WHAT'S ON THIS MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND!
Come down to 2Northdown for a long weekend of work-in-progress shows from an incredible line-up of comedians!
Friday 24th May
Luca Cupani: Lives I Never Lived
Which life would you choose if you had a second chance? Luca managed to narrow the possible answers down to a few options (legionnaire in the French Foreign Legion, Japanese swordsmith, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church...) and in this brand-new show he is ready to describe the lives he never lived! Expect bizarre and informative storytelling, endearing and honest humour and a charming Italian accent! Heard on BBC World Service's The Arts Hour.
'Funny and fresh and so, so moreish' **** (Scotsman)
'See him now' **** (Scotsman)
Stuart Laws is All In
Acclaimed stand-up (and the UK’s foremost gilet apologist) Stuart Laws reflects on the day his life changed forever when he risked everything in a Vegas poker tournament. A show about making difficult decisions, choosing different paths and gettin’ jiggy wit it. Stuart has appeared on BBC Radio 4, produced James Acaster’s Netflix specials and his live reporting of a dirty plates war became one of the most talked about Twitter threads of the year.
'You’ll struggle to find a comedian with a better jokes per minute rate… A one-man episode of Arrested Development' **** (Fest).
Saskia Preston - Ninety-Five
This work in progress show from Saskia Preston (writer for The News Quiz, The Now Show and Newsjack) takes you to the best kind of family birthday party - one that you don't actually have to go to. Lots of one-liners and some jokes that last longer than 30 seconds. 'Interesting, quirky act, alien weirdo with odd observations... very good' (Chortle.co.uk).
Saturday 25th May
Isabelle and Karen Say Relax, 5.30pm
A split-bill brought to you by Isabelle Farah and Karen Hobbs. Two comedians who aren't afraid to say that tragedy + time = comedy invite you to spend an honest and hilarious hour in their worlds.
Sunday 26th May
The long weekend isn't over yet!
SHAKEN NOT STIRRED: THE IMPROVISED JAMES BOND FILM
Brilliantly funny and inventive... I would gladly go every day if I could' - David Walliams
'Quite simply the funniest show I have seen at the Fringe... I can't recommend it highly enough' - ***** EdFringeReview.com
Daniel Craig has pulled out of the next James Bond film. Tom Hiddleston is busy. Idris Elba has said no. Even Pierce Brosnan refuses to get involved...
Armed with only your suggestions, Shaken Not Stirred give it a shot, weaving together a never-before-seen film in the style of the world's favourite spy. For your eyes only.
Shaken Not Stirred are Alexander Fox and Dom O'Keefe, with new cast members Sally Hodgkiss and Scott Oswald. The show has become an improv cult hit, and is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer after four consecutive Sell-Out years, before embarking on a UK tour in the autumn.
Matt Winning: It's The End of The World As We Know, 7.30pm
A storytelling show about how we cope with climate change. As seen on ‘Unspun with Matt Forde’ on Dave, and also BBC Three and BBC Radio 2.
'everything a Fringe show should be: hilarious, personal, inventive, and something that will stay with you for some time to come ' ***** (Edinburgh Festivals)
****1/2 (The Sunday Post) **** (The National Student) **** (Short Com)
Kieran Boyd - Crashing the Party, 9pm
Kieran spent his 20s living fast and doing sketch comedy with WitTank – ‘Masterful’ (Sunday Times). A stand up show about a never-ending party and what happens when it, erm, ends.
‘Brilliant, fresh and funny... Exquisite’ (Kate Copstick).
‘Impressively funny... Terrific material’ (Scotsman).
‘The kind of acute social observations that would grace any mainstream stand-up showcase' (Chortle.co.uk).
Monday 27th May
Eric Lampaert: Borne Of Chaos
From the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb. From homeless to Hollywood. This is an honest retelling of Eric Lampaert’s trials and tribulations from birth to now and a psychological exploration of his universe & alternate realities.
Will Duggan & Rachel Fairburn
From birth Will knew that he was destined to be iconic. Didn't happen. Not sure why, but he's absolutely livid about it. So he's formulated a plan to figure it out.
During an odd and turbulent time in recent history Will found himself questioning every poor decision he has ever made (namely everything he has ever said or done). He decided to talk this through with his four oldest friends and try to figure out what happened to the icon that he was destined to be, but ultimately failed in becoming. No problem thus far, however Will and his best friends haven't spoken for 25 years. And also they are entirely fictional. Enjoy.
'A must see for comedy aficionados' (EdFestMag.com).
Rachel’s been described by some losers as obnoxious, rude and contrary. However, she thinks she’s absolutely adorable and the natural choice for the dormant title of The People's Princess.
Whatever you choose, make sure to tag is in your snaps over on Insta!
Team 2N xx