Lauren Pattison presents
LAUREN PATTISON & PALS
Tuesday 24th - Saturday 28th March 2020
Show begins: 7.30pm
Tickets: £8 full price / £7 concession
Age recommendation: 16+
Running time: 90 minutes
Following a whirlwind couple of years of awards, nominations, sell-out shows and international touring, Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2017 Lauren Pattison is back on home turf, for a week of special shows with something different every night.
From a first peek at her new show, to the very best of the rest. She’s bringing guests, pals and who knows what else? It’s a total takeover with every night guaranteed to be very different and very fun. Keep an eye online for more details!
As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, 'Roast Battle' and supporting Katherine Ryan on tour.
★ TUESDAY 24TH MARCH - LINEUP ANNOUNCED! LOST VOICE GUY A.K.A LEE RIDLEY
Lauren & Lee have been friends for a long time. They've enjoyed watching each others successes, so what better way to kick off Lauren & Pals then with an evening with two of the regions top comedy talents bringing to you all their best bits for one laugh out loud night.
Lost Voice Guy (a.k.a Lee Ridley) may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless. Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid. He made his first stand-up performance in February 2012 and now gigs all over the country. In 2013 Lee took his first ever solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe and has performed a show there every year since. He has also performed at the Brighton Fringe, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival and Liverpool Comedy Festival. As well as winning Britain's Got Talent 2018, Lee won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and his broadcast credits have included The One Show (BBC One), This Morning, Lorraine (both ITV), Voice Of The People (BBC Three) and BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer). In the past twelve months he has performed for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on The Royal Variety Show, appeared on Live At The Apollo, America's Got Talent: The Champions and the New Year edition of The Last Leg. He also appeared at over fifty venues across the country on the first leg of his debut UK tour and starred in and co-wrote (with Katherine Jakeways) the second series of his popular radio sitcom, Ability.
★ WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH - LINEUP ANNOUNCED! "ANGELS OF THE NORTH (EAST)"
The North East is home to some of the finest comedians in all the land, with an absolute wealth of boss female talent. So join us for a night celebrating the absolute Angels of the North East comedy circuit.
Featuring: Lauren Pattison, Louise Young, Lauren Stone, Sammy Dobson, Kate Monnelly, Sam Mayes, and a headline set from Your Aunt Fanny
★ THURSDAY 26TH MARCH - LINE-UP ANNOUNCED! "KEEP CALM, COMEDY ON!"
A special night in aid of CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably. With stand up sets from some of your favourite faces, they’ll then join Lauren for frank and funny chats about mental health. We’ll be breaking down taboos and opening up conversations that show we all have our good and bad days, and it’s very much OK, to not be OK. But of course we’ll be dealing with all this with a hearty dose of humour and make sure it’s funny, because otherwise that all sounds a bit intense and scary doesn’t it? We promise, it’ll be fun. Promise. I SAID WE PROMISE.
All money from tickets will go to CALM.
Featuring: Hal Brandon and Matt Reed, more TBA
★ FRIDAY 27TH MARCH - LINE-UP ANNOUNCED! "WORK IN PROGRESS"
Join two of the country’s finest rising young stand ups, both armed with Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominations as they serve up an early helping of their brand new shows for Edinburgh Fringe 2020.
Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated Olga Koch and star of Mock The Week and the Now Show Olga Koch comes back with a WIP of her third hour! This year she tackles her identity as an immigrant, a drama queen and the biggest Vampire Weekend fan the world has ever seen.
★ SATURDAY 28TH MARCH - LINE-UP ANNOUNCED! "PARTY OF ONE"It's the final night of Lauren & Pals so let's go out with a bit of chaos with a preview of Lauren's new show Party Of One followed by an hour of rip roaring madness from the one and only, the cult hero from last year's Edinburgh Fringe...Jack Tucker. This truly is not one to be missed.
"Razor wit and brutal honesty'" ★★★★★ List
"A breath of feisty fresh air" ★★★★★ Herald
"Spiky, deliciously bawdy and remarkably assured" ★★★★ Telegraph Stamptown and DylanBrand® proudly presentJack Tucker: Comedy Standup Hour
Hailing from the historic New York 'The Big Apple' City, Jack Tucker is the ultimate comedian's comedian. A well-respected journeyman on the comedy circuit, Jack has bumped mics with the best of them. Tucker (Jack) is a bonafide legend in the Upstate New York regional standup comedy scene who's sold out all over the world, from New York to Manhattan to Brooklyn. Ask any comedian, they'll all say the same thing: Jackie is a powerhouse superstar rock star. ★★★★★ "A rip-roaring hour of top-notch clowning" EdFestMag★★★★½ "A raucously hilarious 60 minutes" Chortle ★★★★ "A hugely entertaining spectacle" Fest Mag★★★ "A washed-up American standup" The Guardian★★ "A terrible comic" The List★ "A fraud who is completely out of his depth" The Skinny Sold Out Run - Soho Theatre (2019)Top 10 Comedy Shows of 2019 - ChortleTop Comedy Pick - Time Out (2019)Top Comedy Pick - Fest Mag (2019)Critics Choice - The Guardian (2019)Critics Choice - The Age, AU (2019) Created by Zach ZuckerDirected by Jonny Woolley