Thursday 28 May

Fundraiser for Oxjam Nepal Disaster Nick Revell, Paul Harry Allen edpreview & cheekydinner

All Profits donated to Oxfam Nepal Disaster Appeal http://www.oxfam.org.uk/

Multi-Award Winning Comedian Legend – Emmy & BAFTA Award winning writer for Drop the Dead Donkey

“A master craftsman” Time Out “Scalpel-sharp satirist” Evening Standard “Satirically brilliant…travel miles see him” Guardian

Paul Harry Allen’s Retro Delights. (Edfringe preview )

A sublime showcase of junk shop curiosities and retro nonsense. Having rummaged around the UK, Paul takes you on a tour of some of his charity shop finds. Following on from the success of his sell-out four-star show, The Lost Letters of Cathy G – ‘Sweet story of Sixties love’ (Sarah Millican). Paul returns to the Edinburgh Festival, and with a mixture of storytelling and stand-up, celebrates his love of collecting and takes a laugh at the past. Whether it’s tales of his frugal Nan or unfortunate phrases in films, audiences will surely love this merry mix of retro tomfoolery.

“Paul Harry Allen is Rob Brydon meets Russell Howard and a joy to watch” Three Weeks.

‘Like nothing else out there’ The Alarmist Advance Tickets: £7.00
Doors 7:30pm, Show starts 8:30pm
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Thursday 04 June

Clapham Comedy Double Weekly EdPreview Season Jenny Bede / Julian Deane

Clapham Comedy Edfringe Weekly Thurs Preview Season

LAUGHING HORSE NEW ACT 2010 WINNER ( Previous Winners/Finalists Greg Davies, Russell Kane, Jack Whitehall, Rhod Gilbert )

“A particularly nice line in understated pay-offs.” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard "Well written gags, well executed one liners. " Chortle

" able to generate a stream of seriously good gags, the kind of quick, sharply written and endlessly repeatable lines that’ll always keep a comic in work and an audience richly entertained" The Guardian

Join the Observer’s 2015 rising star ,Star of ‘Jenny Bede: AAA’ BBC3 and winner of the 2013 Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer for an hour of the finest pop culture inspired songs and stand-up.

PS you can totally look at her. In fact she’d really rather you did.

‘Inspired’ (Telegraph). ‘If there was one act on the bill I would confidently tip for stardom, it’d be Bede’ (Bruce Dessau).

‘Her name is Jenny Bede and she is very funny’ (Heat). ‘Hilarious’ (Metro). ‘You’re not a soprano, stop trying’ (her singing teacher).

Advance Tickets: £7.00
Doors 7:30pm, Show starts 8:30pm
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Thursday 11 June

Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Paul Sinha, Samantha Baines and Helen Sorren : Double Edfringe previews

Paul Sinha is a stand-up comedian, but you might know him as ‘The Sinnerman’, from ITV’s tea-time quiz, The Chase. You might also know him if you’ve been to a Norfolk A&E or visited a London doctor’s surgery. You could have seen him on Mastermind, The Weakest Link or University Challenge, Edinburgh and Beyond, World Stands up, Comedy Shuffle and Comedy Cuts, on Radio 4’s Loose Ends and the Now Show, or his numerous contributions to Radio 5 Live and Talksport, as well as having recorded for Shane Warne’s Ashes podcasts

But what might be news to you, is that for well over a decade Paul has been making his name in the world of stand-up comedy. He may be many things; quiz geek, doctor, Gemini, sports fanatic, and, according to Jim Davidson, ‘an Indian poof’, but first and foremost, he is a stand-up comedian. A bloody great stand-up comedian.

“This is what a good stand-up should be. Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate.” Chortle

Nominee – The Edinburgh if.Comedy Award, (formerly the Perrier) the highest accolade in live stand-up

As seen on BBC, as heard on Hoxton Radio and as titled Funny Women Awards finalists 2014. Comedy duo Samantha Baines and Helen Sorren are out there – not in a weird way just in the sense you might bump into them. 13,000 of you watched their online sketch Busy Battle and now you can see them live! Stand-up comedy, sketches and silly chats. ‘Sam and Helen are bloody hilarious’ (Larry Lamb). ‘Hilarious’ (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Among those to watch’ (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard). ‘A natural gift for comedy’ (TheGoodReview.co.uk).

Advance Tickets: £7.00
Doors 7:30pm, Show starts 8:30pm
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Thursday 18 June

Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Sam Carrington : The Labour Of Laugh, Danielle Ward: Dani Frankenstein : Double Edfringe previews

The Labour Of Laugh features the cracks in careers and the jokes in jobs, including incompetence, time wasters, blaggers and more. If you have a job, have had a job, or plan to get a job you will love it. ‘Sam is a very funny man’ (Carl Donnelly). ‘I love Sam’s laid back observations, interspersed with mad links and thoughts’ (Sadie Nine, BBC Essex).

Nottingham’s third best lady female hip hop MC (from the Bestwood Park/Top Valley area) Dani Frankenstein brings her unique mix of sexy ballads and high energy beats to Edinburgh. A new show from Danielle Ward, Time Out award-winning comedian, writer and musician and brains behind Fringe hits Gutted, Karaoke Circus and Do The Right Thing. Heard on Radio 4’s News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Dilemma (which she also invented), seen on Mock the Week, Newswipe and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. ‘Very funny’ (Guardian). ‘Tina Fey meets Ghostface Killah’ (some drunk guy). Warning: Pretty saucy.

Multi award winning stand-up comedian and writer. As heard on Absolute Radio alongside Dave Gorman’s Sunday morning show . She is a regular panelist on Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’. Appeared on ‘Mock the Week’

Advance Tickets: £7.00
Doors 7:30pm, Show starts 8:30pm
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Thursday 25 June

Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Nick Revell: Feminist Porno Jihadi, Dave Griffiths: C U in Court : Double Edfringe previews

Multi-Award Winning Comedian Legend – Emmy & BAFTA Award winning writer for Drop the Dead Donkey

“A master craftsman” Time Out “Scalpel-sharp satirist” Evening Standard “Satirically brilliant…travel miles see him” Guardian

C U IN COURT is the extraordinary true story of how Dave Griffiths obsessively fought clothing giant French Connection for his right to wear his CNUT t-shirts on stage. An incredible David vs Goliath story exposing the unbelievable double standards, intimidation and ruthlessness of huge corporations.

For more information : www.kingcnut.com

“One of the best shows I’ve seen…you need to see it. ★ ★ ★ ★” – Comedy-Reviewer.com

“This true David & Goliath story is remarkable.” – Time Out “Fcuking Brilliant” – Hal Cruttenden BBC2’s Mock The Week

“Hilarious…a great story and very entertaining” – Three Weeks “The best use of the iconic ‘Dad’s Army’ graphic ever used at the Fringe” – The List

“Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) has met his match! An extraordinary and highly entertaining show.” – Mark Dolan, host of Channel 4’s Balls Of Steel

Advance Tickets: £7.00
Doors 7:30pm, Show starts 8:30pm
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Thursday 02 July

Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Dane Baptiste, Felicity Ward: Double Edfringe previews

Winner: Perth/Sydney Comedy Festivals 2012. Nominee: Melbourne Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe 2012.

“one of our best comedians” Sydney Morning Herald

As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News & Star of Australian TV “The Ronnie Johns Half Hour” “Spicks and Specks” & “ Thank God You’re Here”

This has nothing to do with Leonardo DiCaprio. And it ain’t about lettuce. It’s about perspective – what we see, what we think we know and what is actually going on. You know what’s underneath the tip of the iceberg? The rest of the iceberg. For all the moments where you think you understand the enormity of a situation, then the water drains and you step back to realise what you’re really dealing with. Whether you choose to look or not, is up to you

Finalist in Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year February 2014 ( Previous winners include Johnny Vegas, Rhod Gilbert, Carl Donnelly & Matt Rees)

“Dane Baptiste promises great things – smart, slick a box full of attitude – with the talent to back it all up” – Rebecca Papworth, Executive Producer and former BBC Comedy Commissioner

“Intelligent and genuinely hilarious at the same time, a rare and delightful combination” – Adam Bloom, Comedian

Dane Baptiste doesn’t fit in. As a son of Caribbean immigrants who navigated the north/south divide before puberty, he’s had a lifetime trying to find a place in society amongst gangs, grammar schooling and strict parenting. In his anticipated debut hour, this original and provocative rising star asks: is there a place for Citizen Dane? Expect razor sharp rants and slick musings. As seen on Seann Walsh’s Comedy Spectacular (BBC3) and Live from The Comedy Store (Comedy Central). ‘A unique and engaging comic voice that has the potential to go very far indeed’ (ComedyBlogedy.com).

Advance Tickets: £7.00
Doors 7:30pm, Show starts 8:30pm
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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

Advance Tickets: £7.00
Doors 7:30pm, Show starts 8:30pm
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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

charming and talented TIMEOUT

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).

Advance Tickets: £7.00
Doors 7:30pm, Show starts 8:30pm
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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 )

Advance Tickets: £7.00
Doors 7:30pm, Show starts 8:30pm
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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)

Advance Tickets: £7.00
Doors 7:30pm, Show starts 8:30pm
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