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The Comedy Bar Islington: Andrew Maxwell, Ellie Taylor, John Robins, Brett Goldstein, Andrew Bird, Chris Mayo
Held in the intimate and relaxed space of The Chapel Bar in Angel, The Comedy Bar Islington plays host to the biggest and best acts on the circuit trying out brand new material.
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Andrew is a very fine Irish comedian and BAFTA Award winner who can keep an audience focused with accessible and unpretentious topical comedy which has a pinch of his unique laddishness.
'I've seen the future of Irish Comedy and its name is Andrew Maxwell' (Irish Times)
'... infuriatingly excellent... he delivers a superb set' (The Sunday Times)
'Stand up is rarely this politically well informed or thought-provoking' (The Scotsman)
'All you can do is revel in the mischief this comically attuned Dubliner makes... utter magic' (The List)
'A social sage for the fast changing world... a wealth of first-rate material' (Fest)
'One of the most significant comedians working in the country today' (The Independent)
'Expect pin-point accents, biting observations and suave stories... One of the
best comics around. Blissfully funny' (Time Out).
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Ellie Taylor is an actress, writer, presenter and stand-up comedian. She has appeared on ITV's Show Me The Funny, Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats, The Mash Report (BBC Two) and presented BBC3's Snog, Marry, Avoid.
'Snappy, relatable and downright funny' (Broadway Baby)
'Charismatic, personable and bright' (Chortle)
'Smart, self-mocking and telegenic, it's hard to see what else is going to stand in Taylor's way' (The Scotsman)
'Radiates natural charisma... blessed with great flair' (The Guardian)
'Sparkling and energetic company... the potential to go on to really great things' (Three Weeks)
'Ellie Taylor is sharp, sassy and extremely funny which definitely makes her one to watch for the future!' (2Entertain).
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John is a comedian, broadcaster and voice over artist based in London. He presents a weekly show on Radio X alongside friend and fellow comedian Elis James. 'The Elis James and John Robins Show' podcast has gained them a devoted following, and is a fixture in the top twenty comedy podcast charts. In 2017 they won The Chortle Award for Best Radio.
John began performing stand-up in 2005 and was an alumni of the legendary 'Bristol Comedy Flat' alongside Russell Howard, Jon Richardson and Mark Olver.
In 2016 Elis and John announced their first major live appearances together. 'The Elis James and John Robins Experience' saw them bring their unique chemistry to venues up and down the country. Demand was unprecedented and tickets for London's Shepherd's Bush Empire sold out in a matter of hours. He is the joint winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017.
John has appeared on numerous television shows including Mock The Week (BBC2), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Series 1 & 3 (Dave), Stand-Up Central (Comedy Central), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central and Drunk History (Comedy Central).
'One man, one microphone, one fantastically funny show' (Three Weeks)
'A complete and utter natural' (Russell Howard)
'One of the most consistently pleasing hours on the fringe' (The Independent)
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Winner of the Best New Show Award at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, star of Love Matters and co-star in Ricky Gervais’ Derek.
'Brett Goldstein is an actor and a writer who turned to stand-up in 2006. In 2007 he was selected to appear in the Comedy Reserve, the Pleasance's Best of New Comedy showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Chortle)
'... had the crowd laughing all the way' (USA Weekly News).
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Watching The Young Ones with his brothers as an eight year old, at two in the morning on Comic Relief, he realised then that he wanted to be funny in some way. Relaxed and improvisatory, Andrew Bird is one of those rare comedians who makes friends with his audiences in an instant with his engaging mix of childhood stories and more recent anecdotes.
He has supported Rhod Gilbert, Lee Hurst and Michael McIntyre as well as performing internationally.
'Superb... the exciting rising star' (Time Out)
'A natural comedian' (The Stage)
'Beautifully observed and insightful... not only an entertaining story but a very funny hour of fine stand-up' (Chortle)
'Effortlessly engaging and funny as hell' (Rhod Gilbert).
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A comedian who started performing stand up in his late teens, Chris has built up a huge reputation locally as a comedian, comedy actor and writer, with bookings in London clubs and gigs across the country.
Chris has performed in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards and So You Think You're Funny and has toured with his own show 'Rabbit'.
'Laughter therapy of the best kind' (One4Review)
'Written and performed with a fearless confidence' (The New Current)
'A stick of charm who lights up the room' (Russell Kane).
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