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Wed 19th July - Jesterflarf Comedy Club Marquee - Joe Lycett, Ben Norris, Ian Stone & Jonathan Mayor

Wed 19th July - Jesterflarf Comedy Club Marquee - Joe Lycett, Ben Norris, Ian Stone & Jonathan Mayor

Headliner Joe Lycett has appeared on BBC 1’s Live at the Apollo and just completed a sold out UK tour. He is Imaginative and cheekily subversive and his brand of comedy is entertainingly mischievous and it won’t be long until he’s filling arenas. Support comes from Ian Stone a regular on BBC 5 Live’s Fighting Talk, a core member of the Comedy Store’s flagship topical news show The Cutting Edge and one of the most talented topical acts in the country. He was ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in the UK by The Independent. PlusTime Out Award winner Ben Norris who’s the king of razor sharp improvisation and word play maestro. Compere for the show is the charismatic Jonathan Mayor with his marvelously wicked sense of humour who brings a touch of glitz and glamour to the stage.

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Weds 19th July - Cambridge Junction Tent - Joe Lycett & Robin Ince

Weds 19th July - Cambridge Junction Tent - Joe Lycett & Robin Ince

Joe Lycett
Hello there little guinea piggy, why don't you come along and watch Joe Lycett scuttle about in an attempt to amuse you with NEW JOKES and POORLY-THOUGHT-OUT-IDEAS? Expect stuff to be sketchy and experimental and not as good as the stuff you've seen on 'Live at the Apollo' or '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown'. But it'll be RAW and REAL and NOT THAT MUCH OF YOUR LIFE. Come with an open mind and closed legs. “Entertainingly mischievous” The Guardian

Robin Ince
Robin Ince's first new stand up show in three years is a clash of the two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. From the work of Stanley Spencer to Niels Bohr, it’s fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we believe what we believe. Sony Gold Award winning comedian and science enthusiast (Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage with Prof Brian Cox) “When someone writes a history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince’” The Guardian

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Weds 19th June - Cambridge Edition Tent - Joshua Brookes & The Not So Late Show

Weds 19th June - Cambridge Edition Tent - Joshua Brookes & The Not So Late Show

Joshua Brookes
In August 2015 Jordan's Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away. She was 95. This show is a genuine attempt to pay tribute to her. That can't be the whole thing, can it? I thought Brookes did absurdist stuff? Like, bits that go on for ages and horrible physical stuff, daft faces, spitting down himself, etc? Is he just going to talk about his Nan for an hour? Surely not?

The Not So Late Show
Join your hosts Ross Brierley and Joshua Sadler as they take the late night chat show to its illogical conclusion. A multimedia extravaganza presenting the hilarious UK Garage Horse Racing (“The funniest thing in the world” Comedy Central), plus special guests, sketches, short films, games and pure, unadulterated fun.

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Weds 19th July - Blunda Bus - Paul McCaffrey, Jenny Collier & NeverMind The Bus Stops

Weds 19th July - Blunda Bus - Paul McCaffrey, Jenny Collier & NeverMind The Bus Stops

Paul McCaffrey
Star of Impractical Jokers (BBC3). As seen on Russell Howards Good News, and a gular on TalkSport. In the last 6 months McCaffrey has supported Sean Lock on his UK tour and written for Unspun on Dave and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown on Channel 4, and now he's back at the Cambridge Comedy Festival with his new show.

Jenny Collier
Rising star and winner of the Leicester Comedy Festival New Act Award. Jenny is a regular on BBC Radio Wales, has written for The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4, as well as the Huffington Post and The Independent. She has recently supported Arthur Smith and appeared on Jack Dee’s Helpdesk UK Tour.
''Refreshingly original...Excellent'' Ed Fest

Bob Slayer: NeverMind The Bus Stops
Bob Slayers infamous award winning double decker bus “The BlundaBus” will be here all week as Bob brings his renowned late night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. Anything can happen if you let it: storytelling, clowning and nonsense – we even hve a piano on board! Ding Ding, room for one on top? Edinburgh Comedy Award winner. Malcolm Hardee Award winner. Barry Award winner.
“Brilliant off-the-cuff show'” Three Weeks
“Spirit of the Fringe” Guardian

Thur 20th July - Jesterlarf Comedy Club Marquee - Tom Stade, Gary Delaney, Paul Tomkinson, Dave Johns

Thur 20th July - Jesterlarf Comedy Club Marquee - Tom Stade, Gary Delaney, Paul Tomkinson, Dave Johns

If stand-up is the new Rock ‘N’ Roll then Canadian Tom Stade is Keith Richards! A powerhouse of epic story telling with a villainous sense of humour and bombastic wit. Tom has appeared on both Live at the Apollo and the John Bishop show but it’s performing live where this outstanding comedy star really shines brightest. Support comes from Gary Delaney who’s ranked alongside Milton Jones as one of Britain's Grandmasters of the deadpan one-liner and combined with his razor sharp wit he has more quality jokes in his set than many comics have in their entire career. He's a regular on Mock The Week and takes a break from his sold out UK tour to appear at the festival. Plus former Big Breakfast presenter Paul Tomkinson, regarded as one of the finest acts performing on the comedy circuit, with his unique brand of subtle and silly northern charm. He’s Michael McIntyre’s support act and regularly performs overseas for the Armed Forces, and was the first comic to perform in Iraq after the war officially ended. Compere for the show is Dave Johns, star of I, Daniel Blake and Spirit of Edinburgh Fringe winner with his delightful audience banter and improv.

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Thur 20th July - Cambridge Junction Tent - Sara Pascoe & Dane Baptiste

Thur 20th July - Cambridge Junction Tent - Sara Pascoe & Dane Baptiste

Sara Pascoe
A stand-up comedy show is someone talking; saying stories and telling lies and trying to be funny. This show is exactly like that, performed by the comedian Sara Pascoe. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You?, QI, Room 101, Taskmaster and 8 out of 10 Cats.
“Always clever and sometimes exquisite’” The Independent

Dane Baptiste
Original, provocative and exceptionally prolific, Dane returns with a new show about our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure. Baptiste made comedy history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Tonight at the London Palladium and Mock the Week and his own BBC sitcom Sunny D.
“Observational comedy at its finest” Independent
“Outstandingly perceptive” Scotsman

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Thur 20th July - Cambridge Edition Tent - Dave Johns & Tom Lucy

Thur 20th July - Cambridge Edition Tent - Dave Johns & Tom Lucy

Dave Johns
What happens to a stand-up comic when he's plucked from the comedy circuit by master film maker Ken Loach and cast in the title role of one of the most acclaimed and talked about British films in the last 25 years? 'I, Daniel Blake' became a beacon for social realism and, for Dave Johns, a rollercoaster ride of red carpet surrealism. From Cannes to the BAFTAs, meeting Woody Allen in the lift of Intercontinental Hotel Cannes and accepting acting awards alongside Hollywood’s greatest … he was there, wide-eyed. Through it all.
“Shifting from hilarity to uproar to genius in the blink of an eye” The Guardian

Tom Lucy
One of the youngest and most exciting new professional comedians in the UK. Having won virtually every new act award in the last 18 months, Tom is now ripping it up at clubs all across the country and has been supporting Jack Whitehall on his sold out UK arena tour. You’ll need to catch this young talent while you can and before he blossoms into a super star.

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Thur 20th July - Blunda Bus - Nick Revel, Ed Gamble & NeverMind The Bus Stops

Thur 20th July - Blunda Bus - Nick Revel, Ed Gamble & NeverMind The Bus Stops

Nick Revel
Nick Revell vs Lily, Evil Cat Queen of Earth Planet & The Laughing Fridge. Nanotechnology turns my dream of a talking cat into nightmare; she threatens to conquer the world through social media, cuteness and hordes of zombie rodents. So, one day, this stray cat just appears out my 3-D organic printer…nanobots boost her IQ to 200…Suddenly, a cute but ruthless predator threatens planetary domination.

Ed Gamble
Ed returns to the Cambridge this summer with his latest stand up show. A regular on Mock the Week, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and Good News plus appearances in Man Down and Drunk History.

NeverMind The Bus Stops
Bob Slayers infamous award winning double decker bus “The BlundaBus” will be here all week as Bob brings his renowned late night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. Anything can happen if you let it: storytelling, clowning and nonsense – we even hve a piano on board! Ding Ding, room for one on top? Edinburgh Comedy Award winner. Malcolm Hardee Award winner. Barry Award winner.

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Fri 21st July - Jesterlarf Comedy Club Tent - Seann Walsh, Kerry Godliman, Jake Lambert, Kevin McCarthy

Fri 21st July - Jesterlarf Comedy Club Tent - Seann Walsh, Kerry Godliman, Jake Lambert, Kevin McCarthy

Live At The Apollo star and observational king-slacker Seann Walsh spots the absurdity in everything and converts it into a sidesplitting yarn. He’s been dubbed as the finest observational comic of his generation – come and see why! Support comes from Kerry Godliman with her straight talking and unpretentious razor sharp quick wit. This phenomenally talented and criminally underrated act is without a doubt one of the best comediennes in the country. She is also a fine actress having starred in Derek, Extra’s and Spoons and Jack Dee’s new comedy Bad Move. Plus rising and English Comedian of the Year finalist Jake Lambert with great story telling style full of hilarious tales of self-deprecation and social awkwardness. Compere for the show is the playful, daft and indescribable Kevin McCarthy!

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Fri 21st July - Cambridge Junction Tent - Nick Helm & Ed Byrne

Fri 21st July - Cambridge Junction Tent - Nick Helm & Ed Byrne

Nick Helm
After spending two years in the wilderness, international treasure Nick Helm (Dave’s Best Joke 2011), crawls his way back from the depths of hell to find the world he once loved has turned to piss and shit. Returning to Edinburgh armed with nothing but a heart full of hope and a work in progress show, Helm must now topple all the false idols and charlatans from their festering perches to teach the world once more how not to be a total fucking c**t. He is you saviour. Act Grateful.

Ed Byrne
I originally intended to call the show, "I'll Millennial You in a Minute", but my promoter considered the title, "off-puttingly baffling". That's my own chainsaw in the photo, by the way. Most recently seen on Dara & Ed's Road To Mandalay and a regular on Mock The Week. Ed has become a household name from his multiple BBC TV appearances. TV career aside, his live work has built up legions of fans.

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Fri 21st July - Cambridge Edition Tent - John Robbins & Jo Caulifield

Fri 21st July - Cambridge Edition Tent - John Robbins & Jo Caulifield

John Robins
Guilt! Shame! Regret! Stand-Up Comedian, Vibe-Magnet and "London's Saddest DJ" yells into a well for fifty five minutes. Join the brilliant John Robins as he works through new material leading up to his 8th Edinburgh festival show in this vibe-heavy night of work-in-progress.

Jo Caulifield
Older, Wiser, Smarter, Meaner! Jo Caulfield is a Edinburgh Festival favourite and she is taking up a brand new show. Guaranteed big laughs and big rants. As seen on The John Bishop Show, Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week.

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Fri 21st July - Blunda Bus - Lauren Pattison, Brennan Reece & NeverMind The Bus Stops

Fri 21st July - Blunda Bus - Lauren Pattison, Brennan Reece & NeverMind The Bus Stops

Lauren Pattison
One of the brightest young talents on the Northern comedy scene, with a fresh & fierce female voice, Lauren Pattison has arrived with her hotly anticipated debut hour about embracing your flaws. After stellar performances at both Leeds and Latitude Festival and supporting Katherine Ryan on tour, this baby faced comic has proved herself a force to be reckoned with.

Brennan Reece
Hello! This is my second debut show. My first one did pretty well. It sold out in Australia and Edinburgh, and I was nominated for Best Show and Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer. I have to mention these things, so you come along. Other things about me that might make you want to buy a ticket: English Comedian Of The Year, Jason Manford Tour Support, I've been on telly, 5 star Uber rating, very tidy housemate and I visit my 93 year old Nanna every week.

NeverMind The Bus Stops Bob Slayers infamous award winning double decker bus “The BlundaBus” will be here all week as Bob brings his renowned late night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. Anything can happen if you let it: storytelling, clowning and nonsense – we even hve a piano on board! Ding Ding, room for one on top? Edinburgh Comedy Award winner. Malcolm Hardee Award winner. Barry Award winner.

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Sat 22nd July - Jesterlarf Comedy Club Marquee - Henning Wehn, Zoe Lyons, Abandoman, Phil Dinsdale

Sat 22nd July - Jesterlarf Comedy Club Marquee - Henning Wehn, Zoe Lyons, Abandoman, Phil Dinsdale

Headliner Henning Wehn has spent more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns.... though he still couldn't eat a whole one! Expect a crash course and diplomatic master class in personal accountability, wonderment at the foibles of British society and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar! Support comes from Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Mock The Week regular Zoe Lyons with her delightful quick fire, razor sharp observational gags plus Irish hip hop freestyler Abandoman who’s supported Ed Sheeran on his UK tour and was the house band for Alan Carr’s Chatty Man TV show. He creates hilarious ad-libbed sketches that are nothing short of genius. Compere for the show is ex Steel worker Phil Dinsdale who provides a unique blend of cynicism, observation and good old-fashioned playful gags.

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