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Plosive’s flagship stand-up night, bringing the best in alternative comedy to south east London.
Bridget Christie – Netflix, Radio 4 and ‘Have I Got News For Your’ star and Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner – headlines September’s show.
Plus ‘Mock the Week’ regular Rhys James, ‘Live at the Apollo’ star Darren Harriott and Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Olga Koch.
Age restriction: 18+
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Bridget Christie has been a regular on the sketch and stand-up circuit for over 15 years. In 2013 she became the third woman to win the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show with A Bic For Her, which went on to win the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy, the 2014 Chortle Award for Best Show, a 2014 Hospital 100 Club Award for Performance and broke box office records at Soho Theatre. In December 2019 the show was named as one of The Times comedy shows of the decade. She is the host of BBC Radio 4 series Bridget Christie Minds the Gap and the first British woman to have her own Netflix special. 'One of the finest comedians around' (The Independent) 'A superb stand-up with a powerful voice and something to say. It's nothing short of a revelation' (The Observer) '... another cracking show from the current queen of crusading UK comedy...' ( The Guardian).
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'Rhys James is a comedian who began performing in 2009 in student competitions such as Comedy Central's Funniest Student in 2010, and Chortle's Student Comedy Award. He made his Edinburgh debut as a performer for The Pleasance Comedy Reserve in 2010, and again in 2012 as a performer in AAA- Stand Up. He has also written material for Russell Howard's Good News (www.chortle.co.uk). He’s a super-sharp writer, with a ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline. 'Highly amusing' (The Stage).
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Olga Koch does stand-up comedy onstage and creates cathartic performance art in the privacy of her own home. She has trained at the UCB Theatre in New York, as well as the Soho Theatre and the Free Association in London. Along with fellow Soho Young Company comics, she runs Joy Multiplication, a monthly comedy night in London. Olga is a confident girl. Finalist - Amused Moose National New Comic Award 2017 Finalist - Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016 Regional Finalist - Funny Women Awards 2017 Selected for BBC New Comedy Award 2016 & 2017 "I would expect to see her make inroads into the comedy scene fairly quickly" (Chortle). "Hugely charismatic" (Broadway Baby).
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Apologetic Eton and Oxford alumnus, Ivo started stand-up in 2009 at the age of 18, and 8 months later became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny award for new acts at the Edinburgh Fringe. Now a regular fixture in the clubs and theatres of the UK circuit, his gauche charm and crafty, self-aware wit has proved a hit with audiences of all ages, and led to appearances on multiple TV and radio shows including Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, As Yet Untitled, Live From the BBC and Fighting Talk. Ivo Graham featured in Ents24's 20 Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
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The Michael Croft Theatre
- Alleyns School
- Townley Road
- SE22 8SU