Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

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Stand-up show starring Will Mars performed on the following days in August 2014...

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The Fringe hit of 2013 returns with more top comedians performing their own jokes, then each others. Will they become flawless mimics or improvise their swag into a new direction? The fun is in the finding out. 'The birth of a new cult comedy night' ( 'Spontaneous and anarchic, Joke Thieves is a unique, thoroughly enjoyable hour of mischief' (Fest). 'A comedian's in-joke that everyone in the room can enjoy' (Independent). 'This action-packed and chaotic show will have you roaring with laughter' ( 'Critics' Choice' and 'Top 10 late nights out at the Fringe' (Time Out).

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Full press release

The fringe hit show of 2013 returns with yet more comedians performing their own jokes and then each others'. Will they mimic, deconstruct, spoof or simply implode under the pressure? This show is your chance to share the feeling of being on the edge as each performer wrestles with making it funny.

"See comics deconstructing each other's acts ... throw in some seriously caustic barbs and you have a truly electric night" Brian Donaldson, The Scotsman

"It's a comedians' in-joke that everyone in the room can enjoy" Alice Jones, The Independent

After an 100% sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 the show has gone on to enjoy sell out performances at some of the best comedy clubs and festivals in the U.K. as well as Singapore, Norway and Austria. On top of all this live show fun we also have a television adaptation in full development with the team at The Comedy Unit (part of Zodiac Media).

"An undoubted hit ... the birth of a new cult comedy night" Steve Bennett,

"Spontaneous and anarchic, Joke Thieves is a unique, thoroughly enjoyable hour of mischief" Jay Richardson, Fest Magazine

This year over 100 of the absolute best Stand-up and Sketch Comedians will be performing at our shows. After a riotous trial for our Sketch version of the show last year we are programming 3 special nights dedicated to Sketch Comedy, where you'll get to see troupes performing their own sketches and then each others'. Mix that with our 21 nights of Stand-up mayhem and you have a whole month of Comedy Set Swapping hilarity to look forward to.

'Critics Choice' & 'Top 10 late nights out at the Fringe' Time Out