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Pop Up Comedy Shop: Stand-Up Saturday: Rory O'Hanlon, Nathan Caton, Neil Delamere, Al Lubel, Meryl O'Rourke
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Rory O'Hanlon is a Dublin-based stand-up comedian with an observational style of comedy.
'Presence, poise and timing' (Chortle)
'A joke every 30 seconds' (Irish times).
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Nathan is a young black British comic, gigging on both the mainstream and black comedy circuit. His set is highly observational, influenced by his culture and upbringing, and also coming from a young person's outlook on life, from the well-known Nigerian traffic warden and the always-disciplining West-Indian mother, to MTV's Pimp my Ride.
'Excellent story-telling skills keep the crowd easily entertained' (Three Weeks).
‘Caton is probably the most exciting young black comic on the scene’ (Fest Magazine).
'Caton's a slick performer with an unbeatable stage attitude and the confident air of someone much more experienced' (Chortle).
'Compelling, well-observed stand-up... He specialises in laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media' (The Guardian).
Nathan Caton was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Neil Delamere is one of the most in-demand comedians on Irish television, and well on track to repeat his success here in the UK. He is best known to UK audiences for a storming appearance on the first series of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow on BBC1, and has also appeared on The World Stand Ups and Live At The Comedy Store, both on Comedy Central. Neil is one of a handful of performers to consistently receive five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe year-after-year.
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American stand-up comedian who graduated from law school in Florida before turning to comedy full-time.
'Al Lubel, who is a very good comedian, has one of the best jokes I ever heard' (Jerry Seinfeld)
'Al Lubel is a terrifically funny comedian' (David Letterman).
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Meryl has delighted comedy audiences, hosted pop concerts and performed at the Hammersmith Apollo, supporting Frankie Boyle as part of his national tour.In his book Work!Consume!Die! he calls Meryl "Inspiringly funny".
Her solo stand up show Bad Mother… was a hit at Edinburgh and Brighton festivals. Directed by Foster's Comedy Award nominee Thom Tuck, it received 5 star reviews and was The Times’ Critic’s Choice.
Inaugural winner of the Betty Box and Peter Rogers/Big Talk comedy writing programme.
"5 * * * * * As near perfect as you can find. Charming delivery keep the audience in no doubt they've just seen one of this year's fringe highlights" British Comedy Guide
"Ripe with comedy. A unique perspective: sharp and dark, and refreshingly unsentimental" Stephanie Merritt, Observer
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)
“4 * * * * Her devastatingly direct show stands out for it’s bold, boundary-breaking nature…the shocking casualness of her delivery is spot on.” Jewish Chronicle
“4 * * * * Very funny. Tightly written, deftly performed, intimate storytelling and packed with punchlines” TheLatest
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