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Thu 15th May at 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Comedy For Depression
@ Union Chapel, London
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Comedy For Depression: Jason Manford, Ellie Taylor, Angela Barnes, Luisa Omielan, Adam Hess, David Morgan
Comedy for Depression is a night of live comedy to raise money and awareness for the charity Depression Alliance.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
This event takes place at Union Chapel, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Renowned for his hilarious observations and loveable, friendly delivery, Jason has been a firm favourite with comedy fans of all ages since his first solo stand-up show earned him huge critical acclaim and a nomination for the prestigious Perrier Newcomer Award back in 2005.
‘8 out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4), ‘The Nightly Show’ (ITV1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic.
'Effortlessly entertaining' (Evening Standard)
'He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Manford retains an affably jovial demeanour that makes him warmly enjoyable company' (Chortle)
'What Manford does best: classic, chirpy-chappie stand-up' (The Guardian).
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Ellie Taylor is an actress, writer, presenter and stand-up comedian. She has appeared on ITV's Show Me The Funny, Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats, and presented BBC3's Snog, Marry, Avoid.
'Snappy, relatable and downright funny' (Broadway Baby)
'Charismatic, personable and bright' (Chortle)
'Smart, self-mocking and telegenic, it's hard to see what else is going to stand in Taylor's way' (The Scotsman)
'Radiates natural charisma... blessed with great flair' (The Guardian)
'Sparkling and energetic company... the potential to go on to really great things' (Three Weeks)
'Ellie Taylor is sharp, sassy and extremely funny which definitely makes her one to watch for the future!' (2Entertain).
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After a career in health and social care, Angela Barnes decided to realise a long held ambition and give comedy a go. Within a couple of years she had won the 2011 BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition.
'Angela Barnes is a brilliant new comic with an excellent on stage persona. Her acidic tone of delivery and deftly crafted, punchy material make for a very funny set' (Trevor Lock)
'... brilliantly funny' (Sarah Millican)
'... warm autobiographical material with plenty of strong jokes... She's just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic... Like all the best comics, she manages to articulate a singular perspective while making it seem like a universal truth. And then she put jokes in it. Harder than it looks' (The Guardian)
'Angela Barnes is the best mainstream female comedian I've seen since Sarah Millican... I can't be any clearer than that can I?' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)
'A beautifully paced performance that was aided by the consistent quality of her jokes, many of which showed a great skill with self-deprecation' (Chortle).
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Luisa Omielan is a diva in training. She's got the sass, she's got the earrings, now she's ready for the lifestyle!
Her debut one-woman show "What Would Beyonce Do?" earned five star reviews and was named "one of the top UK comedy shows of the last decade" by the Guardian. WWBD started off on the Edinburgh Fringe and went on to to become one of the most successful stand-up shows to come out of Edinburgh with sell-out performances all over the world.
Luisa' s follow-up show, ‘Am I Right Ladies?!’ has continued her success, with sell-out runs across the country.
'Omielan could find the humour in a brown paper bag' (Vogue)
'Fresh, frank and fearless – a gutsy new star is born' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Watching a raw, natural talent doing something surprising and clever and hugely enjoyable, and knowing that you've just witnessed a star being born' (Skinny)
'Omielan’s energy is infectious... a star in her own right' (Three Weeks)
'An intense, funny and manic hour of soul-baring comedy... You'll have the time of your life and you'll owe it all to her' (Chortle).
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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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Beginning his career with the sketch group Bachman Turner Improvise in 2005, David Morgan has become a regular compere on the circuit. His debut show Triple Threat was nominated for best new show at the 2011 Leicester Comedy Festival. He is known for his role as a co-presenter of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! NOW! and his appearances on ITV2's Safeword and BBC3's Sweat The Small Stuff, David Morgan has also enjoyed three award-nominated solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.
'Immensely likeable stage presence, a smart neat turn of phrase' (The Scotsman)
'Boundless energy and enthusiasm. Highly entertaining' (Gay Times).
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Venue: Union Chapel
Disabled Access: Bronze Status
Enquiries: 020 7226 1686
Disabled Bookings: 020 7226 1686
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