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Sat 24th Aug at 1:00pm
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Making News
@ Pleasance Edinburgh, Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Making News: Suki Webster, Hal Cruttenden, Sara Pascoe, Liam Williams, Phill Jupitus, Dan Starkey
It's the start of a 24-hour news cycle and Rachel Clarke has been promoted as the BBC's newest Head of News.
When a crisis erupts, she has to confront rivals within and without, and decide how to report on a story that could bring down the Corporation itself.
Fast-moving satire about the BBC.
Stand-up comedienne described by Eddie Izzard as 'Funny, sexy, dirty - usually all at the same time'. Suki Webster is a regular guest of The Comedy Store Players and has toured the world with Paul Merton And His Impro Chums and more recently co-wrote Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (BBC4/2) and a Morecambe and Wise tribute show (BBC1). She also co-wrote and was Assistant Director on Paul Merton’s Birth of Hollywood (BBC2).
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Following stand out performances on Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Let's Dance For Comic Relief (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1) and Mock The Week (BBC2), Hal is being strongly tipped as the next big thing.
Hal's comedy is simultaneously warm and catty, straight and camp - it's a lovely mix that has made him a regular guest on John Bishops's Only Joking (Sky1) and led to not one, but two sitcoms being produced this year.
'An absolute joy to watch... fabulous' (The Scotsman)
'Best solo stand-up show to date' (The Daily Telegraph)
'He had the audience eating out of his hands' (Chortle)
'On the edge of great fame' (Fest).
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Sara Pascoe is a British writer, stand-up comedian and actress. She has appeared in a number of television programmes - Campus, Live At The Apollo, QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week among others - as well as an all-female sketch show and her own Edinburgh show, and runs comedy club The House Of Mirth.
Sara's stand-up is influenced by her joint favourite heroes, Jodie Marsh and Winston Churchill.
'Always intelligent and occasionally exquisite' (The Independent)
'Pascoe uses erudite references as just one strand of an offbeat worldview, offset by moments of gloriously deliberate dumbness and delivered with nothing less than full-megawatt charisma' (The Guardian)
'... defiantly idiosyncratic and highly accessible' (Evening Standard).
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Amused Moose finalist 2010, stand-up, actor, writer and one third of comedy group Sheeps, Liam is one of the most talented new comics working today.
'... the most exciting act from this year's Edinburgh Fringe' (The Guardian)
'A beautifully crafted, downbeat narrative... Every elegiac word has been polished until it sings' (Metro)
'We predicted this debut was going to be a cracker, and it feels good to be proved
right' (Time Out)
'Such mastery of language and economy of wit' (The Scotsman)
'An exceptional talent with language' (Chortle)
'Who knew that melancholy could be so enjoyable?... an assured piece of work
that demonstrates an impressive command of tone' (Fest)
'Liam Williams's exceptional new show, delivered with marvellous moroseness, also fizzes with wit, intelligence and eloquence' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Intelligent and inventive' (The List)
'The voice of a generation’ (The Independent).
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This popular stand-up and TV comedian is well-known for his appearances on the pop music quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. His career as a performer began in 1984 when he quit his job as a civil servant to follow a new direction as a performance poet on the alternative comedy circuit and supporting bands such as The Style Council and The Housemartins. During the late '80s he worked with Billy Bragg, directing videos for both Bragg and Kirsty MacColl. Phill has an abiding love and in-depth knowledge of popular music, particularly ska, bluebeat and rhythm & blues. His hugely successful standup tours have included Jedi, Steady, Go and Quadrophobia, and he has worked extensively on radio, variously as a contributor, panellist and presenter. He has also toured as part of The Blockheads line-up.
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Venue: Pleasance Edinburgh
EH8 9TJ 55.947407, -3.181862
Bookings: 0131 556 6550
→ Waverley 9 min walk