Crouch End's weekly celebration of the best in stand-up and variety.
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Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Kelly Convey is an “in-your-face and reassuringly confident” (Marissa Burgess – Chortle) comedian who is not one to mince her words when giving audiences an insight into what modern women really think. While her outspoken and forward-thinking musings may go against the grain, “there’s a winning authenticity to her material” (Steve Bennett – Chortle) that is refreshing and relatable. This authenticity has led to a whole host of accolades and acknowledgments in her whirlwind rise through the comedy scene. Voted by The Metro as “1 of 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out for in 2017”, Kelly Convey is, no doubt, one to watch.
See 3 tour dates featuring Kelly Convey
Paul F Taylor
Paul F Taylor is a one of a kind comedian. An instantly watchable performer, whilst onstage he exhibits a lost playful vulnerability. This coupled with his hilarious and surreal observations never fails to leave audiences crying with laughter, gasping for air and wondering "What the F?... It's Paul F. Taylor!". Paul is a superb writer with a keen eye for the absurd in everyday life, he creates wickedly funny and astute observational comedy which is totally captivating and utterly hilarious. Certainly one for the future! Paul was one half of the double act, Helm & Taylor with Nick Helm. He is also half of the double act Short & Curly (with Rebecca Shorrocks). Paul has achieved notable success as a screen writer and actor. Milk! that he co-wrote and starred in, was the ShortCom Jury Select Winner 2015, and was in the official selection in LOCO, Nashville, LOL, Shortwaves, Glasgow and London Short Film festivals. It has also won the Dead Short Film Competition at Leeds International Film Festival 2015. Paul took home the title of the NATY New Act Of The Year in 2013. Battlecock! that he also co-wrote and starred in, made it into the official selection at the BFI London Film Festival 2013. 'Beautifully crafted one liners...astute observational comedy' (GQ Magazine)
See 8 tour dates featuring Paul F Taylor
Dublin-born comic, now living in London. She was the winner of the Irish World Comedian Of The Year Award 1999, and has been a finalist in several other competitions. She has performed all over the world, including the USA and Australia, winning over the audiences with her strange take on everyday events. She is currently writing her first novel. 'Intelligent comedy that's also furiously funny' (Irish World) 'Catch her act before she becomes a (complete and utter) cult’ (William Cook, The Guardian).
See 3 tour dates featuring Mary Bourke
A superb character act, his Upper Class Rapper has been a firm favourite for a number of years - as well as Simon La Fontaine the philandering aristocrat, Ludwig The Bavarian and Morris the Morris Dancer.
See 2 tour dates featuring Dominic Frisby
Card throwing ninja who has spent the last 4 years working as a professional award winning comedian in New Zealand and Australia. Javier Jarquin moved to the UK in 2010 where he has established himself as a circuit regular and headline act around the country and in mainland Europe. He has performed on the same bill with the likes of Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee, Jo Brand and Paul Daniels. 'High calibre throughout' (The Morning Star) 'Brilliantly entertaining performance' (The Edinburgh Reporter) 'Kept the audience laughing throughout@ (The Edinburgh Spotlight) 'Seriously talented when it comes to wowing a crowd' (The Stage).
See 3 tour dates featuring Javier Jarquin
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