Good Ship Comedy

Your friendly Monday night comedy club in Camden Town

"A JOY TO GIG IN AND A JOY TO WATCH PERFORMERS GIG IN.” Aisling Bea (8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo)

"IT WAS JUST A FANTASTIC NIGHT OUT AND THE LOCAL COMEDY CLUB VIRGINS I'D CORRALLED INTO COMING WERE CONVERTED." Huffington Post

GLENN WOOL
Apr
30
8:00 PM20:00

GLENN WOOL

http://www.glennwool.com/

Glenn began his comedy career in his hometown of Vancouver in 1995. He moved to London in 1998 and quickly became an established star of the London comedy circuit and now he is a star of the world comedy circuit. Having performed nearly everywhere, Glenn is truly one of the funniest comedians all over the planet right now.  He is the perfect depiction of the rock’n’roll comic, favouring a wardrobe that wouldn’t look out of place on the set of ‘Almost Famous’, whilst having the shaggy dog stories and tall tale to match.  Glenn is much more than a simple yarn-spinner: he’s as comfortable spouting delightfully offbeat whimsy as he is mining his own life for laughs, as well as throwing in undeniably sage and funny social commentary.  Mix that with spell-binding charisma and a near-operatic delivery and you have the recipe for one of the finest comics walking the earth today!

Most recently Glenn has conquered most of the States with performances on John Oliver’s 'New York Stand-Up Show' and Jim Nortons 'Down and Dirty'. As well as appearances on '8 Out Of 10 Cats', 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks', ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and numerous other UK stand-up shows. In recent years Glenn has hit the International circuit in a big way, performing to huge crowds in Singapore, Cape Town, Melbourne, Montreal, LA, New York, Holland, Dubai, Auckland and Sydney. 

“Effortlessly funny with an affability that other comics can only dream of – You have to go and see Glenn Wool. ” The Guardian

“If Like me, you believe that nobody could be much funnier than a cross between Jack Black and Meat Loaf, then you’ll be pleased to learn that such a man exists”  The Independent on Sunday

“Seeing Glenn Wool perform should be made compulsory for the melancholy. There’s no way you won’t feel a bit better about the world afterwards.  Lethally funny” **** Metro

Plus support from Juliet Meyers, Yuriko Kotani, Joe Wells and Edy Hurst

 

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DAVID MORGAN
May
7
8:00 PM20:00

DAVID MORGAN

http://thisisdavid.com/

If you like your comedy with a side helping of warm, playful gossip, then it's time to meet your new favourite stand-up: David Morgan.  A self-confessed telly addict, David has done all the trawling through trashy TV channels so that you don't have to and is always delight to tell audiences about his findings.  A skilled storyteller, delightful worker of crowds and often hilarious indiscreet peddler of naughty laughs, it's not difficult to see why he's so often appeared on the small screen over the past few years.

Best known as team captain on two series of ITV2’s Safeword, and resident comedian on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now. He has also been a regular guest presenter on Virgin Radio and contributor to ITV1’s Weekend, as well as appearing on shows including The Xtra Factor, Radio 4 Extra Stands Up and Virtually Famous.

"A joy to behold." Metro

"David Morgan is Funny, That's Right. Capital F." Attitude

"Immensely likeable stage presence, a smart neat turn of phrase." The Scotsman

Plus support from Peter Brush, Andy Storey, Bisha K Ali and Fiona Ridgewell

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SEAN MCLOUGHLIN
May
14
8:00 PM20:00

SEAN MCLOUGHLIN

https://seanmcloughlincomedy.wordpress.com/

One of the finest writers and performers of his generation, Sean is already hugely well respected by his peers and slowly, but surely the wider world is catching on.  A marvellous mixture of pin-sharp observation, deceptively skillful physical comedy and an enormous lexicon with which to display his multiple hilarious neurosis, Sean is poetic, dyspeptic and very, very funny.  He is so highly rated that he has spent much of the past few years as tour support for Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown and Katherine Ryan, whilst also appearing on Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central and Live at the Comedy Store. Sean's most recent TV outing was starring in Viceland's 'Brexit Stage Left' alongside Jamali Maddix, Fern Brady & Alfie Brown.  It surely can't be long before this powerful. revelatory performer breaks through into the big time!

“The best comedian you haven't heard of yet.” Time Out

“One brilliant punchline after another.... staggeringly high success rate.” The List

“A sheer maelstrom of emotion with jokes bombarded into the audience.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“A terrifically intense and eloquent hour of comedy.” Independent

Plus support from Sophie Duker, Spring Day, Gareth Cooper and Olaf Falafel

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KEITH FARNAN
May
21
8:00 PM20:00

KEITH FARNAN

https://www.keithfarnan.com/

An Irish whirlwind of lively crowd interaction, high-fallutin' concepts and warm-hearted craic, Keith is one of the warmest and smartest headliners around.  Every set is different and every set is like having a conversation with your very best mate, in which you feel yourself becoming smarter with every sentence you listen to.  Whether taking on global economics, surveillance, the death penalty or the slings and arrows of love, Keith is always 100% compelling.

Keith has appeared on BBC’s Michael Mcintyre Comedy Roadshow as well as adapting his own comedy documentary for RTE, Money, Money, Money: Keith Farnan versus the Economy.  He is a true global comic as well, having performed as a stand-up all over the world, from Montreal to Amsterdam to Hong Kong. His four Edinburgh Festival shows have proved a powerful mix of the personal and the political and have sold out their runs at the major comedy festivals in the UK as well as the Soho Theatre and Royal Festival Hall in London.

“Artful, satirical…with a lightness of touch and a hefty helping of roguish Celtic charm.” The Sunday Times

“If Eddie Izzard had been Irish, he’d surely have turned out a lot like Keith Farnan.” The Scotsman

Plus support from Steve Bugeja, Benji Waterstones, Zahra Barri and Richard Todd

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ELEANOR TIERNAN
May
28
8:00 PM20:00

ELEANOR TIERNAN

https://www.eleanortiernan.com/

Still a relative newcomer to the London comedy scene, Eleanor has the swagger and inventiveness of a veteran.  A delightfully bamboozled presence on stage disguises a scalpel-like approach to dissecting the daftness of modern life and makes her a seriously funny proposition on stage.  It's no surprise that despite her few years in the capital she's already a regular at the prestigious Comedy Store. 

She's also a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she was featured on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central. She has played Glastonbury, Montreal Just For Laughs and all of the Irish comedy festivals. The IFTA-nominated Irish Pictorial Weekly on RTE was co-written and co-performed by Eleanor. Her National Therapy Project was nominated for the First Fortnight Award in the Dublin Fringe Festival this year.

“A distinctive, inspired comic mind.” The Scotsman

“The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country.” Irish Times

“Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice.” Sunday Times

Plus support from Ria Lina, Joe Sutherland, Simon Watt and Martin Willis

 

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ED GAMBLE & CATHERINE BOHART (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
2
8:00 PM20:00

ED GAMBLE & CATHERINE BOHART (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

ED GAMBLE - BLIZZARD

http://www.edgamble.co.uk/

After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy. Off of BBC Two's Mock the Week, Sky's The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central's At the Comedy Store and Drunk History, BBC Two's The Apprentice You're Fired, Channel 4's Man Down, TBS's Conan and a short film he can't remember the name of where he killed a man from ITV's The Bill with a spade.

“An ability to open his mouth and spontaneously say something hysterically funny.” The Guardian

“Attention-grabbing liveliness and considerable flair.” The Telegraph

“Gamble is a powerful, compelling orator… there’s no mistaking that this is a super show from a comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game.” Chortle

CATHERINE BOHART - IMMACULATE

http://catherinebohart.com/

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she's got a hell of a lot to say about it. Debut show from a rising comedy star. Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2016. BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017. Nominee: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018. Writer: BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, The News Quiz and Frankie Boyle's New World Order (BBC Two). Ellie Taylor tour support. 

"A comic with a distinctive voice and a story you'd like to hear." Chortle 

"Pretty much the perfect comedy package." Beyond the Joke

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ZOE LYONS & JOHN HASTINGS (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

ZOE LYONS & JOHN HASTINGS (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

ZOE LYONS: ENTRY LEVEL HUMAN

http://www.zoelyons.co.uk/

This hugely popular comic returns to the Fringe with a fresh crop of quick-fire observational gags, delivered with utter conviction not to mention "proper laugh-out-loud one-liners"(Herald). Zoe’s debut hour at the Edinburgh Festival gained her a nomination for the Perrier Award, and she has hosted the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny Final in Edinburgh for the last four years.  As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Room 101 (BBC One) and regularly heard on BBC Radio 4's News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Now Show and plenty more.  Zoe has also been voted Comedian of the Year by both the Chortle website and her own peers.

“Always fizzling with indignation and throwing out a hugely enjoyable mix of brutal put-downs and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd.” The Guardian

"Lyons is on top of her game: in command of her material, her audience and her stage." Chortle

JOHN HASTINGS: FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, JOHN HASTINGS LIKE A BEE

http://www.thejohnhastings.com/

Last year, John Hastings was hit by a car and broke his arm. He then became homeless (his choice) with a long distance girlfriend (her choice) and now has a lot of thoughts on pigeons and bicycles (your choice). Now he's written this comedy show. A tale of displacement, death and denial (don't worry, there are jokes too). As seen on Comedy Central. 

Since moving to the UK in 2012 from Canada John Hastings has performed all over America, Canada and all the small scary corners of the United Kingdom and is very much in demand from the top comedy venues, entertaining audiences with his sharp punchlines delivered through his observational storytelling style. He is an Amused Moose Comedy Award-nominated comedian.

"Shockingly good." Montreal Gazette

"A strong calling card from a thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities... we're in the hands of an appealing consummate pro." Chortle

"Particularly awesome." San Francisco Examiner

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PETE FIRMAN & KWAME ASANTE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
9
8:00 PM20:00

PETE FIRMAN & KWAME ASANTE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

PETE FIRMAN: MARVELS

http://www.petefirman.co.uk/

"The UK's leading comedy magician" (Time Out) returns to the Fringe with an astonishing new show.  Expect Pete's trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic.  His skill for fusing magic and comedy has made him one of the most in demand magicians working on British television leading to appearances on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium, The Next Great Magician, BBC One's The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. 

“He is the funniest and by far the most accomplished performer on the New Magic scene…funnier than most comedians and more magical than Dumbledore on a good day. This guy is a complete star.” Time Out

"The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century." The Times

"The new poster-boy for British comedy magic." The Telegraph

"Seamless blending of quality magic and stand-up comedy. It is a joy to watch." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"Breathtaking illusions." List

KWAME ASANTE: TEENAGE HEARTBLOB

@Kwamedy

Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2017

Kwame uses his undeniable charisma and on stage presence to play against audience’s expectations, which makes his comedy fresh, intelligent and most importantly funny.  Kwame’s material touches on a wide variety of topics, drawing humour from his Ghanaian background, his childhood, relationships and his career, as well as current affairs, with witty and clever observations.

“An impressively poised and relaxed young comic with a fine sense of timing. A natural , he is sure to go on to better things.” Chortle

“A charismatic young stand-up..he’s rapidly becoming a circuit favorite.” Time Out

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MATT FORDE & TOM WARD (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

MATT FORDE & TOM WARD (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

MATT FORDE: BREXIT THROUGH THE GIFTSHOP

http://mattforde.com/

"Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe." The Telegraph

“A first class comic.” The Guardian

“Smooth as silk. Brings confidence and energy to political satire.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

TOM WARD: POPCORN LUNG

http://www.tomwardvoice.com/comedy/

Winner: Chortle Best Newcomer 2018

On the back of last year's critically acclaimed Love Machine and an appearance on Live from the BBC (BBC Worldwide), Tom Ward is going in for a closer inspection of his favourite themes: love, freedom and aloneness. Join the hip-haired one as he takes a look at the burgeoning "cutesy culture", the myth of sunglasses, the cold slap of passport photos, the reality of sex parties, visions of an Uber vs black cab utopia, living alone and dancing with his mother.

"Brings fine jokes and star presence to his smart routines: he's a star in the making." Time Out

"Staggeringly Impressive." The Herald

"Inspired Whimsy." The List

"A very welcome curiosity." The Telegraph

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JARRED CHRISTMAS & JIM TAVARE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

JARRED CHRISTMAS & JIM TAVARE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

JARRED CHRISTMAS - REMARKABLY AVERAGE

http://www.jarredchristmas.com/

Hey team! So, I had a DNA test and the results were very disappointing. There is nothing remarkable about my genetics at all. This came as a shock to me. I'm dealing with my own averageness and it's been a very difficult journey but I'm not going to let my humdrum results stop me putting on a show. Thank you for your support in this painfully average time of my life.

"A fabulous, boisterous Kiwi." Evening Standard

"Impressive stuff...a comedic high five." Chortle

"One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone." Time Out

JIM TAVARE - FROM DEADPAN TO BEDPAN

http://jimtavare.org/Official_Jim_Tavare_Website/Home.html

BAFTA WINNING STAR OF 3 ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCES AND HARRY POTTER

In 2017 Jim was involved in a near fatal, head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles.  Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in 20 years, he tells the story of how a quick trip to the shops changed his life forever.  Don't worry, it is a comedy show.

"Fresh, funny and imaginative." The Guardian

"One of the funniest and most original performers around." Independent

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SEANN WALSH & ASHLEY STORRIE
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

SEANN WALSH & ASHLEY STORRIE

SEANN WALSH

https://seannwalsh.com/

"Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation." The Guardian

"Sharp, creative observational comedy from a precocious newcomer. See him now, before the stadium tour." The Sunday Times

"With the looks, gags and charm to become something quite special, Walsh is this generation’s Dylan Moran." Time Out

ASHLEY STORRIE - ADULTING

https://www.ashleystorrie.com/

Scotland's favourite funny girl and viral internet sensation Ashley Storrie returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about not growing up. With the world most likely ending quite soon, Ashley believes we should all have a laugh and be a bit more honest particularly about the myth of "adulthood"... nobody really grows up, we're just great at pretending!

"A total revelation." Dawn French

“Ashley Storrie’s forthrightness is a tonic and should be mandatory viewing. Make sure you arrive early to gain an extra 15 minutes of material as this funny firecracker welcomes in the crowd.” ★★★★ The List

“The moment you enter the room, you know this is someone special.” Ed Fest Mag

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MAT RICARDO & ADAM ROWE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

MAT RICARDO & ADAM ROWE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

MAT RICARDO: MAT RICARDO VS THE WORLD

https://www.matricardo.com/

For the last three decades, Mat Ricardo has carved out a living travelling around the world performing tricks – feats of dexterity, juggling, balance and associated manipulative miscellanea. While his feet have trod the boards of theatres, the shiny floors of TV studios and the cobblestones of piazzas, his hands have pulled tablecloths off and back onto tables, flipped hats, bounced balls, spun plates, and done all manner of crowd-pleasing, jaw-dropping malarkey.

But he has a problem. In thirty years of constantly seeking unique, original ways to display his deft ingenuity, he thinks he might have done everything. He's run out of tricks to learn. So, he's doing something stupid.

Mat Ricardo is officially challenging everyone in the world to try to come up with tricks that they think he can't learn.

Anyone, anywhere, can tweet him a challenge and he'll pick the most interesting ones, and then devote the next year of his life to attempting to learn them well enough to perform in front of a live audience, in his new one-man show.

"Slick, hugely enjoyable...self-deprecating and very funny.  A consummate act with terrific humour and genuine skill.  This showman deserves your applause." The Guardian

"Captivating...high grade schtick." The Scotsman

"Amazing." HRH Prince Charles

ADAM ROWE: UNDENIABLE

http://www.adam-rowe.co.uk/

What does it take to become undeniably good at what you do? Fresh from a sell-out UK tour; Liverpool Comedian of the Year winner and English Comedian of the Year nominee Adam Rowe, presents his hilarious new stand-up show about his working-class roots and the determination, arrogance, selfishness and sacrifices it takes to become undeniable. 

"True comic brilliance." Liverpool Echo

"Extremely strong routines." Fest

"Nothing short of prodigious." The Skinny

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TONY LAW & SINDHU VEE
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

TONY LAW & SINDHU VEE

TONY LAW: A LOST SHOW

http://www.mrtonylaw.com/

A journey through the side and under-mind. Cold fresh pillow. Come! Under radar fresh for you. Tony doesn’t have the vocabulary or word-learning to express the powerful towering healing depths of the ancient soul unity snap. Watch him and through laugh – rise, happier. You cry, with laugh. 'What was that?' 'I loved that'. Then you smile to self. 'Tony, you grande dickhead you making me thinking while you do 'up' voice shouting 'n' clownsabout and, somehow, through idiocy and bones of funny – Tone, I know what you mean'. He’s funny of a kind.

“One of stand-up’s premier goons, heroically committed to nonsense, knight errant of the dizzy non-sequitur.” The Guardian

“The living absurd comedic incarnation of the Fringe.” ***** The Skinny

“Chaos has rarely been so finely constructed and this much fun.” **** The Times

“Imagine if Harry Potter was a Canadian non-wizard who writes very funny jokes with his big hands, that’s Tony Law.” Sean Lock

SINDHU VEE - SANDHOG

http://www.sindhuvee.com

Award winning comedian and host of the BBC's Comedy of the Week podcast Sindhu Vee, previews her Edinburgh show about how difficult it is to STAY married, how you love your kids SO MUCH it sucks but how, ultimately it’s all about LOVE and nothing worthwhile was every easy, so hey, best get on board.

"Refreshing, clever stuff." Beyond the Joke

"Priceless." Chortle

"Her acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths are alarmingly persuasive." The List

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PAUL DUNCAN MCGARRITY & BEN VAN DER VELDE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)
Jul
30
8:00 PM20:00

PAUL DUNCAN MCGARRITY & BEN VAN DER VELDE (EDINBURGH PREVIEW)

PAUL DUNCAN MCGARRITY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ATTACKING CASTLES

http://paulduncanmcgarrity.co.uk/

From the age of sieges and chivalry comes a show about Medieval love, adrenaline junkies and an insane quest for glory. Join comedian and archaeologist Paul Duncan McGarrity as he explains how modern life could be so much better if we all take a moment and learn how to attack a castle.

"Like a very tall, funny, excited child." The Scotsman

"The hour seemed to fly-by and I felt myself really wanting to stay and hear more." Broadway Baby

BEN VAN DER VELDE: FABULIST

http://benvandervelde.com/

Get ready for the comedy ride of your life as Ben spins thrillers, self-help books, romances and fairy tales out of thin air, his own mind and the audience in front of him.

“Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up.” Fest

"An accomplished comic.” Time Out

"A master of audience interaction." The Huffington Post

 

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KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN
Apr
23
8:00 PM20:00

KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN

http://www.kiripritchardmclean.co.uk/

Welsh Comedian Kiri Pritchard-Mclean has been making something of a name for herself in the short time she's being performing stand up comedy and has achieved further success as one fourth of multi-award winning sketch group Gein's Family Giftshop (in capacity as writer/director) and through her wildly popular podcast All Killa, No Filla.

A unique and assured comic voice, Kiri is whipsmart with material to match. An apprenticeship on the North West comedy scene has equipped Kiri with a presence beyond her years and the rare ability to be challenging in her material without alienating her audience. She has recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show and Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central and has just been nominated for Chortle's Best Club Comic and Best Compere.

"The kind of sensibilities that would unsettle even the darkest of League of Gentleman fans.” ★★★★★ The Sunday Times

“An increasingly impressive comic, making powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects.” The Guardian

“Best described as ‘darkness wrapped in glitter’ as she delivers some brutal jokes with a disarming smile.” Chortle

Plus support from Jacob Hawley, Neil O'Rourke, Jenny Collier and Simon Caine

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ADAM HESS
Apr
16
8:00 PM20:00

ADAM HESS

http://www.adamhess.co.uk/

EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST NEWCOMER 2015: NOMINEE

Starting his stand-up career in 2011, Adam showed himself to be one of the most exciting new acts in the country, winning the Chortle Student Comedy Award and taking a runner-up place in Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year award that same year. He originally became known for his surreal one-liners however later went on to prove himself as an accomplished story-teller and sketch-writer. He was later nominated for Chortle Best Newcomer and Leicester Mercury New Act Of The Year.

A prolific writer; Adam has also become widely known for his unique brand of comedy on Twitter and in the last two years has accrued tens of thousands of followers from the jokes he posts there alone. The BBC even filmed a selection of his tweets as sketches starring him as one of their ‘Feed My Funny’ videos. He has also written for such TV regulars as Seann Walsh and Chris Ramsey.

In 2013 a tweet by Adam was voted funniest of the year by The Telegraph.

"For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian." ★★★★The Independent

"Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery." ★★★★Time Out

“Bangs out lines quicker than Scarface.” Evening Standard

Plus support from Jim Campbell, Paul Sweeney, Tom Houghton and Alison Thea-Skot

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NICK REVELL
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

NICK REVELL

http://www.nickrevell.com/

Starting out as a writer for topical shows like Weekending and The News Huddlines on BBC Radio and Not the Nine O’Clock News on BBC TV in the late 70s, Nick Revell began performing as a stand-up at the Comedy Store in 1980. TV and Radio includes Friday Night Live, two visits to the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, co-writer and co-star with Andy Hamilton in several series of the award-winning Million Pound Radio Show on BBC Radio 4, two series of the Radio 4 sit-com The Nick Revell Show, and his own show Nick Revell, on BBC-1. Also panel shows such as Just A Minute, The News Quiz, Quote Unquote.

Awards for the above include Perrier Nominee, BAFTAS, International Emmys, British Comedy Awards, Sony Radio Awards, Writers’ Guild Awards, Silver Rose of Montreux.

In summary: he's a bit bloody good!  And he's still going, just as prolific as ever, with a new BBC Radio 4 series coming up in May.  If you enjoy The Mash Report and The Daily Show, but you want a more seasoned pro to show you how these whippersnappers should be doing it, then Nick is the perfect tonic.

“Revell’s pedigree goes back to the Eighties, but his patter is as relevant today as it ever was.” London Evening Standard

"One of the most creative and incisive comics on the circuit." Guardian

"A master craftsman." Time Out

Plus support from Sarah Callaghan, Pat Cahill, Rachel Jackson and Sam Mitchell

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BEC HILL
Apr
2
8:00 PM20:00

BEC HILL

http://www.bechillcomedian.com/

Australian-born and now London-based, Bec has gained a cult following in Australia, the UK and Ireland thanks to her acclaimed solo shows and hugely popular YouTube videos, which have garnered over 200,000 views globally. She has a talent for incorporating arts and crafts into her stand-up routines; creating a unique and unforgettable comedy style that she calls “paper-puppetry”.

In the lat couple of years, she appeared at London’s famous Union Chapel with Alan Davies, Jimmy Carr and Kevin Eldon, and Galway’s Black Box Theatre alongside Milton Jones, Rob Delaney and Abandoman. She was also the support act for “Axis of Awesome” on their UK tour and co-host of Sky’s DC Fancast.  Bec can also be found as a guest on the 2nd series of "Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit", a judge on "Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up", and the voice of several characters in "Mass Effect: Andromeda". She also appeared in several series of CBBC's “The Dog Ate My Homework”, and starred in the Sundance UK Grand Jury Prize winning short film "Russian Roulette".

“Bec Hill: exuberant, daft and inventive.” ★★★★ The Scotsman

“There’s something special about Bec Hill.” ★★★★ The Times

Plus support from Tom Lucy, Danny Clives and Patrick Turpin

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GEORGE EGG
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

GEORGE EGG

http://www.georgeegg.com/

Funny, inspiring and absurd in equal measure, cross-genre stand-up comedian and anarchic chef George Egg’s uniquely brilliant act is as much a comedy set as it is an illustrated lecture. George Egg is the comedian who cooks.  Unique and genre-defining, he makes food onstage using unexpected equipment and unconventional methods. And he makes you laugh too. In 2015 George took his debut solo show ‘Anarchist Cook’ to the Edinburgh Fringe. The show, a comical guide on how-to-cook-in-a-hotel-room, was a total sell out and won him the Spirit of The Fringe Award. This success was followed by a two-year tour of the show that took him to Holland, Estonia, Norway and New Zealand as well as extensively in the UK including two runs at the Soho Theatre London, and another sell out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2016.

In addition to his solo comedy/cooking shows George has been a sought-after stand-up comedian for the last two decades taking his brand of far-reaching humour to Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Austria, France, Norway, New Zealand, Hong Kong and even India, both on stage and on the television. He has also supported the likes of Lee Mack, Micky Flanagan and Jack Dee on tour.

“A hilarious show, with surprisingly good food.” The Times

“It is refreshing to encounter a performer who really is unique.” The Telegraph

Plus support from Heidi Regan, Patrick Turpin Ian LaneChris Betts.and Guest MC Alexander Bennett

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IVO GRAHAM
Mar
19
8:00 PM20:00

IVO GRAHAM

http://ivograham.com/

Apologetic Eton and Oxford alumnus Ivo started stand-up in 2009 at the age of eighteen and eight months later became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny award for new acts at the Edinburgh Fringe. Since graduating three years later he has become a regular fixture in the clubs and theatres of the UK circuit, with a gauche charm and crafty, self-aware wit which has proved a hit with audiences of all ages, and led to appearances on multiple TV and radio shows including Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, As Yet Untitled, Live From the BBC and Fighting Talk. 

"Sharp punchlines, topper gags and the unmistakable sense of a young comic finding another gear." The Scotsman

"Like Hugh Grant’s less well-adjusted younger brother." Guardian

Plus support from Phil Jerrod, Noel Brodie, Sarah Keyworth, Caroline Mabey and guest MC Will Duggan

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BRENDON BURNS
Mar
12
8:00 PM20:00

BRENDON BURNS

https://brendon-burns.squarespace.com/

If we were to use one word to describe Brendon Burns’ career it’d be “interesting”.

This is not your everyday comic. Older, wiser, calmer (and after being fitted with a hearing aid, infinitely quieter) Brendon’s energy is still enticing. His turn of phrase is coarse yet oddly eloquent, whilst remaining fully accessible and intensely loveable. Never pompous and ever self-deprecating he just somehow seems to get away with murder. Not so much an “edgy truth-sayer” but a traditionally harmless and inclusive warm-hearted court jester. His influence is ubiquitous throughout the stand up world. Often replicated but never matched, his shows aren’t just extended sets, Burns specialises in creating experiences: forever experimenting with the form and throwing himself new challenges.

Ask around and you’ll find every comic on the international scene has a funny Brendon Burns story. A, “They were there the night he…” tale.  His talent and infamy have earned him the biggest prize in British comedy - best show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2007.  In the decade since that Brendon has become the archetypal road comic, travelling the world in search of new challenges and different audiences, especially with his taboo-busting 'Dumb White Guy' podcast, asking the questions others fear are too stupid or insulting, to help break down barriers of race, gender and sexuality.  He has also spent more time gigging in unusual venues - including a tour of fan's living rooms!

Sure he’s critically acclaimed, a comic’s comic and something of a cult figure. But, above all, he’s… well… interesting.

“A comedians’ comedian… a perennial mischief-maker.” ★★★★ Chortle

“His peers are not other stand ups but more from the literary World. Burns is the William Burroughs and Charles Bukowski of stand up.” The Guardian

“Not only has he been pushing back the boundaries of taste for years, I’m quite certain he has no idea where they are.” Jimmy Carr

Plus support from Katie Mulgrew, Kieran Boyd, Sarah Mann,  and guest MC Masud Milas

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JESSICA FOSTEKEW
Mar
5
8:00 PM20:00

JESSICA FOSTEKEW

https://jessicafostekew.com/

 

For over a decade Jess has been a whirlwind of comic invention, poignant acting and hilarious linguistic goofing about.  She’s as at home over-sharing the truths of motherhood or being bawdily funny as she is showing off her impressive jester’s intellect or performing one-woman mini-plays about the absurd minutiae of British life that have the laser accuracy of Alan Bennett.

Jess has also been a hugely acclaimed and in demand writer for several years, working on top shows such as Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The News Quiz.  She has also appeared in Psychoville, from the makers of League of Gentlemen, Holly Walsh and Graham Linehan’s new show Motherland and regularly hosts BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club.

“Wears her smarts on her sleeve, great stuff." The Guardian

"Consistently hilarious.” Fest

Plus support from  Jonny PelhamHal BransonKelly Convey and guest MC Archie Maddocks

 

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TROY HAWKE
Feb
26
8:00 PM20:00

TROY HAWKE

http://www.milomccabe.co.uk/

Troy Hawke is an erudite homeschooled 1930's throwback, the Errol Flynn of the high street. Educated, sophisticated, but utterly clueless. He tackles modern issues head on in his uniquely untimely manner.  

Troy is the dapper alter-ego of acclaimed character comic Milo McCabe.  A hive of mad invention, Milo has been delighting audiences with his disarming and brilliant creations for years.  Troy is without doubt his finest yet: channelling the finest elements of the timeless, clueless English chap and popping him into the chaos of the modern world, Milo has created a winning formula that sees his take the roof off clubs and festival rooms up and down the country.

"Undeniably funny." Chortle

"Mad comic genius." The Scotsman

"Spectacular character...brilliantly sharp, lacing his wit with a touch of the surreal." Fest

Plus support from Alice FraserRoss Smith, Maisie Adam,  and guest MC Alexander Bennett

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PIERRE NOVELLIE
Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

PIERRE NOVELLIE

@pierrenovellie

One of the biggest, friendliest and funniest of bears working in the UK today, Pierre's comedy is a wonderful mix of Izzard-esque surrealism, erudite scholarship and daft day-to-day observational comedy.  

Pierre is a regular correspondent in BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar and performed on the most recent series of Stand Up Central on Comedy Central. He previously had a regular role in the three-part Channel 4 Comedy Blap, Outsiders, as well as appearing as a guest on Frank Skinner’s Radio 4 panel show The Rest is History.  

An acclaimed live act, Pierre has supported Hal Cruttenden and Gary Delaney on their national tours and was nominated for Best Club Comic at the 2017 Chortle Awards for two years running. His previous Edinburgh shows have been well received by both audience and critics alike, with his latest show being announced as the seventh best reviewed comedy show across the entire Edinburgh Festival in 2017.

"Dawn of a major talent." Guardian

"A show packed full of belly laughs…impressively well written, perfectly building and building and rich with detail…Novellie delivers it all with real astuteness and skill." ★★★★★ The Metro

"Wry, confident observational comedy…hilarious." The Sunday Times

Plus support from Andy Field, Kathryn Mather, Sarah Bennetto and Andy Barr

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RACHEL PARRIS
Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

RACHEL PARRIS

http://rachelparris.com/

Actor, improviser, musician, presenter and probably a dab hand at twenty-five other things she's too humble to tell us about, Rachel is one of the most versatile and multi-talented performers on the UK circuit.  

As a comedian, she has won critical acclaim for her solo shows which have run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre London and on national tours, and has been awarded Best Musical Comedy Show (Whats On London), Best Jokes of the Fringe (Telegraph), been nominated for Best Show 2016 (Funny Women)  and recommended as a Pick of the Fringe by the Guardian who described it as "beautifully crafted and performed...tears of laughter".

She is also an experienced improviser, and is a founding member of the award-winning improv comedy smash hit Austentatious, an Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show, UK Tour sell-out, with a residency in London's West End and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.   She has made several other appearances on BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music, most recently in The Now Show, and on TV, she appeared in the highly anticipated IT Crowd Special on Channel 4, which was nominated in the BAFTA Awards. Rachel presented the Game of Thrones fanshow, Thronecast, on Sky Atlantic and she has appeared in BBC2's Murder In Successville, Russell Howard's Good News, satirical sketch show Revolting and is currently on BBC2's topical comedy show The Mash Report.

"A joyous story...effortlessly moving between poignancy and gags...an uplifting, life-affirming hour." The List

"As a proposition, Parris is in her Springtime." Independent

Plus support from Ben Pope, Rahul Kohli, Annie McGrath and Christian Talbot

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JEN BRISTER
Feb
5
8:00 PM20:00

JEN BRISTER

http://www.jenbrister.co.uk/

Jen is a comic who is finally getting the recognition she deserves after years of acing it on the circuit.  Whether mining her Spanish heritage, life as a new Mum with her partner or unleashing her laser-guided sights on modern life, she's never anything less than hilarious.  It should be no surprise that she was one of the top contenders for the Comic's Comic Award in 2017.  She has performed stand up in clubs all over the country (literally) as well as sketch comedy in numerous groups including the Loose Connection. Most recently Jen has appeared on BBC2’s Live at the Apollo. She has taken several extremely well received solo shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as performing as part of The Comedy Zone at the Pleasance and appearing in Trevor Lock’s hilarious play “The One & The Many”.  She has worked at BBC 6 Music where she presented a number of different shows including the weekend overnights, the weekend breakfast show and stand ins for Lauren Laverne, Liz Kershaw and Jon Holmes.

“Brister ticks all the boxes – she’s confident, energetic and knows how to deliver a line for maximum laughs.” The Scotsman

“Outrageously funny.” Metro

“A splendid hour of laughing till your face hurts.” The List

Plus support from Darren Harriott, Olga Koch, Micky Overman and Andrea Hubert

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JARLATH REGAN
Jan
29
8:00 PM20:00

JARLATH REGAN

https://www.jigser.com/

Award winning comedian, writer and broadcaster, Jarlath Regan has gained a reputation with the industry and audiences for his uplifting, inventive and relentlessly funny stand-up. His performances have made him a firm favourite in all the top clubs on the UK comedy circuit and his award winning An Irishman Abroad podcast, where he interviews some of Ireland’s most famous exports, has won him universal acclaim and a global audience.  The show features in-depth interviews with Irish stars such as Graham Linehan, Dara O’Briain, Chris O’Dowd and musician Lisa Hannigan about their experiences abroad. In just a few episodes it shot straight to number one in the iTunes charts, won glowing reviews from the press including The Guardian. The Daily Telegraph went as far as to say that it “could turn out to be one of the biggest podcasts since Ricky Gervais picked up a microphone.” 

“This is a funny-man at the peak of his powers.” The Irish Post

“Side-splitting stuff” **** The Metro

“A refreshing and hilarious change of pace” ***** Independent

Plus support from Alex Kealy, Morgan Rees, Chloe Petts and Jake Farrell

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LOST VOICE GUY
Jan
22
8:00 PM20:00

LOST VOICE GUY

http://lostvoiceguy.com/

Lee Ridley - aka Lost Voice Guy - is a completely unique performer on the UK circuit as he is the only stand-up to perform using a communication aid.  Born with cerebral palsy, Lee has been unable to communicate using his vocal chords and so instead turn to an aid.  More importantly, Lee has been born funny, playing with an audience's discomfort expertly to upturn expectations and poke fun at society's perceptions of disability, as well as taking the piss out of himself as well.  In just five years of performing Lee has been crowned BBC New Act of the Year, had a sitcom commissioned by Radio 4 (Ability - out later this year) and supported Patrick Kielty and Ross Noble on tour.

"Funny, personal, occasionally shocking and laugh out loud funny." Independent

"A wonderful comedian." Matt Lucas

"A very funny guy." Ross Noble

Plus support from Arielle Souma, Huge Davies, Cally Beaton and Eleanor Morton

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AHIR SHAH
Jan
15
8:00 PM20:00

AHIR SHAH

http://ahirshah.com/

A veteran of the comedy scene, yet barely out of his twenties, Ahir has spent more than a decade honing his craft and is now an expert in the art of finely crafted, super-intelligent heartfelt satire.  His latest show - Control - garnered him a deserved nomination for Best Show at the Edinburgh Fringe and it showcased all his hugely linguistic flair and performative verve as he tackled big ideas of globalisation, fascism, empire and milk. 

"Excellent…A questing argument against compassion fatigue and a generational cri de coeur” ★★★★ The Guardian

"Fiendishly clever and furious." ★★★★ Times

Plus support from Tania Edwards, Thomas Rackham, Gary Tro and Rachel Wheeley.

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AISLING BEA
Jan
8
8:00 PM20:00

AISLING BEA

http://www.aislingbea.com/

There have been few rises more meteoric in British comedy than Aisling Bea's.  Since winning the prestigious So You Think You're Funny? competition in 2012 she has barrelled through the comedy world with irresistible momentum.  She can now be seen on almost everything that's good on British TV, including as team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats, a panellist on QI, doing the strange bidding of Greg Davies on Taskmaster or showing off her impressive acting chops on The Fall.  Wherever she is and whatever she's doing audiences never fail to be won over by her superstar sparkle mixed with everyday charm.

"A masterclass in high-impact entertainment." Evening Standard

"An hour of high-energy comedy that is puppyishly irresistible." Independent

Plus support from Jake Lambert, Rick Glassman and Sooz Kempner

 

 

 

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JOHN ROBERTSON'S THE DARK ROOM
Dec
18
8:00 PM20:00

JOHN ROBERTSON'S THE DARK ROOM

http://www.thejohnrobertson.com/

Comedian, author, columnist, satirist, professional troublemaker, multimedia artist, recreational sadist and anarchic improviser, John is an astonishing 21st century renaissance man.  He has toured the world with his 1980s text-based RPG phenomenon 'The Dark Room' and blown the bloody doors of most clubs with his super-charged whirlwind act.

“A manic and quick-witted revelation… if you only see one Perth-born set this year, make it John Robertson.” The Scotsman

“Brilliant, bemusing and bloodthirsty.” Metro)

Plus support from Matt Stellingwerf, Chelsea Hart and Will Mars.

 

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IAIN STIRLING
Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

IAIN STIRLING

http://www.iaindoesjokes.com/

For almost a decade Iain has been building a formidable reputation as a charming, inventive and deadly accurate gag teller.  He first rose to prominence as a presenter on CBBC alongside Hacker the Dog and has since hosted the cracking children's TV format 'The Dog Ate My Homework'.  More recently he has gained acclaim as the cheeky voiceover from Love Island.  Behind all the TV garlands stands a hugely impressive stand-up comic.  He's packing out out the Hammersmith Apollo next year, but you can see him up close and personal at Good Ship Comedy for a fraction of the price.

"One of the best joke writers on the circuit”. GQ

“Possesses all the born-with-it-or-you’re-not-qualities associated with the world’s leading comics.” ****The List

Plus support from Shenoah Allen, Nigel Ng, Aaron Simmonds and Andrea Hubert.

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MIKE WILMOT
Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

MIKE WILMOT

http://mikewilmot.ca/HOME.html

Mike is the dictionary definition of a comedy big beast.  For over three decades he has torn the roof off comedy clubs all over the world, from his native Canada to Australia, via the UK, all with his signature brand of lovably grumpy storytelling.  As seen on Live at the Apollo, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Rich Hall's Fishing Show.

"A fast talking stand-up whose close-to-the-bone repertoire leaves the audience in a state of hilarity that most comedians can only dream of." The Sunday Times

"Wilmot can give any other stand-up alive lessons in the power of laughter to free us from the shackles of embarrassment." Time Out

Plus support from Markus Birdman, Jack Barry, Esther Manito and Peter Flanagan

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SUZI RUFFELL
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

SUZI RUFFELL

http://suziruffell.com/

Suzi is one of those acts who has very quietly gone about her business of becoming a completely excellent act and is now on the verge of a major breakthrough.  She has supported Romesh Ranganathan, Kevin Bridges, Josh Widdicombe and Alan Carr on multiple tours.  She is a born, powerhouse performer and her past two shows, focusing on her working-class Portsmouth upbringing have brought her even closer to the mainstream success that is surely just around the corner.  As seen on Channel 4, E4, BBC3, Comedy Central, Dave and heard on BBC Radio 4. ("A stand-up gem." The Guardian;"Ruffell deserves to be a much bigger name." Evening Standard)

Plus support from Josh Pugh, Athena Kugblenu and Richard Soames.

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HAL CRUTTENDEN
Nov
13
8:00 PM20:00

HAL CRUTTENDEN

http://www.halcruttenden.com/

Hal is easily one of the finest heavyweight acts on the British circuit right now, his blend of impotent fury at the world and pricking of his own pomposity making him  a real favourite.  As seen smashing the living daylights out of his appearances on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and Sunday Night at the Palladium.  ("An absolute joy to watch." The Scotsman ; "Hugely talented." The Times)

Plus support from Spring Day, Jamali Maddix, Will Duggan and Dave Green.

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