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Joyous weekly new material night brought to you by Phil Nichol, Russell Hicks and Sarah Callaghan. Watch as great comedians give life to new jokes.
This week is headlined by the amazing Stephen Bailey
Rest of line up TBC.
Plus you never know who might turn up on the night! So book up early to see top comedians delivering their newest material in an intimate 50 seater venue.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Stephen Bailey is a comedian, television personality and writer, whose friendly and open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the most sought after acts in UK comedy today. His sharp, warm and sassy take on life tunes into our day-to-day lives with his razor sharp wit and intelligence as he tackles the art of conversation. With so much social media have we forgotten how to just sit and engage with each other on a human level? Are we still able to express ourselves in more than 140 characters? As well as his live stand up, Stephen is also high in demand for his TV and radio work with regular appearances on ITV's Weekend with Aled Jones and Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side. He has also appeared on ITV2's Safeword and CelebAbility, ITVBe's Kate's Wardrobe Secrets, W's Celebrity Advice Bureau & Channel 5’s It's Not Me, It's You. ‘He has charisma, he has his own style, he has a wicked line in material and the ability to go off-piste with crowd work that is achingly funny’ (One 4 Review). 'Refreshing to watch, a comic who is so beautifully comfortable in his self that the show he has created is rich with positivity' (The New Current, 2014). "When it comes to being funny, he's just got it." (ScotsGay) "Bailey is an absolute crowdpleaser, getting the room howling with laughter.” (Chortle) Stephen Bailey featured in Ents24's 20 Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
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New York-based upstart and winner of 2014's Foster's Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 'Alex Edelman is a comedian from Boston, Massachusetts. He has appeared on a few TV channels, in festivals both enormous and tiny, and at venues ranging from backwater blues bars in the middle of the United States to London's most prestigious comedy theatres' (www.pleasance.co.uk). '... Natural comic timing' (Boston Globe).
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East London lad with an instantly amenable onstage demeanour, Bilal's material is a mix of the topical, the anecdotal and the mildly bizarre, doused in a liberal smattering of inventive imagery. Bilal won Edinburgh Comedy Awards New Act Of The Year 2016 and in 2015 he was the runner up at the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year competition. “Witty and absorbing…highly entertaining. I look forward to whatever Zafar cooks up next” (Dominic Maxwell, The Times). “Endearing, relaxed and naturally funny…hilarious” (Emily Phillips, EdFest Mag).
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Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer. 'Bucket full of comedic talent… Original engaging and clearly comfortable in front of a large audience, Faye is one to watch for the future' (Lynn Parker CEO Funny Woman).
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Host of the Football Ramble podcast and all round funny sort.
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Paul F Taylor
Paul F Taylor is a one of a kind comedian. An instantly watchable performer, whilst onstage he exhibits a lost playful vulnerability. This coupled with his hilarious and surreal observations never fails to leave audiences crying with laughter, gasping for air and wondering "What the F?... It's Paul F. Taylor!". Paul is a superb writer with a keen eye for the absurd in everyday life, he creates wickedly funny and astute observational comedy which is totally captivating and utterly hilarious. Certainly one for the future! Paul was one half of the double act, Helm & Taylor with Nick Helm. He is also half of the double act Short & Curly (with Rebecca Shorrocks). Paul has achieved notable success as a screen writer and actor. Milk! that he co-wrote and starred in, was the ShortCom Jury Select Winner 2015, and was in the official selection in LOCO, Nashville, LOL, Shortwaves, Glasgow and London Short Film festivals. It has also won the Dead Short Film Competition at Leeds International Film Festival 2015. Paul took home the title of the NATY New Act Of The Year in 2013. Battlecock! that he also co-wrote and starred in, made it into the official selection at the BFI London Film Festival 2013. 'Beautifully crafted one liners...astute observational comedy' (GQ Magazine)
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Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from London. His beautifully crafted writing draws influence from timeless standards and he matches this with a more modern sound and a raw, highly distinctive soulful vocal. Chris is a gifted young talent with a passion for the music he creates.
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Runner-up in the 2010 Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition, having started performing stand-up in late 2009. Andrea has since performed alongside some of the UK's best comedians at prestigious comedy clubs all over the UK, been commissioned as a writer for a BBC pilot and was shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum at the New York Television Festival 2012. 'Andrea Hubert's eccentric and dark humour has the audience in hysterics… the charisma and confidence of a natural performer' (Broadway Baby) 'A keen writing skill... archly cynical attitude... her slick, fluid set is rich with inventive, sarcastic gags hung round an intriguing personality' (Chortle) 'A gifted storyteller... Hubert was the highlight of the show' (Fringe Guru).
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Andrew’s quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanor make him a natural observational stand up. A regular at the Edinburgh Festival and one of the most in demand acts on the UK & Irish comedy scene. The Cork native immediately gets audiences on-side with a likable, bewildered style described as 'impossible not to warm to' (Chortle). 'Utterly brilliant... going to be a huge star' (Time Out) 'Made his set look easy, left us wanting more' (The Stage) 'Hilarious and accessible with some really powerful thinking underneath' (The Skinny) 'Funnier than Ardal O' Hanlon with an abundance of charm and great stage presence' (City Life).
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Phil Nichol is a truly unique performer. An acclaimed actor, award winning comedian, producer, presenter, writer and musician, there is no end to his talent! His skill as an improviser whether it be musical, comedy or straight is unparalleled. WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011 WINNER - IF.COM Eddie Award 2006 (previously The Perrier, now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award) WINNER - Time Out Best Comedy Performer 1998 Chortle Best Headliner - Nominee - 2002, 2006 & 2010 As seen on The Graham Norton Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Altitude Festival , Annually Retentive, The World Stands Up, Comedy Shuffle, and many more. 'Nichol is absolutely born to perform, and the show is brilliant' (The Skinny) 'Attacks his material with all the restraint of a Tasmanian Devil in a foghorn factory' (The Times) 'Phil Nichol is an extraordinary performer – entrancing and alarming in equal measure' (The Stage) 'Very polished, witty and insightful. It is also extremely funny' (List) 'Seismically powerful award-winning comic force' (The Scotsman).
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'Anyone who has seen Russell Hicks knows that it is never the same show twice. Taking a different approach than most comedians, Russell Hicks weaves improvisation with stream of conscious delivery that has moved many audience members to return for two nights in a row. Nothing in this biography can do his act justice other than to say, you just have to see him live'. 'Russell Hicks is amazing' (Comedy Palace)
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Sarah began performing comedy in 2010, quickly making her mark by becoming a Funny Women finalist the following year. In 2013 she won the Up The Creek ‘One To Watch’ award and was also a finalist in the Leicester Square Theatre New Act Competition. Sarah has since performed at some of the most prestigious comedy venues and festivals in the UK. 'Smart, ballsy and funny – Sarah Callaghan really stands out from other new comics’ (London is Funny) 'Sarah Callaghan ROCKS my comedy world' (Rebecca Papworth Executive Producer and former BBC Comedy Commissioner) 'Sharp and intelligent' (Edinburgh Report) 'Will keep you laughing and begging for more in one of the best free comedy shows I've seen at the Fringe' (Three Weeks 2012).
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