Rethink Comedy: Romesh Ranganathan, Josh Widdicombe, Kerry Godliman, Nigel Ng, Russell Kane
Join MC Russell Kane and friends on a special charity night where we will be rethinking comedy to tackle mental illness.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Romesh burst onto the comedy circuit in 2010, gigging regularly at top venues all over the country. As well as turning in storming turns on a regular basis, he has also found time to reach the Latitude New Act Final 2010, The So You Think You're Funny? Final 2010 as well as coming runner up in The Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010.
In 2015 Romesh starred in his own show called 'Asian Provocateur' (BBC Three) where he travelled to Sri Lanka to learn about his parents' country. In 2016 the second series 'Mum's American Dream' was commissioned.
He has forged a fearsome reputation with a set that combines cutting one liners with an acerbic take on the world around him.
'Extraordinarily hilarious' (Three Weeks)
'Plenty to enjoy in his ultra sardonic set' (Chortle)
'His ability to write bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd... Ranganathan's punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers' (The Guardian).
Romesh Ranganathan was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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Guardian sports reporter turned ace observational comedian, Josh is one of the most in demand and highly regarded comedians in the UK for both his live stand-up and TV work. His TV credits include ten series of Channel 4' highly acclaimed 'The Last Leg' and appearances on 'Stand Up For The Week', the BBC's 'Mock The Week' and 'Live At The Apollo', as well as his self-penned sitcom 'Josh'.
'...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
Josh Widdicombe was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Actress and stand-up comedian, Kerry Godliman, trained at the Rose Bruford College and has since been in numerous television and theatre productions while still managing to perform regularly on the UK comedy circuit.
Also a finalist in the Babycham Funny Women competition.
'Goes for the jugular. Quick wit, frank and engaging' (The Independent)
'A great comic who oozes personality' (Evening Standard)
'She may present herself as just one of the girls, but this young Londoner has clearly got the potential to really stand out' (The Scotsman).
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Nigel Ng is a Malaysian comic who won Amused Moose Laugh Off in 2016. He is now based in the UK, and can be seen performing in comedy clubs all over the country.
‘Natural funnybones… as slick as they come’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘Top notch... oozed likability and the audience loved him from the word go... stole the show.’ – The Stand
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Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of BBC3's Live At The Electric, regular appearances on BBC1's Live At Apollo, BBC3's Unzipped, ITV2's Celebrity Juice and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now!
Russell was nominated four times for prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards before winning Best Show in 2010. He then went onto make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival's Barry Award in one year.
'An exceptional comedian, his pace is relentless and his material beautifully observed and exquisitely crafted... inspiring and brilliant' (Chortle).
'A seriously good comedian' (The Times)
'Russell Kane delivers magic in spades' (The Scotsman)
'A smart, probing brain lurks below the vertiginous quiff' (The Evening Standard).
Russell Kane was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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