Descent Funnies presents an evening of Edinburgh Previews: a flavour of our favourite comedy shows going up to the Fringe this year. If you’re heading up to the fest this summer come along for a taste of the shows you must see; if you’re not, come along to make sure you don’t miss out all together!
Descent Funnies will be presenting extracts from:
Tamar Broadbent: All By My Selfie
After acclaimed debut show, Almost Epic, Tamar is returning to Edinburgh: join her on a quest of self discovery featuring a tube ride of shame, a trip to Ayia Napa and some seriously dodgy friend requests.
Ian Smith: Flappable
After a successful debut, award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC2’s Popatron, BBC3’s Sweat the Small Stuff) us returning to the fringe with his new show about silliness and uncertainty … or is it? (It is.) It’ll be a lot of fun. Ian once had a line of dialogue in a BBC2 drama and was denied a spoon on a train – so the show has emotional depth too.
Sitcom Trials: So You Think You Write Funny? winner Rosie Holt is taking her debut show, Fall Girl, to the Edinburgh Fringe. Hayley is desperate. She keeps getting conned. Plus the voice in her head is a girl with a guitar who turns her failings into rhyming couplets. Fall Girl is a musical comedy about getting scammed and getting gumption .
Ivo Graham: Bow Ties and Johnnies
Hold on to your hats. The boy’s moved out of gran’s and he’s back on the prowl. Following last year’s ‘brilliant debut’ (Independent), it’s time for a stonking new hour of ‘delightful, literate, exquisitely- worded comedy’ (Scotsman) from the awkward toff, wannabe lad, So You Think You’re Funny? winner and ‘one of the best young comedians around’ (Time Out).
WitTank: Old School Secrets
Sketch maestros WitTank invite you into the ostentatiously furnished corridors of The School; a splendidly twisted world, and an unsettling relic of empire, where maniacal masters rub tweedy shoulders with sharp-tongued scoundrels, and mystery and misrule abound. As seen on BBC 3’s Live At The Electric.
Hosted by star of ITV2’s Plebs and Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner, Tom Rosenthal