8 of the most exciting debuts at Edinburgh Fringe 2019 (iTalk Telly)

Travis Jay

Funny, Petty, Cool

It's taken Travis Jay 10 years since starting out in comedy to bring his debut hour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but after winning the JumpOff TV Comedy competition in 2012, being nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2016 and performing alongside his hero Dave Chappelle in 2018, Travis believes that 2019 is the right time to make his mark on the industry.

Travis is following in the footsteps of her mother Angie Le Mar, herself a successful stand-up comedian and star of nineties BBC Two sketch show The Real McCoy. Having watched his mother perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe back in 1994, 2019 marks 25-years since Travis was last at the festival, albeit as a young boy.

His debut hour Funny, Petty, Cool will explore the time he accidentally became leader of a Black Lives Matter protest, his South London upbringing and offer a raw look at the impact of his grandfather passing. Audiences can expect both a deeply personal and side- splitting socio-political insight in to his world to date.

Just the Tonic at The Mash House (Just the Attic), 1st - 25th August (not 12th & 16th) at 2:35pm. Book tickets here.

Written by Elliott Gonzales.

Travis Jay