Hackney Comedy Experience

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The alternative comedy circuits biggest and best acts live at EartH.

Expect household names, cult favourites and fast-rising stars at East Londons all-headline stand-up showcase.

Nish Kumar host of BBC Twos The Mash Report and star of Taskmaster, Travel Man and Live at the Apollo headlines.

Plus Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning stand-up sensation Rose Matafeo, Shooting Stars scorekeeper Angelos Epithemiou, Live at the Apollo and Roast Battle star Felicity Ward and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee Sara Barron.

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.

Featuring

Nish Kumar

Nish Kumar appearing at this event

Since beginning his comedy career in 2006, Nish has achieved global success on the stand-up circuit with his rave-reviewed solo stand-up shows receiving huge recognition from industry and fans alike. Nish is a double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, panel show regular, and hosts The Mash Report (BBC Two) with comics Ellie Taylor, Steve N Allen, Jason Forbes, Tom Neenan and Rachel Parris. He has also hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical comedy show Newsjack. "Critically acclaimed comic, internationally famed meme & wonderfully nice gentleman, Nish Kumar is a comedian, and a bloody good one at that." (Time Out). "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) Nish Kumar was placed in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2016.

See 4 tour dates featuring Nish Kumar

Rose Matafeo

Rose Matafeo appearing at this event

Rose Matafeo is a New Zealand-based comedian and TV presenter. Rose started stand-up at the age of 15 and has since staged five solo shows as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. In 2010 she won Best Newcomer at the NZICF (New Zealand International Comedy Festival), and went on to win the prestigious Billy T Award (2013). Rose has also featured on the 2014 and 2015 NZ International Comedy Gala and has opened for Reggie Watts in both New Zealand and the UK. Rose is a regular face on TV screens having appeared on Have I Got News For You (BBC 1) in the UK, while in New Zealand Rose is the head writer and star of Funny Girls (TV3) and a regular on panel show 7 Days (Three Now NZ). She has also written and starred on New Zealand comedy show Jono And Ben At Ten (TV3, NZ) where she interviewed the likes of Amy Poehler, Jim Carrey, Bill Hader, and Amy Schumer. Rose has acted in Liam Williams’ web series Pls Like (BBC Three) and starred in an episode of Tom Craine’s Climaxed (BBC Three). “A blizzard of youthful energy in one of the Fringe’s most memorable comedy debuts” (Guardian). “The whole thing feels as fresh and invigorating as an ice-cold bottle of Steinlager. This debut solo show is one of the undoubted highlights of the Fringe.” (The Telegraph).

See 5 tour dates featuring Rose Matafeo

Angelos Epithemiou

Angelos Epithemiou appearing at this event

An award-winning burger van owner and regular on the BBC's Shooting Stars, AKA comedian Dan Skinner.

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Felicity Ward

Felicity Ward appearing at this event

Felicity Ward is a multi-award winning, Melbourne-based, stand-up comic, writer and performer. She is most well-known in Australia for her work on Network Ten's The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, and her regular guest appearances on ABC's Spicks and Specks and 7's Thank God You're Here. 'Joyfully Funny' (Edinburgh Evening News).

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Sara Barron

Sara Barron appearing at this event

Sara Barron is a comedian and author. Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, on Showtime’s This American Life, NPR’s Weekend Edition, NBC’s Today Show, and HBO’s comedy festival.

See 20 tour dates featuring Sara Barron

EartH (Hackney Arts Centre)

  • 11-17 Stoke Newington Road
  • Stoke Newington
  • London
  • N16 8BH
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