Edinburgh Festival Comedy Previews in Sheffield

If you’ve never been to Edinburgh Festival, or the Fringe, you really should; it’s a lively mix of household names, up-and-coming comedians, along with plays and comedy beyond your wildest imagination. Whilst most of us can’t be there this year, never fear, there are several previews going on across the city over the next month. These are mainly at the Lescar and The Lantern Theatre.

The Last Laugh Comedy Club at the Lescar have weekly previews:

5th July

Stu Goldsmith: Prick! – “Probably one of the most likeable acts on the circuit” – Metro

Andrew Lawrence: Is Going to Get You – “He discharges kamikaze philosophies a-hundred-to-the-dozen. And it is outstanding” – List

12th July

Markus Birdman: Love Life and Death – “Beautifully captivating, genuinely charming, and hilarious” – Skinny

Andrew Bird: Global Village Fete –“A great story-teller” – Timeout

19th July

Caimh McDonnell: The Art of Conversation – “Outstanding” – Observer

Chris Martin: Spot the Difference – “Destined for greatness” – Sunday Times

26th July

Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky – “Ramsey has the potential to be a mainstream hit, a cult favourite or almost anything in between” – The Sunday Times

Tom Stade: Totally Rocks – “Gloriously funny” – Scotsman

2nd August

Carl Hutchinson: Acceptable – “Effortlessly hilarious. He captivates the audience with his perfectly timed suspenseful silences and plain-talking sense-making.” – Three Weeks

Support from Jamie Sutherland

As does The Lantern Theatre:

5th July

Toby Hadoke: My Stepson Stole My Screwdriver – “Like the new generation of Doctor Who, Hadoke’s show has the capacity to wrong-foot you with its emotional kick” – The Times

Dave Longley: My Favourite Things – “As intense and intelligent a performer as you’re likely to see” – The List

12th July

Peter Antoniou: Psychic Circus – “Prepare to be Flabbergasted” – What’s on Stage

Andrew Lawrence – “Devastatingly funny” – Guardian

19th July

Peacock & Gamble: Don’t Ever Want to Be on Telly Anyway – Stars of the Peacock & Gamble Podcast

Dan Nightingale – “Can make just about anything funny. He’s lightning-quick” – Time Out

Many of the names and faces will be recognisable from TV: Whether it’s from shows such as Live at the Apollo or Stand-up For the Week; or one popular panel shows such as Mock the Week or Never Mind the Buzzcocks. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see rising stars in smaller venues, and experience some of the hottest acts playing the Festival this year.

For more info visit:

http://www.lastlaughcomedy.com and http://www.lanterntheatre.org.uk/whats-on2