Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA
Friday 8th March 2013
£18/ £16 concessions / £10 students / £12 ‘Early Bird ‘offer until 8th February
0131 228 1155 / www.punchline-comedy.com
In 2012, a brand new comedy night extravaganza took Edinburgh by storm and has now firmly placed itself as one of the capital’s most popular comedy nights.
This March, a year after a fantastic first night and an even stronger follow-up show in October, Punchline once again returns to the Usher Hall with another stellar line up. Defining a generation of new classic comedy, Punchline brings you the rising stars in the UK just before they become household names: Pappy’s, John Hastings, David Trent, and hosted by Charlie Baker, winner of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.
Produced by Edinburgh born and bred Rosalind Romer, this third instalment will be yet another unforgettable night of tip-top comedy! Dare to see the best before the rest and book early!!
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Pappy’s was the hottest ticket in town at the 2012 Fringe, receiving a galaxy of five-star reviews and a nomination for the Edinburgh Comedy Award. They are currently on their fourth national tour. Separately, they have appeared on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Meet The Parents, Miranda and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Come and watch Pappy’s doing what they do best; performing sketches, songs and silliness.
‘Masterful comic invention‘ THE GUARDIAN
Award-winning John Hastings has been performing stand up since 2006, and having worked all over his native country Canada, decided a change of pace was needed. With this, he set out for the UK to entertain audiences across the country, engaging them with his sharp punch-lines delivered through his observational storytelling style.
‘A strong calling card for a thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities…we’re in the hands of an appealing consummate pro’ CHORTLE
2012 Edinburgh Comedy Award Newcomer Nominee and 2011 Barbican New Act of the Year finalist, David Trent is a phenomenon. Wielding a unique mix of music, video, animation and comedy, he is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. His original style defies categorisation – it simply demands that you see it to understand what everyone else is raving about.
‘A creator of bold, category-defying comedy’ THE STAGE
Winner of Let’s Dance For Comic Relief 2011, Charlie’s instant likeability and charming delivery style has made him a popular face on TV, including Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The IT Crowd (Channel 4), Doctor Who (BBC), and Miranda (BBC). He has given the definition of entertainer a modern twist and there is no one else quite like him on the circuit.
‘A superior take on the modern showman’ THE GUARDIAN
PRESS ON PUNCHLINE
“A brand new comedy night of the rather ace variety… a very welcome addition to the Edinburgh comedy scene” THE SKINNY
“A chance to get a feel for the furore of the Fringe in the middle of March” THE STUDENT
“An impressive launch roster” SUNDAY TIMES
“Tip-top triple bill” THE LIST
“A festival in a day” CASTLE FM
“A good heavy-weight line-up” JANICE FORSYTH, BBC SCOTLAND
***** “Could be Edinburgh’s best loved comedy night. The promoters of Punchline are the very rare, brilliant promoters who put on a show to reflect the country’s best new acts and ideas, and not to sell as many tickets as possible based on old jokes” MUSIC-NEWS.COM
“Punchline Comedy offers a great chance to catch these acts before they take over the 2013 Fringe” STV
PICK OF THE WEEK: THE SKINNY, THE LIST, SUNDAY TIMES, THE INDEPENDENT