The Hibrow Comedy Hour

  • Stand-up
  • 3:40pm (70 mins)
  • 6, 12 & 20 Aug 2014
  • Summerhall
  • 10 - 12
The Hibrow Comedy Hour. Copyright: CPL Productions / BBC.

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Stand-up show starring Sarah-Louise Young, Alexis Dubus, Thom Ford, George Conan House, Joseph Elliott, Paddy Gervers, Jonny Donahoe, Jilly Burnet, Van Keeling and Richard Caine performed on the following days in August 2014...

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HiBrow and comedy curators Jilly Burnet and Van Keeling AKA JV Productions team up to storm the civilised environs of Summerhall with some of the festival's finest comedians. 'JV have an eye for comedy' (Ian Hislop). With Jonny & The Baptists, Four Screws Loose, Marcel Lucont and Sarah-Louise Young.

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Full press release

Now in its fourth year at the Festival, Summerhall will throw open its doors to comedy for the first time at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe as the Hibrow Comedy Hour presents showcases by three of the most exciting comedy acts in the country.

Furthermore, in an Edinburgh Festival Fringe first, all three Hibrow Comedy Hour performances will be transmitted via satellite to a number of Odeon Cinemas throughout the country, bringing the magic of the Edinburgh festival to a big screen near you.

The Hibrow Comedy Hour is produced by Hibrow TV and has been curated by top comedy production company, JV Productions.

JV, founded in 1988 by Jilly Gutteridge and Van Keeling, JV Productions run regular comedy nights at the 606 Club in Chelsea and St James Theatre as well as curating special events for venues throughout the country.

Kicking off proceedings on Wednesday August 6 will be musical comedy with political bite from the UK's foremost satirical rockers, Jonny & The Baptists who shot to national attention with their acerbically catchy number, UKIP, and promise an hour of stellar comic silliness.

Following on, on Tuesday August 12 is superstar sketch quartet Four Screws Loose featuring Edinburgh's finest flaneur, raconteur, bon viveur and all round Comte de Cons, Marcel Lucont for Edinburgh's finest comedy mash-up.

Finally on Wednesday August 20, ex-Fasctinating Aida star and winner of Spirit of the Fringe and Three Weeks Editor Awards Sarah-Louise Young returns as Cabaret Whore for an evening of brilliant character comedy and glittering original songs, which introduces desperate divas from around the globe, from tortured French chanteuse La Poule Plombee to washed up lounge crooner Bernie St Clair.

These three hotly-tipped and innovative acts give Hibrow and Summerhall a bold, distinct comic voice and ensure that this will be an exciting foray into comedy for the Edinburgh Fringe's cultural hub.

These performances will form part of Hibrow Hour, the daring new festival programme from digital arts broadcast production enterprise Hibrow. Every Hibrow performances will be streamed LIVE using cutting edge, multi-camera production technology, which will also be used to provide an exclusive look behind the scenes at rehearsals, read-throughs and interviews with cast and crew. Each production will also benefit from professional, high-quality post-production and editing that will allow these shows to transcend the mediums of live performance and broadcast.

The Hibrow Comedy Hour is generously supported by Arts Council England.


August 6 2014: Jonny & The Baptists

August 12 2014: Four Screws Loose & Marcel Lucont

August 20 2014: Sarah-Louise Young as Cabaret Whore


Person Role
Jilly Burnet Self
Van Keeling Self
Sarah-Louise Young Self
Alexis Dubus Self
Jonny Donahoe Self
Paddy Gervers Self
Richard Caine Self
George Conan House Self
Joseph Elliott Self
Thom Ford Self