Cutty Sark Theatre

Dan Antopolski and Mae Martin

Dan Antopolski: Return of the Dan Antopolski (Work in Progress)

The prodigal triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee returns with a new hour of stand-up of change, pain and gain. Oh, and ‘dozens and dozens of well-honed jokes’ (Guardian). 


Mae Martin: Dope (Work in Progress)

The star of BBC Radio 4’s Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality, and as seen on BBC3’s Live at the BBC and Russell Howard’s Good News, examines a life-time of obsessions, fandom and addiction.

★★★★ ‘Effortlessly amusing, highly watchable charm’ (Times)

Samantha Baines and Alice Marshall

Samantha Baines: One Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (The Crown, Sunny D, BBC Radio 4) is back after a smash-hit sell out debut show to explore the lost women of science. Expect facts, puns and an ear trumpet attached to a whiskey bottle. It’s science meets funny.

‘One of the ones to watch’ (The Evening Standard)

‘One of the punniest comedians in the land’ (The Metro)


Catriona Knox and Russell Layton

Catriona Knox: Adorable Deplorable (Work in Progress)

Some men have brought us to the brink of apocalypse. Now meet their wives. For too long they’ve been kept in the shadows. For too long they’ve been just a piece of lean meat on the arm of a sociopath. Well not any more, Edinburgh. For one hour only, open your earholes and hear them speak!

★★★★★ ‘Every hour should be this much fun’ (ThreeWeeks)

★★★★ ‘A formidable comic powerhouse’ (Chortle)

‘The next Joyce Grenfell’ (Spectator)


John Robins and Chris Stokes

John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

Guilt! Shame! Regret! Stand-up comedian, Vibe-Magnet and "London's Saddest DJ" yells into a well for fifty five minutes.

The Elis James and John Robins show on Radio X has gained cult status for their beta male badinage, unproduceable riffing and willingness to discuss mental health (AKA The Darkness) with an upbeat, lyrical voice. Robins is one of the most exiting comic voices at the fringe. In The Darkness of Robins he reflects on love, loss, and laments the injustice that you can't break up with yourself. 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Daniel Cook

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult (Work in Progress)

Chortle Award nominated Kiri thinks the world revolves around her, but she didn't let that stop her wishing to mentor vulnerable kids. Consequently, she’s going to be extremely careful what she wishes for in future. An immoral comedian’s morality tale about other people’s lack of morals.

★★★★ ‘Passionate, smart and yes, bloody funny, there’s a raw depth of feeling here that you won’t find in many shows’ (Scotsman)

‘Raucous and good-humoured without stinting on the protest’ (Guardian)

Jan Ravens and Ken Cheng

Jan Ravens

Jan Ravens is the star of BBC's Dead Ringers; best-known for her impersonations of The Queen, Kirsty Wark, Fiona Bruce and Theresa May, among many others. 

She has been seen in Hebburn, Skins, Lovesoup and Midsomer Murders, with recent stage work including The Intervention at the Edinburgh Festival. Theatre credits include The Children’s Hour, and Jan is also a frequent guest of Newsnight,Question Time, Mock the Week and was a popular contestant on Strictly come Dancing.


Andrew Lawrence and Saskia Preston

Andrew Lawrence: The Happy Accident Tour

As seen on Live at the Apollo and more recently The Outcast Comic on Sky Arts, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated comedian Andrew Lawrence works up a brand new show, joking about the horrors of parenthood and poking fun at Liberal pretentions. It’ll be funny, distinctive and unapologetically non-PC.

'Andrew Lawrence is superbly intelligent, highly articulate and deeply sour' (The Spectator)

Paul McCaffrey and Angela Barnes

Paul McCaffrey: Suburban Legend

Star of Impractical Jokers, Russell Howard’s Good News, and Stand Up Central, McCaffrey has performed to thousands of people in the last 12 months, supporting Sean Lock and Rob Beckett on their UK tours and is one of the most sought after Headline acts in the country in his own right. 

‘His comedy is natural, accessible and free flowing’ (Chortle)

‘Born to be a Comic’ (The Scotsman)


Robert White and Edd Hedges

Robert White: InstruMENTAL

Malcolm Hardee award-winning gay autistic comedian adopts new stance. For the first time combining his musical composition talents with his well-honed comedy chops, Robert presents a fully orchestrated comedy opera of unbelievable, but true, misadventures and misfortune. A bonkers yarn presented with a Mozart spirit, and some wrong notes.

★★★★ ‘Pitch-perfect delivery…just brilliant’ (Chortle)

★★★★ ‘Robert White tries hard - and spectacularly succeeds’ (Three weeks)

★★★★  ‘Jaw-dropping riot’ (The List)


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