Thursday 09 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses :Jimmy McGhie, Funmbi Omotayo : Double Edfringe previews
Jimmy McGhie flies through Edinburgh like a Winged Goddess of Victory with his fifth solo show. Confronting masculinity, mortality, the sins of the father and his complete inability to resist a good salesman. Along the way he encounters some vicious anti-corporate satirists, and explains how various early childhood humiliations made him what he is today: a clown. If you are an adult who still rides a skateboard, you should probably not come to this show. Jimmy performs to great acclaim across the world and has been described ‘tediously handsome’ (Fest).
Funmbi Omotayo: Legal Immigrant (Edfringe preview )
Amused Moose Laugh Off winner Funmbi brings his highly anticipated solo show to the Fringe. It’s the story of a 10-year-old boy leaving Hackney for Lagos… Delivered in his charismatically calm and collected manner, this promises to be a debut not to be missed. As seen on Comedy Central At The Comedy Store. ‘Plenty of original insights and honest home-truths to enjoy’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘A charming young comic … he’s got the jokes to back up his charm. Soon, he could be playing to thousands’ (TimeOut). www.funmbi-omotayo.co.uk
Thursday 16 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Pete Johansson, Chris Martin: Double Edfringe previews
Edinburgh Preview of "No, Not that one "
Chris thinks life is best when you’re surrounded by people. Even people you think are knobs. If you’ve ever made an idiot of yourself in front of friends and family, taken a photo of something you shouldn’t have (!?) or been mugged by a camp Frenchman, this is the show for you. No songs. No Gwyneth Paltrow. Just jokes. chrismartin-comedy.co.uk
f***ing hilarious JACK WHITEHALL
funny and original CHORTLE.CO.UK
Pete Johansson: Just Google Me (Edfringe preview )
Fringe favourite returns with limited run presenting reworked classics alongside newly crafted tales that always challenge, enlighten and leave you laughing. Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee. Chortle Breakthrough Act. ‘Supremely entertaining’ (Independent). ‘Thought-provokingly, heart-warmingly, loin-ticklingly lovely’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Laughter fest… Hilarious’ (List).
Thursday 23 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Phil Nichol, Juliet Meyers: Double Edfringe previews
Cannuck Comedy legend & writer/performer of the perfect comedy song “ Only Gay Eskimo” stormed it at Glastonbury, Hop Farm Festival, Edfringe and all over the world- as covered by Tenacious D
WINNER – Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011
WINNER – IF.COM Eddie Award 2006 (previously The Perrier, now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award)
WINNER – Time Out Best Comedy Performer 1998
Chortle Best Headliner – Nominee – 2002, 2006 & 2010
As seen on The Graham Norton Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Altitude Festival , Annually Retentive, The World Stands Up, Comedy Shuffle, and many more
“Nichol is absolutely born to perform, and the show is brilliant” **** The Skinny 2012
“Attacks his material with all the restraint of a Tasmanian Devil in a foghorn factory” The Times
“Phil Nichol is an extraordinary performer – entrancing and alarming in equal measure.” The Stage
“Excellent material. Excellent with the audience” Tim Arthur, Time Out
“Devilish coy look, excellent material with some on the edge gags.” The Scotsman (4 star review )
Thursday 30 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Carl Donnelly, The Man: Double Edfringe previews
Star of BBC TV's Mock The Week, Dave's One Night Stand, Russell Howard's Good News
Star of BBC TV’s Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Russell Howard’s Good News. Nominated for Best Newcomer Award at Edinburgh Festival 2009
“Hilarious and heart-warming” – Time Out Voted in The Guardian Top 10 Comedy Podcasts “One of the most engaging and bendy-minded comics on the circuit” The Guardian
The Man (Edfringe preview )
“People should see this, people NEED to see this.” Noel Faulkner (Comedy Cafe)
Come see the birth of a true modern Jester, a voice for the people The Man is a punchy and surreal atomisation of the shadowy controlling forces that shape our modern world.
Acetic, fluid and dark, he is like vinegar, but vinegar that challenges you and what you accept as the norm. A lone vigilante, The Man ploughs through sacred cows like an allegorical abattoir, doing for preconceptions what battering rams do for doors.
“Butter my buttocks and call me Bridget if he is not one of the best things I have seen… Diamond hard and needle sharp, superb satire and a persona that is somewhere between The Joker and a 21st Century Facebook Oscar Wilde. Show me more” – Kate Copstick (Chief Comedy Critic, The Scotsman)