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Sat 20th Oct at 8:00pm - 10:15pm
@ Usher Hall, Edinburgh
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Punchline Presents...: Nick Helm, Josh Widdicombe, Roisin Conaty, Greg Burns
"Punchline is back! Once again we have plucked the ripest comedy cherries & put them into an enormous comedy pie. Star of Mock the Week (the one with Andy Murray), Josh Widdicombe opens the show. Next up is sassy Roisin Conaty. Finally, get ready to be blown away by the mighty Nick Helm, guest star on 8 Out of 10 Cats, & the funniest, most thrilling performer on the UK comedy circuit. Your host for the night is award-winning comedian & star of Capital FM, Greg Burns. Dare to see the best before the rest. You know you want to.
"A brand new comedy night of the rather ace variety" The Skinny"
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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.
Nick Helm is a loveable, endearing act who is as sharp as he is laugh-out-loud funny.
'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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Guardian sports reporter turned ace observationalist comedian, Josh is one of the most in demand and highly regarded comedians in the UK for both his live stand-up and TV work. His most recent TV credits include three series of Channel 4' highly acclaimed 'The Last Leg' and appearances on 'Stand Up For The Week', the BBC's 'Mock The Week' and 'Live At The Apollo'.
He is also a comedian turned DJ on XFM from which his podcast regularly appears in the top 10 on the iTunes podcast chart. The Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee goes from strength to strength, with two sell-out UK tours and two sell-out Edinburgh runs already behind him.
'...Josh Widdicombe has the ability to find the sparkle in the mundane that puts him in line to be the next Sean Lock' - The Guardian
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Winner of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 for Best Newcomer, Roisin Conaty is a multi-talented writer and performer. She brings her distinctive style of stand up to clubs all over the country and is in much demand as an MC.
She has appeared on TV on Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), Victoria Wood's Angina Monologues (Sky One) and Dave's One Night Stand (Dave) and on radio on BBC Radio 4's The Unbelievable Truth and The News Quiz..
Roisin is also a gifted character comic, who can switch between roles seamlessly.
'Savvy and sassy, Conaty is certainly one to watch' (The Independent)
'A seriously talented rising star' (Time Out).
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'Greg Burns has been working on the UK comedy circuit since 1998 and is the resident Thursday night resident compere at Lee Hurst's Backyard Comedy Club. But he is better known as a radio DJ. After four years at Heart 106.2FM, as host of the drivetime show, Greg has recently joined Virgin Radio as their Sunday afternoon host.
'He has also appeared in stand-up shows on the BBC and Paramount Comedy… but the appearance he is most proud of is playing himself in the Christmas special of The Office
'Burns is also an ambassador for the Global Angels charity and often hosts fund-raising evenings for them' (Chortle)
'An assured, affable performer with some top-notch routines, cheeky Burns is a solid addition to any comedy bill... Enjopyable stuff' (Steve Bennett).
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Venue: Usher Hall
Disabled Access: Bronze Status
Phone: 0131 228 1155
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