FREE Edinburgh Previews!

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Monkey Toast presents two Sundays of FREE Edinburgh Preivews featuring current and former Monkey Toast students.

The shows take place on Sundays, July 17 & 24 at the Omnibus in Clapham. It kicks off at 1pm each day and all shows run 55 minutes. Shows are Free with a colection bucket at the end of each show. Plus on the 17th, we’ll be running a Level 3 and 4 end of term show (£4 at the door, all proceeds to charity).

17 July
1:00pm – Birthday Girls: SH*T HOT PARTY LEGENDS
2:20pm – Phil Mann: Nothingism
3:40pm – Max & Ivan: Our Story
5:00pm – Andrew Hunter Murray: ROUND ONE
7:30pm – End of Term Class Show (not Free)

24 July
1:00pm – Paul F Taylor: Sour Apes
2:20pm – Croft & Pearce Are Not Themselves
3:40pm – Johnny Cochran: Appeal
5:00pm – Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool
6:20pm – Lou Sanders: What’s That Lady Doing? Work in Progress
7:40pm – Tez Ilyas: Made In Britian
9:00pm – Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans

Two Sundays. Eleven Shows. Free.

Off beat one liners, flights of fancy and a totally absurd storyline from the surrealist fool and NATY 2013 winner Paul F Taylor.
“A welter of daft, Harry Hill-like ideas and diversions & chucks characters around with the agility of the Pajama Men.” The Independent
“Paul F Taylor is going to rear a cult following of those with refined senses of humour & you should join us.” Three Weeks

Croft & Pearce Are Not Themselves.
The stars of BBC Radio 4’s “The Croft & Pearce Show”
‘Magnificent sketch after magnificent sketch…fantastically talented comedians’ – Broadway Baby
‘A laugh-out-loud sketch show’ – Daily Express
‘Masters of characterisation’ – Telegraph
‘Head-flingingly funny’ – The Edinburgh Reporter

Tez Ilyas: Made In Britain
As seen on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, ITV2, Channel 4, E4, Channel 5, Sky Arts and star of BBC Radio 4.
‘Sharp, timely satire, delivered with a cheekily winning smile’ (Independent).
***** (Mirror). ***** (Daily Record). **** (Sunday Times). **** (Fringe Guru). **** (Herald). **** (Skinny). **** (Broadway Baby).

Andrew Hunter Murray: Round One
Andrew Hunter Murray, star of Fringe smash hit Austentatious ***** (Times), ‘No Such Thing as a Fish’ and ‘No Such Thing As The News’ (BBC2), presents his debut solo hour, a sizzling slab of character comedy and high-stakes idiocy.
‘Exquisitely punchy’ (Times).

Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool
This ‘tender and ridiculous’ (Guardian) duo will take to the stage and conjure rich worlds with sexy depth and smokin’ jokes. Oh boy! Foster’s Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominees.
‘Everything sketch shows should be – odd, inventive, silly and lots of fun’ ***** (Mirror).

Johnny Cochrane – Appeal
Multi award-nominated comedian Johnny Cochrane knows how to nail an Edinburgh debut.
Nominated for two RTS awards, including Best Performance in a Comedy and Best Comedy Series for his own self-penned sketch show (The Johnny and Inel Show). Presenter of The Friday Night Show on Virgin Radio.
As seen on BBC Three, ITV2 and Channel 4 and as heard on BBC

It’s time to get personal. In an extraordinary true story, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees Max & Ivan (BBC2’s W1A, Radio 4’s Casebook of Max & Ivan) introduce the world to two never-before-seen characters; themselves. Directed by Tom Parry.
‘Astonishing: fast-paced and unflaggingly funny’ ????? (Times).
‘Truly outstanding individual performances’ ????? (Edinburgh Evening News).
‘Phenomenal range of talent’ ????? (Mirror).
‘First-rate comic acting’ ???? (The Scotsman).

Lou Sanders: What’s That Lady Doing? Work-in-Progress
She’s back, and this time she’s not in character as the town drunk.
She’s cleaned up her act but her act isn’t clean if you see what I mean (more jokes about poopin). Come and see the old girl dancing about if you like.
As seen on ‘Alan Davies As Yet Untitled’, ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience’
‘Sanders nails it’ ???? Time Out
‘Very, very funny’ ???? Chortle
‘Refreshingly different stand up’ ???? Fest

Phil Mann: Nothingism
Phil Mann returns with a new show that is weird, moving and obsessed with… well… nothing.
’Very funny’ Fest, ’Very funny’ ThreeWeeks, ’Very funny’ Fringe Review
’Odd” Fest, ’Odd” The List, ’Odd” Fringe Report
’Genius’ Zoo Magazine, ’Genius’ The Public Reviews, ’Genius’ Fringe Report

Party legends of London assemble! After the success of their 2014 smash-hit, sell-out show PARTY VIBES, Birthday Girls are back with a nips-out, body-rocking sketch show that will leave you pumped and ready for a night out
????? – ‘This is joy’ – Skinny
Birthday Girls are Beattie Edmondson (the funny one), Rose Johnson (the funny one) and Camille Ucan (the funny one). They have featured on BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, BBC1’s Absolutely Fabulous and ITV2’s @elevenish.

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans
Rachel Parris (Austentatious, The IT Crowd, Murder In Successville) presents a collection of songs, stories and stand-up about not having it all. No house, husband, child, wage? No problem! Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian and improviser. She was named the Independent’s One To Watch and nominated for a Chortle award and her songs are regularly played on BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music.
‘One sometimes doubts that Britain’s got talent – but Parris has it in spades’ (Guardian)
“A gifted performer’ (The Times)
‘Uproarious’ (Scotsman)