Comedy line-up for the Cambridge Fringe 2019

Following a very successful debut event last year, the Cambridge Fringe is back for 2019 with a superb line-up of comedians across four venues in the city.

The FREE all-day event kicks off at noon on Sunday May 26th during the spring bank holiday (so no work on Monday! For most of us anyway).

Nearly 40 comedians will perform work-in-progress, hour-long comedy shows at The Portland Arms, The Waterman, The Thirsty and the Boathouse, four of the finest pubs in Cambridge, and handily all situated a short walk from each other (see this map).

Performers include established names such as Grainne Maguire, Glenn Moore and Jenny Collier. And the whole event is headlined by circuit veteran Marlon Davis who has had sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival, appeared on Live At the Apollo and supported the likes of Kevin Bridges and Alan Carr.

FREE tickets for each show are available on EventBrite. And the full line-up is below by venue.


The Boathouse

11am
Katie Pritchard: Hysterical Histories

Katie brings history to life in a comedy show full of music, homemade props and attempts at acting.
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12pm
Grainne Maguire: Guys, It’s Problematic
A Radio 4 regular with a sharp political mind, Grainne embraces positivity in this new show.
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sooz kempner cambridge fringe comedy

1pm
Sooz Kempner: Mega Drive

A show about the video games that defined our youth and the ambition they helped create.
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jack campbell cambridge fringe comedy

2pm
Jack Campbell: When I Found You
A new show from English Comedian of the Year 2014.
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luca capani comedy cambridge fringe

3pm
Luca Capani: Lives I’ve Never Lived

A comedy storytelling show about being given a chance to live another life
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paul f taylor cambridge fringe comedy

4pm
Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul

A New Act of the Year winner who guarantees fun shows of pure joy and energy
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rahul kohli cambridge fringe comedy

5pm
Rahul Kohli: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Nan

Another New Act of the Year winner, Rahul asks if everyone that ever lived is truly a horrid bag of shit.
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alexander bennett at cambridge fringe

6pm
Alexander Bennett: They Call Me Daddy Punchlines

This rising cult comic presents a show for those without hope, looking for some.
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adele cliff cambridge fringe

7pm
Adele Cliff: Under Share

One woman joke-machine, Adele Cliff, previews her show about lions and sharing, but not the lion’s share.
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8pm
Ben Van Der Velde: Fablemaker

An improvised comedy adventure based on a book genre of the audience’s choice
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jenny collier cambridge fringe

9pm
Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

A new hour from the multi-award winning Welsh comedian .
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10pm
Chris Norton Walker: Unexpected Item In The Gagging Area

A one-liner show all about shopping.
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The Portland Arms

susan murray cambridge fringe

12pm
Susan Murray: How Not To Die In A Plane Crash

The Scottish comedian takes on Olivia Colman, a fear of flying and Highways England
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1pm
The Variables Present: 50 minutes of Science Comedy!

Scientists take to the stage with some peer-reviewed material
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Glenn Moore Cambridge Fringe

2pm
Glenn Moore

Work-in-progress show from Best Show nominee at the Edinburgh Fringe and star of Mock the Week
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Rob Kemp Cambridge Fringe

3pm
Rob Kemp: Moonraker 2 – Moonrakerer

Rob Kemp’s Elvis Dead (mash up of Elvis Presley and The Evil Dead) was a cult hit at numerous Fringes around the world. He’s back with a show about the line between dreaming and reality.
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LOL Word Cambridge Fringe

4pm
The LOL Word

A mixed bill of queer women and non-binary comedians.
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cally beaton cambridge fringe

5pm
Cally Beaton: Invisible

QI panellist Cally tells the story of the time she nearly disappeared, in Iceland – the country, not the shop.
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6pm
Jason Stampe: Bad Guy

A show about what happens when you turn off the ‘Don’t say that out loud’ voice in your head.
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Robyn Perkins Cambridge Fringe

7pm
Robyn Perkins: Mating Selection

A show about the science and morality of dating.
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8pm
Njambi Mcgrath: Accidental Coconut

Kenyan comedian Njambi delves into her family’s past in what sounds like a captivating show.
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matt price cambridge fringe

9pm
Matt Price: Broken Hooters and Geezers With Shows

A show about how Matt Price was asked to work on a writing project with a former criminal, only to find out was out of his depth.
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10pm
Marlon Davis: Emotional Black Male

As seen on Live at the Apollo and Comedy Central’s Comedy Store Live, Marlon Davis serves up a brand-new hilarious show.
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The Waterman

11am
The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

A historical kids show that features swords, duels, elephants and castles built of cheese.
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Aaron Simmonds

12pm
Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut

BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast.
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sara barron cambridge fringe

1pm
Sara Barron: Enemies Closer
2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee Sara returns with a show examining kindness, meanness, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends and current husbands.
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Simon Caine Cambridge Fringe

2pm
Simon Caine: Every Room Becomes a Panic Room When You Overthink Enough

A show about memories, living through your phone and the nature of happiness.
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Waterman cambridge

3pm
Cambridge Comedy Showcase
Mixed bill of local comedy talent
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katie pritchard 2 cambridge fringe

4pm
Katie Pritchard: Storm Stud
Brand new musical comedy show from carnage-wielding storm-stud of a snazzy-idiot – Katie Pritchard.
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5pm
Action Figure Archive with Steve McLean

Steve McLean is bringing his prop laden show filled with toys from the 1980s and 90s, to Cambridge.
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ian lane cambridge fringe

6pm
Ian Lane: Paperweight
Ian Lane considers how the military techniques of the SAS can be applied to managing an orderly and domestically fulfilling family household.
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cheekykita cambridge fringe

7pm
Cheekykita: Tittitutar Town
One woman and lots of oddballs in a strange town. Songs, silly dances, a trip to space maybe.
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helen bauer cambridge fringe

8pm
Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face
Hotly-tipped new stand up comedian Helen Bauer, presents her debut show of her new thoughts, feelings and emotions on pretty much everything.
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matt hoss cambridge fringe

9pm
Matt Hoss: Here Comes Your Man

Matt takes on romance with a show about awkward sexual encounters, racist girlfriends and seducing ladies with poetry. 
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Paul Richards comedy

10pm
Paul Richards Presents: The History of Pop

The drumming comedian tries to tell you the entire history of pop music in just 60 minutes.
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Thirsty

ali warwood cambridge fringe

12pm
Ali Warwood: Town and Dressing Gown

Local comedian Ali will explore her loath/hate relationship with Cambridge in this tale of overcoming loneliness, classism and coming to terms with her North facing garden.
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Jamie Green and Byron Geldard: Tomorrow You Said Yesterday

1pm
Jamie Green and Byron Geldard: Tomorrow You Said Yesterday
A split bill from two young comics
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Trev Tokabi: Cool Story Bro

2pm
Trev Tokabi: Cool Story Bro
Trev takes you through the emotional rollercoaster of his coming of age, on what he believed to be a school trip to Ivory Coast.
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Matt Hobs

3pm
Matt Hobs: BSc (Bristolian of Science)
Matt shares his love of biochemistry and the ups and downs of life in the lab.
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thirsty cambridge

4pm
Cambridge Comedy Showcase
Mixed bill featuring local Cambridge comedians
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Elliot Wengler Cambridge Fringe

5pm
Elliot Wengler
Elliot recounts stories of growing up, first loves, first jobs, first cars, first Pokémon championship, and how he wound up on his first holiday to Malaga by himself.
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6pm
Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

As a gravy stained, proud, northern lass, Louise is desperately trying to work out what everyone’s problem is with her general appearance.
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Glitter Business cambridge fringe

7pm
Glitter Business
A split-hour of stand-up comedy where Louise Bastock and Liz Guterbock unpack the big data around sex, power and identity.
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8pm
Andy Barr: The Ruby
With his father recently deceased, minor aristocrat, Andy Barr, stands to inherit his fortune, his estate, his magnificent ruby and its curse.
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mad ron cambridge fringe

9pm
Mad Ron: Talk to Millennials
Character comedy fromthe third hardest man in Uxbridge, delivers his motivational speech for Millennials.
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Daniel Nicholas Lessons In Nostalgia

10pm
Daniel Nicholas: Lessons In Nostalgia

A stand up game show for people who remember MSN and video game sound tracks from the 90s.
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And here’s a map of where all four venues are located

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