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Wed 30th May at 6:15pm - 10:00pm
Stand Up For The Week
@ The Clapham Grand, London
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Stand Up For The Week: Jon Richardson, Seann Walsh, Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe, Paul Chowdhry, Andrew Lawrence
"Recorded live at the Clapham Grand in south London, a series of edgy satirical takes on the big stories and themes of the week, as seen through the eyes of some of the country's best comedians"
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The critically acclaimed comedian is currently a team captain on Channel 4's panel show '8 Out Of 10 Cats'.He has been an Edinburgh If comedy nominee, and was the 2008 winner for best breakthrough act in the Chortle Awards.
'He's a gentle and ever-smiling anecdotalist who sees the world in a rather skewed way... consistently funny about life and its foibles... We leave the theatre feeling full of the joys of life' (The Arts Desk)
'So good he actually bends time' (Chortle)
'Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss' (Daily Mirror)
'One of our most individual and interesting stand-ups' (The Times)
'Sublimely brilliant, stunning' (Time Out).
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Star of Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week, BBC1's Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntryre's Comedy Roadshow, and Dave's Argumental, Seann is a charming and
charismatic natural born observational storyteller.
With confidence and material that belies his tender years Seann has already supported Stephen K Amos on his national tour and appeared on many TV shows. Charming, accessible and laugh out loud funny.
'See him now, before the stadium tour' (The Sunday Times)
'Slick, funny observational comedy' (http://www.Chortle.co.uk).
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Sara Pascoe is a British writer, stand-up comedian and actress. She has appeared in a number of television programmes - Campus, Live At The Apollo, QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week among others - as well as an all-female sketch show and her own Edinburgh show, and runs comedy club The House Of Mirth.
Sara's stand-up is influenced by her joint favourite heroes, Jodie Marsh and Winston Churchill.
'Always intelligent and occasionally exquisite' (The Independent)
'Pascoe uses erudite references as just one strand of an offbeat worldview, offset by moments of gloriously deliberate dumbness and delivered with nothing less than full-megawatt charisma' (The Guardian)
'... defiantly idiosyncratic and highly accessible' (Evening Standard).
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One of the best up-and-coming comedians on the UK circuit, Josh Widdicombe is in constant demand at clubs and theatres across Britain. He is also fast establishing himself on the live circuit, regularly supporting huge comic talent such as Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre. Star of BBC2's 'The Rob Brydon Show', Channel 4's 'Stand Up For The Week' and '8 Out Of 10 Cats', Josh was also nominated for Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2011 and Chortle Best Breakthrough Act in 2011. He was also FHM Stand-Up Hero 2010.
'Guardian sports reporter turned ace observationalist Josh Widdicombe has the ability to find the sparkle in the mundane that puts him in line to be the next Sean Lock' (The Guardian)
'This is one of the most individual, accomplished, hilarious and unforgettable hours I have had this year' (The Scotsman)
'His talent for comedy is priceless' (Evening Standard)
'Nicely crafted observational comedy' (The Independent).
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One of the most talented and popular comedians to have recently emerged, Paul is inspired by comedians such as Richard Prior, George Carlin and Sam Kinison. Constantly challenging and relentlessly inventive, his comedy fuels an eclectic set punctuated by impressive feats of mimicry and verbal dexterity. Paul's highly charged dry observational humour taps into the multicultural diversity of contemporary Britain.
'One of the finest Asian comics around... A great take on multicultural Britain' (Time Out)
'Dangerous comic genius' (Eastern Eye)
'Revives distant memories of Richard Pryor at his relentless best' (The Times).
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Described as the 'Leonard Cohen of comedy', Andrew Lawrence is the master of his game. As seen on BBC1's 'Michael Mcintyre's Roadshow' and Channel 4's 'Best of The Brighton Comedy Festival', Andrew is also a double 'If' comedy award nominee.
'... a hard act to follow' (Chortle)
'Anyone who gives this spikily inventive performer the time of day will realise they're in the presence of an A-list talent' (The Guardian)
'Few people have caught the irritated, misanthropic mood of the moment better than this supreme misfit; the only wonder is that it's taking Lawrence so long to become a national institution' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Lawrence rips the cynical heart from his chest and wears it defiantly on his sleeve' (Metro)
'Powerful, sad, angry, true stuff' (The Scotsman)
'... you owe it to yourself to see him' (The Daily Mirror)
'This show is a must see without a doubt' (Edinburgh Reporter).
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Venue: The Clapham Grand
Enquiries: 020 7223 6523
→ Clapham Junction 4 min walk