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Roar With Laughter: Dara O Briain, Lee Mack, Tim Vine, Lucy Porter, The Men In Coats, Francesca Martinez, Greg Burns
ZSL is proud to present the comedy event of the year – Roar with Laughter!
If you're a comedy fan then we've got a treat for you. 'Roar with Laughter' promises to be a top night out, featuring cutting-edge talent including Dara Ó Briain, Lee Mack, Tim Vine, Lucy Porter, Men in Coats, Francesca Martinez and Greg Burns.
It's all happening on Friday 18th October at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Further acts to follow and subject to change
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.
One of Ireland's funniest comedians, who produces laughs like a magician produces rabbits from a hat.
With a reputation as a stand-up around the world, including an appearance at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, he originally made a name for himself in Ireland on the satirical panel show Don't Feed the Gondolas and then stepped into the mainstream limelight with the hit show It's A Family Affair.
Currently to be seen presenting the BBC's topical panel show Mock The Week.
'One of the most dependably entertaining stand-up comics in the land' (The Times)
'Worked the stalls like a puppet master' (Evening Standard)
'O Briain has a laser eye for the absurd and the spurious' (The Guardian).
Dara O Briain tour dates
Lee Mack is one of the UK's most recognisable and celebrated comics. His relentless determination to have fun is marvellously infectious and leaves his audience exhausted by laughter, and his energy, finely crafted one-liners and quick ad-libs make him a force to be reckoned with on the stand-up circuit.
Lee Mack tour dates
Call him what you will - the king of the one-liners, the joke machine gun, the punmeister... Officially the world's fastest gagster with a relentless delivery to keep you on your toes.
Star of BBC's Live At The Apollo and sitcom Not Going Out.
'Vine is superb' (The Guardian)
'Vine is a supreme punmeister' (Time Out)
'Must-see manic hilarity' (Edinburgh Reporter)
'Offering line after line of glorious goofing' (The Times).
Tim Vine 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
An absurd and delirious duo with startling visual comedy and surreal slapstick - Charlie Chaplin meets Salvadore Dali! Despite their comedy being noticeably absent of the usual stand-up repartee and gags, they have managed in recent years to become one of the must-see acts of the Edinburgh Festival. Expect big things from this bizarre pair.
The Men In Coats tour dates
Rising comedy star and ex-Grange Hill actress (playing Rachel Burns) whose shows are a mix of stand-up and flashback sketches. Not one to shy away from the important issues, in 2008 Francesca made global headlines when she became the first Olympic Torch-Bearer to pull out of the London relay in protest against China’s treatment of Tibet. She has mild cerebral palsy but she much prefers the word ‘wobbly’.
Francesca Martinez 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