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Another 'Friday Night at the Forum' comedy event
Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee, Chris Washington, brings us his new show about the best year of his life Including receiving the prestigious 10 years' service tie pin from Royal Mail and the series of 'You Beauty!' moments that followed. A feel-good underdog story about a Wigan postman who used all his annual leave to take a show to the world's biggest arts festival and got five numbers and the bonus ball on the comedy lottery.
Chris has supported Jason Manford on tour and as seen on 'Live from the BBC.' He was Breakthrough Comedian of the Year Winner and a finalist in the Magners New Comedy Act in 2015. Without a doubt Chris has proved he’s a definite one to watch, being likened to a “Peter Kay for the smart phone generation”.
"Funny, relatable and heartwarming" - Broadway Baby
“Gaining big laughs from the really small stuff”...The List
"A timeless storytelling jokesmith"...Beyond The Joke
"A comic with full potential and a bright future"...Arts Award Voice
Plus support act - you can't say fairer than that for £8!
MATT FORDE: BREXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
The whole thing's a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who it is.
Join Britain’s leading political comedian, Matt Forde, for the show that was a complete sell-out at this year’s Edinburgh Festival and his last as an EU citizen.
As host of Unspun on Dave and his own Political Party podcast, Matt has interviewed some of British politics’ biggest and most notorious characters including Tony Blair, David Davis, Ruth Davidson, Nigel Farage, Nick Clegg, Anna Soubry, Harriet Harman, Ed Balls and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
His monthly residence at Westminster’s The Other Palace has sold out every show for over 5 years and sells out months in advance.
“Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe” ★★★★★ The Telegraph
“Is there a better political comic than Matt Forde currently working in the UK? I can't think of another to touch him”
“a stand-up of rare skill” ★★★★ The Sunday Times
Big name comedy at the Forum with author and comedian Mark Watson. Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster', half-killed on 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island', Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors.
Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke-and-rant-per-minute rate.
‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle
'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times
'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph
Be ready for pretty much anything when Jason takes to the stage. Behind his cheerful Geordie exterior lurks a dark, sharp comedic mind. Jason has a way of presenting true-to-life stories that drag you in and won’t let go, close to the edge but always intriguing and blessed with the sort of charm that’ll have you laughing in spite of yourself.
In 2012 Jason’s sitcom “Hebburn” was commissioned by the BBC. Vic Reeves, Gina Mckee, Chris Ramsey and Fresh Meat’s Kimberley Nixon joined the cast in a story based on Jason’s own life and upbringing in the South Tyneside town of Hebburn. Hebburn earned him a Royal Television Society Award, the Journal Culture Award for “Best Writer” and National Television Award nomination.
In 2017 Jason wrote the UKTV Gold "Murder on the Blackpool Express" a star studded mixture of comedy and classic murder mystery set on a guided tour coach trip to Blackpool. The cast list included Griff Rhys Jones, Nigel Havers, Johnny Vegas and Una Stubbs. Later in 2018 a follow programme set on a North East Ferry is to be broadcast.
“A wonderfully life-affirming, beautifully crafted, total and utter joy. My jaw aches from laughing”...Time Out
Justin Moorhouse - Comedy
These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..Closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.
On top of this, the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids? Hang on - perhaps nothing has changed that much! When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back, this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx.
Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.
Justin would ike to offer anyone in receipt of JSA a ticket for the reduced price of £5 this is something he is very passionate about, please bring proof that you are in receipt of this benefit to apply for the ticket.
Barbara Nice: ‘Raffle’
Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket!
Barbara Nice was all-conquering in her four-part BBC Radio 2 sitcom broadcast in March 2017.
Experience this critically acclaimed tip-top character comedy live from ‘Phoenix Nights’ actress and comedian Janice Connolly. A playful, life-affirming show for all the family including the chance to win a prize from Barbara’s table.
With her enviable track record of garnering five star reviews and sell-out shows, Barbara will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step with this new show about chance and luck.
Multi award winning comedian and Edinburgh Fringe favourite Patrick Monahan returns on Tour with another brand new stand-up show # Goals!
We all have life goals. Whatever amazing things they are, whether it’s to win the lottery or marry up, make it your goal to come and watch a great comedy show from an Irish Iranian smoggy!
Constantly touring, comedy website Ents24 has listed Patrick for the past 3 years in the
Top 3 of the hardest working comedians in the UK.
Patrick Monahan is adored by his audiences everywhere! He performs all over the UK and Europe and has appeared in far-flung hotspots including Dubai, Bahrain and Costa Rica! He is very much in demand performing literally hundreds of shows a year! His many TV appearances include ‘The Wright Stuff’ (C5) ‘Weekend’ (ITV) ‘Live Stand-up Set for BBC Asian Network’ (BBC iplayer 2017) ‘Safeword’ (ITV2) ‘Celebrity Squares’ (ITV) ‘Fake Reaction’ (ITV2) and ‘The One Show Edinburgh Festival’ (BBC1).
‘Patrick’s a Fringe Legend and it is easy to see why!’ The Mirror ★★★★
‘Delightful, impressive and very funny’ The Scotsman ★★★★
‘A definite must see’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★
‘He really hits the mark…great depth’ www.broadwaybaby.com ★★★★
If it is the wonderful tonic of laughter that you are looking for, then you have come to the right place!
Cannon and Ball bring their own magical and unique brand of humour to your theatre in 2019.
Opening the show with 45 minutes of unforgettable “Cannon & Ball” they will perform some of their legendary sketches and routines before the interval.
Tommy and Bobby open Act Two with a song and then into storytelling of their career after which they will open the Mike to the audience for Q & A’s.
This magical and intimate “Close and Upfront!” evening is a treat for all comedy fans of all ages!
Tom Rosenthal & Lloyd Griffith
Two working in progress shows. Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner, Plebs) and Lloyd Griffith (Soccer AM) try out new material.
As seen as the drunkest guy on Drunk History (Comedy Central) and taking down Chris Ramsey on Roast Battle (Comedy Central).
This year Tom Rosenthal is discussing his manhood, or lack thereof.
A show that is about reaching maturity.
Lloyd Griffith: LIVE (Work in Progress)
Lloyd comes to the Forum to try out some new jokes for a new tour. Jokes and some singing probably. Host of Soccer AM (Sky), Flinch! (Netflix) & Taxi To Training (BBC3). As seen on Bounty Hunters (Sky), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Premier League Show (BBC), Strictly Come Dancing (one day). Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett’s tour support and Diane Griffith’s son.
"Supersub Lloyd Griffith delivered some punchy gags about growing up in Grimsby. He also revealed a jaw-dropping singing voice. Expect to hear more from Griffith"...BRUCE DESSAU, EVENING STANDARD
"Disarmingly good"...DOMINIC MAXWELL, THE TIMES
"There’s no doubt about it; Lloyd Griffith is the king of the unexpected. His sense of fun is infectious, his singing voice faultless and his anecdotes are told with boundless confidence. Griffith has clearly established his own style of comedy" ★★★★★...THREE WEEKS
Suitable for 16+