20 Apr 2024 - 20 Apr 2024

Avalon Edinburgh Preview: Lou Sanders and Sophie Duker

Join us for an evening of Edinburgh Previews with two fringe favourites Lou Sanders and Sophie Duker

Presented in partnership with Avalon. 



Lou Sanders is one of Britain’s most original comedians. She co-hosts Mel Giedroyc’s Unforgivable (Dave), is a previous Taskmaster (Dave/C4) champion, and other recent television appearances include The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS), Live at the Apollo (BBC), QI (BBC2), Travel Man: 48 Hours in… (Channel 4), Would I Lie to You? (BBC1), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC), Hypothetical (Dave), Aisling Bea’s sitcom This Way Up (C4), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky 1), Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier (Dave), Karl Pilkington’s sitcom Sick of It (Sky One), and she frequently co-hosts live radio shows with names including John Robins, Elis James and Ed Gamble.

An internationally-acclaimed stand-up comedian, Lou has toured her live shows to packed houses across the world and regularly receives rave reviews. She has also been named a top comedian to see by publications including The Guardian, The Scotsman, The List, The Mirror and the Evening Standard.



Sophie Duker is a comedian and writer whose favourite things include breaking hearts, taking names and telling jokes with the confidence of a cis straight middle-class white man. Her Edinburgh Fringe Show, Venus, saw her nominated for the Best Newcomer award and gained critical acclaim and five star reviews, leading to a two week sold out run at Soho Theatre. 

Sophie is a regular guest on Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2). She has appeared on Live at The Apollo (BBC2), Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4) and Hypothetical (Dave). Sophie is the winner of the 13th series of Taskmaster (Channel 4).

Other appearances include 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4), Don’t hate the Playaz (ITV2), Dave Gorman’s Terms and Conditions Apply (Dave), and Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV). She can also be seen in Riot Girls and BiscuitLand (Channel 4), Quickies (BBC3), Guessable (Comedy Central), The News Quiz (Radio 4), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), The Last Leg (Channel 4), Hypothetical (Dave), Mel Giedroyc’s: Unforgivable (UKTV), CelebAbility (ITV), Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back (Channel 4) and Blankety Blank (BBC1).

Sophie won the 2021 Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award, as voted by producers, head writers and executives across the industry. She was one eight comedians selected to be a part of Just For Laughs’ International New Faces line up for the 2022 Festival. 

 Sophie is also the host of the monthly comedy night, Wacky Racists Comedy Club and the host of the official TV companion podcast to I May Destroy You (BBC), Obsessed With… I May Destroy You on BBC Sounds.  


Age guidance: 18+


Tickets £12 

Make your comedy night special by booking one of our VIP tables for £60. Tickets include a bottle of Prosecco on arrival. Please note tables must be booked in tickets of four. VIP tables are only available on certain performances.


We have three whole days of comedy to have you laughing to your sides split! Our Comedy Network featuring Michael Odewale, Tom Lawrinson and Jenny Collier on Thursday 18 April and on Friday 19 April another Avalon Edinburgh Fringe Preview featuring Huge Davies and Bella Hull. 

Book all three events for just £30 per person with the code COMEDY3

Book two events for just £20 per person with the code COMEDY2



Please be aware that line up’s may change at Avalon Comedy’s discretion.