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Jimmy McGhie


Gilded Balloon 3rd – 28th August

Returning with a brand new hour of comedy is Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite Jimmy McGhie. Apologia will be at the Gilded Balloon Balcony at 6:30pm from the 3rd to the 28th.

Apologia comes as Jimmy’s sixth solo hour, so according to Malcolm Gladwell’s ruling, that means he’s only 9,994 hours from being brilliant. Of course that’s no reason why he can’t have a bit of fun until then. His naturally funny, real life style of storytelling have made him one of the Fringe’s best loved comedians and this year’s show sees him move one hour closer to brilliance.

Jimmy comes to you from BBC Three’s Live at the Electric and Russell Howard’s Good News as well as his voice coming through your radio when he was co-presenting the Dave Gorman Radio Show for Absolute Radio. Jimmy performs on UK and international comedy circuits and was nominated for Best International Act at the Perth Comedy Festival. As well as being a sought after TV warm up for the likes of Loose Women and The Justin Lee Collins Show he has supported Chris Addison and Simon Bird. Jimmy’s beginnings in stand up comes from being a finalist for the BBC New Talent Competition in 2005 and undertook his first solo show at Edinburgh Festival in 2009.

At present he is currently touring Australia, South East Asia and New Zealand for two months and has performed at New Zealand, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth’s Comedy Festivals. Jimmy’s success isn’t exclusive to the other side of the world; he is a featured favourite in a number of UK comedy venues including The Boat Show and the Comedy Store.

What the press have said about Jimmy McGhie:

“Exquisitely done, with a compelling, simmering fury… impressive.” ★★★★ Chortle

“Funny, candid, confident.’ (Time Out); ‘Hilarious anecdotes… this is the quintessential comedy show from somebody who knows their craft inside out.”                                   ★★★★★   Three weeks

“Extraordinarily good… Clever, personal, hilarious… It was wonderful… There are few comics I can think of who have the sheer star quality of McGhie… You really should see it.★★★★ Scotsman

Listings Information:

Dates:                   3rd – 28th August 2016 (not 15th)

Show:                   Jimmy McGhie: Apologia

Venue:                  Gilded Balloon – Balcony

Address:            13 Bisto Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ

Time:                    6:30pm

Price:                    Weekdays: £9.50, Weekends: £11.00

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For more information please contact Gaby Jerrard or Charlie Davies at [email protected] / [email protected] 020 3774 4676