Pre-Edinburgh Comedy | Rob Auton & Jack Barry

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
Friday 19 July | Doors Open 18.15 | Show Starts 19.15
Admission: 
Ticketed
Price: 
£12
Location: 
Cutty Sark, Ground Level: Lower Hold, Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
Season: 
Cutty Sark Lates

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

Rob Auton

Award winning stand-up comedian and poet Rob Auton (Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe award winner, Glastonbury’s ‘Poet In Residence’) returns with another heart-felt and offbeat comedy/theatre/spoken word show.

Alongside performing solo, Rob hosts 'the best poetry gig in the UK' (The Times) Bang Said The Gun. The spoken-word night’s raucous and anarchic spirit attracts a rich mix of new talent and some of the most established names in poetry/music including Kate Tempest, Roger McGough and John Hegley. 

'A genuine original'  - The Guardian

'One of my absolute favourites' - Daniel Kitson

'His absurd brand of stand-up and poetry is exactly what the country needs right now'  - Huffington Post

‘Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch’  - Independent

'I haven’t seen anything else quite like it, or him'  - Stage

Jack Barry

Your best friend (and acclaimed stand-up) Jack Barry is worried about you. The world’s turned to shit and you haven’t been laughing enough. He’s going to roughly slap you around the face with his jokes and tell you to get a hold of yourself. Don’t worry – everything is going to be okay.

As seen on The Russell Howard Hour and in Catastrophe, Cuckoo and Netflix’s Turn Up Charlie. Writer for Mock the Week. Tour support for Joe Lycett, James Acaster and Russell Howard.

'The finest of British comedy... effortlessly endearing' ★★★★★ - EdFestMag

★★★★ - Sunday Times

★★★★ - List

★★★★ - Skinny

Phil Wang was due to appear on this date but can no longer perform due to filming. We apologise for any disappointment.

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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