Now in in it’s 6th year The Schadenfreude Cabaret’s Edinburgh Preview Season brings a selection of the finest acts to The Harrison throughout June and July.
The beautiful surroundings of The Basement Bar make the perfect environment to see this summers most innovative, creative and funny shows before they head up to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Season has consistently featured in the capital’s ‘must see gigs’. Our regular comedy club is listed by Time Out as one of the Top Ten Free Clubs in London. As always the line up is an eclectic mix with something for everyone. From established TV regulars and award winners to this years hotly tipped rising stars.
The venue regularly packs out so this year you can guarantee a seat to any of our double bills for just £5 or alternatively, just show up on the night and pay what you want at the end of the show.
Spencer Jones: The Audition
BAFTA nominee. UK Barry winner: Best Show and Best Performer. Spencer Jones returns to Edinburgh with a mash-up of music, visual, prop, character comedy. Creator, writer and star of BBC’s Big Babies. As seen on Live At The Apollo, Upstart Crow, Skins, Hollyoaks, Family Tree. The Herbert wakes up in his flat on a very important morning. He has an audition for a big movie and he is determined to get it right but he just cant get the lines right. ***** (Times). *****1/2 (Chortle.co.uk). ***** (Evening Standard). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Scotsman).
Abigoliah Schamaun: Namaste, Bitches
What’s the point in pursuing enlightenment when you could just put your feet up and knock back a bourbon? And what passes for happiness these days? Abigoliah is a certified Bikram Yoga instructor; she’s run marathons and Tough Mudders, participated in Crossfit competitions… Why would she bother when you’re just as likely to find those sweet endorphins at the bottom of a pint glass? She dissects mankind’s relationship with wellness and happiness; a show for anyone who’s paused on a treadmill or over a shot glass and wondered ‘wait… what am I doing?’ ***** (ArtsAwardVoice.com).