After the success of last year's season, Comedy at the Con is delighted to present three nights (Thursday 5th, 12th and 19th) of warm up shows for the Edinburgh Festival with some of the biggest names in comedy, doing 50 plus minutes of their brand new show! For 05/07 we present DOMINIC HOLLAND and NINA CONTI --
Dominic Holland is one of the country’s most respected stand-up comedians. A Perrier Best Newcomer and Nominee at the Edinburgh fringe, he has performed five individual one man shows and continues to tour the country and beyond. His first radio series – the small world of Dominic Holland won a comic heritage award and continues to be played regularly on BBC – and this series was followed up by a series called Holland’s Shorts. With countless television appearances to his name, including Have I Got News for You and the Royal Variety Performance, the Sunday Times described him as ‘a master of observational comedy’ and The Daily Telegraph said, ‘Holland is a top-notch stand up who everyone should see.’
Nina Conti has won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film - all without even moving her lips. Nina has now announced the dates of her largest scale UK tour to date – and in a spectacular feat of ventriloquism - it is an entirely improvised every night.
Nina began her career as an actress at the Royal Shakespeare Company, before the genius and anarchic theatre director Ken Campbell inspired her to become a ventriloquist. In 2008 she won the prestigious Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her solo show Complete and Utter Conti. In 2010, Talk to the Hand had sell out seasons in Edinburgh, London, Melbourne, the Sydney Opera House.
Price(s) of entry:Early bird online from £8.00 at www.wegottickets.com only, plus booking fee. Union Music:£10/8 (concessions) plus booking fee. OTD £12/10
Where people can get tickets: Union Music OR reservations on 07582408418 OR http://www.wegottickets.com/ComedyAtTheCon
Time(s) of event: - Doors : 7.30. Show: 8pm