COMEDY

3rd – 29th AUGUST @ THE CELLAR, PLEASANCE COURTYARD

Party with carnage-wielding, mayhem-manifesting, award-winning, human disco ball Katie Pritchard, in her debut musical-comedy hour, as she tries to figure out “who she is” while possibly dressed as a pavlova.

Winner: Musical Comedy Awards  |  Winner: 2Northdown New Comedian.

Praise for previous work:

“An explosion of joyful lunacy.” Shortlist

“Fantastically weird.” Femedy

“Inventive and hilarious” BroadwayBaby

“Katie Pritchard is a veritable Sizewell B” Chortle

Tickets are available here

GILDED BALLOON PATTER HOOSE, BIG YIN

Every Weekend: 3rd – 7th / 11th – 14th / 18th – 21st / 25th – 28th AUGUST

An interactive late-night quiz for musical theatre queens. Hosted by little Cosette Katie Prichard, Les Quizerables pits the finest Broadway brains against one another and celebrates the fact that your playlists are nothing but show tunes.

 Featuring songs, special musical guests, fiendishly niche questions and a whole lot of lip-syncing, will your team find (one song) glory, or do you know nothing of Javert?! 

Let the nerd battle commence – it’ll probably be a dance-off.

Tickets are available here

Special Guests include: Bad Clowns, Simon David, Kate Butch, RuneSical, Bloody Elle, Sooz Kempner, Mama G, and many many more TBA!!

SATURDAY 30th JULY AT LULWORTH CASTLE

Very lucky to be back MC’ing for Comedy Club 4 Kids at this incredible festival – I’ve always wanted to go, and I cannot wait to get there this year! 

Tickets are available here

SUNDAY 31st JULY AT BALDERSBY PARK

WOW! You know how much I love Deer Shed Festival?!!!!! Well…this year they have asked me to HOST THE BIG TOP STAGE!! I cannot believe my luck! I am getting my sparklyest shineyest outfit out for the occasion. Make sure you come and say hi if you’re at the festival! I’ll be there all day! 

Tickets and info available here.

FRIDAY 5th AUGUST – 23:55 – UNDERBELLY COWGATE, BELLY DANCER

Spank! returns for an incredible 20th and final year with hilarious hosts, awesome comedians and gratuitous nudity. Showcasing the most exciting comedy and cabaret on the Fringe, don’t miss the ‘best wild night out’ (Scotland on Sunday) at the festival! ‘Comedy and legendary party night… if you haven’t experienced this night, get down there right away!’ (Time Out). ‘It’s raunchy, raucous and ridiculous. Utterly and absolutely hilarious’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Everything you could hope for in a late-night comedy showcase… absolutely must-see’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Atmosphere is electric… you just don’t quite know what is going to happen… superb’ ***** (One4Review.co.uk).
 

Tickets are available here

TUESDAY 9TH & WEDNESDAY 10TH AUGUST – 11:40am – GILDED BALLOON, TEVIOT

Jess meets Jim. He thinks she’s amazing; she thinks he’s an idiot. Blah blah blah, here we go again. But what happens when a rom-com is entirely derailed and a play becomes possibly too meta for its own good? Will they return to the script? Are they getting enough vitamin C? Can the tech enjoy a nice cold pint? Some/all/none of these questions will/may/won’t be answered over the course of a very silly show about free will, destiny and identity. From writer/actor Alex Lacey ‘plenty of zany fun’ (FringeGuru.com), with Rob Kemp ‘Kemp is incredible’ ***** (TheLatest.co.uk).

Tickets are available here

TUESDAY 9th AUGUST – 16:10 – UNDERBELLY COWGATE, BELLY DANCER

Comedy with a conservation twist. Biologist and comedian Simon Watt (‘All the wit and passion of the best comedians’ (Chortle)) is dedicated to raising the profile of some of Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children. The panda gets too much attention. He is joined by top comics who want to share their love of endangered, but hideous, species. We made the blob fish famous and are now building up to the first International Ugly Animal Day. Special guests will include Neil Delamere, Sophie Duker, Elf Lyons, Alasdair Beckett-King, George Egg and more.
 

Tickets are available here

TUESDAY 9th AUUST – 23:20 – UNDERBELLY BISTRO SQUARE, FRIESIAN

Part game show and part chat show. Host Vix Leyton holds a bingo ball of surprise subjects for four comics to compete with related stories and anecdotes to win points, like the best fantasy dinner party you could ever imagine. Anchored by panel regulars Rich Wilson and Jenny Ryan plus many more. ‘Lives up to its billing likening it to a fabulous dinner party. Punters feel they are among spontaneously funny friends rather than hearing well-rehearsed professional anecdotes. We know these stories – and this particular alchemy – will not be repeated again’ **** (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk).

Tickets and info available here.

THURSDAY 11TH AUGUST – 19:45

We are delighted to confirm that the next event in our R3 Scotland 2022 calendar will be held on Thursday 11 August 2022 at the offices of our venue sponsors Burness Paull LLP at 6.00pm. This event is now in its 16th year (would have been 18th but for the pandemic), and looks set to be an extra special evening of networking and entertainment.

Our comedian for this evening will be Katie Pritchard, the drinks and canapes for the event are kindly sponsored by Thainstone Specialist Auctions. 

Tickets are available here

WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST – 16:10 – UNDERBELLY COWGATE, BELLY DANCER

Comedy with a conservation twist. Biologist and comedian Simon Watt (‘All the wit and passion of the best comedians’ (Chortle)) is dedicated to raising the profile of some of Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children. The panda gets too much attention. He is joined by top comics who want to share their love of endangered, but hideous, species. We made the blob fish famous and are now building up to the first International Ugly Animal Day. Special guests will include Neil Delamere, Sophie Duker, Elf Lyons, Alasdair Beckett-King, George Egg and more.
 

Tickets are available here

WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST – 23:00 – MONKEY BARREL COMEDY (MB1)

A crucible in which we will forge comedy’s golden future, and literal GOOD GIG, back for our eleventh Fringe with yet more high-end foolishness, Permitted Heckles and a ludicrous, bountiful plenitude of guests.

“If you catch one late-night variety show, make it this one” – Daily Telegraph
“The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society’s a great night. Comedians all trying this really weird, out-there stuff. I came away from it really inspired” – Harry Hill
“A very good night” – Stewart Lee
“Another ridiculously over-booked night at the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society as a parade of inventive comics muck about joyously” – Chortle
“Bunch of knuckleheads” – Tony Law
“a special kind of silliness” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“laud the audacity” ★★★★★ One4Review

Tickets are available here

FRIDAY 26th AUGUST – 15:15 – ROYAL HIGHLAND CENTRE

Connect will celebrate the best of times – allowing us to reconnect with live music and with each other in 2022. We will share the music and our experiences as we live in the moment together. Let’s reconnect with the people and things we love. This is Connect.

Bringing you the very best music from global stars to local heroes, from grassroots to international, we are building a festival for you to discover and enjoy. But Connect is so much more than music, it’s wrapped in outstanding experiences; comedy, spoken word, debate, visual arts as well as exceptional food and drink from local talent and big-name Scottish chefs. Open minds and open hearts welcome.

Tickets and info available here.

SATURDAY 27th AUGUST – 18:05 – ONLINE ON NEXT UP OR LIVE AT EDINBURGH FRINGE

NextUp is a streaming service for you to discover the best stand-up comedy. 90% of shows are exclusive. Enjoy live streams from festivals such as The Edinburgh Fringe and direct from comedy clubs, alongside a 100+ library of on-demand comedy specials and short sets. Watch as much as you want, whenever you want, without any adverts – all for an incredibly low price. With constant new releases, there’s always a new comedian to discover.

They will be live streaming my WHOLE SHOW!!! I am so chuffed!! If you’re not up in Edinburgh, but you still wanted to catch a piece of the festival pie, then check out the full line-up on Next Up’s website and watch some cracking shows from the comfort of your own home! 

Tickets and info available here.

Get ready for some high-octane musical comedy fun from carnage-wielding, mayhem-manifesting, human disco ball: Katie Pritchard. Expect incredible (very hand-made) costumes, chaos, and some pumping choons in a high-octane romp through Katie’s synapses; enjoy observational comedy from a completely different angle.

WINNER Musical Comedy Awards 2019

WINNER 2Northdown New Act of the Year 2019

WINNER Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2016

WINNER “Best Family Friendly Show” for: HYSTERICAL HISTORIES at Guildford Fringe Festival 2019

LIVE at the 2Northdown Comedy Competition 2019

“An explosion of joyful lunacy” (Shortlist)

“Mind blowing” (Herts Advertiser)

“Inventive and hilarious” (Broadway Baby)

“Always original and entertaining” **** (Female Arts Magazine)

As seen on “Harry Hill’s ClubNite” (Friday 8th November – Channel 4)

Guest on Bob Mills’ Tragedy Plus Time (Sunday 1st September 2019 talkRADIO)

Panelist on “Anything but Coldplay” (Friday 21st December 2018 BBC THREE COUNTIES)