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.
Phil Nichol: The Asylum
The Asylum is a fully immersive three hours of theatrical entertainment with two sets of cabaret followed by DJ Loopy in the bar, playing the most bizarre tracks he can find. Downstairs, the Aftershock Room puts on special pop-up performances from the biggest Fringe stars and the loopiest clowns on the ward. Become one of the crazies and join in the fun or sit back and take notes as one of the clinical therapists. It’s up to you. If laughter is the best medicine, then The Asylum will heal all your earthly woes!
Carey Marx: The Afterwife
As Carey’s marriage crumbles, he swaps his wife for a guitar, elopes with it and writes songs about how he’s definitely not having a midlife crisis. Soon, the relationship with his guitar becomes as complicated as the one with his wife. The guitar wants a divorce. In this savagely introspective show, Carey explores failure, disappointment, enthusiasm, and freedom. Writer and star of BBC Radio 4’s Intensive Carey and twice winner of Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival. ‘Anecdotally debauched’ ***** (Herald). ‘A comic at his gleeful best’ ***** (Edinburgh Evening News).