Mon 26th Feb at 7:30pm
@ Union Chapel, London
The Funny Thing About Teaching...: Jack Dee, Kerry Godliman, Jo D'Arcy, Angela Barnes, Rob Rouse
"Hosted by the charmingly straight-talking and quick-witted Kerry Godliman, the star-studded line-up will include teachers-turned-comedians Jo D’Arcy and Rob Rouse, Mock the Week regular, Angela Barnes and king of deadpan humour; Jack Dee.
Teaching is one of the toughest jobs in the world, and it’s only getting harder. Many teachers are sharing they don’t want to stay in the profession they love and the Ed Support helpline receives over 7,500 calls a year from teachers who have hit crisis point.
But we mustn’t forget that teachers change lives. They inspire the joy of learning, and create those “wow!” moments. So to celebrate the hard-work of education professionals everywhere, join us for a night of laughter and together we can share the ridiculous situations only those in education experience and remember the funny thing about teaching is...it can make you laugh or cry."
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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.
Although he's a man of few smiles, Jack Dee's deadpan, dry humour has made him one of Britain's favourite veteran comedians. Starting his career as a stand-up comic, he first came to the small screen in the 1990s as the face of the John Smith's Bitter advertising campaign and soon became known as 'The Midget with the Widget'. By 1995, he had appeared in countless TV shows and gained an impressive array of awards. In 2001, he was the highlight of Celebrity Big Brother digging secret escape tunnels while the others were in the bath. Much to his surprise, the nation showed their adoration voting him the winner of the series. With often sell-out gigs, a chance to see this talented misery onstage definitely shouldn't be missed.
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Actress and stand-up comedian, Kerry Godliman, trained at the Rose Bruford College and has since been in numerous television and theatre productions while still managing to perform regularly on the UK comedy circuit.
Also a finalist in the Babycham Funny Women competition.
'Goes for the jugular. Quick wit, frank and engaging' (The Independent)
'A great comic who oozes personality' (Evening Standard)
'She may present herself as just one of the girls, but this young Londoner has clearly got the potential to really stand out' (The Scotsman).
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Hard working Stoke comedian described as 'the very personable and bold Jo D’Arcy with her amusing ideas and witty quips' (Funhouse Comedy).
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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).
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An English comedian known for his hyperactive brand of humour. Since winning Channel Four's prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny' Competition at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998, an award previously won by Phil Kay, Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, Tommy Tiernan and Peter Kay, he has been a regular performer at major venues on both the London and National circuit.
With more energy than a hyperactive six-year-old sucking on a lollipop while bouncing on a space-hopper, he is a veteran of several critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows, three sold out national theatre tours and a New Zealand tour, firmly establishing him as one of comedy's most lively, amenable and dynamic performers.
'He is a great storyteller... prepared to go to the bleakest and most uncomfortable places... The tears of laughter came in floods’ (The Scotsman).
'Frankly brilliant' (http://www.SuchSmallPortions.com)
'A carefully weighted hour of comedic storytelling' (Fest)
'Missing This show means missing something wonderful' (Edinburgh Evening News).
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Venue: Union Chapel
Disabled Access: Bronze Status
Enquiries: 020 7226 1686
Disabled Bookings: 020 7226 1686
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