Wed 16th Jul at 7:45pm
Ealing Comedy Festival
@ Walpole Park, London
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Ealing Comedy Festival: Rich Hall, Simon Evans, Paul Tonkinson, Nathan Caton, Jarred Christmas
Please note that Trevor Noah, who was originally billed to perform, has been replaced by Simon Evans and Nathan Caton.
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Since appearing in the guise of his redneck alter-ego Otis Lee Crenshaw in 1998, award-winning Rich has won critical acclaim across the Globe by performing to sell-out audiences each year at the Edinburgh Fringe, throughout sell-out UK tours and at comedy festivals worldwide. His grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit.
Rich has also become well known for his television and radio work. Notable UK appearances include regular appearances on 'Stand Up For The Week' (Channel 4), 'QI' (BBC1/2), 'Live At The Apollo' (BBC1), 'Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The O2', 'Have I Got News For You' (BBC1), 'Rich Hall's Cattle Drive' (BBC4), 'Rich Hall's Gone Fishing' (BBC4), 'Otis Lee Crenshaw – London Not Tennessee' (BBC2) and 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' (BBC2).
'Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else' (The Scotsman)
'As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show' (Scotland On Sunday)
'Top drawer stuff from a comedian who just seems to get better and better' (STV)
'Immaculate wordplay imbued with a genuine passion for the songwriter's craft' (The Times)
'Hall's genius, on the spot lyrical rhyming is raucously entertaining and very clever' (Spears magazine)
Rich Hall was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians 2017 and top 10 in 2016.
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One of the most exciting and distinctive talents to emerge on the comedy circuit in recent years. He is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4 as a regular on The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive. 'Absolutely brilliant' according to Caroline Aherne, and he has justified the tag, regularly selling out his shows in Edinburgh and racking up the television and radio credits. Plus, he dresses smartly and uses no bad language whatsoever...!
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A comic with a polished line in mimicry who manages to ridicule most of the UK, and abroad, at the same time. Time Out Comedian of the Year and Channel 4 star, best known for his time as a Big Breakfast presenter.
Paul is one of the most esteemed performers working on the UK comedy circuit, with a bullet-proof set and an abundance of universally funny material. A guarantee of first class laughs from a sensational live performer and top-billing stand up star. Not to be missed!
'Hilarious. No one makes me laugh like Paul Tonkinson. Go see him' (Michael McIntyre)
'Hilariously obtuse and dependably funny' (Chortle).
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Nathan is a young black British comic, gigging on both the mainstream and black comedy circuit. His set is highly obsevational, influenced by his culture and upbringing, and also coming from a young person's outlook on life, from the well-known Nigerian traffic warden and the always-disciplining West-Indian mother, to MTV's Pimp my Ride.
'Excellent story-telling skills keep the crowd easily entertained' (Three Weeks).
‘Caton is probably the most exciting young black comic on the scene’ (Fest Magazine).
'Caton's a slick performer with an unbeatable stage attitude and the confident air of someone much more experienced' (Chortle).
'Compelling, well-observed stand-up... He specialises in laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media' (The Guardian).
Nathan Caton was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Kiwi comedian with a good reputation in the comedy world. He has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling, and a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that's thrown his way. This makes his comedy sizzle with originality.
Star of 'Mock The Week' 'Flight Of The Conchords', '8 Out Of 10 Cats' and the Pot Noodle adverts.
'One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone' (Time Out)
'Likeable, intelligent and full of unpredictable energy' (The Scotsman)
'Christmas is robustly funny, his delivery confident and his show not to be missed' (The List, Edinburgh).
Jarred Christmas was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians 2017.
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Venue: Walpole Park
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