but didn't have the GCSE's for a PhD; Max, now an arrogant Hollywood actor and Laurence, who shares a home with Max in LA, but not his success. Graters' previous Edinburgh show was described as ‘cuttingly funny’ (ThreeWeeks).
Venue: Just The Tonic: The Wee One
Laugh, cry and remember the hilarious adventures of Tish Tindall and her 7' plus, flat packed sister! 'She's behind you'!
Take a renowned Wilde classic. Take seven notorious characters and Wilde's well-known witticisms. Put them at the disposal of a young and vibrant theatre company, a modern audience and some unlikely scenarios. Observe the comical resulting infusion of improv and parody as UWE Drama Society give Earnest a shake up for your entertainment. Allow hilarity to ensue.
Five ridiculously talented musicians, one award-winning comedian and an audience of all ages - this is going to be fun. Expect toe-tapping tunes, stupid jokes and some general melodious chaos. Everyone’s welcome! If you have kids, a sense of humour or you just enjoy watching brilliant musicians being made to do extraordinary things, this is the show for you. ‘Real talent and tight planning make this a toe-tapping and uproarious cabaret affair’ **** (List).
Back for a second year, The Birmingham Footnotes Comedy Society present their mix of high energy, almost absurd and delightfully daft sketches. ‘Charming, funny and self-aware in the best possible way’ **** (EdFringeReview.com). ‘They may seem like a bunch of nutters, but the Footnotes are wonderfully adept at making people laugh as much and as hard as possible’ (Redbrick Newspaper).
So early it yurts! Get it? 'Cos it's 11:30. And it's in a yurt, which is a tent, by the way. Who knew? Graham and Nicola tell jokes and stories about things which they have encountered in life. Graham's dead handsome. Nicola may sing a song. What more could you want? These almost award-winning comics ensure you'll have the most fun at a comedy show in a tent at half eleven in the morning ever. Do come.
Get your Fringe day off to a pleasant start and let Ray Fordyce introduce you to some of the top comedians around the circuit. Featuring three different acts each day, this is a great show to get you ready for whatever your Fringe day has in store!
For a taste of all that the Pleasance has on offer this Festival join us for our 2013 Press Launch, featuring theatre, comedy and music highlights from our 2013 programme. Tickets are free and can be obtained by phoning the box office on 0131 556 6550. The Pleasance Box Office is open from 10am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 12pm - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday until 31st July, then from 31st August 9am to 10pm daily. To book your free tickets, select the Free Concession in the box below
Come along and enjoy a showcase of original stand-up comedy from Chris, David and Liam, a trio of Midlands comedians. Radio Warneford presenter Liam Dillon Cambridge rants at anything from Ikea to Hello Kitty with hilarious results. West Midlands Comedy Forum’s Biggest Contribution 2012 runner-up David Rees-Jones is a seasoned performer who befriends his audience with a combination of timeless humour and topical comedy. BBC radio’s Newsjack contributor Christopher Hammond delivers smart, deconstructive, observational storytelling. The group recently won an award for one off radio show The Big Night Out, come along and see why!
Joe Munrow takes you on a hilarious ramble as the stand-up details his quest to find, from the observational to the surreal, his true comedy voice. Jazz Monkey recounts his experiments with edgy comedy, one-liners, poetry and comedy hip-hop. Please note this show contains neither jazz nor monkeys but merely pleasing combinations of unrelated words. ‘A vivacious performer, with an infectious vigour and easy charm’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘...quick witted, laugh out loud funny and had a genuine intimate rapport with his audience’ (thepublicreviews.com).