Pamela deMenthe presents Sticky Digits

The doyenne of erotic fiction, Pamela DeMenthe, presents her seminal scorcher, Sticky Digits. She invites you to an interactive masterclass in salacious storytelling and a reading which she promises will make you weep from every orifice. Plus, personalised erotic fiction to take home.

“Fifty Shades of Grey meets Alan Partridge.”
Exeunt Magazine

“Does for the sexy novel what Garth Marenghi’s dark place did for horror.”
The WeeReview

“An hour of verbally dexterous funniness.”
UK Theatre

Steve Bugeja: Almost

Steve Bugeja was voted “most likely to be forgotten” at school (the reunion was in February, apparently). To prove his former classmates wrong, he hits the road for his third and largest UK tour to date with Almost, following three critically-acclaimed shows and direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

‘Almost’ sees Steve trapped on a 13-hour flight when he receives a text that flips his entire world upside down, leading him to contemplate issues of great importance. Is finding “the one” possible? Can we trust the pharmaceutical industry? Any why are Japanese toilets so much better than ours?

As seen on Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Good News (Comedy Central), Top Tens (BBC3) and Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow and Comedy Up Late (ABCTV). Writer for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Mock the Week (BBC2) and The Now Show (Radio 4).

Winner: BBC New Comedy Award

“Drum tight, as if polished by a sitcom writers’ room to cram as many jokes in as humanly possible.”
Chortle

“An eye for comic detail that’s all his own.”
Guardian

“Plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling.”
Scotsman

Lloyd Griffith: All-Rounder

After the success of his sold out 2017/18 UK tour, comedian, choirboy and host of Soccer AM, Lloyd Griffith is back on the road with his hilarious new stand-up show. Expect jokes, dubious impressions, jokes, a bit of choral singing, jokes, maybe a fact about a Cathedral, jokes and probably the story about about that time he had a toilet incident on the A46.

As seen on: Soccer AM (Sky One), Live At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Bounty Hunters (Sky), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Premier League Show (BBC2)

“Lloyd bounces off the audience and has everyone laughing along with him. This is an hour of uplifting stand-up that’ll have you smiling for days. A warm, relatable and hilarious show.”
★★★★ Sunday Post

“Disarmingly good.”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times

“Punchy gags and a jaw-dropping singing voice. Expect to hear more from Griffith.”
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“Lloyd Griffith has to be my favourite find from this show. It’s not often you get a comic and a choirboy rolled into one, and he’s seriously talented in both areas.”
Leicester Mercury

The Sleeping Trees Nativity: A Christmas Sketch Show

Chuck on your favourite Christmas jumper, load up on figgy pudding and join the chaps for an evening of the heartiest festive laughs. Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, Shepards, Wise Men, Angels, Donkeys, Santa Claus, Elves, Snowmen, Reindeer, The Queen and Bono will all be making an appearance in this brandy butter-soaked selection of brand new sketches from award winning comedy trio, Sleeping Trees.

Winners of Merv’s Spirit of the Fringe 2017
Amused Moose Comedy Finalists 2016

“James Dunnell-Smith, Joshua George Smith and John Woodburn jump from character to character with a seemingly unnatural elasticity… they come from a tradition of anarchic buffoonery that’s underpinned by a militantly controlled skill.”
★★★★ Time Out

“If you only see one Christmas show this season, see this one.”
★★★★★ British Theatre

“The birth child of Monty Python and League of Gentlemen.”
★★★★ Time Out

“Phenomenal performers, brimming with verve and fizzing with invention.”
★★★★ Chortle

“Puns, heartbreak and visual humour the likes of which you’ll struggle to find elsewhere.”
★★★★ The Skinny

Suitable for ages 16+
Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Vikki Stone

As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, BBC One’s John Bishop Show and the BBC Proms Podcast, award winning comedian and musician Vikki Stone, is popping a piano in the back of the car, and heading out on tour with a mixture of songs and stand-up you have have seen her do on the telly, and some brand spanking new ones.

“The love child of Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin”
★★★★ Scotsman

“One hilarious lady.”
Cosmopolitan

“Musical comedy genius.”
Absolute Radio

★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★★ Scotsgay
★★★★ Sunday Herald
★★★★ Broadway Baby

Jen Brister: Meaningless

Ever wanted to know the meaning of life? No, neither has Jen, she’s too busy trying to stop her twins from using her shoes as a toilet.

Still, we’re only on this planet for a finite time, wouldn’t it be good to find a bit of meaning in your otherwise pointless existence?

Join Jen as she clutches at all the straws trying to make sense of it all.

“Blisteringly funny.”
List

“Outrageously funny.”
Metro

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Flo & Joan: Alive On Stage

Following a sell-out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan are travelling the country with a new hour of their dark and witty songs.

Winner: Best Musical Act – Leicester Comedy Festival 2018
Winner: Best Music and Variety Act – Chortle Awards 2018

“These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next.”
Telegraph

“Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes.”
Evening Standard

Running Time: 1hr 40mins (with interval)

Not really work in progress. More just something to do.

Daniel Kitson is getting out of the house, Staying loose, Ticking over, Keeping his eye in, Strengthening his core and putting some Shape in the Day Less like the first steps on a creative journey and more like someone rummaging through cupboards and making a pile of stuff for the charity shop.

Running Time: 90 mins (no interval)

Sleeping Trees: World Tour

Sleeping Trees have been travelling around the world! They’ve been scuba-diving at the Great Barrier Reef, trekking the ancient Inca trails of Peru and gone dogging in Blackpool. But what starts as an innocent journey of discovery soon leads to an intricate series of events, culminating in the secret mission to end all missions. A story of love, revenge and friendship, and by friendship, we mean revenge.

Winners of Merv’s Spirit of the Fringe 2017
Amused Moose Comedy Finalists 2016

“The birth child of monty python and league of gentlemen.”
★★★★ Time Out

“Phenomenal performers, brimming with verve and fizzing with invention.”
★★★★ Chortle

“A blockbuster hour of cleverly scripted fast laughs and energetic comedy.”
★★★★ The List

“A company set to rocket to stardom.”
★★★★★ Three Weeks

“Puns, heartbreak and visual humour the likes of which you’ll struggle to find elsewhere.”
★★★★ The Skinny

Faye Treacy & Evelyn Mok

Click here to see the full list of comedians performing as part of Chuckle Busters’ Edinburgh Preview Season 2018

THE PROBLEM WITH FAYE TREACY
When asked by her little sister for some career advice, Faye realised she’d spent the last half of her 20s trying to make trombone comedy work. Join Faye for an idiosyncratic tale about a South London foster family, why she’s decided she wants to become a step-dad and what it’s like to be quite often the only woman in the band. As heard on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Best Newcomer Musical Comedy Awards 2015
Runner-up Bath New Act 2016

“Treacy’s charm soon wins us round… her one-liners are expertly crafted and sharp.”
List

EVELYN MOK: BUBBLE BUTT
After an eventful year, Evelyn’s feeling the paradigm shift and trying to figure out her place in this brave new world. In this much-anticipated second hour, the sharp-witted comedian explores her agency, the third-culture-kid-experience, weight loss and what this shift means for her as a woman of colour. As seen on Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Rhys Darby’s Furious Andrew (Channel 4).

Best Newcomer The Pleasance Indie Awards
BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017

“Uncensored, unapologetic and wildly refreshing.”
Broadway Baby

“Honest and revealing comedy… both poignant and funny.”
ShortCom

Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)