The 2Northdown AllDayer! 2Northdown and The Comedy Grotto (“An all-star cutting-edge line-up – The Sunday Times) team up to present a full day of Edinburgh previews from the best acts going to the Fringe in August.
The amazing line-up:
Bridget Christie – Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, as seen on Netflix
Work-in-progress from multi-award winning member of the metropolitan liberal elite and star of her own Netflix special. As seen on Room 101, Have I Got News for You, Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule.
“Ruthless self-mockery in a show that is playful and pugnacious in equal measure” ★★★★ – The Guardian
Josie Long – Multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, as seen on Live From The BBC
Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very hard to pin down indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a new show for the first time in five years. It’s about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy. All in all, the edgiest thing you will see this Fringe.
“An endearingly funny show that leaves you with a warm glow even on the coldest nights.” ★★★★ – Evening Standard
“Disarmingly eloquent, verbally dexterous, a gem of the British comedy scene” –
New York Times
Ahir Shah – Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2017 and 2018, as seen on Live At The Apollo
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Ahir Shah presents a new hour of stand-up. Will possibly contain jokes about cigarettes, Mexico, funerals, swimming, and the night sky on the Isle of Wight, in addition to things he hasn’t thought of yet.
“Consistently insightful…a very funny, self-mocking comedy show” ★★★★ – Guardian
“Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny” ★★★★★ – Telegraph
Ivo Graham – As seen on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live from the BBC, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business. ‘A hugely enjoyable hour of stand-up comedy’ ★★★★ (Times).
Tony Law – Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, as seen on Have I Got News For You and Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Tony Law Identifies the elements and as Canadian, Trinidadian, Celt, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, guy, working class, and autodidact. This show is a comedy show and it is original and funnier than all the other shows in Edinburgh if you are smart and funny. Otherwise it’s not if you are, for example, a dickhead. Otherwise. The best.
“Impeccable” – ★★★★ The Times
“Surreal genius” – The Telegraph
Alex Kealy – Evening Standard’s Best Jokes of Edinburgh 2017
Political comedian and “rising star of the British stand-up scene” Alex Kealy (The List) explores the emotional roots of our rational thoughts. But funny, though.
“A storming show from the whimsical funnyman” – Sunday Times
“This is clever comedy…you’ve done yourself some internal damage from laughing so much” ★★★★ – Shortcom
Jess Fostekew – As seen in BBC’s “Cuckoo”
Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. Have you ever watched a feminist try and take ‘hench’ as a compliment? It’s like watching a snake eat but funny. In preview, Hench was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival. You’ve seen Jess in BBC sitcoms Motherland and Cuckoo and BAFTA Award-winning drama Three Girls.
“Consistently hilarious” – Fest
“Smarts on her sleeve, great” – The Guardian
Tickets give you access to the whole day.
Approximate line up below – Line up and timing subject to change!
Midday – doors open
12.30pm Ahir Shah
1.40pm Josie Long
3.10pm Ivo Graham
4.40pm Jess Fostekew
6.40pm Alex Kealy
8.10pm Bridget Christie
9.30pm Tony Law
Doors at midday, first show 12.30pm 20 minute intervals between each act, longer interval at 6pm.