Tue 31st Oct at 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm) - 10:30pm
Sara Pascoe's Funny Farm
@ Backyard Bar, London
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Sara Pascoe's Funny Farm: Sara Pascoe, Brett Goldstein, Jessica Fostekew, Lou Sanders, Mae Martin, Suzi Ruffell, Tania Edwards
Join Sara Pascoe and friends as they raise the roof off of the Backyard Comedy Club whilst raising much needed funds for Spitalfields City Farm.
Spitalfields City Farm was originally set up by volunteers in 1978 and they still rely on volunteers today to help maintain the farm and gardens look after the animals. In short, without volunteers there would be no farm.
The farm also relies heavily on charitable donations.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Sara Pascoe is a British writer, stand-up comedian and actress. She has appeared in a number of television programmes - Campus, Live At The Apollo, QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week among others - as well as an all-female sketch show and her own Edinburgh show, and runs comedy club The House Of Mirth.
Sara's stand-up is influenced by her joint favourite heroes, Jodie Marsh and Winston Churchill.
'Always intelligent and occasionally exquisite' (The Independent)
'Pascoe uses erudite references as just one strand of an offbeat worldview, offset by moments of gloriously deliberate dumbness and delivered with nothing less than full-megawatt charisma' (The Guardian)
'... defiantly idiosyncratic and highly accessible' (Evening Standard).
Sara Pascoe was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2017 and 2016.
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Winner of the Best New Show Award at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, star of Love Matters and co-star in Ricky Gervais’ Derek.
'Brett Goldstein is an actor and a writer who turned to stand-up in 2006. In 2007 he was selected to appear in the Comedy Reserve, the Pleasance's Best of New Comedy showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Chortle)
'... had the crowd laughing all the way' (USA Weekly News).
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Jessica has been performing improvised comedy and working as a comedy actress since 2005. In January 2008 she hit the UK stand up circuit like a thunderbolt of joy and was a finalist in the Funny Women's Awards 2010.
Jessica co-hosts the mighty Guilty Feminist podcast which has reached well over 10 million listeners and is regularly in the Top 10 on the iTunes chart. She starred in this year’s hugely acclaimed new BBC2 sitcom from Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan Motherland as well as the award winning BBC1 drama Three Girls.
“Intensely funny” Time Out
'Fostekew is a hugely engaging presence and there's something reassuringly honest about her... Consistently hilarious' (Fest)
'Great fun' (Guardian).
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'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).
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Comedian Mae Martin has appeared on TV and radio across North America and has received rave reviews in the UK :
'She had the audience in the palm of her hand' (Three Weeks)
'Full of the confidence of a veteran comedian... An hour of rapier wit and cute charisma' (Scotsgay)
'Brilliant... something very special... Natural comic talent!' (The Skinny)
'A complete gem' (The Gay Times)
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Suzi’s innovative style captivates audiences with her engrossing tales of social ineptitude. Lauded as ‘a real stand up gem’ by The Guardian, this young independent woman celebrates her working class roots with a sideways look at the world.
Regarded as one of best up and coming acts on the circuit Suzi is in constant demand at clubs and theatres across Britain. Fast establishing herself on the live circuit supporting Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe, Kevin Bridges and Romesh Ranganathan all over the country. 2017 saw her take her solo show ‘Common’ on a sell out tour around the UK.
As seen on Channel 4, E4, BBC3, Comedy Central, Dave and heard on BBC Radio4.
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Comedienne (BBC1, Radio 4) and writer (credits include Stand Up For The Week, Twit of the Year, Channel 4, and Mock the Week, BBC2).
'Genuinely funny jokes combined with personable style of delivery to create just the right atmosphere for some brilliant banter' (Three Weeks)
'Born to perform' (List)
'Very talented' (Time Out)
'Urban sharpster' (Stage).
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