Sun 17th Dec at 9:30pm
@ The Bill Murray, London
Yellow Xmas: Phil Wang, Yuriko Kotani, Ria Lina, Rik Carranza, Nigel Ng, Ken Chang, Rick Kiesewetter, William Lee
"Kick off the Holiday season with a selection of some of the UK’s best East Asian stand ups performing together on the same bill. This is a UK first."
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The Eurasian stand-up’s cerebral charm has seen him become established on the airwaves. In 2016 and 2017 Phil appeared on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Would I Lie to You? (BBC1), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4), Dave’s Unspun With Matt Forde (as the show’s regular Asian Correspondent), Jack Dee’s Inauguration Helpdesk (BBC2) and Drunk History (Comedy Central).
He has also written and starred in two series for BBC Radio 4 with his 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award nominated sketch group Daphne.
Winner of the 2010 Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year Award and Comedy Central Live Funniest Student Award 2011.
'Very promising up-and-comer' (The Independent)
'Slick, distinctive, and funny... A well-rounded young comic headed for greater things' (Chortle)
'Master of the intellectual dick joke' (Time Out)
'Certain belly laughs... astonishingly assured debut' (The Sunday Times)
'He's an intelligent, attuned observer and his thoughts reward attentive listening' (The Scotsman).
Phil Wang tour dates
A Japanese stand-up comedienne based in the UK, Yuriko started performing comedy in January 2014 and has appeared at Angel Comedy, Monkey Business and Mirth Control amongst other club nights.
Finalist - Comedy Virgin Max Turner Prize 2015 at Cavendish Arms (January 2015)
Finalist - New Act Night Final 2014 at Comedy Cafe Theatre (December 2014)
Finalist - King Gong at The Comedy Store London (November 2014)
Third place - Comedy Virgin Summer Competition at Cavendish Arms (August 2014)
Winner - The Blackout at Up The Creek (April 2014)
See Yuriko's profile at http://www.comedycv.co.uk/yurikokotani/index.html.
'Yuriko Katoni from Japan, whose wonderfully offbeat tales and bizarre interpretations are intriguing' (Funhouse Comedy).
Yuriko Kotani tour dates
Once described as a Filipina Sarah Silverman... She intermingles her refreshingly funny songs with a dry wit ... Winner of the London Comedy Festival New Comedian Of The Year 2002 and the EMMA Best Comedian Award 2003.
'... electrified the audience with her relaxed yet biting wit' (ThreeWeeks)
'Lina is a musical comic with a brilliant line in bawdy songs... storming set!' (Evening Standard)
'I have no doubt she will hold her own so easily that she'll have a hand free to hold
someone else's too' (The Guardian)
'engaging, endearing and eye-opening' (Time Out)
''Fearless, provocative and very funny... wonderfully on-the-edge stuff... There isn't a comedy venue in the country that shouldn't be fighting for her' (The Scotsman)
'... slickly done - the girl's got talent' (Chortle).
Ria Lina tour dates
Exciting new comedian, Rik Carranza is half Scottish half Filipino giving him a wealth of funny stories from an intriguing perspective and experience. Engaging, likeable, sharp and unique, Rik is rising the ranks fast.
"With a style similar to Stephen Lynch and a stage presence comparable to Russell Howard, Rik is somebody you should definitely check out.", Arts Award - Aug-2013
"stand out material", Notts Comedy Review - Mar-2016
"Entertaining and clever...not afraid to go out on a limb or try to shock the audience...he is sharp with it ", Broadway Baby - Aug-2015
"I’ve watched Rik blossom from a promising new act to solid and charming pro", Doug Segal
"Top-notch comedy", Edinburgh Evening News
"A promising debut", Threeweeks
"Rik has the presence and likeability to make it in comedy; Presence of a pro", The Skinny
"Carranza has an excited charm that works as a combustion engine to his material", darrow.org.uk
"a lively and personable host who keeps you entertained and keeps the vibes fun and friendly", The Skinny
Rik Carranza tour dates
Nigel Ng is a Malaysian comic who won Amused Moose Laugh Off in 2016. He is now based in the UK, and can be seen performing in comedy clubs all over the country.
‘Natural funnybones… as slick as they come’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘Top notch... oozed likability and the audience loved him from the word go... stole the show.’ – The Stand
Nigel Ng tour dates
An Asian American who was adopted in Japan and raised in New Jersey, USA, Rick has been living and working in the UK since 1993.
'Kiesewetter has plenty of national stereotypes to play on, but he soon steers clear of nationality cliches to deliver punchy observational gags about the little things that annoy everyone' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)
'... hugely enjoyable hour of comedy (Three Weeks)
'Subversive observations by this UK-based Asian-American comedian...' (The List).
Rick Kiesewetter tour dates
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