Robin Ince and Sara Barron | The Bread Shed | Tue 19 Jun | 7.30pm | £5/3
XS Malarkey continue their stellar run of Edinburgh Fringe preview double bills with Robin Ince’s new show and highly rated U.S. comedian Sara Barron. The latter’s work has featured on NPR, Vanity Fair and has performed at HBO’s comedy festival whilst being described as a mix between Kristen Wiig and Lucille Ball by Independent Weekly which is as high a compliment as you can receive in comedy. Ince meanwhile is more than likely one of your favourite comedians ever (you just might not be aware of it yet). A fiver for both of these acts is frankly ridiculous.
Jack Evans | The Kings Arms | Thu 21 Jun | 7.30pm | £4
Self proclaimed ‘lizard prince of Manchester’s alternative circuit’ Jack Evans is back with a rabble rousing show about the impermanence of ‘work’. A brilliantly funny and deep thinking historian Evans takes you on a surreal journey through the nature of employment and why we don’t even need it. Go see him and then immediately quit your job.
Jason Manford | O2 Apollo | Fri 22 & Sat 23 Jun | 8pm | £33.10
Amiable Mancunian Manford with his first tour in years looking into the tricky subject of class. Having grown up very working class, his success has lead to him becoming somewhat middle class and the trappings that come with that. Trying to keep true to his roots whilst dealing with touring as a comedian and sometime musician as well as having the wealth he would never have dreamt of as a kid leads to some new comedic territory to mine for this evergreen stand up.
Published on: Sun 17 Jun 2018