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Mon 14th Jan at 7:30pm
Stand Up For Women
@ Bloomsbury Theatre, London
Featuring: Shappi Khorsandi, Sara Pascoe, Robin Ince, Ed Petrie, Shazia Mirza, Joel Dommett, Holly Walsh, Mary Bourke, Bridget Christie, Kate Smurthwaite, Max And Ivan, Luisa Omielan, Rosie Wilby, Edward Aczel, Special Guest Who Cannot Be Named, James Mullinger
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Stand Up For Women: Shappi Khorsandi, Sara Pascoe, Robin Ince, Ed Petrie, Shazia Mirza, Joel Dommett, Holly Walsh, Mary Bourke, Bridget Christie, Kate Smurthwaite, Max And Ivan, Luisa Omielan, Rosie Wilby, Edward Aczel, Special Guest Who Cannot Be Named, James Mullinger
Banish the January blues with a star studded comedy line up in support of women's charity Eaves. Self-proclaimed feminist, writer and comedian James Mullinger has again brought together a fantastic line up of comedians to keep you entertained.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
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.
'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).
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Sara Pascoe is a British writer, stand-up comedian and actress. She has appeared in a number of television programmes - Campus, Live At The Apollo, QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week among others - as well as an all-female sketch show and her own Edinburgh show, and runs comedy club The House Of Mirth.
Sara's stand-up is influenced by her joint favourite heroes, Jodie Marsh and Winston Churchill.
'Always intelligent and occasionally exquisite' (The Independent)
'Pascoe uses erudite references as just one strand of an offbeat worldview, offset by moments of gloriously deliberate dumbness and delivered with nothing less than full-megawatt charisma' (The Guardian)
'... defiantly idiosyncratic and highly accessible' (Evening Standard).
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This versatile comedy veteran delivers a highly improvised set which can cover a vast range of subjects and material. As seen on Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Now Show, The News Quiz and Loose Ends.
Chortle Award Winner 2009 and Winner of the Time Out Outstanding Comedy Achievement Award.
'Robin Ince is thoughtful, provocative and very funny' (The Times)
'When someone writes a history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince' (The Guardian).
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Finalist in the 2003 Channel 4 So You Think You're Funny competition, Ed is best known for the Ed & Oucho shows and Going All Over The Place. He's also been in Smack The Pony and Green Wing.
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Winner of the London Comedy Festival 2001 and star of Eve Ensler's hit show, The Vagina Monologues. Shazia is lifting the veil on the world of Muslim comedy.
She is well-known for her appearances on BBC's Have I Got News For You, Beautiful People, Muslim Driving School, and The Now Show and Last Comic Standing on NBC.
A practising Muslim, Shazia is known for her deadpan delivery on her observations of her religious world. She works internationally, recently completing a six month tour of England and the United States and has appeared on BBC’s Have I Got News For You, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and CBS’s 60 Minutes.
The only female Muslim stand-up comedian, she has come a long way since starting out in Birmingham in 2000 working as a science teacher and driving up and down the country for a booking for as little as £10.
'Wonderfully life enhancing... Her laconic one-liners represent something quite unique in modern comedy' (The Guardian).
'No one can resist - the room erupts' (Elle Magazine).
'Clever, ground-breaking and very funny' (Evening Standard)
'Had the place in stitches' (Independent)
'The Lenny Bruce of female stand-up' (Metro).
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International globetrotter, English Comedian of the Year finalist, SKINS contributor and general heart throb, Joel Dommett is known for reducing sell out audiences into bouts of uncontrollable laughter. This five time winner of the Comedy Café competition is not to be missed.
'Manically funny act' (Three Weeks)
'Hilarious... delightful tales' (The Scotsman)
'Young, sharp and clever' (Sunday Times).
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Guildford's own Holly Walsh has many a string to her bow, being a finalist in 2006's So You Think You're Funny? and Funny Women contests, as well as presenting for CBBC. A brilliant purveyor of one-line gags and witty puns.
'She's gifted with snappy wit and crackling talent' (The Guardian)
'She peppers her set with callbacks and clever asides and has easy charm' (The Independent)
'Holly Walsh really impressed... excellent sets and endeared herself through
some assured banter with crowds who really took to her' (British Comedy Guide)
'A talent for smart comic writing and the ability to keep an audience rapt' (The Observer)
'Her steady stream of witty and astute cultural observations belie her dorkiness from the first' (Chortle).
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Dublin-born comic, now living in London. She was the winner of the Irish World Comedian Of The Year Award 1999, and has been a finalist in several other competitions. She has performed all over the world, including the USA and Australia, winning over the audiences with her strange take on everyday events. She is currently writing her first novel.
'Intelligent comedy that's also furiously funny' (Irish World)
'Catch her act before she becomes a (complete and utter) cult’ (William Cook, The Guardian).
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Bridget Christie has been a regular on the sketch and stand-up circuit for the last 5 years. She was a finalist in the Funny Women Final 2004, nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2005, won the inaugural Funny Women Best Show Fringe Award 2007 and was nominated for the Chortle Best Breakthrough Act 2009.
Bridget appeared in the second series of The Omid Djalili show on BBC1 and on Andy Zaltman's Radio 4 Series, Andy Zaltzman's History of the Third Millennium Series 1 of 100.
'One of the finest comedians around' (The Independent)
'A superb stand-up with a powerful voice and something to say. It's nothing short of a revelation' (The Observer)
'... another cracking show from the current queen of crusading UK comedy...' ( The Guardian).
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Stand-up comedian and journalist who also writes for the BBC Three political comedy show The Revolution Will Be Televised. The winner of a Three Weeks Editor's Award at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival, Kate's appealing character and articulate address intrigues her audiences as she mesmerises them with her unique observational humour.
'A powerhouse of observational wit' (The Spectator).
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Critically-feted character comedy duo Max and Ivan are successful enough to have a profile on this website, sure. But which of them is which? Well, Max is the taller one, and Ivan generally has a moustache.
Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees 2013
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award Winners 2013
Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize Winners 2012.
'Max and Ivan are the real deal' (The Guardian)
'Undoubtedly superstars of tomorrow' (GQ).
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Newcomer comedian Luisa Omielan is a diva in training. She's got the sass, she's got the earrings, now she's ready for the lifestyle!
'Omielan could find the humour in a brown paper bag' (Vogue)
'Fresh, frank and fearless – a gutsy new star is born' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Watching a raw, natural talent doing something surprising and clever and hugely enjoyable, and knowing that you've just witnessed a star being born' (Skinny)
'Omielan’s energy is infectious... a star in her own right' (Three Weeks)
'An intense, funny and manic hour of soul-baring comedy... You'll have the time of your life and you'll owe it all to her' (Chortle).
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Former singer / songwriter who, prompted by friends and fans who often found themselves in fits of giggles at her silly in between song banter, entered Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny and found herself in the semi finals at Edinburgh Fringe in Summer 2004. Rosie made the switch to comedy in 2005.
'A whole host of laughs' (http://www.one4review.co.uk)
'utterly charming' (Buzz)
'you will fall for Wilby's show no matter where you sit on the Kinsey scale' (Scotsgay).
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Edward Aczel began performing stand-up comedy in 2005 at the age of 38. By the end of that year he was the runner-up in both the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and in Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol (which was filmed for the extras on Jimmy Carr's 2005 live DVD).
He is now a regular headliner on the comedy circuit and by 2014 had performed six solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival.
'One of the strangest, and finest, hours of live comedy I'd ever seen' (Zadie Smith, The New Yorker)
'Perhaps Britain's greatest living anti-comedian' (The Guardian)
'Genius anti-comic Aczel is a superb pleasure to watch, and very much a cult in the making' (Time Out).
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Venue: Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street
WC1H 0AH 51.525322, -0.132986
Enquiries: 0207 388 8822
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