**Please note: Due to TV commitments Lucy Beaumont is no longer be able to take part in this double-bill Edinburgh Fringe preview. Jack Gleadow will still be performing, as scheduled, but we have replaced Lucy’s slot with the fantastic Micky P Kerr and his show, Kerr in the Community.**
Jack Gleadow: Mr Saturday Night
WINNER – Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year
Chortle Nominee for Best Newcomer 2019.
The Hull Native previews his debut Edinburgh Fringe show following on from performing as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve in 2018 .
Jack is one of the most exciting and versatile new stand-ups on the comedy circuit with his refreshing take to the art form.
He has been seen performing throughout the UK in the clubs in theatres supporting comics including Lloyd Griffith, Carl Hutchinson as well as the Comedy Arenas at Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals.
”Wonderfully surreal visual and physical comedy” The Arts Desk
Micky P Kerr: Kerr in the Community
In this hilarious rags to more rags tale of becoming a ‘proper’ musician, one of the UK’s finest musical comedy talents dissects the winning pop song formula and offers his own unique reconstructions. Micky made the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, wowed the judges (“So funny, so different, so original – Simon Cowell), and kept the crowds wanting more.
This year he takes on the pomposity of the popular music industry in a show which will make you laugh, sing and wonder why on earth Micky isn’t a global phenomenon by now!
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