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Roar With Laughter: Sean Lock, Ed Byrne, Stewart Lee, Lucy Porter, Greg Burns
ZSL is proud to present the comedy event of the year – Roar with Laughter!
If you're a comedy fan then you're in for a treat. 'Roar with Laughter' promises to be a top night out, featuring cutting-edge talent including Dara O Briain, Lee Mack, Tim Vine, Men in Coats, Francesca Martinez and Greg Burns. It's all happening on Friday 18th October at Eventim Apollo.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
This event takes place at Eventim Apollo, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Sean Lock is one of the UK's most highly acclaimed and original comedians. The British Comedy Award winner has appeared on BBC1's Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and Channel 4's Comedy Gala. He has been a brilliant team captain for fifteen series of Channel 4's award winning panel show, 8 Out of 10 Cats. He stepped down from being a captain in early 2017.
Sean has also appeared on BBC2's QI and BBC1's Have I Got News For You, Channel 4's Alan Carr Chatty Man and BBC1's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. He also appeared with Jon Richardson in Channel 4's highly acclaimed two-part documentary The Real Man's Roadtrip: Sean and Jon Go West.
'Lock's signature mix of absurdism and everyday observation gets more effective with each new show' (The Guardian)
'Punchy, inventive, superb... undeniably brilliant' (The Times)
'What's remarkable about Lock is how he burnishes the dross of observational platitude into gold. A comic in peak form' (The Guardian).
Sean Lock was named in Ents24's top 10 biggest selling comedians of 2016.
Sean Lock tour dates
The master of observational comedy, Ed's many TV appearances over the years have included hosting Live At The Apollo and being a regular panellist on Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You, as well as various other new comedy shows including Miranda Harts Christmas Unwrapped. A sucker for a quiz, particular highlights for Ed have been taking part in Celebrity Mastermind and being a contestant on Celebrity Pointless. Ed is also a regular contributor to comedy and music shows on both BBC Radio 2 and 4 and 6 Music.
“Byrne is at the top of his game” (Sunday Telegraph)
'Jokes come so fast that hecklers don't have a chance to get a word in edgeways' (The Times)
'It is rare for a comic to merit the word 'masterful' but in this case it is no
overstatement' (The Scotsman)
'A show full of top-class observational humour... A great comedian making the simple sublime, Byrne gives his audience exactly what they want' (Edinburgh Evening News).
Ed Byrne was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
Ed Byrne tour dates
An official Channel 4 survey of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups Ever placed Stewart Lee at number 41. His mother, whom he loves dearly, thinks Tom O'Connor the better comedian, having seen him do a joke about a sardine on a cruise ship ten years ago. And he isn't even in the top 100...
'The funniest, most cliche-free comedian on the circuit' (Ricky Gervais).
'Superlative... Remains one of the best stand-ups in the country' (Metro)
'Marvellously funny: mordant, thoughtful and crafted' (Observer)
'There's a wealth of evidence to suggest that in the last few years, Lee has gone completely mad... More skilful and playful than ever' (The Guardian)
'What is exhilarating is how many surprises he still throws in and how deft his jumps are from one tone to another….invigorating' (The Times)
'He is... the only comedian who can get away with deconstructing and critiquing his own routines as he goes along and not be repellent. He, and his material, are simply that good' (The Independent).
Stewart Lee tour dates
Diminutive stand-up comedian making a big name for herself. Within seconds of appearing on stage, her flirty, gossipy, effervescent style charms everybody! She has written for many top comedians, including Johnny Vaughan, Gail Porter and Griff Rhys Jones, and starred on many TV stand-up comedy shows.
She is also a quizzing demon having appeared on BBC 1’s Pointless (with partner Ed Byrne), ITV’s The Chase and breaking records on Celebrity Mastermind, where she fought off competition from Mark Watson and Dave Spikey to achieve the highest ever celebrity score.
Lucy also raised on £9000 for The Loss Foundation with her winning turn on Celebrity Storage Hunters. On Radio 4, she has been heard on Life - An Idiot's Guide, Heresy, The Personality Test, The News Quiz, Dilemma and The Unbelievable Truth.
'Fizzing with inventive one-liners... a treat from start to finish' (The Herald)
'Clever, chatty and charming' (Three Weeks)
'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes of the everyday... genuinely delightful' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Deliciously cutting' (The Independent)
'She is like your witty friend who's always brilliant company down the pub. Many stand-ups would give their non-drinking arms to be able to transfer that kind of sparkling bar-room bonhomie to the stage and Porter does it effortlessly' (The Scotsman).
Lucy Porter tour dates
'Greg Burns has been working on the UK comedy circuit since 1998 and is the resident Thursday night resident compere at Lee Hurst's Backyard Comedy Club. But he is better known as a radio DJ. After four years at Heart 106.2FM, as host of the drivetime show, Greg has recently joined Virgin Radio as their Sunday afternoon host.
'He has also appeared in stand-up shows on the BBC and Paramount Comedy… but the appearance he is most proud of is playing himself in the Christmas special of The Office
'Burns is also an ambassador for the Global Angels charity and often hosts fund-raising evenings for them' (Chortle)
'An assured, affable performer with some top-notch routines, cheeky Burns is a solid addition to any comedy bill... Enjopyable stuff' (Steve Bennett).
Greg Burns tour dates