EDINBURGH ARCHIVE

Daniel Simonsen: Work in Progress

| Aug 2-26 | 19:20 | 1 Hour | 18+ | Currently residing in New York City, the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer returns to the Fringe to build material. Come watch performances where anything could happen as the Norwegian comic alternates between working with and without a net. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News and House of Fools. 'A talent' (Time Out). 'Exceptionally funny' (Village Voice). 'His mix of odd anecdotes and clowning makes his one of the most compelling voices' (Independent). 'Creepily brilliant' (Fabulous Magazine).

David Earl Is Brian Gittins: Don’t Feed the Monkey Man

| Aug 2-26 | 18:40 | 1 Hour | 16+ | As seen on Ricky Gervais’ Derek, Sky’s Rovers and Channel 4’s Gittins. David Earl’s alter ego, Brian Gittins, is a complete berk and according to the Sussex Argus, 'the world’s worst comedian'. However, Brian’s not having any of it and he’s back with a crap show with the might of powerhouse sponsor Rampoo (shampoo of rams) behind him.

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

Following their sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run, tech comedy duo Foxdog Studios bring their critically-acclaimed Robot Chef to Leicester Comedy Fest. Join rock 'n' roll IT consultants Pete & Lloyd to celebrate the end of their IT contract in Stoke. Expect more baffling tech, music, and, of course, an augmented reality, audience-controlled robot chef. As heard on BBC Radio 4xtra. Nominated for Chortle Innovation Award. 4 stars Timeout 4 stars iPaper [et_pb_acf_repeater_table field_name="Show|date_&_time_listings" image_size="thumbnail" link_image="none" default_style="off" odd_row_colour="#e02b20" odd_text_colour="#ffffff" even_row_colour="#e08682" even_text_colour="#ffffff" _builder_version="3.11" /]

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

| Aug 2-8, 10-26 | 13:20 | 1 Hour | 14+ | After a year building an invoicing system in Stoke, rock and roll IT consultants Pete and Lloyd are having a party celebrating the end of dBASE IV. Returning with more music, characters, and baffling tech – including an augmented reality world and an audience controlled robot chef – this is their most ambitious show yet. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Nominated for the Chortle Award for Innovation and two Malcolm Hardee Awards in 2016. ***** (Skinny). **** (List). **** (Time Out).

Grace the Former Child: The Bi-Polar Express

Grace the Former Child was diagnosed at 14 with bipolar disorder. Luckily she saw the funny side. Join the Fringe's youngest stand-up comedian – now aged 15 – on a surreal journey through adolescent mental health services. The Bi-Polar Express is her personal tale of surviving against the odds. What could possibly go wrong? [et_pb_acf_repeater_table field_name="Show|date_&_time_listings" image_size="thumbnail" link_image="none" default_style="off" odd_row_colour="#e02b20" odd_text_colour="#ffffff" even_row_colour="#e08682" even_text_colour="#ffffff" _builder_version="3.11" /]

Helen Duff: Daft

Daring, audacious, unflinchingly domestic, stay at home spy Helen Duff is about to crack the most explosive case of her career. Will West Berwick survive the blast? WIP. "Bold, subversive and very funny" (**** SCOTSMAN) "Master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning" (**** BROADWAY BABY) "Duff is incredibly funny and deserves any and all praise that comes her way"( **** THE SKINNY). [et_pb_acf_repeater_table field_name="Show|date_&_time_listings" image_size="thumbnail" link_image="none" default_style="off" odd_row_colour="#e02b20" odd_text_colour="#ffffff" even_row_colour="#e08682" even_text_colour="#ffffff" _builder_version="3.11" /]

Helen Duff: How Deep Is Your Duff?

| Aug 2-20, 22-26 | 21:00 | 1 hour | 18+ | Whip-smart stream-of-consciousness comedy from 'master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning' **** (BroadwayBaby.com), Helen Duff. Duff dives to 'a level of intimacy most acts wouldn't dare' **** (Skinny) and 'it's a joy to behold' **** (EdFestMag.com). 'Bold, subversive and very funny... a formidable comic' **** (Scotsman) slips beneath the skin of standard storytelling to explode paradigms with paint gun precision. As seen on BBC Three and alongside Will Ferrell in Holmes and Watson. 'Duff is incredibly funny and deserves any and all praise that comes her way' **** (Skinny).

Ingrid Dahle: Wingrid

| Aug 3-7, 9-26 | 21:20 | 1 hour | 16+ | How does a shy Norwegian from the fjords end up leaving home and becoming a unique award-winning comedian in the UK? Surely there’s more to it than simply putting a W in front of your name to becoming the winner you were meant to be? Highly-anticipated debut which unravels the mystery behind becoming Wingrid: superior human being excelling at life. Winner: Brighton Comedy Award. Runner up: Leicester Mercury. 'Up and coming comedian' (Sunday Times). 'Destined for stardom' (Argus).

Jason Neale: Happy to Help

| Aug 2-7, 9-26 | 14:00 | 1 hour | 16+ | A comedy show of searing honesty – too much honesty if anything! Delivered in his usual no-nonsense style and jam packed with plenty of laughs throughout, Jason questions why he's so Happy to Help. Best MC Nominee 2015/2016/2017 (Midlands Comedy Awards). 'A very likeable, easy manner and effortless delivery... he's very funny!' (Sal Monello, Riproar Comedy). 'Superb... got this stand-up comedy thing nailed!' (John Elson, Voodoo Stands Up). 'This is a comic who has real presence on stage and can use this to his advantage' (NottsComedyReview.wordpress.com).

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