Sep
8
10:00 PM22:00

Tom Walker: Honk Honk Honk Honk Honk

See Tom Walker in Edinburgh here.

Barry Award Nominee for Best Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

Tom Walker is the strongest man in the world. Tom consistently tops the leaderboards of alternative comedy fantasy leagues worldwide. He is constantly gaining skills. This will be him onstage for an amount of time that is ‘just enough’. This show features many of the most current technologies including Bluetooth. NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

'Not for the faint of heart. Real weird. Real good.’ **** Herald Sun

'A gloriously, relentlessly, irrepressibly unhinged blast of off-the-wall insanity' ****.5 Chortle

Best Newcomer Winner, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016

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Sep
7
10:00 PM22:00

Tom Walker: Honk Honk Honk Honk Honk

See Tom Walker in Edinburgh here.

Barry Award Nominee for Best Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

Tom Walker is the strongest man in the world. Tom consistently tops the leaderboards of alternative comedy fantasy leagues worldwide. He is constantly gaining skills. This will be him onstage for an amount of time that is ‘just enough’. This show features many of the most current technologies including Bluetooth. NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

'Not for the faint of heart. Real weird. Real good.’ **** Herald Sun

'A gloriously, relentlessly, irrepressibly unhinged blast of off-the-wall insanity' ****.5 Chortle

Best Newcomer Winner, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016

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Sep
6
10:00 PM22:00

Tom Walker: Honk Honk Honk Honk Honk

See Tom Walker in Edinburgh here.

Barry Award Nominee for Best Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

Tom Walker is the strongest man in the world. Tom consistently tops the leaderboards of alternative comedy fantasy leagues worldwide. He is constantly gaining skills. This will be him onstage for an amount of time that is ‘just enough’. This show features many of the most current technologies including Bluetooth. NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

'Not for the faint of heart. Real weird. Real good.’ **** Herald Sun

'A gloriously, relentlessly, irrepressibly unhinged blast of off-the-wall insanity' ****.5 Chortle

Best Newcomer Winner, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016

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Aug
1
to Aug 31

Berk's Nest at the Edinburgh Fringe

This year we're at the Fringe with:

Plus:

 

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Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Edinburgh Previews: Emma Sidi & Alice Snedden

Emma Sidi & Alice Snedden come to the Battersea Arts Centre with previews of their 2018 Edinburgh shows.


Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Critically acclaimed character comedian and contemporary somatic movement enthusiast Emma Sidi brings her third hour of comedy gymnastics to the Edinburgh Fringe. An original and hilarious show of graceful heroes who are having a bit of a tough time. Includes dancing.

As seen TV (W1A, Pls Like, Climaxed) and as heard on radio (The Now Show, Ladhood, Spotlight Tonight).

'A-grade stuff, invigoratingly fresh’ ★★★★ Telegraph
'A comic of considerable skill... a notch above many of her peers' ★★★★ Chortle
'Sidi creates a show so good I wish I could binge it’ ★★★★ Three Weeks


Alice Snedden: Self-Titled

After performing to sold out crowds and being nominated for Best Newcomer at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, Alice Snedden now brings her debut show to Edinburgh.

'An astonishing first hour' Pantograph Punch
'To put it simply Alice Snedden is amazing... one of the most polished first hours of stand-up I’ve ever seen.' ★★★★★ Keeping Up With NZ
'An experienced performer, Snedden has the crowd on side all night' New Zealand Herald

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Jul
25
9:30 PM21:30

What Women Want - Best Friendship Special

Hosted by Amy Annette (co-editor of critically acclaimed I Call Myself A Feminist) in conversation with her more famous comedy friends.

We’re going to be enjoying the summer time with the most sustaining of relationships – the Best Friend. We’re focusing on friendship through a feminist lens with Top Best friends Aisling Bea and Brona C Titley!

Comedians share personal responses to this age-old question, discussed by philosophers, rom-com scriptwriters and many a helpful internet meme. They’ll be talking misconceptions, misadventures, misogyny, and mystique (the feminine one).

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Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Edinburgh Previews: Tom Neenan & Daniel Cook

Tom Neenan & Daniel Cook come to the Battersea Arts Centre with previews of their 2018 Edinburgh shows.

Tom Neenan: It's Always Infinity

A multimedia narrative-driven character comedy about Tom Neenan’s attempt to turn the search for his missing girlfriend into a piece of important 'art' for the Edinburgh fringe. (Nobody went missing in the creation of this show).

Creator and star of Radio 4's The Hauntening. Writer of The Mash Report.

★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Telegraph
'Sustained and consistent brilliance' Guardian

Daniel Cook: Carpet

A new show from acclaimed stand-up Daniel Cook. I wanna talk to you face to face about my new pet cat.

As heard on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4, and seen in Toast of London (Channel 4) and Absolutely Fabulous The Movie.

'Frenetic and hilarious... Superb' ★★★★ The List
'This is excellent stand up' ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
'Had the crowd roaring with laughter' ★★★★ Three Weeks

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Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Edinburgh Previews: Tessa Coates & Paul Williams

Tessa Coates & Paul Williams come to the Battersea Arts Centre with previews of their 2018 Edinburgh shows.


Tessa Coates: Witch Hunt

After a sell-out Fringe debut, one third of Massive Dad ('Hilarious' Guardian) is back with a second show about how we got here and where we're supposed to go next. Armed with an absolutely useless degree in Anthropology, she'll be combining character comedy and story-telling with very intense academic research. Which is surely what everyone wants from their comedy.

'Real star quality' ★★★★ Chortle
'Like a modern day Spice Girl' ★★★★ Broadway World
'I love Tessa Coates' - Caitlin Moran


Paul Williams: Santa Fe

Best Newcomer Nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018. Cast your mind to a magical place called Santa Fe. Now snap out of it because that's the show's setting and you haven't bought a ticket yet so stop getting free enjoyment. Last year he lost a major comedy award in New Zealand. This year, he's getting back up on the horse and setting off on the adventure of a lifetime. 

'Responsible for one of the greatest songs ever' - David O'Doherty
‘Beautiful and endlessly endearing' TheSpinoff.co.nz
Paul is my favourite New Zealand artist' - Lorde
‘Enviably talented' - Nish Kumar

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Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Edinburgh Previews: Jack Barry & Tom Neenan

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Jack Barry and Tom Neenan come to the Rose & Crown with previews of their 2018 Edinburgh shows.

Jack Barry: Tango

This year, acclaimed stand-up Jack Barry's been appointed by his parents as their couples therapist. To save the marriage, he's read up on sex, love and relationships. He’s de nitely still no expert.

★★★★★ EdFestMag.com
★★★★ Sunday Times

Tom Neenan: It's Always Infinity

A multimedia narrative-driven character comedy about Tom Neenan’s attempt to turn the search for his missing girlfriend into a piece of important 'art' for the Edinburgh fringe. (Nobody went missing in the creation of this show).

Creator and star of Radio 4's The Hauntening. Writer of The Mash Report.

★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Telegraph
'Sustained and consistent brilliance' Guardian

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Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

Edinburgh Previews: Paul Mayhew-Archer & Ben Pope

Paul Mayhew-Archer & Ben Pope come to the Battersea Arts Centre with previews of their 2018 Edinburgh shows.


Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

Paul’s co-written or worked on many much-loved comedy shows - The Vicar of Dibley, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Spitting Image and Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench.

Now Paul has Parkinson’s, but he’s still laughing. Following an award-winning BBC documentary ‘Parkinson’s: The Funny Side’ and a triumphant debut at London’s Comedy Store, here’s a one-man show about the therapeutic power of comedy. 

Paul is not contagious, but he is worth catching.

“Very funny - and moving too” – Richard Curtis
“An Inspiration” – Person with Parkinson’s


Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope is an award-winning comedian and cosmopolitan mammal. In this, his debut hour of stand-up, the hapless beast searches for a nest. Expect jokes and stories on rootlessness, finding and escaping yourself, Scandinavia and milk.

Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2017 and So You Think You’re Funny Finalist 2015. As seen on Comedy Central Online and heard on BBC Radio 4extra.

‘Hilarious’ The List
‘Straight-up hilarious’ The Telegraph
‘Ridiculously hilarious’ The Skinny

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Jul
19
9:30 PM21:30

Edinburgh Previews: Lola & Jo

Lola & Jo: Focus Groupies

Character comedians Lola & Jo are pretty certain they have a revolutionary show on their hands. To double check, they’ve wisely employed Leslie & Jackie from almost-award-winning market research company ‘Focus On’ (Runner-up ‘Keep Talking' Award 1997), to gather feedback on their potentially groundbreaking show.

Research purposes only; NO refreshments, travel reimbursements or life affirming insights. Laughter NOT guaranteed.

'Female duos you need to see' Independent
'Raising the sketch stakes with insightful and masterful work' ★★★★ List
'Lola and Jo are fantastic... a gallery of neurotic weirdos' ★★★★ Shortcom

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Jul
9
8:30 PM20:30

Edinburgh Previews: Rose Matafeo

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Rose has kissed nearly 10 men a.k.a. she's a total horndog. It's a stand-up/sketch show about the things she likes! Best Show Nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018. As seen on 'W1A' and 'Have I Got News For You'.

'Effervescently entertaining' ★★★★ Guardian
'One of the undoubted highlights of the Fringe' ★★★★★ Telegraph
'A deeply funny, enchanting and exuberant comic' ★★★★★ Three Weeks

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Jul
7
9:00 PM21:00

Christopher Bliss: Writing Wrongs

Tickets

Christopher Bliss writes two to three novels a day. He’s fairly well known amongst his family and friends, and he’s pretty sure he’s the best writer in his village.

One of last year’s ‘hidden treasures’ (Fest), Rob Carter’s loveable character is back with a new hour of unique storytelling and literary blunders.

‘ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTER SHOWS WE’VE SEEN FOR A LONG TIME.’ - Comedy.co.uk

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Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00

Edinburgh Previews: Olga Koch & EGG

Olga Koch and EGG come to the Battersea Arts Centre with previews of their 2018 Edinburgh shows.


Olga Koch: Fight

In 2014, Olga's father was mysteriously stopped on the Russian border. Join this Amused Moose Comedy Award Finalist as she dissects her family's spy drama with nothing but a projector and "a naturally comic mind" (Bruce Dessau). As heard on The Now Show.

'A hybrid of a John le Carré novel and an episode of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror' Evening Standard
'I would expect to see her make inroads into the comedy scene fairly quickly' Chortle
'That girl is destined for stardom' Daily Info


EGG: Richard Pictures

Stars of award-winning fringe favourites BattleActs (BBC Radio 1), Anna and Emily are two off-white women who are ready to ask all the big questions that have nothing to do with fertility. That’s not why they’re called EGG. Come on, guys.

'Hilarious, silly and ab-achingly beautiful... something very special' ★★★★ Funny Women
'Off-kilter and completely fresh' ★★★★ Three Weeks

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Jul
6
9:00 PM21:00

Christopher Bliss: Writing Wrongs

Tickets

Christopher Bliss writes two to three novels a day. He’s fairly well known amongst his family and friends, and he’s pretty sure he’s the best writer in his village.

One of last year’s ‘hidden treasures’ (Fest), Rob Carter’s loveable character is back with a new hour of unique storytelling and literary blunders.

‘ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTER SHOWS WE’VE SEEN FOR A LONG TIME.’ - Comedy.co.uk

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Jul
5
9:00 PM21:00

Christopher Bliss: Writing Wrongs

Tickets

Christopher Bliss writes two to three novels a day. He’s fairly well known amongst his family and friends, and he’s pretty sure he’s the best writer in his village.

One of last year’s ‘hidden treasures’ (Fest), Rob Carter’s loveable character is back with a new hour of unique storytelling and literary blunders.

‘ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTER SHOWS WE’VE SEEN FOR A LONG TIME.’ - Comedy.co.uk

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Jul
4
9:00 PM21:00

Christopher Bliss: Writing Wrongs

Tickets

Christopher Bliss writes two to three novels a day. He’s fairly well known amongst his family and friends, and he’s pretty sure he’s the best writer in his village.

One of last year’s ‘hidden treasures’ (Fest), Rob Carter’s loveable character is back with a new hour of unique storytelling and literary blunders.

‘ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTER SHOWS WE’VE SEEN FOR A LONG TIME.’ - Comedy.co.uk

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Jul
3
9:00 PM21:00

Christopher Bliss: Writing Wrongs

Tickets

Christopher Bliss writes two to three novels a day. He’s fairly well known amongst his family and friends, and he’s pretty sure he’s the best writer in his village.

One of last year’s ‘hidden treasures’ (Fest), Rob Carter’s loveable character is back with a new hour of unique storytelling and literary blunders.

‘ONE OF THE BEST CHARACTER SHOWS WE’VE SEEN FOR A LONG TIME.’ - Comedy.co.uk

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Jun
30
9:00 PM21:00

EXTRA DATES - Tessa Coates: Primates

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One third of sketch group Massive Dad, Tessa has an absolutely useless degree in Anthropology and some very big questions about how we got here.

After a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe, she brings her debut show to Soho Theatre, combining character and story-telling with very intense academic research. Which is surely what everyone wants from their comedy.

Tessa has appeared on NewsjackComic Relief, Sky Arts, ITV, BBC Three, @elevenish, Comedy Central and BBC Radio 4, and she’d very much like you to come and hang out with her.

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Jun
29
9:00 PM21:00

EXTRA DATES - Tessa Coates: Primates

Tickets

One third of sketch group Massive Dad, Tessa has an absolutely useless degree in Anthropology and some very big questions about how we got here.

After a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe, she brings her debut show to Soho Theatre, combining character and story-telling with very intense academic research. Which is surely what everyone wants from their comedy.

Tessa has appeared on NewsjackComic Relief, Sky Arts, ITV, BBC Three, @elevenish, Comedy Central and BBC Radio 4, and she’d very much like you to come and hang out with her.

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Jun
28
9:00 PM21:00

EXTRA DATES - Tessa Coates: Primates

Tickets

One third of sketch group Massive Dad, Tessa has an absolutely useless degree in Anthropology and some very big questions about how we got here.

After a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe, she brings her debut show to Soho Theatre, combining character and story-telling with very intense academic research. Which is surely what everyone wants from their comedy.

Tessa has appeared on NewsjackComic Relief, Sky Arts, ITV, BBC Three, @elevenish, Comedy Central and BBC Radio 4, and she’d very much like you to come and hang out with her.

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Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Edinburgh Previews: Lolly Adefope

The multi-award-winning character comedian and star of Taskmaster (Dave), Loaded (C4), Miracle Workers (TBS USA) and Damned (C4) tries out her hotly anticipated new show. The OBSERVER’s Rising Star 2017,  Lolly is ‘nothing short of outstanding’ ★★★★★ – ITalkTelly. ‘I never wanted this show to end’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks. ‘One of the best character comedians around’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby. ‘She has found her comic voice and something to say. Bound for much bigger things’ ★★★★ The I. ★★★★★ Mirror. ★★★★ Evening Standard. ★★★★ Time Out. ★★★★ Chortle

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Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Edinburgh Previews: Lolly Adefope

The multi-award-winning character comedian and star of Taskmaster (Dave), Loaded (C4), Miracle Workers (TBS USA) and Damned (C4) tries out her hotly anticipated new show. The OBSERVER’s Rising Star 2017,  Lolly is ‘nothing short of outstanding’ ★★★★★ – ITalkTelly. ‘I never wanted this show to end’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks. ‘One of the best character comedians around’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby. ‘She has found her comic voice and something to say. Bound for much bigger things’ ★★★★ The I. ★★★★★ Mirror. ★★★★ Evening Standard. ★★★★ Time Out. ★★★★ Chortle

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Jun
16
10:30 PM22:30

Phil Dunning: House of Pigs

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Ever heard of songs? Ever heard of Phil? Well now there's songs and Phil in one show. But what about all this comedy everyone's chattin’ bout? Well there's some of that too. And is there dancing? Yes.

You are cordially invited to The House of Pigs. Join character comedian Phil Dunning as he welcomes a variety of disgusting characters and cabaret acts to this seedy, underground pig bar. A disheveled ex-Broadway star, a small dead girl, a magician, a fame hungry Butlins redcoat, a gymnast, the cleaner and so many more. Help Phil as he tries to keep The House of Pigs from being taken over by the evil pub chain, The Slug and Arsehole.

Phil has been tipped as the next Leslie Ash, so make sure you come and see this show before he flies to Hollywood and stars in all the movies. If you like songs and dancing and weird camp comedians, you’ll surely love it.

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Jun
15
10:30 PM22:30

Phil Dunning: House of Pigs

Tickets

Ever heard of songs? Ever heard of Phil? Well now there's songs and Phil in one show. But what about all this comedy everyone's chattin’ bout? Well there's some of that too. And is there dancing? Yes.

You are cordially invited to The House of Pigs. Join character comedian Phil Dunning as he welcomes a variety of disgusting characters and cabaret acts to this seedy, underground pig bar. A disheveled ex-Broadway star, a small dead girl, a magician, a fame hungry Butlins redcoat, a gymnast, the cleaner and so many more. Help Phil as he tries to keep The House of Pigs from being taken over by the evil pub chain, The Slug and Arsehole.

Phil has been tipped as the next Leslie Ash, so make sure you come and see this show before he flies to Hollywood and stars in all the movies. If you like songs and dancing and weird camp comedians, you’ll surely love it.

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Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

Edinburgh Previews: Daniel Cook + Lola & Jo

Brand news shows from acclaimed stand-up Daniel Cook and sketch group Lola & Jo.

Lola & Jo: Focus Groupies
Character comedians Lola & Jo (**** The List) are pretty certain they have a revolutionary show on their hands. To double check, they’ve wisely employed Leslie & Jackie from almost-award-winning market research company ‘Focus On’ (Runner-up ‘Keep Talking' Award
1997), to gather feedback on their potentially groundbreaking show. Research purposes only; NO refreshments, travel reimbursements or life affirming insights. Laughter NOT guaranteed. 

“Female duos you need to see” - The Independent
“Raising the sketch stakes with insightful and masterful work” **** - The List
“Lola and Jo are fantastic... a gallery of neurotic weirdos" **** - Shortcom


Daniel Cook: Carpet
A new stand-up show from 'hilarious faced' (List) idiot Daniel Cook. He wants to talk to you face-to-face about his new pet cat. As seen and heard on BBC One, Channel 4, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2, and in the Absolutely Fabulous Movie. 

'Frenetic and hilarious... Superb' **** (List). 
'This is excellent stand up' **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 
'Had the crowd roaring with laughter' **** (ThreeWeeks). 

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