The black prince
SATURDAY 21st july
Phil kay - 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Scotland's madcap king of stand-up comedy has been performing since 1989, when he won the new act contest So You Think You're Funny in only its second year. His unpredictable, freestyle approach won him a Perrier nomination in 1993 and the award for Best Stand-up at the 1994 British Comedy Awards, and he was given his own Channel 4 show, Phil Kay Feels. His childlike take on the world is blended with sacks of energy, spoonfuls of improvisation and jumps of the imagination. The results are hilarious, crazy shows where even Phil doesn't know what's going to happen next.
‘A must see experience’ - The Guardian.
david trent - 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Described by The Guardian as ‘Like TV Burp if Harry Hill was on PCP’, David Trent has been blowing minds since 2012 with intelligently depicted yet hilariously explosive observations of modern day pop culture. Smashing on to the comedy scene with his Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut solo show ‘Spontaneous Comedian’, David Trent wowed audiences and critics alike with his unique brand of tech heavy comedy and high octane audiovisual onslaught, selling out the 26 night run and was nominated for the coveted Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer.
‘A searing blend of live rage and mashed-up video content’ - The Scotsman
Steen Raskapolous - 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Steen is an actor, writer and improviser. Famous Down Under for being a main cast member in Whose Line is it Anyway Australia and Hamish and Andy’s True Story, in the UK he starred in six part BBC comedy series Top Coppers with John Kearns. The pair, who received rave reviews, starred as detectives in the Justice City Police Department in the spoof comedy series. Steen has been nominated for The Barry Award and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer.
'Triple threat of performance, material and charisma. A flawless hour of comedy’ - The Herald
'Like witnessing a talent explosion that is really going somewhere’. The Times
david mills - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
David’s mix of sharp and hilarious rants and unexpected covers make for an incendiary show that will have you choking back the laughter. His signature style merges Dave Allen and Kenneth Williams, and he has regularly appeared on Scott Capurro’s live chat shows. David was 2011 Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year with a 5 star run in Edinburgh the same year.
‘David Mills is heading for the big time. Most definitely one to watch’ – Time Out
‘Mills deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Dave Allen. A legend in the making’ - Fringe Review
Michael Legge - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Michael is a stand up, writer, actor, compere, improviser, warm-up and won the 2009 Chortle Best Off Stage Contribution for his blog, and the 2012 Sony Silver award winner for the ongoing podcast Do The Right Thing. He co-presented the Absolute Radio Sunday show with Dave Gorman. Michael is an Edinburgh regular and also performs occasionally with Robin Ince in Righteous Ire, Pointless Anger. Michael has recently recorded a pilot of Do The Right Thing for C4, with Claudia Winkleman as the show's host, where he reprises his role as team captain.
‘Wonderfully, cathartically funny’ – Chortle
SUNDAY 22nd july
Pat Monahan - 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Audience favourite Pat blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection. Winner of ITV's Show Me The Funny, this half-Iranian, half-Middlesbrough comic is incredibly popular on the comedy circuit. Full of an insatiable lust for life, his exuberant comedy greets the audience like a sex-starved spaniel would greet a trouser leg.
“He storms the venue like a force of nature…effortless charm and bonhomie…the mother of all feelgood finales” – Mail On Sunday
Lloyd Langford - 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Welsh comedian and comedy writer who has appeared on Ask Rhod Gilbert and written material for TV shows like Live At The Apollo, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and The King Is Dead. Lloyd's hearty comedy crawl is a delicious blend of jokes, stories, observations, ad-libs, one-liners, accents, theories, topical gags and self-deprecation.
“One of the sharpest comedic minds on the circuit.” - The Guardian
“A rich tapestry of jokes at his command.” The Independent
tom lucy - 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Still only 21 years old, Tom Lucy is one of the youngest professional comedians in the world. His first gig was at 16, he won the King Gong at The Comedy Store at 17, won the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year award at 19. In 2017, Lucy took his debut solo show to the Edinburgh Festival selling out the entire run, supported Jack Whitehall and also appeared on Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central and Live At The Comedy Store.
‘Watch him live and you’ll quickly understand the excitement’ - The Guardian
larry dean - 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Larry’s TV appearances include Live At The Apollo, Roast Battle, Best Of The Edinburgh Festival, Drunk History and Live From The Comedy Store. He was nominated for Best Newcomer in Edinburgh with his 2015 show Out Now!, won the Amused Moose Best Show award for Farcissist, and sold-out in 2017 with Fandan which was one of the British Comedy Guide’s Best Reviewed Shows for that year.
‘One of the brightest rising stars to come from these parts in a while’ - Metro
‘Dean is unmissable, five stars’ - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
ben briggs - 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Northampton's own Ben Briggs started comedy in 2008 and in his first year won two Funhouse Comedy gong shows. His dark, open and honest material has put him in high demand and he is now compering and performing at the biggest comedy clubs in the country on a weekly basis.
A 2015 finalist of English Comedian Of The Year and a regular at the Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals.
With his amazingly funny stories he takes his audience on a hilarious journey' - Funhouse Comedy.