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ED BYRNE – SOLO SHOW – Wednesday, 12th July

ED BYRNE – Solo Show 


ED BYRNE – “Tragedy Plus Time”  

Attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time. Come and join Ed as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.

Ed Byrne returns to touring with a brand-new show, and he’s bringing it to Balham Comedy Festival. A regular and much-loved guest at our festival, Ed Byrne has previewed several shows with us, including his hit Edinburgh show, “If I’m Honest” in 2019. He has also made special guest appearances on our Best of Banana Cabaret nights.

Ed is a household name from TV appearances now running into a third decade including, The Pilgrimage, Top Gear, QI, Dara & Ed’s Road to Mandalay, Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure, Mock the Week, Graham Norton Show, Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo, presenting stints on Comic Relief Bake Off, and most recently as a contestant on BBC One’s Celebrity Best Home Cook. There are radio, stage and film appearances and, with a passion for the outdoors, Ed has launched a walking and talking podcast: Ed Venturing on YouTube (also on his website).

But it’s primarily Ed’s live work that has built up legions of fans both in the UK and abroad. Critically acclaimed, he’s widely considered the observational standup to see. Not to be missed.

“A masterful display of the comic’s art, seamless and perfectly timed” – SUNDAY TIMES

“At the height of his powers” – THE OBSERVER

“You’ll laugh so much that laughing will become more normal than breathing” – THE STAGE

“Astoundingly polished material” – SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

TICKETS: £16 plus booking fee


Banana Cabaret is delighted to bring you our 11th critically acclaimed Balham Comedy Festival from Friday 7th – Saturday 15th July.
It’s 9 nights of choice standup comedy – celebrity and household name acts, rising stars and comedians’ comedians, first-timers and festival favourites, solo shows and special guest appearance – there are shows to satisfy every comic taste, all wrapped cosily in the round at our beautiful venue.
There are two acts on each of the solo show dates. The rip-roaring Best of Banana Cabaret shows each feature four superb comedians plus compere. A special guest joins the bill to make six comics in total on closing night.
Balham Comedy Festival 2023 spans nine nights and features an amazing twenty-eight comedians, performing in our home of almost 40 years, the Bedford’s iconic round Club Room where Banana Cabaret has hosted the likes of Eddie Izzard, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall, Sara Pascoe and Joe Lycett.
The festival is presented by Banana Cabaret – one of London’s longest-running premier comedy clubs – loved by comics and audiences alike and always one of the best lineups in town – and is co-produced by Banana Cabaret’s Dave Vickers and award-winning comedian John Moloney.
WEDNESDAY 12th JULY – LATE SOLO SHOW: Doors: 9pm / No meals / Show: 9.15pm – 10.15pm. Guests to be seated by 9pm.
*Acts subject to change