12 of the best Fringe comedians to see on tour
- Becki Crossley
- 21 August 2018
This article is from 2018.
Catch these 4 and 5 star rated shows around the UK in 2018/2019
Entering the final week of the Fringe and realising you've missed some of the best comedy around? No problem, a host of comedians, both critically acclaimed and on the rise, are preparing to take their shows on the road following successful Fringe runs. Here are 12 four and five star rated shows you can catch elsewhere in the UK in 2018/2019.
Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) – Pirate Radio
Irish hip-hop musical comedian will tour his biggest show to date. His trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation transforms the audience's likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs.
Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) – Pirate Radio is touring from Sat 1 Oct–Sat 17 Nov 2018 including a six night run at Soho Theatre, London.
Adam Rowe: Undeniable
Liverpool Comedian of the Year winner and English Comedian of the Year nominee Adam Rowe will tour his new stand-up show Undeniable. Topics include class, determination, arrogance, selfishness and all things undeniable. The comedian's joke about the jobcenter earned him the accolade for best joke of the Fringe 2018.
Adam Rowe: Undeniable is touring Fri 21 Sep–Wed 28 Nov 2018.
Ahir Shah: Duffer
Previously nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for show Control, Ahir Shah returned this year to the Fringe. The latest hour of stand-up detailing life and what comes after, death and what comes before, received 5 star reviews at this year's Fringe.
Ahir Shah: Duffer runs at Soho Theatre, London from Thu 11–Sat 27 Oct 2018.
Andrew Maxwell: Showtime
Whip-smart personal and political comedy on the cutting edge from Irish funnyman as seen on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You, and Mock the Week. His Fringe 2018 show, Shake A Leg, received a mixture of four and five star reviews. Maxwell will take his new show Showtime on the road in 2019.
Andrew Maxwell: Showtime is touring from Fri 15 Feb–Fri 24 May 2019.
Daniel Sloss: X
Scotland's internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedian is fast becoming one of the biggest names in comedy. Daniel's last smash-hit tour spanned 28 countries around the globe and his two-hour Netflix special is due to be released this year.
Daniel Sloss: X is touring Thu 8 Nov–Sat 8 Dec 2018 ending with six nights at the Soho Theatre, London.
Ed Gamble: Blizzard
A bundle of energy, with an infectious grin, this cheeky sellout comedian returned to the Fringe this year with a strong four star rated show that he will take across the UK next year. This will be his fifth solo stand-up tour.
Ed Gamble: Blizzard is touring from Fri 31 Jan–Sat 13 Apr 2019.
Jordan Brookes: Bleed
The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2017 nominee brings loosely justified nonsense to the stage for a critically acclaimed show. The buzz about Jordan Brookes continues as he bagged a five star review for his latest show Bleed at this year's Fringe.
Jordan Brookes: Bleed runs at Soho Theatre, London Thu 25 Oct–Sat 10 Nov 2018.
Lauren Pattison: Peachy
Following a whirlwind year of nominations, accolades and sold-out shows, Lauren Pattison returned to Edinburgh for another well-received show jam-packed with brutally honest home truths.
Lauren Pattison: Peachy runs at Soho Theatre, London Mon 5–Sat 10 Nov 2018.
Lou Sanders: Shame Pig
Receiving four star reviews at this year's Fringe, Shame Pig is a show without any boundaries in which Sanders 'takes her less proud moments and owns them'.
Lou Sanders: Shame Pig runs at Soho Theatre, London from Tue 25–Sat 29 Sep 2018.
Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches
This show from outspoken London-based stand-up received four star reviews. In her latest show Luisa defends her right to have opinions about topics she knows absolutely nothing about as she finesses material for a TV show.
Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches is touring from Fri 12 Oct 2018–Sat 12 Feb 2019.
Mark Watson: The Infinite Show
Sell-out comedian and Fringe favourite Mark Watson will take new show to over 50 venues. Attendees can expect an exciting show 'about empathy', asking the question 'if 99% of the world's population is made up of other people – why can't we understand them?'
Mark Watson: The Infinite Show is touring from Fri 7 Dec 2018–Sat 9 Nov 2019.
Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself
The presenter of the Mash Report is back on the road again. Nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2015 and again in 2016, Kumar rarely misses a beat. The new show will see Kumar talk everything from politics to armageddon.
Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself is touring from Fri 14 Sep–Sun 14 Oct.