Live At The Empire With Stewart Lee

at Hackney Empire, London
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The biggest names in stand-up bring a huge night of laughs to London’s original comedy home.

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

Featuring

Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee appearing at this event

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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Simon Munnery

Simon Munnery appearing at this event

Simon is a British Comedy Award nominee, Chortle Award winner, Perrier Award nominee, and Sony Radio Award winner. He's had his own Radio 1 series and several Radio 4 series, along with several cult television series including BBC2's Attention Scum. His most recent television appearances include The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), It's Kevin and Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (BBC2). 'One of the funniest, most original comedians of the past twenty years' (The Guardian) 'Convention-defying, innovative stuff. Simon Munnery is a must-see' (The Times) 'Simon Munnery is an avant-garde comedy god' (Time Out) 'Intelligence, wit and originality... Simon Munnery, the God particle of Alternative Comedy' (Chortle).

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Rosie Jones

Rosie Jones appearing at this event

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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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).

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Andrew Maxwell

Andrew Maxwell appearing at this event

Andrew is a very fine Irish comedian and BAFTA Award winner who can keep an audience focused with accessible and unpretentious topical comedy which has a pinch of his unique laddishness. 'I've seen the future of Irish Comedy and its name is Andrew Maxwell' (Irish Times) '... infuriatingly excellent... he delivers a superb set' (The Sunday Times) 'Stand up is rarely this politically well informed or thought-provoking' (The Scotsman) 'All you can do is revel in the mischief this comically attuned Dubliner makes... utter magic' (The List) 'A social sage for the fast changing world... a wealth of first-rate material' (Fest) 'One of the most significant comedians working in the country today' (The Independent) 'Expect pin-point accents, biting observations and suave stories... One of the best comics around. Blissfully funny' (Time Out).

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Josie Long

Josie Long appearing at this event

Claiming her first BBC Comedy Award by the age of 17, Josie returned to performing after finishing University, notably at the Edinburgh Fringe, where she carried on winning awards for 'Kindness and Exuberance' (Best Newcomer) and later in 2007/8 for 'Trying Is Good'. She regularly writes for The Guardian and has appeared on The Island (Channel 4), The Superhuman’s Show (Channel 4), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit. The Telegraph have described her as 'one of the most exciting female comics around'. Josie's humour is warm, optimistic and endearing, filled with rambling daft tales and all the things she likes in the world and which cheer her up. 'An original and unflagging spirit, oozing enthusiasm and intellect… Long builds delightful comedy worlds' (The Times) 'An absolute delight' (Time Out) 'An original and unflagging spirit... A passion for ideas and creativity... this is a lovely show' (The Guardian).

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Hackney Empire

  • 291 Mare Street
  • Hackney
  • London
  • E8 1EJ

Website:
hackneyempire.co.uk
Enquiries:
0208 510 4500
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0208 985 2424
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