Preview : Haddington Variety Night 2

IMG_20170811_211711098After a successful first night last Friday, The Mumble will be bringing SEVEN more acts from the Edinburgh Fringe to perform for the good folk of East Lothian. There will be a licensed bar & people may come & go as they please through the night & it is free to get in, but as in the spirit of the Free Fringe in Edinburgh, bucket will be set up near the door to receive donations towards paying the costs of the evening. Doors will open at 19.30, & close at 23.30. Inbetween, the running order is as follows.

19:45 : ODETTE


Clown inspired character comedy, ‘Odette!’ tells the story of a ballsy, brash, heavily pregnant Aussie cleaning lady with big dreams of romance and stardom on cheesy American daytime TV soap ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’. It’s playful and fun, moving in parts, and unashamedly OTT. Oh, and there are a few songs thrown in for good measure!

You can read an interview with Odette here



20:20 : Joe Jacobs

Religion. Rap. Pogs. Sexism. Gaviscon. Mental illness. Success. Decline. Commitment and coffee coasters. Join Joe as he tries to make sense of all this and more prior to his best before date. As seen and heard on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 1Xtra. ‘



2017CAPITAL_BGU.jpg20:40: Susie Steed

Follow in the footsteps of power on this walking tour of capitalism from British Empire to banking crisis, with jokes. As Britain leaves the EU and Scotland tries to leave Britain, explore the shared history we’d rather forget. Led by ‘one to watch’ (



21:00 : Chris Cook

This is the first year Chris is bringing two brand new shows to the festival. The first is more of theatrical experience based around Control. Hre’s returning to a theme he explored two years ago with a show that was really challenging for me. He’s excited to be performing another show that is as much about the audience as the performer. It’s less about giving them a show and more about creating a community of people who go on a journey together. The audience get to determine the direction that journey takes. The second show is called Concealed and is a more intimate show. The magic happens right in front of the audiences faces and he gets to tell them a bit more about my life as a juggler, street performer and magician.

You can read an interview with Chris here.


21:40 : Lew Fitz

‘Engaging comic… smart and freshly funny’ (Scotsman). Cheeky northerner Lew Fitz is crashing the party…




22:00 : Matt Duwell 

Matt describes his Fringe how as being, ‘a stand up comedy show about how pessimism can sometimes actually help us to be happy and optimism and memes about unbound potential are not necessarily a good thing. It’s also a show that has some crowd interaction and of course a lot of jokes that are quite glib about the world we live in. I’m very proud of the jokes and in many ways, it’s the result of my entire comedy career so far.

You can read an interview with Matt here…


22:20 : The Delightful Sausage

This weeks headliners are a brilliant duo from the North of England, whose Cold Hard Cache show is currently taking the Fringe by storm.

You can read an interview with Delightful Sausage here…




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