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Thu 28th Mar at 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm)
Dong: Knock2bag East
@ RichMix, London
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Dong: Knock2bag East: Abandoman, Will Franken, Aisling Bea, Ginger & Black, Ed Gamble, Dane J Baptiste, Ivo Graham
Dong, the place where hip hop and comedy collide, is a night from the team behind the award-winning Knock2Bag. Expect super dope comedians, exclusive videos, hip hop karaoke and more.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Abandoman create hilarious musical sketches at lightning speed live in front of their audience. No two gigs are ever the same. The project sees frontman Rob and multi-instrumentalist James Hancox reinventing hip hop in a way that appeals to even its most ardent detractors.
They sold out the Edinburgh Fringe for 3 weeks in a row and were winners of the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year 2010.
'Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile. Nothing short of genius' (http://www.Chortle.co.uk)
'Truly innovative' (The Guardian)
'Killer punchlines. Note-perfect, lyrically mind-blowing hip-hop improv. Genius!' (The Stage)
'A star of the future!' (Time Out)
'For the whole hour we were enthralled by a comedic mastermind at work' (Broadway Baby)
'A proper party. raucous, expansive and relentlessly hilarious' (The Times).
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American Will Franken is a critically acclaimed satirist and high-speed, quick-change character comedian. Franken’s humour is rooted in the British sketch comedy tradition, notably Monty Python. Onstage, he portrays an eclectic mix of characters through a series of interconnected vignettes. His skits are often satirical, skewering a range of subcultures and political views, often absurdist.
'Strange, sometimes awkward, often funny and always interesting, Franken’s act is
like Marmite – ****ing awesome – and deserves an audience as big as his character roster' (Three Weeks)
'Amidst the anodyne wannabe TV comics who are 40% hair product, 40% ego and 20% talent there is still plenty of the real thing to be found, comedically. Will Franken... is absolutely brilliant. Iron satire in a velvet glove. Clever, creative comedy' (The Scotsman)
'The sharp-clawed satire on US culture and liberal piety, and the constant upending of what it is we think we're watching, make for a unique and compelling hour... You can't take your eyes off these inspired outpourings' (The Guardian)
'Will Franken is an astounding character comedian who makes almost everyone else in his field look like lazy chancers' (Chortle).
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Irish born, London residing, Aisling's name is pronounced Ash-ling Bee. She was named Irish Tatler's Entertainment Woman of the Year 2013 and winner of So You Think You're Funny 2013, the first woman to do so in 20 years, and only the second woman to do so in the competition's 25 year history. Expect hilarious hip-hop moves and wonderfully silly stories.
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'Ingenious concepts and musical wit blew me away' – (Three Weeks).
Ginger & Black are a double act, featuring the talents of Eri Jackson and Daniel Lawrence Taylor. They have been performing together since 2006, when they were runners up in So You Think You're Funny and The Amused Moose Laugh Off at the Edinburgh Festival.
As well as sketch comedy, they perform songs, are dark, contemporary and very funny.
They perform on the London circuit and all over the UK in clubs and at Festivals. Ginger and Black have appeared on BBC Radio 2, The Annie Mac Show, and had regular slots on 4Radio's 'The Weekly Show' and Channel 4 Radio.
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'Ed Gamble began his comedy career writing, performing and directing with the Durham Revue in 2004, and in 2007 made the finals of the Chortle/Revels Student Comedy Award. In 2009, he appeared as part of the Comedy Zone showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe.
'Gamble is also co-writer and co-host of the Peacock and Gamble Podcast, with Ray Peacock, and was named best compere in the 2014 Chortle Awards, where he was also nominated for best club comic' (http://www.chortle.co.uk).
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After growing up in '80s South-East London and surviving a post-Bush, post-racial, post-Thatcher, post-Twilight Society, Dane realised that it was a moral obligation to chronicle and in some places parody the human experience and contemporary western culture.
'Brilliant' (Comedy Blogedy)
'Intelligent and genuinely hilarious' (Adam Bloom).
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Winner of the 2009 So You Think You're Funny New Act Competition, at the age of 18, Eton and Oxford-educated Ivo Graham was nominated for best newcomer in the 2010 Chortle Awards.
'... calm and articulate... with a natural gift for telling stories, his perceptive material is both fascinating and entertaining, leaving his audiences wishing for more' (Funhouse Comedy)
'Beautifully constructed comedy' (The Scotsman)
'Cleverly constructed comic timing' (Edinburgh Evening News)
'A very convincing set from this erudite comedian' (The Independent).
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