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Mon 13th May at 7:30pm
Stand Up For Women
@ Bloomsbury Theatre, London
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Stand Up For Women: Michael McIntyre, Viv Groskop, Lucy Porter, Hal Cruttenden, Luisa Omielan, Maff Brown, Carly Smallman, Ed Petrie, Gary Colman, Andrew Doyle, Joel Dommett, Phil Nichol, James Mullinger
Smart-suited comedian from North London who has appeared on Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats to name but a few.
The past few years have been exceptional for Michael, performing sold-out shows in arenas all over the world. His 2012 tour, Showtime, was the biggest selling comedy tour in the world in 2012, playing to over 640,000 people including a record-breaking ten night residency at London’s O2 Arena, matching the pop-superstar Rihanna’s 2011 record.
Michael has also released three best-selling DVDs: 2008’s Live and Laughing, was the biggest selling UK debut stand-up DVD of its time, Hello Wembley, which in 2009 became the fastest-selling UK stand-up DVD of all time - a record it still holds, and 2012’s Showtime, which beat its competitors to the Christmas Number One spot.
'One of the most gifted performers to emerge in years.' - The Evening Standard.
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British journalist, writer and comedian. As a stand-up, MC and improviser, she was a finallist in the 'Funny Women 2012' awards.
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Diminutive stand-up comedian making a big name for herself. Within seconds of appearing on stage, her flirty, gossipy, effervescent style charms everybody! She has written for many top comedians, including Johnny Vaughan, Gail Porter and Griff Rhys Jones, and starred on many TV stand-up comedy shows.
'Fizzing with inventive one-liners... a treat from start to finish' (The Herald)
'Clever, chatty and charming' (Three Weeks)
'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes of the everyday... genuinely delightful' (The Daily Telegraph)
'She is like your witty friend who's always brilliant company down the pub. Many stand-ups would give their non-drinking arms to be able to transfer that kind of sparkling bar-room bonhomie to the stage and Porter does it effortlessly' (The Scotsman).
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Following stand out performances on Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Let's Dance For Comic Relief (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1) and Mock The Week (BBC2), Hal is being strongly tipped as the next big thing.
Hal's comedy is simultaneously warm and catty, straight and camp - it's a lovely mix that has made him a regular guest on John Bishops's Only Joking (Sky1) and led to not one, but two sitcoms being produced this year.
'An absolute joy to watch... fabulous' (The Scotsman)
'Best solo stand-up show to date' (The Daily Telegraph)
'He had the audience eating out of his hands' (Chortle)
'On the edge of great fame' (Fest).
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Newcomer comedian Luisa Omielan is a diva in training. She's got the sass, she's got the earrings, now she's ready for the lifestyle!
'Omielan could find the humour in a brown paper bag' (Vogue)
'Fresh, frank and fearless – a gutsy new star is born' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Watching a raw, natural talent doing something surprising and clever and hugely enjoyable, and knowing that you've just witnessed a star being born' (Skinny)
'Omielan’s energy is infectious... a star in her own right' (Three Weeks)
'An intense, funny and manic hour of soul-baring comedy' (Chortle).
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Maff Brown began performing in November 2005. His weekly club, Outside The Box Comedy Club, was nominated and won the prestigious Best Comedy Club Award from the renowned website chortle.co.uk.
Brown tours the UK comedy circuit developing his own material. March 2007 saw him tackle the comedy clubs in New York City and has had numerous gigs in London's legendary Comedy Store, most popular were the charity fundraiser gigs for Macmillan Cancer Support. These have been held on each September after his return from the Edinburgh festival.
2007 saw a successful gig with Brown hosting and the bill including Dara O'Briain, Russell Howard and was headlined by Al Murray. 2008 was a total sell out with The Independent heralding the evening as 'A triumph!'
'Maff is one of those comics that doesn't need to try. Jokes fall out of him like gold coins coming out of a pirate's chest' (Frank Skinner).
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Musical comedian that performs bubbly and silly songs about the most questionable subjects. She has written for BBC Comedy Online and has appeared on several TV and Radio shows including: The Rob Brydon Show on BBC2.
'You leave feeling like you have head a good catch up with an old friend... I laughed non-stop and left with a big smile on my face' (Fresh Fringe)
'Smutty, outspoken jollity' (The Daily Telegraph).
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Finalist in the 2003 Channel 4 So You Think You're Funny competition, Ed is best known for the Ed & Oucho shows and Going All Over The Place. He's also been in Smack The Pony and Green Wing.
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Ex-SAS man Gary has performed all over the UK, from the London Comedy Store to the Edinburgh Festival and in was finalist in New Act Of The Year 2009 at the Hackney Empire.
He is an accomplished comic actor (his Macbeth... hilarious) and was nominated Best Comic Actor in 2Days Laughter Short Comedy Festival 2008.
His comic play Salvation Army was produced by First Draft Theatre Company in various theatres in London.
'Highly inventive and very funny' (Frank Skinner).
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Andrew is a playwright, sketch writer, comedian and actor from the Black Country. He has had several sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including 'Shamlet' in 2003. He appeared in the sketch show, Pop Tarts, at the Pleasence Theatre, Edinburgh during the 2003 Festival. His other writing credits include the the groundbreaking NewsRevue.
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International globetrotter, English Comedian of the Year finalist, SKINS contributor and general heart throb, Joel Dommett is known for reducing sell out audiences into bouts of uncontrollable laughter. This five time winner of the Comedy Café competition is not to be missed.
'Manically funny act' (Three Weeks)
'Hilarious... delightful tales' (The Scotsman)
'Young, sharp and clever' (Sunday Times).
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A barnstorming, madcap Canadian stand-up comedian who was voted Time Out Comedian of the Year 1999, and was a Perrier nominee in 2002. Totally unpredictable; those with a heart condition be warned!
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Venue: Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street
WC1H 0AH 51.525322, -0.132986
Enquiries: 0207 388 8822
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