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Jul
26
9:00 PM21:00

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig at the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Fest

Yes, big topics are discussed. Her labia, for one. But also shame, sobriety and unrequested sex. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Comic Relief and heard on Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth. Lou has written for Mock The Week and Miranda Hart. ‘Destined for hugeness’ (Time Out). ‘Something new is happening in comedy’ (Independent). ‘Genuinely different’ (Scotsman).  60 minutes  Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm    Get Your Tickets Here!

Yes, big topics are discussed. Her labia, for one. But also shame, sobriety and unrequested sex. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Comic Relief and heard on Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth. Lou has written for Mock The Week and Miranda Hart. ‘Destined for hugeness’ (Time Out). ‘Something new is happening in comedy’ (Independent). ‘Genuinely different’ (Scotsman).

60 minutes

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Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Matt Forde: Brexit Through the Gift Shop

The whole thing's a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who. Join Britain's leading political comedian, Matt Forde, for his last show as an EU citizen. 'A hugely impressive hour of political comedy... it keeps hitting the spot' **** (Chortle.co.uk). 'Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe' (Telegraph). 'Singlehandedly fulfilling comedy's brief of taking our political masters to task. Combining spot-on impressions with up-to-the-minute observations' (Mail on Sunday).  Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm  60 minutes    Get Your Tickets Here!

The whole thing's a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who. Join Britain's leading political comedian, Matt Forde, for his last show as an EU citizen. 'A hugely impressive hour of political comedy... it keeps hitting the spot' **** (Chortle.co.uk). 'Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe' (Telegraph). 'Singlehandedly fulfilling comedy's brief of taking our political masters to task. Combining spot-on impressions with up-to-the-minute observations' (Mail on Sunday).

Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm

60 minutes

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Jul
25
9:00 PM21:00

Adele Cliff: Sheep at the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival

Popular nerd Adele Cliff presents her gag-packed debut hour, all about individuality, searching for friends, following, fitting in and actual sheep. Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2016 and 2017. UK Pun Championships finalist 2018. Funny Women Awards Regional finalist 2018. Huffington Post's Ten Must See New Acts 2016. Nottingham Comedy Festival New Act of the Year finalist 2016. Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year finalist 2016. 'Consistently intelligent, witty and, most importantly, very funny' ( FunnyWomen.com ). 'I'm constantly kicking myself for not having thought of those gags' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week).  Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm  60 minutes  Get Your Tickets Here!

Popular nerd Adele Cliff presents her gag-packed debut hour, all about individuality, searching for friends, following, fitting in and actual sheep. Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2016 and 2017. UK Pun Championships finalist 2018. Funny Women Awards Regional finalist 2018. Huffington Post's Ten Must See New Acts 2016. Nottingham Comedy Festival New Act of the Year finalist 2016. Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year finalist 2016. 'Consistently intelligent, witty and, most importantly, very funny' (FunnyWomen.com). 'I'm constantly kicking myself for not having thought of those gags' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week).

Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm

60 minutes

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Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Sophie Duker & Susan Riddell Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Fest

Two of London's finest up-and-coming comedians, Sophie Duker and Susan Riddell are doing an hour of their best comedy.  Sophie Duker describes herself as a “sexy-cerebral comedy underdog” and is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit. In 2018 Sophie starred in a comedy pilot for Channel 4 called Riot Girls, as well as a new pilot for Comedy Central UK called What I Wish I’d Said.  She is also a comedy writer whose funnies you might have heard in the following places: the British Broadcasting Co-orporation (Famlam, BBC2; The News Quiz, The Now Show, BBC Radio 4) and Cartoon Network (The Amazing World of Gumball). Sophie is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award and is a previous finalist of the Funny Women Awards. She founded and hosts MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS, an international, intersectional feminist comedy show that appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and 2017. Since January 2018 Sophie also hosts Wacky Racists, a ‘crazy stupid cool’ comedy cabaret gameshow, in a monthly residency at the Aces & Eights.  “A sparky proposition… intelligent jokes” – The Independent  ***************************************************  After winning a place in BBC Writer’s Room Fast and Funny, Susan Riddell went on to write, create and star in several on-line comedy sketches for BBC Short Stuff which have garnered nearly 3 million views and counting. Susan recently performed stand up at the Edinburgh Fringe in both CKP’s Lunchtime Special and the BBC Presents Comedy Tent. She also wrote a humorous weekly column for The Daily Record newspaper for around two years. Other writing credits and acting roles include C4 and BBC’s Ones spoof cop show Scot Squad. She is currently working on a sitcom pilot with the BBC and is a regular on topical BBC radio panel show Breaking the News.  60 minutes  Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm  Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival will take place from 21st June to 26th July at the Jam Factory. This month-long festival will see over 20 acts previewing their Edinburgh Fringe shows, and will feature acts from household favourite comedy shows like Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week as well as local up-and-comers.  

Two of London's finest up-and-coming comedians, Sophie Duker and Susan Riddell are doing an hour of their best comedy.

Sophie Duker describes herself as a “sexy-cerebral comedy underdog” and is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit. In 2018 Sophie starred in a comedy pilot for Channel 4 called Riot Girls, as well as a new pilot for Comedy Central UK called What I Wish I’d Said.

She is also a comedy writer whose funnies you might have heard in the following places: the British Broadcasting Co-orporation (Famlam, BBC2; The News Quiz, The Now Show, BBC Radio 4) and Cartoon Network (The Amazing World of Gumball). Sophie is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award and is a previous finalist of the Funny Women Awards. She founded and hosts MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS, an international, intersectional feminist comedy show that appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and 2017. Since January 2018 Sophie also hosts Wacky Racists, a ‘crazy stupid cool’ comedy cabaret gameshow, in a monthly residency at the Aces & Eights.

“A sparky proposition… intelligent jokes” – The Independent

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After winning a place in BBC Writer’s Room Fast and Funny, Susan Riddell went on to write, create and star in several on-line comedy sketches for BBC Short Stuff which have garnered nearly 3 million views and counting. Susan recently performed stand up at the Edinburgh Fringe in both CKP’s Lunchtime Special and the BBC Presents Comedy Tent. She also wrote a humorous weekly column for The Daily Record newspaper for around two years. Other writing credits and acting roles include C4 and BBC’s Ones spoof cop show Scot Squad. She is currently working on a sitcom pilot with the BBC and is a regular on topical BBC radio panel show Breaking the News.

60 minutes

Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm

Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival will take place from 21st June to 26th July at the Jam Factory. This month-long festival will see over 20 acts previewing their Edinburgh Fringe shows, and will feature acts from household favourite comedy shows like Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week as well as local up-and-comers.
 

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Jul
23
9:00 PM21:00

Matt Hobs & Chelsea Birkby: Odd Two Out at the Oxford Preview Festival Fringe Comedy Festival

This show is for anyone on the outside looking in, wondering how, what, where, when, why and... what was the question anyway? In this hour of refreshing stand-up, Matt ('A West country Emo Philips for the 21st Century', (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club) with 'glimpses of the surreal' ( Cherwell.org )) and Chelsea ('One to watch' ( FunnyWomen.com ). 'Jaw soon aching with laughter... talked frankly about mental illness' **** (Oxford Times)) tackle questions like 'is the Bristol accent sexy?' and 'am I as fine as I keep repeatedly insisting I am?', as they explore why they're the odd two out.  60 minutes  Doors at 8:30/Show at 9pm    Get Your Tickets Here!

This show is for anyone on the outside looking in, wondering how, what, where, when, why and... what was the question anyway? In this hour of refreshing stand-up, Matt ('A West country Emo Philips for the 21st Century', (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club) with 'glimpses of the surreal' (Cherwell.org)) and Chelsea ('One to watch' (FunnyWomen.com). 'Jaw soon aching with laughter... talked frankly about mental illness' **** (Oxford Times)) tackle questions like 'is the Bristol accent sexy?' and 'am I as fine as I keep repeatedly insisting I am?', as they explore why they're the odd two out.

60 minutes

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Jul
22
8:30 PM20:30

Sonia Aste: Made in Spain at the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Fest

Sonia Aste is a Spaniard living in the UK who insists it’s not all fiesta and siesta! We get miserable too! But nobody’s listening. Using fans, football, folklore and family, this is an uplifting, hilarious show about British/Spanish connections. Yes it’s about cultural differences, but more importantly, it’s about how we’re all connected through life, love and laughter. Brexit or no Brexit. If you’ve been to Spain (or have yet to go) don’t miss this "sunny" and very funny journey. Foot stomping laughter! Olé! Winner: TMI Contest Divisional 2017. As heard on BBC Radio and Soho Radio.  Doors at 8pm/Show at 8:30  60 minutes   Get Your Tickets Here!

Sonia Aste is a Spaniard living in the UK who insists it’s not all fiesta and siesta! We get miserable too! But nobody’s listening. Using fans, football, folklore and family, this is an uplifting, hilarious show about British/Spanish connections. Yes it’s about cultural differences, but more importantly, it’s about how we’re all connected through life, love and laughter. Brexit or no Brexit. If you’ve been to Spain (or have yet to go) don’t miss this "sunny" and very funny journey. Foot stomping laughter! Olé! Winner: TMI Contest Divisional 2017. As heard on BBC Radio and Soho Radio.

Doors at 8pm/Show at 8:30

60 minutes

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Jul
22
7:30 PM19:30

Maddie Campion: 20 Uses for a Lovedoll at the Oxford Comedy Festival

Maddie Campion has always wanted to be in a double act. LD, a lovedoll, is tired of being seen as a sex object. Together they join forces to form the first ever human-lovedoll comedy duo... but not everything goes to plan. Maddie Campion: ‘Effortlessly delivers... with punchlines that come from leftfield’ (Kate Stone, Funny Women). LD: 'Easily inflates' (Amazon user).  Doors at 7pm /Show at 7:30pm  60 minutes    Get Your Tickets Here!

Maddie Campion has always wanted to be in a double act. LD, a lovedoll, is tired of being seen as a sex object. Together they join forces to form the first ever human-lovedoll comedy duo... but not everything goes to plan. Maddie Campion: ‘Effortlessly delivers... with punchlines that come from leftfield’ (Kate Stone, Funny Women). LD: 'Easily inflates' (Amazon user).

Doors at 7pm /Show at 7:30pm

60 minutes

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Jul
19
9:00 PM21:00

Moon

Moon is a comedy double-act by Jack Chisnall and Joshua Dolphin, two proud sons of England’s provincial backwaters. They’ll be hawking up their brand of dark, unexpected, and immersive sketches at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe for the first time. Armed with some nifty soundtrack trickery and plenty of acting chops, they’ve weaved together this eye-catching debut hour. Leicester Square Sketch-Off finalists 2018. Writers for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show. 'Excellent writing… ridiculous and amusing' ( Chortle.co.uk ). 'I could only dream of writing and performing something of this quality' **** ( BroadwayBaby.com ).  Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm  60 minutes    Get Your Tickets Here!

Moon is a comedy double-act by Jack Chisnall and Joshua Dolphin, two proud sons of England’s provincial backwaters. They’ll be hawking up their brand of dark, unexpected, and immersive sketches at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe for the first time. Armed with some nifty soundtrack trickery and plenty of acting chops, they’ve weaved together this eye-catching debut hour. Leicester Square Sketch-Off finalists 2018. Writers for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show. 'Excellent writing… ridiculous and amusing' (Chortle.co.uk). 'I could only dream of writing and performing something of this quality' **** (BroadwayBaby.com).

Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm

60 minutes

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Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Jacob Hawley: Howl

BBC New Comedy 2017 finalist Jacob Hawley presents his highly-anticipated debut hour. Hailing from a working-class Brexit town, Jacob now has an arts degree, a vegetarian girlfriend and an almost-convincing concern for climate change. It's not quite Billy Elliot but it's something. 'A mature, sharp wit, a relaxed manner and an undertow of political passion... clever, and different' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard). 'Mocks blind patriotism in an enjoyably offbeat way. Nicely Wry' (Steve Bennett,  Chortle.co.uk ). As seen on BBC Three and heard on BBC Radio 4.  Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm  60 minutes  Get Your Tickets Here!

BBC New Comedy 2017 finalist Jacob Hawley presents his highly-anticipated debut hour. Hailing from a working-class Brexit town, Jacob now has an arts degree, a vegetarian girlfriend and an almost-convincing concern for climate change. It's not quite Billy Elliot but it's something. 'A mature, sharp wit, a relaxed manner and an undertow of political passion... clever, and different' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard). 'Mocks blind patriotism in an enjoyably offbeat way. Nicely Wry' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). As seen on BBC Three and heard on BBC Radio 4.

Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm

60 minutes
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Jul
18
9:00 PM21:00

Daphna Baram: Sugarcoating at the Oxford Fringe Preview Comedy Festival

A Middle Eastern Mary Poppins gets type 2 diabetes from her spoonful of sugar, and gets told to lose weight or lose her toes. And just when her coveted red EU passport arrives, her new compatriots decide to Brexit. Will she ever get anywhere on time? A journey into body, politics and body politics as Israel born human rights lawyer/journalist/comedian Baram reflects on half a lifetime of political and physical relentlessness and strife. Director: Amanda Baker. 'Masterful' ***** (Bunbury Magazine). 'Wonderful and hilarious' **** ( BroadwayBaby.com ). 'Illuminating' (List).  Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm  60 minutes   Get Your Tickets Here!

A Middle Eastern Mary Poppins gets type 2 diabetes from her spoonful of sugar, and gets told to lose weight or lose her toes. And just when her coveted red EU passport arrives, her new compatriots decide to Brexit. Will she ever get anywhere on time? A journey into body, politics and body politics as Israel born human rights lawyer/journalist/comedian Baram reflects on half a lifetime of political and physical relentlessness and strife. Director: Amanda Baker. 'Masterful' ***** (Bunbury Magazine). 'Wonderful and hilarious' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Illuminating' (List).

Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm

60 minutes

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Jul
16
9:00 PM21:00

Comedy Killed the Video Star at the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival

Love music videos?  Hate music videos?  The thing we can all agree on is that none of them make any sense. That’s why QED Comedy Laboratory is bringing you Comedy Killed the Video Star.   Oxford’s finest comedians will present and comment on the music videos that they love, hate, love to hate, or just baffle them!  60 minutes  Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm   Get Your Tickets Here!

Love music videos? 
Hate music videos? 
The thing we can all agree on is that none of them make any sense. That’s why QED Comedy Laboratory is bringing you Comedy Killed the Video Star. 

Oxford’s finest comedians will present and comment on the music videos that they love, hate, love to hate, or just baffle them!

60 minutes

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Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

Ed Patrick at the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival

Join Ed Patrick, host of the criticaly acclaimed Comedian's Surgery podcast and 2016 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee, as he embarks on a quest to develop his new solo show. There will be ideas.  "Refreshingly good" ** Threeweeks  "Side-splitting and uplifting, this is the A&E of laughter" ** TheatreBath  "Strong and unique" ** Arts Award Voice  60 minutes  Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm    Get Your Tickets Here!

Join Ed Patrick, host of the criticaly acclaimed Comedian's Surgery podcast and 2016 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee, as he embarks on a quest to develop his new solo show. There will be ideas.

"Refreshingly good" ** Threeweeks

"Side-splitting and uplifting, this is the A&E of laughter" ** TheatreBath

"Strong and unique" ** Arts Award Voice

60 minutes

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Jul
8
9:00 PM21:00

Aaron Simmonds and the Person That He Loves at the Oxford Comedy Festival

Join Jewish comedian of the year and wheelchair enthusiast Aaron Simmonds for his show all about love, sex and Harry Potter. BBC New Comedian finalist 2017.  Doors at 8:30/Show at 9pm  60 minutes   Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival  will take place from 21st June to 26th July at the Jam Factory. This month-long festival will see over 20 acts previewing their Edinburgh Fringe shows, and will feature acts from household favourite comedy shows like Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week as well as local up-and-comers.

Join Jewish comedian of the year and wheelchair enthusiast Aaron Simmonds for his show all about love, sex and Harry Potter. BBC New Comedian finalist 2017.

Doors at 8:30/Show at 9pm

60 minutes

Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival will take place from 21st June to 26th July at the Jam Factory. This month-long festival will see over 20 acts previewing their Edinburgh Fringe shows, and will feature acts from household favourite comedy shows like Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week as well as local up-and-comers.

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Jul
8
8:00 PM20:00

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz - 90's Edition at the Oxford Comedy Fest

Highly interactive show that's part stand-up, part actual pub quiz. Expand your trivia, compete against other teams, win prizes. Returning for fifth year; this year’s theme is the 90s. Sold out 2016-2017 at the Edinburgh Fringe. ‘Alex Love is a confident and relaxed performer who makes his audience feel at ease... Whether winners or losers, everyone left happy’ **** ( BroadwayBaby.com ). ‘That the energy and humour are maintained throughout is testament to Love's ability to work an audience. A brilliantly fun show packed full of running gags and ad-libs’ ( DenofGeek.com ). **** ( One4Review.co.uk ).  Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm  60 minutes   Get Your Tickets Here!

Highly interactive show that's part stand-up, part actual pub quiz. Expand your trivia, compete against other teams, win prizes. Returning for fifth year; this year’s theme is the 90s. Sold out 2016-2017 at the Edinburgh Fringe. ‘Alex Love is a confident and relaxed performer who makes his audience feel at ease... Whether winners or losers, everyone left happy’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘That the energy and humour are maintained throughout is testament to Love's ability to work an audience. A brilliantly fun show packed full of running gags and ad-libs’ (DenofGeek.com). **** (One4Review.co.uk).

Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm

60 minutes

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Jul
5
9:00 PM21:00

Miranda Kane: The Coin-Operated Girl at the Oxford Comedy Festival

**Please Note: The original show for tonight, Sindhu Vee: Sandhog, had to be canceled due to illness. but we are lucky enough to have an amazing performer, Miranda Kane, filling in:  Fat girls have all the fun!   Miranda Kane - who became a £2000 a night escort, and weighed over 300lbs to boot – knows more than most!  In this tell-all comedy, she exposes the truth about sex workers, their clients, and all the hilarious, heart-warming and often bizarre moments in a unique career.  This five star show has sold out at theatres and festivals across the UK, and is an eye-opening look at a fascinating industry. With hilarious anecdotes and a no-holes barred (pun intended) Q&A, Coin-Operated Girl offers a whole new angle on the world of sex-work.   Even if it's not your first time with a prostitute, it'll be the funniest!  Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm  60 minutes   Get Your Tickets Here!

**Please Note: The original show for tonight, Sindhu Vee: Sandhog, had to be canceled due to illness. but we are lucky enough to have an amazing performer, Miranda Kane, filling in:

Fat girls have all the fun! 

Miranda Kane - who became a £2000 a night escort, and weighed over 300lbs to boot – knows more than most!

In this tell-all comedy, she exposes the truth about sex workers, their clients, and all the hilarious, heart-warming and often bizarre moments in a unique career.

This five star show has sold out at theatres and festivals across the UK, and is an eye-opening look at a fascinating industry. With hilarious anecdotes and a no-holes barred (pun intended) Q&A, Coin-Operated Girl offers a whole new angle on the world of sex-work. 

Even if it's not your first time with a prostitute, it'll be the funniest!

Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm

60 minutes

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Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Hayley Ellis: Once, Twice, Three Times a Hayley

Featured in the top Fringe jokes of all time in The Scotsman, The Independent and The Mirror. Guess who's back? Back again, Hayley's back, tell a friend. I mean that opening line relies heavily on you having knowledge of the Eminem song. Oh god! I'm wasting characters I could be using to describe my show. It's a show about a lost pigeon. My Grandad's pigeon to be precise. A story of patience and people but mainly pigeons. As seen on MTV and Virgin Television. One of Sarah Millican's tour supports for 2018.  Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm  60 minutes    Get Your Tickets Here

Featured in the top Fringe jokes of all time in The Scotsman, The Independent and The Mirror. Guess who's back? Back again, Hayley's back, tell a friend. I mean that opening line relies heavily on you having knowledge of the Eminem song. Oh god! I'm wasting characters I could be using to describe my show. It's a show about a lost pigeon. My Grandad's pigeon to be precise. A story of patience and people but mainly pigeons. As seen on MTV and Virgin Television. One of Sarah Millican's tour supports for 2018.

Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm

60 minutes

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Jul
4
9:00 PM21:00

Punderstruck! at the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival

f you love puns, this is the show for you! If you hate puns, this might also be the show for you. Join us for a night of competitive pun making as we elevate the lowest form of humor to an art form (or not) as our panel of comedians create puns on the spot. It promises to be an evening of laughter and/or groan inducing comedy.   Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm  60 minutes  Get Your Tickets Here!

f you love puns, this is the show for you!
If you hate puns, this might also be the show for you.
Join us for a night of competitive pun making as we elevate the lowest form of humor to an art form (or not) as our panel of comedians create puns on the spot. It promises to be an evening of laughter and/or groan inducing comedy. 

Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm

60 minutes

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Jul
2
9:00 PM21:00

It's Debatable! a comedy debate show at the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival

Spend an evening in the presence of the greatest (and funniest) rhetorical minds in Oxford debating all of today's most important topics. Topics like: SItting v. Standing Cupcakes v. Muffins Toilet Paper v. Bidets  The Future v. The Past This is the Best Letter This is a Trap v. This is Not a Trap and so many more.  At It's Debatable! pairs of comedians are given topics at the beginning of the show, they then have two minutes each to present their arguments, one minute each for rebuttal and then the audience gets to decide who wins!   60 minutes  Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm   Get Your Tickets Here!

Spend an evening in the presence of the greatest (and funniest) rhetorical minds in Oxford debating all of today's most important topics. Topics like:
SItting v. Standing
Cupcakes v. Muffins
Toilet Paper v. Bidets
The Future v. The Past
This is the Best Letter
This is a Trap v. This is Not a Trap
and so many more.

At It's Debatable! pairs of comedians are given topics at the beginning of the show, they then have two minutes each to present their arguments, one minute each for rebuttal and then the audience gets to decide who wins! 

60 minutes

Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm

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Jun
28
9:00 PM21:00

Kate Smurthwaite: Clit Stirrer at the Oxford Comedy Festival

Kate Smurthwaite finally tells us what she really thinks. The award-winning feminist, atheist, polyamorous comedian, writer for Have I Got News For You and former Question Time panellist, puts away all those years of coquettishness and gets off the fence.  Get access to any and all of the 26 shows of the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival for one low price. For only £30 you can see as many of the amazing acts as you want.  60 Minute  Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm    Get Your Tickets Here!

Kate Smurthwaite finally tells us what she really thinks. The award-winning feminist, atheist, polyamorous comedian, writer for Have I Got News For You and former Question Time panellist, puts away all those years of coquettishness and gets off the fence.

Get access to any and all of the 26 shows of the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival for one low price. For only £30 you can see as many of the amazing acts as you want.

60 Minute

Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm

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Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Rob Auton: Talk Show

This is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking. Following on from previous shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and yellow, Rob now turns his attention to talking because he is ready to talk. 'A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot' (Guardian). 'His delicate turn of phrase is a delight to hear and he has a truly unique voice, which, among the hundreds of acts at the Fringe, is no mean feat' (BritishComedyGuide.info). 'One of my absolute favourites' (Daniel Kitson) 'Just sad' (Vanessa Feltz).  Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm  60 minutes   Get Your Tickets Here.

This is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking. Following on from previous shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and yellow, Rob now turns his attention to talking because he is ready to talk. 'A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot' (Guardian). 'His delicate turn of phrase is a delight to hear and he has a truly unique voice, which, among the hundreds of acts at the Fringe, is no mean feat' (BritishComedyGuide.info). 'One of my absolute favourites' (Daniel Kitson) 'Just sad' (Vanessa Feltz).

Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm

60 minutes

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Jun
25
9:00 PM21:00

Jenny Collier: A Few Good Jen at the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival

Multi award-winning Welsh comedian, Jenny Collier, is back and gooder than ever. 'Brilliant... Infectious to watch and a joy to behold **** ( VoiceMag.uk ). 'Unlike any other comedian' ***** ( EdfestMag.com ). 'Joyously liberating' (List). 'Very funny' (Time Out).  60 Minutes  Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm    Get Your Tickets Here !

Multi award-winning Welsh comedian, Jenny Collier, is back and gooder than ever. 'Brilliant... Infectious to watch and a joy to behold **** (VoiceMag.uk). 'Unlike any other comedian' ***** (EdfestMag.com). 'Joyously liberating' (List). 'Very funny' (Time Out).

60 Minutes

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Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

Jack Barry: Tango at the Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival

In the last year, acclaimed stand-up Jack Barry has been appointed by his parents as their couples therapist. To save the marriage, he's been reading up on sex, love and relationships, but is definitely still not an expert. Come and watch him try to save everyone with his hastily learned therapy techniques. Worst case scenario, it's quite irresponsible, best case, everyone is saved. ***** ( EdFestMag.com ). **** (Sunday Times). **** (List). **** ( ShortCom.co.uk ). **** ( EdFringeReview.com ). As seen/heard on BBC Radio 4, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV2. Tour support for James Acaster and Joe Lycett.  Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm  60 minutes    Get your tickets   Here

In the last year, acclaimed stand-up Jack Barry has been appointed by his parents as their couples therapist. To save the marriage, he's been reading up on sex, love and relationships, but is definitely still not an expert. Come and watch him try to save everyone with his hastily learned therapy techniques. Worst case scenario, it's quite irresponsible, best case, everyone is saved. ***** (EdFestMag.com). **** (Sunday Times). **** (List). **** (ShortCom.co.uk). **** (EdFringeReview.com). As seen/heard on BBC Radio 4, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV2. Tour support for James Acaster and Joe Lycett.

Doors at 7:30/Show at 8pm

60 minutes

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Jun
21
9:00 PM21:00

Njambi McGrath: African in New York–Almost Famous at the Oxford Comedy Fest

When the naive straight-out-of-Africa student Njambi McGrath was invited to a Thanksgiving meal by her new college friend, she could hardly have known that some areas in America are a no-go for black people. There is a reason why the Green travel guide was published from 1936 to warn black people of areas where they are likely to be in danger. Like all teens are told endlessly, the world is your oyster, but they also say life is the university of hard knocks for a reason.  Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm 60 minutes    Get Your Tickets Here!

When the naive straight-out-of-Africa student Njambi McGrath was invited to a Thanksgiving meal by her new college friend, she could hardly have known that some areas in America are a no-go for black people. There is a reason why the Green travel guide was published from 1936 to warn black people of areas where they are likely to be in danger. Like all teens are told endlessly, the world is your oyster, but they also say life is the university of hard knocks for a reason.

Doors at 8:50/Show at 9pm
60 minutes

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