Sat 24th Mar at 7:30pm
@ Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, East Grinstead
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East Grinstead Spring Comedy Gala: Nish Kumar, Zoe Lyons, Adam Riches
"Spring is here! And so it can only mean one thing….it must be time for another evening of amazing stand up comedy!
Nish Kumar leads the line up with his familiar face from Mock the Week, Live from the BBC, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Have I Got News For You and BBC Radio 4 Extra’s topical comedy show Newsjack. He’s also the frontman for BBC’s new satirical “news” show The Mash Report.
With her trademark witticisms, Zoe Lyons is renowned for her brilliantly observed routines, which has earnt her numerous spots on Mock the Week, The Wright Stuff, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road Show, Room 101 and more.
Having won the Edinburgh Fringe Best Comedy Award for his 2011 show Bring Me the Head of Adam Riches, Adam Riches is becoming notoriously known for his exaggerated comedy parodies and extreme audience participation.
(*Line up subject to change)"
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Rapid rising comedian and panel show regular who has hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical comedy show Newsjack and hosts The Mash Report (BBC Two) with comics Ellie Taylor, Steve N Allen, Jason Forbes, Tom Neenan and Rachel Parris.
'The affable comic expertly blends comedy and commentary in a routine that snipes unpityingly at Britain’s political class' (The Guardian).
'Impressive and accomplished... full of confidently delivered, wryly witty tales that delight in the quirks and possibilities of language' (The Scotsman)
'A comedian on the up... An ingenious, witty look at identity that suggests Kumar will soon be getting known for all the right reasons' (The Times)
Nish Kumar was placed in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2016.
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A comedy award nominee and a sharp and funny comedy performer who has appeared on Mock The Week. Very highly rated by fellow comedians, and regularly bringing down the Screamers Comedy Club roof.
Zoe takes a sideways view of life, picking out the many absurdities and turning them into hilarious routines which she delivers with tremendous energy. She performs her diverse material with utter conviction leaving everyone wanting for more. She won the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and the Dave, Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award in 2008.
'Achingly funny... A cracking show' (The Melbourne Age)
'Probably the most impressive British female comic on the circuit' (The Skinny)
'Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd' (The Guardian)
'Hugely confident, passionate, energetic... she gets better and better... Excellent' (The Daily Mirror)
'Throughout her show she unleashes non-stop rapid fire bolts of vinegar wit... I
defy anyone not to fold up with laughter at her show' (Edinburgh Evening News)
Zoe Lyons was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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Winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012, the biggest award in international comedy, for his wild and unpredictable rollercoaster of a show; Bring Me The Head Of Adam Riches. " A tear-inducingly funny piece of work." - The Telegraph.
Adam Riches is notorious for his ultra-participative character comedy shows: compelling hands-on, dignity-off involvement from (usually male) audience members.
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