Pre-Edinburgh Comedy | Fern Brady & Carl Donnelly

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Sunday 21 July | Doors Open 18.30 | Show Starts 19.15
Cutty Sark, Ground Level: Lower Hold, Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
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Climb aboard the ship for a comedy work-in-progress double-bill from two critically acclaimed comedians.

Fern Brady: Power & Chaos (Work in Progress) 

As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour and Live at The Apollo. Fern is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars.

Known for being totally unique and completely fearless, her new show will tackle sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft.

'An astounding hour' ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - List

'Tough-talking and packed with don’t-give-a-sh*t honesty. It finds the right balance between sincerity and side-splitting anecdotes... I was crying with laughter' ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Skinny

Carl Donnelly

Carl Donnelly’s conversational, silly sense of humour has seen him win a host of awards (Chortle Best Club Comedian 2017; Chortle Best Newcomer 2007; Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007; among others) and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland.

Carl has been described as an 'Observational genius’ by The Guardian and his comedy as 'A touching and hilarious account of embarrassment and the fragility of modern masculinity' The Sunday Times.

'This man is a rare creature – he is inherently funny, and his stand-up feels natural and free flowing… proper tears-in-the-eyes, laugh-out-loud funny' ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ -

'Donnelly can provoke laughter out of anything' ★ ★ ★ ★ - Scotsman

About the season

A raft of the best comedians in the country jump aboard Cutty Sark to preview their shows before they head to Edinburgh. 

See these big names and soon-to-be-stars just days before they appear at the festival. Belly laughs guaranteed.

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