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The Comedy Grotto ("An all-star cutting-edge line-up - The Sunday Times) presents a full day of Edinburgh previews from the best acts going to the Fringe in August.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Tom Rosenthal (Comedy)
Award-winning comedian and star of Channel 4's Friday Night Dinner, he has also appeared on 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Dave's One Night Stand. 'A clever comic who's never afraid to look cocksure in the name of humour' (The Guardian) '... talented upcoming star' (Time Out).
See 11 tour dates featuring Tom Rosenthal (Comedy)
Perrier and Time Out Award nominee Sarah Kendall delivers a sassy, intelligent and thought provoking style of comedy. 'Thoughtful, intelligent, subtle, enlightening and… really funny. Kendall has a dry, subtle British-style sense of humour' (The Observer) 'An intelligent, thoughtful and wryly amusing exploration of ideas, passionately presented by a young comic willing to set her aim high rather than follow a lazy route to easy laughs' (www.chortle.com) 'Aussie stand-up Sarah Kendall is in terrific form... a comic play with a great script, top cast, witty dialogue and near perfect staging' (Edinburgh Evening News).
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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.
See 26 tour dates featuring Suzi Ruffell
Sindhu Vee is most likely the tallest Indian woman you’ll ever meet. The daughter of Indian parents, a London-based mother, and bearer of half a PhD, it is rumoured but unverified, that Sindhu practised the dark arts of investment banking before making her parents proud by becoming a stand-up. She devotes all the time she has left over from raising her 3 children (and a bizarrely gigantic labrador) to comedy and suffering facial peels. She was a finalist in this year’s BBC New Comedy Award. Stand-up Sindhu delves into the funny side of family dysfunction in her hilarious, award-winning sketches. She has taken London, Edinburgh and Mumbai by storm.
See 23 tour dates featuring Sindhu Vee
Jen Brister is a stand up comic, writer and comedy actor. 'Brister ticks all the boxes – she's confident, energetic and knows how to deliver a line for maximum laughs' (The Scotsman) 'Outrageously funny' (Metro) 'Gorgeously talented' (Tim Arthur, Time Out) 'This is as near perfect stand up as I have seen' (Scotsgay).
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Olga Koch does stand-up comedy onstage and creates cathartic performance art in the privacy of her own home. She has trained at the UCB Theatre in New York, as well as the Soho Theatre and the Free Association in London. Along with fellow Soho Young Company comics, she runs Joy Multiplication, a monthly comedy night in London. Olga is a confident girl. Finalist - Amused Moose National New Comic Award 2017 Finalist - Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016 Regional Finalist - Funny Women Awards 2017 Selected for BBC New Comedy Award 2016 & 2017 "I would expect to see her make inroads into the comedy scene fairly quickly" (Chortle). "Hugely charismatic" (Broadway Baby).
See 20 tour dates featuring Olga Koch
Alex Kealy is a stand-up comedian who mixes political material with self-deprecation and relatable observations. He reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You're Funny competition in his first year of performing and is now a "rising star of the British stand-up scene" (The List). He has taken three hours of stand-up to the Edinburgh Fringe, the latest being 2018's A Kealy's Heel - "a storming show" (The Sunday Times) which was met with full rooms and critical acclaim. “This is clever comedy...you’ve done yourself some internal damage from laughing so much” - Shortcom "Well thought out and insightful...extremely funny...a very enjoyable hour of comedy" - Theatre Weekly “Fresh, insightful, and original...a great hour of cerebral stand-up & Alex Kealy is a name to watch” - FringeGuru “A fascinating hour...marvellous stand-up” - The Skinny
See 6 tour dates featuring Alex Kealy
Star Of Kings
- 126 York Way
- Kings Cross
- N1 0AX