Thursday 25 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Paul F Taylor, Kelly Convey : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Previews MC Sion James - *25% of Profits to be donated to Cardiomyopathy UK Charity
Disappear down the rabbit hole of a fool’s mind. Marvel at imaginative, logic-defying, left-field ideas spoken from an award-winning comedians mouth! ‘An enticing, dizzying prospect, who whips through a welter of daft, Harry Hill-like ideas and diversions and chucks characters around with the agility of the Pajama Men’ (Independent). ‘An impressive knack for both observational wit and quirky flights of fancy’ (Evening Standard). ‘Eclectic mix of proper gags, gleeful flights of fancy and enjoyable awkwardness’ (BritishComedyGuide.info).
Kelly Convey ‘Chatham girl done good’ brings us her debut hour which travels back in time to her errant teenage years, through her high-flying twenties as an executive, right up to the life-changing decision to become a comedian in her thirties. If you’d met 15-year-old Kelly, you would’ve sworn down on your nan’s grave that she’d never be where she is today. Leicester Comedy Festival Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017 nominee. So You Think You’re Funny? 2016 finalist.
Thursday 01 August
Clapham Comedy Club : Anne Edmonds ( UK Tour Preview / Work in Progress/ Warmup), Don Biswas ( Edfringe Preview), John Meagher MC Sion James
Four-time Melbourne International Comedy Festival Best Show nominee Anne Edmonds makes a welcome return to the UK this Summer
Hilarious, surprising and completely on point, Anne Edmonds is the rockstar of Australian comedy and everybody knows it.
Her reputation as the comedian that everyone (including other comedians) want to see is thanks to her incisive character performance skills and razor-sharp writing. Her punchlines don’t just sting, they poison. It’s that mojo which has seen Eddo’s status soar to the golden girl of Australian stand-up.
As seen on Stand Up on BBC Wales and a regular on Australian panel shows, Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Project and Hughesy We Have A Problem. Anne’s formidable sarong-wearing, kiwi mojito-sipping, fashion expert Helen Bidou has become a viral sensation after appearing on Australian television and she has written and starred in very her own show, The Edge of the Bush, described as “ABC’s most original comedy in years” (Daily Beast).
Left-Wing Conspiracy Theorist With Dyspraxia 2 (Edfringe Preview )
After the success of his debut hour, political comedian Don Biswas returns to the festival with a brand-new WIP show: Left-Wing Conspiracy Theorist with Dyspraxia 2. With fire in his belly, jaded and left-wing dyspraxic Don lets loose a tirade of funny. He feels the masses still have no clue on just how evil and depraved our establishment can be. Also, added to the mix is the effect of having undiagnosed learning difficulties, while coming from a traditional middle-class Indian family, which has undoubtedly shaped his politics. “A phenomenal gag teller with an engaging stage persona” – Hecklers Comedy Club.As seen on BBC Asian Network.
With appearances on BBC Iplayer, BBC 4extra, TV3 Ireland, and judging stints on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle London; there is an undeniable buzz around him. Ireland has produced some of the great stand up comedians, and John is on his way to add his to the list.
“Hilarious. Sharp. Poetic” – Leicester Square Theatre
“…grabbed the gig by the scruff of its neck with a loud, fast and punchy delivery.” – Steve Bennett @ Chortle
“A Compact, confident, powerful storyteller with a keen comic eye” – Bruce Dessau
“Utterly charming … Lovable giant’ Time Out London