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Plosive’s flagship stand-up night, bringing the best in alternative comedy to south east London.
PHIL WANG – ‘Live at the Apollo’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’ star and ‘Taskmaster’ loser – headlines January's show.
Plus ‘Live at the Apollo’ star FERN BRADY, ’Mock the Week’ regular ANGELA BARNES and ‘Harry Hill’s Clubnite’ guest MAT EWINS.
Age restriction: 18+
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
The Eurasian stand-up’s cerebral charm has seen him become established on the airwaves. In 2016 and 2017 Phil appeared on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Would I Lie to You? (BBC1), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4), Dave’s Unspun With Matt Forde (as the show’s regular Asian Correspondent), Jack Dee’s Inauguration Helpdesk (BBC2) and Drunk History (Comedy Central). He has also written and starred in two series for BBC Radio 4 with his 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award nominated sketch group Daphne. Winner of the 2010 Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year Award and Comedy Central Live Funniest Student Award 2011. 'Very promising up-and-comer' (The Independent) 'Slick, distinctive, and funny... A well-rounded young comic headed for greater things' (Chortle) 'Master of the intellectual dick joke' (Time Out) 'Certain belly laughs... astonishingly assured debut' (The Sunday Times) 'He's an intelligent, attuned observer and his thoughts reward attentive listening' (The Scotsman).
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Former comedy reviewer Fern Brady first tried stand-up after the magazine she worked for suggested she write an article where she 'faked it' as a comedian. She enjoyed it so much that one year on, she embarked on it as a career. She quit her day job working with male ex convicts after Stewart Lee plucked her from obscurity and put her on The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central). Since then she has performed stand up on a number of TV shows including 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular (BBC3), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and The One Show (BBC1). Based in London, she has had two sold out critically acclaimed runs at the Fringe with her solo shows “People Are Idiots” (2015) and “Male Comedienne” (2016). 'A great comic sensibility, with moments of sparkling verve' (The Guardian) 'Crackles with fire, has beautiful timing, perfectly pitched delivery and great gags to boot... has the air about her of a woman going places' (The Scotsman).
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Before becoming a comedian, Angela worked in health and social care. In 2011, she won the BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition. Since then Angela has become a regular on BBC’s The News Quiz, Newsjack and Mock The Week. She has also appeared on BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2), and BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show. “Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines.” (The Scotsman). “The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect” (Chortle). “She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight-talking and extremely funny comic” (The Guardian). Angela Barnes was #8 in Ents24's Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
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A Bristol based 'chuckle and giggle peddler' who regularly performs stand-up at various venues around the UK. 'Sets the bar high for a relatively new act, with a fluid gag driven set, delivered with astute timing' (www.Chortle.co.uk) 'Made no attempt to explain where the rest of the cast were, simply claiming they were dead' (Three Weeks) 'A very strange man... while delivering massive hilarity' (The Guardian).
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The Michael Croft Theatre
- Alleyns School
- Townley Road
- SE22 8SU