past exhibition | THE PREVIEW: Shows for Edinburgh | 20 - 28 June 2015
THE PREVIEW: Shows for Edinburgh Canal presents a short experimental season of live comedy shows destined for this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, recontextualised in the gallery setting.

The programme includes Omar Hamdi's new work, In the Valleys of the Kings, which excavates a Welsh upbringing by an Egyptian mummy. Ivor Dembina's critically acclaimed Old Jewish Jokes, as well as his new show New Jewish Jokes, explore the ironies of being a contemporary Jewish comic.

We're delighted to present Matthew Crosby's new show. Crosby is the co-star and co-writer of Badults, as well as being a member of Pappy's, with TV appearances on 8 out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and many more. His last solo was described by Chortle as being 'a close to perfect show'. Matt Winning's Mugabe and Me presents the cultish Scotts comic on a journey recounting his time working closely with one of the world's most despised leaders .

Charmian Hughes brings some bitter-sweet insights about the alternative comedy scene to her new show 'When Comedy Was Alternative', whilst the performance duo Sh!t Theatre send up Woman's Hour in their new comedy/theatre/performance crossover show.

Friday 19th June
WHEN COMEDY WAS ALTERNATIVE (The Laughs and Loves of a She-Comic) Charmian Hughes
Tales of the notorious Tunnel Club, death-threat heckles
and compulsory drugs when comedy was 'alternative' 'Like Josie Long's mum' (Chortle)
DOORS 7.00pm | SHOW 7.30pm | £5

Saturday 20th June
WOMEN'S HOUR Sh!t Theatre and MITCH'S MOVIE PITCHES Eric Sigmundsson
Double bill by award-winning comedy/performance duo and emerging U.S. performance comic
DOORS 4.00pm | SHOW 4.30pm | £5

I AM KIRSTY K Holly Burn/MARK STEPHENSON/FLUU Mawaan Rizwan
Holly Burn:Call/text if u wanna chat - I get lonely 07948 403980 'Hilarious..extraordinary, fresh' (Scotsman)
Mark Stephenson: 'Definitely a talent to watch, four stars' (Time Out)
Mawaan Rizwan: BAFTA nominated DNN star in his debut absurdist solo
Doors 6.45PM | Show 7.15pm | £5

Sunday 21st June
IN THE VALLEYS OF THE KINGS Omar Hamdi
Hi-energy comedy 'What the comedy scene has been crying out for' (Daily Telegraph)
DOORS 4.00pm | SHOW 4.30pm | £5

OLD JEWISH JOKES Ivor Dembina
Acclaimed show combining some favourite age-old Jewish jokes with contemporary ironies
DOORS 5.30pm | SHOW 6.00pm | £5
NEW JEWISH JOKES Ivor Dembina
Dembina uses the inimitable flavour of traditional Jewish humour to take on more tricky subjects...
DOORS 7.00pm | SHOW 7.30pm | £5

Combined ticket for Old Jewish Jokes and New Jewish Jokes £7.50

Saturday 27th June
MUGABE AND ME Matt Winning
An hour of idiosyncratic nonsense from multi-award winning standup 'fine and distinctive one-liners' (Chortle), 'the complete package' (Gigglebeats)
DOORS 5.00pm | SHOW 5.30pm | £5

AN AUDIENCE WITH HARRY DEANSWAY Harry Deansway
Tale of misfortune, disaster and youthful idealism from the man who ran a national comedy magazine and got £30,000 into debt
DOORS 6.30pm | SHOW 7.00pm | £5

SMALLER THAN LIFE Matthew Crosby
'Fabulously funny' (Chortle) new show from Badults co-star, Pappy's sketch team member, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 Cats and many more
DOORS 8.00pm | SHOW 8.30pm | £5

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