It’s the perfect time of year again; well there is a select group of misfits; who will head for the Edinburgh Festival to hide in the cramped rooms for a month long and even try to impress the strangers who may or may not be someone at BBC Three. But before they will become the broken wrecks from 30 days of staring at indifferent faces, they are quite enthusiastic and full of promise as they have their material at excluisve preview shows in other cities. So, here are our top 5 picks from their amazing upcoming Edinburgh comedy previews.
Comedy Doubles at The Dancehouse
If you will go up, then the Dead Cat Comedy will bring the two double headers to The Dancehouse Theatre. It has described as the ‘stand up for those too tired to get angry’, it specialises in offering a bleak philosophical comedy with the cynical edge. Dead Cat has been offering a special deal. So buy tickets for Dolan and Turner and you’ll even get a free entry to watch the John Hastings and Jim Smallman the following evening.
Michael J Dolan & Gein’s Family Giftshop at Tiger Lounge
It has been proved that how hard these comedians will work, you can even catch the Dolan at Tiger Lounge while doing another preview, this time along with the Manchester favourites Gein’s Family Gift Shop. Gein’s have been an ever growing reputation both for providing locally and nationally that has let them have their record on their first BBC show.
Kraftwerk Badger Spaceship at Gullivers
Being the local shortmstory writer and co-host of thee literature night Bad Language, Fat Roland will bring his exclusively titled show Kraftwerk Badger Spaceship to Gullivers before trekking up to the Free Fringe. With a perfect combination of short stories, unique animations and tales of his time as an electronic music journalist, you may even struggle to know what you’ve seen but you’ll know that how you have enjoyed it.
Peter Brush at Fuel
The finest choice for comedy night in Manchester, Quippopotamus is hosted by the amazing bundle of energy, like Jack Evans; this plays will host to Peter Brush as they will bring comedy to those outside of the city centre. Being matched the madcap nature of the night, Brush will be offering the performances of his first ever full show, Older Than The Oldest Dog That Ever Lived before it will taking it up to Edinburgh.
John Luke Roberts at Pub/Zoo
One of the extremely biggest nights throughout the city, XS Malarkey has the seveal Edinburgh Fringe previews on the cards. Our top pick is the Radio 4 News Quiz writer John Luke Roberts, who has covered the death, family and utter stupidity in his show (well, the whose title is a sub-editor’s nightmare) Stdad Up.