Going into its 6th year with another incredible line up at the Hackney Empire, this annual charity event raises money for the Shelter’s vital work with local homeless people. All money raised on the evening goes towards keeping people off the streets of Hackney, providing them with a hot meal and warm bed throughout winter.
Stewart Lee will be leading the laughs for the evening along with a stellar line up Daniel Kitson as compare, Rosie Jones, Bridget Christie, Paul Hamilton and more acts to be announced soon.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
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).
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With her infectious laugh and high energy Rosie Jones brings 'huge laughs' (Chortle) and has quickly become a must-see act on the comedy circuit. The ex-television researcher was awarded second place in the Leicester Mercury's New Comedian Of The Year 2018, and has already starred on 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Last Leg: The Correspondents. With seemingly no end to her talents, Rosie is also an incredible actor, making her primetime debut as Serena in a Silent Witness two-part special.
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Bridget Christie has been a regular on the sketch and stand-up circuit for over 15 years. In 2013 she became the third woman to win the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show with A Bic For Her, which went on to win the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy, the 2014 Chortle Award for Best Show, a 2014 Hospital 100 Club Award for Performance and broke box office records at Soho Theatre. In December 2019 the show was named as one of The Times comedy shows of the decade. She is the host of BBC Radio 4 series Bridget Christie Minds the Gap and the first British woman to have her own Netflix special. 'One of the finest comedians around' (The Independent) 'A superb stand-up with a powerful voice and something to say. It's nothing short of a revelation' (The Observer) '... another cracking show from the current queen of crusading UK comedy...' ( The Guardian).
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A brilliantly quick comic mind coupled with scorching improvisation makes Daniel a regular at the top London clubs and on TV. Nominee for the Perrier Award 2001 and the winner in 2002. His hilarious, charming and filthy comedy is unafraid to be different and happily avoids the latest fashions and trends. A must see comedian.
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