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Thu 10th Jul
Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
@ Hyde Park, London
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Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park: Tim Minchin, Milton Jones, Nina Conti, Alan Davies, Gina Yashere, Jasper Carrott
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2013's acclaimed midweek comedy club breaks out onto the Main Stage for 2014!
London’s Hyde Park will be welcoming the uber-talented Australian comedian Tim Minchin at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on Thursday 10th July, with tickets strictly limited to 4,000.
Minchin takes to the 'Great Oak Stage' following his headlining stint as Judas Iscariot in the sell out arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and off the back of the huge Broadway and West End success of his multi award winning musical Matilda - which scooped a record breaking 7 Olivier Awards. Going back to his day job of stand up musical comedy, this will be his first time performing in the historic Royal Park.
Tim will be performing on the main stage, so bring along your picnic blankets and chairs and claim your spot on the grass in London’s Hyde Park. If you’d rather though, there will also be unreserved seating in the Grandstand area for an evening of the best outdoor comedy entertainment offered anywhere in London.
Joining Tim will be the cream of UK comedy talent: Milton Jones, Nina Conti, Alan Davies and Gina Yashere as support, plus Special Guest Host - the legendary Jasper Carrott!
Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer. He has been performing his unique brand of musical comedy in front of appropriately excitable and ever-growing audiences since starting out in South Melbourne’s Butterfly Club in 2005. His songs span various musical styles and topics such as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice(ism), logical fallacies(ism) and his amour de fromage et boobs. He plays the piano, wears skinny jeans and sports wildly teased hair. He worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), to write the music and lyrics for Matilda The Musical.
“If you’re going to play big spaces, this is the way to do it; with a 55-piece orchestra and a juggernaut full of showmanship, making this a big show in every sense…a superlative night out.” (Chortle)
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Milton Jones? You know, the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock The Week! Comedian, writer and actor, whose stand-up is full of surrealism, nonsense and sharp wit. His style of humour is based on mostly one-liners involving puns. Jones has had various shows on BBC Radio 4, at the beginning of which he is sometimes announced as 'Britain's funniest Milton'.
'The wild-haired Jones has raised wordplay to the level of fine art' (Radio Times)
'He's fast, absurd and very funny' (Radio Times)
'No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride' (The Guardian)
'The best one-line merchant in British Comedy' (Chortle).
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2013 BAFTA-nominated filmmaker and British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti
performs with a puppet monkey. The monkey is rude and a bit angry. Nina is all sweet and innocent. It is a brilliant double act for the 21st century.
Ground-breaking ventriloquist Nina is a star of BBC's Live at the Apollo, QI and HBO's Family Tree.
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English comedian, writer and actor, best known for starring in the mystery series Jonathan Creek and the panel show QI.
Alan began his career in stand-up comedy in 1988 and was runner-up in the City Limits New Act of the Year contest 1989. He was named Time Out Best Young Comic in 1991 and made his network television debut on Tonight with Jonathan Ross in 1992. In 1993 he was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Newcomer. Since then, Alan has gone on to appear on TV and on the stage, winning Best Actor in a Drama at the Monte Carlo Television Awards for his 2001 role of Bob in Russel T Davies’ Bob And Rose.
After returning from Australia following a successful tour of QI Live, Alan went back to his stand-up roots in 2012 with 'Life Is Pain', and is back on the road in 2013 with his highly anticipated follow up show, 'Little Victories'.
'Had the audience in stitches... hilarious' (The Age)
'Alan Davies has lost none of his appeal... heart-tugging and deeply funny' (Big Issue)
'One of the best stand-up comics out there... packed with deft silliness and shrewd observation' (The Guardian).
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LA-based Gina Yashere was voted 'Best Female Stand-Up' at the Black International Comedy Awards and starred in BBC 2's Blouse And Skirt.
She also has her own newspaper column.
Her bombastic delivery, infectious personality and cheeky observations have turned this British comedian into one of America's hottest comics.
Listed as one of the Observer's top 10 Best Female Comedians, miss at your peril.
'Infectiously funny' (Metro)
'One of the best comics in the world' (The Guardian)
'10 Best Female Comedians...' (The Observer)
'A joy' (The Times)
'Hip, hyper and adventurous' (Time Out)
'Shrapnel-sharp gags' (Evening Standard)
'Yashere is marvellous in audience interaction' (The Arts Desk).
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A career that has spanned five decades first started when Jasper became resident compére at the Boggery Folk Club in Birmingham in the mid-'70s. There he discovered his talent for comedy, and his inability to sing; the rest, as they say, is history.
Apart from his stand-up comedy and TV shows such as 'Carrot's Commercial Breakdown', this award-winning Brummie comedian is probably best known for his spoof police drama with Robert Powell, 'The Detectives', and his undying passion for Birmingham City FC.
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Venue: Hyde Park
Enquiries: 020 7298 2100
Site Plan: View the Site Plan
→ Victoria 17 min walk
→ Hyde Park Corner 7 min walk
→ Green Park 8 min walk
→ Bond Street 9 min walk