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Stand Up For The Loss Foundation - Comedy Night Of The Year: Romesh Ranganathan, Ellie Taylor, Vikki Stone, Josh Widdicombe, Tom Deacon
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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.
Romesh burst onto the comedy circuit in 2010, gigging regularly at top venues all over the country. As well as turning in storming turns on a regular basis, he has also found time to reach the Latitude New Act Final 2010, The So You Think You're Funny? Final 2010 as well as coming runner up in The Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010.
In 2015 Romesh starred in his own show called 'Asian Provocateur' (BBC Three) where he travelled to Sri Lanka to learn about his parents' country. In 2016 the second series 'Mum's American Dream' was commissioned.
He has forged a fearsome reputation with a set that combines cutting one liners with an acerbic take on the world around him.
'Extraordinarily hilarious' (Three Weeks)
'Plenty to enjoy in his ultra sardonic set' (Chortle)
'His ability to write bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd... Ranganathan's punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers' (The Guardian).
Romesh Ranganathan was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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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, The Mash Report (BBC Two) 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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Ukulele and piano playing musical comedienne who became a YouTube sensation thanks to her song dedicated to Phillip Schofield.
'Super funny new girl on the block' (The Sun)
'The audience were almost crying with laughter' (The Guardian)
'Musical comedy genius' (Absolute Radio)
'Hilarious and brilliant' (Heat).
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Josh is best known as co-host of the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast and RTS award winning show The Last Leg on Channel 4. With 14 critically acclaimed series under their belts Josh, alongside co-hosts Adam Hills and Alex Brooker, have been praised for their reaction and topical coverage of the weeks most harrowing of news stories, as well as their ability to open up the conversations surrounding disability through their coverage of the Paralympic Games and beyond. The Last Leg is currently in its 15th series, broadcast live at 10pm on Channel 4 on Friday nights. This series includes a Christmas Special on Friday 21st December and the show returns for a two hour long supersized edition at 9pm on New Year’s Eve where The Last Leg Of The Year will welcome 2019 in glorious fashion.
Josh has made a number of other notable TV appearances including three series of his critically-acclaimed BBC sitcom JOSH which he created and starred in, team captain on BBC Two’s Insert Name Here as well as regular appearances on BBC’s Two’s QI, BBC One’s Have I Got New For You, Sky One’s A League of Their Own and on Dave’s Taskmaster (winner of series 1 plus crowned the Champions of Champions ultimate winner in 2017).
Josh also hosts his own hugely successful 90’s football podcast Quickly Kevin, Will He Score? alongside Chris Scull and Michael Marden.
In early 2019 Josh returns to DAVE to host the brand new series Hypothetical alongside James Acaster. Hypothetical is a brand new comedy panel show that tests two teams of comedians on their ability to deal with a series of ridiculous hypthetical scenarios.
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The charismatic star of Radio One Sunday nights is fast becoming one of the hottest tickets in UK stand-up. Winner of the 2007 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year, Tom made his Edinburgh Festival solo debut in 2009 and can be seen daily on BBC Switch's 5.19 show.
Tom has made guest appearances on BBC2’s The Rob Brydon Show, Dave’s One Night Stand and ITV2’s Fake Reaction and in 2017 performed at The Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow in sold-out, 1000-seater theatres.
'Slick stagecraft, bags of energy' (Chortle)
'A mighty fine comic' (The Guardian)
'With looks, confidence, charm and great material, expect other comedians to
lynch him' (The Sunday Times).
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