Berk’s Nest: All Day Preview Festival at The Bill Murray!

A full day of previews from Berk’s Nest! 

You can buy tickets for individual shows for £5 or pay £10 to see all the shows!

Featuring:

2-3 pm Arabella Weir – Does My Mum Loom Big In This? 

The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down. Does My Mum Loom Big In This? is for everyone who’s had a mother or been a mother, featuring hair-raising hilarious true stories from Arabella’s dysfunctional childhood, her perilous career and her life as a single working mother. Devastatingly funny, excruciatingly honest and definitely embarrassing for all of Arabella’s relatives, not to mention herself, this is a helter-skelter tour of appalling – and appallingly funny – maternal behaviour.

3:30-4:30 pm Chris Parker: Camp Binch 

New Zealand’s beloved sissy Chris Parker (as seen in Netflix’s The Breaker Upperers) is mincing his way over to Edinburgh with his award-winning Camp Binch. Winner of Best Show at NZ International Comedy Fest 2018, Camp Binch delivers a hilarious and cathartic retelling of growing up gay in conservative New Zealand. ‘He’s the one to watch that you’re probably already watching!’ (GayExpress.co.nz). ‘Leaves you inspired to make a difference’ (New Zealand Herald). Writer and star of New Zealand’s 7 Days, Jono and Ben, and Funny Girls.

5-6 pm Guy Montgomery: I Was Part Of The Problem Before We Were Talking About It 

Best Male Comedian winner, New Zealand Comedy Guild awards 2017. Best Show nominee, NZ International Comedy Festival 2017. Best Newcomer nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016. It’s hard to believe, but Guy Montgomery hasn’t always been perfect. Embrace this rare opportunity to hear from someone unlearning the various blind spots that made him part of the problem before we were talking about it. ★★★★★ (KeepingUpWithNZ.com). ‘Intoxicating, enveloping and absurdly entertaining’ (NZ Herald). ‘A supremely gifted comic’ (Ruminator.co.nz).

6:30-7:30 pm Alice Snedden: Absolute Monster 

Who are we? What are we doing here? Do you like me? And what are you saying behind my back? Let’s all get together and definitively find out if I’m the best or worst person you know. Those are the only options. Step into my existential crisis and get ready to laugh as I try and answer the eternal question: who am I?. After a sell-out ‘barnstorming debut’ (Fest) in 2018, New Zealand’s Alice Snedden returns to Edinburgh. ‘Alice Snedden should be listed as one of New Zealand’s top outputs’ ★★★★★ (EdFestMag). 
Directed by Rose Matafeo.

8-9 pm Jack Barry: Alien 

Your best friend (and acclaimed stand-up) Jack Barry is worried about you. The world’s turned to shit and you haven’t been laughing enough. He’s going to roughly slap you around the face with his jokes and tell you to get a hold of yourself. Don’t worry – everything is going to be okay. As seen on The Russell Howard Hour and in Catastrophe, Cuckoo and Netflix’s Turn Up Charlie. Writer for Mock the Week. ‘The finest of British comedy… effortlessly endearing’ ★★★★★ (EdFestMag.com). ★★★★ (Sunday Times). ★★★★ (List). ★★★★ (Skinny).

9:30-10:30 SNORT 

New Zealand’s favourite comedy improv show Snort makes its way to Edinburgh for the first time! Cheeky, topical, and relentlessly silly, Snort sees NZ’s best young comedians (including Rose Matafeo, Guy Montgomery, Alice Snedden, Chris Parker) build an intricate hour of far-fetched, high-stakes comedy, entirely made up on the spot. ‘New Zealand’s coolest comedy improv group… the stuff of dreams’ (TheSpinoff.co.nz). ‘These are some New Zealanders we would be happy to claim as our own’ (SquirrelComedy.com).

ALL DAY TICKETS

Daniel Kitson returns!

Daniel Kitson (quite bald, now) will waste a good whack of his summer travelling between London, Bristol and Hebden Bridge to do work in progress stuff towards (primarily) A one off show in Regents Park Open Air Theatre and (secondarily) some other things in the future that may or may not actually happen. 

This is some of that work in progress stuff.  

He’ll have Gavin Osborn (full head of hair, as per) with him for certain dates around the end of June and the first week of July. Besides that, he will be entirely alone but for a cavalcade of hilarious new characters and the ghosts of his past.

Dates:

Saturday, 8th June – 12-2 pm – SOLD OUT

Sunday, 9th June – 9:30-11 pm – SOLD OUT

Thursday, 13th June – 9:30-11 pm – SOLD OUT

Monday, 17th June – 8-9:30 pm – SOLD OUT

Tuesday, 18th June – 8-9:30 pm – SOLD OUT

Saturday, 22nd June – 12-2 pm – SOLD OUT

Sunday, 23rd June – 12-2 pm – SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 26th June – 9:30-11 pm – SOLD OUT

Saturday, 6th July – 12-2 pm – SOLD OUT

Monday, 8th July – 8-9:30 pm – SOLD OUT

Monday, 15th July – 8-9:30 pm – SOLD OUT

Saturday, 20th July – 12-2 pm – SOLD OUT

Saturday, 27th July – 12-2 pm – SOLD OUT

Sunday, 28th July – 12-2 pm – SOLD OUT

There is a small chance, as always, that some tickets may be available on the door.

Phoebe Robinson’s UK debut at The Bill Murray!

In a London exclusive, Phoebe Robinson brings her debut UK hour to Angel’s Bill Murray comedy club before taking it up to Edinburgh and inevitably taking the Fringe by storm.

Best known as the co-creator and co-star of hit podcast 2 Dope Queens, interviewing the likes of Jon Stewart, Tig Notaro and Michelle Obama to name just a few, Phoebe is also a New York Times best-selling author of You Can’t Touch My Hair & Other Things I Still Have To Explain and her second book Everything’s Trash, But it’s Okay and stars in Netflix film Ibiza and Paramount’s What Men Want.

Sorry, Harriet Tubman marks her UK stand up debut.

Tickets:

August 8th, 9:30-10:30 pm

August 9th, 6-7 pm

Eddie Izzard in January

To see 2019 in in style, why not treat yourself to Eddie Izzard?

We’re aware that tickets sold out fast last time – so here’s another chance! We honestly can’t recommend the show highly enough.

Please be aware we cannot guarantee refunds if you accidentally buy tickets for the wrong date or can no longer use your tickets – please make sure you are buying for your intended date.

Get your tickets here:

Monday January 7th, 8-9:15 pm

Tuesday January 8th, 6:45-8 pm

Wednesday January 9th, 6:45-8 pm

Thursday January 10th, 6:45-8 pm

Monday January 21st, 8-9:15 pm

Tuesday January 22nd, 6:45-8 pm

Wednesday January 23rd, 6:45-8 pm

Thursday January 24th, 6:45-8 pm

Daniel Kitson Returns to The Bill Murray

Daniel Kitson is doing work in progress for his latest theatre show, “Keep”.

He will either be reading out stuff he’s written but not yet learned or talking about stuff he’s thought of but not yet written.

Dates:

Thursday 6th December, 9:30-11 pm

Monday 10th December, 8-9:30 pm – SOLD OUT

Tuesday 11th December, 8-9:30 pm – SOLD OUT

Thursday 13th December, 8-9:30 pm – SOLD OUT

Tuesday 18th December, 8-9:30 pm – SOLD OUT

Wednesday 19th December, 8-10 pm – SOLD OUT

 

Daniel Kitson Returns to The Bill Murray

Not really work in progress. Just something to do.

With “nothing” to “very little” in the way of material or ideas Daniel Kitson is getting out of the house, Staying loose, Ticking over, Keeping his eye in, Strengthening his core and putting some Shape in the Day. It will mainly be talking although there will almost certainly be some pauses and possibly a bit of absent minded chanting. He may also, introduce one or more others to participate in nascent skits or fill time with their own thoughts and feelings but will more than likely be alone on stage. Talking, pausing and chanting.

Less like the first steps on a creative journey and more like someone rummaging through cupboards and making a pile of stuff for the charity shop.

Tickets for these shows will be released on the day of the show at 12 pm (or 2 h prior to the show if it starts at 1 pm or earlier). Remaining and additional tickets will be sold on the door.

Dates:

Sunday 10th June, 1-3 pm

Monday 11th June, 9:30-11:30 pm

Wednesday 13th June, 10:15 pm-12 am

Wednesday 20th June, 10:15 pm-12 am

Saturday 23rd June, 1-2:45 pm

Saturday 7th July, 12-2 pm

Sunday 15th July, 1-3 pm (cancelled)

Wednesday 18th July, 6-8 pm

Thursday 19th July, 6-8 pm

Sunday 22nd July, 9:30-11:30 pm

Wednesday 25th July, 9:30-11:30 pm