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Laugh Till It Hurts - In Aid Of Crisis : Imran Yusuf, Joe Wilkinson, Hal Cruttenden, Cardinal Burns, Carl Donnelly, Jason Patterson, Pierre Novellie
This show was rescheduled from 7th April. In aid of Barnardo's.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
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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Winner of the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year 2006, Joe is a critically acclaimed standup and comedy talent, most recently portraying the wonderfully creepy Dan in the smash hit new BBC Three sitcom Him And Her. Joe has also made star appearances on Russell Howard's Good News and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
'An absolute natural, marrying Stewart Lee style joke deconstruction to scathing one-liners worthy of Jack Dee... undoubtedly destined for greatness'
- Evening Standard.
'A natural gag-smith who looks so comfortable behind a mic stand you'd be forgiven for thinking he'd been doing stand up for a decade'
- The Guardian.
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Hal Cruttenden is one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor.
Over the last year he’s performed on ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1), ‘Live at the Apollo’(BBC1 and 2), ‘The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala’ on Channel 10 Australia as well as ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and frequently being seen on ‘Great British Bake Off – Extra Slice’ (BBC2).
'An absolute joy to watch' (The Scotsman)
'Hugely talented' (The Times).
Hal Cruttenden was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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'Cardinal Burns' are Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns. They are British Comedy Award-winning sketch heroes most known for the TV series of the same that first aired on E4 in 2012.
In 2015 they started hosting the Knock2Bag comedy nights at Moth Club in London introducing new characters and new material on a regular basis.
'Funny premises are augmented by great little sub-gags and physical turns before being topped off with a strong punchline. Tremendous stuff' (The Scotsman).
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Carl started performing stand-up regularly in the early part of 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new comics climbing the comedy ladder.
His confident, conversational style and childish sense of humour has seen him become a regular at clubs all over the country including various universities as part of the Avalon Comedy Network. He won the 2007 Chortle Award for the best newcomer and the 2007 Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year Award.
'Carl Donnelly effortlessly intertwines storytelling and observational humour with honed improvised skills' (http://www.comedy.co.uk)
'A ludicrously funny hour... effortless and utterly captivating' (The Skinny)
'This degree of innate comic talent is a rare and beautiful thing. Not to be missed' (Broadway Baby)
'One of the most engaging and bendy-minded comics on the circuit' (The Guardian)
'He's a remarkable talent – a relaxed, easygoing anecdotalist with an eye for funny details. An hour in his company is a true delight' (Time Out).
Carl Donnelly was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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Comedian from MTV Base's comedy funhouse. His strong performances have led to him being nominated for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards 2008. Jason covers a range of topics in his material from celebrities and relationships to gang culture and his parents.
'Brilliant observations backed by a perfectly measured delivery' (Comedy Central Live)
'Jason Patterson absolutely sounds the part. He's got a rich, deep voice that oozes confidence, and a perfectly measured delivery that gives him instant authority' (Chortle).
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One of Mother Comedy's most exciting recent births, Pierre was born in Johannesburg in South Africa but moved to the Isle of Man when he was a boy. He studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge where he was Vice President of the Cambridge Footlights, touring the United States with their 2012 show 'Perfect Strangers' after a sell-out month at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Amused Moose Laugh Off winner.
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