International Edinburgh Previews

Tuesday 26 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

Dave Johns : A Comic’s Tale 



After 33 years as a stand-up Dave is bringing his final show to this years Edinburgh Festival. 


A Comic’s Tale  A man, a mic, just saying funny stuff 


Best know for playing the title role in Ken Loach’s multi award-winning film I Daniel Blake.


Dave has found himself in high demand these day with a successful film career.  

but he is back doing what he does best, 

his first love 

Stand-up comedy 


"like someone telling you a joke over the kitchen table" 

 "extremely engaging and constantly hilarious" 

 skilled story telling. at its best 

He has an uncontrived manner and sense of fun on stage that makes what he does seem effortless .... the gags came thick and fast". 



Alistair Barrie: Alistaircratic


After a completely sold out 2018 Edinburgh Festival run, Alistair cancelled his 2019 show as his wife was giving birth, then took 2020 off to SINGLE-HANDEDLY battle Covid before returning north in 2021 for a short run, where he caught it and spent the next week in a basement with the dog, Netflix and and no children, which was one of the happiest weeks of his life. He then wasted precious time writing his new show only for Vladimir Putin to render most of it obsolete. His latest hour of topical musings on Boris Johnson, global pandemics, fatherhood, Ukraine and how everything would be better if he was in charge now comes to Crouch End before hopefully making it to Edinburgh in August. But you can't be sure of anything these days. 'A no-frills master of his craft' ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (The Scotsman).


Dave Johns , Alistair Barrie