Having forfeited one union, we can cherish the union that remains (for now) with a Great British line-up combining Scottish, Welsh and your miserably English host. A Northern Irish contingent is missing because this wasn’t actually planned, it just worked out this way, thereby providing some sort of slant for this paragraph of copy. And let’s face it, we do just want to hole up on a single island like a James Bond villain or, at best, the Thunderbirds. But then given a couple of generations of inbreeding, the natural trajectory of the Tracy family is, inevitably, a delusional, megalomaniacal bachelor with weapons of mass destruction. Anyway… join us for our accidental tribute to Albion’s onanism. Banging line-up.
Undeniably goofy and peculiar, Stephanie Laing’s comedy is partway between the needy oddness of Maria Bamford and the upbeat affability of Josie Long. Her material is a mix of silliness, filth and unusual observations, underpinned by a disarming honesty and charming vulnerability.
Now a regular on the circuit, Stephanie started performing in April 2007 on the Scottish comedy circuit. She’s since become a stalwart of comedy festivals across the country having appeared at Brighton Fringe, Leicester Comedy Festival, York Comedy Festival, Bath Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival as well as appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe nearly every year since 2010.
Not content with just performing in the UK Stephanie has also appeared at UCB in New York & The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, and took her 2018 show ‘Mad About The Boy’ to the Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth comedy festivals.
“devastating technique… natural comic timing and delivery…” – Chortle
“Disgusting and delightful in equal measure. She is definitely one to watch.” – Three Weeks
“gloriously silly… wonderfully unpretentious…” – Broadway Baby
The Death Hilarious
Welsh, working-class firebrand The Death Hilarious is a one-man sketch/character comedy experience cut from the same rag as The League Of Gentlemen and The Mighty Boosh.
Variously described as immersive, horrifying and joyous, The Death Hilarious mixes satire and the utterly puerile with no thought for self-preservation.
The Death Hilarious scrambled into the finals of the Welsh Unsigned Stand-up Award 2015 and the BBC New Comedy Award’s Cardiff heat in 2016. A run at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival was followed by the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where The Death Hilarious was featured performing live on BBC Presents… The Next Big Thing.
“A bold and unique new voice in comedy” – Chortle
“A superb comic actor, with an appeal that’s equal parts poetic, menacing and vulnerable” ★★★★ – The Scotsman
“A real spark of originality and sense of fun” – Broadway Baby
Charlie Webster is a beautiful young man. He enjoys meats, travel and low level crime. He has no quotes, no fans, and no awards. He lost everything in a small fire in his home. Please help him rebuild his life.
Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets are £8.00 in advance, or £8.50 on the door.
Advanced booking is strongly recommended.