This month we have two brilliant comedians. Yes, just two, because we have the pleasure of enjoying the Edinburgh preview show of one of the most superb comedians on the UK circuit. In addition to that, we’ll get to enjoy the judges’ favourite at this year’s BBC New Comedian of the Year Award. And the resident host, Rich, will tell you what he’s done in the last couple of weeks and provide cake and cookies. Maybe brownies. There’s also tempting food and drink deals available now; see below!
A CONTROVERSIAL TITLE IN ORDER TO SELL TICKETS: There are those, the outsiders, that like to shock us all, that like to fire poisonous sound bites into the pits of our souls to question our own accepted comfortable western identity. Are they rebels? Do they do it as a relief valve for life’s biggest horrors? Do they want to kick start their own careers by spewing forth verbal detritus? Do we care? Gavin Webster, no stranger to being accused by critics of offensiveness or just being a club comic with the temerity to perform at the Fringe, explores their motives.
‘Funny, clever and as brilliantly observed as you’ll find’ – The Scotsman
‘His daftness is little short of surreal genius’ – The Stage
Pelham has been nominated for Chortle Best Newcomer, finished runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny? and been a finalist and the judges choice in the BBC New Comedy Awards. Admittedly he has never won any of these things, but by God he has come close a lot.
‘Echoes of a young Daniel Kitson’ – Bruce Dessau
‘Wonderfully written routine with an extremely dark, utterly brilliant pay-off’ – Huffington Post
Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm.
Tickets are £3 when you buy online, £4 if you pay on the door.
FOOD AND DRINK DEALS: two tickets and any bottle of wine for £16 OR two tickets, two meals and a bottle of wine for £30 (not valid with any other offer). Book through the Red Deer by the day before the gig. Call (0114) 2722890 to book.