Tuesday 1 July BUY TICKETS
ANDREW LAWRENCE/ ALEX EDELMAN DOUBLE EDINBURGH PREVIEW
In our last Half Moon show of the season, we welcome the caustic stand-up Andrew Lawrence and up and coming US comic Alex Edelman.
Gits and Shiggles presents an Edinburgh preview by the fantastic Andrew Lawrence, as seen on LIVE AT THE APOLLO, MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S COMEDY ROADSHOW, STAND UP FOR THE WEEK, DAVE’S ONE NIGHT STAND and ASK RHOD GILBERT.
Andrew presented his first hour-long comedy show at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe entitled How to Butcher your Loved Ones. It was nominated for the Edinburgh Award for Best Newcomer. He has returned to the Fringe every year since then and become an established name on the circuit and TV.
His university debut led on to the Edinburgh fringe, where he was runner up in the 2003 So You Think You’re Funny competition. Subsequent wins of the Amused Moose Starsearch, York Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition and the BBC’s New Act of the Year Competition confirmed him as an emerging talent on the UK comedy scene.
“A hard act to follow.” – Chortle.
“It’s a joy to be in his contemptuous company” – The Times
“If comedy could be translated into music, Andrew Lawrence’s show would sound, like Tchaikovsky, all grandiose, overwrought cadences descending into glorious despair” – The Scotsman
Alex Edelman is a New York-based comedian who has lived in L.A., Boston, and Jerusalem. He’s a recent college graduate, and according to the Boston Globe, he has “natural comic timing” and contains qualities “wonderful to see in a young comedian.” A few years ago, he was showcased as one of New York’s best comedians under 25. He is now 25.
In the few months running up to Edinburgh, he has supported and performed alongside acts like Louis CK and Simon Amstell, and in the short time he has spent the United Kingdom, he has become a favorite on the festival circuit; appearing at places like Isle of Wight, T in the Park, Bestival, and Altitude.
This is his first Edinburgh show.
Tuesday 1 July, 8pm (doors 7.30), The Half Moon, Putney
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