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Funny Women On The Fringe

Join us ‘On The Fringe’ for a sparkling mix of comedy with special guests and the brightest new talent at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe. Enjoy stand-up, sketch, character, musical comedy and more as we showcase some of the best acts from the Funny Women Awards and beyond.  Featuring a different host and line up every day.

This show is hosted by:

Catherine Bohart

Catherine Bohart started performing stand-up in 2015 and since then has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy.  In 2016, she was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women Awards. In 2017 Catherine was on the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist, was runner-up in the Irish Comedian of the Year Final and part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe.  

“A comic with both a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear”   Steve Bennett, Chortle

“Pretty much the perfect comedy package”    Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke

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Fringe Wives Club won Best Cabaret at this year’s Adelaide Fringe and were named a Top Five Adelaide Fringe Show by the Guardian.  This champagne-fuelled power trio are unleashing their debut with original songs, epic dance moves and an explosion of sequins!   An extravaganza which is fierce, feminist and furiously funny, starring Victoria Falconer (Time Out London’s Top 10 Cabaret Stars, EastEnd Cabaret), Tessa Waters (Winner: Best Comedy Weekly, Adelaide Fringe 2017) and Rowena Hutson (Winner: Best Comedy, Melbourne Fringe 2015).  A ‘glittery, clittery’ show to edu-tain the masses.
“A cult feminist disco not to miss”   Fest Magazine
‘irresistibly energetic’   Chortle.co.uk

Rosie Jones

@josierones

Rosie Jones is a comedian with a penchant for being mischievous.  Her cerebral palsy doesn’t slow her down in the slightest. Catch her before she wobbles her way to stardom!  As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats and Silent Witness. Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 finaist, Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award 2017, 2016Funny Women Awards Finalist.

“It’s rare to see a comedian who exudes such joy'” Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk

Egg Comedy

@EggComedy

Brand-new sketch show from stars of award-winning Fringe favourites BattleActs (BBC Radio 1). Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini are two off-white women ready to ask all the big questions that have nothing to do with fertility. That’s not why they’re called Egg. Come on, guys. As seen on BBC and Channel 4 and heard on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Asian Network.

“Hilarious, silly and ab-achingly beautiful”   ****  Funny Women

“Off-kilter and completely fresh”  ****    Three Weeks

Sooz Kempner

@SoozUK

Sooz Kempner won the Funny Women Variety Award in 2012 and 2018 marks her sixth solo hour at the Edinburgh Fringe.  Away from comedy, she is a musical theatre performer, currently appearing in a new show by Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer the Opera).

“…brilliantly funny…it’s about time she got her big break”  West End Wilma

“warm, engaging, poignant…a very talented artist”  The Edinburgh Reporter

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These shows have been made possible with the support of Starling Bank, the mobile-only bank that takes your money seriously. Through their campaign #MakeMoneyEqual, Starling is promoting the often difficult conversations about money and giving women a voice.

“This comedy show provides something for everyone!”  **** Broadway Baby

“Funny Women celebrates Funny Women Finding Their Voice in Comedy.  It’s flying the flag for funny and has launched amazing careers. It’s a joyous thing.”  Stylist

 

When and where

The Blue Room,

Assembly Rooms,

George Street,

Edinburgh, EH2 2LR

7.20pm (1 hr)
£10 £8 concs
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