Although the primary focus of the Edinburgh Fringe now seems to be a stepping stone for British acts to then get their own Radio 4 show to then get on Mock the 10 Cats, it still serves as a hub of international comedy talent that UK audiences don’t often get a chance to see.
We’ve already mentioned a few in our other recommendation lists (Bec Hill, Sam Simmons, Demi Lardner etc) but we rarely follow rules. Here’s 10 more we think it’s worth keeping an eye out for.
Lloyd Langford is one of the leading lights of a resurgent Welsh comedy scene (see Cariad Lloyd, Ellis James, Nadia Kamil, Rhod Gilbert etc), creating a persona of dry, good-hearted naivety.
He’s also a firmly established presence on many Radio 4 shows, but it’s in a live setting where he shines. Expect a lot of laughs and grumbles in his latest Edinburgh Fringe show on the perplexing nature of modern life. Continue reading →
Comedian, writer, former PR sort and all-round ace person Hatty Ashdown is to present a new podcast focused on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.
Hatty, who is taking her own show Hurry Up Hatty to the Festival this August, will use Hatty’s Half Hour to chat to comedians taking part in the Fringe about their shows and what it takes to survive August.
While stile a relative unknown outside his native US Eddie Pepitone stormed the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012, taking home numerous plaudits, myriad stars and a host of new fans of his bitter, philosophical ranting.
He’s now back, and he’s kindly answered a few silly questions we had about his show.
Laugh Out London is proud to present Edinburgh Festival work-in-progress previews from the two of our favourite acts. JOSIE LONG won Best Newcomer at the Fringe back in 2006 and has been nominated for Best Show on three occasions. TOM WEBB brings us MegaGames, a night of interactive comedy fun.
Date: Sunday 27th July 2014 Venue: The Lion, 132 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0JX. MAP Nearest Station: Stoke Newington Rail Time: Doors 6.30, Start 7.00pm Tickets: £4 advance, £5 on the door