Sun 24th Feb at 1:45pm
The Road To Edinburgh Session II
@ Ryan's Bar, London
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The Road To Edinburgh Session II: Mark Dolan, Luisa Omielan, Sameena Zehra, Daphna Baram, Ian Miller
The second session of the workshop that will bring you and your comedy show to Edinburgh at one piece.
This session is dedicated to the period between venue allocation and going up to Edinburgh and will focus on: PR Marketing and media, previews - how to book them, how to learn from them, compilation shows - how to organise them, how to get spots on them; dealing with accommodation and travel, and more.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
The presenter of Channel 4's 'Balls Of Steel' also performs as a witty stand-up and compere.
'Consistently funny' (Independent)
'Excellent material' (Three Weeks)
'So funny - Dolan is a master of improvisation and audience interaction - definitely not one to miss' (Festmag)
'The audience are left gasping for breath, such is the laughter in the room' (Sunday Express)
'Awesome!' (Broadway Baby).
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Luisa Omielan is a diva in training. She's got the sass, she's got the earrings, now she's ready for the lifestyle!
Her debut one-woman show "What Would Beyonce Do?" earned five star reviews and was named "one of the top UK comedy shows of the last decade" by the Guardian. WWBD started off on the Edinburgh Fringe and went on to to become one of the most successful stand-up shows to come out of Edinburgh with sell-out performances all over the world.
Luisa' s follow-up show, ‘Am I Right Ladies?!’ has continued her success, with sell-out runs across the country.
'Omielan could find the humour in a brown paper bag' (Vogue)
'Fresh, frank and fearless – a gutsy new star is born' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Watching a raw, natural talent doing something surprising and clever and hugely enjoyable, and knowing that you've just witnessed a star being born' (Skinny)
'Omielan’s energy is infectious... a star in her own right' (Three Weeks)
'An intense, funny and manic hour of soul-baring comedy... You'll have the time of your life and you'll owe it all to her' (Chortle).
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Sameena Zehra is a performer, comedienne, storyteller, actress and blues singer.
'The wittiest and sassiest lady I've ever had the pleasure of watching' (Buzzcut, Perth Fringe)
'... great verve... funny... clever... entertaining' (Adelaide Advertiser)
'... a warmly witty hour... astonishing and frequently violent' (The Independent)
'A master storyteller' (Three Weeks)
'Zehra's comedy is witty and appealing... Final word: 'Terrorific'' (Rip It Up, Adelaide)
'Sameena finds humour in almost every strand of her life ...I was left wanting the next chapter' (The Latest, Brighton)
'A witty and vibrant comedian... captured the large and mixed audience and kept the chortles coming thick and fast' (Arts in Leicestershire)
'... a one woman powerhouse of a show...' (http://www.femalearts.com).
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Daphna Baram is an Israel born, London-based comedian. A human rights lawyer and a journalist in her past, her comedy mixes the confessional with the political. Her fifth solo show, Chicken Soup Crusader, is now touring.
* * * * * "Masterful" Bunbury Magazine
* * * * "Wonderful and hilarious...important" - Broadway Baby
"Poignant and illuminating" The List, Edinburgh.
“extremely sharp, caustic sense of humour and a very wicked streak - Views From The Gods
"Explosive... candid and sincere, and packed full of incendiary humour." - Walthamstow Guardian
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