july, 2017

05jul6:30 pm10:00 pmYurt Salon- Comedy Edinburgh Festival Preview


Event Details

There has been a change to the line up for Wednesday’s Comedy Night. Abandoman can not be with us but do not worry we have lined up an equally amazing act Harriet Braine. 

On Wednesday 5th July, comedy comes back to the Precinct with a special Edinburgh Fringe preview with Harriet Braine with support from Stefano Paolini, Sam Deards, Jo Romero and MC Sion James.

Doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Book your tickets here

The Comedians

Harriet Braine
Harriet Braine is a musical comedian. Funny Women Award Winner, 2016 ( Previous winners  So You Think You’re Funny? Finalist and Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer. 2016 The one who does the songs about art to familiar tunes.

“If you like musical comedy with a twist Harriet will have you howling” (Metro.co.uk, 2017). “A breath of fresh air in a world that still likes a ‘knob’ joke” (Huffington Post, 2016).

“Her songs – about dead artists – were excellent” (Bruce Dessau, 2016

Stefano Paolini

Comic, impressionist and beatboxer Stefano Paolini is a regular favourite on the UK comedy circuit.

“Never fails to please a crowd” Chortle.co.uk

“the best voice merchant on the circuit is Paolini ” Evening Standard

Here’s a viral sample of Stefano’s work – wowing the crowd live: https://youtu.be/oUV8gGCMmzU

Jo Romero
“Romero will surely be a force to be reckoned with.” – Chortle

Jo is an accomplished, unique, warm and likeable stand-up comedian and compere. She began performing stand up in 2001, and was Finalist in the Wilkinson Sword Cutting Edge of Comedy, also semi-finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards 2001, Daily Telegraph New comedian of the year, BBC Comedy Awards and So You Think Your Funny CH4.

Sam Deards
“Disconcertingly brilliant – highly recommended’ (Mark Dolan C4 Balls of Steel)

Sam is from West London and has been doing comedy since October 2012. He runs the successful Twice as Nice Comedy putting on and MCing regular gigs in Barnes, Hammersmith, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and bespoke corporate gigs.

What people have said about Sam:
“Bloody funny and very charming – highly recommended” Mark Dolan C4 Balls of Steel
“Has the makings of decent stand-up” Comedy promoter
“Great…and impressively well polished in front of a camera” TV producer
“Pioneer of grizzly bear comedy…” Sion James (Comedy promoter and comedian)
“You helped make a good night great and provided some real quality entertainment for our guests” Corporate client
“He makes me laugh so much that a bit of wee dribbles down my leg” University friend

MC Sion James
“Utterly charming … Lovable giant’ Time Out London

Acts shown are correct at time of going to press. Mgmt reserve the right to change the line-up without notice.

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(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


St Katharine's Precinct

2 Butcher Row, London, E14 8DS