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Komedia Bath is proud to present a season of Edinburgh Fringe previews featuring stars of stand-up plus the hottest up-and-coming acts, in the Komedia Arts Café during June and July.

After the success of last year’s shows catch the stars of today and tomorrow at Komedia this summer, as the venue hosts its second Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season. Cancel your flights to Scotland in August, call off the 388 mile drive because we are bringing the best stand-up comics and fringe favourites to Bath to give you previews of their upcoming Edinburgh Fringe shows!

The full line-up includes established circuit comics and TV panel show regulars such as Mark Steel, Pippa Evans, Joel Dommett and more, testing new material and shows before heading to Edinburgh.

With the price of tickets just £8 for a double headliner, this is the best way to see the latest comedy talent in one place without travelling all the way to Scotland. Tickets can be booked via the Komedia Bath website (www.komedia.co.uk/bath/ed) or via the Komedia booking line on 0845 293 8480.

The full line-up of Komedia Bath’s Edinburgh Fringe Previews is as follows:

PippaEvans-LateefLovejoy_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathPippa Evans & Lateef Lovejoy – Wednesday 10 June / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

Award winning comedian Pippa Evans (star of BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and Newsjack) celebrates all the things we pretend we don’t like in the preview of her show There are no guilty Pleasures.

Lateef Lovejoy gives us his take on popular culture, celebrities, reality TV, family members and awkward situations in The Anecdotes of a Love Prince.

YveBlake-JoeyPage_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathYve Blake & Joey Page – Wednesday 17 June / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

Yve Blake collects your confessions and turns them into musical comedy in Lie Detector What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told? Send your story to WhoWereWe.com to inspire a song as part of the show.

Joey celebrates his 10th year as a stand-up comedian by moaning (in a fun way) about the modern world and his place in it in his show Catastrophe Party.

AddyVanDerBorgh-TomToal_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathAddy Van Der Borgh & Tom Toal – Tuesday 23 June / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

The unique and hilarious Addy van der Borgh returns to Komedia with a brand new stand up show Stress Lines

One of Amused Moose’s top ten shows of 2014, Tom Toal returns with an absorbing and affectionate love letter to his family and hometown Sunshine on Bexleyheath.

JohnnyPelham-FelicityWard_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathJonny Pelham & Felicity Ward – Tuesday 30 June / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee and Judges Choice at BBC New Comedy Awards, Jonny Pelham brings his new show Before and After.

Felicity Ward returns with a brand new stand-up show What if there is no Toilet, about mental illness, irritable bowel syndrome and her search for the nearest toilet. Anxiety can be cruel, but very, very funny.

EdGamble-JarlathRegan_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathEd Gamble & Iain Stirling – Wednesday 1 July / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

Ed Gamble plods into town with new jokes and stories in a certain order. ‘Incessantly hilarious’ The Guardian

Iain Stirling is a regular sell out at Edinburgh Fringe, catch some of his brand new material in preparation for his next hotly-anticipated solo show. 

TiffStephenson-SteveBugeja_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathTiff Stevenson & Steve Bugeja – Thursday 2 July / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

Tiff returns to Komedia ahead of her Edinburgh show. ‘Hilarious observations… a touching call to arms for 30 somethings’ The Metro

Steve recently picked up a convicted criminal from prison who was on day release for the first time in 18 years.  This is the hilarious story of what happened. 

SteveHall-PhilWang_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathSteve Hall & Phil Wang – Friday 3 July / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

Steve Hall is renowned for his smart comedy and has notably supported Russell Howard on three of his sell-out national tours.

Phil Wang presents his brand new material, in his wry outlook and a trademark laid-back style, in preparation for his highly anticipated solo show.

StephenCarlin-LloydGriffith_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathStephen Carlin & Lloyd Grifith – Wednesday 8 July / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

With no lies spared, The Gospel According to Stephen is the word of Stephen Carlin according to Stephen Carlin.

Lloyd Griffith is back to prove why he’s Great Grimsby’s most talented export, as seen on BBC Three’s Sweat the Small Stuff, come and catch Great Grimsby’s Big Turn On before it heads to Edinburgh.

Fern_Brady-Maddy_Anholt_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathFern Brady & Maddy Anholt – Sunday 12 July / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

Join award-nominated Fern (8 out of 10 Cats, Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience, Seann Walsh’s Late Night Spectacular) in her debut hour.

With thirty fast approaching like the Grim Wrinkler, Diary of a Dating Addict is Maddy Anholt’s story of going online to find the man of her dreams. 

DannyWard-MarkSimmons_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathDanny Ward & Mark Simmons – Wednesday 15 July / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

Amused Moose Award winner Danny Ward brings to Komedia St Vitus, a show that is slick, quick and packed with funny material.

Mark Simmons offers delightfully daft but carefully crafted one-liners, punctuated by absurdly self-aware set pieces in his show Laughing Yourself Thin.

James_and_Nicol_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathPhil Nichol & Rhys James – Tuesday 21 July / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

When life sucks, the material’s good. If life gets really bad, that’s even better. If it’s completely horrendous then it makes for a great show. Phil Nichol proves the point in I Don’t want to Talk about it.

James is back with Remains, another hour of stand-up and spoken word to smash your jaws to the floor.

SallyAnneHayward-MikeWozniak_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathSally-Anne Hayward & Mike Wozniak – Wednesday 22 July / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

‘Something Old, Something New, Nothing Borrowed, Quite a Lot Blue’

is a fun-filled hour of hilarity ranging from School Reunions to how late in life she was when she realised she wasn’t actually a Princess.

Mike Wozniak previews a brand new hour of stand up ahead of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mark_Steel-_Phil_Jerrod_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathMark Steel & Phil Jerrod – Tuesday 23 July Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

Mark Steel is committed to performing a routine about every town he performs in, he may regret making this promise but with a BBC Radio 4 series under his belt it seems to be going OK so far.

Phil Jerrod failed his PhD, walked out of his job in publishing and entertained audiences with his elegant rants on the often unfathomable problems of modern life.

AndrewWatts-JennyCollier_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathAndrew Watts & Jenny Collier – Sunday 26 July / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

In How to Build a Chap Andrew Watts discusses wanting his son to be everything that he’s not. But how do you ensure that your child doesn’t want to grow up to be a comedian?

Since last year’s sell out (it was free) show Jenny has performed internationally (Australia, Asia and Glasgow) and won countless (two) competitions.

AndrewRyan-JoelDomett_medium- Komedia- Theatre BathAndrew Ryan & Joel Dommett – Thursday 30 July / Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

Andrew’s quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanor makes him a natural observational stand up.

Joel is an exciting and fresh talent on the UK stand up comedy circuit who has gained rave reviews for his previous Edinburgh shows.