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The Dead Ducks: Ducks Out of Water

The third generation of York Comedy Society’s premier sketch troupe, The Dead Ducks, are alive and kicking with their new show ‘Ducks Out of Water’. The Dead Ducks have been highly rated by audiences in their native town of York and their production at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe received two 5-star reviews (from The Student and Wee Review). This fresh cast of 5 are ready to bring you a series of fun scenes that range from the relatable to… Ah, who are we kidding, it’s mostly the ridiculous! Their very own talented team of writers have created completely original content, so be prepared for a humorous mix of parody and farce with a delectable side order of top notch acting. The Dead Ducks cannot wait to share a range of hilarious personalities with you, including pirates, cowboys, clowns, and various animals. The performance will also exclusively feature famous characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Sherlock Holmes and Mickey Mouse like you have never seen them before. Come along for some sketchy enjoyment!

Mike Bubbins: Throwback (Work In Progress)

Mike Bubbins, star of hit podcast The Socially Distant Sports Bar, and of BBC television comedies Mammoth, Tourist Trap and The Unexplainers, unleashes THROWBACK, his first ever solo UK stand-up tour. And things may never be the same again. THROWBACK is a powerful, thought-provoking, visceral hour of stand up comedy, that pushes boundaries, defies neat descriptions and challenges the audience... AS IF IT IS! It’s actually an hour and a half of really funny stories, pretty impressive characterisations, possibly a song (he said he’ll see how that goes), a bit of nostalgia about the good old days, a bit of optimism about the good new days, and Mike generally having a laugh about life and not taking himself, or anything else, too seriously. Having said that, he may, at some point in the show, get very annoyed at berks, whether in the past, the present, or the future. Very annoyed. So basically THROWBACK is a comedy show about Bubbins sharing, and bringing to life, the stuff that he finds funny. As comedy concepts go, it’s a pretty straightforward one, really. ‘They asked me to do a UK comedy tour, called THROWBACK...and so I did.’ - Mike Bubbins

Francis Foster - Preview

Comedian Francis Foster from TRIGGERnometry, the hit political and cultural YouTube show with over 3 million downloads a month is performing his first solo stand-up show. Francis talks about the important things in life, like failure and how to deal with having a psychopath for a mother. He’s half English and half Latino, whilst hailing from south London this gives Francis a lot to unravel in his brilliant stand-up show. His comedy career has seen Francis gig regularly at the best clubs in the UK and abroad, as well as supporting Eddie Izzard in Barcelona and Madrid. Francis was finalist in NATYS, past finalists include Linda Smith, Micky Flanagan, Russell Brand, Stewart Lee and Gina Yashere. “One of the very finest comedians to have graced our stage” - The Boat Show Comedy Club “A fantastic comedian who always delivers” - Up The Creek

Weirdos Comedy Presents: Murder at the True Crime Convention

It is the True Crime Convention at the Museum of Comedy and fans have gathered to see their favourite True-Crime stars, get autographs and watch live podcast recordings . . . but all does not go to plan. People start to get murdered (an absolute inconvenience) can the true crime fans who have gathered solve these murders - with your help? (Probably). This immersive, very silly and charmingly ramshackle comedy show is the first stage show since 2019 by award-winning comedy collective Weirdos Comedy. Featuring: Joz Norris, Eleanor Morton, Matthew Highton, Helen Duff, Ali Brice, Sam Nicoresti, Michael Brunstrom, Ben Alborough, Aniruddh Ojha, Charlie Vero-Martin, Alwin Solanky, Charlie Miller and many more tbc. Written and directed by Adam Larter. ‘Some of the silliest, funniest and most innovative shows on the circuit’ - Timeout Making us laugh at very strange things’ - The Independent

Matt Hutchinson and Rich Hardisty: Mind and Body

Matt Hutchinson is a hospital doctor and comedian - Fresh from being an absolute hero throughout the pandemic, heroically doing front-line hero things, the sound of the “Clap for Carers” ringing in his ears. Some of his jokes are about hospital life, more are about racism, class and how he wished he’d left medicine to focus on his DJing career. Watch him stitch his comedy career back together Rich Hardisty isn’t a doctor – but between his hypochondria and bipolar disorder, he has plenty of experience as a patient. He takes us on a journey through the highs and the lows of his unusual life. Expect anecdotes and observations about mental institutions, missing dads and mania, all from his warm/inquisitive/childlike perspective. Rich is a writer / performer who has performed in shows for C4, BBC and Netflix and has developed 2 sitcoms with channel 4 “Safe hands” – Chortle, and some patients.

The Great British Driving Test!

If you either love…or hate… the magic of motoring then you are in for a big treat! Clive St.James QBE will help you relive the magic moments of your driving test. Clive will draw from 50 years of teaching and testing, creating the ultimate comedy character. He has starred in and worked behind the scenes of: BBC’s Celebrity Driving School, Driving Expert on SKY News and BBC News, Channel 4’s Big Breakfast Documentary, ITV’s documentary ‘Crash’, Mad Bad and Dangerous, THE ONE SHOW’s ‘Can a man be funnier than a car?’. Guest speaker for the Labour Party celebrating 100 years of the motor car, launches of Rolls Royce, the BMW 5 series and Nissan training weekend. Plus very popular with Women’s Institutes! The Impact Group, London… ‘very very funny’…. Anthony Hill proprietor. R.A.C. Top grade 6 speaker/ lecturer, b.u.s.k., Cardiff International Arena. Also creator of CAR-ROBICS exercise routine that releases tension when driving…so no more Road-Rage ( story went around the world) and Guinness World Record holder ( fastest Comedian on the Planet and seven years running.)

Drunk, Not Wasted Comedy

In its 6th year of drunk comedians. Come along and see handpicked acts performing at their drunkest. They’re drunk so you don’t have to be (but it would help). Guaranteed laughs even if the comedians wont remember in the morning… Don’t miss out. Featuring: Helen Bauer Sikisa ‘Twix’ Bostwick-Barnes William Stone Jay Handley Alexandra Haddow Matt Smith Oh Standfast MC Mark Cram and more

Bingo at Tiffany's with Audrey Heartburn

Daaarlings! Calling all dream makers, heart breakers and bingo lovers! Join award winning character comedian Tracey Collins (Tina T’urner Tea Lady) as she hosts Bingo at Tiffany's with Audrey Heartburn! A new high in bingo entertainment delight, just in time for Christmas celebrations. Featuring hilarious bingo games, raucous singalongs and glamorous dancing! Laugh, dance and play to win as Audrey spins her cage of balls and shakes her maracas to a marvelous party soundtrack. Fresh from performing all over the UK, including a sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe run, Audrey Heartburn leaves Hollywood once again in search of love and laughter in the real world. Go for gold, darlings! 33 – G&T! 48 – Let's gyrate! ”A masterpiece of elation and delight” – ROBIN INCE “A remarkable tour de force. Generates waves of laughter” – ARTHUR SMITH ★★★★★ ”Side-splitting” – THE GAY UK ★★★★★ “The queen of character comedy” – TO DO LIST New Act of The Year Finalist Winner Best Newcomer London Cabaret Awards Musical Comedy Awards Finalist Best Comedy Nominee West End Wilma Awards

The Dinner Daddies

Serving you up a big warm slice of improv comedy pie, The Dinner Daddies delight with their trademark wit and banter, performing short form games and longer form scenes all from suggestions made by you, the audience.

Yuriko Kotani: Work in Progress

Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award and Time Out’s One to Watch, UK-based Japanese comedian Yuriko Kotani is going to tell stories of her experiences and thoughts as a work in progress in her "second language". As seen on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, Pls Like (BBC3) and Paul Hollywood Eats Japan (Channel 4). Her debut show “Somosomo” was The Guardian's recommended show, 2Northdown's Top Ten Picks at Edinburgh Fringe and received these reviews: "A brilliantly performed, well-structured & wonderfully unique set." ★★★★★ fringebiscuit "A must-see full of heart, passion and laughs." ★★★★ Broadway Baby "A superb show that leaves the audience feeling inspired and hopeful" ★★★★ Wee Review "...genuinely hilarious and I will never look at the term ‘ish’ in quite the same way again." ★★★★ Clownster

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird (Work in Progress)

A big-eyed, big-haired thing in a turtleneck exposes the love life of your cutlery drawer. Dive into a kitsch kaleidoscopic kitchen full of smoking carrots, heartbroken utensils and a conga line of ghosts. It's rubber-limbed, elastic-faced physical comedy for popular people. Blink and you'll miss it, if you blink for an hour. "Gut-bustingly funny" ★★★★ - The List"Amazingly entertaining" ★★★★★ - Ed Fest Mag"Pure, unbridled, laugh-out-loud silliness" ★★★★ - Chortle"Bizarre, original and ridiculously fun" ★★★★ - Voice Mag UK"Lean into this weirdness. Resistance is futile" ★★★★ - The Wee Review

The Very Nice Improv Show

The nicest improv show this side of Toronto, creating a hilarious, spontaneous show all from audience suggestions. “These guys are fantastic improvisers… they distinguish themselves on sheer talent” ★★★★ - Broadway Baby

An Hour With The After Dark Cabaret & Burlesque

Join Miss Carmen Aurora for ‘An Hour With The After Dark Cabaret & Burlesque’, offering a glamorous evening right in the heart of Camden. The After Dark was established in 2018 and has instantly become one of London’s best loved variety shows. For the Camden Fringe we will be showcasing some of the very best performing acts in the world of cabaret & burlesque. We promise a night not to be missed. Audience Reviews: “This is a night that truly embodies cabaret in all of its forms, offering up a mixing pot of amazingly varied talent – just brilliant!” - Gillian Lee “Beautifully entertaining acts from start to finish with an amazing production team to boot!” - Graham Jones “This was my first ever burlesque show, let me tell you it didn’t disappoint! I haven’t laughed so much in my life, loved every minute!” - Hayley Potts

Laura McMahon: One Of The Gals

If you hate Laura McMahon or women in general or comedy this isn’t the show for you. Edinburgh TV Festival New Talent Award Winner, Soho Theatre Alum Finalist Funny Women Film Award, BAFTA Crew, BBC3, Gold Medal London Worldwide Comedy Festival, The Stand-Up Club’s New Act of the Year Finalist, WD Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Finalist, Best Female Director UK WebFest. ‘Excitingly fresh and talented comedian whose confidence puts the room at ease.’ ★★★★ - Radio HAHA

Pandemic of Love

Love is a virus. Why is love a sickness? A pandemic erupts and a couple are stuck in Lockdown together. At first, it’s all love, fun, and games, like their first few days of dating - but very soon the situation becomes unbearable as they stay together. How is this going to test their relationship? To the utmost degree. “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.” - Charlie Chaplin Pandemic of Love is a contemporary black comedy set in London, telling the story of a young couple who is quarantined in a studio apartment for three months because of an unknown virus. As they go through different stages of love and hate in a very short, compressed time, we have a fragmented and visceral vision of the beginning, apex, and break up of a love story.

Drunk Women Solving Crime

Come and see the Drunk Women Solving Crime record their chart-topping true-crime podcast in front of an intimate audience for their new London residency at the Museum of Comedy. Every month, you can join hosts Hannah George, Catie Wilkins, and Taylor Glenn as they record two shows back-to-back and welcome top showbiz guests to test out their drunk detective skills in a beautiful setting. Each episode sees the boozed-up panel tackle personal crime stories, solve true crime cases, and seek justice for your listener crimes. Guests to be announced; previous guests include Katherine Ryan, Jenny Eclair, Deborah Frances -White, Ulrika Johnson, London Hughes among many others. The ladies are so excited to be able to start recording face to face again and want YOU to be there too, so book now for 20th July, 31st August, 28th September, 26th October & 23rd November

Simone Belshaw: Nanette or Die Trying

The “final show” from the favourite idiot, Simone Belshaw, Nanette or Die Trying is a theatrical stand up presentation about quitting, continuing, giving, taking and ultimately rats and their emotional impact. A surreal and silly show from a comedian who truly has nothing to lose (or gain) and is ready to rumble. “Dirty, absurd, damn fun”- Broadway Baby “A comedy star”- Wee Review “Brilliantly offbeat”- Funny Women

Impromptu Shakespeare

Sad that Shakespeare hasn’t written anything new for over 400 years? Well, hold onto your doublets, ruffs and trunk hose. The Bard is back! With story and verse improvised in the moment, enjoy a riotous new Shakespeare play every time – performed by Impromptu Shakespeare’s whip smart cast. Packed with priceless wit, lyrical smarts, romance, and a dash of double-crossing, this leading ensemble do the Bard proud with a brand new one-act hit every time, inspired by audience suggestions. Impromptu Shakespeare have been a smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, Bristol Shakespeare Festival, and appeared on BBC Shakespeare Live. "Ingenious and very funny" - Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor "Sublime... side-splittingly hilarious" - ★★★★★ Broadway Baby "It's intelligent, it's funny, it's all of the adjectives for brilliant" - ★★★★★ Pocket Sized Theatre “It’s just so much fun!” - ★★★★ North West End “It will leave you hungry for more. See it as often as you can” - Arts York “Chaotic, riotous fun” - ★★★★★ Playstosee.com “Seasoned improv artists at the top of their game” - ★★★★ StageTalk Magazine

Criminal

Four comedians. One murder. Welcome to Criminal. In this improvised murder mystery, three comedians play suspects and one plays a detective. The detective must spear the olive of injustice with the toothpick of truth, accusing whoever they think committed the foul deed. Criminal has featured in venues all over the UK, featuring in Edinburgh, Brighton, Bath, Birmingham and beyond. Previous performers include Rachel Parris, Josie Lawrence, Marcus Brigstocke, John Finnemore, Deborah Frances-White, and Miles Jupp. “Improv doesn't get better than this” - ★★★★★ The Wee Review "I was frequently in hysterics" - ★★★★ The 730 "Outstanding" - ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Tues Night @ Social Club

Nominated for Best Debut Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 Explosive, gag-packed debut from Your Dad’s Mum. Join your host Northern club comedian and star of 90’s Granada TV’s "Who's up for it?" Pat Bashford and over-woke barmaid Cheri-Anne for a raucous, Partridge-style Cabaret Game Show. Expect high octane performances, clever skits, games, prizes, a breakdown and hysterical musical numbers. "A delightful cocktail of absurdity and randomness. Brilliant." - Nodding Dog Comedy "Slickness and sheer talent" - Time Out

Potatohead

“Potatohead” is a hilariously bizarre solo show and adaptation of Doctor Faustus and the Seven Deadly Sins. An original piece of new writing by puppeteer and performer Freddie Hayes. Saturated with potato puns from start to finish,“Potatohead” tells the story of a humble spud who dreams of becoming a cabaret superstar. But how does a couch potato grow to become a golden wonder? With elements of kitsch cabaret and old school entertainment, this original new writing blends puppetry, clowning and comedy for a highly entertaining and joyful performance. “Potatohead” is an unadulterated celebration of silliness. Freddie Hayes toured “Fred’s Microbrewery” 2018-2020 including performances at York Theatre Royal, Shambala Festival and Great Yorkshire Fringe. Freddie will be returning to the stage with her brand new comedy puppetry mash-up “Potatohead” *Lift-Off Network Sessions Winner 2021* “Leading light of a generation” - Slap York 2021 “surprisingly beautiful, quite surreal, and very silly.” -Children’s Theatre Review 2016

Orlando Gibbs: Shane Warne Odyssey

In 2013, Shane Warne, Australian Cricketing legend, drove Orlando Gibbs, generic English person, to Ledbury in 1 hr 45 mins. Join Orlando as he tells the story of that epic journey: a story about invasive paparazzi, embellishing the truth and taking risks. A solo narrative character comedy show charting Shane Warne's tumultuous experiences with the press, and how he came to be engaged to Elizabeth Hurley. It asks how and why we spin the truth to get what we want: whether it's a juicy scoop about a celebrity's private life, or to come across as more fun in order to fit in. Orlando Gibbs has written for BBC Radio 4's Newsjack, has been long-listed for the First Laugh Comedy Competition 2019 and the Comedy Crowd Chorts Competition 2020, and was told off by a doctor in the Call the Midwife Christmas Special (roughly the hour mark if it's still on iPlayer). “An amazingly charismatic performer” - ★★★★★ The Tab★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Male impersonator, soubrette and headliner at all the major theatres, not to mention a wealthy property owner who performed a daring rescue at sea, Nelly Power was a force to be reckoned with. But life was not a bed of roses for our heroine; her disastrous marriage and scandalous divorce were played out in the popular press, she was brazenly usurped by the next teenage sensation and her end was both sad and premature. That “teenage sensation” was, of course, the soon to be “Queen of the Music Hall”, Marie Lloyd. In the true spirit of all comedy, which is based on tragedy, Nelly tells her story with amusing anecdotes and a wry sense of humour. This is a funny yet poignant tale that views the social history of the 19th century through the subversive lens of music hall and the story of one amazing woman. The play is punctuated with well-known music hall songs. All together now… “the audience…. witness the powerful presence of a star performer” - Mark Aspen Reviews “intricate, delicate dialogue, delivered to perfection with heart- breaking warmth” - Mumble Theatre Press “(Lottie Walker) makes a very believable character of someone I’d never heard of and would like to know more about” - Edinburgh Evening News

Adele Cliff: In the Dark

Brand new show In The Dark sees Adele Cliff discuss the power of knowledge and the power in refusing it. With new jokes, new ideas and hopefully a haircut. Dave’s Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016. "Absolutely charming... a skilled performer, with a real presence and confidence" - The Scotsman

Marcus Dean - Foreigner

99% of people who live in China are Chinese, it's a figure so high it would make Nigel Farage cum blood. This is the tale of the 1%, not the rich, abhorrent 1% that everyone hates, but rather an Englishman living abroad in China. That 1%. I taught in China for two years and got myself into all sorts of japes. This is the show about my time living behind the Great Firewall of China and all the ways I did a piss-poor job of representing my country. From hosting televised talent shows to being the only white person within a 5-mile radius, this show delves into every white person's fantasy, what it's actually like to be a minority. Sort of. “Honestly, the funniest new comic I’ve seen in ages, giving brilliant takes and lessons of and Englishman abroad in China told in a refreshingly honest way with a genuine love for the country he ‘taught’ in for 2 years. A quick, hilarious and thought-provoking hour of laughs.” - StageDoor Review

Emptier Nest

Character comedian and Chortle Student Comedy Finalist 2018 Rhiannon Shaw (writer for Mock the Week, The Daily Mash, Newsjack) once had an empty nest. Now her cat’s died, it’s even emptier. In this work in progress show, a sequel to her 2018 debut, Rhiannon tells the dark and absurd story of her life so far, mining the characters she’s met along the way for insight and, with any luck, laughs.

Andy Field The Rhythm, Field The Rhyme, Get On Up, It’s Comedy Time

A brand new collection of fun and silly ideas loosely arranged into the form of a show by award winning comedian Andy Field As seen/heard on BBC One, Radio 1, Dave, ITV2 and Comedy Central

The Monday Club

Grab yourself a drink and join us in the Museum bar for a relaxed weekly night of new material from some of the finest comedians on the circuit. Featuring pro acts, new acts and maybe the odd one or two off the telly… Like our Facebook page to see who's performing each week and keep up to date with all things The Monday Club! IMPORTANT INFO: Subject to change, we will be keeping up with all the most current government guidance regarding COVID-19. Monday Club will be hosted in the Museum bar in socially distanced cabaret seating, please book your tickets together with your household or bubble and bear in mind that can seat a maximum of 6 people together. Table service will be available for drinks and snacks before the show and during the interval. The house will open at 6pm so if you'll be joining us for a drink please arrive in good time to order before the curtain at 7pm. We ask that you remain seated throughout the performance, and just like at the pub, wear your mask when moving around the venue, unless medically exempt. Thank you very much for your continued patience and co-operation as we begin to get back to the live comedy scene we know and love!

The Sexy Environmentalist

The Sexy Environmentalist is a high-octane mix of environmentalism and “sexiness” in a last-ditch effort to unite humanity and save the planet! Time is running out, but (according to Steve) the green movement has got its tactics wrong.We're not going to change the world by making people feel guilty about their life choices. Instead we have to make Environmentalism attractive to the masses. And this Sexy Environmentalist is just the man to do it. Combining interactive activism(ish), stories from Steve's time on the green front and even an intervention from THE Stormy Daniels (who, Steve argues, would be a better leader of the green movement than Greta Thunberg), this filthy but heartfelt hour will be the most important show you'll see this year! Praise for Steve Hili: "The energy of a dog that needs to be taken out" - Vice “Hilarious and eye-opening…the show was perfect, the comedian was perfect and you must see it ASAP” - Voicemag "sterling work" - The Guardian

Martin Willis: Jazz (WIP)

Jazz is a story of rhythm and improvisation, race and privilege, high art and laughing stock. This show is also called jazz. Martin Willis is a mixed-race bisexual with a good eye for a baseball cap, a fine-tuned musical ear, and a great relationship with his mum. Somewhere in all of that is this, his debut hour. Expect jokes, energy and a Twitter storm. There may also be a small amount of dancing, but don't worry, Martin has 14 years of practise under his belt and a silver Jazz Dance Award. No big deal. Formerly of sketch act Loose Brie "The banter is quick and easy, a lot of the jokes are impeccably dumb... But there's also something heartfelt behind it." ★★★★ - EdFringeReview "A show filled with distaste and laughter" ★★★★ Mumble Comedy Founder of Objectively Funny "A compassionate approach to creating shows" Guardian "Mental health pioneers" British Comedy Guide As seen/heard on BBC3, Radio 1, London Live, BBC Radio Scotland & Comic Relief.

Lone Wolf McQuade & Friends

Three friends are here to make you laugh. Stand-up comedians Emily McQuade, Phil Green and David Ferguson are here to save you from the mundane! How can a Lone Wolf have friends? When they’re a little surreal, a lot funny and prepared to howl at the moon. Starring Emily McQuade - Leicester Square Not So New Comedian 2019 finalist ' I laughed from beginning to end... I have been left with some absurdly amusing images in my brain space.' - Gareth Reeves, Radio Faversham Phil Green - Max Turner Prize 2021 & South East New Comedian 2019 finalist David Ferguson - 'Moves between laughter and tears with great skill. Could say anything and you would accept it.’ Paul F Taylor 'A great storyteller with an ear for the silly' Mary Bourke

Good Grief

A female driven two hander tragi-comedy, the play presents itself as a series of interactions between a grieving mother and the girlfriend of the son she lost to a hereditary heart condition. As the women become more familiar, a genuine bond begins to form between the two and both begin to move forward in their grief. However, one is hiding a secret that would change the dynamic of their relationship forever. A slow creeping thriller about moving through grief, friendship and the lies we are willing to lead in order live a happy life. The production is being produced by the critically acclaimed The XV Theatre Company and directed by award winning Veronica Quilligan. “Complex theatre that packs a punch… riveting” **** Ithankyou Theatre “ A multileveled exercise in uncomfortable storytelling” **** The Review Chap “powerful and quite devastating… at times it takes your breath away. A triumph.” **** Close Up Culture Magazine Trigger Warning: The play confronts issues of death and grief as well as references to suicide.

Sweet Relief

Follows Dill, a student stuck in drama class, despite a hidden desire to become a comedian. After an eye opening session, he decides to show his class a series of sketches he’s written, having kept secret from the world until now. A comedy with a touch of heart, ‘Sweet Relief’ is about embracing who you truly are. No matter the risk of ridicule from others, you have to be you.

Nathan Cassidy: Bumblebee

Multi-award winning comedian Nathan Cassidy's hilarious and thrilling true crime stand-up show. Thought your 2020 was bad? You get home, the door is smashed, a burglar flees. You chase – to the backing of ‘Flight of the bumblebee’. And then… a sting in the tale – let’s play. ‘Bumblebee' is a brand new show from multi-award winning comedian and host of global hit podcasts Psycomedy and Daily Notes, Nathan Cassidy. It’s an edge-of-your-seat, thought provoking and laugh-filled chase story as Nathan pursues his burglar and his life flashes before his eyes. Think all the suspense of a Netflix true crime documentary with all the storming, powerful comedy of Bill Burr. This is Nathan Cassidy bursting back from time away from the stage with a powerhouse of a performance and a barn-stormer of a show, with an ending that will make your jaw drop to the floor! Best Show Leicester Comedy Festival Nominee 2020 The only live show Edinburgh Fringe 2020 Best Show Buxton Fringe Winner (and 5-time nominee) “A classic, rollercoaster Fringe hour. Star-in-waiting…He is untouchable” ★★★★ Bruce Dessau, The Times 2020 “Stormingly good. Intelligent, funny, bang on point.” Kate Copstick www.nathancassidy.com/bee for clips and more https://youtu.be/yKrgwpHU9SQ

Jacob Hatton the Futurist

In 2019 Jacob Hatton performed a stand-up show set at the end of the world. Now, emerging in 2021 he’s learned that he has the gift of prophecy. An hour of dreamy, angular, inventive stand-up from Jacob Hatton (as head on BBC Radio 4). “Endorphin Milking Titterfest” (Source: mumble comedy) “Attuned to the human psyche” (Broadway Baby)

Hotel Michelle

Come and spend a night at Hotel Michelle. This is an interactive, fully improvised show that uses audience suggestions for inspiration to create an hour of unforgettable, unrepeatable fun. After months of restricted travel, it's time to get away somewhere where you can relax, have a drink, and enjoy some hospitality. Hotel Michelle is an improvised comedy show centring around the staff and customers of a fictional hotel set in a location chosen by the audience. This is an interactive performance where audience members will be welcomed and shown to their seats by our "Bellhops" before being greeted formally by the "Concierge" to start the show. Suggestions and stories given to us by the audience will be incorporated into an hour-long performance with characters and relationships weaved together into a long-form comedy story developed entirely on the spot. Each performance will be entirely unique, so even we don't know how it will end! We can promise laughs, fun and a dose of escapism to an unknown destination in this five-star hotel comedy from one of Hoopla Impro's most hilarious house teams.

Track 96 Improvised Hip Hop

Track 96 is an improvised hip hop group. Based on audience suggestions, we create a world of rhyme and rhythm. We make-up rhymes on the spot and, as improvisers, create a story/scene that audiences connect with. Our live show is a high energy party atmosphere, consisting of a mix of freestyling, short games, and scenes that break out into full fledged hip hop musical numbers, all accompanied by a live beatboxer. Track 96 is London’s premiere hip hop improv group. We are diverse, multinational, and above all an experienced group of improvisers that have learned from some of the best (Northcoast, Chicago I/O, Hoopla, Maydays, The Nursery, The Free Association, etc.) and regularly perform across the UK. We love to put on shows and workshops that help promote this crazy thing called Hip Hop Improv. “Electric energy that brings a room to life, raising the roof with their rhymes - Track 96 are making their voices heard and you won’t want to miss out on the experience.” - The Phoenix Remix “This is the hottest new show in town. Its slick, funny, upbeat and just so awesome. They lift the roof every time and we are booking them as much as possible”- Steve Roe, founder of Hoopla Impro More reviews of our shows and workshops can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/Track96Improv/reviews/ Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F-p2QrvgOg

Chloe Petts: Transience (Work-in-Progress)

Chloe Petts: Transience (Work-in-Progress) As seen on Dave's Hypothetical and heard on Radio 5 Live, join Petts, one of the most exciting prospects in comedy, in her debut hour of stand-up, Alpha. She deep dives into the world of masculinity, both toxic and otherwise, asking why she's so violent during non-contact sports... and contact sports to be honest. Expect introspection, outrospection and big laughs. Co-founder of acclaimed comedy collective, The LOL Word, Petts is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve and came runner-up in the Funny Women Awards 2017. "She is confident, laid-back, casual... and very funny" - The Guardian. “Compelling presence” -Steve Bennett, Chortle “Inexhaustibly funny mind” - Diva Magazine

Bareback

Would you exchange sex for eternal bliss? Don’t worry, everyone in the afterlife thinks that’s bonkers, too. Join a frantic sex therapist and a failed actress - among others - as they navigate sexless life after death. In this follow-up to their smash-hit 'Witch Hunt' ("Comedy of truth and wit" ★★★★★ EdFringeReview), duo Horseplay (Derek Mitchell and Kathy Maniura) turn their distinctive and character-led narrative style to another absurd kaleidoscopic story, this time about sex, sexuality and performance. It's fast. It's gay. It's wigs. "Hilarious, multi-talented" ★★★★ (LGBT Arts Review)

Bamestation

BAMESTATION (work-in-progress) is Black-British Michelle Brooks’ and British-Kazakhstani Aruhan Galieva’s 60-minute comedy debut, with more BAMES than you can handle. Two broad box-ticking babes with distinct life experiences and (one might say) diverse identities celebrating the absurdity of being branded under the blanket term BAME. Michelle will take you through a cacophony of comic observations of BAMOUS women using music and video interludes that will shuttle you through her time and space compendium. Featuring well-known pop-culture characters, Michelle will explore the impact of identity politics on our lives as a whole, covering topics such as employment, fashion, music and social mobility. The Ted Talk you never wanted. Aruhan is not Kazakhstani enough, not British enough, not Northern enough and definitely not Green enough. JUST GIVE HER A BOX TO TICK. She is also an Intersectional Climate Justice Activist BUT before you start backing away - she’s a pretty crap activist (it’s really hard and she hates conflict). Through live music and song (and a bit of video projection), she will tackle the Climate Crisis and intersectionality - so it’s going to be a pretty sexy half an hour.

#NotAllMen

Esther Manito brings you her award winning brand-new stand-up hour ‘#NotAllMen’ after a successful and critically acclaimed award nominated 2019 show. Esther's biographical show takes you back to the 90's: lad mags, calling landlines, the vast amount of cock n ball graffiti and trying to imagine what she should ever hope for from a future spouse!?!?! Being told by the media around her that her middle eastern heritage was filled with misogynistic men compared to western fellas, yet Nuts magazine seemed to give a very different message.... Best Show Winner 2021 Leicester Comedy Festival. "Undeniable Stage Presence" - The Scotsman "Incredible Comedian" - EdFest Mag

Two Women on a Mission

Two women on a mission is a full and engaging hour of stand up and sketch comedy. Clare talks about her BGT performance, relationships and social anxiety. Sara opens up about her eating disorder with her character Fairy Lou. After their sets, they merge to bring you a host of famous faces to the stage. Endearingly mad. Chortle. Talented story telling & good comic timing. Fest Mag I laughed and smiled all the way through. Alesha Dixon.

Richard Stott: Dog WIP

Richard Stott returns to the Camden Fringe with a show exploring the merits and pitfalls of loyalty. On both a personal an national level we are expected to show it but what happens when it’s exploited. **** The Skinny **** Broadway Baby **** Three Weeks Runner Up in Dave’s top jokes 2019

I’ll Tell You What - Laura Smyth and Suzie Preece

Laura Smyth and Suzie Preece present their split bill show "I'll Tell You What", an hour of stand-up comedy by two of the funniest women coming up on the circuit. Join Laura and Suzie for an hour of laughter, over-sharing and tales of the worst advice they've ever been given. Who we are: Laura Smyth is a relative newcomer to the comedy scene but definitely one to watch. Funny Women Award Winner 2019. ‘a real force-of-nature’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle ‘Laura Smyth has only been doing comedy for a few months but sounds as if she has been doing it all her life.’ - Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke Suzie Preece was a Funny Women Semi-Finalist 2019 and performed a split-bill in Edinburgh 2019. “Suzie Preece is a standout” - Kate Maltby, The Times “...it's Preece who stands out” - Sally Stott, The Scotsman

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has landed a book deal! Is he sitting on a 'modern classic' or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds up together as he shrinks a decade specialising in mental health into a night of comedic (and humane) storytelling. "Perfect and hilarious", Buzzfeed

Ted Hill: All The Presidents Man

Comedian and silly boy Ted Hill's debut stand-up show covers every single US President, and one man's recovery from a mental breakdown. Spoiler alert: the man is Ted. From Washington to Biden, Ted opens up on his recovery from severe depression and includes a joke about each and every US President, attempting to reach a target he set himself at his lowest point. It's just your standard ‘coming-of-age, mental health crisis, every single US President as a metaphor for discovering the joy of being alive’ sort of stand-up show we're all so used to seeing these days. Featuring graphs, videos and a slew of silly jokes; absolutely no knowledge of US Presidents is required for this high-energy, life-celebrating whirlwind of feel-good, multimedia mischief.

Benji Waterstones and Matt Hutchinson: Mind and Body

‘Doctors Benji Waterstones and Matt Hutchinson stitch their comedy careers back together – coming fresh from being heroes throughout the pandemic, heroically doing front-line hero things, the sound of the “Clap for Carers” ringing in their ears. Benji is an award-winning comedian and NHS doctor specialising in psychiatry. His material provides a fly-on-the-padded-wall account of the mental health world – and he may even read you some of his forthcoming memoir “You Don’t Have to be Mad to Work Here” (Cape/Penguin). Matt is a hospital doctor and comedian. Some of his jokes are about hospital life, more are about racism, class and how he wished he’d left medicine to focus on his Djing career. “Safe hands” – Chortle, and some patients” "Perfect and hilarious"- Buzzfeed’

In Bad Taste

Violet HATES her boss. And capitalism. Mostly capitalism though (at least that is what she tells her best friends when she ropes them into creating her new utopia.) Fuelled by an onslaught of sexism, homophobia and unrealistic expectations of what it means to be a woman, the group set about chewing the fat of people who have done them wrong. It’s time to spark some sort of cannibalism-meets-feminism revolution. Written by Daisy Kelly, In Bad Taste is a moral play for people whose morals are consistently being tested. Performed by women who are infuriated by the current state of affairs in the UK and beyond, this show is a reflection of the general mood of a generation. Rising East - Jordan Jones "An experimental dark comedy that makes imaginative use of rap, dance and the breaking of the fourth wall. For anyone who gets a chance to see it, this is an extremely energetic and entertaining 60 minutes.” The Spectator - Lloyd Evans "They throw in improvisations and subtle pieces of stage business that are extremely funny.”

Charlie Dinkin: Fifty Five Minutes of Charlie Dinkin

A brand new work-in-progress hour from former BBC Comedy staff writer and very old baby Charlie Dinkin. “Interested in comedy that’s underpinned by a tight combination of academic thinking and playful wit? Charlie is one to watch” - Metro

Logan Murray's Stand Up Course: Sundays October 2021

"Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves." - New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This six session course gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible. Course Dates - Oct 24th, 31st / Nov 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th - Showcase 30th November 2021

Logan Murray's Stand Up Course: Saturdays, Sept 2021

"Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves." - New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This six session course gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible. Course Dates - Sept 18th, 25th / Oct 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th - Showcase 2nd November 2021 (no course 2nd Oct)

Logan Murray's Stand Up Course: Mondays, Sept 2021

‘Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves.’ - New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This ten week gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible . Course Dates - Sept 13th, 20th, 27th / Oct 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th / Nov 1st, 8th & 15th - Showcase 17th November 2021.

Logan Murray's Stand Up Course: Mondays, November 2021

‘Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves.’ - New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This ten week course gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible . Course Dates - Nov 22nd, 29th / Dec 6th, 13th, 20th / Jan 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st / Feb 7th & 14th - Showcase 16th February 2022.

Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2021 Semi Finals

Over 300 acts compete for the title of New Comedian of the Year in Leicester Square Theatre‘s hunt for the best new acts in the country. Now in it’s 12th year previous winners and finalists include Rob Beckett, Rachel Parris, Dane Baptise, Sofie Hagen, Tim Renkow, Bilal Zafar, Tez Ilyas and loads more… Heats take place throughout the Autumn season at the Museum of Comedy, culminating in the final in the at Leicester Square Theatre in December. The competition is open to any non-professional act who's been performing for 5 years or less and entries from character acts, musical acts and sketch groups are welcome. The only restriction is that all contestants must stick to 5 minutes of material or risk disqualification.

Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2021 Quarter Finals

Over 300 acts compete for the title of New Comedian of the Year in Leicester Square Theatre‘s hunt for the best new acts in the country. Now in it’s 12th year previous winners and finalists include Rob Beckett, Rachel Parris, Dane Baptise, Sofie Hagen, Tim Renkow, Bilal Zafar, Tez Ilyas and loads more… Heats take place throughout the Autumn season at the Museum of Comedy, culminating in the final in the at Leicester Square Theatre in December. The competition is open to any non-professional act who's been performing for 5 years or less and entries from character acts, musical acts and sketch groups are welcome. The only restriction is that all contestants must stick to 5 minutes of material or risk disqualification.

Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2021 Heats

Over 300 acts compete for the title of New Comedian of the Year in Leicester Square Theatre‘s hunt for the best new acts in the country. Now in it’s 12th year previous winners and finalists include Rob Beckett, Rachel Parris, Dane Baptise, Sofie Hagen, Tim Renkow, Bilal Zafar, Tez Ilyas and loads more… Heats take place throughout the Autumn season at the Museum of Comedy, culminating in the final in the at Leicester Square Theatre in December. The competition is open to any non-professional act who's been performing for 5 years or less and entries from character acts, musical acts and sketch groups are welcome. The only restriction is that all contestants must stick to 5 minutes of material or risk disqualification.

Jim And Dave Have Lost The Dressing Room

Stars of The Football Show on YahooSport, Jim Daly (50+million views online, "Very, very funny” - Kevin Day) and Dave Bibby (Comedy Central, BBC Radio 4, “A highly capable performer who could very plausibly develop cult status” - Broadway Baby) perform a comedy show about the beautiful game. Songs, stand-up, sketches, prizes, special guests. There's even something for people who don't like football! Help us choose the greatest Premier League team beginning with S, marvel as we sing a song about all 92 football league clubs, and celebrate England's Euro 2021 win (NB this copy was written in April).

Howerd's End

Frankie Howerd was one of Britain's most loved comedians for half a century. But he had a secret. And the secret's name was Dennis. This brand new play by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope) takes you to the heart of Frankie and Dennis' clandestine relationship, which lasted from the 1950s until Frankie's death in 1992. It also affords a glorious opportunity to encounter Frankie in full-flight stand up mode. Packed with laughter, but unafraid of truth, Howerd's End portrays two humans' journey through closeness, love, grief, and all the other things that make life worth living. Come and say farewell to a legend...and learn the art of letting go. Written by Mark Farrelly With Simon Cartwright as Frankie Howerd and Mark Farrelly as Dennis Heymer Directed by Joe Harmston Running time: 75 mins ★★★★★ London Living Large ★★★★ Theatre Weekly ★★★★ London Pub Theatres ★★★★ Libby Purves ★★★★Sardines Magazine ★★★★ The Reviews Hub ★★★★ Reviews Gate ★★★★ Theatre Vibe ★★★★ London Theatre 1 ★★★★ British Theatre Guide ★★★★ North West End

Andrew Bird: Invincible at The Museum of Comedy

Following a successful debut tour culminating at The Leicester Square Theatre and a recording of a sold-out hometown sell-out, Andrew is back with a brand new show. After the traumatic event of seeing a revered, legendary comedian literally dying on stage in front of him and the fall out making global news, it’s hard to take anything seriously. Brutally honest stand-up with free-flowing stories and opinions on Prince Andrew, learning Slovakian, “millennial grandparents” and how the people you look up to seem invincible. He’s become the go to support act for the likes of Rhod Gilbert, Rob Brydon, America’s Brian Regan, Jason Manford, John Bishop and Michael McIntyre on his recent arena tour, including Wembley and the O2. He’s written on TV shows Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Lee Mack’s Duck Quacks Don’t Echo and is a regular guest on BBC Radio’s The Rhod Gilbert Show. “A great story-teller” - TimeOut “Comedy gold...Bird’s going to be a star, catch him close-up now” - The Scotsman “Truly an excellent comedian” - Michael McIntyre “Very punctual” - Rob Brydon

Tom Binns: The ‘Psychic’ Comedium

Multi award winning comedian Tom Binns has performed his ‘Psychic’ Character Ian D Montfort to 5-star reviews around The World and in the smash hit British film “Eaten by Lions”. He’s entertained and amazed sceptics and believers alike on his own BBC Radio 2 series ‘Ian D Montfort is: Unbelievable’ and his critically acclaimed BBC 1 Friday night series Hospital People. During this time Tom claims to have discovered a genuine ‘psychic’ ability and now performs as The ‘Psychic’ Comedium. In his performances Tom clearly makes jaw dropping revelations about his audience but is he gifted or is he deluded or is he just full of shit? Whatever you decide his gift for comedy is undeniable and his ‘psychic’ powers are unbelievable! “Binns has either gone native or so deeply ironic that he’s lost touch with reality. I can only assume he sells more tickets if he claims to be the real deal. In this post-truth ‘end of days’ era we’re living in, why not? Best of luck to him.” - Evening Mail

Anna Clifford's WIP

“ I can’t tell if I am being ghosted or that person is practising social distancing very well” Watch Irish comedian Anna Clifford's work in progress show as she dissects the cruel millennial practice of ‘Ghosting’ while sharing her own stories of dating, family and wellness retreats that are frightfully funny! Anna needs your help to work out all the material she has written during Ireland's four very long lockdowns. A guaranteed good night with a superb special guest. "Absolute joy to watch. Someone who will guarantee to fill the room with laughter" - The Comedy Wire"

The Players’ Theatre: Old Time Music Hall

Traditional, Victorian ‘Old Time Music Hall’ All the songs you love to sing and the jokes you love to hear. A joyous trip down memory lane.25th July 2021 will be a special show, a welcome back to the Player's and a glass of bubbly supplied.Two hours of song, dance, magic and laughter all in the capable hands of your elegantly waist coated Chairman. Beautiful costumes, song sheets, an unmissable show! “ The City’s standard bearers for old-school Music Hall... This is cutting edge Victoriana...rich in the eccentricities beloved by the British and their visitors ” - Time Out

Paddy Raff: Raff Out Loud

Fresh from his sold out headline show in Belfast’s SSE Arena, Northern Ireland comedy sensation Paddy Raff takes his popular brand of stand-up & musical comedy on the road. Accompanied by his guitar, ’Raff Out Loud’ showcases brand new material with the most popular songs & stories from Paddy’s meteoric 2-year rise on the NI comedy scene.

Juliette Burton: ReDefined

Juliette Burton: ReDefined Juliette Burton was on tour in March 2020 with her show, Defined. Then her tour, our lives, our world were Redefined, forever. Her original show was all about what happened when everything steadfast in her life back in 2018 vanished leading her to redefine her love, life and labels... herself. Now she’s back to explore how recent times have Redefined EVERYTHING. How do you define yourself? Juliette has performed five solo shows, When I Grow Up, Look At Me, Decision Time, Butterfly Effect and Defined, at the Edinburgh Fringe, selling out multiple runs. She has won the Argus Angel Award (Brighton Fringe), Spirit Of The Fringe Award (Bedfringe) and Voice Mag’s Pick Of The Fringe Award (Edinburgh Fringe). She has also performed at Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Juliette is an ambassador for Rethink Mental Illness. She also supports Mind and B-eat. As seen & heard on BBC One, ITV, Radio 4 & Radio 5 Live “Burton drips with charm – joyous” The Times “Huge talent”★★★★★ Daily Mirror ★★★★★ Sunday Mail ★★★★★ Voice Mag

Sam Carlyle: My Life and Other Jokes

Sam Carlyle: My Life and Other Jokes is a fun evening of storytelling through song and over gesticulation. You may be asking “Who even is Sam Carlyle?” right now, but after this cabaret you’ll certainly know her name (along with way too much else…) So come on down for an hour of mortifying stories, ranging from disastrous dates to toilet nightmares and beyond, and a song list you’ll know and love! You are sure to leave comforted that these things happen to everyone or beaming away because at least these things haven’t happened to you!

Scott Capurro Survives

Scott Capurro’s skills pandemic-surviving were honed in the 80s when all his friends died from AIDS. Covid-19, then, has been not only a breathless breeze, but another chance to grind comedy fodder out of human misery and desperation.

The Whoreing Twenties

KAT & KAT will take you on a journey to How to be a Hoe in the Whoreing Twenties! No topic is off limits - everything from how to avoid f*ck boys on Tinder to how to seal the D-eal on a date. Expect sexy stand-up and hilarious live sketches from the comedy duo! Everyone is welcome here, if you like sex and laughter this is the show for you! "Will leave you crying with laughter" - Secret London "Authenticity and rawness written all over" - Female Arts “As featured on US Rapper Cardi B's Instagram, Get Pulped & Wall of Comedy”

Siân Docksey: We Live in a Human Dream

Tired of living for other people’s approval, Siân decides to impress an octopus instead. A new gleefully absurdist alternative comedy romp through climate crisis, people- pleasing and squid. BBC New Comedy Award Nominee 2019 ★★★★“Joy and bewilderment in equal measure” - The Skinny ★★★★“ Siân Docksey has got her weird in order” - Funny Women “Silly, nonsensical, political, feminist, and weird.” - One4Review Siân Docksey is a queer surrealist comedian with political punch. As heard on BBC Radio 4, nominated for BBC New Comedy Award 2019.

Darren Walsh Puns: Too Soon?

This lockdown is definitely going to be over by December, right? Join award-winning punslinger Darren Walsh for some “stand-up covidy”, a ‘best of’ knees-up celebrating the end of the quarantine. Darren uses sound effects, video sketches, one-liners and improvised jokes based off audience suggestions. As seen on: • ITV’s Out There • BBC's iWonder • 'BBC Edinburgh Festivals Presents' Awards: • Best Joke Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019 • Dave - Top 10 Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2018 • Dave - Funniest Joke of the Fringe 2015 • UK's First Pun Champion • Top 10 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe in The Guardian, The Mirror & The Scotsman. Quotes: • "the most pun you can have with your clothes on. Punbelievable!" ★★★★★ - The Mirror • ★★★★ - Sunday Express • ★★★★ - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine • "A tall guy with a big talent for short jokes" - The Stage • "Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns." - Chortle • " Walsh is all set to become the new ruler of the comedy kingdom" ★★★★ - Broadway Baby • "Spot-on comic timing and really imaginative use of special effects" ★★★★ - Bath Echo More info at: http://darrenwalsh.co.uk

Arthur Smith: In Conversation With Beyond The Title

For over forty years, writer and comedian Arthur Smith has been at the forefront of new and emerging comedy. Now for the first time ever, the self-proclaimed Night Mayor of Balham talks openly to fellow comedian Phil Reid and writer Josh Barry about his unprecedented career in British comedy. Making history in May 1979 as the first comedian to mc the iconic Comedy Store, Smith pioneered the underground Alternative Comedy scene alongside his peers French and Saunders, Alexi Sayle and Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. Becoming one of the resident MCs at the Comedy Store for the majority of the eighties, Smith introduced some of the freshest and exciting emerging comedy talent, something which would surround his whole career. By the mid-eighties Arthur Smith was one of the most influential figures in British comedy and it wasn’t long before TV came calling. In 1985 together with his comedy partner Phil Nice, Arthur secured his own mockumentary series Arthur and Phil Go Off for the relatively new network Channel Four. Surviving for two series between 1985 and 1987, Arthur and Phil Go Off proved to be the only TV vehicle for the short-lived double act. Despite a formidable comedy career, this remains one of Arthur’s most celebrated TV vehicles which is surprising for the man with such an active role in the development of British comedy. Yet Arthur has always preferred the art of live performance and the rest of his career has epitomised this. In 1991 Arthur teamed up with writer Chris England to write the critically acclaimed stage play An Evening With Gary Lineker. The popularity of the stage show caught the attention of TV producers and just three years later ITV adapted it into a TV drama starring Caroline Quentin, Clive Owen and Paul Merton. This coincided with the 1994 World Cup in the USA which famously England didn’t reach. The drama takes place at the semi-final of Italia ‘90 between England and Germany as ardent fan Bill takes his wife Monica to revel in potential football glory. With brief cameos from John Motson and the man himself, An Evening With Gary Lineker proved a cult classic. In recent times when festivals and live entertainment shows have felt like a thing of the past, we quiz Arthur on his favourite acts and moments from his forty-year love affair with the Edinburgh Fringe and attempt to bring a slice of Edinburgh magic to Bloomsbury. So, join Arthur, Phil and Josh for an afternoon of comedy, anecdotes and laughter as we celebrate this icon of live performance.

Detroit Comedian Mike Geeter (As seen on Comedy Central’s Hart of the City 2”)

Detroit comedian Mike Geeter is coming bringing the funny to MoC! As an Ivy League dropout and community college graduate from Pontiac, MI, Mike brings a pointed look at life, family, and relationships that few others can…or should. From his upbringing in a family with 17 children to discussing his life as a father, Mike’s comedy is jagged wit mixed with a smooth delivery. Mike has headlined some of the finest comedy venues in the country and has worked with such outstanding comedians as Kevin Hart, Hannibal Burress, Natasha Leggero, Jim Norton, and Rickey Smiley, to name a few. Mike was featured on Fox Television’s comedy showcase “Laughs” (Season 1) and the Detroit episode of “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart Of The City 2” on Comedy Central (Season 2). Mike has recently released his first full length comedy CD “The Charm Offensive” available on all digital platforms.

Steve Hewlett : One Man - Many Friends

Comedy ventriloquist Steve Hewlett brings his own style of comedy to the Ventriloquist world and his stuffed friends tag along for hilarious situations and improvisation if needed. “ Steve is a True Artist” - Kenny G “That was Genius!” - Comedian Ross Noble “ Very Funny” - HRH Prince William

Carl Hutchinson: Live 2021

After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl returns with a brand new show! Expect stories, observations & audience interaction. Always an exciting night, join this dynamic and versatile performer for a truly unmissable evening of comedy. “One to watch” list 2019 - Chortle “Captivating… Outstanding… An all-round comic” ★★★★★ - One4Review “Joyously funny… Great self-effacing warmth… Brilliant characterisations & expert timing” ★★★★ - Theatre Bath

Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you! Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travel on an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions. Allons-y! ★★★★★ " Laughter so hard the seating shook " - One4Review ★★★★★ " A must see " - Scottish Field ★★★★ " The Doctor would approve " - BroadwayBaby " A talented cast, sharp improv skills and a slick live soundscape " - Radio Times " A splendid, inventive contagiously funny show... I’ll go again! " - Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers)

Chicken Fried Dreams

The first solo show from Harjeet Cheema , progressing from the legendary London Bridge nights that have brought in a regular crowd over the last couple of years. He’ll talk through his favourite subjects, politics, existentialism, human interaction and, of course, fried chicken.

The Stars of Tomorrow, TODAY! (A Comedy Course Showcase)

The Final Show of Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course. Logan has taught loads of famous people to do Comedy, so come and watch the stars of tomorrow take their first fledgeling steps into Showbiz. In future years, you’ll be able to tell people you saw them at their very first gig. You will be pleasantly surprised by how funny all the acts are.

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