Edinburgh Previews: Tom Deacon + Gareth Richards

Edinburgh Previews: Tom Deacon + Gareth Richards

28th July 2011

Thursday's show is a youthful treat with up-and-coming Tom Deacon and Gareth Richards taking to our stage for a night of lively entertainment that will showcase the talent they will later bring to The Fringe this year.

Tom Deacon was the winner of the Chortle student comedy award 2007 and has since been impressing audiences with his sparkling delivery, energy and masterfully crafted set-ups. He presented the daily 5:19 Show on BBC’S Switch Youth internet channel before being offered a weekly show on Radio 1 which he now hosts from 7pm – 9pm every Sunday, immediately after the chart show. "With slick stagecraft, bags of energy and decent material to back it up... he can expect a good reaction given his crowd-pleasing combination of talents, including material that goes below the belt without being tasteless, plus a rap delivered by an Australian with little to gripe about. Assured stuff all round! - Chortle

Gareth Richards’s engaging observational comedy and inspired one-liners have made him in an instant favourite on the comedy circuit and he can now be heard every Saturday morning from 8am on Frank Skinner’s silver Sony award winning Absolute Radio Show. "Gareth Richards wandered somewhat apologetically on stage and proceeded to captivate his audience with some of the most original and well-worked material I’ve heard for years. Five years into his career, his warm-hearted brand of surrealism and deceptively sharp observation deserves a wider audience and if he can keep the writing as tight and fresh as this showing, don’t be surprised to see him challenging the established theatre and arena comedy stars in the future." - Bournemouth Echo

Official Gareth Richards Website

Doors open 8pm, show starts 8.30pm.
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