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Always Be Comedy - Edinburgh Previews: Romesh Ranganathan, Pete Firman, Aisling Bea, James Gill
Always Be Comedy returns to Putney for another smash hit run of preview shows for this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Featuring new and exclusive material from the biggest and brightest comedians - see their shows before they get to the Fringe!
These nights sell out quickly so get your hands on tickets now for the wonderful line up!
**Please note that Sara Pascoe, originally advertised to perform, has been replaced by Romesh Ranganathan and Pete Firman.**
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Romesh burst onto the comedy circuit in 2010, gigging regularly at top venues all over the country. As well as turning in storming turns on a regular basis, he has also found time to reach the Latitude New Act Final 2010, The So You Think You're Funny? Final 2010 as well as coming runner up in The Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010.
In 2015 Romesh starred in his own show called 'Asian Provocateur' (BBC Three) where he travelled to Sri Lanka to learn about his parents' country. In 2016 the second series 'Mum's American Dream' was commissioned.
He has forged a fearsome reputation with a set that combines cutting one liners with an acerbic take on the world around him.
'Extraordinarily hilarious' (Three Weeks)
'Plenty to enjoy in his ultra sardonic set' (Chortle)
'His ability to write bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd... Ranganathan's punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers' (The Guardian).
Romesh Ranganathan was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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'A comedian and magician. You might have seen him on the telly in Channel 4's 'Dirty Tricks', five's 'Monkey Magic' and Sky One's 'The Secret World of Magic'. He has travelled the world performing his own brand of anarchic magic and now you can catch him performing live.
'He's the bastard son of Jackass and Paul Daniels' (Metro)
'The new poster bot for British comedy magic' (The Daily Telegraph).
'Firman is responsible for making it socially acceptable to say that you like magic again' (The Guardian).
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Irish born, London residing, Aisling's name is pronounced Ash-ling Bee. She was named Irish Tatler's Entertainment Woman of the Year 2013 and winner of So You Think You're Funny 2013, the first woman to do so in 20 years, and only the second woman to do so in the competition's 25 year history. Expect hilarious hip-hop moves and wonderfully silly stories.
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MC at the likes of Always Be Comedy, The 99 Club, Scoundrels, Ginglik and many more.
“I would go to the ends of the earth to share a stage with James Gill. He’s a sharp & energetic hero of club comedy and a face we’ll undoubtedly be seeing all over TV very soon” - Katherine Ryan
"One of the most imaginative MCs on the circuit. The crowd love him” - Rob Beckett
“The most impressive live presenter I have ever seen" - Romesh Ranganathan
“One of the country’s best hosts. There is no one like him” - Seann Walsh
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