The best acts in stand-up offer up a sneak preview of their Fringe shows
Rhys James and Andy Askins share the bill for the previews of their Fringe shows. Both top guys, this is sure to be a cracker of a night. Rhys James: Forgives Don’t worry about it. Honestly, it’s fine. Just get a ticket to see Rhys James bash out another hour of splash-hit, classic stand-up and definitely cool and not pretentious poetry and all will be forgiven. "Charismatic, clever and self-aware…destined for great things." – Guardian "A cut above his humdrum peers." – Independent Andy Askins: The Main With No Name Andy Askins is living life in blissful ignorance and at odds with rational thinking. Winner of the Nobel Pizza prize, Abu Hamza’s former right hand man, Angelina Jolie’s foot double and former Dolphin jockey at SeaWorld. Andy is a ladder-shaking, runner-tripping, social hand grenade who is frequently in headlocks and constantly opening doors. The man with no name needs no introduction. One of the most innovative and original talents around, join this master of understatement and self-deprecation in his eagerly anticipated Edinburgh debut. You may have seen him (twice) on The John Bishop Show for BBC1 or maybe on Live at The Comedy Store or The World Stands Up for Comedy Central. Join this international man of mystery for some quality deadpan humour, fantastical storytelling and the faint possibility of some absurd musical songs. "One of my all time favourites." – Jason Manford "Hugely entertaining." – The Times "Totally hilarious." – Ross Noble Seating is unallocated. For those arriving in a group who wished to be sat together, the venue advises arriving earlier to secure early entry into the performance space. Doors open: 7pm. Rhys James: 7:30pm. Andy Askins: 9:00pm.
"Brilliant and unique."