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Mon 14th Oct at 7:30pm - 12:00am
Raising Expectations For Babyloss Awareness
@ Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury, London
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Raising Expectations For Babyloss Awareness: Viv Groskop, Gabby Best, Twisted Loaf, Jenny Éclair, Lucy Porter, Josh Howie, Jarred Christmas
"An amazing line up will be hosted by Funny Women Awards 2012 finalist, Viv Groskop, and will present Awards winners Gabby Best as Marijana from 2012 and our latest victors, Twisted Loaf, a comedy duo with a talent for chat and sketch.
This amazing show also features a stellar line up of well-known comics including Jenny Eclair, Lucy Porter, Josh Howie, Jarred Christmas and more. Great fun, great night, great cause!
Funds raised will go will also go toward the production of 'Expectations' presented by Shaky Isles Theatre at The Pleasance Islington in November. 'Expectations' is a new play that talks about something so common but something we find so hard to speak about - miscarriage. A funny, sad, and thought provoking play - by Emma Deakin and directed by Stella Duffy. Significant funds will also go to the Miscarriage Association to assist with all the wonderful work they do."
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British journalist, writer and comedian. As a stand-up, MC and improviser, she was a finalist in the Funny Women 2012 awards.
'Viv is brilliant. But I still quite like Billy Connolly' (Jo Brand)
'Very funny' (Omid Djalili)
'Inventive and hilarious. My favourite new act' (Lucy Porter).
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Winner of the Funny Women Awards 2012 and as seen on BBC3's Live at The Electric.
'Inspired' (The Independent).
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Jenny Eclair has been a stand-up comic for donkeys’ years; she was the first woman to win the coveted Perrier Award and hasn't stopped banging on about it ever since. She still gigs regularly and is on tour around the UK.
TV highlights include I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, the Grumpy Old Women series, plus the Grumpy Guides, Grumpy Holidays and It's Grim Up North. She also occasionally crops up on day time telly and gets very excited about doing things like This Morning and Loose Women.
Stage wise, Eclair's biggest hit to date has been co-writing (with Judith Holder) and
starring in Grumpy Old Women Live and Grumpy Old Women Live 2, and Chin Up Britain.
'Ruthlessly funny' (The Times).
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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).
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Josh is the son of legendary PR guru Lynne Franks, the woman who inspired Jennifer Saunders’ character Edina in Absolutely Fabulous.
A comedian who intertwines surreal ideas with true comedic tales. His intellectual and non-offensive manner have made him a favourite across the country.
'A young Woody Allen' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman)
'Excellent, intelligent stand-up... terrific' (Time Out).
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Kiwi comedian with a good reputation in the comedy world. He has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling, and a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that's thrown his way. This makes his comedy sizzle with originality.
Star of 'Mock The Week' 'Flight Of The Conchords', '8 Out Of 10 Cats' and the Pot Noodle adverts.
'One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone' (Time Out)
'Likeable, intelligent and full of unpredictable energy' (The Scotsman)
'Christmas is robustly funny, his delivery confident and his show not to be missed' (The List, Edinburgh).
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Venue: Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury
Bookings: 0844 482 9674
→ Charing Cross 12 min walk
→ Picadilly Circus 3 min walk