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
  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Grainne Maguire - Great People Making Great Choices

    This London-based Irish comic made global headlines with a tweet comparing her menstrual cycle to the Irish Taoiseach – and people say female comedians shouldn't tell period jokes? Brilliantly fusing the personal and political, Gráinne knows exactly how to tell a story.

  • 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...

  • Jordan Brookes - The Making Of

    One man, one walk, a bundle of silly faces, uncomfortable poses and unnecessary confessions. In this unique VHS recording, 'Brooksey' takes us on an absurd and twisting journey through his inner-psyche. Follow: @jordbrookes

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

  • 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...

  • Stuart Laws - So Preoccupied...

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

    If you like gilets and psychopaths (or even if you don't), you'll enjoy this surreal and clever performance about the summer of 2001, puffins, breweries and paper rounds.
    Follow: @thisstuartlaws

  • Patrick Turpin - To Me, You Are Perfect

    After almost three decades, it's time for Turps to curl back into the foetal, reconnect the umbilical, and tell himself that everything will be alright. A show from a heteroflexible white lad, living a life without the loveliest of true loves, and the f*ckiest of true f*cks. Follow: @explorepatri...

  • John Hastings - Integrity

    John's visa is expiring, his friends are fighting and there's been a murder (yes, an actual murder). This deft show about one disastrous day is a compelling, intense and brilliantly written piece of comedy storytelling. Follow: @thejohnhastings

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

  • 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...

  • Mark Smith - Old Smudge

    Mark crams as many funny, stupid and potentially dangerous observations into the show as possible on topics as diverse as bowling, going bowling, and do you like bowling? Follow: @marksmithcomedy

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

  • Pat Cahill - D.O.T.T.

    Technical iceberg dead ahead. Witness one man desperately try to stay afloat whilst delivering his show of East Anglian morris dancing and folk music. The Deckchairs On The Titanic have never been so tidy.

    Follow: @patcanbefound

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

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Brennan Reece - Everglow

    A poignant and wonderful show from an archetypal outsider. With boyish energy and a beaming smile, the ever-engaging Brennan Reece is an unstoppable force. A beautifully woven story with family at the heart. Follow: @BrennanReece

  • Twins - Pret a Comedy

    In this energetic yet laidback performance, Annie McGrath and Jack Barry haphazardly bumble their charming selves through a bucket list. But time is ticking and there's a lot of donuts to be eaten...Follow: @twins_who_tweet

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

  • Andrea Hubert - Week

    A surprisingly uplifting debut on medication, night sweats, stoned teenage philosophy and how putting on socks is life's most challenging and meaningless endeavour. Andrea Hubert points out the inherent difficulty in performing observational comedy from an altered perspective on the world. Follow...

  • Matt Winning - Ragnarok

    A highly inventive split-timeline adventure of sci-fi, stand-up, landlords, climate change and of course - corn on the cob. Matt's natural charisma makes his surreal observations wonderfully relatable. Follow: @mattywin85

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

  • Alan Driscoll - Infinite Love

    With a charmingly confessional style, Alan Driscoll shines the light of laughter into the darkest recesses of life and relationships. With Infinite Love, the Oz-based Brit makes a heartfelt call for compassion in a dark and uncaring age.