Line Ups Announced for Just The Tonic's Edinburgh Fringe Big Value Shows

Line Ups Announced for Just The Tonic's Edinburgh Fringe Big Value Shows

The show that finds tomorrows stars at Edfringe announces its outstanding 2022 line up that includes Nina Gilligan, Jack Gleadow, Good Kids and Vlad Illch. With everyone tight on pennies this year Just The Tonic continue to bring you the hottest undiscovered talent at bargain prices with two hours of comedy gold to the Edinburgh Fringe with their Big Value Comedy Show! 

The show was the first to take some of today's big name acts to Edinburgh, including Jim Jefferies, Micky Flanagan, Jason Manford, Milton Jones, Seann Walsh, Romesh Ranganathan, Jon Richardson, Sarah Millican, John Robins, Kerry Godliman & many more!

Edfringe’s longest running mixed bill show brings these hopeful comics to you every night.  Each show has the same 4 acts each night.  The line-ups are as follows:


Jon Pearson: began standup in 2010, twelve years later and Jon is a regular face on the circuit, performing at prestigious clubs up and down the country. In 2022 Jon won best Improv show at the Leicester Comedy Festival.

Aaron Simmonds: Was a BBC New Comedy Award finalist in 2017 and won the Jewish Comedian Of The Year the same year. He performed his critically acclaimed debut show, ‘Disabled Coconut’ at the Fringe in 2019.

Nina Gilligan: Sometimes outrageous, always hilarious, observational and storytelling comedy for all. A persona you will fall in love with and is a regular on the UK circuit.

Jack Gleadow: is in huge demand on the live comedy scene. In 2018 Jack won the Mercury Comedian of the Year award and bowled over the judges with his quirky set; "a delightful blend of audience participation, wordplay and physical comedy".



Alex Hylton: is one of the brightest prospects on the UK comedy scene. In 2020 Alex won Best Show in the Leicester Comedy Festival Awards.

Eric Rushton: is one of the best newcomers on the comedy scene, impressing the audiences with his intelligent, playful material and likeable, self-deprecating stage persona. In January 2020 he won the prestigious 'Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year' award.

Vlad Illich: Macedonian up-and-coming comic, actor and writer who's been working tirelessly on the London ciruit for the past four years, winning an award for each year he's been performing. Vlad has appeard on BBC Three and BBC One, and has scripts in development.

The Good Kids: Two daft dudes with big vibes. They met in the playground at the age of 4 and have been getting in each others ways ever since.


Just The Tonic founder Darrell Martin: For most comics Big Value is their first experience of doing a show in the same room night after night. That means lots of the usual variables (room, town, sound, light)  are all held constant and all that changes is the people and the day of the week. A run at Big Value teaches you how a Friday crowd is really different to a Sunday crowd and countless other things you need to learn to climb the comedy ladder.  Every year we take up a load of new of the best people that we have found on the circuit. It when we start promoting the shows, and we look back at the list of people that are now famous, we realise what a god job we have been doing. It was only 2017 that we put on Adam Rowe… and look at him now.

Then there’s the more established ones such as Romesh, Sarah Millican, Jon Richardson etc.  You never know who will take the path to TV / household name stardom. But this year keep your eye out for Nina Gilligan, with her down to earth, hilarious Northern humour, The Good Kids… a couple of Brummie lads that have been mates since 4 years old…. and are totally silly. There’s Jack Gleadow, making his waves n the circuit and the oddball that is Eric Rushton. As I say… it is hard to know who…. Come and see what you think!”

Just the Tonic is a highly independent comedy producer that has grown over the last 20 years from it’s director compering Big Value Comedy Shows in 1999 to now running 8 venues, with 19 spaces, 4 independent bars and over 175 shows. Started as a scrappy Sunday Night comedy club in 1994, they are pleased to still be operating and helping make people laugh and shape the future of comedy.

4th – 28th August @ Just The Tonic Grassmarket @ The Foundry

7.30pm (16+) & 9.45pm (18+)


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