Laughing Chili Comedy Club: Paul Tonkinson, Adam Bloom, Ben Van Der Velde, Sindhu Vee
"Laughing Chili starts a brand new monthly night at the sumptuous Century Club in Shaftesbury Avenue.
May 30th sees 4 top comics from the UK circuit grace the Club, for a night of top entertainment.
A sensational live performer, Yorkshire man, marathon runner and former (double award-winning) Time Out ‘Comedian of the Year’, Paul Tonkinson has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of the finest stand-ups the UK has to offer.
Having sold out shows around the world, and one of Ricky Gervais’ favourite comedians, Adam Bloom is one of Britain's most inventive comedians.
Stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter, Ben Van der Velde, over the past few years, has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway.
With unwavering deadpan, and killer lines, Sindhu Vee describes life as an Indian woman with a Danish husband and their differing approaches to parenting."
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A comic with a polished line in mimicry who manages to ridicule most of the UK, and abroad, at the same time. Time Out Comedian of the Year and Channel 4 star, best known for his time as a Big Breakfast presenter.
Paul is one of the most esteemed performers working on the UK comedy circuit, with a bullet-proof set and an abundance of universally funny material. A guarantee of first class laughs from a sensational live performer and top-billing stand up star. Not to be missed!
'Hilarious. No one makes me laugh like Paul Tonkinson. Go see him' (Michael McIntyre)
'Hilariously obtuse and dependably funny' (Chortle).
Paul Tonkinson tour dates
One of the most sought-after acts in the country. Perrier Award Nominee and Polygram Award winner for best stand-up at the Edinburgh Festival. Undoubtedly one of Britain's sharpest comic brains - all this and he doesn't swear.
'He's been one of my favourite stand-ups for about ten years (Ricky Gervais)
'In the premier league of comedy' (The Independent)
'He makes me laugh out loud, I can't wait to see him live' (Sir Ian McKellen)
'Bloom is perhaps the perfect comedian' (The List).
Adam Bloom tour dates
Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter, who, over the past few years, has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway.
He is a regular host and act for respected British comedy clubs such as The Stand, Komedia, The Backyard, Covent Garden Comedy Club, Outside the Box, the Frog & Bucket, Comedy Club 4 Kids, Off the Kerb and The Comedy Café, as well as hosting stages for Bestival, Festival No.6 and Sunday Papers Live. He has also founded the Church of the Holy Kazoo with comedy legend Mark Thomas, walked the entire London Underground network to raise money for The Refugee Council and even took part in experiments at The Royal Society that revealed him to have the most infectious laugh of any human, rat or monkey.
Ben is a regular performer at the Edinburgh Festival, where he has performed four critically-acclaimed shows: Chain Letter, Strudelhead, Barbarians and Sidekick. In 2016 his most recent show received 5 and 4 star reviews, whilst several of jokes made it into lists of ‘Best Joke at the Fringe’ compiled by The Scotsman, i-News and The Huffington Post.
Ben has amassed a few residencies as an MC; most notably at Really Lovely Comedy and the legendary Free Beer Show, where he has featured alongside acts such as Omid Djalili, Reginald D. Hunter, Sarah Millican, Jim Jefferies and Andrew Maxwell . Ben is currently helmsman of the Chortle Award-winning Good Ship Comedy Club in Camden Town, where he can be seen spinning webs of nonsense and good humour every Monday from 8pm. (http://www.goodshipcomedy.com)
“A sharp and crafty gagsmith, with wittily obtuse takes on…an impressively wide range of topics…bringing flair and confidence to them all.” Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Highly promising…an accomplished comic.” Time Out
“Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.” Huffington Post
“On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up.” Fest
Ben Van Der Velde tour dates
Sindhu Vee is most likely the tallest Indian woman you’ll ever meet. The daughter of Indian parents, a London-based mother, and bearer of half a PhD, it is rumoured but unverified, that Sindhu practised the dark arts of investment banking before making her parents proud by becoming a stand-up.
She devotes all the time she has left over from raising her 3 children (and a bizarrely gigantic labrador) to comedy and suffering facial peels. She was a finalist in this year’s BBC New Comedy Award.
Stand-up Sindhu delves into the funny side of family dysfunction in her hilarious, award-winning sketches.
She has taken London, Edinburgh and Mumbai by storm.
Sindhu Vee tour dates