Edinburgh Preview: Rob Auton & Tania Edwards
Award winning stand-up comedian and poet Rob Auton (Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe award winner, Glastonbury’s Poet In Residence) returns with another heart-felt and offbeat comedy/theatre/spoken word show that explores hair and hairs.
Alongside performing solo, Rob hosts ‘the best poetry gig in the UK’ (The Times) Bang Said The Gun. The spoken-word night’s raucous and anarchic spirit attracts a rich mix of new talent and some of the most established names in poetry/music including Kate Tempest, Roger McGough and John Hegley.
‘A genuine original’ The Guardian
‘One of my absolute favourites’ Daniel Kitson
‘His absurd brand of stand-up and poetry is exactly what the country needs right now’ Huffington Post
‘Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch’ Independent
‘I haven’t seen anything else quite like it, or him’ Stage
Tania Edwards is a stand-up comedian and writer. Credits include Stand Up For The Week, Twit of the Year (Channel 4), Mock the Week, Après Ski (BBC2) and The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4). She recently supported Katherine Ryan on her sell out tour.
Tania was a finalist in the Hackney Empire, Amused Moose, Leicester Square, Latitude and Funny Women competitions. Her last solo show Tania Edwards: Electrifying was named in James Acaster’s top comedy picks for The Guardian, Glamour magazine’s top female comedians to see at the Fringe, and The Mirror’s top five jokes of the Fringe.
‘Fantastically seamy side to the material… also great with audience banter… sublime… brilliant’ Chortle
‘Cuts daggers with sharp one liners’ Glamour Magazine
‘Wonderfully open, witty, and comfortable… Displays skill which other comedians spend years trying to achieve… high quality – well executed…’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘A very punchy stand up… and her banter with the crowd is incredibly quick’ ★★★★ Three Weeks
‘Akin to a female Simon Evans… a bit posh and something of a sociopath… fantastically seamy side to the material… also great with audience banter… sublime… brilliant’ Chortle
UNRESERVED SEATING // AGES 16+ // TAKES PLACE IN THE KOMEDIA STUDIO
7.30pm-8.30pm (Rob Auton)
8.30pm-8.45pm approx. interval
8.45pm-9.45pm approx (Tania Edwards)