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Sun 26th May at 8:30pm
The Grand Final Of The Wegottickets Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year 2013
@ The Comedy Loft, London
Featuring: Richard Stainbank, Ben Clover, Andrew McBurney, Zak Splijt, Johnny Pelham, Mark Barrowcliffe, James Farmer, Alistair Williams, Sofie Hagen, Sunil Patel, Alisdair Beckett-King, Mo The Comedian, Jack Heal, Imran Yusuf
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The Grand Final Of The Wegottickets Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year 2013: Richard Stainbank, Ben Clover, Andrew McBurney, Zak Splijt, Johnny Pelham, Mark Barrowcliffe, James Farmer, Alistair Williams, Sofie Hagen, Sunil Patel, Alisdair Beckett-King, Mo The Comedian, Jack Heal, Imran Yusuf
Compere Imran Yusuf introduces the best 13 new act in the country today, who have made it through national heats, quarter-finals and semi-finals into the final of the UK's largest search for new talent.
Finalists are: Richard Stainbank, Ben Clover, Andrew McBurney, Zak Splijt, Jonny Pelham, Mark Barrowcliffe, James Farmer, Alistair Williams, Sofie Hagen, Sunil Patel, Alisdair Beckett-King, Mo The Comedian and Jack Heal.
In the past this competition has discovered comedians including Russell Kane, Greg Davies, Jack Whitehall, Rhod Gilbert, Daniel Rigby, Nina Conti and many more - so this is your chance to see the comedy stars of tommmrow, before they get famous!
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Finalist in the 2013 Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition and Colchester New Comedian Of The Year 2013..
'Nice rhythm... clever and unique observations and writing' (Chortle)
'Always energises a room with his confident, likeable delivery and imaginative material' (Wivenhoe Funny Farm).
Ben Clover tour dates
Laughing Horse New Act of the year 2013 Finalist.
'Best Newcomer 2012' and 'Best Joke 2012' (West Midlands Comedy Forum)
Winner of Arc Gong Stockton, March 2013
Winner of 'Beat The Frog Manchester. January 2013
'Andrew McBurney is one of the most original and intelligent acts I've seen in a long time, and he's very, very funny' (Joe Lycett)
'His magnificently wretched stage persona gave his material an emotionally bedraggled edge. The concept of comedy as therapy is nothing new, but he appears on the verge of tears, desperately trying to hold it together, as he revealed he has just been dumped. That raw heartache defined what should have been material, giving every funny line a pathos-laden twist. We'll see more of him' (Steve Bennet, Chortle)..
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'Runner-up in both the Chortle Student Comedy Award and So You Think You're Funny in in 2012; third placed in the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition 2013' (Chortle)
'Echoes of a young Daniel Kitson (Bruce Dessau, British Comedy Awards)
'Jonny Pelham set the bar high with a perfectly structured and sublimely self-deprecating set' (http://www.chortle.co.uk).
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Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year winner.
'Warm, accessible but in no way bland, Hagen delighted the crowd with personal tales and observations. Her skill becomes all the more apparent when looking at her silences as well as her writing, her timing is spot-on and pauses, facial expressions and knowing nods and smiles all combine to make an act who is destined to make a name for herself' (http://www.chortle.co.uk)
'Hagen is hilarious' (The Skinny)
'Hagen's act sharply pokes fun at British words and phrases and she's not afraid switch to bleaker, more contentious subject matter' (http://TimeOut.co.uk).
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Downbeat stand-up comic who 'can find laughs in the bleakest of topics' (Time Out)
'Finalist in the 2012 BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award, the 2013 Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition, and the 2011 Leicester Square Comedian Of The Year competition. Winner of the 2012 Piccadilly Comedy Club new act competition' (Chortle).
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Comedian who was a 2008 Hackney Empire finalist renowned for his super-high energy performance. Imran has a unique voice stamping his mark for positive, uplifting comedy at every turn.
Born in Mombasa, Kenya and raised in the UK with a brief stint at school in the USA, Imran has also travelled much of the world including Israel/Palestine, Jordan and Saudi Arabia during the Lebanon Crisis in 2006. His work has been inspired by this rich multicultural background, giving him a youthful, energetic and highly original voice that embodies the multi-cultural wealth that exists in modern Britain.
He seamlessly switches between styles with graceful fluidity, repeatedly delivering heavy-weight punch lines with enormous panache. His seemingly light-hearted satire is mixed with hard-hitting topical commentary on contemporary issues that culminate into a tour de force of comedy offering an all-embracing sentiment in his trademark styling
'Imran Yusuf's show heralds the birth of a new comedy star. Intelligent, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny, it's a glorious debut' (Time Out).
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Enquiries: 020 7428 5929
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