Rising Stars

Rising Stars

Discover them before they're famous. We've scoured the clubs for the most exciting up-and-coming talent out there - delve into this list and find a brand new favourite.

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Rising Stars
  • Archie Maddocks - Shirts Vs Skins

    Titles can be deceiving, and it’s only fair to advise you that Archie Maddocks in fact keeps his top on throughout Shirts Vs Skins. Come for the confectionary-based puns, stay for a laser-sharp (and hilarious) exploration of racial, social, and musical identity. Follow: @ArchieMaddocks

  • Fern Brady - Male Comedienne

    A sharp look at gender, class and Catholicism from this dark humoured ex-stripper. Male Comedienne addresses Brady's self-image, being mistaken for a man, and her complicated relationship with womankind. Follow: @FernBrady

    One of our 'Fringe Picks by Turtle Canyon Comedy' - a playlist that s...

  • Tom Ward - Sex, Snails and Cassette Tapes

    Always welcoming his audience to the party, Tom celebrates life for all its sexy little touches, spinning tales of his favourite unsung heroes including cheap kettles, friendly perverts and Tupperware. Follow: @tomwardvoice

    One of our 'Fringe Picks by Turtle Canyon Comedy' - a playlist that ...

  • Delightful Sausage - Cold Hard Cache

    Surreal sketch comedy from Yorkshire’s finest meat-themed comedy duo, The Delightful Sausage. In this tightly-packed hour of nonsense, Chris and Amy teach an audience of know nowt Southerners all about the World Wide Internet. Cult comedy, ideal for those who have sold all their Earthly possessio...

  • Ray Bradshaw - Deaf Comedy Fam

    The first comedian to perform simultaneously in English and in sign language, prepare to marvel at Ray’s warm-hearted autobiographical blend of storytelling, familial observations and cheeky Glaswegian humour. A linguistic comedy feat. Follow: @comedyray

  • Jonny Pelham - An Hour

    Enjoy an entrancing tour rich with anecdotal awkwardness from Jonny Pelham as he guides you from his uneasy adolescence (as the only white guy in a Bangladeshi gang) to his misguided adulthood (too many to reference).

    Engagingly dry and wry, this is self-deprecating humour at it's cringeworth...

  • Eleanor Morton - Lollipop

    At once whimsically surreal and worldly wise, Eleanor Morton delivers a refreshingly intelligent brand of comedy. With Lollipop, Morton lays bare her anxieties, fears, and vulnerability in brutally honest, and searingly funny, fashion.

  • Bobby Mair

    Loud, angry and not for the easily offended this disturbingly exciting Canadian comic revels in his own despair whilst dishing out some painfully honest and intense world views.
    Follow: @BobbyMair

  • Stuart Laws - Stuart Laws Stops

    Stuart's fast-paced observations and hilarious one-liners are woven into a structural masterpiece here on the good, the bad and the downright weird aspects of falling in love. A surreal journey of twists and turns including what it's really like to go on holiday with a reluctant spider.

  • Christopher Bliss - Writing Wrongs

    Christopher Bliss is the novelist who writes two to three novels a day and is sure he’s the best writer in his village. Rob Carter masters the well meaning idiot in this endearing, cringe inducing character comedy based on a bad writer and his even worse books.

  • Tim Renkow - King of the Tramps

    A darkly mischievous commentary on society's fringe issues, including homelessness, transgender and racism. Tim takes pleasure in subverting audience preconceptions, whilst making them feel just the funny side of uncomfortable.
    Follow: @TimRenkowcomedy

    One of our 'Fringe Picks by Turtle Can...

  • Joz Norris: The Incredible Joz Norris...

    ..Locks Himself Inside His Own Show, Then Escapes, Against All the Odds!!

    Anecdotal absurdity at it’s finest, Joz’s surreal stories are interwoven warmly together into a web of joyful silliness. Literature, a tumultuous upbringing and skeletons in the closet all get an airing in this mesmeris...

  • Alasdair Beckett-King: The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

    Whether it’s tackling communist health and safety posters, or his overtly biblical appearance, Alasdair’s inventive, whimsical debut opens a cabinet of curiosities on our impending extinction, emotional repression and vegan flimflam. Follow @MisterABK

  • Alfie Brown

    An unpredictable comic with a refreshing honesty and a natural stage presence. Constantly evolving his style, Alfie is a young comic with years of experience. His perceptive, playful and sometimes provocative observations will engage a broad audience. Follow: @ABrownComic

  • Lloyd Langford - Rascal

    A glimpse into the private musings of a man who takes pleasure everywhere he can find it - from the weather and terrorism, to what to do if you find a box of sex toys in your hotel room.

    One of our 'Fringe Picks by Turtle Canyon Comedy' - a playlist that showcases the gems of the Edinburgh ...

  • Andy Field - The Andy Field Experience

    Surreal storytelling, oddball wordplay and perfect puns delivered with laid back charm, Andy Field’s concepts are as hilarious as they are strangely fathomable. One of life's natural born comedians, Andy’s set is fresh, fun
    and consistently surprising. Follow:@AndyAndyField

  • Kiri Pritchard McLean - Hysterical Woman

    Tackling genetics, gender and being a comedian who happens to be a woman, Kiri handles a host of thorny issues with a down to earth sense of her own ridiculousness. Settle down for an hour of whip smart stand-up with an angle on anthropology that's as funny as it is clever.

  • Funmbi Omotayo

    Instantly likeable, Funmbi Omotayo's observational humour takes us through Hackney and his Nigerian roots in his wonderfully calm and charismatic style. His gently paced stories and anecdotes will won't fail to tickle and charm. Follow: @funmbi

    One of our 'Fringe Picks by Turtle Canyon Come...

  • Stuart Laws - So Preoccupied...

    ...with Whether or Not He Could, That He Didn't Stop To Think Whether He Should (1hr Show)

    If you wear a gilet (or even if you don't), you'll enjoy this surreal and clever performance about Stuart's Summer of 2001 - featuring breweries, paper rounds and psychopaths. Oh, and of course - puffins...

  • Ria Lina - Taboo Raider

    With an impeccably-polished sense of comic timing, Ria Lina takes aim at the cultural obsession for political correctness. Taboo Raider sees Lina bravely tackling a range of thorny subjects including Christian philosophy, Max Clifford, and the Paralympics. Follow: @EttieBoo

  • Lou Sanders - What's That Lady Doing?

    A charmingly haphazard show full of mischievous monologues, offbeat observations and self-aware asides, from a comedian who manages to balance relatable charm with heightened surrealism.
    Follow: @LouSanders

    One of our 'Fringe Picks by Turtle Canyon Comedy' - a playlist that showcases the ge...

  • Rachel Parris - Best Laid Plans

    Rachel's fresh and life-affirming collection of songs, stories and stand-up reflects on childhood hopes for the adults we thought we'd become. Sticking a joyful middle finger up at depression, Rachel's deft moves between jazz riffs, musical theatre, and the perfect response to THAT Flight of the ...

  • Joe Wells - 10 Things I Hate About UKIP (Audio Only)

    Joe believes in creating a kinder, more tolerant and equal society. Despite this he spends most of his time sneering at people he disagrees with. He's everything that's wrong with the political left but he's trying to change. Can Joe learn to love the people whose politics we hate? Follow @joewel...

  • Sean McLoughlin - Kamikaze (Extended)

    In this special extended edition, the ever angry Sean McLoughlin is given free reign to fully explore his darkly witty world views with self-reflection and fearless honesty. The result: a truly unique, intensely comedic journey that nobody will forget. Follow: @SeanMcLoughling

    One of our 'Fr...