The Barnes Fringe Festival is back for its third year, and this time it’s bigger and better than ever before. We are delighted to be welcoming a line-up of celebrity comedians, as well as the best of up-and-coming talent. With trains up to Edinburgh costing a bomb (and let’s be honest it’ll probably be raining) why not get your comedy fix right here in Barnes?

The week will kick-off with headliner Lee Nelson. Lee is one of Britain’s best-loved comedians, known in equal measure for his razor-sharp stand-up and elaborate pranks on public figures including Sepp Blatter, Kayne West and Donald Trump. He will be followed for the rest of the week by Lynn Ruth Miller (Britain’s only octogenarian stand-up comedian), Ed Gamble (as recently seen on Mock the Week), Matt Forde (Russell Howard’s Good News, Question Time and 8 Out of 10 Cats), and Phil Wang (Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo).

We are delighted to have the very best of the rising stars of British comedy supporting them; Rachel Creeger, Ahir Shah, Bilal Zafar and Jack Barry.

We also have two shows to bring the kids along to with Really Big Pants, for kids aged 7+, and old favourites, the OSO Panto Players, returning with Summer Pantomime Hemlock Bones and the Case of the Missing Marsupial.


9th July
Really Big Pants: Wonky | 3pm (age 7+)
Lee Nelson | 8:30pm

10th July
Lynn Ruth Miller supported by Rachel Creeger | 8pm

11th July
Ed Gamble supported by Ahir Shah | 8pm

12th July
Matt Forde supported by Bilal Zafar | 8pm

13th July
Phil Wang supported by Jack Barry | 8pm

14th & 15th July
OSO Panto Players present Hemlock Bones and the Case of the Missing Marsupial | 4pm & 7pm (age 5+)

So gather your friends, grab a few drinks and prepare to laugh yourself silly. The fringe runs 9th-15th July.

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