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Wed 2nd Oct at 7:00pm
Laugh Till It Hurts - In Aid of Crisis
@ Bloomsbury Theatre, London
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Laugh Till It Hurts - In Aid of Crisis: Josh Widdicombe, Patrick Monahan, Lloyd Langford, Ivo Graham, Barry Cryer, Alistair McGowan, Pappys, Mark Dolan
One of the best up-and-coming comedians on the UK circuit, Josh Widdicombe is in constant demand at clubs and theatres across Britain. He is also fast establishing himself on the live circuit, regularly supporting huge comic talent such as Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre. Star of BBC2's 'The Rob Brydon Show', Channel 4's 'Stand Up For The Week' and '8 Out Of 10 Cats', Josh was also nominated for Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2011 and Chortle Best Breakthrough Act in 2011. He was also FHM Stand-Up Hero 2010.
'Guardian sports reporter turned ace observationalist Josh Widdicombe has the ability to find the sparkle in the mundane that puts him in line to be the next Sean Lock' (The Guardian)
'This is one of the most individual, accomplished, hilarious and unforgettable hours I have had this year' (The Scotsman)
'His talent for comedy is priceless' (Evening Standard).
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Winner of ITV's Show Me The Funny, this half-Iranian, half-Middlesborough comic is a rising star on the comedy circuit. Full of an insatiable lust for life, his exuberant comedy greets the audience like a sex-starved spaniel would greet a trouser leg.
A natural-born performer, he exudes charisma from the stage (and often off it, when he scuttles into the crowd...!)
'High energy and conviction, his material is great; he's going to go far' (The Sunday Times)
'Omid Djalili meets Dave Allen' (Daily Mail)
'Monahan possesses the rare ability to be hilarious without being outrageous' (Three Weeks)
'The same mix of control and on-stage charisma as a young Alan Davies' (The Herald).
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Welsh comedian and comedy writer who has appeared on Ask Rhod Gilbert and written material for TV shows Live at the Apollo, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and The King is Dead. Lloyd's hearty comedy crawl is a delicious blend of jokes, stories, observations, ad-libs, one-liners, accents, theories, topical gags and self-deprecation.
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Winner of the 2009 So You Think You're Funny New Act Competition, at the age of 18, Eton and Oxford-educated Ivo Graham was nominated for best newcomer in the 2010 Chortle Awards.
'... with a natural gift for telling stories, his perceptive material is both fascinating and entertaining, leaving his audiences wishing for more' (Funhouse Comedy).
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One of the country's greatest comic writers, and unchallenged King of the One-Liner. Barry has appeared in TV and radio shows spanning the over four decades, and is star of Radio 4's top-rated comedy quiz show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.
Barry has written for such notable greats as Frankie Howerd, Bruce Forsyth, The Two Ronnies, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson and Morecambe and Wise in their heyday.
'He's like a very generous jukebox - you put a penny in and get 10 songs
back' (The Independent).
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The nation's favourite impressionist, also known for his brilliant stand-up and acting. McGowan is best known for his work with Ronni Ancona on The Big Impression (formerly Alistair McGowan's Big Impression), which spawned his culturally popular impressions of David Beckham, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Gary Lineker, Richard Madeley, Tony Blair, Ross Geller (Friends) and Dot Cotton (EastEnders). His one-man stand-up shows are also critically acclaimed.
"Wickedly funny mimicry" - Sunday Mirror.
"Even if Alistair McGowan wasn't an impressionist and stuck simply to stand-up gaggery, he'd surely be one of the best comics on the circuit. As it is, he gives us a double layer of excellence" - This Is Nottingham
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Hailed as 'the funniest sketch troupe on the fringe' (The Scotsman), Pappys were nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2007, won a Chortle Award in 2008 and have performed across the globe!
Between them they have many TV credits including Miranda, Meet The Parents, Fast and Loose, Trinny and Susannah: From Boom to Bust, Dick and Dom's Funny Business and Robert's Web.
'Best in their genre' (The Daily Mirror)
'One of the finest sketch troupes of the last decade' (The Guardian)
'The sheer joy with which these men deliver their skits and lines makes Pappy's irresistible' (Metro)
'A beautifully constructed pyramid of lunacy in which physical and verbal gags fly around at a dizzying pace' (Chortle).
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The presenter of Channel 4's 'Balls Of Steel' also performs as a witty stand-up and compere.
'Consistently funny' (Independent)
'Excellent material' (Three Weeks)
'So funny - Dolan is a master of improvisation and audience interaction - definitely not one to miss' (Festmag)
'The audience are left gasping for breath, such is the laughter in the room' (Sunday Express).
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Venue: Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street
WC1H 0AH 51.525322, -0.132986
Enquiries: 0207 388 8822
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
→ Euston (London) 7 min walk
→ Euston 7 min walk
→ Euston Square 3 min walk