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Thu 26th Sep at 8:00pm (doors 7:45pm) - 11:00pm
Always Be Comedy
@ The Rosendale, London
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Always Be Comedy: James Acaster, Gemma Whelan, Phil Wang, Matt Winning, Funmbi Omotayo, James Gill
James has been performing all over the UK since 2008 firmly establishing himself as one of the most hotly-tipped young comedians in Britain and was also awarded 'Off The Kerb's Laughing Boy New Act of the year' in 2010.
Check out www.alwaysbecomedy.com/ for further information.
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Winning over critics and fans alike, James Acaster has earned himself a reputation as one of the most hotly tipped acts of 2012. Effortlessly confident, James's appreciation for the whimsy and detail of everyday life are a breath of fresh air. His laid back style, playful wit and appetite for the unconventional make for an evening of mirth and hilarity, and a night in his company is a treat to behold.
Since winning Laughing Boy New Act of the Year, James has gone from strength to strength appearing on Dave's One Night Stand, Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three) and Show & Tell (E4) whilst also playing to over 100,000 people on tour with Milton Jones.
'Curious, original, immensely enjoyable stuff' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Deliciously daft and no slouch in the surprises department... One of comedy’s most original voices' (Evening Standard)
'Reminiscent of Stewart Lee or Richard Herring but suffused with enough of his
own personality to sound crisp and fresh' (The Independent)
'Stand-up of the highest most playful order' (The Guardian).
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Gemma is a comedian and actress from London. She often appears as character Chastity Butterworth, a prim, buttoned-down, well-spoken, schoolma'amish spinster from another era. She is also known for playing Yara Greyjoy in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones.
'A female Tim Vine with a persona akin to emotionally frigid posh boy comic Will Smith... most impressive' (Chortle)
Funny Women Variety Act Award 2010.
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Winner of the 2010 Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year Award and Comedy Central Live Funniest Student Award 2011.
Phil has appeared on The Rob Bryden Show (BBC2) and was featured on BBC Three At The Fringe in 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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The Paisley boy is steadily making a name for himself in between studying for a PhD in the Economics of Renewable Energy.
Finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards, Matt's brand of humour is both intelligent and compelling.
Winner Hilarity Bites New Act 2011.
'Distinctive one-liners... an inventive writer' (Chortle)
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'Funmbi Omotayo's friendly, instantly likeable style won him the award for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards. He has since gone on to win the prestigious Leicester Square New Act of the Year competition in 2012; shortly after becoming joint winner of Amused Moose's Laugh Off Competition in the same year. Gently paced stories and anecdotes are delivered warmly and confidently from this relative newcomer. Funmbi is creating a huge storm on the comedy circuit with tales of living in Hackney, his Nigerian roots and his hilarious day to day observations'.
'A charming young comic... he's got the jokes to back up his charm. Soon, he could be playing to thousands' (Time Out)
'Plenty of original insights and honest home-truths to enjoy' (Chortle)
'A classy young stand-up and, a headliner in the making' (London Is funny).
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Resident MC at Always Be Comedy. TV warm-up man. Shed Show co-star.
"They don't get much more energetic, enthusiastic or gustorific than James Gill" - Such Small Portions
"The most charismatic new comedian I've seen for a very long time. Legend" - Matt Forde
"He might wear his hat indoors but apart from that James Gill is a fine, fine compere" - Alex Horne
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Venue: The Rosendale
Phone: 020 8761 9008
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