Stand-up Under The Stars: Phil Wang, Suzi Ruffell, Kieran Hodgson, Tom Ward, Olga Koch
"A laughter-filled evening of hilarity and variety as the sun sets within Battersea Arts Centre’s magical open-air Courtyard. There will be all-star line-ups featuring the most pioneering, cutting-edge comedy around."
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The Eurasian stand-up’s cerebral charm has seen him become established on the airwaves. In 2016 and 2017 Phil appeared on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Would I Lie to You? (BBC1), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4), Dave’s Unspun With Matt Forde (as the show’s regular Asian Correspondent), Jack Dee’s Inauguration Helpdesk (BBC2) and Drunk History (Comedy Central).
He has also written and starred in two series for BBC Radio 4 with his 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award nominated sketch group Daphne.
Winner of the 2010 Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year Award and Comedy Central Live Funniest Student Award 2011.
'Very promising up-and-comer' (The Independent)
'Slick, distinctive, and funny... A well-rounded young comic headed for greater things' (Chortle)
'Master of the intellectual dick joke' (Time Out)
'Certain belly laughs... astonishingly assured debut' (The Sunday Times)
'He's an intelligent, attuned observer and his thoughts reward attentive listening' (The Scotsman).
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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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Stand-up and character comedian and scriptwriter Kieran Hodgson was nominated for Best Show at the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2015. Kieran has also played Ian Lavender in BBC Two’s Making Dad’s Army, is the star of What The Future, Newsjack, The Lentil Sorters (BBC Radio 4), and has appeared in Siblings (BBC Three), Count Arthur Strong (BBC Two) and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.
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'Thomas Ward is a stand-up comedian. Increasingly on the radar of promoters and punters alike for his unique style, you will find him in London and the British beyond taking you sideways, on his search for meaning, through the familiar worlds of carpet adverts, supermarkets, impersonations and tales of teenage love' (Comedy CV).
'Fine writing, evoking silly images and ideas, combines with a distinctive look to make him memorable" (Steve Bennett, Chortle).
'Inventive stand-up Thomas Ward; a spaced-out, sometimes poetic comic with a terrifying fringe, and a very funny take on the world' (The Stage).
'Intriguing... with an air and a style that was partly conventional but partly bizarre, as if the world had been ever-so-slightly knocked off its axis' (Bruce Dessau).
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Olga Koch does stand-up comedy onstage and creates cathartic performance art in the privacy of her own home. She has trained at the UCB Theatre in New York, as well as the Soho Theatre and the Free Association in London. Along with fellow Soho Young Company comics, she runs Joy Multiplication, a monthly comedy night in London. Olga is a confident girl.
Finalist - Amused Moose National New Comic Award 2017
Finalist - Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016
Regional Finalist - Funny Women Awards 2017
Selected for BBC New Comedy Award 2016 & 2017
"I would expect to see her make inroads into the comedy scene fairly quickly" (Chortle).
"Hugely charismatic" (Broadway Baby).
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