Edinburgh Previews: Andy Field & Tom Ward
Winner of the Chortle Student Comedy Award 2015, as well as finalist in the 2014 Leicester Square New Act of the Year, Andy Field has made an impact on the comedy scene with his unique style and fresh approach to traditional stand up.
A regular at festivals such as Latitude, Leefest and Secret Garden Party, Andy is fast becoming a familiar face at top comedy clubs around the country. He has hosted his own webseries in the Tub, in which he interviewed up-and-coming bands in the bath (of course). He has a Masters in Creative Writing from Brunel.
Following on from a successful run in Edinburgh of his 2016 show Roar, and as part of the prestigious The Lunchtime Special show at The Tron, Andy will be returning to Edinburgh in 2017 with a brand new hour of sketch meets stand up.
“Andy Field is a talented and silly performer who will make you laugh for an hour.” Festmag
“He has a surreal outlook, a set packed full of proper punchlines and a nerdy glee in sharing it.” Steve Bennett, Chortle
Chortle Award winner 2017 – Best Newcomer
Comedian, writer, filmmaker and voice-over artist Tom Ward has made a name for himself in comedy as a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014, Leicester Square New Comedian Final 2013 and NATY Final 2014. Tom has forged a successful and unique path in the industry, with his inventive style incorporating his voice-over talents and improvisation, in addition to his innovative writing.
During the past year, Tom’s provided tour support for Hal Cruttenden and Gary Delaney. He also appeared on Live At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and has recently filmed for Live At The BBC (BBC World Wide). In August 2016, Tom performed his debut hour at the Edinburgh Festival, showcasing his fantastic routines about his evangelical parents and his experiences as a manager of a charity shop. Time Out London singled him out as one to watch at the Fringe.
“Equal parts hilarious and bizarre…One of the most impressive, distinctive newish acts around” (Bruce Dessau – Beyond The Joke)
“Unique, unpredictable, and able to carry off jokes about the oddest of things…Definitely someone to look out for.” (London is Funny)
“Fine writing, evoking silly images and ideas, combines with a distinctive look to make him memorable.” (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
ARTS CAFÉ: Rowed Seating. Arrive early for the best seats. Please contact us if you have specific access requirements.
ARTS CAFÉ Event – Please note that spaces are limited for this show – book early!
Doors 7:00pm // Show 7:30pm