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Comedy At The Duke: Nish Kumar, Nathaniel Metcalfe, Sarah Bennetto, Tom Goodliffe, Stuart Laws, John Robins
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Rapid rising comedian and panel show regular who has hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical comedy show Newsjack and hosts The Mash Report (BBC Two) with comics Ellie Taylor, Steve N Allen, Jason Forbes, Tom Neenan and Rachel Parris.
'The affable comic expertly blends comedy and commentary in a routine that snipes unpityingly at Britain’s political class' (The Guardian).
'Impressive and accomplished... full of confidently delivered, wryly witty tales that delight in the quirks and possibilities of language' (The Scotsman)
'A comedian on the up... An ingenious, witty look at identity that suggests Kumar will soon be getting known for all the right reasons' (The Times)
Nish Kumar was placed in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2016.
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Nathaniel Metcalfe has been doing stand up since May 2007, and got through to the semi-finals of the So You Think You're Funny? competition after only five gigs.
Nathaniel has been heard James Acaster's Findings on BBC Radio 4, Fresh From the Fringe on BBC Radio 4 Extra and was a regular on Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show.
In August 2013 Nathaniel took his first solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It received lots of good press and reviews and was nominated one of the top 10 shows at that years' Amused Moose Comedy Awards.
In 2010 he got through to the semi-final of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year and the final of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year. That summer he also appeared as one third of the sketch group The Brotherhood of the Leaky Boot in Edinburgh.
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A stand-up comic from Melbourne, Australia, now living in London. As well as gigging the circuit Sarah has written and performed with other live weekly shows. Sarah has lots of experience in TV and radio and writes for several magazines.
As heard on BBC Radio 4, NTS's Mix-Tape and Storytellers' Club. Sarah has hosted Storytellers’ Club and performed stand-up comedy at Latitude Festival, London Word Festival, Machynlleth Comedy Festival, BAC Festival, Leeds Comedy Festival, King’s Place, No Direction Home Festival, The Pleasance Islington and has performed to a packed comedy pavilion at the picturesque End of the Road Festival every year since it began in 2006.
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Tom is a comedian, writer and presenter. Coming on to the scene in 2008/9, Tom got to the final of the Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year, was runner up in the Newbury Comedy Festival new act competition (aka You Must Be Joking) and won the prestigious Beat the Frog World Series at the Frog & Bucket in Manchester. Since then he did his first solo Edinburgh Fringe show, The Good Liffe, in 2011 and followed that up in 2012 with a show called 'All In Good Time', about time and procrastination.
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'... laughs come thick and fast… definitely one to watch' (Edinburgh 2011 Fest Mag review)
'... very funny' (The New York Post)
'... “charming and thoughtful' (Spoonfed).
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John is a comedian, broadcaster and voice over artist based in London. He presents a weekly show on Radio X alongside friend and fellow comedian Elis James. 'The Elis James and John Robins Show' podcast has gained them a devoted following, and is a fixture in the top twenty comedy podcast charts. In 2017 they won The Chortle Award for Best Radio.
John began performing stand-up in 2005 and was an alumni of the legendary 'Bristol Comedy Flat' alongside Russell Howard, Jon Richardson and Mark Olver.
In 2016 Elis and John announced their first major live appearances together. 'The Elis James and John Robins Experience' saw them bring their unique chemistry to venues up and down the country. Demand was unprecedented and tickets for London's Shepherd's Bush Empire sold out in a matter of hours. He is the joint winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017.
John has appeared on numerous television shows including Mock The Week (BBC2), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Series 1 & 3 (Dave), Stand-Up Central (Comedy Central), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central and Drunk History (Comedy Central).
'One man, one microphone, one fantastically funny show' (Three Weeks)
'A complete and utter natural' (Russell Howard)
'One of the most consistently pleasing hours on the fringe' (The Independent)
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