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Sat 13th Jul at 7:30pm
Brick Lane Comedy Festival
@ Allen Gardens Park, London
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Brick Lane Comedy Festival : Rich Hall, Josh Widdicombe, Joe Lycett, John Robins
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Since appearing in the guise of his redneck alter-ego Otis Lee Crenshaw in 1998, award-winning Rich has won critical acclaim across the Globe by performing to sell-out audiences each year at the Edinburgh Fringe, throughout sell-out UK tours and at comedy festivals worldwide.
Rich has also become well known for his television and radio work. Notable UK appearances include regular appearances on 'Stand Up For The Week' (Channel 4), 'QI' (BBC1/2), 'Live At The Apollo' (BBC1), 'Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The O2', 'Have I Got News For You' (BBC1), 'Rich Hall's Cattle Drive' (BBC4), 'Rich Hall's Gone Fishing' (BBC4), 'Otis Lee Crenshaw – London Not Tennessee' (BBC2) and 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' (BBC2).
'Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else' (The Scotsman)
'Now is the time to grab this chance to see the great man at work' (The Guardian)
'As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show' (Scotland On Sunday)
'Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon' (The Sun)
'Top drawer stuff from a comedian who just seems to get better and better' (STV)
'Immaculate wordplay imbued with a genuine passion for the songwriter's craft' (The Times)
'Hall's genius, on the spot lyrical rhyming is raucously entertaining and very clever' (Spears magazine)
'... quite simply brilliant musical comedy' (London Is Funny).
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Guardian sports reporter turned ace observationalist comedian, Josh is one of the most in demand and highly regarded comedians in the UK for both his live stand-up and TV work. His most recent TV credits include three series of Channel 4' highly acclaimed 'The Last Leg' and appearances on 'Stand Up For The Week', the BBC's 'Mock The Week' and 'Live At The Apollo'.
He is also a comedian turned DJ on XFM from which his podcast regularly appears in the top 10 on the iTunes podcast chart. The Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee goes from strength to strength, with two sell-out UK tours and two sell-out Edinburgh runs already behind him.
'...Josh Widdicombe has the ability to find the sparkle in the mundane that puts him in line to be the next Sean Lock' - The Guardian
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Joe Lycett is a hugely talented up-and-coming comedian with an unaffected, relaxed and effortless stage presence. An appealing, engaging and natural performer.
'Imaginative and cheekily subversive comedy... entertainingly mischievous... An intensely charming and talented young comic' (The Guardian)
'Joe Lycett is one of the strongest emerging comedy talents we've seen in a long
time. This young man has a huge future' (Time Out)
'A delightfully natural style that builds a real connection with the audience... an accomplished storyteller... Finds brilliance in what could be merely workaday' (Chortle)
''Rising talent Joe Lycett already possesses the confidence and relaxed, homely charm of an old campaigner' (The Times).
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Winner: Best Debut Show – 2009 Leicester Comedy Festival.
John has quickly made his name as one of the most quick-witted, engaging comedians on the circuit. He's the latest to burst out of Bristol's hotbed of talent and he has stories to tell, banter to have and bombs to drop.
'Funnier than all of them, his self-deprecation and Olympic ad-libbing would have you skipping happily down even the darkest alley' (Venue)
'One man, one microphone, one fantastically funny show' (Three Weeks)
'Like discovering buried treasure' (Fest)
'Comedy's best kept secret' (The Skinny)
'A complete and utter natural' (Russell Howard)
'... fantastically entertaining' (http://www.Chortle.co.uk)
'Sparkling stand-up' (The Times)
'One of the most consistently pleasing hours on the fringe' (The Independent)
'One of the most naturally gifted comedians I've seen' (The Daily Telegraph).
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Venue: Allen Gardens Park
E1 5EG 51.522060, -0.071366
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