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Udderbelly Festival At Southbank Centre - Time Out Introduces: Time Out Live
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Udderbelly Festival At Southbank Centre - Time Out Introduces: Time Out Live: Pat Cahill, Sofie Hagen, Alfie Brown, Adam Hess, Lucy Beaumont, Mark Stephenson, Harriet Kemsley, David Mills
Arena-filling stand-ups, DVD best-sellers, telly regulars – it's taken years for household-name comics to get to where they are today.
So, who will be the next superstar stand-ups? Find out at 'Time Out Introduces...', showcasing Britain's best up-and-coming comics handpicked by Time Out Comedy Editor Ben Williams.
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Winner of the amused Moose New Act of the Year 2011.
'Combining off-beat jokes with songs about dying pets and choice fatigue, Cahill’s unpretentiously surreal and absurd outlook has seen him win numerous awards and secured him firmly in the one to watch category' (PBJ)
'This quirky performer has true star quality and bags of originality, mixing physical humour, gimmicks, wordplay and comedy songs. Imagine a cross between Sean Lock and Eddie Izzard and you might be getting somewhere, but nowhere close’ (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)
'... Wonderfully weird’ (The Guardian).
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Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year winner. Winner 2014 Chortle Awards Best Newcomer.
'Warm, accessible but in no way bland, Hagen delighted the crowd with personal tales and observations. Her skill becomes all the more apparent when looking at her silences as well as her writing, her timing is spot-on and pauses, facial expressions and knowing nods and smiles all combine to make an act who is destined to make a name for herself' (http://www.chortle.co.uk)
'Hagen is hilarious' (The Skinny)
'Hagen's act sharply pokes fun at British words and phrases and she's not afraid switch to bleaker, more contentious subject matter' (http://TimeOut.co.uk).
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Alfie’s firebrand style of comedy has been forged from years of pushing boundaries and experimentation.
Natural stage presence combined with explosive material makes for a thrilling performance every time he hits the stage.
Constantly evolving and striving for ways to innovate, Alfie can move from hour-long idea driven shows to tight sets in various clubs effortlessly.
His material touches on introspective thoughts and considerations of the human condition as well as broader observations on social-political issues. All done in an accessible and hilarious way.
An assertive, acerbic and compelling voice, Alfie has garnered critical acclaim throughout his career and continues to grow a fan base here and throughout Europe. With the benefit of being a young act with years of experience the future is bright for this phenomenal talent.
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Chortle Best Newcomer nominee 2013 and Chortle Student Champion 2011 provides energetic one-liners and stories.
'For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian’ The Independent
'The UK's Rob Delaney' (Graham Linehan)
'Batters the audience into laughter' (Chortle)
'One of the best people at standing up and telling funny stories on a stage...' (Laugh Out London)
'One to watch' (Time Out).
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Lucy is a hugely talented comedy actress and writer. She was nominated in 2014 for Best Newcomer at the Fosters Comedy Awards for her debut show We Can work
It Out. In 2012 she was the winner of The BBC New Comedy Award and won the Chortle Award For Best Newcomer. Lucy was a finalist in the Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year 2013 and in August 2011 she was also ranked joint third in the Gilded Balloon's nationwide stand-up comedy competition So You Think You're Funny?.
'She has that intangible something that gives her an innately charismatic stage
presence. She's slight and vulnerable, a bit ditzy, and utterly charming... A star is born' (Chortle)
'Perfect for the times' (The Guardian)
'She's got the timing of Les Dawson... an absolute natural' (Johnny Vegas)
'Devastating comic timing' (The Stage)
'The next Victoria Wood in the making' (Arthur Smith)
'The stage Beaumont is a riot!' (The Scotsman).
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2nd place winner Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year 2011, 2nd Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year, Semi-fininalist of So You Think You're Funny 2010.
'Definitely a talent to watch' (Time Out).
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Among Harriet's many accolades are Funny's Funny Female Comedian Of The Year 2011 winner, Bath New Act of the Year 2012 winner and Brighton New Act of the Year 2012 winner.
'Excellent Writing' (Chortle),
'Harriet Kemsley shone' (Sternberg Clarke)
'Fresh. different. brilliant' 9Funny's Funny)
'A hilarious combination of bashful and weird' (Three Weeks)
'A quirky, very funny new stand up... her style is refreshingly original and she's a seriously good writer' (Time Out).
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Mills' mix of sharp and hilarious rants and unexpected covers make for an incendiary show that will have you choking back the laughter.
2011 Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year.
'His talent for whip cracking one-liners is audaciously thrilling' (offwestend.com)
'David Mills is heading for the big time. Most definitely one to watch' (Time Out)
'Devilishly charming' (Chortle)
'A legend in the making' (Fringe Review)
'A gifted, bravura performer. His ruthless, cynical bitchiness is hysterically funny' (SF Bay Guardian)
'David Mills is heading for the big time. Most definitely one to watch' (Time Out).
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