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Sun 3rd Feb at 4:00pm
Itch: A Scratch
@ Pleasance Theatre, London
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Itch: A Scratch: Jan Ravens, Arabella Weir, Steve Frost, George Ryegold aka Toby Williams, Pippa Evans, Milo McCabe, Susan Murray, Gerry Howell, Phil Nichol
The Comedians Theatre Company present, Itch: A Scratch Event. Itch is rehearsed and unrehearsed scripts and characters, a bunch of top talented comedians and a lot of fun!
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Best known for impersonating a myriad celebrities and public figures for the BBC's Dead Ringers.
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Arabella Weir's big break into comedy came when she was approached by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson to write female parts for the comedy sketch show 'The Fast Show'. She's also a best selling novelist with three books under her belt including 'Does My Bum Look Big In This?'.
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Steve is a guest player with the Suggestibles. His credits go on forever; French & Saunders, Mr Bean, Blackadder, The Young Ones, Girls on Top, Lenny Henry Show, Saturday Live, Carrott's Lib, Vanity Fair, Pie In The Sky, Frank Stubbs Promotes, Murder Most Horrid, The Bill, Drop the Dead Donkey, Just A Minute, Have I Got News For You and Call My Bluff. A regular performer with The Comedy Store Players Improv Team, Steve was also a member of The Wow Show and is a veteran of The Edinburgh Festival
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Alter ego of Toby Williams.
Amused Moose Laughter Awards Top 10 Comedy Show 2013, Scotsman's Top 5 Comedy Show at the Fringe 2012 and Winner of Best Show at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2011.
'Dr George Ryegold has, I am delighted to report, lost none of his dyspeptic misanthropy... he is not so much close to the bone as shaving slices off it. But trust him, he is a doctor. Go and be roundly abused by Doctor George – you’ll feel better for it' (The Scotsman)
'Tremendous fun... it's stuff like this that makes the fringe great' (Three Weeks)
'Lashings of gallows humour... beautifully crafted' (The Stage)
'Wicked...twisted...deliciously dark' (Time Out)
'...as sick as Jim Jeffries, but with the vocabulary of Stephen Fry...some of the most hilariously bad-taste lines of the festival' (Chortle).
George Ryegold aka Toby Williams tour dates
British comedienne and one of the founding members of the touring improv team behind Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Pippa first emerged on the comedy scene with an incredibly successful Edinburgh Fringe Festival where her debut solo
show, Pippa Evans And Other Lonely People, was nominated for the if.comedy Best Newcomer Award 2008.
In 2009 she unleashed her alter-ego, psychotic American country and western singer Loretta Maine.
'Delightfully deranged' (Metro)
'... searing talent as a comic writer, actor and versatile singer' (The Scotsman)
'... probably one of the most talented performers at Edinburgh this year' (The Independent, 2009).
Pippa Evans tour dates
Stand-up and character comedian whose creations include Tyson Moon, the tragic son of a 1970s mainstream comedian, rough-and-ready Grimsby Scrabble champion Q10, his most 'famous' character Philberto, the Portuguese reality TV show winner and Troy Hawke, an RP speaking, cravat wearing 1940s dandy who is on an admirable mission to change the world - a lovable fool with a dash of sophistication.
'Near on perfection' (New Current)
'Undeniably funny' (Chortle)
'Perfectly worded jokes' (Broadway baby)
'Beautifully written and performed' (The List)
'Ridiculously talented' (The Scotsman).
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Possibly one of the rudest women in the world today, and maybe also one of the funniest! winner of the first ever jongleurs competition and a seasoned regular on the circuit, Susan has emerged as one of the best female stand-ups around.
'She has the mentality of a spiteful 14 year old boy! Very admirable in a young lady!' (Arthur Smith)
'L like her jokes so much, I'm doing them now!' (Scott Capurro)
'Susan Murray's baffled everywoman persona cloaks a dry, intelligent wit' (Stewart Lee)
'... mainstream success written all over her... brightly energetic, a real talent'
'... a right cheeky little lass who oscillates brilliantly and wildly between characters,
accents, stories and banging the mike on her head' (Three Weeks)
'Cynicism that could fell a rhino at 1000 paces. Like it' (Al Murray)
'A feisty comedy fireball of fun' (Time Out).
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His unique style has garnered him both critical acclaim and award success – he's winner of the Reading Comedy Festival Best Act Award and Newbury Comedy Festival Best Act Award. As well as a Hackney Empire New Act Finalist and Gong Show Winner at the Comedy Store.
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A barnstorming, madcap Canadian stand-up comedian who was voted Time Out Comedian Of The Year 1999 and is a Perrier Award winner.
WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011
WINNER - IF.COM Eddie Award 2006 (previously The Perrier, now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award)
WINNER - Time Out Best Comedy Performer 1998
Chortle Best Headliner - Nominee - 2002, 2006 & 2010
As seen on The Graham Norton Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Altitude Festival , Annually Retentive, The World Stands Up, Comedy Shuffle, and many more.
'Nichol is absolutely born to perform, and the show is brilliant' (The Skinny)
'Attacks his material with all the restraint of a Tasmanian Devil in a foghorn
factory' (The Times)
'Phil Nichol is an extraordinary performer – entrancing and alarming in equal measure' (The Stage)
'Very polished, witty and insightful. It is also extremely funny' (List)
'Seismically powerful award-winning comic force' (The Scotsman).
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Venue: Pleasance Theatre
Carpenters Mews, North Road
N7 9EF 51.548874, -0.121738
Phone: 0207 609 1800
→ Caledonian Road and Barnsbury 10 min walk
→ Caledonian Rd 2 min walk