Rachel Fairburn & Pottervision | The Whiskey Jar | Mon 5 Jun | 7.30pm | FREE
Perk up your Monday evening with a FREE night of comedy courtesy of this double bill of Edinburgh previews. First up is one half of excellent podcast All Killa No Filla and all round great stand up Rachel Fairburn who will be testing the waters with new show ‘Her Majesty’ about the strong women in her family and thusly why she chose wayward gaddabouts such as Keith Richards and Liam Gallagher as her heroes and role models. Then you will be treated to the Harry Potter themed ‘Pottervision!’ from Tom Lawrinson and Lukas Kirby who are looking to repeat the success of the sell out run they had at last year’s Fringe.
Fin Taylor | The Pub/Zoo | Tue 6 Jun | 7pm | £5/3
Never one to shy away from tricky and taboo subjects, Fin Taylor’s follow up to his Edinburgh hit ‘Whitey McWhiteface’ which poked fun at white privilege and those that fail to recognise it exists with the equally polarizing ‘Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey’. This time he’s taking on the political classes and with the election just a few days away it might be worth listening to the eloquent yet scatological rantings of Taylor as he attempts to pull those sitting on the fence right into his gutter. Support comes from the always excellent one man sketch act Goose and Boltonian politico Chris Kehoe.
Jayne Edwards | The Castle Hotel | Wed 7 Jun | 7.30pm | £3
The woman behind characters such as Lesley Video and the Human Fridge is finally doing a full hour show entitled ‘lemme have a go of ur landyard’ with her heavyweight creation ‘top bodybuilder brian’. Promising to down her weight in Monster energy drink before the show in order to get ‘pumped’ this promises to be a wild glimpse at a broken man who uses working out, Jesus and UKIP to get over a messy divorce. Support comes from Birthday Breadman who if you haven’t seen before please correct this terrible wrong you have perpetrated.
Phil Ellis and Pat Cahill | Deaf Institute | Thu 8 Jun | 7pm | £5
Group Therapy continue their run of Edinburgh previews with a double bill of the off the wall comics. In ‘Phil Ellis has been on ice’ the popular Manchester based ‘stand up’ claims he was cryogenically frozen in the year 2014 after the runaway success of Funz and Gamez and now has to learn the harsh realities of what’s happened in the last three years. As well as appearing as a scientist in Ellis’ show Pat Cahill will also be premiering his new absurdist hour entitled ‘The Fisherman’ in which he reveals that his career as a stand up has been a ruse and he really is just a fisherman. One that he hopes you’ll enjoy spending some time with. See our full preview of Group Therapy’s Edinburgh preview season here.
Tom Green | The Dancehouse | Sun 11 Jun | 8pm | £20
The man who stole the show in the slacker comedy Road Trip and brought you the sublime and ridiculous Freddy Got Fingered is back on the stage where he first started grabbing folk’s attention by any means necessary. A mite older and somewhat wiser he still uses bizarre techniques to grab laughs in his Kaufmannesque style but also takes shots at today’s political climate in his latest show that is currently touring Europe.
- John Stansfield
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- Sat 3 Jun 2017