Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.
Alex Edelman's first show, Millennial about very traumatic stock photos and young people - won an Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997. The follow-up, Everything Handed to You - about identity and the availability of plug sockets in airports - was even more acclaimed: selling out its entire Edinburgh run and garnering the second-best reviews of any comedy show at the Festival. It was also filmed in its entirety for a special called Live at the BBC, which is currently available on Netflix.
Just For Us is what comes next. Nominated for the Barry award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earning the prestigious Herald Angel award as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show, it's about gorillas that can-do sign language and tribalism. Come.
'I fondly imagined this was what it might have been like to watch Jerry Seinfeld when he was in his early 20s. There is no greater praise than that.' ????? Mirror 'Boasting technical flair and a precocious authority, Edelman's comedy manages to capture the voice of Generation Y.' Guardian 'Every story is a precision-engineered Rolls-Royce of a routine, perfectly timed and constructed, each morsel of information released just at the right moment.' Chortle.
Sat 8 Feb
The genial Geordie brings his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to the masses.
Thu 23 Apr
Tribute to the American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Sat 24 Oct
Entertaining comedy show that wrestles the big questions in life.
Fri 6 Mar
One-man show from David Baddiel about his interactions with internet trolls.
Fri 31 Jan
Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.
Tue 26 Nov
Actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip tours his new one man show about all things theatrical.
Sat 16 May
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Come and meet passionate creative local businesses for perfect Christmas gifts
Sun 1 Dec
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The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.
Thu 5 Dec
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Tue 3 Mar
New stand-up hour from the English comedian, who is co-host of the new ITV2 show Singleton.
Sun 1 Mar
Saucy comedy from 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary.
Wed 13 May
Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.
Thu 23 Jan
The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.
Tue 28 Apr
One of Britain's most famous radio DJs commemorates the time he has spent on the airwaves in his autobiography, 'Poptastic!: My Life in Radio'.
Sat 9 May
Opened in 1931, mainly to act as a venue for the Leith Hill Music Competition, Dorking Halls was the property of the festival until WWII during which they were commandeered by the Meat Marketing Board and the army. In 1946, the halls were thriving, with community events being held there, including flower shows, scout meetings and dances. They were refurbished in 1997 and the venue became a location for theatre, comedy and music, as well as films.
The halls are located in the centre of town and there is parking available at the side and rear of the venue as well as opposite in the council offices car park.
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