Fancy discovering some new comedy gems? Edinburgh Fringe Preview season is the ideal time to do it. The Cookie have got some incredible double bills of acts this summer, and this is just one of them.

Jacob Hawley is beginning to build a following after reaching the finals of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017. He has a self-aware, conversational style and delivers a hilariously introspective social commentary based on his small town suburban upbringing. He regularly performs at some of the biggest and best clubs in the country and has won King Gong at London’s Comedy Store.

Jack Barry started doing comedy at the University of Leeds, while he was studying Chinese. Rather than follow a secure career path, he chose stand-up. In Edinburgh he performed as part of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve and Comedy Zone showcases and has supported James Acaster, Patrick Kielty and Joe Lycett on their UK tours.

Jacob Hawley and Jack Barry play The Cookie on the 28th June

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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