Every August, hundreds of comedians take their show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and perform night after night in makeshift venues in the hope of getting rave reviews and the chance to appear on a TV panel shows.
We’ve been bringing many of the best of these shows to Chorley Little Theatre for the past five years, usually in their finished, refined tour format. We’ve had everyone from Comedy Award Winners like Al Murray and Jenny Éclair, to fresh-faced big-sellers like Vikki Stone and the Scottish Falsetto Socks and, of course, the King of Edinburgh – Richard Herring.
Well now we’re bringing even more shows to Chorley, and for a bargain price. These may not quite be the finished article, as the comedians shape them for that killer Fringe hour, but are guaranteed to be fresh, funny and highly entertaining.
The six acts over three nights will each perform a 55-minute set of new material, honing their jokes and routines in front of your very eyes. We’ve got a great mix of seasoned pros and newcomers so when you see these guys on Live At The Apollo you can remember where it all started.
Tickets for each night are just £10, for which you get two 55-minute shows.
On Sunday 8th June, we open with Preston’s Dan Nightingale, who is consistently called one of the country’s best comperes. Then BBC Three and MTV regular Joel Dommett charts his attempt to get his old band back together.
Andrew Lawrence is the headliner on Saturday 26th July. A Fringe regular since winning a newcomer award in 2004, he’s gone on to regular TV and radio appearances. Opener Fin Taylor is performing his debut Fringe hour, but already has plenty of experience.
Finally, on Sunday 27th July there’s sketch comedy from Gein’s Family Giftshop (in the vein of the League of Gentlemen), whimsical rabbiting and awkward physicality from two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee James Acaster.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now from Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or the links on their event pages.