Avalon All-Dayer, Volume 2

Ray Bradshaw

1pm - Ray Bradshaw: I Dare Ray To...

Glaswegian stand up Ray Bradshaw spent a year undertaking dares set to him by complete strangers.

Come along to hear stories of the dares he has completed, including representing his country at a sport, his attempts to make it as a Bollywood star, his date with Scotland’s oldest woman, how he took on The Globe of Death and how he finally managed to pass his Brownies hostessing badge amongst many, many others.


“Very funny” - STV

“Has a clear comedy gift” - Edinburgh Evening News

“One to look out for” - The Skinny


Scott Bennett

2:15pm - Scott Bennett: About A Roy (Stories About Me Dad)

“So you’re doing a show about me are you son? Well I won’t need to see it, it’s my life, I was there.”

Following a sell-out show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, multi-award winning Yorkshire comedian Scott Bennett brings his debut hour show to the Edinburgh Festival.

Nominated for best new show at the Buxton Fringe, Roy, his father is the ultimate Yorkshireman. In a show packed with hilarious jokes and stories, you’ll learn all about him. His unique money saving strategies, the embarrassing family holidays and his novel approach to a Sunday Carvery.


“Naturally hilarious” - Broadway Baby

“Observational comedy with everyman appeal” - Chortle

“A hilarious act, brilliantly written pin sharp observations” - Plymouth Herald


Jess Fostekew

3:30pm - Jessica Fostekew: Imaginary Colin

Another big hairy show from Jessica Fostekew, host and writer for Radio 4 Extra’s 'Comedy Club' and writer on 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Mock The Week.

The show stinks of the futility of destiny but also of jokes. What lies in the great unknown? We’re always looking at what the future holds but what does it drop? It hasn’t even got any hands.

Jess’s body made her get one in the oven but her brain is appalled. What if it comes out racist? What if it's lovely but it has to contend with a robot revolution, hiccups or an apocalyptic flood?

Warning: this show contains both science and tiny clothes. The future of Jess' life, technology, biology, ecology and motorways unravelled.


“Wears her smarts on her sleeve, great stuff. Not for fans of Paddy McGuiness” - The Guardian

“Intelligent humour and sharp, insightful stand up” - Evening Standard

“Consistently hilarious” - Fest


John Hastings

4:45pm - John Hastings: Marked From The Start


John is a premature born, twitchy, nervous yet confident, agnostic, coddled, only grandson in his family. After years of being protected from any sort of responsibility he recently became his nephew's godfather. Come see how this brought John and his father closer together, and discover why the NHS isn't really that bad.

Nominated for Martin Sims Award for Best Comedy Show, Perth's Fringe World 2015, and as seen on BBC Three's Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular.


“A thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities... we’re in the hands of an appealing consummate pro” - Chortle

“He was fast, polished and had an original slant. We will hear more of him” - Broadway Baby

“Particularly awesome” - San Francisco Examiner


Gein's Family Giftshop

6pm - Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume Two

Foster's Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominees, Chortle Award & London SketchFest award winners; Ed, Kath, Jim and Kiri (the one you never see) return with an hour of brand new sketches that aren't for everyone but might just be for you.

More blood, less jizz (still some jizz though).


“A joy to watch, provided you don’t suffer from a nervous disposition” - The Skinny

“Gein's Family Giftshop... work harder and tighter than James Brown. Even if you hate them, you will have seen something genuinely new” - The Sunday Times

“Theirs is a dark and sinister comic world” - The Guardian


Entry to these shows is free and is not ticketed - just turn up on the day of the show!

Doors open at 12:30pm with the shows starting at 1pm.


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