15.15 - Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog
Fight in the Dog Preview Fest - Saturday
Saturday 8 July
Sofie Hagen, Larry Dean, Edd Hedges, Giants, Phoebe Walsh, Luke Kempner
Sofie Hagen won an award ages ago and she's still banging on about it. She is now doing her THIRD show. The confidence of this girl is appalling. This show is about anger and a funeral. This gig is anxiety-safe: meaning, if you have anxiety over attending my show, email me at [email protected] and let me know what I can do to help. Maybe you want to reserve a specific seat? Maybe you want to ask a question? Either way, let's talk. I'll do my best to help.
16.30 - Larry Dean: Fandan
Amused Moose Comedy Award winner and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Larry Dean returns to Edinburgh with a brand new hour of ‘fascinatingly funny’ (Evening Standard) comedy following his debut stand-up tour and a stint at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Expect ‘unmissable’ ***** (EdFestMag.com) storytelling from one of UK comedy’s fiercest new talents. As seen on Live from the BBC and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store. ‘A charismatic stand-up natural whose conversational style makes it all look so easy’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘The audience lap up his cheeky-chappie shtick’ (Guardian). ‘Superb timing… deserves much success’ **** (Mirror).
17.45 - Edd Hedges: Wonderland
Hello. My name is Edd Hedges and I won So You Think You're Funny a little while back and last year I supported Sofie Hagen on tour. Now I am doing my first ever show because, a few months ago, something happened in my village.
19.00 - Giants: For an Hour
After a sell-out debut show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, Giants return with their sophomore hour. And boy, will it be great? Boy: no. Join Barney and Will for their unique brand of musically-infused sketch comedy, as they chart the past, present and future of their lifelong friendship with their 'distinctive twist on the genre's dynamics' (Chortle.co.uk). Guardian's Recommended Shows 2016 and Metro's Top Three Sketch Shows 2016. **** (Skinny). **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). **** (FreshAir.org.uk). 'Tightly woven and precision-timed, smartly self-aware but capable of dishing out big, daft laughs too' (List).
20.15 - Phoebe Walsh: I'll Have What She's Having
We're born alone, we live with weird people we find on Gumtree, we die alone. Phoebe does some lovely jokes about the struggles of living, working and finding true love in this post-truth world. You'll either relate to what she's saying or feel glad that you don't. So, whoever you are, you should come. Phoebe's credits include writing for Vice and Elle magazine, sketches for C4 and E4, starring in BBC2's The Javone Prince Show and All4's Webscam. 'OMFG! I wanna be her!' (Malala). ***** (Skinny). ***** (Gay Times). **** (Spoonfed.co.uk). **** (ThreeWeeks).
21.30 - Luke Kempner: Take a Long Hard Luke at Yourself
Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner spends his life pretending to be other people, but who is the real Luke? Join Luke on his journey to find out who is the real him. Will it be Andy Murray? Will it be Donald Trump? Will it be his own father?!
'Remarkable… tour de force' **** (Telegraph)
'Luke Kempner is a blummin' genius' (Dawn French).
'A hugely accomplished impressionist, with the technical skill to jump in and out of a huge range of real-life characters in a beat' (Chortle.co.uk).
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