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Wed 9th Oct at 8:30pm (doors 7:30pm)
The Comedy Bar Islington
@ The Chapel Bar, London
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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.
Please note that the line-up is subject to change.
Image © Ellie Taylor
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
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, 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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Winner: Best Debut Show – 2009 Leicester Comedy Festival.
John has quickly made his name as one of the most quick-witted, engaging comedians on the circuit. He's the latest to burst out of Bristol's hotbed of talent and he has stories to tell, banter to have and bombs to drop.
'Funnier than all of them, his self-deprecation and Olympic ad-libbing would have you skipping happily down even the darkest alley' (Venue)
'One man, one microphone, one fantastically funny show' (Three Weeks)
'Like discovering buried treasure' (Fest)
'Comedy's best kept secret' (The Skinny)
'A complete and utter natural' (Russell Howard)
'... fantastically entertaining' (http://www.Chortle.co.uk)
'Sparkling stand-up' (The Times)
'One of the most consistently pleasing hours on the fringe' (The Independent)
'One of the most naturally gifted comedians I've seen' (The Daily Telegraph).
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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 and Lee Hurst 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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Venue: The Chapel Bar
29a Penton Street
N1 9PX 51.532906, -0.111726
Enquiries: 020 7833 4090
→ King's Cross 9 min walk
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