The Ashes Showdown

Grab a beverage from the bar & experience where cricket meets comedy! (No knowledge of cricket required) A team of Australia’s finest Comedians will take on the best of the UK in a 5 Test battle for glory.

The Ashes Comedy Showdown, has become a crowd favourite, fought in festivals across Australia since 2013, and debuting in Edinburgh in 2016.

A state of the art ‘laughometer’ measures the audience’s response to each comedian, calculating a score for their ‘innings’ which contributes to the team total for each test. There are winners and losers, and of course, after 5 Tests one country raises the coveted Comedy Ashes Urn and confirms undeniable that they are the funniest!

It’s a hectic and hilarious competition with veteran team captains leading the charge. There’s a coin toss, a neutral umpire, run-outs and riotous audience participation as both nations field their strongest line-ups.

Featuring all the drama of a Test Match, but with all the big hits and colour of a 20/20 game, it’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

★★★★★ “Hilariously funny! No knowledge of cricket needed
Comfest Media

Date of show: June 4
Show starts at:
Show finishes at: 5:30pm
Venue: Surf Club


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More about the show

Team Captains: Dan Willis (England) & Mick Neven (Australia) each lead a team of 4 special surprise compatriots!