News: Pleasance Announces Edinburgh Shows From Sara Pascoe, Richard Herring, Sue Perkins and More

Sara Pascoe Replaces Joe Lycett As Sewing Bee Host

The Pleasance has announced a major batch of Edinburgh Fringe shows, including runs from Sara Pascoe, Richard Herring and Sue Perkins. Tickets are on sale from today.

The Comedy programme also welcomes back Max and Ivan’s sell-out, Edinburgh Comedy Awards-winning spectacular The Wrestling. And following the remarkable success of I, Daniel Blake, its award-winning star Dave Johns brings his stand-up comedy back to the Pleasance. His last show was in the Pleasance Attic in 1999.

Joseph Morpurgo returns with a hotly anticipated follow-up to his Edinburgh Comedy Awards-nominated 2015 smash hit, and comedy legend Richard Herring celebrates the 30th anniversary of his first Fringe with his 40th show in his 50th year (alive). Older and wiser? Or just older?

Comedy A-listers such as Nick Helm, Pippa Evans, Doug Anthony All Stars, Dane Baptiste, Gary Delany and Matt Forde are also back at the Pleasance this August as is, James Acaster, who brought his last three shows to the Pleasance (Recognise, 2014; Represent, 2015; Reset, 2016).

Deanna Fleysher’s alter-ego Butt Kapinski presents a show at the Pleasance following her (his?) successful run at the Adelaide Fringe. Also, Adam Riches is back after his five-star sell-out 2015 show with all new material: The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches.

Among the Pleasance debuts this year are three great double acts: The Death Hilarious, Welsh comedy duo, Sisters: White Noise and Great British Mysteries, a live mockumentary investigating monsters, myths and Noel Edmonds. Also making their debut is Tom Lucy who supported Jack Whitehall on tour, going solo for the first time from sketch double act Watson and Oliver - Ingrid Oliver, Phoebe Walsh of the cult sketch group Oyster Eyes, Darren Harriot who has appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and brilliantly astute British-Kurdish comedian Kae Kurd.

These 132 titles join the 25 Pleasance shows already on sale which included award-winning comedian Katy Brand and French dance troupe Tutu. Multi-award winning four strong, five-star sketch group Gein’s Family Giftshop is back with their new material presented as Volume 3. Winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017 title Alasdair Beckett-King presents his debut solo show and Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee Brennan Reece returns to the Pleasance following a sell-out UK and Australian tour. 

Anthony Alderson, Director of the Pleasance said: “The Pleasance programme this year is truly spectacular, the work on show the very best. For seventy years the Festival Fringe has been a window for some of the greatest artists in the world. This year the Pleasance programme stands up alongside the very best of those.”

Tickets and venue details for all available shows here.

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