New Material Nights at Backyard
Witness some of the hottest acts around trying out material for their new Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Phil Wang: KINABALU
Stand-up comedian Phil Wang is a son of the British Empire. But in a new world suddenly intent on retreating into itself, building walls, and bolstering borders, what is a Commonwealth man to do? A blistering new hour of comedy gold – that’s what.
Phil has been on Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, and the short-lived but much-loved BBC3 sit-com Top Coppers.
‘Certain belly laughs’ ★★★★ Sunday Times
‘Brilliant… His technique is flawless, his observations astute’ Chortle
Pierre Novellie is an award-winning, multiple-award-nominated comedian – if you think you hate observational comedy, he does the sort of observational comedy you like. It’s a bit smart and a bit odd.
‘Hilarious’ Sunday Times
‘The dawn of a major talent’ Guardian
PHOEBE WALSH in… I’LL HAVE WHAT SHE’S HAVING
We’re born alone, we live with weird people we find on Gumtree, we die alone. Phoebe does some lovely, lovely jokes about the struggles of livin’, workin’ and findin’ true love in this post truth world. Come prepared to laugh and then tweet about your laugh, cos Phoebe is the voice of a generation .
‘OMFG! I wanna BE her!’ Malala
‘The show is oversold, the room is crammed full, and we are all in for one of the funniest hours of our lives.’ ★★★★★The Skinny
‘A kaleidoscope of delightful weirdness.’ ★★★★ Spoonfed
‘Genius.’ ★★★★ Three Weeks
‘Phoebe is brave, beautiful, funny and not to mention beautiful.’ Phoebe’s mirror mantra