The Comedy Cellar Edinburgh Previews 2019
See eight of our excellent headline comedians before they head to Edinburgh!
All tickets £13. Doors Open 7.45pm. First show starts 8pm. Each show lasts approximately 50-60 minutes. There will be one interval of approximately 20 minutes.
Acts are subject to change without notice. For tickets click here or call our Box Office on 01344 484123.
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Fri, 5 July – Matt Richardson: Imposter
Multi award-winning Matt brings a brand-new ‘high wattage’ (Guardian) show to Edinburgh. As seen on Roast Battle (Comedy Central) Celebrity Juice (ITV2) and presenter of The Hangover Games (E4) Celebrity Haunted Mansion (W Channel UKTV) and Virgin Radio’s Drive-time show. ***** (TheatreWeekly.com). ***** (VoiceMag.uk). **** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Vikki Stone: Songbird
Multi award-winning comedian and musician Vikki Stone returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with a new show of her trademark comedy songs and stand-up. Whilst in previews, Song Bird was nominated for Best Musical Show at the 2019 Leicester Comedy Festival Awards. As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, BBC One’s John Bishop Show and the BBC Proms Podcast. ‘Musical comedy genius’ (Absolute Radio). ‘Love child of Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin’ **** (Scotsman). ‘The audience were almost crying with laughter’ (Guardian). **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (Sunday Herald). **** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Fri, 12 July – Phil Cornwell: Alackadaddy
Who is Robert Lemon Alackadaddy? Well he’s certainly a geezer that’s done many a thing. Come meet Phil Cornwell’s altered ego. One of the UK’s best impressionists; his cult appearances including Stellar Street and Dead Ringers. He’s also been in nearly all the Alan Partridge shows and films, and has voiced many characters on Spitting Image, Bob The Builder and also (his most famous voice) Murdoc in the Gorillaz! Book early! ‘Superb character skills’ (Comedy.co.uk). ‘A cult favourite’ (Guardian)
George Egg: Movable Feast
Brand-new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage. In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for planes, trains and automob-meals (sorry). George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, procure items from the train buffet trolley and turn unexpected roadworks into a picnic. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing. ‘Brilliantly funny’ (Jay Rayner, Guardian). ‘Trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes’ (Scotsman).
Fri, 19 July – Jen Brister: Under Privilege
Brister 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? ‘A powerhouse performance’ ****½ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘A big dose of double up funny’ ***** (DeadLinenews.co.uk). ‘Glorious raging’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Brister uses anger to quite stunning comedic effect’ ***** (Skinny). ‘Blisteringly funny’ **** (List).
Archie Maddocks: Big Dick Energy
Life’s getting a bit serious innit? Political instability, social politics making people less social – life now is guilt, followed by shame. However, what is life, if nothing but a distraction until you die? Archie Maddocks tackles the struggles of being alive in his latest hour of provocative, exhilarating and, crucially, hilarious comedy. ‘Superb timing and quick wit’ ***** (RadioHaHa.co.uk). Daily Mirror’s Funniest Jokes and Evening Standard’s Best Jokes of the Fringe 2018. ‘A real highlight of the evening’ (BBC Radio 4 Extra). ‘Super cool, super smart storyteller’ (Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke.co.uk and Evening Standard).
Fri, 26 July – Patrick Monahan: Started from the Bottom, Now I’m Here
Smart and funny observations on a new-found, middle-class lifestyle with ski holidays, through the prism of poor, immigrant, living-in-a-caravan roots. As seen on The One Show (BBC), Fake Reaction (ITV), Celebrity Squares (ITV). ‘Rip-roaringly funny… fun! Another hour would have suited everyone’ ***** (One4Review.co.uk). ‘Hilarious’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). ‘There isn’t a comic quite like him’ ***** (TheNewCurrent.co.uk). ‘Possesses the rare ability to be hilarious without being outrageous’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Patrick is a Fringe legend and it’s easy to see why’ **** (Daily Mirror).
Mary Bourke: I Want an Irish Passport
Everyone wants an Irish passport but what does being Irish really mean? Is there more than just drinking and the craic? Award-winning comic Mary Bourke presents a hilarious show on Irish identity. Irish passports will be sold after the show*
(*maybe). ‘One of the best female acts in the country’ (GQ). ‘The audience loved her’ (Independent). ‘An hour packed with fine routines and beautifully written gags’ (Scotsman)