Sat 20th Jul at 9:00pm (doors 7:00pm)
@ Jongleurs Croydon, Croydon
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Jongleurs Croydon: Katherine Ryan, Rob Collins, Daliso Chaponda, Joe Rowntree
Eat, Drink, Laugh and Dance at the very best comedy club in Croydon.
With shows running every Saturday night, Jongleurs provides the best in live entertainment with some of the top comedians in the country – but why let the night stop when the comedians finish? Your ticket allows you to carry on partying late into the night at Tiger Tiger Croydon, with its five bars and two floors; you will have a night to remember!
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
The product of a strict Irish father and a glitzy Canadian 'stage mom', Katherine Ryan won neither friends nor pageant titles growing up. Try as she might to shed her questionable perspectives and super sparkly nature, she's not sure we can ever truly escape our childhood indoctrinations. Katherine puts a hilarious spin on many topics including life as a single mum and gender hypocrisy in a laid-back, funny, and downright honest show.
As well as being a writer-performer Katherine is also a talented actress and played the lead role of George in Victoria Pile's Channel 4 series Campus. Katherine also appeared regularly throughout the second series of Episodes as Merc's Assistant.
'She has perfect timing and enough attitude to stop an elephant in its tracks' (Time Out)
'If only every comedian was as acerbic, smart and downright funny as Katherine Ryan' (Eastern Daily Press)
'This entertaining hour... flies by... all the hallmarks of an increasingly assured comic...' (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
'Warped wit... striking presence... killer lines... calm confidence' (The Scotsman)
'Thoughtful, funny and just twisted enough' (The Times).
Katherine Ryan was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Since reaching the final of So You Think You're Funny? 2004, Rob has gone on to become a very much in demand act on the UK and Irish circuit as both compere and stand up comedian.
He '... gives audiences who want their laughs kept straight forward exactly what they want... told with the sort of natural chattiness it's impossible to dislike'(http//:www.chortle.co.uk).
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Daliso is a versatile African comedian equally comfortable talking politics, romance, filth or religion. As such, he has performed in such diverse venues as churches, casinos, strip clubs and sports bars and was a finalist on Britain's Got Talent 2017. He has lived in countries where the press is not allowed to criticize the government, and in others with no libel laws where they can say anything. He has been both a journalist and a jaded newsreader.
Daliso has appeared at many festivals that have included Melbourne, Edinburgh, Singapore and Cape Town Festivals. He is also a prolific fiction writer and has had his science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction published in numerous magazines and anthologies. He also co-wrote a play that aired on BBC Radio 4.
'Full of extravagant gestures and impassioned speeches. He inspires whoops and cheers from his watchers. Highly recommended' (BBC)
'A joy to listen to. Provocative, poignant and ultimately hilarious' (The Guardian)
'I laughed so much I thought I'd pass out!' (The List)
'It takes a special kind of act to work on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as across Africa), but it seems an easy transition as he compels the crowd with his racial and socially insightful comedy' (News and Star, Carlisle)
'Absolutely [took] the roof off the place. Brilliant, brilliant act' (The Frog and Bucket).
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Star of Sky1's Brainiac and an established stand-up comedian, having toured with Rhod Gilbert on his Award Winning Mince Pie tour and performed at the Comedy Store, Jongleurs, The Bearcat and XS Malarkey to name a few.
Joe is also the creator of Morgan Berry, Pet Bereavement Counsellor.
'... has the unique ability to take a cold room and reduce it to fits of laughter' (GQ Magazine)
'Bags of madcap energy and an instant daft allure... It is his use of very specific and nonsensical language that is so captivatingly funny' (Chortle)
'Ridiculous in its simplicity but with a lot of obviously thought-through preparation, this is an amazing example of how to do it right' (Graeme Connelly on Morgan Berry).
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Venue: Jongleurs Croydon
Bookings: 08700 111 960
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