Short Cuts From The Fringe

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Location:
The Regent, Liverpool Road, London, UK

Description:

Join Amy Wright and one other comic each evening, each showing their work-in-progress solo shows prior to Edinburgh Fringe. All for the princely sum of £5 for two shows at the Regent pub in Islington. A small friendly room with big comfy armchairs (get there early for the sofa!). The bar has a happy hour until 8pm with 2 cocktails for £12 and a full food menu.

Featuring:

Amy Wright  - Live in Consett

North-East born comedian Amy Wright is going up in the world, even if technically she's come down. Now living in Hampstead, she often hears people mistaking her as French and is in no rush to correct them. She also hears another voice with a commanding Geordie accent that she cannot ignore. Why does Consett call her home? Why do you all have to come with her? "Pure comedy gold" Lyndsey Winship, Time Out. 'Amy Wright has amassed a collection of material so eclectic, her hour-long show might as well have bolts through its neck' SnipeLondon.com.

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17th July 2024

Chris Read - The Back Line

Songwriter and half of globe-trotting 'Harry and Chris' (*****Sunday Post) has written songs for Disney and Netflix. This year he's debuting an original one-man-musical about the wild 20s of a jobbing musician. A feel-good musical dramedy. 'Musical genius' (Russell Howard). 'Fantastic' (Evening Standard).

18th July 2024

Cheekykita - An Octopus, The Universe n stuff

Multi award-winning comedian Cheekykita's one-woman, tour-de-force nonsense ride... where will we end up? From sea to the universe, an octopus and other daft stuff... we will go somewhere and it will be fun. Hell yeah, a lot of fun and (very) silly dancing, songs, creatures and an octopus... of course... a big one. We might go to space... why not?. Longlisted for Best Show Award, (ISH) Edinburgh Comedy 2023. 'Hilarious, bizarre and endearing all rolled into one absolute delight of a show' ★★★★★-Reviews.co.uk). ★★★★DarkChat.co.uk). 'It's brilliant' (BBC Radio 4). 'Like stepping through 2001, A Space Odyssey's stargate' (Comedy.co.uk). 'There’s a real sense of absurd originality here. Its a weird, daft, mad chunk of comedy, a very funny, very silly, and very enjoyable work★★★★ (ComedyToWatch.wordpress.com). 'Somewhere in the universe of Boosh' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Go see Cheekykita, mental!' (Tony Law) ‘ I can’t wait to see her perform again. It is the silliest, maddest, funniest hour I have ever spent and it is fantastic' Fringe Review ★★★★★ ‘It is one of those shows that I would describe as a work of genius without being able to pin down exactly why’ Lynne Parker, Funny Women ★★★★★ ‘A weird but wonderful quest you will never forget' The Scotsman

19th July 2024

Runi Talwar - The Runi Talwar Story

Indo-Kiwo-Ausso comedian Runi Talwar (writer for Have I Got News For You, Hypothetical) presents his debut hour, in the incredible story of a lovely guy who was once told he should 'get his name out there more' and took it far too literally.

A show about identity, fortune, and the lies we tell ourselves about having control over any of it.

Writer for HIGNFY, Hypothetical, Late Night Mash.
Amused Moose finalist 2020.
Nominated for Pleasance Reserve 2022.

 

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Comedians who have previously performed in 2023:

Amy Webber - No Previous Experience

Amy is an award winning comedian as heard on BBC Radio 4. Equipped with her mini electric piano and an opera degree that’s never been useful, she’s been entertaining crowds since being a kid in Japan.  Recognised for being “a clear hit” (Chortle), she’s well on her way to her dream job; to be a household name in comedy.  Even if that means singing her CV to everyone under the sun.  Amy has written songs for BBC Radio 4 and is a composer for Oxford University Press. Amy won the Audience Choice Award at the Musical Comedy Awards (2020), was shortlisted for BBC New Comedy Awards (2021), and was nominated for 'Best Newcomer' at Brighton Fringe (2023). “Fast-paced and clever” - Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard “A clear hit… a woman of many talents” - Steve Bennet, Chortle"One of the best stand up comedy shows I have ever seen" ***** The Voice Mag. "Energetic and quick-witted... laugh-a-minute" ***** North West End

Alison Spittle - Soup

Soup: Comedian du jour, Alison Spittle is simmering with jokes and probably rage, she doesn't know what the burning sensation is. This silly goose has appeared on on Off Menu, You're Dead To Me, Guilty Feminist, The Gargle and co-host of BBC Sounds Wheel of Misfortune podcast with Kerry Katona. Tour support for Fern Brady and Maria Bamford. Full sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 and voted one of British Comedy Guide's best reviewed shows. 'An hour of near faultless material' **** (Skinny). 'Had the full house rolling in the aisles' **** (Daily Express). 'Just hilarious' **** (BroadwayBaby.com).

Anuvab Pal - The Department of Britishness

Anuvab Pal returns on official business. Post-Brexit, the British government want to sell the idea of Britishness to India. It has been done before, with dubious results. Now, they've set up a Department of Britishness and hired him. He will explain in detail why Indians should embrace Britishness, having done it himself. There is trouble ahead. 'Very clever, very funny' (Guardian). 'One of India's top comedians' ***** (EdFestMag.com). 

The New York Times calls Anuvab Pal ‘India’s most intelligent comedian’. The BBC calls him India’s answer to British wit. As seen on Amazon Prime, QI and Big Asian Stand-Up. Audio credits include Our Last Week with Kunal Roy Kapoor, The Bugle alongside Andy Zaltzman. It is with Zaltzman that he has co-created the comedy BBC Radio4 series Empire-ical Evidence and Future Empire-Fect. Pal’s sitcom pilot titled Empire featured as part of Festival Of Funny (BBC Radio2) starring actor comedian, writer, presenter Stephen Fry.

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Narin Ö reviewed Amy Wright and Cheekykita which happened on 7:15pm on Thu 18th Jul 2024.
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Review left at 3:55pm on Fri 19th Jul 2024

Richard B reviewed Amy Wright and Chris Read which happened on 7:15pm on Wed 17th Jul 2024.
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Review left at 3:06pm on Thu 18th Jul 2024

Mia S reviewed Amy Wright and Alison Spittle Work In Progress which happened on 7:30pm on Fri 21st Jul 2023.

A great evening, funny comedy from two excellent comedians, great venue and great staff.

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Review left at 7:40pm on Sat 22nd Jul 2023

Kirsty C reviewed Amy Wright and Alison Spittle Work In Progress which happened on 7:30pm on Fri 21st Jul 2023.
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Review left at 3:06pm on Sat 22nd Jul 2023