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Andrew O'Neill

Andrew O'Neill appearing at this event

Andrew's combination of sci-fi twists on real life, long hair and impeccable manners have led him being revered on the London comedy circuit. Activist, misanthrope and transvestite waxes comical about the decline of British industry. 'One of the funniest comedians on the circuit at the moment... hitting new heights of comedic brilliance' (Timeout) 'So funny I put him on my new TV show' (Steve Coogan) '... talented, intelligent and unique. Bringing the spirit of the alternative '80s back into the comedy circuit' (Dazed & Confused) 'clever comedy for those who like their laughs original, off-kilter and cliché-free' (Three Weeks) '... comedian, metalhead, amateur occultist and musician... Sharp, artistic and unique, his innate confidence and fondness of absurdity leaves his audiences feeling full of glee' (Funhouse Comedy).

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LetLuce

Female comedy duo comprising Lucy Pearman and Letty Butler. '... LetLuce also have a plot, in a manner of speaking. This breakthrough duo take the chaotic whimsy of the Boosh boys and raise it a notch or two... Lucy Pearman and Letty Butler sport the slick comic timing of long-serving professionals, but project the inventive charm of ingenues. Stardom beckons' (The Sunday Times) 'You're in for a bonkers hour... together they are dynamite' (www.TheGoodReview.co.uk) '... My personal favourite was the scrappiest and stupidest of the shows I saw: Show Pony by the duo LetLuce...' (Harriet Gibsone, The Guardian).

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Josiah Norris

Josiah Norris appearing at this event

Joz is a prolific comedy writer and performer, known for his brand of surreally inventive character comedy and engaging, faux-naif storytelling. 'Norris has created a genuinely brilliant character, performed with a confidence that belies his years and a pomp that defies the room. The audience loves every second... .Norris is one to watch and a real talent for the future' (The Skinny). 'Quality moments of silliness' (London is Funny). "A born entertainer and a great comedy writer" (Chortle).

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Alison Thea-Skot

Alison Thea-Skot appearing at this event

Comedy opera vocal coach, character comedieene and improviser. 'Fun, demented character comedy... a terrific new comic creation' (The Telegraph) 'An absolute tour-de-force' (BBC Comedy).

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David Mills

David Mills appearing at this event

Mills' mix of sharp and hilarious rants and unexpected covers make for an incendiary show that will have you choking back the laughter. 2011 Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year. 'His talent for whip cracking one-liners is audaciously thrilling' (offwestend.com) 'David Mills is heading for the big time. Most definitely one to watch' (Time Out) 'Devilishly charming' (Chortle) 'A legend in the making' (Fringe Review) 'A gifted, bravura performer. His ruthless, cynical bitchiness is hysterically funny' (SF Bay Guardian) 'David Mills is heading for the big time. Most definitely one to watch' (Time Out).

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Eleanor Morton

Eleanor Morton appearing at this event

Eleanor Morton is a Scottish stand-up comedian who began performing in 2010. She has been a writer and performer with The Stockholm Syndrome and The Geek Comedy Night. She has also written sketches broadcast by BBC Two Scotland. In 2013 she was nominated for a Scottish Variety Award, and was a semi-finalist in the Chortle Student Awards. She is a Funny’s Funny Finalist 2011, and also performs with Jo Caulfield’s Comedy Collective. In 2012 she supported Josie Long on the Glasgow leg of her ‘Romance and Adventure’ tour and Mark Thomas for Unison Scotland in 2013. In 2014 she supported Tony Law for ‘Enter The Tone Zone’ at The Stand and Frankie Boyle at The Tron. Recent gigs include Children In Need and Glasgow Banter for BBC Radio Scotland, and a live read through of Frankie Boyle and Steven Dick’s radio 4 sitcom ‘blocked’. She performed a sell-out work in progress show at the 2014 Glasgow Comedy Festival. Eleanor performed her debut hour ‘Lollipop’ at The Stand Comedy Club in the 2014 Fringe. Eleanor is based in London and sometimes in Edinburgh, whenever she needs to leech off her parents

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Alexander Bennett

Alexander Bennett appearing at this event

Alexander Bennett has been performing comedy from the age of 15, and is a rising star on the British alternative comedy scene. He has performed with the popular and acclaimed comedy groups ACMS and Weirdos. '... the inimitable and ‘slightly mad’ Alexander Bennett, with his enjoyably unusual material...' (Funhouse Comedy) ‘Witty, weird and dark, the one to watch out for: at the spearhead of a wave of great new comics. All hail Alexander Bennett!’ (Harry Hill) 'Touched with madness... choice laughs... I don't think I can begin to do him justice’ (Chortle).

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Backyard Bar

  • 231 Cambridge Heath Road
  • Bethnal Green
  • London
  • E2 0EL
Website:
backyardbar.co.uk