An absolute whopper of a Saturday with Jessica Fostekew, Laura Davis, Sunil Patel and Helen Bauer, plus loads more!
15:00 - Jessica Fostekew: Hench
16:20 - Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face
17:40 - Sunil Patel: White Knight
19:00 - Laura Davis: Better Dead Than a Coward
20:20 - Joe Sutherland: Sour
21:40 - Huge Davies: The Carpark
23:00 - Jimmy Slim and Lewis Blomfield: Scratch & Sniff
Jessica Fostekew: Hench
Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. Have you ever watched a feminist try and take ‘hench’ as a compliment? It’s like watching a snake eat but funny. In preview, Hench was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival. You’ve seen Jess in BBC sitcoms Motherland and Cuckoo and BAFTA Award-winning drama Three Girls. She's also in forthcoming feature films: Gavin Hood’s Official Secrets and Michael Winterbottom’s Greed. She writes for 8 out of 10 Cats. 'Consistently hilarious' (Fest). 'Smarts on her sleeve, great' (Guardian).
Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face
Helen enjoys a drama. She's her mother's daughter, taking a small situation, blowing it up, then getting upset that it's out of her control. Just like all the best reality TV. At the same time, she dreams of being a sweet angel handling any drama with grace. Who doesn't overthink everything and plan for how she will have all eyes on her at the right moment. Highly anticipated debut hour from the 2018 BBC New Comedy Award Finalist. As seen and heard on BBC Three, Comedy Central and Radio 4.
Sunil Patel: White Knight
Fire emoji. Dove emoji. Aubergine emoji. Head exploding emoji. Money emoji. Brown fist emoji. As seen on BBC Two’s Big Asian Stand-Up and Dave’s Beat The Internet. 'A clearly gifted comedian' (EdFestMag.com). 'Oozes funny' (BroadwayBaby.com).
Laura Davis: Better Dead Than a Coward
Dark, bold and razor sharp, Australian comedian Laura Davis is internationally critically acclaimed as one of the most unique comedic voices around. Unconventional, cathartic and exhilaratingly hilarious, this is her brand new hour. 'A different kind of provocative... smart, challenging, ambitious, playful and funny' (Chortle.co.uk). 'An hour with Laura Davis leaves you uplifted, somewhat bewildered, and utterly amazed by such blistering talent' (Time Out).
Joe Sutherland: Sour
Top Ten Best Reviewed Shows, Edinburgh 2018 (Comedy.co.uk). A friendship, a country, a beloved 90s pop group. Joe Sutherland returns to the Fringe looking back at things we once loved which have now gone sour. A regular face on Comedy Central’s online channels, Joe has appeared on BBC Three, Sky Arts and has written for Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. One of the most in-demand acts on the comedy circuit today, he has toured the UK supporting Ellie Taylor and the US stars of RuPaul's Drag Race. **** (EdFestMag.com).
Huge Davies: The Carpark
From Comedy Central at the Comedy Store. Huge, one the most exciting and unique new acts in the UK, presents his highly anticipated debut show. Expect dark humour, surreal songs, his customised wearable keyboard, and of course, car parks. He'll be attempting to wear a full-size keyboard around his neck for most of the show. It'll be funny but he'll struggle to finish the hour. His comedy performances have featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4, BBC3 and ITV1. 'Priceless' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Dark' (Independent). 'Scene-stealing' (Telegraph). 'Perfect' (The Stand Comedy Club). 'Brilliant' (The Student). 'Appalling' (CelebrityRadio.biz).
Jimmy Slim and Lewis Blomfield: Scratch & Sniff
What’s that you can smell? It’s Lewis Blomfield and Jimmy Slim’s new droppings and ooh baby they positively stink of a great night out. Fresh off the back of a year of completely sold out shows as part of the UK’s coolest comedy cabaret night, Piñata, they’re bringing their signature scent of just about controlled chaos to the UK's coolest comedy festival. Expect two childhood best friends condensing a lifetime of fannying around together into one gloriously daft hour of anarchic character comedy. 'Frightening new talent' (Omid Djalili). ***** (Issuu.com/BunburyMagazine).