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Fri 30th Nov at 7:45pm (doors 7:00pm - venue open 6:30pm) - 10:00pm
Big Night Out In Leicester Square
@ Bar Rumba, London
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Big Night Out In Leicester Square: Nick Wilty, Ria Lina, Imran Yusuf, Chris Gilbert
Four world class comedians, along with great drinks deals.
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No stranger to the circuit, he has won many awards and his TV appearances include Punt & Dennis, Rory Bremner and Paul Merton. He has also been warm-up comedian for Smith & Jones; in fact Mel Smith called him 'The best warm-up act in the business'. In 2004 Wilty hit the headlines for the wrong reasons after an unwanted genital piercing in a camping accident at the Glastonbury Festival. That didn't stop him compering the cabaret tent two days later. 'I decided to show the front row the close-ups on my digital camera. As I went along the line, their heads went back in disgust. It was like a Mexican wave of revulsion.' What a professional!
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Once described as a Filipina Sarah Silverman... She intermingles her refreshingly funny songs with a dry wit ... Winner of the London Comedy Festival New Comedian Of The Year 2002 and the EMMA Best Comedian Award 2003.
'... electrified the audience with her relaxed yet biting wit' (ThreeWeeks)
'Lina is a musical comic with a brilliant line in bawdy songs... storming set!' (Evening Standard)
'I have no doubt she will hold her own so easily that she'll have a hand free to hold
someone else's too' (The Guardian)
'engaging, endearing and eye-opening' (Time Out)
''Fearless, provocative and very funny... wonderfully on-the-edge stuff... There isn't a comedy venue in the country that shouldn't be fighting for her' (The Scotsman)
'... slickly done - the girl's got talent' (Chortle).
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Comedian who was a 2008 Hackney Empire finalist renowned for his super-high energy performance. Imran has a unique voice stamping his mark for positive, uplifting comedy at every turn.
Born in Mombasa, Kenya and raised in the UK with a brief stint at school in the USA, Imran has also travelled much of the world including Israel/Palestine, Jordan and Saudi Arabia during the Lebanon Crisis in 2006. His work has been inspired by this rich multicultural background, giving him a youthful, energetic and highly original voice that embodies the multi-cultural wealth that exists in modern Britain.
He seamlessly switches between styles with graceful fluidity, repeatedly delivering heavy-weight punch lines with enormous panache. His seemingly light-hearted satire is mixed with hard-hitting topical commentary on contemporary issues that culminate into a tour de force of comedy offering an all-embracing sentiment in his trademark styling
'Imran Yusuf's show heralds the birth of a new comedy star. Intelligent, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny, it's a glorious debut' (Time Out).
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Venue: Bar Rumba
36 Shaftesbury Avenue
W1D 7EP 51.510956, -0.132997
Phone: 0207 287 6933
→ Charing Cross 10 min walk
→ Picadilly Circus 3 min walk
→ Leicester Square 4 min walk