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Joke Thieves


Joke Thieves

The Counting House

38 West Nicolson Street
The Ballroom: AUG 7-29 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £5

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others'.

Top 5 comedy shows of the year (List).

Top 10 late nights out at the Fringe (Time Out).

Top 25 shows at the Fringe (Comedy.co.uk).

'A brilliant format' (Guardian). 'Birth of a new cult comedy night... an undoubted hit' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Spontaneous and anarchic' **** (Fest). 'A truly electric night' **** (Scotsman). 'Action-packed and chaotic' **** (BroadwayBaby.co.uk). 'Deserves more than one visit' **** (One4Review.co.uk). 'You simply must see this show.' ***** (Bunbury Magazine). 'A superb treat ... no wonder the room was packed.' ***** (North East Theatre Guide).

Pay What You Want: This Year our shows In venues are ticketed, so you should book a ticket to guarantee entry - this is because of restricted capacities, COVID restrictions and so we can keep you as safe as possible. Pay What You Want means you donate to a show in advanced for this ticket and you know you can Get in. You can still turn up at the venue For free, and donate at the end of the show - but we are reccomending getting tickets this year to make sure you can get in.

News and Reviews for this Show

August 21, 2021    The Sudent

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Joke Thieves gets a UK and US TV Pilot

August 5, 2021   British Comedy Guide

Joke Thieves gets a UK and US TV Pilot

Comedy Central is piloting a transatlantic TV version of hit stand-up show Joke Thieves, in which British and American comics perform each others' routines, British Comedy Guide can exclusively reveal.

Hosted by American comic Ron Funches (pictured), the format was created by British comedian Will Mars.

It was originally piloted for television in 2014 by BBC Two with production company The Comedy Unit and hosted by Hal Cruttenden. The corporation also piloted its sister show Sketch Thieves, however neither was picked up for series.

Now, Comedy Central is is giving Joke Thieves an international twist with comics from both sides of the Atlantic, with a pilot produced by Hat Trick Productions (Have I Got News For You, Derry Girls).

The live format sees four or six comedians introduced and then split into pairs. In the first half of each show, comics must perform their own material. Then in the second, they must recreate the act of their opponent.

First staged at London comedy club Downstairs at the King's Head in 2013, the live show made its Edinburgh Fringe debut two months later and has been a regular fixture at the festival since, with the Sketch Thieves spin-off arriving in 2015.

Joke Thieves has been staged in the US, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Norway and Iceland, and Mars will be hosting a run at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, from the 7th of August to the 29th at the Laughing Horse @ The Counting House venue. Click Here For Article