The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

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Stand-up show starring John-Luke Roberts and Thom Tuck performed on the following days in August 2013...

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The ACMS marches on Edinburgh in pursuit of Noble Failure: life-risking comedy from changing bills of left-field dolts. ACMS is less a comedy show, more a way of life - albeit a way of life that is a ticketed event with comedy in it. Actually, thinking about it, it is more of a comedy show. 'Celebrating everything, and I mean everything, that is weird and wonderful in comedy' (Bruce Dessau). 'Joyous future of comedy stuff' (Sunday Times). 'Not just one memorable moment, but dozens of the bastards, all in one night' (

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A raucous late-night sanctuary for comedians to experiment and baffle, with rotating regulars Alexis Dubus, Nadia Kamil, Sara Pascoe, Bridget Christie, Tom Bell, hosts Thom Tuck and John-Luke Roberts plus too many Special Guests.

Previous guests include Harry Hill, Kevin Eldon, Tony Law, Josie Long, Isy Suttie, Colin Hoult, Adam Riches, Phill Jupitus, Claudia O'Doherty, Cariad Lloyd, Judah Friedlander, Will Franken, Simon Munnery, Robin Ince and many more.

The ACMS was named one of Chortle's top ten gigs of 2012, nominated for the Chortle Award for Innovation, and has recently been commissioned for a series of Channel 4 Blaps. Currently selling out its London residency at the Soho Theatre, The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society is at the forefront of the "something different" happening in comedy.

"ACMS is the sort of comedy night they say no-one puts on anymore, and perhaps never did" - Stewart Lee

"Joyous, future of comedy stuff" - The Sunday Times

"Not just one memorable moment, but dozens of the bastards all in one night" - Chortle

"If this is the punk rock of comedy, count me in" - Bruce Dessau


Person Role
Thom Tuck Self
John-Luke Roberts Self