COMEDY

Adam is an experienced director and script editor in live Comedy.

He works across Sketch, Stand-up, Clown and Character comedy.

His acts have been nominated for and won major awards.  
 

in 2019 Adam's directing includes:

SH!T THEATRE DRINK RUM WITH EXPATS | Summerhall

AHIR SHAH - DOTS | Monkey Barrel 

KAI SAMRA - UNDERCLASS | Pleasance
LUCY PEARMAN - BAGGAGE | Monkey Barrel

JONNY PELHAM - OFF LIMITS | JTT

JANINE HAROUNI - STAND UP WITH... | Pleasance 
KIERAN BOYD - CRASHING THE PARTY | JTT
RUBY WAX - HOW TO BE HUMAN | Pleasance
PIERRE NOVELLIE - YOU'RE EXPECTED TO CARE | 

JESSIE CAVE - SUNRISE REPRISE | Assembly


in 2018 Adam directed
AHIR SHAH - DUFFER |  Cabaret Voltaire 

ALEX EDELMAN - JUST FOR US |  Pleasance 

JESSIE CAVE - SUNRISE |  Stand 

PIERRE NOVELLIE - SEE NOVELLIE... | 

STEVIE MARTIN - VOL. 1 |  Pleasance 

LUCY PEARMAN - FRUIT LOOP | Monkey Barrel 
ALFIE BROWN - LUNATIC | Monkey Barrel 

Comedy Directing includes:
 

ALEX EDELMAN: JUST FOR US (2018/19)
Stand Up. Phil Mac. Transferred to Soho, Melbourne, Montreal, New York, LA.

BEST SHOW NOMINEE, MELBOURNE BARRY AWARD

BEST SHOW NOMINEE, EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD
HERALD ANGEL WINNER. No1 BEST REVIEWED SHOW EDINBURGH FEST.

Several beautiful vignettes are woven in and around the overarching storyline.

★★★★★ Daily Mail

The concept behind US comic Alex Edelman's Just For Us is an incredible story of prejudice and free thought, layered with exceptional comedic poise and storytelling.

★★★★★ TheMusic.com.au

JESSIE CAVE: SUNRISE (2018/19)
Comedy/Performance Art. Produced by Soho Theatre. Transferred to Soho for 7 sold out weeks.
Uk Tour. Returning to Edinburgh. Published by Nick Hern Books. 
 

SKY ARTS SOUTH BANK AWARD NOMINEE 2019

★★★★★ The Scotsman

"An emotionally raw hour of confessional comedy that is unstoppably amusing as well as compellingly complex."

★★★★ The Times

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ Evening Standard

AHIR SHAH: DUFFER (2018/2019)
Stand Up. SOHO THEATRE productions with Avalon at Cabaret Voltaire. UK TOUR. Melbourne.
BEST SHOW NOMINEE, EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS
TOP 10 BEST REVIEWED SHOWS EDINBURGH FEST

This is an outstanding show; politically necessary, personally eviscerating, and heavy on the laughs.

★★★★1/2 Chortle

Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny.

★★★★★ The Telegraph

LUCY PEARMAN: MAID OF CABBAGE  (2017)

Absurdist character, clown. Plosive Productions @ The Monkey Barrel. 

BEST NEWCOMER NOMINEE, EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS

Almost impossible not to laugh… despite making no sense whatsoever.

★★★★ The Scotsman

First steps on road to being a household name.

★★★★ Sunday Times

IVO GRAHAM: EDUCATED GUESS (2017)

Stand up. OTK @ Pleasance, Edinburgh. transfer to Soho and tour.   

Ivo Graham's persona and material is more polished than ever for his latest Edinburgh Fringe show.

★★★★ Evening Standard

Graham builds his routines with the same care and precision as James Acaster, working them so hard that there isn't an ounce of flab left.

★★★★ The Telegraph

AHIR SHAH: CONTROL (2017)
Political Stand Up. SOHO THEATRE productions with Avalon at Cabaret Voltaire. UK TOUR.
BEST SHOW NOMINEE, EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS

Fiercely well-informed, anchors everything in his own experiences. 

Coruscating comedy.

★★★★ Guardian

A searing hour of political invective punctuated with sharp jokes.

★★★★ The Telegraph

PIERRE NOVELLIE   (2017)

Stand up. AVALON @ Pleasance, Edinburgh.  Transferred to Soho Theatre.

TOP 10 BEST REVIEWED SHOWS EDIN FEST 
 

He acknowledges there’s no link between all these observations. But they link seamlessly. And they’re impressively well written, perfectly building and rich with detail.

★★★★★ The Metro

“The writing of his show is completely natural, flowing incredibly - despite the obvious hard work.

★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

ALEX EDELMAN: EVERYTHING HANDED TO YOU  (2015)
Stand Up Comedy. PhilMcIntyre Promotions. Transferred to Melbourne Festival

Longlisted BEST SHOW, EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD

“Quietly sophisticated. Densely packed. Great ability to the pace a show.”

★★★★★ Daily Mirror


“Satisfyingly multi-tiered punchlines.. subtle timing, great assurance.”

★★★★ Daily Telegraph

 

“A core tale, around which Edelman erects supporting scaffolding, unfolds with exquisite pacing. A magnetic story.” ★★★★ Scotsman

AHIR SHAH: DISTANT  (2015)
Stand Up Comedy. AVALON Promotions. Transferred to Soho Theatre, UK Tour 


"Excellent. A generational cri de coeur disguised as a very funny, self-mocking comedy show.”

★★★★ Guardian

 

“The show developes both momentum and intellectual clout.”

★★★★ The Scotsman

 

“Passionate and hilarious.”

★★★★ The List

MASSIVE DAD:  2.0 STEP UP 2 MASSIVE DAD (2015) 
Sketch Comedy. Pleasance Productions.

Nominated, Chortle Awards BEST SKETCH OR CHARACTER AWARD

 "Tremendously choreographed and inventive sketch show."

★★★★ Fest Magazine 

"Fabulously fun package."

★★★★ The Scotsman

"The whole spectrum from slapstick to wordiness."

★★★★ The List

MARKUS BIRDMAN:
GRIMM REALITIES (2015)
Stand Up Comedy and Animation. Phil McIntyre. Transferred to Soho Theatre.
Nominated, Amused Moose BEST SHOW AWARD


"Delivering without disappointment."

★★★★ Chortle
 

"Impeccable illustrations, natural storytelling, robust stand-up. "

★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

WITTANK:
OLD SCHOOL SECRETS (2014)
Narrative Sketch. AVALON . Transferred to Leicester Square Theatre and UK Tour. 

 

“Delivers the goods. Writing, pacing and variety all laudably consistent.” ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

 

“Majestic and finely marshalled mayhem.”

★★★★ Metro

 

“Hard to imagine an audience that won't enjoy this show.”

★★★★★ Broadway Baby

 

ALEX EDELMAN:
MILENNIAL (2014)
Stand Up Comedy. Phil McIntyre. Transferred to Soho Theatre., Melbourne, LA. 
WINNER, EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST NEWCOMER

 

“Superbly judged, paced and weighted material” ★★★★★ Daily Mirror

“Ranges from quickfire zingers to longer stories. Craftily constructed.” ★★★★ Evening Standard

 

“A confident, beautifully crafted and politically charged Fringe debut” ★★★★ Fest Magazine

ALFIE BROWN: DIVORCED FROM REALITY (AND MY WIFE) (2014)
Stand Up Comedy. PBJ. Pleasance. Transferred to Soho Theatre.  


“Truly intoxicating and a boon to those who want their stand-up to actually mean something” ★★★★ List

 

“One of the gutsiest, most compelling voices on the comedy circuit” ★★★★ Time Out

 

“More like Francis Bacon than Live at the Apollo”

★★★★ Evening Standard

WITTANK: THE SCHOOL (2013)
Narrative Sketch. AVALON. Pleasance then toured 25 dates nationally.


“Beautiful narrative sketch comedy…Masterful.”

★★★★ Sunday Times

 

“A large cast of characters worked into a loose plot. Roles exchanged with A-grade precision.”

★★★★ The List

 

“Weird, wonderful, inventive and truly hilarious.”

★★★★★ Three Weeks

FRAN MOULDS: SIGNIFICANT HUMAN ERROR (2012)
Character Comedy. AVALON. Underbelly.   

 

“Beautifully intelligent. Incredible talent as a character comic performer.”  ★★★★ The New Current


“A masterclass in performance.”

★★★★ Three Weeks

 

“Beautifully precise and ultimately very human. A must-see show.”

★★★★ Broadway Baby

JIMMY MCGHIE's ALL POWERFUL WARRIOR... (2010)
Stand Up Comedy. AVALON. Pleasance. Transferred to Melbourne Festival.  


“Star quality. The perfect comedy package”

★★★★ The Scotsman (Kate Copstick)

 

“A show with real soul and panache.”

★★★★ Chortle

 

★★★★ Herald Sun, Melbourne

JOLLIE: ABREAST OF CULTURE (2009)
Musical Sketch Comedy duo John Biddle and Oliver Birch.


"Magnificently silly set pieces and inspired musical numbers. Brilliant musical sketch show."

★★★★ Chortle (Steve Bennett)

"A fabulously animated and creative hour."

★★★★ Time Out

"Joyfully silly. Deft subtlety. Unique."

★★★★ Mail on Sunday

JIMMY MCGHIE'S NORTHERN MEETING (2009)
Stand Up. AVALON. 
Longlisted, EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST NEWCOMER

 

“A perfectly constructed hour, which at times feels as if it had all the structure of a symphony” The Stage (Thom Dibdin)

 

“A fantastic storyteller” ★★★★★ Three Weeks

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