The Fringe’s longest running and most prestigious stand-up showcase is back for its 21st consecutive year with four of the freshest talents on the circuit.
Recognised as the place to catch the best new stand-ups on the Fringe, The Comedy Zone has helped launch the careers of DAVE GORMAN, HARRY HILL, RUSSELL HOWARD, MARK LAMARR, STEWART LEE, SIMON MUNNERY, AL MURRAY and ROSS NOBLE.
This year, the line-up stars: HARI KONDABOLU (Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show ), IAIN STIRLING (BAFTA-nominated and Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist), PAUL CURRIE (CBBC’s Sesame Tree), PHIL WANG (Chortle Student Comedy Award and Comedy Central Live’s Funniest Student Award Winner 2011).
What the press has said about The Comedy Zone:
“The Fringe’s leading stand-up showcase.”
“Comedy’s finest new additions.”
Venue: Pleasance Cabaret Bar
Date: 3rd - 28th August
Box Office: 0131 556 6550
For more information and press tickets, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: Celeste Berry, Nicola Wilkinson, Debra Clavey, Alex Beedell or Dan Lloyd on 020 7598 7222
Avalon Promotions Limited is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK, bringing household names and breakthrough comedy acts to stages across the country.
This year alone will see; RUSSELL HOWARD continue extended arena tour Right Here, Right Now, performing to over 240,000 people, including 3 dates at London’s O2; AL MURRAY - THE PUB LANDLORD turn his attention to the needs of his Beautiful British public with the second extension of critically acclaimed national tour Barrel of Fun Extra: Classic Hits and New Bits; DAVE GORMAN take to the road with his hotly anticipated Powerpoint Presentation tour; CHRIS ADDISON’s new 39-date tour The Time is Now, Again; brand new tour Manscaping from Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 winner RUSSELL KANE; breakthrough BBC Three star LEE NELSON with fat legend ‘Omelette’ embark on their Well New Tour!; star of The Inbetweeners and Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 nominee GREG DAVIES continue his extended 93 date tour Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog; JENNY ECLAIR with Old Dog, New Tricks; RICHARD HERRING’s forthcoming tour What is Love, Anyway?; and present some of the UK’s fastest rising talent; Edinburgh Festival Award 2010 nominee GARETH RICHARDS, Chortle Award nominated PEACOCK & GAMBLE, Chortle Student Comedian of the Year finalist CHRIS RAMSEY, star of BBC Three hit comedy Him and Her JOE WILKINSON, Radio 1 DJ TOM DEACON and Chortle Award ‘Best Headliner’ 2011 nominee CRAIG CAMPBELL.
Avalon Promotions has staged major shows and tours including; NEWMAN & BADDIEL in the first ever comedy show at Wembley Arena; FRANK SKINNER’S record-breaking performance to an audience of 6,000 at the Battersea Power Station; Jerry Springer - The Opera in London’s West End, on national tour and at New York’s Carnegie Hall; HARRY HILL at the Palace and Dominion Theatres in London; DAVE GORMAN’S Googlewhack Adventure at the Sydney Opera House, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, on national tour and at the Village Theatre, New York; Grumpy Old Women Live, which has toured the UK three times and performed a highly successful run in Australia, LAURA SOLON winning the Perrier Award with her debut solo show; and FRANK SKINNER’S Credit Crunch Cabaret - offering recession hit audiences the chance to see acclaimed comedians for just £10.
This year Avalon presents 21 acts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it has promoted a total of 7 Perrier Award/Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and 18 Perrier Award/Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees in just 22 years.