The Comedy Grotto's All Day Edinburgh Preview Fest

Saturday 27 July

The Star of Kings

7 brilliant shows from comedians including Tom Rosenthal!

12:30 – 23:00
The Star of Kings126 York Way
London N1 0AX
The Comedy Grotto ("An all-star cutting-edge line-up - The Sunday Times) presents a full day of Edinburgh previews from the best acts going to the Fringe in August.

The amazing line-up:

Tom Rosenthal - As seen on Channel 4's "Friday Night Dinner" and ITV2's "Plebs"
Let the beaky boy from Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4) and Plebs (ITV2) tell you the story of how he spent his life trying to avenge the theft of his foreskin. Previous winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards.

"High energy, impressive and precociously smart" - Guardian
"Like a young Mark Watson, he packs in a very high degree of laughs per minute" - The List

Sarah Kendall - twice nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, writer and star of her own BBC Radio 4 series "Australian Trilogy"
Multi award-winning comedian Sarah Kendall returns with another spellbinding hour of storytelling.

"One of those rare sequels that outstrips its predecessor. Shaken is gnarly, propulsive, involving, vivid, cathartic and very funny" - ★★★★ The Times
"She will make you burst out laughing, she will make you gasp with horror and at moments you will find it hard not to cry" ★★★★ - The Scotsman

Suzi Ruffell - As seen on BBC's Live At The Apollo and Dave's Hypothetical
Suzi has made a name for herself turning tragedy and anxiety into big laughs. This year, she is happy. This show answers the question: are all stand-ups at their best when they are miserable? Fingers crossed no.

"Positively bursting with comedic energy and the gags tumble out at a breakneck rate: blink and another punchline has flown by...a honed hour full of beautifully turned phrases" ★★★★ - The List
"So much energy and so many ideas buzzing around her brain...rammed with laughs" ★★★★ - The Evening Standard

Alfie Brown: as seen on Comedy Central's "Roast Battle"
This is a brand-new hour from Alfie Brown about family, friendship and inherited belief. Truly subversive and almost torridly honest, Alfie is a room-distilling comedian whose last hit show had sold-out runs in Edinburgh, at Soho Theatre and on tour. Like him, the new hour will be loving, dangerous, inquisitive and disgusting.

"It is tricky to write 350 sensible words, when you come out a show simply thinking 'Wow! F*ck! Wow!'' ★★★★★ - The Scotsman
"The British Doug Stanhope" ★★★★ - The Guardian
"Quite simply the future of British stand-up" ★★★★★ - The List

Jen Brister - As seen on BBC's Live At The Apollo
Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

"Expect to leave fully entertained and feeling furious at the world" ★★★★ - Ed Fest Mag
"Brister uses anger to quite stunning comedic effect" ★★★★ - The Skinny
"A powerhouse performance" ★★★★1/2 - Chortle

Olga Koch - Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, As seen on BBC's Mock The Week
Ahead of her BBC Radio 4 special, acclaimed stand-up Olga Koch tells a love story through the medium of computer programming (which she studied at university, and, like, barely ever brings up). Directed by Charlie Dinkin.

"Unique, interesting and, most importantly, very extremely promising debut from a bright new comedy talent" ★★★★ - The Skinny
"An assured and endearing hour of stand-up storytelling...a very confident debut" ★★★★ - The Telegraph

Alex Kealy - Evening Standard's Best Jokes of Edinburgh 2017
Political comedian and "rising star of the British stand-up scene" (The List) Alex Kealy explores the emotional roots of our rational thoughts. But funny, though.

"A storming show from the whimsical funnyman" - The Sunday Times
"This is clever've done yourself some internal damage from laughing so much" ★★★★ - Shortcom


12.30pm - DOORS OPEN
1pm - Jen Brister
2.15pm - Olga Koch
3.30pm - Suzi Ruffell
4.45pm - Fern Brady
6.40pm - Tom Rosenthal
8pm - Alex Kealy
9.15pm Sarah Kendall

Tickets give you access to the whole day.

Line up subject to change.
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