Laugh Out London Festival
Saturday 21st July
Hal Cruttenden: Chubster (Work in Progress)
Hal’s literally filled our screens in the last few years on such shows as Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. He’s also recorded two series of his sitcom Hal for BBC Radio 4. Now he’s back at Edinburgh with a brand-new show, the title of which, Chubster, was chosen by his charming daughters. Hal is now on a diet. ‘He had the audience in stitches’ ★★★★★ (Daily Record). ‘An absolute joy to watch’ ★★★★ (Scotsman).
Lolly Adefope: Lolly 3 (Work in Progress)
The hotly-anticipated new show from the multi-award-winning character comedian and star of Taskmaster (Dave), Loaded (Channel 4), Miracle Workers (TBS USA) and Damned (Channel 4). The Observer’s Rising Star 2017, Lolly is ‘nothing short of outstanding’ ★★★★★ (ITalkTelly.com). ‘I never wanted this show to end’ ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). ‘One of the best character comedians around’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘She has found her comic voice and something to say. Bound for much bigger things’ **** (iNews.co.uk). ★★★★★ (Mirror). ★★★★ (Evening Standard). ★★★★ (Time Out). ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk).
Rose Matafeo: Horndog (Work in Progress)
Rose Matafeo has kissed nearly 10 men in her life, AKA she’s a total horndog. But what is horniness? Is it that intangible essence of excitement and opportunity? A fire that flickers in the beating heart of every human being? Or is it simply wanting to bone everyone, all the time? Join Rose for a brand-new hour of critically acclaimed stand-up, sketch and mid-20s angst. As seen on W1A and Have I Got News For You. ‘Effervescently entertaining’ ★★★★ (Guardian). ‘One of the undoubted highlights of the Fringe’ ★★★★★ (Telegraph). Best Show nominee, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2018.
Andy Barr: Neustadt (Work in Progress)
Visionary architect Andy Barr, tasked with designing the ideal socialist city, is dragged into a paranoid nightmare of Cold War intrigue. Andy Barr is a stand-up and member of the Weirdos collective. ‘Skilfully written and delivered lines… Barr’s comic timing and gestures are impeccable’ ★★★★ (List). ‘Delightful’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘He is a funny boy’ (Tim Key, Pick of the Fringe 2017). ‘One of the best up and coming idiots out there’ (John Kearns).
Time: Doors 12:00 noon, First show 12:30pm, End 6:00pm
Tickets: £10 advance, £15 on the door