If you are looking for things that are 'off', such as:
- The way certain classmates of Will Dalrymple were with him after he flew out of the closet.
- A punnet of mushrooms nestled in Mark Bittlestone's disgusting fridge.
- The lights in Will Penswick's flat because he can barely afford the rent and so will save money where you can.
Then you have come to the wrong place. This is a page on which you can learn more about the fruits (comedy shows, not apples) of our labours (boo Corbyn! (and Theresa May)) and book tickets to them.
Time Travel, Space Ships, Evil Aliens, Sexy Assistants, Demented Fans. It can only be SPACE DOCTOR! StraightUp's sci-fi parody is coming to the OSO Theatre on July 7 and then to the Edinburgh Fringe for all of August. Be there, or be exterminated!
22 June 20:00 Ahir Shah + Adam Hess: Edinburgh Previews, Landor Space
Bored of watching Mark, Will and Will? That's ok, because on 22 June we have two of the UK's finest comedians serving up a preview of their Edinburgh shows this year. Joining AHIR SHAH, nominee for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2017, and "one of his generation's most eloquent comic voices" (★★★★ The Daily Telegraph) is ADAM HESS - "For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian" (★★★★ The Independent). Doors at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. 9pm interval, finish 10.15pm. TICKETS £10 in advance or £12 on the door.
27 June 20:00 Tale of Two Gays Edinburgh Preview with Izzy Moulder, Star of Kings
Bittlestone and Dalrymple are BACK with a brand new hour of crazy gay comedy (“Dalrymple’s reading...features some of the most depraved, disgusting filth I’ve ever heard in my life, and is hysterical” Three Weeks) supported by Izzy Moulder, Comedy Store and Banana Cabaret regular. Doors at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. TICKETS £5 in advance or Pay What You Want on the door. NB This show is NOT AT THE LANDOR but at the Star of Kings in King's Cross.
9 July 20:00 Will Penswick Edinburgh Preview with Milo Robinson, The Miller
Will Penswick's Dank Verse (“Laugh out loud funny” Broadway Baby ★★★★) is back at The Miller pub on 9 July with support from MILO ROBINSON. Doors at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. TICKETS £5 in advance or Pay What You Want on the door. NB This show is NOT AT THE LANDOR but at the Miller Pub in London Bridge.
12 July 19:30 Tale of Two Gays Edinburgh Preview with Maisie Adam, Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton
Still not managed to see A Tale of Two Gays? Well...ok then, it's on in Brighton! With support from MAISIE ADAM, winner of the UK’s biggest comedy newcomer competition ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ in 2017. Doors at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. TICKETS £5 in advance or Pay What You Want on the door. NB This show is NOT AT THE LANDOR but at the Caroline of Brunswick in Brighton.
25 July 19:45 Will Penswick + Tale of Two Gays: Edinburgh Previews, Star of Kings
Here it is, the mothership! Both of StraightUp's Edinburgh comedy shows get one last airing before they hit the Fringe! Catch Dank Verse (“Laugh out loud funny” Broadway Baby ★★★★) and Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays (“The first true gem of the 2017 Fringe” Broadway Baby ★★★★★) in action on the same night! Doors at 7.15pm for an 7.45pm start, interval at 9pm, finish 10.15pm. TICKETS £5 in advance or Pay What You Want on the door.
Space Doctor: Gilded Balloon, Wine Bar, 12.15pm
Prescription: space justice. Dosage: lethal! Time travel, space ships, scary monsters, evil aliens, sexy assistants, demented fans. It must be Space Doctor! After 40 years out in the wilderness, Britain's favourite TV time traveller is back... Space Doctor is a riotous and playful sci-fi parody, set at a fan convention, celebrating the fictional 1970s programme Space Doctor. TICKETS.
Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays: Just the Tonic, Just Up The Stairs, 16:05, 2-26 August (not 14)
More perverted, more depressed, more jokes... the gays are back! 'The first true gem of the 2017 Fringe' ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). Mark's parents are dead. That's not a joke, though it is really funny. He and Will are also gay – in the modern sense of course, they're certainly not happy. Mark's stand-up about being a gay orphan meets explicit gay parody literotica from Will (think 50 Shades of Gay). Two gays, one orphan, absolutely no limits. 'Very well written... horrifyingly funny'★★★★ (EdFringeReview.com). TICKETS.
Will Penswick: Dank Verse: Laughing Horse Free Festival @ The Place, 16:15 2-16 August
He’s the world’s worst poet. Shame he doesn't know it. Sex, death, Christianity, Tim Henman, pigeons, divorce, Nazism, casseroles; no topic is too out there for Will Penswick. From one of the most enigmatic figures in modern literature, Dank Verse is a mixture of shocking (in both senses of the word; it’s awful) spoken word poetry, audience interaction and Penswick's views on life, love and more often than not, himself. Voice of a generation? Umm... 'A seriously funny show and he is a very sharp performer... You will be in for a comic treat' **** (PlaysToSee.com). TICKETS.