Thursday 09 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses :Jimmy McGhie, Funmbi Omotayo : Double Edfringe previews
Jimmy McGhie flies through Edinburgh like a Winged Goddess of Victory with his fifth solo show. Confronting masculinity, mortality, the sins of the father and his complete inability to resist a good salesman. Along the way he encounters some vicious anti-corporate satirists, and explains how various early childhood humiliations made him what he is today: a clown. If you are an adult who still rides a skateboard, you should probably not come to this show. Jimmy performs to great acclaim across the world and has been described ‘tediously handsome’ (Fest).
Funmbi Omotayo: Legal Immigrant (Edfringe preview )
Amused Moose Laugh Off winner Funmbi brings his highly anticipated solo show to the Fringe. It’s the story of a 10-year-old boy leaving Hackney for Lagos… Delivered in his charismatically calm and collected manner, this promises to be a debut not to be missed. As seen on Comedy Central At The Comedy Store. ‘Plenty of original insights and honest home-truths to enjoy’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘A charming young comic … he’s got the jokes to back up his charm. Soon, he could be playing to thousands’ (TimeOut). www.funmbi-omotayo.co.uk