Pre-Edinburgh Comedy | Matt Forde & Eleanor Tiernan

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
Saturday 20 July | Doors Open 18.45 | Show Starts 19.45
Admission: 
Ticketed
Price: 
£12
Location: 
Cutty Sark, Ground Level: Lower Hold, Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
Season: 
Cutty Sark Theatre

Climb aboard the ship for a comedy work-in-progress double-bill from two critically acclaimed comedians.

Matt Forde

Ultra-topical comedy and presenter of Unspun. As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week, The One Show and Question Time. Now with added Trump.

'Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe' ★★★★★  - The Telegraph

'A first-class comic' - The Guardian

'Singlehandedly fulfilling comedy’s brief of taking our political masters to task. Combining spot-on impressions with up-to-the-minute observations' ★★★★ - Mail on Sunday

Eleanor Tiernan

Eleanor is a stand up comedian, writer and actress known for her uniquely oblique world view. She was recently a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and Where’s the F In News? as well as BBC NI on The Blame Game. Her stand up has featured on Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience and led her to be chosen as support act for top stand up comics including Stewart Lee, Tig Notaro, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jason Manford, Jason Byrne and Reg D Hunter among others.

After starting her career in Ireland Eleanor quickly was invited to the Montreal Just For Laughs festival where she performed on the festival’s New Faces showcase show with such talents as Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel and Kumail Nanjani. She later became part of the political satire team that produced RTE’s successful Irish Pictorial Weekly. One of her court reporter sketches which went viral is often mistaken for a real news report.

Eleanor has penned 8 Edinburgh Fringe festival shows. Her 2017 show “People Pleaser” put her on the Sunday Times list of Top Ten Female Stand Ups To Watch. In 2018 she performed in New Order, the Melbourne International Comedy festival showcase for UK and Irish acts.

'Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice.' - Sunday Times

'Her routines have a touch of whimsy while grounded in astute observation. It means her set sounds fresh and original, without being so wilfully strange it will alienate all but the most dedicated followers.' - Chortle

'The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country' Irish Times

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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