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2019 marks the 13th year of partnership between Off The Kerb Productions and Waverley Care, Scotland's biggest charity providing care and support to those living with HIV and Hepatitis C, and they are delighted to announce that the annual Edinburgh Comedy Gala return in 2019!
Two of comedy's hottest properties, Josh Widdicombe and Joel Dommett take up hosting duties this year and will be joined by a supreme line up of comedy talent - once again making this one of the biggest and best nights of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Don't miss it on Tuesday 20th August 2019 at the EICC.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Josh is best known as co-host of the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast and RTS award winning show The Last Leg on Channel 4. With 14 critically acclaimed series under their belts Josh, alongside co-hosts Adam Hills and Alex Brooker, have been praised for their reaction and topical coverage of the weeks most harrowing of news stories, as well as their ability to open up the conversations surrounding disability through their coverage of the Paralympic Games and beyond. The Last Leg is currently in its 15th series, broadcast live at 10pm on Channel 4 on Friday nights. This series includes a Christmas Special on Friday 21st December and the show returns for a two hour long supersized edition at 9pm on New Year’s Eve where The Last Leg Of The Year will welcome 2019 in glorious fashion. Josh has made a number of other notable TV appearances including three series of his critically-acclaimed BBC sitcom JOSH which he created and starred in, team captain on BBC Two’s Insert Name Here as well as regular appearances on BBC’s Two’s QI, BBC One’s Have I Got New For You, Sky One’s A League of Their Own and on Dave’s Taskmaster (winner of series 1 plus crowned the Champions of Champions ultimate winner in 2017). Josh also hosts his own hugely successful 90’s football podcast Quickly Kevin, Will He Score? alongside Chris Scull and Michael Marden. In early 2019 Josh returns to DAVE to host the brand new series Hypothetical alongside James Acaster. Hypothetical is a brand new comedy panel show that tests two teams of comedians on their ability to deal with a series of ridiculous hypthetical scenarios.
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Joel Dommett has become a regular face on TV, from being a finalist in 2016's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, to then hosting I'm a Celebrity Extra Camp alongside Scarlett Moffatt and Joe Swash. He starred in two series of the critically acclaimed Comedy Central Show Joel and Nish Vs the World, is the co-host of ITV2's new dating show Singletown, and he's the presenter of the soon to be aired international smash The Masked Singer. The start of 2019 saw Joel release a thirty minute stand-up special for Netflix as part of a global comedy event Comedians of the World. He has also achieved a place on the Sunday Times Bestseller list with his book It's Not Me It's Them, which was recently released in paperback.
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Dara O Briain
One of Ireland's funniest comedians, who produces laughs like a magician produces rabbits from a hat. With a reputation as a stand-up around the world, including an appearance at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, he originally made a name for himself in Ireland on the satirical panel show Don't Feed the Gondolas and then stepped into the mainstream limelight with the hit show It's A Family Affair. Currently to be seen presenting the BBC's topical panel show Mock The Week. 'One of the most dependably entertaining stand-up comics in the land' (The Times) 'Worked the stalls like a puppet master' (Evening Standard) 'O Briain has a laser eye for the absurd and the spurious' (The Guardian).
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The critically acclaimed comedian is currently a team captain on Channel 4's panel show '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown'. He has been an Edinburgh If comedy nominee, and was the 2008 winner for best breakthrough act in the Chortle Awards. 'He's a gentle and ever-smiling anecdotalist who sees the world in a rather skewed way... consistently funny about life and its foibles... We leave the theatre feeling full of the joys of life' (The Arts Desk) 'So good he actually bends time' (Chortle) 'Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss' (Daily Mirror) 'One of our most individual and interesting stand-ups' (The Times) 'Sublimely brilliant, stunning' (Time Out). Jon Richardson was named in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2017.
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Suzi’s innovative style captivates audiences with her engrossing tales of social ineptitude. Lauded as ‘a real stand up gem’ by The Guardian, this young independent woman celebrates her working class roots with a sideways look at the world. Regarded as one of best up and coming acts on the circuit Suzi is in constant demand at clubs and theatres across Britain. Fast establishing herself on the live circuit supporting Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe, Kevin Bridges and Romesh Ranganathan all over the country. 2017 saw her take her solo show ‘Common’ on a sell out tour around the UK. As seen on Channel 4, E4, BBC3, Comedy Central, Dave and heard on BBC Radio4.
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Marlon Davis is a bright young comedian, improviser and actor who embraces his work with energy and charm, embodying his characters and delivering his acute observational material with aplomb. His act is inspired from his upbringing, exploring Britain and tackling its social issues with skilful characterisations. Winner of the FHM Search For A Stand-Up Hero Competition in 2009. In 2006, he was a finalist in both the So You Think You're Funny and Laughing Horse new act competitions. Still a relative newcomer, Marlon Davis is like a breath of fresh air on stage, with an impish grin, boyish enthusiasm and an effortlessly open, confident style that instantly wins him friends in the audience. 'A compelling storyteller whose anecdotes carry the elusive stamp of urban authenticity' (The Scotsman).
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With an assured stage presence and considered material that comes from a fresh perspective, he already has the aura of a successful comic well beyond his years. He is known for his 'Hate Thy Neighbour' documentary series about the rise of the far right on Viceland TV. His natural confidence and charm allow him to tread gracefully across more sensitive topics leaving many of his contemporaries behind. He has won the Comedy Café New act of the Year Competition and the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year award in 2014. Big things await this natural talent.
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Born on a snowy Monday in the (very) early 80's, Susie McCabe has spent many years smoking fags, playing xbox and having enthusiastic banter with people from all walks of life. Raised on combination of Glasgow Football and being terrified by Crimewatch UK, Susie amalgamates a variety of stories to bring the freshest new live comedy show to a venue near you.
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With her infectious laugh and high energy Rosie Jones brings 'huge laughs' (Chortle) and has quickly become a must-see act on the comedy circuit. The ex-television researcher was awarded second place in the Leicester Mercury's New Comedian Of The Year 2018, and has already starred on 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Last Leg: The Correspondents. With seemingly no end to her talents, Rosie is also an incredible actor, making her primetime debut as Serena in a Silent Witness two-part special.
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Born and bred in Glasgow, Christopher Macarthur-Boyd is a rising star on the stand-up scene. 'Following in the footsteps of Kevin Bridges' (STV) A comedian on the ascent' (Skinny)
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Nigel Ng is a Malaysian stand-up comedian who moved to London to pursue a comedy career. He was nominated for the prestigious Best Newcomer Award for his sold-out show Culture Shocked at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, and then followed that up with another sold out week-long run at London's Soho Theatre in 2020. He made his TV debut in 2018 on Comedy Central's Stand Up Central, shortly followed by Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. In 2019, he’s quickly added to this by appearing on Mock the Week (BBC Two), Romesh Presents: Nigel Ng (Sky) and Stand Up, Asia! (Comedy Central). He is also the co-host of ‘Rice To Meet You’, a comedy podcast about Asian culture.
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Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
- The Exchange, Morrison Street
- EH3 8EE