Now in in its 7th year, The Schadenfreude Cabaret’s Edinburgh Preview Season brings a selection of the finest acts to The Harrison throughout June and July.
The beautiful surroundings of The Basement Bar make the perfect environment to see this summer's most innovative, creative and funny shows before they head up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
As always the line up is an eclectic mix with something for everyone. From established TV regulars and award winners to this year's hotly tipped rising stars.
The venue regularly packs out so this year you can guarantee a seat to any of our double bills for just £5 or alternatively, just show up on the night and pay what you want at the end of the show.
26th July 2018
NISH KUMAR & PIERRE NOVELLIE
Nish Kumar: It’s In Your Nature to Destory Yourselves (Work In Progress) Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and some jokes that simply don’t work. Come watch someone build something. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, QI and Have I Got News For You. 'One of the best young comedians we have' (Times). 'A masterclass by a no-frills standup at the height of his powers' (Guardian).
Pierre Novellie: See Novellie, Hear Novellie, Speak Novellie (preview)
Last year, Pierre gave you observational comedy for people who think they don't like observational comedy (***** (Metro)), this year it's satire for people without a team. Pierre's views don't please anyone 100% of the time, so who exactly is his demographic? Other white South African Manxmen? When you feel alienated by life, mock it vigorously. Pierre was nominated by industry website Chortle.co.uk for the Best Club Comedian award in 2016 and 2017. More propaganda: 'Dawn of a major talent' (Guardian). 'Hilarious' (Sunday Times). 'Very funny' (Scotsman).