Firebug’s Picks of the Fringe


Aside from the more well known acts playing across the festival, including the likes of Isy Sutie and Alan Cochrane here at Firebug, we thought we’d highlight some of the stuff you may not know about.


Seann Walsh
Brighton’s Seann Walsh is a veteran of Mock The Week and Russell Howard’s Good News, as well as Edinburgh and Leicester’s own comedy festival. He won Leicester Mercury comedian of the year in 2009.

Roisin Conaty – Hero, Fireman, Warrior, Liar
Fresh from a triumphant run at the Edinburgh Festival where she picked up the main Best Newcomer Award, don’t miss her hotly tipped debut.

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The 2010 Winners of The Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year and The Musical Comedy Awards create hilarious musical numbers at lightning speed with each song based purely on audience suggestions.

“Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile – Nothing short of genius.” Chortle

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Who’s the comic with an ear for dialogue and a bod for sin? Triple Perrier Award Nominee, veteran Fringe sell-out and Winner of the 2009 Dave Award for Funniest Joke of the Fringe Dan Antopolski presents his seventh solo stand-up show. Jokes? Yes sir. Raps? Almost certainly. Fun? You bet your mum it will be fun.

“One of the funniest and hardest-working comedians out there… Some of the best gags I’ve heard” **** Scotsman 2009

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