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 or alternatively, just show up on the night and pay what you want at the end of the show.
Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary (Work in Progress)
New hour of blistering stand-up from an “impassioned and uniquely brilliant talent” (The List) and Ricky Gervais tour support.
Star of Russell Howard’s ‘Stand-Up Central’, ‘Live At The Comedy Store’ and ‘Brexit Stage Left’ on VICELAND. ★★★★ (The Scotsman) ★★★★ (Chortle) ★★★★ (The Skinny)
“The best comedian you haven’t heard of” (Time Out)
Sara Barron: For Worse (Work in Progress)
When Sara Barron was 12-years-old she wrote a 64-page play. 60 of those pages were, in effect a porn. Which is to say: there exists in this world a porn script written by an accidental, feminist 12-year-old *auteur*.
As it happens, Sara’s not 12 anymore. She’s 38. And through her own mix of standup and storytelling, she’s ready – FINALLY – to get her play up on its filthy little feet.
“The reigning queen of New York”s live storytelling scene” – Jon Ronson
“Barron is, dare we say it, as funny as David Sedaris. When you aren”t squirming, you”re laughing out loud” – Los Angeles Times
“Rib-tickling… relentlessly self-deprecating” – Chicago Sun Times
“Barron makes for great company.” Entertainment Weekly Magazine
“Darkly humorous; smart; acerbic” – Bust Magazine