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Edinburgh Comedy Newcomer Award winner 2010 as seen on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three) and Have I Got News For You (BBC One), ROISIN CONATY returns to Edinburgh with her brand new solo show: Lifehunter. The show explores how everyone in life is looking for something; to belong, to love, to forget, and also keys. People spend a lot of time looking for their keys. Poxy things.

ROISIN CONATY is a multi-talented writer and performer who has received rave reviews at the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. ROISIN’S television credits include Dave’s One Night Stand (DAVE), Victoria Wood’s Angina Monologues (Sky 1) and Show and Tell (E4). She has also appeared on The News Quiz, It’s Your Round and Arthur Smith's Balham Bash all for BBC Radio 4. After winning the Edinburgh Comedy Newcomer Award, ROISIN went on to win the Laughing Horse New Act Award and was a finalist in the Amused Moose and Funny Women Competitions.

What the press has said about Roisin Conaty:

“A fast-paced, refreshing and exciting talent with an engaging and original world view” The Sunday Times

“Savvy and sassy, Conaty is certainly one to watch” The Independent

“A seriously talented rising Star” Time Out

Venue: Pleasance Courtyard - Beside
Date: 1st Aug - 26th Aug (13th Aug off)
Time: 8.40pm
Box Office: 0131 556 6550

For more information and press tickets, please contact: or phone: Hannah Wilkinson, Alex Sayer, Lottie Doran, Debra Clavey, Charlotte Davidson or Dan Lloyd on: Edinburgh: 0131 527 1588 / London: 020 7598 7222


Avalon is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK. Recent highlights include: RUSSELL HOWARD performing to over 240,000 fans with sell-out tour Right Here, Right Now; AL MURRAY’s triple extended show The Pub Landlord’s Beautiful British Tour, including London’s O2 arena; RUSSELL KANE becoming the only person to win both the Edinburgh Comedy Award and the Barry Award in the same year for Smokescreens and Castles; RICHARD HERRING returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his 25th year; DAVE GORMAN’s Barry Award nominated sell-out tour Powerpoint Presentation and GREG DAVIES’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated, triple-extended, 109 date sell-out show Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog.

Avalon has been presenting shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1988, promoting more Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and nominees than any other company, including: CHRIS ADDISON, GREG DAVIES, DAVE GORMAN, HARRY HILL, RUSSELL HOWARD, RUSSELL KANE, THE MIGHTY BOOSH, AL MURRAY, KRISTEN SCHAAL & KURT BRAUNOHLER and FRANK SKINNER and two of only three female winners of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award; JENNY ECLAIR and LAURA SOLON. Last year saw CHRIS RAMSEY nominated at the festival. Avalon has been presenting its new talent vehicle and the Fringe’s longest running stand-up showcase, The Comedy Zone, at the festival for the last 21 years, which has launched the careers of some of the biggest names in stand-up: DAVE GORMAN, HARRY HILL, RUSSELL HOWARD, MARK LAMARR, STEWART LEE, SIMON MUNNERY, AL MURRAY and ROSS NOBLE.

Avalon Promotions has staged major shows and tours including: NEWMAN & BADDIEL at Wembley, in the first ever arena show in the UK, which played to over 10,000 people in 1993, FRANK SKINNER’S Guinness World record-breaking performance to an audience of 6,000 (the biggest ever stand-up show at that time) at Battersea Power Station and Jerry Springer - The Opera which won 6 Oliviers, playing to audiences at the National Theatre, New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s West End and the Sydney Opera House.