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Enjoy the comedy stylings of Rosie Wilby ('A lesbian Eddie Izzard' Diva) and multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-Up, Allyson June Smith as well as Kate McCabe making her MY Comedy debut ('Just a goddamn delight' - Manchester Wire) while resident MC, Maureen Younger ('one of the best MCs in the country' Jo Enright) will once again be hosting the evening.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
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. 'A whole host of laughs' (www.one4review.co.uk) 'utterly charming' (Buzz) 'you will fall for Wilby's show no matter where you sit on the Kinsey scale' (Scotsgay).
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Allyson June Smith
Since 2000, Allyson June Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. Playing to packed rooms has become like another day in the classroom for this former school teacher. A multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-Up. Allyson's credits include her own hour long Comedy Now special, appearances on CBC Radio’s hit show The Debaters, and the Winnipeg, Halifax and Just For Laughs Festivals, to name just a few. After working her way across Canada, Allyson is now taking the UK by storm with her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful comedy. "Book her, see her, just do whatever you can to be near her; she’s gonna be a huge star!” Jason Manford "Ultra likeable and versatile" Now Magazine, Toronto "Wasn’t afraid to be shocking and explicit… hilarious" – **** Three Weeks "Yet another hilarious Canadian with great hair" Stewart Francis
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An American comic now in Manchester, Kate McCabe has been warmly received by audiences all over the UK. A likeable blend of the observational and the ridiculous, Kate also works with ComedySportz improv troupe. "Delivers strong material with aplomb" - Three Weeks. "More Tina Fey than Katy Brand" - Student Direct. "Mccabe stormed the venue...a thorough delight to watch" - Arts in Leicester.
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Maureen is frank, fast, feisty, sharp and engaging – honest humour with attitude! She works as a stand up comedian and compere all around the UK and abroad and even gigs in German! As an experienced compere, Maureen is known for her quick wit and sharp audience interaction. In the UK she is one of the few comedians who works regularly on the mainstream and urban comedy circuits. Her gigs have ranged from being the support act for the entire West End run of The Naked Magicians at the Trafalgar Studios as well as one of the warm up acts for Puppetry of the Penis to performing at the Barbican alongside Arthur Smith; supporting Shazia Mirza on tour; to being one of the acts at the Jamaica vs The World gigs at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Maureen is also the resident MC of MY Comedy in London and Birmingham, and has worked as a contributor on BBC Radio and Sky News. 'Maureen Younger is more than compere, more than host, with a natural gift of the gab she's quick off the mark and doesn't miss a trick!' (www.gingerbeer.co.uk) 'If you have been lucky enough to see her perform you will be fully aware of just how funny and infectious this woman is.' (Time Out) “one of the best MCs in the country” (Jo Enright) '... whose punch lines also hit the mark in German' (Cologne Rundschau) 'Engaging and funny' (Three Weeks).
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Kitchen Garden Cafe
- 17 York Road
- King's Heath
- B14 7SA
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