ANDREW Lawrence brings his critically acclaimed sell-out 2014 Fringe show Reasons To Kill Yourself back to the Capital tomorrow.
Lawrence, who you might know from BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and as a regular on Channel 4’s Stand-Up For The Week, has also had three of his own series on BBC Radio 4.
He was runner-up at Edinburgh in the 2003 So You Think You’re Funny competition, presented his first hour-long show at the Fringe in 2006 (it was called How to Butcher your Loved Ones) and has returned to the Fringe every year since. But tomorrow you’ll find him at The Stand, on York Place, where his rants against life and the world in general are guaranteed to have you laughing out loud. Especially when you discover that despite his TV and radio success, none of “that rubbish” has brought him any joy.
Still, he’s pleased to be returning to the Capital.
“It is always a treat to perform in a calmer, quieter Edinburgh out with Fringe time, and to be able to fully appreciate such a beautiful city away from the manic circus that August brings,” he says.
“First and foremost for me though, Edinburgh is the home of stand up comedy. All other comedy festivals genuinely pale in comparison to the size, scale and ambition of the Fringe. It’s the one festival every comedian wants to be at.”
So, if you like dark comedy at its very best, don’t miss comedy’s ‘foremost creepy-faced ginger man’ as shares his disappointing life and some amusing thoughts he’s cobbled together about how awful the world at The Stand.
Andrew Lawrence: Reasons To Kill Yourself, The Stand Comedy Club, York Place, tomorrow, 8.30pm (doors 7.30pm), £12, 0131-558 7272