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Wed 11th Sep at 7:30pm
@ Bloomsbury Theatre, London
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Resofit: Stewart Lee, Shazia Mirza, Robert Newman, Lewis Schaffer, Rosie Wilby, Baconface
Resofit is a fundraising gala comedy night for Resonance 104.4FM - "the best radio station in London" (The Guardian), the bill being organised by Stewart Lee.
Three times winner of the Radio Academy’s Nations and Regions Award and in its 11th year of broadcasting, Resonance is a not-for-profit station which needs to raise cash to maintain its extraordinary 24/7 service.
All proceeds from Resofit will allow Resonance to continue "operating in an enchanted realm of total creative freedom far beyond the ever-encroaching demographic and corporate timidities of either the BBC or commercial radio" (The Observer).
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An official Channel 4 survey of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups Ever placed Stewart Lee at number 41. His mother, whom he loves dearly, thinks Tom O'Connor the better comedian, having seen him do a joke about a sardine on a cruise ship ten years ago. And he isn't even in the top 100...
'The funniest, most cliche-free comedian on the circuit' (Ricky Gervais).
'Marvellously funny: mordant, thoughtful and crafted' (Observer)
'Masterful' (The Daily Telegraph).
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Winner of the London Comedy Festival 2001 and star of Eve Ensler's hit show, The Vagina Monologues. Shazia is lifting the veil on the world of Muslim comedy.
She is well-known for her appearances on BBC's Have I Got News For You, Beautiful People, Muslim Driving School, and The Now Show and Last Comic Standing on NBC.
A practising Muslim, Shazia is known for her deadpan delivery on her observations of her religious world. She works internationally, recently completing a six month tour of England and the United States and has appeared on BBC’s Have I Got News For You, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and CBS’s 60 Minutes.
The only female Muslim stand-up comedian, she has come a long way since starting out in Birmingham in 2000 working as a science teacher and driving up and down the country for a booking for as little as £10.
'Wonderfully life enhancing' (The Guardian).
'No one can resist - the room erupts' (Elle Magazine).
'Clever, ground-breaking and very funny' (Evening Standard)
'Had the place in stitches' (Independent)
'The Lenny Bruce of female stand-up' (Metro).
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Once Rob, now Robert, Newman found fame as a member of the show that spawned a thousand catchphrases; The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and went stratospheric in the early '90s as one half of Newman and Baddiel, becoming the first comedy act to sell-out Wembley Arena. He also wrote for the BBC radio classic 'Week Ending' along with a host of contributors who included Ged Parsons, Oleg Stepaniuk, Nick and Roger Saunders, Michael Dines and Bob and Barbara Boulton. Having parted company with Baddiel, Newman now combines writing novels, campaigning against globalisation and performing some of the most informed and incisive political comedy.
'He is the funniest comedian I have ever seen. A passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian' (The Sunday Times)
'I am completely in awe of Robert Newman. Of his talent, his passion, his intelligence, and the way he turns them to comedy with real firepower. If this world could be saved by a Superhero whose Superpower was Comedy, that hero would be Robert Newman' (The Scotsman).
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Controversial, unpredictable, and hilarious renowned stand-up comedian from New York.
'Lewis Schaffer has a unique style. He can insult you and love you in the same sentence' (Time Out New York)
'An hour with Lewis Schaffer is an hilarious, cathartic, exhilaratingly appalling experience’ (The Scotsman).
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Former singer / songwriter who, prompted by friends and fans who often found themselves in fits of giggles at her silly in between song banter, entered Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny and found herself in the semi finals at Edinburgh Fringe in Summer 2004. Rosie made the switch to comedy in 2005.
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Venue: Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street
WC1H 0AH 51.525322, -0.132986
Enquiries: 0207 388 8822
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