24th July 2011 – EDINBURGH PREVIEW: Jason Cook & Chris Ramsey


Be ready for pretty much anything when Jason Cook takes to the stage. Behind his cheerful Geordie exterior lurks a dark, sharp comedic mind capable of taking an unsuspecting audience to places they didn’t want to go. Jason has a way of presenting true-to-life stories that drag you in and won’t let go, close to the edge but always intriguing and blessed with the sort of charm that’ll have you laughing in spite of yourself.

It is Jason’s style of being completely honest about everything he talks about in his shows that have endeared him to the public, earning an army of fans and invites to perform across the globe. His ability to lift an entire audience, from 150 to 3000 people, an carry them on his journeys, is unparalleled and has seen him rise to stand shoulder to shoulder with the cream of the international comedy stars.

Jason previews his new show “The Search For Happiness” – expect great things from this man.

As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and Comedy Rocks (ITV1), Chris Ramsey has experienced a meteoric rise to the top of the comedy circuit since being a finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards and the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year competition in 2009.

Chris made his Edinburgh Festival debut in 2009, appearing as part of the Comedy Zone at the Pleasance – the Fringe’s longest-running and most prestigious stand-up showcase. He returned to the festival in 2010 with his sell-out hit solo stand up show, Chris Ramsey: Aggrophobic, and will preview his new Edinburgh show Chris Ramsey: Offermation.