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Free And Funny On Sunday: Ellie Taylor, Matthew Highton, Damian Kingsley, Barry Ferns
"The best open mic night opens its doors again for free. One of the friendliest and funniest nights on the London open mic circuit. Award winning comedians alongside some people starting stand up for the first time! This night includes BBC3 Presenter Ellie Taylor. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Time Out Recommended."
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Ellie Taylor is an actress, writer, presenter and stand-up comedian. She has appeared on ITV's Show Me The Funny, Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats, The Mash Report (BBC Two) and presented BBC3's Snog, Marry, Avoid.
'Snappy, relatable and downright funny' (Broadway Baby)
'Charismatic, personable and bright' (Chortle)
'Smart, self-mocking and telegenic, it's hard to see what else is going to stand in Taylor's way' (The Scotsman)
'Radiates natural charisma... blessed with great flair' (The Guardian)
'Sparkling and energetic company... the potential to go on to really great things' (Three Weeks)
'Ellie Taylor is sharp, sassy and extremely funny which definitely makes her one to watch for the future!' (2Entertain).
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'Inspired, ridiculous, interconnected comedy gloriousness' (ThreeWeeks)
'Highton is a star on the rise' (FringeGuru.com)
'An engaging storyteller with a head for witty fantasy' (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
'Wonderful surrealism' (The Guardian)
'Warm, intelligent and beautifully written' (The List)
Disorienting, bizarre and rather brilliant.” **** Broadway Baby
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Damian is a stand-up comic from Rye near Hastings. He started out performing comedy in Tokyo, where he was working as an English teacher, translator and magazine columnist. He returned to England in 2008 and was a finalist and runner up in several national new act competitions.
Since then he has appeared at many established comedy clubs including The Comedy Store, Banana Cabaret, Komedia, The Glee Club, The Stand, Jongleurs, Comedy Cafe, Up the Creek, Soho Comedy Club and the Kings Head. He’s also a keen festival goer, performing regular work-in-progress shows at Leicester, Brighton and Edinburgh fringes prior to his first full hour solo show, Knock Knock, in 2016 which will be performed on the Knock Knock Tour for Shelter and showcased at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 with proceeds also going to Shelter.
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Barry Ferns has been writing and performing comedy since he was 17 years old. He won the Glastonbury Festival Comedy competition and reached the semi final of So You Think You're funny.
He was described by Bristol's Venue Magazine as 'sickeningly talented' and by Matt Lucas as 'one of the best new acts I have ever seen'.
'Surreal genius' (Metro)
'I laughed so hard"... So funny someone should call a paramedic' (The Guardian).
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