Edinburgh Festive preview weekend at The Anglers


30/06/2016 - 02/07/2016    
20:00 - 23:00



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Comedy lovers are in for a treat with this weekend-long series of comedy double bills of Edinburgh preview shows at The Anglers, Teddington.
Ticket price £5 per night.


Fresh from winning Dave’s Joke of the Fringe last year, and re-telling it dozens of times, Darren Walsh set to work on coming up with a completely new set of jokes for 2016. S’PUN is the follow-up to 2015’s five-star Edinburgh show PUNDERBOLT. Darren combines animations, videos, sound effects, drawings, ad-libbing and surreal nonsense.

‘Punbelievable!’ ★★★★★ – The Mirror
‘Top 40 funniest blokes of the year’ – Zoo Magazine
‘A tall guy with a big talent for short jokes’ – The Stage
‘Walsh is all set to become the new ruler of the comedy kingdom’ ★★★★ – Broadway Baby

Having authored his own book ‘Cheep Laughs’ which encompasses four misspent years of scribbling and doodling and including over 1000 jokes, Darren’s stand up career has gone from strength to strength. The UK’s first Pun Champion debuted his hour at the Edinburgh Festival 2015 which saw him win Dave’s Joke of the Fringe as well as listed in the top joke round ups of The Guardian, The Mirror, The Telegraph and The Independent . Darren also appeared on BBC Presents: Best Of The Edinburgh Festival.

Dave – Funniest Joke of the Fringe 2015
The Guardian – Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2015
The Mirror – Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2015
The Telegraph – Top 20 Jokes of the Fringe 2015
The Independent – Top 50 Jokes of the Fringe 2015

‘The most pun you can have with your clothes on. Punbelievable!’ ★★★★★ – The Mirror
‘Guaranteed to brings forth giggles and groans from the word ‘go’’ ★★★★ – Broadway Baby
‘He is a genial presence, not manic like Tim Vine, not wonderfully nerdy like Gary Delaney and deadpan like Jimmy Carr, but very much his own mirthmaker’ – The Scotsman
‘Undoubtedly a Milton Jones in the making’ – ThreeWeeks
‘unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns.’ – Chortle


The hardest-working stand-up cabaret personality in London, David Mills cuts to the bone in his latest uproarious comedy rant. Navigating pop culture & politics with acid-tongued satire & cocktail swagger, Mills cuts a swathe through ISIS, the tyranny of trans, nepotism, sex clubs & Hollywood blockbusters. No one escapes Mills’ scalpel wit & incisive jibes.

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“A superior act. Mills is an archduke of comedy with the emphasis on ‘arch’.” – Chortle
“David Mills is a class act. His jokes are beautifully crafted, sparkling little missiles loaded with wit.” – Scotsman
“Darkly funny, bristling with sharp-tongued satire and incisive wit.” – Fest Mag
“His claws are as sharp as his suit.” – List
“Fearless and perceptive… at the top of his form.” – SGFringe
“Like the sharp-suited lovechild of Larry Grayson and Dave Allen, Mills combines laid-back storytelling with acerbic wit.” – Broadway Baby

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