After the success of the first ever Phoenix Fringe in August 2013 ,The Phoenix Cavendish Square – home of legendary new material comedy night Old Rope –presents a brand new offering, with 16 shows guaranteed to rid you of the winter blues. From ‘works in progress’ (WIP) and ‘best of’ shows to one-off specials, the Phoenix Fringe - Winter Weekender promises to once again deliver the best in new, inventive and alternative comedy from both established, award-winning acts and rising stars.
19.00 - 20.00
A regular at ‘Old Rope’ in the Phoenix basement, Tony Law brings an hour of his brilliantly shambolic and absurd stand-up to the Fringe.
“Wonderfully surreal…” - Chortle
20.30 - 21.30
Laced with “expertly crafted satire”(ThreeWeeks), Mitch's show combines his Scouse upbringing with his love of music and a lifelong obsession with Liverpool's most famous sons.
“A truly likeable man with a sharp wit, produces an hour of pure joy" - BROADWAYBABY.com
22.00 - 23.00
Nina Conti/ Mae Martin (WIP)
Top ventriloquist and winner of ‘Best Female TV Comic’ at the British Comedy Awards 2013 Nina Conti splits an hour of new material with Canadian rising-star Mae Martin; as seen on ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’
13.00 - 14.00
Political comic and activist Mark Thomas is famous for his creative and subversive mischief-making, wreaking havoc on law makers, big companies and those who deserve it the most.
14.30 - 15.30
Eleanor TiernaN (WIP)
Ireland’s ‘fastest-rising comedy talent’ (Irish Times) brings her honest and astute observations to the Fringe. Gaining high praise for her writing, acting and stand-up Tiernan is definitely one to watch.
16.00 - 17.00
Foster’s Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly has countless Edinburgh and international festival credits.
He's a remarkable talent – a relaxed, easygoing anecdotalist with an eye for funny details. An hour in his company is a true delight”' - time out
17.30 - 18.30
After his triumphant return to stand-up in 2012 and an hour of effortlessly funny comedy on the opening night of 2013’s Phoenix Fringe, Friend of the Phringe Alan Davies (QI, Jonathan Creek) is back!
19.00 - 20.00
Bridget Christie/Kevin Eldon (WIP)
Bridget Christie - winner of the Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Show in 2013 – teams up with star of Alan Partridge, Brass Eye and his own BBC show ‘It’s Kevin' to split an hour of new material. Two comedy stars in one hour slot!
20.30 - 21.30
Zoe Lyons (WIP)
As seen on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Mock The Week, Zoe presents her new show-in-progress ‘Mustard Cutter.
“Fizzing with indignation… a hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd.” - Guardian
13.00 - 14.00
After storming the first ever Phoenix Fringe in fearless, taboo-breaking style, Katherine Ryan - the product of a strict Irish father and a glitzy Canadian 'stage mom' - returns to the Phoenix.
14.30 - 15.30
Nish Kumar (wIP)
“Massively charming and very witty…a delightful talent” (Time Out). 2013 saw Nish Kumar nominated for “Best Show” at Leicester Comedy Festival and perform his critically acclaimed show at Edinburgh Fringe.
16.00 - 17.00
Lucy Porter (wIP)
Charming, popular and witty TV and Radio panel show guest Lucy Porter joins the bill with her 'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes of the everyday.
“…’get happy’ comedy at it’s very best” - TIME OUT
17.30 - 18.30
Comedy royalty at the Phoenix Fringe; over twenty years in the business, multiple live tours, arena performances and countless Radio and TV shows including ‘An Audience With…’ and ‘Live at the Apollo.”
19.00 - 20.00
Tipped by many as one-to-watch, Stuart Black's comedy is intelligent, twisted, dark, and very funny. Exploring life's mysteries and frustrations using language to paint colourful and memorable images. 
“A smart and insightful comic thinker” - Chortle
20.30 - 21.30
Winner of Mervyn Stutter's 'Spirit Of The Fringe' award 2012, Tiffany Stevenson -  as seen on ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ (BBC) and ITV’s ‘Show Me The Funny’ – is back!
"Mouthy, cynical and sexually frank” - Guardian
22.00 - 23.00
star of BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’, Ince brings his versatile stand-up to the Fringe; tackling science, politics and religion. 
“Beautifully acidic” - Chortle“The country's most intellectually audacious comedian” - EveningStandard