25th May 2017
A chance to see the hottest upcoming comedians on the circuit LIVE….
Headlining tonight is… Steve Hall
Steve Hall is a stand-up comedian and writer. In 2014 he supported Russell Howard on his sell-out national tour Wonderbox having supported Russell on previous tours Adventures, Dingledodies and Big Rooms And Belly Laughs. Steve also provided support for Dave Gorman’s Screen Guild Tour.
As a writer, Steve has written on the last 4 series of Russell Howard’s Good News as well two series for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show. Steve has also written for Russell Howard’s new stand up show for Comedy Central. He is a regular guest on The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio and has appeared as a panellist on The Rest is History for BBC Radio 4.
Steve will be returning to the Edinburgh Festival this year following on from successes with his previous solo stand up shows Vice Captain Loser and Steve Hall’s Very Still Life in 2011. Steve was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award.
“This is stand-up as it should be: snappy and smart, occasionally nasty, and always funny” The List
Supporting is… Glenn Moore
Within his first 10 gigs, Glenn was a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny? and a runner-up in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards. Since then, he’s gone on to regularly perform across the UK, for the likes of Jongleurs, Off The Kerb and Komedia. At the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe, he was part of the prestigious AAA Stand-Up Late showcase show. In 2016 Glenn took his debut hour Glengarry Glen Glenn to the Edinburgh Festival. The show sold out and garnered great reviews.
Glenn is also one half of the critically-acclaimed sketch comedy duo Thunderbards, who had a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, as well as a show at the Fringe the previous year voted one of GQ’s ‘Top Ten Funniest Shows at the Fringe’. In 2014, they were finalists in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition, performed on McAuley And Co on BBC Scotland, and had two jokes from their show Seconds included in the Daily Mirror’s and the Edinburgh Evening News’ top ten funniest jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2013, they were runners-up in the inaugural London Sketchfest, which saw their inclusion in the Independent’s ‘Best Comedy of the Year’ alongside Louis CK and Bo Burnham.
As a writer, Glenn is known for his silly one-liners on Twitter, and has also written for BBC Radio shows including The Now Show and News Jack. He is currently writing for CITV’s Scrambled.
“Glenn Moore is tipped for great things” GQ Magazine
And your MC for the evening… Steve Bugeja
Bishop’s Stortford based Steve was crowned the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner. His 2015 debut solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Day Release was met with rave reviews, described as “drum-tight, as if polished by a sitcom writers’ room to cram as many jokes in as humanly possible”. A prolific writer, Steve has contributed material for Mock The Week , 8 out of 10 Cats and Russell Howard’s Good News.
“Bugeja has an eye for original comic detail that’s all his own” The Guardian
Show Time: 8.00pm
Recommended for age 15+