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Wed 4th Dec at 8:15pm - 10:30pm
We Love Comedy: Viv Groskop
@ Effra Social Club, London
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We Love Comedy: Viv Groskop, Carly Smallman, Luke Graves, Nish Kumar, Alan Francis, Don Tran
"To celebrate another successful year for We Love Comedy, this November and December, we're rounding off 2013 with some of our favourite acts. We have booked names you will recognise from the telly, and names who, one day soon, you'll be able to say "I saw them when...".
We Love Comedy and we Love seeing our audiences in stitches, which is why, this week, we present:
Viv Groskop positively sparkles on stage. Completely enchanting... Undeniably funny, loveable and inspirational...
Smallman already has the presence of a 20-year comedy veteran.
Winner of Raw Comedy 2012.
His eye for joke structure and rhythm was one of the best of the night.
Massively charming and very witty ... a delightful talent.
The beautifully observed performances captures all the manic ambivalence of a Hello Magazine culture."
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British journalist, writer and comedian. As a stand-up, MC and improviser, she was a finalist in the Funny Women 2012 awards.
'Viv is brilliant. But I still quite like Billy Connolly' (Jo Brand)
'Very funny' (Omid Djalili)
'Inventive and hilarious. My favourite new act' (Lucy Porter).
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Musical comedian that performs bubbly and silly songs about the most questionable subjects. She has written for BBC Comedy Online and has appeared on several TV and Radio shows including: The Rob Brydon Show on BBC2.
'You leave feeling like you have head a good catch up with an old friend... I laughed non-stop and left with a big smile on my face' (Fresh Fringe)
'... wonderfully filthy songs' (GQ Mag)
'... funny, fresh and endlessly creative' (Time Out)
'Smutty, outspoken jollity' (The Daily Telegraph).
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Easy going and confident stage presence, Luke creates a natural rapport with the audience and a comfortable atmosphere with crowds of all ages.
'His eye for joke structure and rhythm was one of the best of the night' (Chortle).
'A brilliant young comic bursting with promise' (Arthur Smith).
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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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Award-winning comedian and writer. He is a co-writer on Alistair McGowan's Big Impression, and a former winner of Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny competition. A master of acutely observed character monologues, combining the sinister and surreal with brilliant sardonic wit.
'A delightfully sour hour, excellently executed' (Evening Standard)
'Sinister and surreal comic creations this side of The League of Gentlemen' (The Sunday Herald).
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Venue: Effra Social Club
89 Effra Road
SW2 1DF 51.455669, -0.113447
→ Brixton 9 min walk
→ Herne Hill 11 min walk
→ Brixton 10 min walk