No Direction Home

Purcell Room, London
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Laughter unites us: an evening of stand-up by comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds, hosted by Tom Parry with Suzi Ruffell and Romesh Ranganathan as guest headliners.

No Direction Home is a course for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds who would like to try their hand at stand-up comedy.

See the unexpected, insightful and downright funny results of the course, taught by Parry, at this performance.

Presented by Counterpoints Arts and Camden People's Theatre. Part of Refugee Week 2019.

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.

Featuring

Tom Parry

Stand up comedian, playwright and occasional actor, who has been a Laughing Horse New Act semi-finalist. 'Parry is Lord of Misrule' (The Guardian).

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Suzi Ruffell

Suzi Ruffell appearing at this event

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.

See 36 tour dates featuring Suzi Ruffell

Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh Ranganathan appearing at this event

Romesh burst onto the comedy circuit in 2010, gigging regularly at top venues all over the country. As well as turning in storming turns on a regular basis, he has also found time to reach the Latitude New Act Final 2010, The So You Think You're Funny? Final 2010 as well as coming runner up in The Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010. In 2015 Romesh starred in his own show called 'Asian Provocateur' (BBC Three) where he travelled to Sri Lanka to learn about his parents' country. In 2016 the second series 'Mum's American Dream' was commissioned. He has forged a fearsome reputation with a set that combines cutting one liners with an acerbic take on the world around him. 'Extraordinarily hilarious' (Three Weeks) 'Plenty to enjoy in his ultra sardonic set' (Chortle) 'His ability to write bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd... Ranganathan's punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers' (The Guardian). Romesh Ranganathan was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2016.

See 67 tour dates featuring Romesh Ranganathan

Purcell Room

  • Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
  • South Bank
  • London
  • SE1 8XX
Website:
southbankcentre.co.uk
Phone:
0871 663 2500