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Some of the biggest names in comedy, including Stewart Lee, Doc Brown and 2019’s winner of Edinburgh Festival Fringe Joke of the Year, Olaf Falafel, are coming together for a one-off event to raise money for the hugely important St Mungo’s, a charity dedicated to ending homelessness and rebuilding lives.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
An official Channel 4 survey of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups Ever placed Stewart Lee at number 41. His mother, whom he loves dearly, thinks Tom O'Connor the better comedian, having seen him do a joke about a sardine on a cruise ship ten years ago. And he isn't even in the top 100... 'The funniest, most cliche-free comedian on the circuit' (Ricky Gervais). 'Superlative... Remains one of the best stand-ups in the country' (Metro) 'Marvellously funny: mordant, thoughtful and crafted' (Observer) 'There's a wealth of evidence to suggest that in the last few years, Lee has gone completely mad... More skilful and playful than ever' (The Guardian) 'What is exhilarating is how many surprises he still throws in and how deft his jumps are from one tone to another….invigorating' (The Times) 'He is... the only comedian who can get away with deconstructing and critiquing his own routines as he goes along and not be repellent. He, and his material, are simply that good' (The Independent).
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Mark Ronson's former MC, Doc Brown is the younger brother of best selling author Zadie Smith. The rapper turned to stand-up in 2007 and was a finalist in the So You Think You're Funny new act competition. He was placed third in the English Comedian Of The Year competition. Brown has featured in the BBC Radio 4 show Do You Know What You Are Saying? 'A seamless mix of truly inspired hip-hop and stand-up. He's a total star... an utter joy' (Time Out) 'Sharp punchlines, imaginative devices and knows more than a thing or two about timing' (Metro). In 2016 he decided to go back to his hiphop roots.
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As seen as on Live At The Apollo, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 8/10 Cats and Have I Got News For You, Shappi Khorsandi is an Iranian female stand-up comic who established herself on the London circuit back in the early 2000's. Feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny, she handles every subject with razor sharp wit. She is also the best-selling author of A Beginners Guide to Acting English and her fantastic debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ was published by Ebury in 2016. Shappi was also elected president of the British Humanist society in 2017. 'Makes live comedy thrilling' (Evening Standard). 'Shappi is an endearing presence and possesses a charming self-awareness that ensures consistent laughter from start to finish' (Huffington Post). 'Seriously funny and surprisingly filthy' (The New Statesman). Shappi Khorsandi was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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Jessica has been performing improvised comedy and working as a comedy actress since 2005. In January 2008 she hit the UK stand up circuit like a thunderbolt of joy and was a finalist in the Funny Women's Awards 2010. Jessica co-hosts the mighty Guilty Feminist podcast which has reached well over 10 million listeners and is regularly in the Top 10 on the iTunes chart. She starred in this year’s hugely acclaimed new BBC2 sitcom from Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan Motherland as well as the award winning BBC1 drama Three Girls. “Intensely funny” Time Out 'Fostekew is a hugely engaging presence and there's something reassuringly honest about her... Consistently hilarious' (Fest) 'Great fun' (Guardian).
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A former Cambridge Footlighter, Mark Watson first made an impact on the comedy circuit in 2002 when he won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic competition and was a runner-up in So You Think You're Funny? He has become known for his Edinburgh shows (2005's 50 Years Before Death And The Awful Prospect Of Enternity was nominated for the Perrier) and his gruelling shows that last more than 24 hours. Perrier's successor, the if.comeddies, awarded the panel award for best capturing the spirit of the fringe, in 2007. Watson won the Chortle award winner for innovation in 2005, when he was also nominated for best breakthrough act, and was nominated for best compere in 2007. He is also a novelist, with his debut Bullet Points, published in 2003; has written for TV and in 2007 landed his first radio series, Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better.
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A unique mixture of one-liners and Scandinavian-tinged stories has earned Olaf the purely fictitious title of 'Sweden's eighth funniest comedian'. His exploits include being crowned Hitchin, Stroud and Last Minute Comedy new act of 2013, Winning Ricky Grover's Comedy Shuffle Showdown, supporting the equally moustachioed Tony Law and managing to beat the Comedy Store's infamous Gong. 'He's like Thor but way funnier and with a smaller hammer' (Tony Law) 'Skilfully delivered absurdist musings' (Three Weeks).
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