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Fri 8th Mar at 7:30pm
@ Usher Hall, Edinburgh
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Punchline: Pappys, John Hastings, David Trent, Charlie Baker
Defining a generation of new classic comedy, Punchline brings you the rising stars in the UK just before they become household names. Pappy's was the hottest ticket in town at the 2012 Fringe, and received a galaxy of five-star reviews and was shortlisted for the Edinburgh Comedy Award.
Pappy's will soon have their own BBC show and headline here for one night only with support acts that will pack plenty more punch: John Hastings and David Trent. Hosted by Charlie Baker.
Dare to see the best before the rest.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
This event takes place at Usher Hall, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Hailed as 'the funniest sketch troupe on the fringe' (The Scotsman), Pappys were nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2007, won a Chortle Award in 2008 and have performed across the globe!
Between them they have many TV credits including Miranda, Meet The Parents, Fast and Loose, Trinny and Susannah: From Boom to Bust, Dick and Dom's Funny Business and Robert's Web.
'Best in their genre' (The Daily Mirror)
'One of the finest sketch troupes of the last decade' (The Guardian)
'The sheer joy with which these men deliver their skits and lines makes Pappy's irresistible' (Metro)
'A beautifully constructed pyramid of lunacy in which physical and verbal gags fly around at a dizzying pace... a jaw-dropping, laugh-a-second spectacular' (Chortle).
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John Hastings is a comedian who has performed all over America, Canada all the small scary corners of the United Kingdom.
Since moving to the UK John Hastings is very much in demand from the top comedy venues, entertaining audiences with his sharp punchlines delivered through his observational storytelling style.
'Shockingly good' (Montreal Gazette)
'A strong calling card from a thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities... we're in the hands of an appealing consummate pro' (Chortle)
'He was fast, polished and had an original slant. We will hear more of him' (http://www.BroadwayBaby.com)
'Particularly awesome' (San Francisco Examiner).
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Former teacher and 'deadpan multimedia-ist'. He was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2012 for his debut solo show Spontaneous Comedian. David offers up high energy commentary on celebrity culture and topical news stories using projection and an extremely effective frenetic style of video editing.
'A creator of bold, category-defying comedy' (The Stage)
'His performances are intense, fearless and original' (LondonIsFunny)
'One of the most talked-about people in comedy right now' (The Guardian)
'His meticulous deconstruction and righteous exasperation makes him a master of the genre...' (Chortle)
'Perfect comedy' (Three Weeks).
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Imagine if Jack Black, Frank Sinatra and Jethro had a son...
'Let's Dance for Comic Relief' winner Charlie Baker brings his incredible mix of jokes, song and dance to the stage. Charlie was a regular on the 2010 series of Richard Bacon's Beer and Pizza Club, starred in The Comedy Store, which aired in January 2011.
The Guardian has described the hyperactive funnyman as 'a superior take on the modern showman' and 'Devon's answer to Frank Sinatra'.
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Venue: Usher Hall
Disabled Access: Bronze Status
Phone: 0131 228 1155
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