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Sun 24th Mar at 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm)
Comedy At The Railway Streatham
@ The Railway, London
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Comedy At The Railway Streatham: Ian Cognito, Nathan Caton, John Hastings, Sofie Hagen, Siôn James
Comedy night featuring top acts from the national circuit, with food available until 8:00pm - and free lollipops!
Please arrive early if ordering food and call The Railway to book a table for dining.
Note. The line-up is subject to change.
Ian Cognito has been compared to Lenny Bruce, Bill Hicks and Gerry Sadowitz. Winner of the Time Out Stand Up Comedy Performance Award 1999. He has been excluded from many venues because of his onstage antics.
Outspoken, opinionated and totally clued up, Ian Cognito's take on the world will have you convinced and convulsed (with laughter) as he spits his darkly humorous vitriol over an unsuspecting crowd.
'if you want to know what's wrong with New Britain, Ian Cognito's going to tell you. And if you don't, you'd better keep your mouth shut. Just stunning' (The Guardian)
'This electrifying, terrifying and ultimately vulnerable performer warmed a cold Glasgow audience to boiling point. Stand up should always be like this' (The List).
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Nathan is a young black British comic, gigging on both the mainstream and black comedy circuit. His set is highly obsevational, influenced by his culture and upbringing, and also coming from a young person's outlook on life, from the well-known Nigerian traffic warden and the always-disciplining West-Indian mother, to MTV's Pimp my Ride.
'Excellent story-telling skills keep the crowd easily entertained' (Three Weeks)
‘Caton is probably the most exciting young black comic on the scene’ (Fest Magazine)
'Caton's a slick performer with an unbeatable stage attitude and the confident air of someone much more experienced' (Chortle)
'Compelling, well-observed stand-up... He specialises in laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media' (The Guardian).
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John Hastings is a comedian who has performed all over America, Canada all the small scary corners of the United Kingdom.
Since moving to the UK John Hastings is very much in demand from the top comedy venues, entertaining audiences with his sharp punchlines delivered through his observational storytelling style.
'Shockingly good' (Montreal Gazette)
'A strong calling card from a thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities... we're in the hands of an appealing consummate pro' (Chortle)
'He was fast, polished and had an original slant. We will hear more of him' (http//www.BroadwayBaby.com)
'Particularly awesome' (San Francisco Examiner).
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Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year winner.
'Warm, accessible but in no way bland, Hagen delighted the crowd with personal tales and observations. Her skill becomes all the more apparent when looking at her silences as well as her writing, her timing is spot-on and pauses, facial expressions and knowing nods and smiles all combine to make an act who is destined to make a name for herself' (http://www.chortle.co.uk)
'Hagen's act sharply pokes fun at British words and phrases and she's not afraid switch to bleaker, more contentious subject matter' (http://TimeOut.co.uk).
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Venue: The Railway
2 Greyhound Lane
SW16 5SD 51.418522, -0.134321
Enquiries: 0208 769 9448
→ Streatham Common 2 min walk