Friday June 7th
Tickets £7/£5 (students, oaps, registered disabled, registered unemployed)
We’re delighted to announce Leith Theatre’s second annual comedy fundraiser! Start your weekend laughing with a multi-act showcase of some of the best in Scottish comedy.
Our sterling acts are donating their performances to help this incredible arts venue. Join them!
Eddy Brimson - “The crowd love him” (The Guardian)
Eddy is one of the UK circuits most in demand headline acts. Eddy is equally at home internationally, having taken to the stage from Norway, to China, Myanmar, the French Alps and New Zealand and Australia comedy festivals. He is also a regular at the Edinburgh Festival where he once even played a gig naked!
Harare born, Edinburgh based comedian, actor, director, film maker and BAFTA nominee extraordinaire! Wayne has been performing on the circuit regularly since 2011, bringing his thoughtful and offbeat style of comedy to delight audiences. Catch him first at The Stand in May (insert link: https://thestand.co.uk/show/31373/the_saturday_show)
Planet Caramel were formed when three different kinds of caramel (David, Richard and Alex) collided at high speed, and were held together by the gravity of fast-paced sketches, death-defying stunts, and the natural gelling properties of hot sugar. They are the fastest, funniest, best, most powerful and only sketch comedy trio on the Scottish comedy scene, and have been featured on BBC Alba (Earth's mightiest television channel). "Genuinely new and presciently funny" - Threeweeks, ★★★★★ - edfringereview
Gareth has been making a very strong name for himself on the British comedy scene over the last 6 years, performing in clubs and theatres up and down the UK. He is an organiser & member of the award nominated & chaotic Edinburgh comedy collective 'Shambles' and hosts & runs his own monthly night at Gilded Balloon “Belter Comedy.” He is a regular in 'Best of Scottish' 'Best of the Fest' showcases at the Edinburgh Fringe. He had performed twice at T in the Park and done tour support for Tom Stade (Live at the Apollo) and Iain Stirling (voice of Love Island.)
Stuart McPherson “Elegantly crafted, full of ludicrous description and hilariously ratcheted-up” (The Scotsman)
Best newcomer Scottish Comedy Awards, So You Think You’re Funny finalist and 2 x Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, as seen on BBC's 'Scot Squad', 'The State of It' & 'The Comedy Underground'. See Stuart in action first at the Glasgow Comedy Festival (insert link: http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/shows/2261)
Kimi Loughton - "Bright & Engaging" (Fringe Monkey)
Dirty stories delivered with uniquely infectious energy. Kimi is one of the fastest rising stars on the Scottish Comedy scene, taking you through her trials and tribulations of life in her unique way, sharing her abstract yet poignant view of the modern world. Bold and brash, brave and busty Kimi brings you plenty of laughs but also leaves you pondering about your own views after.
Natalie has been described as 'Ayrshire's answer to satire'. She has performed the last three years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the compilation Funny Lassies as well as several sell out shows at the Glasgow Comedy Festival as part of the group 'Three Men and a Tall Lady'. She is most well known for playing the role of Big Bev in comedy duo The Scrubbers. 2018 Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist.
Rosco McLelland - "A gifted storyteller, with great stage presence and, of course, fantastic gags. His informal, chatty style makes for an exciting show that can go literally anywhere". (Ed Fest Magazine)
2016 Scottish Comedian of the Year, Rosco McClelland is riding the Scottish comedy revival, hotly tipped as one of its brightest stars, with bags of potential and professional accolades to prove he is one to watch. Rosco will brought his third solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018.
2018 Funny Women Grand Finalist and a 2017 Scottish Variety Award Nominee, Megan has performed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe, Leicester Comedy Festival, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Brighton Fringe and last year took her first solo show to VAULT Festival in London. She performs stand-up regularly throughout the UK and internationally. See Megan’s solo show during the Edinburgh Fringe, full run 8.30pm at Nightcap.
Christopher Macarthur Boyd “On the cusp of something big and you don’t want to miss it” (Daily Record)
Born and bred in Glasgow, Christopher has performed stand-up internationally everywhere from downtown Toronto to the Perth and Adelaide Fringe Festivals in Australia and made appearances on BBC Radio 1’s 24 Hours and BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Stands Up At The Fringe as well as making a name for himself as a writer, actor and director of short-form online content for BBC Scotland’s Short Stuff and Room To Write. Christopher is a three-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, a So You Think You’re Funny? finalist, and a two-time nominee for Best New Act at the Scottish Comedy Awards
Donald Alexander - "David Byrne-like physicality" (The List) "A rising star" (The Metro)
Best Newcomer at the Scottish Comedy Awards, Donald Alexander, is a lanky, angular oddball. His comedy is a mixture of his stretched physicality and his surreal stories and one liners. Recently seen on TV on BBC 2 Scotland's "The Comedy Underground".
Robin Grainger - ‘A superstar’ (Tom Stade)
Robin gigs for major comedy clubs across the UK, was featured on BBC’s ‘4 Extra Stands Up’, has performed in sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows, is usually featured on “Best Of Scottish Comedy” bills and has supported Tom Stade (Live At The Apollo) on multiple national tours
And last but by no means least your host for the evening…
Susan Morrison - One of the most experienced hosts on the circuit, Susan is in a class of her own when it comes to quick-fire wit. Don't be fooled by the diminutive frame. Within this pint-sized exterior lies a talent so huge that it can barely be contained. A comedy volcano, erupting with an endless flow of scorching hot gags, spewing forth at a blistering pace.