Ken Cheng | Fri 8 Feb | The Dancehouse | £15
Professional poker player turned comedian Ken Cheng (pictured) proved his gag-writing chops when he scooped the award for best joke of the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. He’s bringing his new show Best Dad Ever, in which he talks about his unusual upbringing, to the Dancehouse this month.
Jamali Maddix | Mon 11 Feb | Solomon’s Cafe Bar | 7.30pm | £6
Promoters Trapdoor Comedy invite comedian and VICE documentary host Jamali Maddix to the tiny basement room of Solomons in Withington. He brings thoughtful material delivered in a laid-back, sedate drawl. He is supported on the night by a roster of local comics.
The Delightful Sausage | Thu 14 Feb | The Lowry | £12
Sketch duo The Delightful Sausage will be performing their second Edinburgh show Regeneration Game in the Lowry’s studio theatre. It’s a fast-paced hour of silly jokes and strange costumes from a pair with an undeniably natural rapport.
Chris Washington | Sat 16 Feb | The Lowry | £15.50
After being nominated for best newcomer at the Fringe in 2017, former postman turned comic Chris Washington followed this success with another belting show called You Beauty. He’s taking this new show on the road, and will be coming to The Lowry in February.
Lloyd Griffith | Sun 17 Feb | Frog & Bucket | £10
The Soccer AM co-host visits legendary comedy venue The Frog & Bucket with his new offering All Rounder, which promises gags, impressions and even a little bit of choral singing.
Nish Kumar | Sun 24 Feb | The Lowry | £26
The host of BBC Two’s Mash Report brings his smart and self-conscious material to The Lowry’s main theatre. It’s a weighty show covering politics, global crises and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s magnum opus.
Laura Lexx | Tue 26 Feb | The Bread Shed | £5
Laura Lexx headlines this instalment of veteran weekly comedy club XS Malarkey at The Bread Shed. Lexx wowed critics with her 2018 Edinburgh show Trying, and even scooped the Comedian’s Comedian gong at the festival, which was voted for by her peers. She is joined on the night by a roster of supporting acts and regular MC Toby Hadoke.
Alfie Brown | Thu 28 Feb | The Patron | £8
London comic Alfie Brown comes to The Patron on Oldham Street, for a performance of his sell out Edinburgh show Lunatic. The Comedy Central’s Roast Battles star takes on a range of tricky subjects facing modern men.
Published on: Mon 18 Feb 2019