Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.
Alex Edelman’s first show, Millennial – about very traumatic stock photos and young people - won an Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997.
The follow-up, Everything Handed to You - about identity and the availability of plug sockets in airports - was even more acclaimed: selling out its entire Edinburgh run and garnering the second-best reviews of any comedy show at the Festival. It was also filmed in its entirety for a special called Live at the BBC, which is currently available on Netflix.
Just For Us is what comes next. Nominated for the Barry award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earning the prestigious Herald Angel award as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show, it’s about gorillas that can-do sign language and tribalism. Come.
WHY? ‘Boasting technical flair and a precocious authority, Edelman’s comedy manages to capture the voice of Generation Y’ Guardian
‘I fondly imagined this was what it might have been like to watch Jerry Seinfeld when he was in his early 20s. There is no greater praise than that.’ ★★★★★ Mirror
‘Every story is a precision-engineered Rolls-Royce of a routine, perfectly timed and constructed, each morsel of information released just at the right moment’ Chortle
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
£15 (£13 conc)
Following an acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival, the multi award-winning comedian takes to the road with a brand-new nationwide tour.
Fresh from appearances on ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, Celebrity Juice, Love Island: Aftersun and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, join the Red Bull Soapbox host for a trademark hour of ‘high wattage stand up’ (The Guardian).
‘High wattage charisma from a talented young comic whose star is on the rise’ The Guardian
‘Hilarious and Charming’ The Mirror
‘Sharp, Funny and Warm’ Heat Magazine
‘Hilarious… Richardson delivers the kind of crude which has you giggling into the palm of your hand… one of the top comedians at the fringe’ ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly
Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Blue Book Artist Management.
Marlon's a Jew. This didn't bother him much until he discovered that some people he knew didn't believe the Holocaust happened.
From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, this is a darkly comic tale of one man's journey through the conspiracy underworld.
WHY? ‘Shrewd, funny and important’ The Guardian
Age guidance 13+ years.
£14 (£12 conc)
Jen has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes).
So what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any?
WHY? ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ Skinny | ★★★★ List
£14 (£12 Supporters)
Following a sell-out 2019 Edinburgh run, the ‘utterly hilarious’ (Broadway Baby) stand-up embarks on his second UK tour with his new show - What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What A Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now).
Robin’s a father to his son and a son to his father. But what makes a good male role model?
As seen on Sky One, BBC Three, Comedy Central and BBC One’s Stand Up At BBC Wales.
Robin is a writer for BBC 2's The Mash Report and Radio 4's the News Quiz. He has been tour support for Ellie Taylor and Iain Stirling and warm-up for the Graham Norton Show.
WHY? ‘Well-written, hard-working stand up from a massively likeable performer who must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame’ Chortle
★★★★ Sunday Times | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals | ★★★★ Broadway Baby
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
In 2010 the world was in a sorry state. Fast forward ten years and everything’s still going downhill.
Stephen has had his own share of highs and lows too. And when the world gives him lemons, he adds gin, tonic, ice and a healthy dose of humour. Forget the divisions and discord and immerse yourself in an hour of bridge building laughter to welcome the new decade.
As seen on BBC2's QI and Pilgrimage, ABC TV's The Project and BBC1's Live at the Apollo.
WHY? ‘Truly top class comedian’ EdFest
'Unashamed feel-good entertainment' The Evening Standard
Suitable for ages 16+ years.
£18 | £16 conc
In 2017, Mark Watson - a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem - was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.
It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable. But the experience changed the shambolic comedian for the better, and now he's written a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him. But still with jokes.
WHY? 'Quite unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe... witty, warm, perfectly judged' ★★★★★ Telegraph
'This is a stand-up operating at the very top of his game' ★★★★ Independent
'He always displays an innate understanding of what the audience wants... creating a bespoke experience for every gig, an added flourish to a strong hour of stand-up' ★★★★ Chortle
'A quick-fire hour of fun' ★★★★ Metro
Age guidance 14+ years
Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.
Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.
After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning comedian unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself!
Fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Simon takes his debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin on a nationwide tour.
WHY? Listed as one of The Guardian’s Top Shows At The Fringe and The Evening Standard’s Best Comedy Shows at The Fringe
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
'A sublime piece of comedy' The List
'Sky-high gag rate' Metro
'Hilarious' The Scotsman
Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV.
And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live.
Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger.
Why? The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club