Wed 7 June
7:15 PM - 10:30 PM
DANE BAPTISTE | WORK IN PROGRESS
Original, provocative and exceptionally prolific, the last three years have been non-stop for Dane Baptiste. The London born stand up made comedy history in 2014 as the first black British act to be nominated for a Fosters Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his debut show Citizen Dane. In 2015 he completed his first nationwide tour of his second critically acclaimed hit show Reasonable Doubts including a sold out run at the prestigious Soho Theatre. Dane has also written and starred in his own BBC sitcom series ‘Sunny D’ and made numerous other TV and radio appearances including Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1) Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live from the BBC (BBC Two), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), and Virtually Famous (E4).
Now he returns with a brand new show for the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
‘Observational comedy at its finest’ | THE INDEPENDENT
‘Outstandingly perceptive’ | SCOTSMAN
‘Dane Baptiste is a comical genius’ | EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE
‘Dane Baptiste is equipped with the quiet confidence you only get from knowing that you’ve got gags to reduce any audience to hysterics’ | GUARDIAN
KAE KURD | WORK IN PROGRESS
The highly anticipated debut hour from one of comedy’s most exciting rising stars. Smart, sharp and brilliantly astute, Kae Kurd is a young British-Kurdish stand up. Passionate about making politics accessible to young people, his comedy presents beautifully crafted slick routines with confident cutting edge flair.
Chortle’s Best Newcomer Nominee 2016 . As seen on BBC Three, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 1Xtra.