Thu 4th Jul at 6:30pm
@ Retro Bar, London
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Laughing Cows : Rosie Wilby, Meryl O'Rourke, Annette Fagon, Maureen Younger
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Former singer / songwriter who, prompted by friends and fans who often found themselves in fits of giggles at her silly in between song banter, entered Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny and found herself in the semi finals at Edinburgh Fringe in Summer 2004. Rosie made the switch to comedy in 2005.
'A whole host of laughs' (http://www.one4review.co.uk)
'utterly charming' (Buzz)
'you will fall for Wilby's show no matter where you sit on the Kinsey scale' (Scotsgay).
Rosie Wilby tour dates
Meryl has delighted comedy audiences, hosted pop concerts and performed at the Hammersmith Apollo, supporting Frankie Boyle as part of his national tour.
She appears regularly on Big Brother's Bit On The Side, Channel 5. A talented and sought after gag writer, she has worked on numerous flagship panel shows and comedies for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Dave; as well as being joke writer for magicians Noel Qualter and Andi Gladwin.
Radio credits include writing and performing her own comedy series 'The Hysterical Method Of Conception' for Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4) and a Sony Radio Academy Award Nomination for Best Breakfast Show.
An experienced journalist, Meryl has been a favourite feature writer for Mark Millar's magazine CLiNT, having previously worked extensively for Time Out.
'Truly astonishing show... a must see' (The New Current)
'... taking great pleasure in her acrimony her cheeky routines are real crowd pleasers' (Funhouse Comedy).
Meryl O'Rourke tour dates
The Midland's motormouth, bringing you loads of tummy tickling laughter.
'With this sort of retro observational comedy, she's just like Peter Kay would be - well, if he were female, black and from Leicester' (Chortle)
'... a hilarious set from Leicester-based Annette Fagon... had the audience in hysterics with her tales... unsurprisingly Annette connected well especially with the women in the audience and the different nationalities present with her inclusive, funny routines' (Tiemo Talk Of The Town)
'... the fun-loving and lively Annette Fagon' (Funhouse Comedy).
Annette Fagon tour dates
Maureen is frank, fast, feisty, sharp and engaging – honest humour with attitude! She works as a stand up comedian and compere all around the UK and abroad and even gigs in German! As an experienced compere, Maureen is known for her quick wit and sharp audience interaction. In the UK she is one of the few comedians who works regularly on the mainstream and urban comedy circuits.
Her gigs have ranged from being the support act for the entire West End run of The Naked Magicians at the Trafalgar Studios as well as one of the warm up acts for Puppetry of the Penis to performing at the Barbican alongside Arthur Smith; supporting Shazia Mirza on tour; to being one of the acts at the Jamaica vs The World gigs at the Shepherds Bush Empire.
Maureen is also the resident MC of MY Comedy in London and Birmingham, and has worked as a contributor on BBC Radio and Sky News.
'Maureen Younger is more than compere, more than host, with a natural gift of the gab she's quick off the mark and doesn't miss a trick!' (http://www.gingerbeer.co.uk)
'If you have been lucky enough to see her perform you will be fully aware of just how funny and infectious this woman is.' (Time Out)
“one of the best MCs in the country” (Jo Enright)
'... whose punch lines also hit the mark in German' (Cologne Rundschau)
'Engaging and funny' (Three Weeks).
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