- Wednesday08/03/20178:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Berk’s Nest kick off their new monthly residency at The Bill Murray with an International Women’s Day Special. Some of the best comedians in the country are coming together to try out new material in anticipation of putting together brand new shows for the 2017 Fringe… and you’re invited. A work-in-progress night of stand-up, character, and sketch comedy, featuring never-tried-before wig changes (probably).
The New Zealander arrived in the UK last year with ‘Rose Matafeo Is Finally Dead’, which was called ‘one of the undoubted highlights of this year’s Fringe’ in a five-star review from the Telegraph and enjoyed sell-out runs across the Edinburgh festival and at Soho Theatre.
Lou’s been called ‘genuinely different’ (★★★★ Scotsman), ‘one of the best innovators in comedy (★★★★ Fest), and ‘one of the few comedians who can make you laugh from the second she gets onstage’ (Chortle). As seen on ‘Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled’, ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, ‘Live From The BBC’, ‘Stand Up For The Week’ and ‘Sam Delaney’s News Thing’.
Circuit favourite and ‘the Swedish Amy Schumer’ (Comedy Central) embarks on work for her first full show, an hour on shame, sex, and eating… and some other stuff, probably.
Amy is the co-editor and contributor to ‘I Call Myself a Feminist’ – ‘A funny, fearless, frank feminist call to arms’ (Red Magazine) as well as being a really classic comedy person and the host of ‘What Women Want’, a discussion show with comedians seeking to understand the great, unknowable, mystery of our time: Women.
One quarter of cult sketch group Oyster Eyes, Phoebe has appeared in Daniel Simonsen’s C4 Blaps and BBC2’s The Javone Prince Show. ‘The show is oversold, the room is crammed full, and we are all in for one of the funniest hours of our lives’ (★★★★★ The Skinny), ‘Genius’ (★★★★ Three Weeks).
Plus… Kiri Pritchard-McLean MC
Kiri’s just been nominated (for the second year in a row) for the Chortle Award for Best Compere. ‘Extremely Talented’ (★★★★★ Arts Awards Voice), ‘Passionate, smart and bloody funny’ (★★★★ The Scotsman).
Berk’s Nest are the director/producer collective whose shows in 2016 included Richard Gadd’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Winning ‘Monkey See Monkey Do’, and shows from Best Show nominee Kieran Hodgson, Best Newcomer nominee Jayde Adams, Colin Hoult, Emma Sidi, and Rose Matafeo.