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Venue:The Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS
Phone: 0131 622 6802
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Maggie's Front Room
AUG 2-26 at 17:15 (60 min)
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Resident agony uncle on 'Zoe Ball on Sundays' (ITV) and fresh from appearances on ITV2’s ‘Safeword’ & ‘CelebAbility’, ITV’s ‘Weekend’ with Aled, Comedy Central’s ‘Live at The Comedy Store’, C5’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’ and having supported Katherine Ryan on her tour, everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) returns with a story that is full of Northern warmth, has some working-class guilt and a bit of blue.

‘Stephen’s show was hilarious from the first line, and for the whole performance I don’t think a single joke died’ – Voice Magazine

***** - Voice Magazine, Fringe Guru, One4Review
**** - Sunday Express, The Herald, Scotsgay

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August 21, 2018  One4Review
There can be no doubt that Stephen Bailey is a comedian who is going places. The queues form nearly an hour before show time and he has to turn many away simply because all the seats are full and the rafters also have many hanging from them, okay the last bit isn’t true but you get my drift.

Stephen Bailey is in evidence from the start, getting people seated explaining the format and them we are off into an hour of him at his very best. Bailey shies away from much involvement in current affairs, he is more intent in talking about family, friends, his gays, friend Natalie, dating and interacting with the audience.

He is a blatant flirt, chatting to two men in particular, one gay, one straight currently, he adds and gets piles and piles of laughs from everyone there. His early life is briefly included as are a couple of his amours, he can say things that a different comic may cause offence with but such is his charisma nobody can object in anyway.

Bailey has had involvement in TV shows before, but a soon to be aired Chanel 5 show sees him in a presenting role, so I’m guessing if he returns to Edinburgh next year, a festival he doesn’t like, then he better get himself a bigger and better room. Click Here

August 12, 2018  The Skinny
An hour of cheek, warmth and charisma – Stephen Bailey is on top form.

Stephen Bailey’s show is a pleasure to behold. Often revelling in the outrageous, Bailey wins over the audience in record time with his light comedy touch and openness. This is a welcome sight for an audience who, from the get go, are on board for Bailey’s stories of a lacklustre love life and 'soon-to-be-celebrity' status. As Bailey proudly boasts, his star is on the rise having two credits on Channel 5, among others.

Our Kid is less concerned with current affairs and more with identity, feelings of self-doubt and imposter syndrome. The comic declares his show a space free from the harsh realities of real life events and somewhere audiences can have a laugh for an hour. There are moments of levity still and stories of harassment on Twitter proving he is a part of the 21st century. Never heavy-handed nor afraid to prod and poke the audience, Bailey often surveys, looking for agreeing nods of heads in the hopes of ultimately creating an atmosphere in which everyone will feel some unifying connections. He is quick to relate this back to his own experiences, for the benefit of both performer and audience alike.

Bailey has the crowd in the palm of his hand from the word go, never losing control or letting the audience get the better of him. And his natural ability for storytelling makes each tale about a small town boy coming-of-age feel like the pages of Heat magazine. Click Here

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