Now in in its 7th 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 summer’s most innovative, creative and funny shows before they head up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
As always the line up is an eclectic mix with something for everyone. From established TV regulars and award winners to this year’s 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 (here) or alternatively, just show up on the night and pay what you want at the end of the show.
18th June 2018
Kiri Pritchard McLean: Victim, Complex (preview)
You might have seen Kiri on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour or heard her on The Now Show. You might have no idea who she is, that’s fine too. What you should know is, she’s very quietly been going mad for a few years and, to borrow a phrase from Uma Thurman, she’s been ‘waiting… to feel less angry’. So, it’s time to talk about victims, love and lies. You might not believe her, but she’s used to that.
‘Making powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects’ ★★★★ (Guardian).
Alfie Brown: Lunatic (preview)
Alfie Brown (as seen on Viceland) is back with new jokes in a new show. These are jokes about how we cling to easy epithets to claim some sort of identity in a world where the individual is washed of their character. Alfie is one of the most exciting and challenging comedians working in the UK, charming, silly and sometimes livid he has earned exceptional reviews for his work.
“Like a British Doug Stanhope” ★★★★ The Guardian