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Laugh Till It Hurts: Joe Wilkinson, Hal Cruttenden, Andrew Lawrence, Shappi Khorsandi, Hardeep Singh Kohli
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Winner of the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year 2006, Joe is a critically acclaimed standup and comedy talent, most recently portraying the wonderfully creepy Dan in the smash hit new BBC Three sitcom Him And Her. Joe has also made star appearances on Russell Howard's Good News and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
'An absolute natural, marrying Stewart Lee style joke deconstruction to scathing one-liners worthy of Jack Dee... undoubtedly destined for greatness'
- Evening Standard.
'A natural gag-smith who looks so comfortable behind a mic stand you'd be forgiven for thinking he'd been doing stand up for a decade'
- The Guardian.
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Hal Cruttenden is one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor.
Over the last year he’s performed on ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1), ‘Live at the Apollo’(BBC1 and 2), ‘The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala’ on Channel 10 Australia as well as ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and frequently being seen on ‘Great British Bake Off – Extra Slice’ (BBC2).
'An absolute joy to watch' (The Scotsman)
'Hugely talented' (The Times).
Hal Cruttenden was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Described as the 'Leonard Cohen of comedy', Andrew Lawrence is the master of his game. As seen on BBC1's 'Michael Mcintyre's Roadshow' and Channel 4's 'Best of The Brighton Comedy Festival', Andrew is also a double 'If' comedy award nominee.
'... a hard act to follow' (Chortle)
'Anyone who gives this spikily inventive performer the time of day will realise they're in the presence of an A-list talent' (The Guardian)
'Few people have caught the irritated, misanthropic mood of the moment better than this supreme misfit; the only wonder is that it's taking Lawrence so long to become a national institution' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Lawrence rips the cynical heart from his chest and wears it defiantly on his sleeve' (Metro)
'Powerful, sad, angry, true stuff' (The Scotsman)
'... you owe it to yourself to see him' (The Daily Mirror)
'This show is a must see without a doubt' (Edinburgh Reporter).
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As seen as on Live At The Apollo, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 8/10 Cats and Have I Got News For You, Shappi Khorsandi is an Iranian female stand-up comic who established herself on the London circuit back in the early 2000's. Feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny, she handles every subject with razor sharp wit. She is also the best-selling author of A Beginners Guide to Acting English and her fantastic debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ was published by Ebury in 2016.
Shappi was also elected president of the British Humanist society in 2017.
'Makes live comedy thrilling' (Evening Standard).
'Shappi is an endearing presence and possesses a charming self-awareness that ensures consistent laughter from start to finish' (Huffington Post).
'Seriously funny and surprisingly filthy' (The New Statesman).
Shappi Khorsandi was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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Hardeep is a comedian, broadcaster, journalist, and chef.
In addition to being a BBC Radio 4 favourite, Hardeep’s broadcast credits include shows ranging from Celebrity Masterchef & The One Show to Question Time & This Week. He has also won a BAFTA for his work as director.
As a journalist, his column in Scotland on Sunday called 'Hardeep Is Your Love' saw him twice nominated in 2007 and 2008 for Scottish Columnist of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards. He is also Contributing Editor on the Spectator Magazine, has written for the Independent on Sunday, The Times, Observer Woman, Conde Nast Traveller to name but a few.
"A master of pace, mixing stories with fantastic quick-witted" (The Skinny).
"This show is really something quite special… inbetween the laughter are stories of genuine power" (Broadway Baby).
"Very funny…with a touching truth in the stories he tells and a truthful integrity in the way he tells them" (Edinburgh Guide).
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