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Lisa Richards Announce Edinburgh Fringe Line Up

June 17, 2011

Twelve of Ireland’s best – Dead Cat Bounce, Aidan Bishop,Des Bishop, Fred Cooke, Neil Delamere, Eric Lalor, John Lynn, David O’Doherty (with two shows!) and Colm O’Regan – are all heading to Edinburgh in August for the biggest ever Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Full information on the shows, venues, times, where to buy tickets, etc are detailed below. For more information and updates visit this site or


Dead Cat Bounce: Caged Heat

Ireland’s favourite comedy rock supergroup return with their biggest show yet. Expect fantastical lyrics, big riffs, hilarious character comedy and superb rock posturing. Brace yourself for an unrelenting hour unlike anything else you’ll see this year.

“These brilliant boys redefine rock’n‘roll comedy” – The Age (Melbourne).

“Poised to go from cult hit to Minchin-like stardom” – The List.

“Spinal Tap-esque brilliance” – The Independent

Winners Time Out Jury Prize 2010 and People’s Choice Award 2011 at the Sydney Comedy Festival. As seen on RTÉ and BBC Comedy.

Pleasance One – 3-28th August (not 15 August) – 10.30pm Box Office – 0131 556 6550

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Aidan Bishop – Misspelled

Do dyslexics make the best comedians? Just ask Eddie Izzard, Jay Leno, Robin Williams and Billy Connolly to name a few. Growing up undiagnosed dyslexic can be tragic for some. But in tragedy, one finds comedy. Who would have thought that being a bad speller would be so funny. Join IFTA nominated comedian Aidan Bishop as he spells the beans on his dyslexia!

‘Great comedy toming’ (a dyslexic),

‘Very funny’ (Scotsman).

Guilded Balloon ? The Turret; 9pm

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Des Bishop – My Dad Was Nearly James Bond

Des Bishop is back with his acclaimed show about his dad’s terminal cancer diagnosis. When the heroics of fatherhood are held up against ridiculous macho ideals the results are unexpectedly hilarious and moving.

‘Like diamonds, this show is forever’ ***** – The Guardian

★★★★★ Chortle
★★★★★ Time Out London
★★★★ London Independent
★★★★ London Evening Standard

Pleasance Beyond – 3-14th August – 9.10pm Box Office – 0131 556 6550

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*Fred Cooke: Comfort in Chaos *

Fred Cooke’s debut Edinburgh show. Approaching deluded levels of confidence, Fred promises to somehow solve life’s problems through human awkwardness and slightly skewed pop songs.

‘I love Fred. He has the real spirit of the clown in him’ (Tommy Tiernan).

‘Musical prowess, hugely entertaining’ (

Gilded Balloon, Turret; 1.15pm (TBC)
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Neil Delamere: Divilment

Star of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week and BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. After a year off, Neil returns to the Fringe with a brand new show that seeks everyday mischief. Tomfoolery is what is needed.

“Simply put, Delamere’s a master” ★★★★★ – Scotsman

“One mean, lean, comedy killing-machine” ★★★★★ – Herald

Pleasance Above – 3-28th August (not 15thAugust) – 7.40pm Box Office – 0131 556 6550

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The Lalorpalooza Show

Lalor came to prominence in his native Ireland by appearing on a reality TV show with Des Bishop called Joy in the Hood. The show went to disadvantaged neighbourhoods around Ireland with the aim of uncovering new comedic talent. Eric was one of the participants and quickly went on to establish himself as a regular on the Irish comedy circuit. Now headlining all over Ireland and appearing in every comedy festival line-up, he has come to the Edinburgh Fringe as he feels it is a rite of passage for every comedian.

Opium, 7.45pm

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John Lynn: Social Notworking

One of Ireland?s leading comedians, renowned for his unique storytelling ability and masterful delivery, makes his eagerly anticipated Edinburgh debut. Whether our character is defined by who we love? Is isolation rewarding? Was that colonoscopy really necessary?

The much vaunted Lynn is like Tommy Tiernan played at the wrong speed: relaxed in his incredulity at his situation rather than ranting and raving at it, one of the fastest rising stars of Irish comedy.? (

Gives a delightful performance, a loveable rogue that could be forgiven almost anything? (

The rising star of Irish comedy? (Sunday Times)

Gilded Balloon The Wee Room; 9.30pm
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David O’Doherty is Looking Up

2008 Edinburgh comedy award winner, 2010 Irish comedian of the year, founder member of Destiny’s Child, star of 2Fast 2Furious returns to Edinburgh with small keyboards / talking.

‘A triumph’ (Montreal Gazette).

Pleasance Courtyard-     3-29 August     19:20

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David O’Doherty Presents: Rory Sheridan’s Tales of The Antarctica

It is 1917 and Rory Sheridan, Ireland’s sixth or seventh greatest Antarctic explorer, delivers an illustrated talk on his not entirely successful journey to the South. A new show from the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and co-author of the bestselling 100 Facts About Pandas.

Underbelly, Cowgate –     4-28 August     15:20

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Colm O’Regan: Dislike! A Facebook Guide to Crisis

Colm O’Regan pokes the profile of our greatest economic disaster to try and explain where it all went wrong. Along the way, you’ll see the real reason why Rapunzel’s house has no stairs and what to do if a billionaire developer tries to sue you for defamation.

‘An effortless talent’ The List,

‘so funny he could reduce a 19th-Century Russian novelist to tears’, Hot Press

Gilded Balloon, Turret; 4pm

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Upcoming Gigs



  • Frankie Boyle (Comedy)
  • Des Bishop [comedian]
  • Joanne McNally [comedian]
  • Chris Kent [comedian]
  • Karl Spain [comedian]
  • Eleanor Tiernan [comedian]
  • David O'Doherty [comedian]
  • Justine Stafford (Comedian)
  • Neil Delamere [comedian]
  • PJ Gallagher [comedian]
  • Bernard O'Shea [comedian]
  • Julie Jay (Comedy)
  • Gearóid Farrelly [comedian]
  • Shane Clifford (Comedy)
  • Andrew Ryan [comedian]
  • Dara Ó Briain [comedian]
  • Colin Murphy [comedian]
  • Kevin McGahern [comedian]
  • Fred Cooke [comedian]
  • Colm O'Regan [comedian]
  • Eric Lalor [comedian]
  • John Lynn [comedian]
  • Aidan Bishop [comedian]
  • Aidan Greene (comedian)
  • Stephen Mullan [comedy]
  • Adam Hills [comedian]
  • Peter McGann and Liam Nugent (Comedian)

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