Best Of Banana Cabaret

The Bedford, London
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Banana Cabaret at The Bedford, Balham, is one of London's longest running, premiere stand up comedy clubs; a favourite with comedians and audiences alike and always one of the best lineups in town.

All your favourite household-name comics have performed at Banana Cabaret in The Bedford's iconic round room, The Club Room. Many of them still do!

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

Featuring

Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi appearing at this event

As seen as on Live At The Apollo, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 8/10 Cats and Have I Got News For You, Shappi Khorsandi is an Iranian female stand-up comic who established herself on the London circuit back in the early 2000's. Feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny, she handles every subject with razor sharp wit. She is also the best-selling author of A Beginners Guide to Acting English and her fantastic debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ was published by Ebury in 2016. Shappi was also elected president of the British Humanist society in 2017. 'Makes live comedy thrilling' (Evening Standard). 'Shappi is an endearing presence and possesses a charming self-awareness that ensures consistent laughter from start to finish' (Huffington Post). 'Seriously funny and surprisingly filthy' (The New Statesman). Shappi Khorsandi was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.

See 7 tour dates featuring Shappi Khorsandi

Steve Williams

Steve Williams appearing at this event

More topical than Trevor MacDonald, Steve is one of the tallest guys on the circuit and certainly one of the most original. His Welsh genes allow him to have a totally different aspect on life although he hasn't lost any of the traditional Welsh values, including their fondness for sheep. He has supported Lee Mack on tour, appeared on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and was nominated for a Chortle Award. Steve never fails to surprise and engage audiences with his hybrid of bizarre stories, larger than life physicality, spontaneous improvisation and skewed view of everyday life. 'Steve Williams has proven his lauders correct and come of age as one of Britain's best stand-up performers... effortless audience interaction, inventive and adaptable use of his material and some of the best natural improvisation you will see at the Fringe this year... an hour filled with a constant torrent of laughter' (Fest).

See 13 tour dates featuring Steve Williams

Markus Birdman

Markus Birdman appearing at this event

Markus is an original and highly talented stand up. He has been described by the BBC as “the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical, silly. A master of timing and physical comedy." His relationship with the Beeb goes back to his performance at the Edinburgh Festival in 2001 as part of Screaming Blue Murder's Big Value Show and as a finalist in the televised BBC New Comedy Awards 2001. He was nominated for the NZ Comedy Guild Award as Best International Artist 2014. 'The crowd fell for his dry, witty, confused little boy mutt-schtick in a big way' (The Observer) 'Delightfully comic. Controversial, personal and wickedly punchy' (The List) 'Birdman cuts a dashing figure, elegant, smart, theatrical. A hugely entertaining hour of thoughtful, heartfelt, mature comedy, performed with great energy and dynamism... Engagingly mixes the silly and the downright wrong' (Chortle) '... already on his way up...' (Time Out) 'Second to none' (Adelaide Advertiser) 'Infectious, likeable and popular... A consummate comic... energetic, engaging, thought-provoking and funny' (The Stage).

See 5 tour dates featuring Markus Birdman

John Moloney

John Moloney appearing at this event

His acidic delivery and dead pan demeanour have established him as one of the top comedians on the circuit. He is a regular performer at the Comedy Store and has clocked up several TV appearances, including 'They Think It's All Over' and 'Have I Got News For You'. To add to his number of international accolades, he was the winner of the Jongleurs Stand Up Of The Year in 2001.

See 8 tour dates featuring John Moloney

The Bedford

  • 77 Bedford Hill
  • Balham
  • London
  • SW12 9HD
Website:
thebedford.co.uk
Enquiries:
0208 682 8940

Best Of Banana Cabaret image © Heathcliff O'Malley