Edinburgh Fringe; last year it boasted over 50,000 performances and 3,000 shows, including a roster of some of the best comedy in the world. That's mighty nice, and god only knows that we're avid fans of the globally renowned festival, but what if you're not too hot on time to head to Scotland? Never fear, Laugh Out London are here.
Following their roaring debut in the city last year (including 5 chortle worthy, sell-out shows), Laugh Out London Comedy Festival couldn't help themselves but return to the heart of the North London action, taking to Angel's Old Queen's Head this summer for yet another roster of talented, stand-up comics as they prep for the upcoming festival in Edinburgh. But what if you're not too hot on names and needing a little nudging? We're here to help, as we've below detailed some of the finest acts headed to the Laugh Out London stage this summer:
Brilliant and outrageous - Richard Gadd: July 12th 2016
Moving comedy into the realm of multimedia, and hailed as the breakout star of Edinburgh Fringe 2015, Richard Gadd knows no bounds when it comes to his performances. Hailed by Chortle as a comedian who 'takes convention and bashes it around with the brutality of a street fighter', Gadd pushes the bar to give you hilarious on-stage action that blurs the lines of black comedy with drugs, sex and everything (we mean EVERYTHING) in between.
Alternative comedy king - Simon Munnery: July 13th 2016
Simon Munnery may have over 20 years of experience in the comedy field, but his act is anything but stagnant and stale. One of the most intelligent and alternative comedians on the Laugh Out London roster, Simon Munnery is a talent of upfront jokes and dynamic tastes, as seen in his whirlwind TV series Attention Scum and appearances on The Alternative Comedy Experience.
Mastermind champion and ultimate charmer - Lucy Porter: July 14th 2016
Described as 'gently challenging and undoubtedly feelgood, Lucy Porter just so happens to be one of the most approachable comedians of Laugh Out London 2016. Not only a Celebrity Mastermind champion, Lucy Porter's brand of charming comedy is uplifting to say the least. Join this English actress, radio regular and comedian for a show that blends buzz and bright stand-up.
Irish, hip-hop comedy - Abandoman: July 17th 2016
A festival hit for warranted reasons, (they're hip-hop comedians for comedy's sake), Abandoman are one of the most unique acts taking to Laugh Out London this year. Not only bringing entertainment up to a whole new, comic level, Abandoman are pleasure for your ears and funny bone combined as they merge music and laughs in a duo that thrives on improv and audience involvement.
Found all of that information and those comedy capers too strong to resist? We thought as much. So why not get your tickets now to one of the hottest comedy events in London this summer as Laugh Out London take to the stage. Buy your tickets here.