8.30pm Friday July 31st

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Dave Gibson

"Manages that rare feat of making you laugh and cringe at the same time...painfully funny..." David Edwards, Daily Mirror

"Crazy fun" Dave Calhoun, Time Out

An esteemed stand-up comic and comedy writer/director, Dave Gibson’s comedy moves seamlessly from winding family stories, delivered with all the uncomfortable physicality of an embarrassed child:- "We were in our church hall playing a charity game of Family Fortunes. 'We surveyed 100 people. Give us a reason why you might wear a hat?' Barely seconds had passed before my Mum shouted out, 'Cancer'!" ...to effortlessly clever wordplay:- "I'm currently dating a couple of anorexics. Two birds, one stone!"

A finalist at the Big Big New Act of the Year comp, Dave has appeared at the renowned Spank shows in the Edinburgh fest, and his writing/directing credits include award winning short films such as "Late Night Phone In", "Beat the Papers" and daily Podcasts for the BFI London Film Festival. His most recent short is currently screening at opening night Gala of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

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Carl Donnelly

"The reason why Donnelly is one of the highest-rated emerging stars on the UK circuit is his incredible ability to turn the seemingly mundane existence of the 21st-century slacker into gripping, unmissable stand-up. In Donnelly's hands, something as simple as getting out of bed can be the springboard to a hilarious anecdote" The Guardian

"..by staying true to his daft self, has as much honesty as a hard hitting political comic" Chortle

Carl started performing stand-up regularly in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new comics climbing the comedy ladder. Despite being a relative newcomer, his conversational style and silly sense of humour have seen him win a host of awards and become a regular act and MC at clubs all over the country (and the world having also performed in Singapore, The Netherlands and France among others!).

He has won numerous awards and competitions including being a 'Best Breakthrough Act' Nominee at the 2009 Chortle Awards, the Winner of ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2007 Chortle Awards, the Winner of Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007 and the Winner of Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Competition 2006

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Karl Edrik

"Snappy Wit and hilariously bizarre stories” Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2007

“In my 27yrs as a pro stand up, rarely have I seen so much potential – he’ll go all the way to the top” Al Benson (Award winning Comic)

Karl has organised comedy gigs around London to share his favourite performers for demanding audiences. Karl combines compering with a busy schedule of appearing in gigs Nationwide & Scotland.

An Edinburgh Festival regular whose shows have included “About As Funny As It Gets” and “Hari Krisha and The Philosopher’s Stoned” over recent years, Karl’s events and stand up draws on his extensive experience of and connections from all across the circuit.


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