Thursday, 28 June 2012
Line-up announced for Cowley Road’s Edinburgh Fringe preview showcase
Mild Friends Comedy Club, Oxford’s newest comedy night, is delighted to announce the line-up of Mild Friends Comedy Festival, an exclusive four-night festival (4th-7th July) of Edinburgh Fringe preview shows. Featuring some of the most exciting comedy acts in the country, all gigs will take place in the basement at The Library pub on the Cowley Road.
Mild Friends Comedy Festival is a reminder of the richness and dynamism of the UK’s young comedy community, and a chance for audiences to witness eight of the country’s most exciting Fringe performers before they pack their bags and head to Edinburgh.
Each of the three nights will feature a 7.30pm show and a 9pm show, and tickets will be priced at just £3 for one or £5 for both.
The festival line-up features…
Alfie Brown (04/07, 7.30pm), an alternative comedian obsessed with truth and morality and a hatred of the world’s fixation with fame and profit. Alfie has enjoyed critical acclaim, four Edinburgh Fringe shows, and a modest (yet appreciated) number of mainstream TV appearances.
Mild Friends Comedy Club founders Jack Barry & Patrick Turpin (04/07, 9pm), performing 30 minutes of stand-up each. Two fine examples of what happens when you grow up in Oxford, spend four years in Leeds, and then try and make a valued contribution to British comedy.
MTV’s Joel Dommett (05/07, 7.30pm) who, when not interviewing Hollywood’s A-List, is fast becoming one of the most popular young faces on the circuit. In the last few years he has had comedy roles on
Skins (E4), Popatron (BBC 2), as well as appearing as Russell Howard’s stand-up guest on Good News (BBC3).
Sara Pascoe (05/07, 9pm); an energetic and hugely likeable figure with natural charisma and a charming level of ironic self-congratulation. As seen on Stand Up For the Week (Channel 4), The Thick of It, and Twenty Twelve (BBC).
Lou Sanders (06/07, 7.30pm). An eccentric (yet likeable) stage persona, off-kilter delivery, and delightfully surreal material, Lou is a truly unique comic voice. One of The Sun’s Comics to Watch in 2012,
and TimeOut Recommended.
The impressive and precocious Max Dickins (06/07, 9pm). An alumnus of the prestigious Edinburgh showcase The Lunchtime Club, one of The Sun’s 2011 Comedy Picks, and a Sony Rising Star Award
nominee for his radio work. Max mixes razor sharp writing with his bold performance style.
Cult favourite Nish Kumar (07/07, 7.30pm). One half of acclaimed sketch act The Gentlemen of Leisure (5 stars – Scotsman), Nish is gearing up for his first solo Edinburgh Fringe show. Following a fantastic opening set at Mild Friends Comedy Club in March, we can’t wait to have him back.
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2011, Ben Target (07/07, 9pm). Nothing is quite like a Ben Target show. He is an unsettling, enigmatic, and fascinating performer and represents one of the freshest acts in what is becoming an exciting new British alternative scene. Hilarious, in the weirdest way possible.
For more information and to buy tickets, click here.