Having succumbed to the real cancel culture (gigs being pulled due to viral threats) we’re daring to try again. You are comradely invited to bear witness to this excellent assemblage of people doing a turn. There will be no strike action taking place at the venue, so crossing the entrance to join us is mandatory.
An inordinately talented and prolific performer, Kempner’s comedy career commenced in 2009 and quickly resulted in her being named Best Newcomer at the Musical Comedy Awards in 2010, when she also graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. By 2012 she had won the Variety Award at the Funny Women Awards and 10 years on you can find her performing her 8th Edinburgh show as well as in most corners of the internet. She racked up over 90k followers on Twitter after achieving global notoriety with viral videos lampooning Donald Trump, before turning her singularly silly brand of satire on Nadine Dorries. Alongside all this Kempner co-hosts two podcasts, has a comedy-drama thriller about her time as a tribute act in Ayia Napa in development, and also performs in musical theatre!
“Funny, witty and endlessly charming… Kempner’s comedic timing is bang on throughout” ★★★★ – BroadwayWorld
“brilliant” – LA Times
“incredible energy and quirky humour” ★★★★ – Broadway Baby
“people can’t get enough” – The Independent
“completely captivating…one of the most original voices in comedy” ★★★★★ – Bunbury Magazine
“It shouldn’t work but it really, really does.” – The Independent
“…hilarious…an absolute joy!” ★★★★ – Fest Magazine
“highly entertaining….jaunty and fun” – Chortle
Jack Lewis Evans
The lizard prince of Manchester’s burgeoning alternative circuit, Evans is a lynchpin of so many of the gems that have given a collective voice to a new generation of Northern comedy. He is also home to a brain that straddles an otherworldly plane of surreal deviations and yet somehow has a vast synaptic capacity for political analysis of our worldly toil and how we might smash its root cause. His show ‘Work’, which can be be found online, was recorded at Square Hole, and his fingerprints can be found on Mandatory Redistribution Party, Escape The North, Tiredness Kills (with the Delightful Sausage), and The Jain Edwards Show.
“As inventive and unsettling as a one-man League of Gentlemen” – VICE
“An alternative tour de force” ★★★★ – EdFestMag
“Evans is clever, creative and funny” – The Scotsman
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Doors open: 6.30pm
Show starts: 7.00pm
Tickets: £9 online / £11 on the door (advanced booking strongly advised)
Venue: Shakespeare’s, Gibraltar Street, S3 8UB (upstairs)
Line-ups, like life, can be subject to change.