Comedians bring Edinburgh previews to Palace Theatre over three days

Six comedians are to preview their stand up shows from the Edinburgh Festival at the Palace Theatre’s Dixon Studio in Westcliff over three days next week.

On Wednesday July 5, Alexandra Haddow and Glenn Moore bring their shows to Southend.

Glenn is a regular face on TV, having appeared on Mock The Week (BBC), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Guessable (Comedy Central), Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2).

He can be heard daily as one quarter of The Dave Berry Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio.

His critically-acclaimed stand-up show Glenn, Glenn, Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award. He also toured with his follow up hit Edinburgh show Love Don’t Live Here Glenny Moore.

Alexandra has toured with Frankie Boyle and has performed at Reading and Leeds Festival.

Acclaimed character comedian Simon Brodkin appears on Thursday July 6.

He has the most viewed video by any British comedian ever on Tik Tok, currently with 38 million views and made global headlines multiple times for his high-profile stunts, including handing Theresa May a P45 during her speech at the Conservative Party Conference, showering disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter with bank notes, surrounding Donald Trump at the opening of his golf courses with 60 swastika-emblazoned golf balls, attaching a 25-foot sign to the side of Sir Philip Green’s super yacht, and going on Britain’s Got Talent as the ultra-orthodox Jewish rapper Steven Goldblatt – fooling Simon Cowell and the other judges to win four ‘yeses’.

His best known creation is Lee Nelson.

Harlow-born Darran Griffiths, who also appears on July 6, has ssupported Russell Howard, Simon Brodkin and Iain Stirling on tour.

Friday July 7 is the turn of Chloe Petts and Ahir Shah.

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award ‘Best Show’ nominee Ahir has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and The Mash Report. He has also developed two sit coms for Channel 4.

Chloe was recently seen on Richard Osman’s House of Games, Jonathan Ross’s Comedy Club, Hypothetical and most recently won Celebrity Pointless. She has appeared regularly on Frank Skinner’s Sony Award-winning breakfast show on Absolute Radio.

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Mick Ferris

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