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Wed 17th Apr at 6:00pm
The Laughing Pod Anchor House Charity Special
@ Via Fossa, London
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The Laughing Pod Anchor House Charity Special : Paul Sinha, Patrick Morris, Tony Cowards, Neil McFarlane, Philip Simon, Paul Ricketts, Ben Van Der Velde
A comedy night in aid of 'Anchor House' which is an east London charity working to reduce homelessness.
See www.thelaughingpod.com for further information.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Paul Sinha is a qualified GP and international stand up comic of many years standing, having performed in all major comedy clubs in the UK, as well as China, Auckland, Singapore, the Middle East, South Africa, Netherlands and Germany.
Paul's second full length solo show 'Saint or Sinha' received widespread critical acclaim at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was nominated for the if.comedy award (formerly the Perrier).
Since then Paul has been in great demand, whether on TV shows such as Edinburgh and Beyond, World Stands up, Comedy Shuffle and Comedy Cuts, on Radio 4's Loose Ends and the Now Show, or his numerous contributions to Radio 5 Live and Talksport, as well as having recorded for Shane Warne's Ashes podcasts.
'Wonderfully inventive and intelligent’ (Evening Standard)
'One-liners are delivered with the crisp clarity of cut glass. Highly original' (Metro)
'Universal anecdotes as warmly delivered as you would find anywhere... it's a
pleasure listening to him... Opinionated, witty and smart – Sinha is the certainly one of the comics Fringe goers should be flocking to' (Chortle)
'His confidence on stage was excellent and his talent for adlibbing and summoning gags off the cuff were very funny' (BBC Online).
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Patrick Morris has established himself as one of the fastest rising young stars on the national circuit since starting out in comedy in 2011.
He has appeared regularly at top venues throughout the UK and has also made a number of TV and radio appearances.
'Delighted the audience with tales of his misadventures' (Broadway Baby)
'Inventive wit' (The Guardian)
'Almost lad-comedy in reverse... an enjoyable and relatable hour of
comedy' (The Skinny).
Patrick Morris tour dates
Tony Cowards is a quickfire joke teller (described by the List magazine as a 'Pun-osaurus') whose one-liners cover a wide spectrum of subjects, his quick wit has made him sought after by comedy promoters all around the UK both as an act and as a compere.
'Tony is the best joke writer around' (James Mullinger, GQ Magazine)
'Tony Cowards tells silly jokes which are funny' (Ava Vidal).
Tony Cowards tour dates
Scottish actor, voice-over artist and stand-up comedian who was once told off for 'slouching' on the cult Channel 4 TV quiz show Fifteen To One.
'Really rather good' (Robert Dawson Scott, The Times)
'A clear ability to craft a gag' (Chortle)
?'Fantastic punch lines' (Manchester City Life
'Creamed potato' (The Scotsman)
'... the cool and confident Neil McFarlane, with his middle-class humorous musings' (Funhouse Comedy).
Neil McFarlane tour dates
Never less than hilarious with great 1 liners and impressive timing and that feel-good factor that washes over the audience' - Derek Smith The Stage.
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Paul is an award-winning comic who since 2005 has been entertaining audiences across the UK and beyond. His intelligent humour focuses not only on sharp observations from life, but also racial, cultural and satirical subjects, intermingled with strange tales of ordinary madness.
Sometimes silly, serious or surreal, sometimes autobiographical, political or near the knuckle - but always funny!
'... material is smart as well as funny' (The Scotsman)
'... weird and wonderful... should be given his own TV show' (The Stage).
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The stand-up comedian, actor and improviser has been spreading joy and nonsense to all four corners of England, as well as the more choice bits of Wales and Scotland over the past few years. Crowned Comedy Cafe New Act of the Year in 2009, Ben hosted the prestigious Big Value Comedy Showcase at the Edinburgh festival in 2012.
'A sharp and crafty gagsmith with wittily obtuse takes on an impressively wide range of topics, bringing flair and confidence to them all' (http://www.chortle.co.uk)
'Highly promising... an accomplished comic' (Time Out)
'Van der Velde brings a natural charm to proceedings from the outset, with some
wonderfully improvised riffs... showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)
'Flaunted his razor-sharp wit to hilarious effect leaving the audience bent over double' (Three Weeks)
'Exquisite comic timing... wonderfully clownish physical comedy' (British Theatre).
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