Britain's leading political comedian once again promises his last show as an EU citizen (maybe).
As seen on BBC1’s Have I Got News for You, BBC2’s Mock the Week, The Royal Variety Performance and Dave’s Unspun.
WHY? ‘Our foremost satirical stand-up... Whatever your politics, you’ll find excellence here’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times
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)
Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery reprises his notorious alter ego, the bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior.
Once the most radical, now the only radical, Alan returns with the old gold, the old truths, and some new truths (based on the old truths).
For over 35 years, Munnery has performed around the world, experimenting with and innovating the stand-up form. In the 1990s, his Alan Parker: Urban Warrior character took the comedy circuit by storm, garnering Munnery his own BBC Radio 1 series, which Time Out London called ‘the funniest thing on Radio One’ and a residency on ITV’s Saturday Live. 1996 saw him collaborate with Graham Linehan and Stewart Lee for BBC2 show, London Shouting, in his Alan Parker guise, and the character also become a regular contributor to NME magazine.
Simon Munnery is a British Comedy Award nominee, Perrier Award nominee, Sony Radio Award winner and Chortle Award winner. He’s most recently appeared in Channel 4’s acclaimed Flowers, and will soon be seen in Will Sharpe’s Louis Wain movie biopic, co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.
WHY? ‘Gloriously inept radical anorak’ The Times
‘Marx, Engels and Sid Vicious would all have died laughing' The Guardian
‘Munnery’s parody of a punk rock anarcho snowflake, hand drawn with real love for its subject, returns to a world worse than any he could have imagined in his home decade of the 1980s' Stewart Lee
Presented by Show And Tell.
Age guidance 16+ years.
The critically acclaimed idiot John-Luke Roberts returns to the road with another ridiculously long titled show this autumn.
In a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, expect to not know why you are laughing once more… even when he gives you the punchline first. Jokes about staring into the Nietzschean void, the stupid decisions of kings and how Pinocchio can save the world all might make appearances in this hour of absolute silliness. But then again, maybe they won't. Who knows what could happen!
WHY? 'Freewheeling escapism... A joy' ★★★★★ Fest Magazine
'A masterpiece... The show is exquisite, with every last element fine-tuned to perform its function' ★★★★★ One4Review
'An impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour' ★★★★ The Telegraph
'A hit' ★★★★ The Times
'Killer gags... glorious idiocy' ★★★★ The Guardian
'Mind warping hour which follows through brilliantly on its own absurd logic... relentlessly funny' ★★★★ The List
Suitable for ages 16+ years
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)
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)
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
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
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.