Comedy In The Gar'den

Bistro Gautier, Harpenden
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Grab your sun cream and join us for truly awesome afternoon of comedy in the beautiful garden of Bistro Gautier! BBQ, drinks lots of laughs to be had for all!

Caution: Due to potential use of strong language, this show has been classed as 16+.

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.

Featuring

Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi appearing at this event

As seen as on Live At The Apollo, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 8/10 Cats and Have I Got News For You, Shappi Khorsandi is an Iranian female stand-up comic who established herself on the London circuit back in the early 2000's. Feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny, she handles every subject with razor sharp wit. She is also the best-selling author of A Beginners Guide to Acting English and her fantastic debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ was published by Ebury in 2016. Shappi was also elected president of the British Humanist society in 2017. 'Makes live comedy thrilling' (Evening Standard). 'Shappi is an endearing presence and possesses a charming self-awareness that ensures consistent laughter from start to finish' (Huffington Post). 'Seriously funny and surprisingly filthy' (The New Statesman). Shappi Khorsandi was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.

See 7 tour dates featuring Shappi Khorsandi

Lou Sanders

Lou Sanders appearing at this event

Lou Sanders surrealist style and high octane stage presence make her a joy to watch. She has appeared on ‘Alan Davies As Yet Untitled’, and starred in ‘Live from the BBC’. Her TV stand-up includes sets on ABC1’s ‘Comedy Up Late’ and ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’. Lou has written for ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’, ‘Mock the Week’, ‘Stand Up for the Week’ and ‘Miranda’. 'Utterly delightful and hugely talented... Destined for hugeness' (Time Out) 'When Lou rips a room into hysteria, she really rips it hard' (The Sun) '... an hour of non-stop entertainment with seriously big laughs, wild and free and very, very funny’ (Chortle) '... crazy off-beat surrealism' (The Independent).

See 36 tour dates featuring Lou Sanders

Archie Maddocks

Archie Maddocks appearing at this event

Archie Maddocks is an exciting and award winning stand-up comedian, who is armed with a natural stage presence, and a 'winning smile'. He possesses an affable and likeable nature that immediately puts people at ease and has impressed both his peers and audiences with his charismatic, conversational style, hilarious observations and quick, acerbic wit. He also makes the perfect host to any event, having had experience hosting a variety of different comedy nights, quizzes and talent shows. He's a sharp writer and playwright who has had his work produced by some of the best theatres in the UK (including Orange Tree Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Bush Theatre and The Royal Court) and internationally too (New Light Theatre in New York!). Competitions: Bath Comedy Festival New Act Of The Year 2014 WINNER Amused Moose Laugh Off 2014 RUNNER-UP New Act Of The Year (NATYS) 2014 Finalist English Comedian Of The Year 2014 Finalist Squawker Award Finalist 2013 Golden Jester Finalist and Runner Up 2013 'An impressive set...' (Bruce Dessau, British Comedy Awards) 'Charismatic and enthusiastic... Watch this space' (Chortle).

See 2 tour dates featuring Archie Maddocks

Naz Osmanoglu

Naz Osmanoglu appearing at this event

Half English poshboy, half Turkish warlord, His Imperial Highness Prince Nazim Ziaeddin Nazim Osmanoglu (Naz) wields the only scimitar he's got - a sharp sense of humour and a claim to the Turkish throne. Join the coup! 'He is a name to remember... Very confident, very original and tightly performed' (Richard Herring) '“Spirited, witty and individual… more energy than a dozen Duracell bunnies' (Steve Bennett, Chortle). "Livewire Naz Osmanoglu is surely the heir to Rik Mayall’s throne" (The Evening Standard).

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Emma Sidi

Emma Sidi appearing at this event

'Highly talented... her range of characters, facial expressions and even dance moves was extraordinary' (Broadway Baby) 'A talented character actor... the audience loved it' (Varsity) 'Truly brilliant' (www.EdFringeReview.com).

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Ian Smith

Ian Smith appearing at this event

One of the new crop of emerging acts, Ian Smith employs a careful, unhurried delivery that conceals a nicely pointed attitude with a sack full of neat gags to match. 'Fantastically funny' (The Times) 'Star of the future' (Time Out). '... delightfully offbeat writing, a mastery of phrasing and summons up some fine comic images. A talent, for sure' (www.chortle.co.uk). Winner of the 'People's Champion Award' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 with his show 'Snowflake'. Winner - Amused Moose Comedy Award People’s Champion Winner - ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award

See 11 tour dates featuring Ian Smith

Ben Van Der Velde

Ben Van Der Velde appearing at this event

Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter, who, over the past few years, has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway. He is a regular host and act for respected British comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store, The Stand, Komedia, The Backyard, Covent Garden Comedy Club, Outside the Box, the Frog & Bucket, Comedy Club 4 Kids, Off the Kerb and The Comedy Café, as well as hosting stages for Bestival, Festival No.6 and Sunday Papers Live. He has also founded the Church of the Holy Kazoo with comedy legend Mark Thomas, walked the entire London Underground network to raise money for The Refugee Council and even took part in experiments at The Royal Society that revealed him to have the most infectious laugh of any human, rat or monkey. Ben is a regular performer at the Edinburgh Festival, where he has performed four critically-acclaimed shows: Chain Letter, Strudelhead, Barbarians and Sidekick. In 2016 his most recent show received 5 and 4 star reviews, whilst several of jokes made it into lists of ‘Best Joke at the Fringe’ compiled by The Scotsman, i-News and The Huffington Post. Ben has amassed a few residencies as an MC; most notably at Really Lovely Comedy and the legendary Free Beer Show, where he has featured alongside acts such as Omid Djalili, Reginald D. Hunter, Sarah Millican, Jim Jefferies and Andrew Maxwell . Ben is currently helmsman of the Chortle Award-winning Good Ship Comedy Club in Camden Town, where he can be seen spinning webs of nonsense and good humour every Monday from 8pm. (www.goodshipcomedy.com) “A sharp and crafty gagsmith, with wittily obtuse takes on…an impressively wide range of topics…bringing flair and confidence to them all.” Steve Bennett, Chortle “Highly promising…an accomplished comic.” Time Out “Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine “The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.” Huffington Post “On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up.” Fest

See 16 tour dates featuring Ben Van Der Velde

Bistro Gautier

  • 182 Station Road
  • Harpenden
  • AL5 4UL

Comedy In The Gar'den image © Heathcliff O'Malley