Mark Smith (Russell Howard's Good News, MTV) has been performing stand-up regularly since 2008 and has rapidly established himself as one of the most interesting and exciting comics on the circuit. A So You Think You're Funny finalist, Mark has gigged all over the UK and is a master craftsman of wit, renowned for drawing laughter out of any crowd. When Mark is not gigging he writes for 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and is the warm-up for shows such as Have I Got News For You and Room 101 (both BBC1). Ahir Shah is a comedian whose sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of emotional frankness, poetic language, and jokes. His most recent stand-up show, Anatomy, was described by Fest as being "as thoughtful and compelling a show as you're likely to come across" at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe. Here, Ahir presents a collection of new material in preparation of his next solo hour of stand-up. (Almost all of it will have been previously tested in comedy clubs over the last couple of months, so there's no need to worry unduly.) Matt Forde: Work In Progress Following the success of The Political Party shows in London and a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, Matt Forde brings his sharp topical stand-up to the Pleasance. Matt recently starred in the successful Channel 4 series Jon Richardson Grows Up. He has previously appeared on Have I Got News For You, This Week (both BBC 1) and Russell Howard's Good News (BBC 3), don't miss your chance to see this "first class comic" (The Guardian).