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Stand Up For NAPAC: Stewart Lee, Mark Thomas, Mark Watson, Isy Suttie, Keith Farnan, Ginger & Black, Tiernan Douieb
Comedy Night to raise funds for NAPAC.
Funds raised by this event will support work such as training volunteers for the NPAC support line and run support groups for survivors of childhood abuse.
Image © Colin Hutton
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
An official Channel 4 survey of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups Ever placed Stewart Lee at number 41. His mother, whom he loves dearly, thinks Tom O'Connor the better comedian, having seen him do a joke about a sardine on a cruise ship ten years ago. And he isn't even in the top 100...
'The funniest, most cliche-free comedian on the circuit' (Ricky Gervais).
'Superlative... Remains one of the best stand-ups in the country' (Metro)
'Marvellously funny: mordant, thoughtful and crafted' (Observer)
'There's a wealth of evidence to suggest that in the last few years, Lee has gone completely mad... More skilful and playful than ever' (The Guardian)
'What is exhilarating is how many surprises he still throws in and how deft his jumps are from one tone to another….invigorating' (The Times)
'He is... the only comedian who can get away with deconstructing and critiquing his own routines as he goes along and not be repellent. He, and his material, are simply that good' (The Independent).
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TV's comedy guerilla with his own shrewd take on governmental and corporate exploitation. Mark Thomas is well versed in the art of creative mayhem and over the years his troublemaking has changed laws, cost companies millions and annoyed those who most deserved to be.
“One of Britain's greatest storytellers…beautifully-paced and structured…a passionate humanity that surpasses most other work at the Fringe" (The Scotsman).
'A brand of comedy that carries a far weightier purpose than to simply generate laughs.. Cuckooed leaves a lasting impression' (Sunday Herald)
'A clever, funny and angry show... an excoriating, heartfelt monologue...Thomas the polemicist deploys the comedian's eye for a situation's dark absurdities' (The Guardian)
'Thomas's show ruefully tots up the cost of personal betrayal' (Sunday Times)
'Bracing, brilliant and necessary... Mark Thomas is the most intelligent of the modern leftist stand-ups... an unmissable hour' (Theatre Cat).
Mark Thomas was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians 2017 and 2016.
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The 2006 If.comedies Panel Prize Winner and Time Out's No 1 Critic's Choice. He was also a regular on BBC2's 'Mock The Week', host of ITV's 'Mark Watson Kicks Off', been in his own Radio 4 series, published successful novels and performed sell-out runs at the Adelaide and Melbourne comedy festivals and the Sydney Opera House.
'The highest achiever the Edinburgh Festival has seen this decade. A huge comic presence' (The Times)
'Simply Exhilarating' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Mark Watson is a Prodigy' (The Guardian).
Mark Watson was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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Likened to Victoria Wood and Tom Lehrer for her gloriously silly and twisted songs, stand-up and stories. She is also known for her role as Dobby in Channel 4's Peep Show.
Isy is a long-time musical stand-up noted for her joyful outlook. Double British Comedy Award nominee.
'Comedy with heart and soul' (Chortle).
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A former solicitor, Keith has the natural ability to delve into themes other comics may shy away from and it is this aptitude that is placing him in the lead of investigative comedians. He has been a regular guest on radio, both in Ireland and the UK, from BBC, RTE, Talk Sport, Today FM, Newstalk and all sorts of other warm and welcoming studios.
Keith Farnan has performed as a stand-up all over the world, from Montreal, to Amsterdam, to Hong Kong.
His television credits include BBC3's Most Annoying People, One Night Stand (BBC), Liffey Laughs (RTE) and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC1).
He has also written for and performed in The Insomniac Club for BBC Radio as well as appearing on Loose Ends and Colin Murphy's Great Unanswered Questions (BBCNI).
'... If Eddie Izzard had been Irish, he'd surely have turned out a lot like Keith Farnan' (The Scotsman)
'Brilliant, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny' (Time Out).
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'Ingenious concepts and musical wit blew me away' – (Three Weeks).
Ginger & Black are a double act, featuring the talents of Eri Jackson and Daniel Lawrence Taylor. They have been performing together since 2006, when they were runners up in So You Think You're Funny and The Amused Moose Laugh Off at the Edinburgh Festival.
As well as sketch comedy, they perform songs, are dark, contemporary and very funny.
They perform on the London circuit and all over the UK in clubs and at Festivals. Ginger and Black have appeared on BBC Radio 2, The Annie Mac Show, and had regular slots on 4Radio's 'The Weekly Show' and Channel 4 Radio.
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Tiernan Douieb is a natural compere. He's like a big tickling stick... and that's a good thing. But don't take our word for it, here are a few reviews from his 2009 Edinburgh Show:
'An endearing and good natured performer (The Stage)
'This densely packed set is delivered by a comic with charm and a sweetly boyish perspective….Douieb has an accomplished and charming manner and some genuinely funny material' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)
'Douieb has more than enough energy to go round, and he's a hugely engaging onstage presence...' (British Comedy Guide)
'... gets the juxtaposition between heavy context and winning punchlines right’ (Festmag)
'With this fresh style and material he blows so many other Fringe comedians out of the water' (Three Weeks)
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