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Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

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
£15

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.

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Harry Baker - I am 10,000

Mathematician-turned-world-slam-champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself.

Harry's love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew's 21 seconds. He's got 99 problems but maths ain't one.

WHY? 'Ferociously intelligent' ★★★★ Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£12

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.

@harrybakerpoet
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Harry Baker's Website

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100% Simon Brodkin

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

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@simonbrodkin
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Simon Brodkin's Website

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Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you!

Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travel on an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions. Allons-y!

'Laughter so hard the seating shook' ★★★★★ One4Review

'A must see' ★★★★★ Scottish Field

'The Doctor would approve' ★★★★ BroadwayBaby

'A talented cast, sharp improv skills and a slick live soundscape' Recommended by the British Comedy Guide

'A splendid, inventive contagiously funny show [...] I’ll go again!' Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers)

Courtyard Theatre
£13 (£11 conc)

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Matt Richardson: Imposter

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

Studio
£16

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Blue Book Artist Management.

@MattRichardson3
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@Matt Richardson's Website

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Marlon Solomon - Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale

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.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@supergutman
@nordenfarm

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Magical Bones: Black Magic

Following a totally sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the star of international stage hit Impossible takes to the road with his much-anticipated debut solo UK tour.

Direct from appearances on BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks, and his acclaimed London residency, join one of the most explosive names in street magic today as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw dropping break-dance moves in one of the most awe-inspiring shows you’ll see this year.

WHY? ‘What is happening on stage really is magic’ The Telegraph

‘Magical Bones performance is stunning’ Evening Standard

'Magical Bones boggled our minds' Official London Theatre

Studio
£15

Presented by Broken Robot Productions.

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Jen Brister - Under Privilege

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

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@JenBrister
@nordenfarm

Jen Brister's Website

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Jarlath Regan - Notions 11

Since bursting onto the scene in 2013 Jarlath has won unanimous rave reviews for his stand up and online content.

His new show is no different. Expect an expertly crafted hour of interlocking stand up and stories about the world we live in.

WHY? ‘Downright hilarious... his own brand of comedy genius’ The Irish Times

'Skilfully seeded stand-up that confirms Regan’s abilities to move with belly laughs and tears in a single routine' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'More laughs in the first 15 minutes than most comedians can muster in a whole hour' Metro

'Regan is an expert storyteller and this is a beautifully constructed show that I could have happily listened to for twice its length' The Arts Desk

Age guidance 14+ years.

Studio
£12


@Jarlath
@nordenfarm

Jarlath's website

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Myra Dubois - Dead Funny

Myra is dead; long live Myra!

Realising she stands to miss out on the most attention she'll ever receive, the 'acid-tongued and funny to the bone' (Time Out) Myra brings forward her funeral to make sure people get it right!

An irreverently sardonic and 'incredibly quick-witted' ★★★★ (The Scotsman) side-eye at death, dying and the theatrics of grief, direct from sell out runs at Edinburgh Fringe and Sydney Opera House. Get ready to R.I.Pee your pants!

WHY? As seen on The John Bishop Show (BBC1), Big Brother's Bit on the Side (Channel 5), and soon to appear in the feature film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

★★★★★ Celebrity Radio | ★★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ The Scotsman | ★★★★ Fest | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine | ★★★★ The Skinny | ★★★★ Culture Review | ★★★★ West End Wilma

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

The host of Channel 4’s Whose Line Is It Anyway, BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Clive Anderson Talks Back takes to the road.

His much anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show is guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.

WHY? ‘An assured and entertaining show’ ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£18

  •   5 Nov
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Geoff Norcott - Taking Liberties

Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again.

Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a dick. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.

Geoff has also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows. You may have also heard him on his own Radio 4 comedy special or popping up on The Now Show.

He’s written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You and C4’s Alternative Election to Judge Romesh, Roast Battle and JFL’s Katherine Ryan Stand up show.

Geoff won an operational medal for his five tours performing to British troops in Afghanistan.

WHY? ‘He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics’ Sunday Times

‘A Right laugh’ Guardian

‘Happily, he is very funny’ Telegraph

'Gently abrasive, but that's what makes him so entertaining' The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

  •   5 Nov
  •  28 Nov
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Robin Morgan - What a Man, What a Man...

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.

Studio
£12

robinjaymorgan
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Robin Morgan's Website

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Nick Helm - Phoenix from the Flames

Resurrected from the ashes, the two time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and International Treasure in Waiting shakes his ass, sings songs and rights wrongs. You don’t deserve this...

WHY? 'The man is brutal, but by AC/DC he's talented with it' ★★★★★ The Latest

‘A true comedy daredevil’ ★★★★ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£14

Suitable for ages 16+ years

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.

  •  19 Feb
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The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Quiz

Returning with a brand new show. The hilarious, award-winning drinks experts host history’s greatest ever pub quiz packed with loads of funny, fascinating facts and five free discerning drinks for every audience member.

You’ll learn a lot and you’ll laugh a lot as answers to life’s most important and unusual questions appear at the bottom of your glass.

'Terrific show. The best value for money in town' ★★★★ Scotsman

‘An erudite, liquor-loving duo’ Metro

‘Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy’ Sunday Times

‘An intoxicating success… as interesting as it is hilarious’ ★★★★ Sunday Express

‘Great fun, informative, and at times completely mental’ Edinburgh Evening News

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

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.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | £16 conc

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