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Laugh Till It Hurts - In Aid Of Mind: James Acaster, John Moloney, Nish Kumar, Arthur Smith, Felicity Ward, Mae Martin, Brendon Burns, Bob Mills, Tim Clark
A night of comedy in aid of Mind.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Effortlessly confident, James's appreciation for the whimsy and detail of everyday life are a breath of fresh air. His laid back style, playful wit and appetite for the unconventional make for an evening of mirth and hilarity, and a night in his company is a treat to behold.
Since winning Laughing Boy New Act of the Year, James has gone from strength to strength appearing on Dave's One Night Stand, Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), Mock The Week (BBC Two) and releasing his own three part Netflix special in 2018.
'Curious, original, immensely enjoyable stuff' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Deliciously daft and no slouch in the surprises department... One of comedy’s most original voices' (Evening Standard)
'Reminiscent of Stewart Lee or Richard Herring but suffused with enough of his own personality to sound crisp and fresh' (The Independent)
'Stand-up of the highest most playful order' (The Guardian).
James Acaster was placed in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2016.
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His acidic delivery and dead pan demeanour have established him as one of the top comedians on the circuit. He is a regular performer at the Comedy Store and has clocked up several TV appearances, including 'They Think It's All Over' and 'Have I Got News For You'. To add to his number of international accolades, he was the winner of the Jongleurs Stand Up Of The Year in 2001.
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Rapid rising comedian and panel show regular who has hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical comedy show Newsjack and hosts The Mash Report (BBC Two) with comics Ellie Taylor, Steve N Allen, Jason Forbes, Tom Neenan and Rachel Parris.
'The affable comic expertly blends comedy and commentary in a routine that snipes unpityingly at Britain’s political class' (The Guardian).
'Impressive and accomplished... full of confidently delivered, wryly witty tales that delight in the quirks and possibilities of language' (The Scotsman)
'A comedian on the up... An ingenious, witty look at identity that suggests Kumar will soon be getting known for all the right reasons' (The Times)
Nish Kumar was placed in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2016.
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Comedian, compere and playwright. This grumpy old man per excellence presents the BBC Radio 4 show 'Excess Baggage' and has written four plays including 'An Evening With Gary Lineker' and 'Live Bed Show'.
His stand-up topics range from vigorous yodelling to mediaeval literature via death by drink. His delivery is relaxed and sardonic, but his shows are a surprising, dark and witty treat.
He's also one of the many 'Grumpy Old Men' that appear on BBC 2's hit show.
'The funniest and most honest comic of his generation' (The List).
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Felicity Ward is a multi-award winning, Melbourne-based, stand-up comic, writer and performer.
She is most well-known in Australia for her work on Network Ten's The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, and her regular guest appearances on ABC's Spicks and Specks and 7's Thank God You're Here.
'Joyfully Funny' (Edinburgh Evening News).
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Comedian Mae Martin has appeared on TV and radio across North America and has received rave reviews in the UK :
'She had the audience in the palm of her hand' (Three Weeks)
'Full of the confidence of a veteran comedian... An hour of rapier wit and cute charisma' (Scotsgay)
'Brilliant... something very special... Natural comic talent!' (The Skinny)
'A complete gem' (The Gay Times)
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Noisy, manic and in-your-face comedian from Australia. This foul-mouthed antipodean is known as a masterly exponent of his art, intelligent and hilarious, railing against bigotry without preaching and taking the audience to the edge of their belief systems with his full on comedy routine. Brendon has appeared on The 11 O'clock Show and The Stand Up Show.
'The most jaw-droppingly awkward, painful, yet ultimately rewarding piece of stand-up we've ever seen' (Time Out)
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Stand-up comedian and writer who has a string of acclaimed TV & radio shows to his credit. Best known for the late-night cult show In Bed With MeDinner, in which he commented on documentary video footage. He also hosted ITV's daytime game show Win Lose Or Draw, as well as LWT’s There's Only One Brian Moore and Dial Midnight, plus Not A Lot Of People Know That for BBC1.
His writing career has also included the six-part comedy-drama Northern Lights, an episode of Channel 4's Shameless and the 2006 film Pierrepoint that starred Timothy Spall as Britain's last hangman.
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A Liverpool comic who is one of the funniest stand-ups on the circuit. Tim has been a Stand-up comic for most of his adult life, and still does over two hundred shows each year. He has appeared all over Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, and most recently at the Mumbai Comedy Store. He is resident host of British Stand-Up in Bergen, Norway.
On TV he was host of the classic game show Give Us A Clue (BBC 1); the sporting chat show Under The Moon(Channel 4); as well as scores of appearances on various stand-up and panel shows.
'Loved it' (The Sunday People)
'... hides his considerable skill behind a blokeish mask of bonhomie which appears absolutely effortless in construction... An unsung hero of stand-up comedy - the current master of this underrated art' (The Guardian).
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