Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents
BEFORE THE FRINGE
The Tabard Theatre has teamed up
with Phil McIntyre Entertainments, the comedy
and promotions agency
behind Russell Brand, Mark Thomas and John
Bishop, to bring you a season of
exceptional stand-up comedians as they
prepare for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Monday 23 July: Danny Mcloughlin & Alfie Moore
Tuesday 24 July: Sara Pascoe & James Acaster
Wednesday 25 July: Chris Martin & David Trent
Thursday 26 July: Nish Kumar, Joel Dommett and
Frisky and Mannish
Friday 27 July: Pete Firman and Frisky and
Saturday 28 July: Dan Mitchell, Rob Beckett and
Frisky and Mannish
MONDAY 23 JULY
Danny McLoughin: The Truth, The Half Truth and
Nothing Like The Truth
After supporting the likes of Micky Flanagan, Sean Lock
& Justin Moorhouse on tour in the last year Danny's
stock is rising. Join one of the best of the new crop of
acts breaking through for a debut hour of stand up and
see why he's widely tipped as a name to look out for.
“Brilliant, just brilliant… He’s going to be massive.’
Alfie Moore- I Predicted A Riot
Serving cop Alfie's thrilling insight into life on the
front line will alter your perspective on the boys in
blue revealing what it’s like on the other side of the
riot shield. Last year he actually did predict a riot! A
charismatic and hilarious raconteur, this irrepressible
story teller shows his everyman likeability revealing
the mundane and the macabre about life on his beat.
He’ll shock, enlighten, challenge and entertain. Find
out what it’s really like on the beat. As seen on ITV’s
Show Me The Funny. “He’s a very funny man” Rhod Gilbert
TUESDAY 24 JULY
Sara Pascoe: The Musical!
The uplifting and inspiring tale of ‘Sara’ who lived
from the 1980's to 2012. Sara was born as a ‘baby’,
meaning she could neither talk nor walk, but she didn’t
let this hold her back, she faced adversity in the face
and grew up to be the overachiever you’re all jealous of
today. The show includes catchy tunes, stand up and many
Sara's life includes being on TV in Stand Up For the
Week, Todd Margaret, Free Agents & Campus (C4); The
Thick of It, Being Human & Twenty Twelve (BBC).
James Acaster – Prompt
James Acaster returns to Edinburgh with a show full of
comedy. For real.
“Blissfully whimsical” – Time Out
“Deliciously daft and no slouch in the surprises
department” – Evening Standard
Seen on ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, ‘Show and Tell’,
‘Dave’s One Night Stand’ and ‘Live at The Comedy Store’.
WEDNESDAY 25 JULY
Chris Martin: Spot the Difference.
After a debut sell out show, Chris ((as seen on Dave’s
One Night Stand) & tour support for Jack Whitehall,
Terry Alderton & Pete Firman), returns with a brand new
show for 2012 in which he explains how to wind up
squirrels, shows techniques to confuse a pervert and how
not liking cheese will lead to violent abuse. “Destined
for greatness” (Sunday Times), 'Hilarious…takes this
years’ Fringe by the scruff of the neck'
- Metro, 'A
well-deserved sell out…there’s no denying his obvious
- Edinburgh Evening News
David Trent – Spontaneous Comedian
David Trent makes phenomenal comedy using a computer and
a projector. This is his Edinburgh debut. It will blow
your mind. He wrote this himself.
“A creator of bold, category-defying comedy” The Stage
“His use of video, animation and repetition is brilliant
and unique…genuine originality” Chortle
THURSDAY 26 JULY
Nish Kumar – Who Is Nish Kumar?
Stand up comedian? British Asian? Idiot? The answer is
all three. A show about being proud of your roots and
ashamed about everything else.
“Ludicrously charming…razor sharp” spoonfed.co.uk
“A comic force not to be ignored” Chortle
Joel Dommett – Nunchuck Silver Medallist 2002
Joel Dommett – MTV News, Russell Howard’s Good News
(BBC3) – returns to Edinburgh with his hotly anticipated
new show. Do you have what it takes to be a nunchuck
silver medallist? Joel did.
Hilarious **** Scotsman
**** Time Out
Frisky and Mannish – 27 Club
Cobain, Hendrix, Winehouse… Why did so many of the
world’s most, talented musicians meet their deaths at
27? Was fame too much? Or not enough?
Analysts of pop, its natural Frisky & Mannish,
eventually, look at this rather more macabre phenomenon.
At age 27 themselves, perhaps it was high time. Not for
the faint of heart or queasy - a darker show than usual.
Well vs Cheryl Cole!
FRIDAY 27 JULY
Pete Firman – Hoodwinker
Don't miss Pete Firman, 'the new poster-boy for British
comedy magic' (The Telegraph), as he returns to
Edinburgh with an all-new box of tricks.
Fresh from BBC1's 'The Magicians', with his own
trademark blend of comedy and jaw-dropping magic, this
is a show not to be missed!
“The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for
comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century.” The Times
“Firman is responsible for making it socially acceptable
to say that you like magic again.” The Guardian
“The best magic tricks in the Universe.” The Independent
Plus Frisky and Mannish
(see Thursday 26 July)
SATURDAY 28 JULY
Dan Mitchell – Free Egg
Trapped in his house, with nothing to entertain him, Dan
Mitchell has no option but to let his mind free. Once
free, it wanders up a hill and down dale, poking
squirrels and visiting some strange places along the
way. Fate. Destiny. Breakfast.
“Absolutely brilliant” Ross Noble
“A joy to watch” Bob Mortimer
Rob Beckett – Summer Holiday
Multi-award winning comedian and rising star; Rob
Beckett presents his debut stand-up show. He’s from
South East London, was in Fresh Meat (C4) and has nice
teeth.Comedy is Rob’s job and the Fringe is technically
a business trip but he enjoys it far too much to call it
work, he’s on holiday. In this highly anticipated show
Rob explores, class, family, expectations and Jeremy
“A revelation” **** The Scotsman
“Whip-sharp writing” Chortle
“He already has the confidence of a veteran” – The Times
Plus Frisky and Mannish (see
Thursday 26 July)