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Kai Samra & Matt Winning

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Kai Samra combines an edgy stage presence and a confident delivery, talking frankly about the issues of today from an intelligent and fresh perspective.

‘Slick and confident’ Chortle

Matt Winning is a unique and imaginative stand up and character comedian. His eccentric and idiosyncratic act is a whirlwind of ideas.

'Charming and accomplished' ★★★★ The List

WHY? Two award winning comedians try out their latest material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival

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£10

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Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Let the beaky boy from Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4) and Plebs (ITV2) tell you the story of how he spent his life trying to avenge the theft of his foreskin.

Previous winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards.

As seen as the drunkest guy on Drunk History (Comedy Central), sassing Chris Ramsey on Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and getting overly competitive in the pub quiz (The Alwyne Castle)

WHY? 'High energy, impressive and precociously smart' The Guardian

'Like a young Mark Watson, he packs in a very high degree of laughs per minute' List


Courtyard Theatre
£17.50 (£15 conc)

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Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

She's a myriad of paradoxes. A hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs. A boring heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover.

She grew up in the conservative Midwest of America to become an unabashedly liberal UK-based comic. Nothing is what it seems. Especially Abigoliah Schamaun.

Join the critically acclaimed stand-up as she takes to the road for her debut nationwide tour, on the back of a sell out Edinburgh Festival season and appearances on the top rated The Guilty Feminist and Global Pillage podcasts.

WHY? ‘Damningly perceptive and very funny… she has a tightrope-treading ability the match of anything by Chris Rock or Bill Burr’ The Scotsman

'Confident and brilliantly funny with a knack for a turn of phrase that turns the simplest comment into a solid laugh' ★★★★ Broadway Baby

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£12

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Griff Rhys Jones: All Over the Place

Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Troika presents.

Griff is back and once again all over the place touring the UK this autumn with his brand new full-length stand-up show.

Following sell out performances of his previous one man entertainments Jones and Smith and Where Was I? and a hugely acclaimed tour of Australia and New Zealand, it's time to join one half of Smith & Jones, one quarter of Not the Nine O'Clock News and one third of Three Men In a Boat as he presents an evening of hilarious true stories, riffs, observations and details of his recent medical procedures.

It’s all guaranteed to be packed with wicked insights into the pains of celebrity, the vicissitudes of parenthood and encounters with the great, the good and even the royal. Yes, Griff is all over the place this year so make sure not to miss him!

WHY? ‘Great comedy’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

'Very funny' The Scotsman

'The jokes come faster than the rapids on the River Tay' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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Stephen K Amos: Everyman

Stephen K Amos is on a mission to bring about world peace.

Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.

Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter.

WHY? 'Comedy at its purest and richest form' ★★★★★ The Advertiser

'Amos has the sort of commanding presence and confidence that could only have come from years of working the circuit' ★★★★ Arts Hub

'One of the most likable figures in British comedy' Radio Times

‘Much loved King of stand-up’ ★★★★ North West End

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Matt Richardson – Work in Progress

Virgin Radio presenter and comedian Matt Richardson is trying to navigate the world of adulthood, while feeling like an imposter. Join him for hour of unrestrained, raucous laughs where anything could happen.

As well as being the only comedian to host a show on Virgin Radio, Matt has hosted The Hangover Games (E4), The Xtra Factor (ITV2) and Just Tattoo Of Us (MTV), as well as appearing on Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Drunk History (Comedy Central) and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now! (ITV2).

WHY? 'High wattage charisma from a talented young comic whose star is on the rise' The Guardian

★★★★★ Voice Mag | ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

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£10

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Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns

Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 TV show Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave. He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally… finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)… with THE ANSWER!

‘Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is… Clinton Baptiste’ Peter Kay (That Phenomena)

WHY? The world-renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

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£18

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.

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Sindhu Vee - Sandhog

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, heads on tour.

Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Sindhu is the host of BBC Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. 

WHY? As seen on QI, Have I Got News for You and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled

Courtyard Theatre
£14

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