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Glorious Edinburgh Line-Up 2016

Glorious Edinburgh Line-Up 2016

Glorious Management are happy to announce our Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 line-up!


James Farmer: Can’t Adult, Won’t Adult
12:30 (1 hour) Bannermans 6-28 Aug (not 14)

Come and join adulthood denier James Farmer (writer for Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Nevermind The Buzzcocks) for his debut solo hour. There will be jokes, stories and possibly biscuits.


DISCLAIMER; Biscuits subject to availability.


Jimmy Carr Tour Support

Patrick Kielty Tour Support


“Sharp and witty” BroadwayBaby, “Very funny” Bedfordshire On Sunday




Stephen K Amos: Talk Show
16:00 (1 hour 15mins) Gilded Balloon, Bristo Square  5-27 Aug (not 10, 14-17, 21-24)

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” ★★★★ Edinburgh Festival Magazine, “Amos has so much ebullient effervescent good cheer ... there is no such thing as a bad hour in his company” ★★★★ Chortle, “He's so sharp that one day he will cut himself” Scotsman, “Provocative, thoughtful and wickedly funny” Stage, “Hilarious ... comic genius” ThreeWeeks, “Rare charisma” The Independent




Rhys James: Forgives
16:45 (1 hour) Pleasance Courtyard, Beside 3-28 Aug

Don’t worry about it. Honestly, it’s fine. Just get a ticket to see Rhys James bash out another hour of splash-hit, classic stand-up and definitely cool and not pretentious poetry and all will be forgiven. ‘Charismatic, clever and self-aware… Destined for great things’ Guardian, ‘A cut above his humdrum peers’ The Independent


★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ Independent ★★★★ Scotsman ★★★★ Time Out ★★★★ Chortle




Stephen Carlin: TV Comeback Special

20:15 (1 hour) The Free Sisters 4-28 Aug (not 15)

Bet you didn’t even know he’d been away? Well after the debacle of his last TV appearance, rehab & a failed marriage, Stephen Carlin is back! Catch him now before he dies some place on a toilet seat. Not recorded but before a live audience. 

★★★★★ Herald

  • No fat Elvis Presley’s were harmed in the making of this show. 




Tom Toal: Help Us Tom Toal You’re Our Only Hope
16:35 (1 hour) Ciao Roma 6-27 Aug

Tom Toal (Amused Moose Best Show nominee 2014) returns with a devastatingly funny and touching show.


In 2003 a prophecy is made, Edinburgh will be destroyed in 2016 unless one man can stop it......That man is Tom Toal, and he must make the ultimate sacrifice.


"Tom Toal comedy glow warms us all" Scotsman on Sunday


"Resplendent with fine gags and a pleasing storytelling rhythm" The Scotsman




Stephen K Amos:Work in Progress
20:35 (1 hour) The Stand 4-27 Aug (not 15, 16, 22, 23)

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.” Evening Standard, Bruce Dessau. “It’s all fabulous, but when riffing with the audience Amos truly excelled…comedy gold” Herald Sun.




Phil Nichol: 20

21:45 (1 hour) Assembly Checkpoint 3-28 Aug (not 15)

Wow. Where does the time go? Double nominee and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Phil Nichol celebrates his 20th year of solo comedy shows at the Fringe. To honour this milestone Phil presents his greatest hits of the last two decades. It'll be eye-popping, gut-wrenchingly funny! Did we mention that it's been 20 years? If you have seen him perform live then you will know that this is going to be one of his greatest all-time performances. It's been 20 years people! Do not miss this show. Book Early!




Joe Wells: 10 Things I Hate About UKIP

13:00 (1 hour) The Tank 6-27 Aug

Joe Wells believes that you should treat all people with love and respect, but does that include UKIP voters? Follow up to the critically acclaimed (★★★★ Chortle, ★★★★ BroadwayBaby) debut show, Night of The Living Tories, Wells presents an hour of stand-up about trying to love people whose politics you hate.


“Some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian” The Guardian, “A hidden gem of the Fringe” Chortle, “Recommended” Heat Magazine. Seen supporting Alexei Sayle and Frankie Boyle, heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra.


Warning: contains graphic descriptions of Nigel Farage.




Peter Brush: Dreams With Advert Breaks

13:10 (1 hour) Banshee Labyrinth 6-28 Aug

Peter Brush returns to the fringe (hooray?) with a brand new show after various acclaim for his last one. This one is about dreams, nostalgia, terrorism, The Muppets, and trying to save an octopus from western oppression.


“Compellingly hilarious... an original and achingly funny voice” ★★★★1/2 Chortle, ★★★★ Shortcom, “Unique observations which stand-ups crave” The Guardian, “Yorkshire's Answer to Woody Allen” Harrogate Advertiser.




Short & Curly: A Curly Night In

13:15 (1 hour) Gilded Balloon, The Counting House 3-29 Aug (not 16 or 23)

Join Curly for a relaxing night in with his highbrow films. Hopefully he'll avoid any disruption from that ridiculous Short character. Expect high energy, shambolic sketches, big characters and a bigger prop list.


"Infectious energy...had everyone doubled over in laughter...This show is definitely a               crowd pleaser." ShortCom ★★★★, “Quick changes and even quicker wit” ThreeWeeks ★★★★




Andrea Hubert: Week

15:45 (1 hour) Gilded Balloon, The Counting House 5-29 Aug (not 15 or 16)

Hotly-tipped, BAFTA prize award-winning writer and comedian, Andrea Hubert makes her solo debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join Andrea for her surprisingly uplifting debut hour of medication, night sweats, stoned teenage philosophy and explaining why putting on your socks is life's most challenging and meaningless endeavour.


"Andrea Hubert’s eccentric and dark humour has the audience in hysterics" BroadwayBaby, "A thoroughly engaging presence... a quirkily descriptive approach to her observations" Chortle, "Smart, engaging and charismatic, Hubert is a hit" London is Funny, “A gifted storyteller…Hubert was the highlight of the show” Fringe Guru




Paul F Taylor: Sour Apes

16:15 (1 hour) Bannermans 7-28 Aug (not 13, 20, 27)

Off-beat one liners, flights of fancy and a totally absurd storyline from surrealist fool and NATY 2013 winner, Paul F Taylor.


"Brilliantly funny nonsense" ★★★★ The List.


"Talks about everyday observations but with a wonderful edge of surrealism" Chortle.


★★★★ BroadwayBaby, ★★★★ ThreeWeeks, ★★★★ ShortCom




Carey Marx: Hero Of The People

17:00 (1 hour) The Liquid Room, Annex 6-28 Aug

In a search for humility, Carey Marx (hero of the people) discovers he is humbler than everybody else in the world. 

Writer and star of Intensive Carey (BBC Radio 4), Winner Best International Show (NZ Comedy Festival 2009 & 2011).


“Anecdotally debauched” ★★★★★ Herald, “A comic at his gleeful best” ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News.



Lucy Porter: Consequences

17:30 (1 hour) Pleasance Courtyard 3-28 Aug (not 15 or 22)

A brand new stand-up show from the perennial fringe favourite who’s also a regular on TV & radio (QI, Mock The Week, The News Quiz.)


This is a heart-felt and hilarious hour of personal revelation and political observation. Lucy will cover some or all of the following: censorship, generational conflict, theological ethics, quizzing, falconry and Gary Wilmot. Book early!


“Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes … Genuinely delightful” ★★★★ The Telegraph

“A treat from start to finish” ★★★★★ The Herald.




Gordon Southern: Long Story Short

17:30 (1 hour) Frankenstein & Bier Keller 5-28 Aug (not 10, 15, 24)

Charming, disarming and fearless. This show takes a personal and surprisingly heartwarming look at how his family are living with dementia… and how you shouldn’t always meet your heroes. Uplifting, illuminating and meticulously crafted comedy, from a smart mouth international comedy festival specialist.


Award nominated in Edinburgh, Australia, NZ and even Dubai. Sell out shows everywhere.


“With spontaneous and hilarious audience interaction throughout. This is a fast, smart and very funny show” ★★★★ Fest, “One of the most talented comedians on tour at the moment” ★★★★1/2 The West Australian, “Fast paced feel good comedy at its best… Endlessly funny” ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby


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