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All Day Edinburgh: Stuart Goldsmith, Simon Donald, Deborah Frances-White, Helen Arney, Nick Helm, Rachel Parris, Tony Law, Thom Tuck, Bridget Christie, Al Murray, The Trap, Richard Herring, Tiffany Stevenson, Matt Kirshen, Nick Doody, Jigsaw, Robin Ince & Michael Legge, Bec Hill, Cariad Lloyd, Josie Long
All Day Edinburgh brings you the very best comedy from this year's Edinburgh Fringe in one huge show in central London.
Too lazy to go all the way to Scotland this year? Then let the Fringe come to you. With a phenomenal line-up (and more will be added) for what promises to be the best comedy gig you'll go to this year.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Whether cheering up a distressed child, helping prevent a riot, or genuinely saving another human's actual life, Stuart Goldsmith is excellent in a crisis. When the chips aren't down however, it's a very different story... Exhilarating stand-up about embracing anxiety, conquering indecision, and getting tasered.
'Intriguing and invigorating' (The Scotsman)
'Marries pitch-perfect audience repartee with cleverly woven tales of the everyday' (The Independent)
'A fine jokesmith' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)
'Probably one of the most likeable acts on the circuit' (Metro)
'A pitch-perfect performance, every nuance carefully calculated for maximum impact… a set rich with wordplay' (Chortle).
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Simon Donald was co-founder of Viz, and worked on every issue from 1979-2003.
'Superb, inventive comedy' (The Stage)
'Hugely entertaining' (Chortle)
'Subversive... very clever. Hilarious' (The List)
'Unbelievably funny... comic genius' (Northumberland Gazette)
'Outrageous and reprehensible, but not wholly unlikeable' (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)
'As funny with a microphone in his hand as he was with a pencil' (The Guardian).
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Deborah Frances-White is a founder member of The Spontaneity Shop, co-author of The Improv Handbook, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, corporate speaker and executive coach and is passionate about helping women in business to unlock their personal power.
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Helen Arney is a musical comedian and geek songstress, playing the finest ukulele based comedy songs. One third of science comedy phenomenon 'Festival of the Spoken Nerd', one half of comedy girl band duo 'The Balconettes', her songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4 and on tour with Robin Ince and professorial Brian Cox.
'Champion of musical whims' (Evening Standard).
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Nick Helm is a loveable, endearing act who is as sharp as he is laugh-out-loud funny. Nick has also become a successful comic actor with the BBC sitcom 'Uncle'.
'Genuinely exciting' (The Daily Telegraph)
'A loveable monster' (The Scotsman)
'Funniest show on the Fringe' (The Evening Standard)
'Hysterical and terrifying' (Time Out)
'... full-on assault on the senses of humour, dignity and pathos' (Chortle).
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Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian and standup who has appeared in The IT Crowd, Murder In Successville, The Mash Report and Austentatious.
Her songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4 (The Now Show), BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 6 Music. Her solo shows have found critical acclaim, and have earned her a Chortle Award nomination, a Funny Women Best Show nomination and a win for What’s On London’s Best Musical Comedy Show.
“It’s startling quite how talented Parris is...hilarious” - Shortcom ****
“Very easy to relate to and naturally funny” - Three Weeks ****
"Tears of laughter, endearingly frank and funny" - Guardian
"A gifted performer - her songs really score" - Times
"Brutally funny" - Skinny
"Classy, clever comedy...uproarious" - Scotsman
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Tony is a triple Chortle award winner and was a Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 nominee. As seen on Have I Got News For You, Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and more.
'One of the finest and funniest comics on the circuit... destined for comedy stardom' (Time Out)
'Form-busting and hugely enjoyable' (The Times)
'Clever and blithely zany' (The Daily Telegraph)
'To see Tony Law is to inhale deep breaths of comedy oxygen' (The Herald)
'An ever-changing, hard-to-contain, force of nature' (The Guardian)
'A fine celebration of the absurd, full of laughs like no other... a top-notch comic who marries a powerful delivery with some deceptively ingenious material' (Chortle).
Tony Law was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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An actor and comedian known for being one third of comedy troupe The Penny Dreadfuls. In 2011 he made his solo Edinburgh festival debut with the stand-up show Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD where he was nominated for the Best Newcomer award.
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Bridget Christie has been a regular on the sketch and stand-up circuit for the last 5 years. She was a finalist in the Funny Women Final 2004, nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2005, won the inaugural Funny Women Best Show Fringe Award 2007 and was nominated for the Chortle Best Breakthrough Act 2009.
Bridget appeared in the second series of The Omid Djalili show on BBC1 and on Andy Zaltman's Radio 4 Series, Andy Zaltzman's History of the Third Millennium Series 1 of 100.
'One of the finest comedians around' (The Independent)
'A superb stand-up with a powerful voice and something to say. It's nothing short of a revelation' (The Observer)
'... another cracking show from the current queen of crusading UK comedy...' ( The Guardian).
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Once a humble publican, the multi-award winning Al Murray – The Pub Landlord - has risen to the honourable position of British comedy royalty, following the continuing success of his hit prime time ITV1 show Happy Hour and A Second Audience With Al Murray The Pub Landlord (ITV1).
'A national treasure' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Al Murray has become a bona fide British institution' (The Independent)
'Murray's interaction with the crowd remains one of the wonders of the comedy world' (The Times).
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Sketch comedy trio comprising Jeremy Limb, Paul Litchfield & Dan Mersh.
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As one half of the prolific comedy duo Lee & Herring, Richard enjoyed phenomenal cult success as a writer and performer with shows such as Fist of Fun (BBC Two) and This Morning with Richard Not Judy (BBC Two).
Richard completed a 94 date nationwide tour of his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show, Christ On A Bike: The Second Coming. In 2010 he also published his book, 'How Not To Grow Up', and released 'Hitler Moustache' - his acclaimed stand up show - on DVD.
'Herring is a superior comedian... Hilarious' (The Guardian)
'The King of Edinburgh... A new Richard Herring show is a never-ending cause for delight' (List)
'Stimulating and exhilarating... Utterly Hilarious' (Chortle).
Richard Herring was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians 2017 and 2015.
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Tiffany Stevenson is an actress and stand up comic based in London. Her thought provoking and engaging style have seen her consistently play to packed audiences. She sometimes does magic and has appeared in Footballer's Wives and The Office amongst other things.
Finalist 'Show Me The Funny', winner Edinburgh Festival 'Spirit of the Fringe Award'.
'Hilarious observations and beautifully written. A touching call to arms for 30 somethings' (The Metro)
'Mouthy, cynical and sexually frank, she left us wanting more' (The Guardian)
'She extracts comedy gold' (Evening Standard).
***** - One4Review
***** - New European
***** - Fringe Review
**** - Arts Desk
**** - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
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Hackney Empire comedian of the year winner in 2003. Despite being still in his early twenties, he has developed a host of bright and witty, quality comedy and the maturity of his writing belies his youth.
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Comic who uses his physicality as an extra dimension to his show. A finalist on Channel 4's 'So You Think You're Funny?', topical and not afraid to say what he thinks, Nick Doody's brand of political comedy and satire has won fans all over the country. Whilst still a student he supported Bill Hicks on his final tour of the UK, on Bill’s request.
'Some of the best political material I have heard in a while... comic genius' (The Scotsman)
“Very impressive...unfailingly good punchlines...intelligent and funny...comes with the chortle seal of approval” - (Chortle) *****
“A refreshing change...Sharp witted, but never sharp-tongued” (THREE WEEKS) *****
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Australian-born and now London-based, Bec has gained a cult following in Australia, the UK and Ireland thanks to her award-winning solo shows. She has a talent for incorporating arts and crafts into her stand-up routines, creating a unique and unforgettable comedy style that she calls “paper-puppetry”.
Her one-liners regularly feature in “best joke” lists by “reputable” sources like The Telegraph, Dave, The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Record and Buzzfeed, which isn’t surprising, as she is the creator of the UK’s only pun-based comedy night, Pun Run.
‘Bec Hill and her side-splittingly funny stand-up routine are a joy to behold… you’ll fall in love with Bec’s excitable attitude and her witty optimism. Definitely a name to remember with a smile’ (Three Weeks Edinburgh).
‘Multi-talented with brilliant observational material’ (The Stage).
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A talented comedian with a host of silly characters, Cariad is also a member of Jane Austen improv group Austentatious as well as Grand Theft Impro. Cariad has had a BBC Three show and appeared on Channel 4's Cardinal Burns.
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Claiming her first BBC Comedy Award by the age of 17, Josie returned to performing after finishing University, notably at the Edinburgh Fringe, where she carried on winning awards for 'Kindness and Exuberance' (Best Newcomer) and later in 2007/8 for 'Trying Is Good'.
She regularly writes for The Guardian and has appeared on The Island (Channel 4), The Superhuman’s Show (Channel 4), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit.
The Telegraph have described her as 'one of the most exciting female comics around'. Josie's humour is warm, optimistic and endearing, filled with rambling daft tales and all the things she likes in the world and which cheer her up.
'An original and unflagging spirit, oozing enthusiasm and intellect… Long builds delightful comedy worlds' (The Times)
'An absolute delight' (Time Out)
'An original and unflagging spirit... A passion for ideas and creativity... this is a lovely show' (The Guardian).
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