Sarah Bailey

Edinburgh Fringe Sneak-Peaks Come To The Stand Newcastle

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The Stand

To big up some of Edinburgh Fringe’s big names, and give you the chance to see a sneak preview of some of their top shows, The Stand are offering a delightful pair of double bills. That’s two lots two Fringe preview shows over two nights in June.

Sunday 8 June, Alun Cochrane and Silky:

Alun Cochrane: Me Neither

‘The best, as well as the most natural stand-up I’ve seen at the Fringe this year… By the end of the show, some people in the audience literally can’t stop laughing. Expect Alun Cochrane to be filling arenas soon’ Nicholas Barber, Independent (The above quote was years ago, and he still isn’t doing arenas…) That being said, right now Alun is starring in the Chris Addison sit-com Trying Again

Silky: Tribute Act

‘I urge you to go and see for yourself. A performer whose genuine charm captures his crowd… his fluid and intelligent storytelling is impressive, and he carries with it a genuine sense of character’ ***** ThreeWeeks.

‘Honest, heartfelt, slickly delivered, irresistible and, yes, occasionally disturbing stand-up… Relatable, warm and crucially very funny’ List.

Monday 16 June, Lloyd Langford and Jarred Christmas

Lloyd Langford: Old Fashioned

A stand up show about feeling bamboozled by the modern world. Join Lloyd for a brand new hour of gags, anecdotes, riffs and occasional exasperated pleas to the sky. Will contain jokes about CGI, plugs and gang bangs. As seen in second-hand shops up and down the country, on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and heard on The Rhod Gilbert show (BBC Radio Wales) amongst other things. ‘Particularly brilliant’ Fest

Jarred Christmas: DogDish

At the age of 34 Jarred is reflecting on a life of accidental trials leading to a pre mid life crisis of a Man with no hobby. So how did he get here? At the age of 8 I wanted to be the Milky Bar Kid. At the age of 12 I accidentally dabbled in the occult. At the age of 19 I pretended to be gay to break up with a girl, I pretended to be a Christian to kiss another girl and I went out with a dancer who cracked my rib with her thighs. At the age of 34 I thought all these stories should make for a good comedy show.

Head to The Stand to catch Alun Cochrane and Silky on Sunday 8 June & Lloyd Langford and Jarred Christmas on Monday 16 June.

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