James Acaster + Goose (Edinburgh previews)

Tuesday 19 July

Backyard Comedy Club

+ Stuart Laws (MC)

20:00 – 22:00
Backyard Comedy Club231 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 0EL
Edinburgh previews from master stand-up craftsman James Acaster, and Goose. Hosted by legend-of-the-game Stuart Laws.

JAMES ACASTER: RESET (Edinburgh preview)
James Acaster finds himself with something to look forward to. Something he's always wanted. Something we all want. Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 'There's no one better at constructing a show than Acaster' (Guardian). 'Comic genius' (Evening Standard). 'A bright and unique comedy mind' (Chortle.co.uk). 'He really is rewriting the comedy rulebook' (Time Out). 'Continues to stun with boundless creativity and technical mastery' (Scotsman). 'If Oxford wants to study stand-up in depth, Acaster is a good place to start' (Sunday Times).


GOOSE: HYDROBERSEKER (Edinburgh preview)
One of the best-reviewed acts of Edinburgh 2015. New show. Strobe-speed sketch pinball from a corybantic one-man cartoon. Live band, obviously. As seen on Comedy Central. ‘Fabulous, breakneck performer who morphs feverishly between characters and ideas’ (Independent). 'One of the hottest tickets in town' **** (Herald). ‘Hugely impressive’ **** (Mirror). ‘You just have to submit to this force of nature, until it deposits you, dizzy but exhilarated’ **** (Chortle.co.uk). ‘One to watch’ **** (Time Out). ‘A work of theatrical mastery and comic innovation’ **** (Fest). ‘Fast-paced, tightly-written and technically brilliant’ **** (Skinny).


Stuart Laws is the guy who does all the comedy at Turtle Canyon Comedy and supported James Acaster on tour. He's also surprised everyone by getting on to his fourth hour. He really can't go into it, but it's about the summer of 2001, puffins, breweries and paper rounds. Just like every other comedy show at the moment. 'Chronically funny stand up' (Time Out). 'It's a confident performance of confident material... priceless' (Chortle.co.uk).
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