International Edinburgh Previews

Monday 04 July

Doors: Doors 7.45pm 1st Show - 8.00pm 2nd Show 9.15pm

Tickets: £10 ADV. £12 on the door Available from

A chance to catch two full shows for less than the price of one before they go up to the Edinburgh Festival.  We aim to recreate the true Edinburgh experience – no audience, no pay for the acts, great fun!  We have an enviable record in predicting the big-hit shows before they win awards 

Michelle Shaughnessy: Be Your Own Daddy


Introducing Canadian comedian Michelle Shaughnessy who debuts at the Edinburgh Festival this year with her show ‘Be Your Own Daddy’.  The show, directed by Adam Hills (The Last Leg), will be at the Underbelly Bristo Square for the month of August. 

‘Be Your Own Daddy’ is the story of how Michelle spent her whole life waiting for someone to fix her life.  The show covers all elements of her life - the good, the bad and the even worse… Michelle was bullied as a child and didn’t realize the profound effect that had on her until she quit drinking 3.5 years ago and took stock of her mental health. She delves into her world and shares them with a readiness and hilarity that most others struggle with. Whether it be her 20-year battle with bulimia or being so poor she had to scam to get groceries, Michelle knows how to make all her issues into comedy.

"Be one of the first to see Michelle in the U.K before she's all over TV. Hilarious! 

The ideal night out" KATHERINE RYAN

Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipated 


Emmanuel Sonubi is born and raised in North London where many of his stories originate. This show looks at many of the elements of his life that has led him to become the person he is today. From his time as a bouncer in some of the scariest clubs in London, his career in Musical Theatre and life as a parent to two children. The only boy and the youngest of six children, ‘Emancipated’ also looks at how a life surrounded by women along with his various jobs and experiences, shaped his personality and opinions.


London based Emmanuel Sonubi has only been on the comedy circuit for what feel like five minutes and he’s already garnering himself a reputation as one to watch out for! Having gone from open spot to closing at BBC’s ‘Live at the Apollo’ in an incredibly short space of time - he is one of the most sought after headliners in Europe and soon to be the world 


"The bloke has got funny bones, He’s incredibly likeable.. despite looking like he could snap you in two!” 

- Romesh Ranganathan


"I’ve only ever seen this guy destroy rooms!” 

- Seann Walsh 

Michelle Shaughnessy , Emmanuel Sonubi