Gits and Shiggles - Edinburgh Previews - Carl Donnelly & Sophie Duker
Carl Donnelly + Sophie Duker
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Gits and Shiggles Comedy's season of previews and works-in-progress continues. Two hour long shows from some of the best acts in the UK.
Bringing you the best in emerging, established and alternative stand-up, sketch, musical, character and improv comedy, acts performing at past and future events include Jack Whitehall, Alistair McGowan, Sean Hughes, Josh Widdicombe, Henning Wehn, Holly Walsh, Andrew Lawrence, Josh Howie, Loretta Maine, EastEnd Cabaret, Andy Zaltzman, Rich Fulcher, Tom Rosenthal, Mark Little, Piff the Magic Dragon, Pappy's, Humphrey Ker, Dr Brown, Cardinal Burns, Tony Law, The Beta Males, Isy Suttie, Frank Sanazi, Wit Tank, Norman Lovett, Alex Horne, Adam Bloom, Ava Vidal, Lucy Porter, Patrick Monahan, Jigsaw, Jay Foreman, Daniel Simonsen, Stephen Carlin and Bridget Christie.
"Awesome comedy night... If you haven't been yet, go. They've got chairs and everything" - Rich Fulcher, The Mighty Boosh
Carl started performing stand-up in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians. His conversational, silly sense of humour saw him win a host of awards (Chortle Best Newcomer 2007, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007 among others) and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland.
In 2009, Carl performed his debut solo show Relax Everyone, it’s Carl Donnelly! at the Edinburgh Fringe for which he was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Since then, Carl has returned to Edinburgh with three further solo shows and will return with another in 2015, after his nomination in 2013 for the Fosters Comedy Award.
Recently, Carl has been developing as an international act, with a successful tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2013 and a second in 2015, as well as performing at the biggest comedy festivals in the world (Montreal Just for Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Kilkenny Cat Laughs etc).
Carl has also appeared on various TV shows including Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Stand Up for the Week, Russell Howard’s Good News, Follow The Football, Comedy Store and, most recently, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. He is also a regular on radio appearing as a guest on such shows as BBC 5live’s The Back End of Next Week, Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Act Your Age as well as being a regular guest on talkSPORT. He has also co-hosted a radio show for the Fubar Radio app after his acclaimed podcast which he recorded with Chris Martin.
“Excellent, fast-rising comic with pacy anecdotal routines” Sunday Times
“Donnelly has developed a style that is the antithesis of the loud, sweaty, manic comic so prevalent on the telly and live tours at the moment. This is stand up with valium: near horizontal levels of louche that take the mundane stories of everyday life and turns them into stretches of self deprecating silliness” The Guardian
Sophie Duker describes herself as a “sexy-cerebral comedy underdog” and is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit.