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Thu 19th Sep at 8:00pm (doors 5:00pm - arrive by 7:15pm)
Showcase Comedy Club
@ Backyard Bar, London
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Showcase Comedy Club: Mike Sheer, Angela Barnes, Ben Adams, Andy White, Javier Jarquin, Polly Brown, David Whitney
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
After a career in health and social care, Angela Barnes decided to realise a long held ambition and give comedy a go. Within a couple of years she had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition.
'Angela Barnes is a brilliant new comic with an excellent on stage persona. Her acidic tone of delivery and deftly crafted, punchy material make for a very funny set' (Trevor Lock)
'... brilliantly funny' (Sarah Millican)
'... warm autobiographical material with plenty of strong jokes... She's just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic... Like all the best comics, she manages to articulate a singular perspective while making it seem like a universal truth. And then she put jokes in it. Harder than it looks' (The Guardian)
'Angela Barnes is the best mainstream female comedian I've seen since Sarah Millican... I can't be any clearer than that can I?' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)
'A beautifully paced performance that was aided by the consistent quality of her jokes, many of which showed a great skill with self-deprecation' (Chortle).
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Ben Adams began performing stand-up in 2009 and has since reached the semi finals in numerous competitions. He has supported the likes of Scott Capurro and Imran Yusuf and has 'made an impact as MC for Central London Comedy Club and Mirth Control'.
'Ben Adams manages to push comedy boundaries to the absolute limit whilst being incredibly funny' (Tom Fowler, Jokers Comedy Promoter and Judge).
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Andy White is a comedian from Birmingham who pleases the crowds with his take on offbeat subject matter.
Regular compere of the Brummie Comedy Cocktail at the Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham. He also has the honour of winning the BBC quiz show The Weakest Link - The Comedian's Special!
'Andy's humour embraces silly voices, funny faces, observational humour, topical humour and his mixed race background. He can do material that's clever, cheeky, sick or just silly' (Riproar Comedy)
'Oozes talent and confidence'. (What's On, Birmingham)
'The laughs turned to applause many times for And... Had me exercising my pelvic
floor muscles to avoid an accident' (BBC).
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Card throwing ninja who has spent the last 4 years working as a professional award winning comedian in New Zealand and Australia. Javier Jarquin moved to the UK in 2010 where he has established himself as a circuit regular and headline act around the country and in mainland Europe.
He has performed on the same bill with the likes of Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee, Jo Brand and Paul Daniels.
'High calibre throughout' (The Morning Star)
'Brilliantly entertaining performance' (The Edinburgh Reporter)
'Kept the audience laughing throughout@ (The Edinburgh Spotlight)
'Seriously talented when it comes to wowing a crowd' (The Stage).
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Presenter and comedienne whose first ever gig was at the 2012 Funny Women Awards, where she was a semi-finalist.
'Hot and Hilarious' (Brad Burton)
'The filthiest and funniest female comic I know' (Dexter Fielding)
'Polly has a very likeable persona. However she twisted this round and delivered some of the filthiest material of the night' (Nick Root).
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Winner of the 2007 Hackney Empire new act of the year and BAFTA winner for Fonejacker. David Whitney's material is a fine blend of political satire and pure filth, making him the thinking person's comic. So long as that person is thinking of something satirically filthy at the time. His posh-accented delivery comes dunked in a tongue-in-cheek laddishness.
'... you can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him' (Reg D Hunter)
'His trajectory is perfect. He squeezes the laughter out of audiences. He is the squeeze person' (Eddie Izzard)
'David Whitney, a stand-up comedian with sharp cavalier observations, his CV reads: actor involved in the BAFTA wining comedy Fonejaker and bagpipe player, who has piped at many events including the Royal Tournament and Gwen Stefani’s wedding, a very witty man of many talents' (Funhouse Comedy).
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