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festcomedy ALASTAIR ROBERTS

SHEEPS

LOU SANDERS

JAMES ACASTER

Toured with The Invisible Dot To put it frankly, no other sketch troupe can touch ex-Cambridge Footlighters Daren Johnson, Liam Williams and Alastair Roberts. Immaculate performances, intelligent writing, originality and just enough chaos to be appealing (as opposed to under rehearsed), this is sketch comedy as silly as it is intelligent. Genuinely exciting stuff and sold out consistently last year, so be sure to book in advance. PLEASANCE COURTYARD 8:15PM – 9:15PM, 1–26 AUG, £5.00 – £12.00

LOU SANDERS

Writer for two series of C4’s Stand Up For The Week and BBC3’s Laughtershock Lou Sanders is mental. As in completely mental. But also witty, ambitious, unique and irresistible. She’s figured out the key elements of a properly entertaining show (such as, say, a Vegas musical) and incorporated them, on a lower budget, into her hour. Basically, if you’re not entertained by this tornado made up of equal parts charm and total bedlam, you’ve got a problem. PLEASANCE COURTYARD, 9:30PM – 10:20PM, 1–26 AUG, NOT 15, £5 – £10.50

JAMES ACASTER

Toured with Josie Long and Milton Jones, Dave’s One Night Stand, Russell Howard’s Good News Part lanky youth, part mad uncle, Acaster nails the space between observation and surrealism with a wiggle of his eyebrow and the occasional, unexpected lean or lunge. His style is unique, quiet and considered; his timing spoton; and the silliness is plenty. You’ll also learn a hell of a lot about bread in this, his second solo Fringe show. PLEASANCE COURTYARD, 8:15PM – 9:15PM, 1–26 AUG, £5.00 – £12.00

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