The Friday Show
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Outdoor, physically distanced live comedy in Battersea Arts Centre's beautiful courtyard, from award-winning live comedy production company Berk's Nest. This week's with: Mae Martin (creator & star of Channel 4/Netflix’s Feel Good) Fern Brady (Live At The Apollo, Comedy Central’s Roast Battle) Sam Campbell (Channel 4’s Sam Campbell: Get Real Dude, Best Show Winner, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2018) Kai Samra (ITV’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, as heard in his very own Radio 4 comedy special) Ania Magliano (writer for BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack & The Now Show) Thanyia Moore (Funny Women Award Winner 2017) Expect to see TV faces, critically acclaimed award winners, and your next new favourite stand-up, all wrapped up in one perfect Friday night out. Line-up subject to change.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
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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Former comedy reviewer Fern Brady first tried stand-up after the magazine she worked for suggested she write an article where she 'faked it' as a comedian. She enjoyed it so much that one year on, she embarked on it as a career. She quit her day job working with male ex convicts after Stewart Lee plucked her from obscurity and put her on The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central). Since then she has performed stand up on a number of TV shows including 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular (BBC3), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and The One Show (BBC1). Based in London, she has had two sold out critically acclaimed runs at the Fringe with her solo shows “People Are Idiots” (2015) and “Male Comedienne” (2016). 'A great comic sensibility, with moments of sparkling verve' (The Guardian) 'Crackles with fire, has beautiful timing, perfectly pitched delivery and great gags to boot... has the air about her of a woman going places' (The Scotsman).
See 2 tour dates featuring Fern Brady
An up and coming comedian from Australia.
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Kai Samra began performing stand up in 2016. Within his first 6 months gigging he was the Up The Creek Blackout Competition Winner three times, a finalist in the Manchester Comedy Store Gong Competition as well as winning many smaller comedy competitions. He has risen quickly to gigging professionally with well loved acts such as James Acaster, Paul Foot, Dane Baptiste, Paul Chowdhry, Nathan Caton and Holly Walsh, at venues including Watford Colluseum Arena. His writing credits include a sitcom call 'The Twenty Seven Club’ filmed in 2017. “Very impressed by Kai”: (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club, Birmingham) “Confident, clever and funny”: (Paul Foot).
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Described as ‘Moore by name and moorish by nature’, Thanyia Moore has always held a love for comedy, but despite a background in acting and dance, she didn't find the confidence to tell jokes on stage until much later in life. With a brutally honest ‘matter of fact’ stage persona combined with charm and razor sharp wit, she's taken the comedy circuit by storm with show after show as one of the hardest working comics around. Winner of the coveted Best Female Newcomer Award at the 2013 Black Comedy Awards, she's definitely a talent to look out for. 'I haven't seen anyone like you since Gina Yashere... (Richard Blackwood) 'Thanyia is what was missing from urban comedy. A funny woman with an opinion' (Kojo) 'Thanyia presents her comedy with a real zest and hearty feeling that demonstrates she adores comedy... And the audiences adore her too in return. A pleasure to watch and laugh' (Mr Cee) 'Thanyia Moore has come on to the stand up circuit with a style, hilarious wit, brutal honesty and flair that has made her infamous – traits which I think will make her famous!’ (Dane Baptiste).
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Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)
- Lavender Hill
- SW11 5TN