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Edinburgh Festival 2015

Edinburgh Festival 2015

Glorious Management are delighted to announce our full line-up of acts heading to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015!

Andrea Hubert - Tiny Horse Comedy A compilation show (because nothing is funnier than a tiny horse) 
16:45, Laughing Horse Free Fringe @ Bar 50, The Alcove 7th-31st Aug (Not 19th)

Would you like to spend an hour with a handful of wildly different comedy acts, all seamlessly linked by a handful of bloody lovely comperes? Join stand up (and BAFTA writing award winning!) hosts Andrea, Ryan and Amy for refreshingly varied hour of hand-picked, award winning stand up, sketch and musical comedy. With a different line up of Edinburgh favourites and rising stars of comedy every single day, take a chance on a brilliant free show (frankly you could do a lot worse.)

Beth Vyse: As Funny As Cancer
16:20, Heroes @ The Hive (Bunka Room), 5th-30th Aug (Not 18th)

Vyse is back and this time it's personal. Critically acclaimed Beth Vyse returns with her inimitable style and a bodacious and ballsy look at her battle with Breast Cancer. *****(Broadway Baby)*****(Chortle)****(The Stage) “Marvellous…Ambitious” (Times)

James Farmer: Ultimate Worrier
12:30, @ Bannermans, 5th-31st Aug

Join James (Writer for 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Nevermind The Buzzcocks) as he worries about worrying too much, about worrying too much... about worrying. Think Inception, but with a lot more worrying.

Lloyd Griffith: Great Grimsby’s Big Turn On
20:30, @ Pleasance Courtyard, The Cellar, 5th-30th Aug

Expect to hear more from Griffith' (Evening Standard). Well here he is again with his second show, back to prove why he's Great Grimsby's most talented export. Expect jokes, singing, dancing and the usual flirting. As seen on BBC Three's Sweat the Small Stuff and BBC One's Songs of Praise. As heard on Radio 1's Comedy Live Lounge, Rob Beckett's Absolute Radio show (and also Rob's tour support), and BBC Radio 3's Choral Evensong. 'Griffith has clearly established his own style of comedy' (ThreeWeeks). 'Engaging and sexy, a lovely beardy face' (Sunday Times).

Phil Nichol: Cray Cray Cabaret
23:30, The Assembly Rooms, 6th-30th Aug (Not 18th or 19th)

From the award-winning star of Catastrophe (Channel 4) and Uncle (BBC3), and the producers of award-winning megashow The Wrestling comes the anarchic late night gang-show of your dreams. Top headliners, a world-class house band fresh from Nashville, the hottest comedy newcomers, brilliant musical guests, an appearance from local roots heroes Black Diamond Express and a whole host of ridiculous stunts. Things are about to get cray cray. Don’t be scared. 'Hypnotic' ***** (Sunday Herald). 'Madness, mayhem and magic' **** ( 'Riotously funny’ (Sunday Telegraph). ‘Irresistible comedy force' **** (Scotsman).

Phil Nichol: Angel in Abbatoir
12:00, Comedians’ Theatre Company, Sportsman @ Gilded Balloon (1hr), 5th-31st (Not 18th)

Lost love, betrayal and wanting to be a hero. Angel teeters on the edge of sanity - will he fly will he fall? By turns humourous and dark, the story tackles themes of corruption and abuse, with an explosive climax. The final instalment in a triptych of monologues, award-winning Comedians' Theatre Company presents a gripping drama about a Spaniard in Edinburgh. Starring Phil Nichol (Stage Solo/Edinburgh Comedy Awards). Written by Dave Florez (Fringe First). 'Hard hitting drama that burns bright' **** (Metro on Somewhere Beneath). 'Fresh, funny and achingly beautiful' **** (Scotsman on Hand).

Phil Nichol: I Don’t Want To Talk About It
21:30, The Stand 2 (1hr), 6th-30th (Not 17th,18th,19th)

For a comedian, when life sucks, the material’s good. If life gets really bad, that’s even better. If it’s completely horrendous then it makes for a great show. This should be a great show! 'Very polished, witty and insightful. It is also extremely funny' **** (List). 'Seismically powerful award-winning comic force' ***** (Scotsman).

Phil Nichol: Giant Leap
13:50, Comedians’ Theatre Company & Meathead Productions, Pleasance Courtyard Bunker 1, (1hr15min) 5th-31st (Not 18th)

1969. The moon – a challenge to American ideas of exceptionalism, industry, ambition and dreams. There will be an American flag on her surface in a matter of weeks. Not 240,000 miles away, but a five-hour flight from Capitol Hill, a secret sound stage on the west coast of the US. Punchy, fast talking, foul-mouthed comedy drama, set in a subterranean room as three writers, a secretary, producer and colonel, spar and fret over the script integral to staging the moon landing. Written by Mickey Down, Konrad Kray, directed by Alexander Lass, starring comedians Tom Stade, Phil Nichol.

Phil Nichol: 10x10x10 
16:30, Comedians’ Theatre Company, Pleasance Courtyard The Attic, (1hr) 5th-31st (Not 18th)

Exciting new writing. Ten 10-minute long theatrical monologues, written by ten comedians and performed by ten different comedians, to celebrate 10 years of the award-winning Comedians Theatre Company. Two different shows in rotation. See both! ***** 'Clever stuff' ( **** 'Comedians simply doing exactly what they do best: making people laugh' (Fest).

Rhys James: Remains
16:45 Pleasance Courtyard, 5th-30th Aug

There's good news and there's bad news. The good news is Rhys James is back with another classic hour of stand-up comedy and (definitely cool and not pretentious) poetry to smash your jaws to the floor once again. The bad news is you're going to struggle to get a ticket. 'Destined for great things... Charismatic, clever and self-aware' (Guardian). 'Outstanding and seriously funny' (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Sickeningly talented young stand-up' (Time Out). 'James's gags are 24-carat zingers, among the best at the Fringe' (Metro). **** (Independent). **** ( **** (Scotsman). ***** (ThreeWeeks).

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress
21:10, The Stand 3 & 4, 6th-29th Aug (Not 17th,18th,24th,25th)

Work in progress from the maestro of feel-good comedy. Fresh from touring the UK and Australia. Star of Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does the K Stand For? (Radio 4). ‘Amos is officially becoming a national treasure. Expect more warm insight and spiky charm here’ (Sunday Times). ‘Stephen says he doesn’t like adjectives before his name so I won't give him one. But if I did it would probably be “brilliant”. Amos is a brilliant comedian’ (Bruce Dessau). 'It’s all fabulous, but when riffing with the audience Amos truly excelled…comedy gold' (Herald Sun).

Stephen K Amos: Talk Show
16:15, Gilded Balloon, 7th-29th Aug (Not 12th,16th-19th,23rd-26th)

Join festival favourite Stephen K Amos as he chats with guests hand-picked from the worlds of theatre, comedy and music. 'Great variety show featuring a diverse range of performers, gloriously presided over by the immensely funny charismatic host' **** ( 'Amos has so much ebullient effervescent good cheer ... there is no such thing as a bad hour in his company' **** ( 'He's so sharp that one day he will cut himself' (Scotsman). ‘Provocative, thoughtful and wickedly funny' (Stage). 'Hilarious ... comic genius' (ThreeWeeks). 'Rare charisma' (Independent).

Stephen Carlin: The Gospel According to Stephen
19:15, Canons' Gait (venue 78), 8th-30th Aug (Not 18th)

This show is a true account of the events surrounding Stephen Carlin according to Stephen Carlin. With subjectivity and the lack of verifiable evidence, we bring you the life and times of Stephen Carlin in all its wonderful technicolour. 
Now if everyone will suspend their disbelief for an hour, then we can get on with the business of entertainment without pesky “facts” getting in the way. Fun without facts. The way God intended. Herald***** “These opinions in no way represent my views” God

Stephen Carlin: Routines also starring Will Mars, Dana Alexander, Matt Roper
15:45, Maggies Chamber @ Free Sisters (1hr), 6th-30th Aug (Not 18th)

Life as a stand-up comedian is all about the routines. And not all of them happen on stage. A brand new and immersive fusion of stand-up comedy and theatre that allows you to see the full picture. It's Stand-up. From both sides of the curtain. Starring Dana Alexander (BBC's Russell Howard's Good News), Stephen Carlin (Comedy Central's Alternative Comedy Experience), Will Mars (BBC's Stand-Up for Comic Relief) and Matt Roper (BBC Radio 4 Extra's The Comedy Club).

Tom Toal in Sunshine on Bexleyheath
20:30, Pleasance This, 5th-30th Aug

One of Amused Moose top ten shows of 2014, Tom Toal returns with another gleeful hour of comedy. An absorbing and affectionate love letter to family and hometown. Expect to have your funny bone tickled and your heart strings plucked. 'Master of storytelling' (PunchlineUK). 'You might find yourself taking a paracetemol to kill the pain in your jawline afterwards' (ShortCom). 'We forget the misery and cold of the outside as the Tom Toal comedy glow warms us all' (Kate Copstick). 'Touching addition to the Daniel Kitson-esque heart-on-sleeve comedy sub genre' (List).

Tom Toal: Prequel
14:35pm, Cabaret Voltaire, 8-29th Aug

Prequel is a frolicsome and poignant stand-up show from hotly tipped lovely lad Tom Toal (Eye Spy, Channel 4). A show full of quirky gags, memorable stories and a miracle that not even the T-Dawg could have foreseen. 
‘Funny and touching ... humour from the heart’ ThreeWeeks
‘One of the most promising of today’s emerging comics’ Chortle 
Runner up Loaded LAFTA’s Search for a Star. 
‘Toal’s ease of interacting with the audience is a true talent’ Hairline
Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2013. AAA Stand-up 2012

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