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After a sell-out double header in 2020, Canned Laughter and Berk’s Nest join comedy forces once again and return to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre to bring you another all-star comedy fundraiser! In support of The Trussell Trust’s London food banks a stellar line-up of comedians will help fight food poverty with laughter with two massive shows in one night.
The 6pm show will feature Suzi Ruffell, Rose Matafeo, Jen Brister, Jamali Maddix & Bridget Christie and the 9pm show will star Ed Gamble, Mawaan Rizwan, Kemah Bob, Lolly Adefope & Rosie Jones. Both shows will be socially distanced.
Now more than ever, food banks are in need of our support. More than 14 million people in the UK live below the poverty line and the rise in food bank referrals has risen by 128% in the last five years. Profits from both shows will go directly to supporting London food banks within The Trussell Trust’s nationwide network and help fight food poverty in the UK.
For more information about The Trusell Trust visit trusseltrust.org
For more information about Canned Laughter visit cannedlaughter.co.uk
For more information about Berk’s Nest visit berksnest.com
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Suzi’s innovative style captivates audiences with her engrossing tales of social ineptitude. Lauded as ‘a real stand up gem’ by The Guardian, this young independent woman celebrates her working class roots with a sideways look at the world. Regarded as one of best up and coming acts on the circuit Suzi is in constant demand at clubs and theatres across Britain. Fast establishing herself on the live circuit supporting Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe, Kevin Bridges and Romesh Ranganathan all over the country. 2017 saw her take her solo show ‘Common’ on a sell out tour around the UK. As seen on Channel 4, E4, BBC3, Comedy Central, Dave and heard on BBC Radio4.
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Rose Matafeo is a New Zealand-based comedian and TV presenter. Rose started stand-up at the age of 15 and has since staged five solo shows as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. In 2010 she won Best Newcomer at the NZICF (New Zealand International Comedy Festival), and went on to win the prestigious Billy T Award (2013). Rose has also featured on the 2014 and 2015 NZ International Comedy Gala and has opened for Reggie Watts in both New Zealand and the UK. Rose is a regular face on TV screens having appeared on Have I Got News For You (BBC 1) in the UK, while in New Zealand Rose is the head writer and star of Funny Girls (TV3) and a regular on panel show 7 Days (Three Now NZ). She has also written and starred on New Zealand comedy show Jono And Ben At Ten (TV3, NZ) where she interviewed the likes of Amy Poehler, Jim Carrey, Bill Hader, and Amy Schumer. Rose has acted in Liam Williams’ web series Pls Like (BBC Three) and starred in an episode of Tom Craine’s Climaxed (BBC Three). “A blizzard of youthful energy in one of the Fringe’s most memorable comedy debuts” (Guardian). “The whole thing feels as fresh and invigorating as an ice-cold bottle of Steinlager. This debut solo show is one of the undoubted highlights of the Fringe.” (The Telegraph).
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Jen Brister is a stand up comic, writer and comedy actor. 'Brister ticks all the boxes – she's confident, energetic and knows how to deliver a line for maximum laughs' (The Scotsman) 'Outrageously funny' (Metro) 'Gorgeously talented' (Tim Arthur, Time Out) 'This is as near perfect stand up as I have seen' (Scotsgay).
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With an assured stage presence and considered material that comes from a fresh perspective, he already has the aura of a successful comic well beyond his years. He is known for his 'Hate Thy Neighbour' documentary series about the rise of the far right on Viceland TV. His natural confidence and charm allow him to tread gracefully across more sensitive topics leaving many of his contemporaries behind. He has won the Comedy Café New act of the Year Competition and the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year award in 2014. Big things await this natural talent.
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Bridget Christie has been a regular on the sketch and stand-up circuit for over 15 years. In 2013 she became the third woman to win the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show with A Bic For Her, which went on to win the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy, the 2014 Chortle Award for Best Show, a 2014 Hospital 100 Club Award for Performance and broke box office records at Soho Theatre. In December 2019 the show was named as one of The Times comedy shows of the decade. She is the host of BBC Radio 4 series Bridget Christie Minds the Gap and the first British woman to have her own Netflix special. 'One of the finest comedians around' (The Independent) 'A superb stand-up with a powerful voice and something to say. It's nothing short of a revelation' (The Observer) '... another cracking show from the current queen of crusading UK comedy...' ( The Guardian).
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