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To celebrate Childline's 30th birthday, Avalon Promotions are hosting a one-off comedy benefit show. Join special guests Al Murray – The Pub Landlord, Joe Wilkinson, Lee Nelson, Aisling Bea, Jarlath Regan and hosts The Horne Section to celebrate three decades of helping children.
Please visit www.nspcc.org.uk/Childline30 for more information on Childline.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Once a humble publican, the multi-award winning Al Murray – The Pub Landlord - has risen to the honourable position of British comedy royalty, following the continuing success of his hit prime time ITV1 show Happy Hour and A Second Audience With Al Murray The Pub Landlord (ITV1). 'A national treasure' (The Daily Telegraph) 'Al Murray has become a bona fide British institution' (The Independent) 'Murray's interaction with the crowd remains one of the wonders of the comedy world' (The Times).
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Winner of the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year 2006, Joe is a critically acclaimed standup and comedy talent, most recently portraying the wonderfully creepy Dan in the smash hit new BBC Three sitcom Him And Her. Joe has also made star appearances on Russell Howard's Good News and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. 'An absolute natural, marrying Stewart Lee style joke deconstruction to scathing one-liners worthy of Jack Dee... undoubtedly destined for greatness' - Evening Standard. 'A natural gag-smith who looks so comfortable behind a mic stand you'd be forgiven for thinking he'd been doing stand up for a decade' - The Guardian.
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The alter ego of Simon Brodkin, Lee Nelson burst onto the scene clad from baseball cap to white trainer in sportswear logos and cheap-and-chunky bling, fag behind the ear and can of Stella in hand. Now suited and booted, a more thoughtful Lee has begun to engage with life outside his estate and is grappling with bigger issues, offering his unique spin on religion, politics and immigration. 'The funniest act I've seen in years' (Harry Hill) 'Never less than ingenious... a seamlessly entertaining touring show' (The Times) 'Comedy Genius' (Daily Mirror) 'Comedy Legend' (The Sun). Lee Nelson was named in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2017 and top 20 in 2015.
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Irish born, London residing, Aisling's name is pronounced Ash-ling Bee. She was named Irish Tatler's Entertainment Woman of the Year 2013 and winner of So You Think You're Funny 2013, the first woman to do so in 20 years, and only the second woman to do so in the competition's 25 year history. Expect hilarious hip-hop moves and wonderfully silly stories.
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Tiffany Stevenson is an actress and stand up comic based in London. Her thought provoking and engaging style have seen her consistently play to packed audiences. She sometimes does magic and has appeared in Footballer's Wives and The Office amongst other things. Finalist 'Show Me The Funny', winner Edinburgh Festival 'Spirit of the Fringe Award'. 'Hilarious observations and beautifully written. A touching call to arms for 30 somethings' (The Metro) 'Mouthy, cynical and sexually frank, she left us wanting more' (The Guardian) 'She extracts comedy gold' (Evening Standard). ***** - One4Review ***** - New European ***** - Fringe Review **** - Arts Desk **** - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
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A former advertising executive who turned to comedy when his unmarketable greetings card ideas got him the sack, Irishman Jarleth Regan is a jack of all trades and all round decent fella, the kind you could take home to meet your mum. Raised on the windswept plains of the Curragh of Kildare he dreamed of being a professional basketball player but shelved the ambition due to combination of injuries and on the early on-set of cop on. The NBAs loss has been stand-up comedy's gain. 'A subtle yet sublime helping of observational humour' (The Herald) 'Side-splitting stuff... causes near hysteria in the room' (The Metro) 'A refreshing and hilarious change of pace' (The Independent) 'While he's not as well-known as some Irish stand-ups, he's every bit as talented' (Sunday Express) 'He has a skilful way with words and a playful misplaced logic' (Chortle).
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A hugely talented, diverse young comedian whose shows are cerebral, witty and meticulously researched, full of quirky ideas and cracking puns. His solo show, Making Fish Laugh, at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival earned him a Perrier Award nomination and has brought him a much deserved higher profile on the comedy circuit. 'Horne has superb timing and fascinating delivery... Pure comedy gold’ (Metro) A beguiling blend of the smart and the stupid... a real delight' (Sunday Times) 'Certainly the most charming and probably the funniest half-hour of the radio week' (The Guardian).
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