I've always been really interested in stand up comedy since I was a kid obsessively listening to Jasper Carrot LPs and, later, Monty Python. At Unity I'm lucky enough to programme our Edinburgh comedy previews and this year I'm incredibly excited about some of the shows coming up. Around January I take a hit list of over 100 comedians who I really love the work of and start investigating who is taking a show to Edinburgh and, more importantly, who can be pursuaded to preview their work with us.
Preview are incredibly important for comedians, they allow them to opportunity to tighten up their shows, ensuring that the structure is robust and, importantly, that they are hilariously funny. We've tried to keep the prices as low as possible - if you book all the shows then (thanks to a lovely ticket deal) it only costs £4.75 a show (£38 in total), which is pretty amazing for these world class performers. There's a bit more information below about the shows and comics and why we've booked them.
Hope to see you there!