Get It! Use It! Conquer The World!
'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest' - only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic.
Join Edinburgh Fringe award winner Gyles Brandreth on an uproarious and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words.
Gyles is known as a wit and word-meister, former MP and Government Whip, BBC Radio 4 Just A Minute regular, BBC1 One Show reporter, Channel 4 Countdown survivor and as seen on QI, Have I Got News For You, Room 101, The IT Crowd and Pointless.
Whether it’s global domination you’re after – or getting some nookie on a Friday night – you need the right words to get the right results. Discover them right here.
WHY? ★★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★★ The Telegraph
'Wildly funny, incredibly indiscreet' Daily Mail
'Very funny' Sunday Times
'A master raconteur' Sunday Telegraph
'Absolute joy' Scotsman
They say all political careers end in tears.
In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.
Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), the BBC Radio 4 Just a Minute regular delivers a dazzling hour of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.
WHY? ‘A master raconteur’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman
Suitable for ages 12+ years.
Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.
Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.
WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children
£3 per person (45 mins)
Highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos hits the road this Autumn with his brand new tour.
As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen’s main aim is to cheer us up.
Forget everything that’s going on in the world and immerse yourself in the warmth of “one of the most likable figures in British Comedy“ (Radio Times). As seen on QI, The People’s History of LGBT, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You and What Does The K Stand For? on BBC Radio 4.
WHY? ‘Deliciously deft… we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout… you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times
'Unashamed feel-good entertainment’ The Evening Standard
Age guidance 16+ years.
A brand new show, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness.
Tim is a Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and has appeared on Dave’s Taskmaster, BBC2’s Inside Number 9 and the Alan Partridge franchise.
WHY? ‘Flabbergastingly funny... I have never enjoyed myself in a comedy show more ★★★★★ The Times
‘If this is love, Key’s hard to resist’ ★★★★ The Metro
‘Megadate is another Tim Key delight: delicate, yet a feat of comic strength’ ★★★★ The Independent
Heartfelt poetry, words and sketches depicting life in all its wonders.
The performance by Maidenhead actor Clive Woodward will be engaging, emotive and funny. Clive has acted in theatre, TV, BBC Radio plays and films including A Bunch of Amateurs alongside Burt Reynolds. With topics such as growing-up, work, love, marriage, beauty and loss it will be a celebration of life.
WHY? Will make you think, furthermore you’ll be tickled pink...
An Edinburgh Festival preview from So Comedy.
Helen Lederer feels it’s time to spill all, before she forgets and gets taken off the patches altogether. What went on in the Big Brother House?
Can she be honest about stand-up comedy, being fat, wheezy and other secrets? probably not. She might lie.
‘A miracle of comic compression and control’ The Times
'Divinely witty' The Guardian
'Cleverly insane' The Observer
Athena Kugblenu says the world's never had more knowledge, yet never more stupidity. She can’t help but notice consistencies between the universe and herself. How can she blame people for choosing Trump when she's choosing the wrong men?
Clearly we haven't realised she constantly makes mistakes so we don't have to. Join Athena for a tour of the world’s most pressing catastrophes which pale compared to what happened when she fixed her own washing machine.
'A smart, impassioned comedian' The Scotsman
'Good material, sharp presentation... an important voice' The Sunday Times
WHY? Helen is famed for The Naked Video and Absolutely Fabulous while Athena writes for BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz