Dan Antopolski | The Pub/Zoo | Tue 20 Jun | 7.30pm | £5/3
Three time Edinburgh nominated Dan Antopolski gets ready for his first Edinburgh solo live show in seven years with this Fringe warm up at XS Malarkey. It will also be his first appearance in the Scottish capital since the three consecutive shows he did with Nat Luurtsema and Tom Craine as Jigsaw back from 2011-2013. Now back to what he does best in slinging gags with wanton abandon this is a chance to check out a master of his craft return to his rightful place on the stage.

The Delightful Sausage | Gullivers | Wed 21 Jun | 7.30pm | £4
That pair of butcher shop miscreants ‘The Delightful Sausage’ are back with another night of offal-y good comedy featuring winner of the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016 Joby Mageean, a smart young comedian who manages to sing and play the ukulele without being horribly grating. Funny and talented expect Mageean to go far and thusly watch him in the intimate surrounds of the Gullivers’ Lounge alongside Sean Morley, whatever Barnaby Thompson has cooked up this month and Lee Hithersay as well as more from the Sausage’s forthcoming Edinburgh show ‘Cold Hard Cache’.

Gein’s Family Giftshop | Robert Powell Theatre | Wed 21 Jun | 7.30pm | FREE
Manchester sketch fiends Gein’s Family Giftshop have a busy summer ahead of them as they prepare for their third Edinburgh show elaborately titled ‘Volume 3’ and are performing at this year’s Manchester International Festival as part of MachFest’s takeover of the comedy section. But before all that they have been given another chance to take over the airwaves and recorded a third helping of hilarity for BBC Radio Wales. Sometimes Gein’s sharp writing can get lost behind the brilliant physical comedy and buckets of blood so it is a treat to hear them show their worth as performers through auditory means only. Check out our full preview here.

Ivo Graham & Desiree Burch | Deaf Institute | Thu 22 Jun | 7.30pm | £5
Another top double bill from Group Therapy as the future of British and American comedy come together to test their own Edinburgh wares before heading North for August. Ivo Graham is the Eton and Oxford educated beta male with a razor sharp wit and apologetic for his aforementioned schooling and appearing on the likes of Mock the Week and Russel Howard’s Stand Up Central looks set to reach higher heights in the coming years. Deisree Burch made her debut Manchester appearance at a GT show back in April after moving to London from New York and promptly wowing everyone in the capital. At just a fiver for these two acts you are getting quite the bargain.

Katie Mulgrew & Suzi Ruffell | Tribeca | Sun 25 Jun | 7pm | £10
Both main performers this month are coming off the back of more dramatic successes with Katie Mulgrew just finishing a short run of her award winning play ‘Omnibus’ at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre gaining rave reviews and Suzi Ruffell just presenting her first short film with Turtle Canyon Comedy, a deeply personal break up story that’s both funny and all too real. That being said, they are both great stand ups at the top of their game and these extra-curricular triumphs will only add to the feel good factor at the always excellent Laughing Cows comedy events.

Tue 20 Jun - Sun 25 Jun
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 19 Jun 2017