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Wed 7th May at 7:30pm
Stand Up For Shelter
@ Wyndham's Theatre, London
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Stand Up For Shelter: Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Kevin Eldon, Sean Hughes, Miles Jupp, Doc Brown, Zoe Lyons, Stephen Bailey, Fern Brady
Stand Up for Shelter is back! On 7th May, a host of the UK's top comedians will perform at the wonderful Wyndham's Theatre to raise money for Shelter - meaning you can tickle your funny bone and help homeless families in the process.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
An official Channel 4 survey of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups Ever placed Stewart Lee at number 41. His mother, whom he loves dearly, thinks Tom O'Connor the better comedian, having seen him do a joke about a sardine on a cruise ship ten years ago. And he isn't even in the top 100...
'The funniest, most cliche-free comedian on the circuit' (Ricky Gervais).
'Superlative... Remains one of the best stand-ups in the country' (Metro)
'Marvellously funny: mordant, thoughtful and crafted' (Observer)
'There's a wealth of evidence to suggest that in the last few years, Lee has gone completely mad... More skilful and playful than ever' (The Guardian)
'What is exhilarating is how many surprises he still throws in and how deft his jumps are from one tone to another….invigorating' (The Times)
'He is... the only comedian who can get away with deconstructing and critiquing his own routines as he goes along and not be repellent. He, and his material, are simply that good' (The Independent).
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As one half of the prolific comedy duo Lee & Herring, Richard enjoyed phenomenal cult success as a writer and performer with shows such as Fist of Fun (BBC Two) and This Morning with Richard Not Judy (BBC Two).
Richard completed a 94 date nationwide tour of his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show, Christ On A Bike: The Second Coming. In 2010 he also published his book, 'How Not To Grow Up', and released 'Hitler Moustache' - his acclaimed stand up show - on DVD.
'Herring is a superior comedian... Hilarious' (The Guardian)
'The King of Edinburgh... A new Richard Herring show is a never-ending cause for delight' (List)
'Stimulating and exhilarating... Utterly Hilarious' (Chortle).
Richard Herring was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Top drawer comic whose appearances on 'Big Train' and 'Brass Eye' have earned him high acclaim. Eldon is in and out of character, doing stand-up, poetry and singing songs.
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Comedian and writer from Dublin who was the youngest winner of the Perrier Award. He has appeared on many TV shows, including the Channel 4 drama, The Last Detective, and perhaps most notably as a former team captain on the BBC2 comedy music quiz, Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He has written several novels, two collections of poetry and many short stories. He lives in London with a cat, a dog, loud music, and a smoker's cough.
'For quick laughs look elsewhere, but for something that leaves more of an impression. Hughes is your man' (Chortle)
'At his funniest and most profound' (The Sunday Herald)
'Hughes swiftly and seamlessly alternates between pathos and gags' (The List).
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“Someone you could listen to forever on almost any subject" - British Comedy Guide.
Miles uses his toff persona to great comedic effect, combining superbly patronising remarks with ungainly attempts to laddish. Perrier award nominated Miles discusses, rants about himself, you, domestic imprisonment, fatherhood, having to have opinions, hot drinks, the bloody government, bad balance, housing, ill health, the ageing process, navigation, other people's pants and, inevitably, a number of other things.
Miles started performing stand up in Scotland in 2000 and the following year won both So You Think You’re Funny and The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Since then Miles has performed all over the world with his exasperated style of humour, getting a laugh from all of those everyday things that you get a little irked about.
His many TV credits include Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and BBC2 hit sitcom Rev, whilst on Radio 4 he's known as panel show host of It's Not What You Know along with appearances on Just a Minute, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue and sitcom In And Out Of The Kitchen, which was nominated for a Writers' Guild Award and will transfer to BBC television in 2014.
'A master of metaphor, a seignior of similes' (Independent)
'His suitcase gags are cute, but this show goes from strength to strength as Jupp finds subjects worthy of his moral outrage' (The Guardian).
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Mark Ronson's former MC, Doc Brown is the younger brother of best selling author Zadie Smith. The rapper turned to stand-up in 2007 and was a finalist in the So You Think You're Funny new act competition.
He was placed third in the English Comedian Of The Year competition. Brown has featured in the BBC Radio 4 show Do You Know What You Are Saying?
'A seamless mix of truly inspired hip-hop and stand-up. He's a total star... an utter joy' (Time Out)
'Sharp punchlines, imaginative devices and knows more than a thing or two about timing' (Metro).
In 2016 he decided to go back to his hiphop roots.
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A comedy award nominee and a sharp and funny comedy performer who has appeared on Mock The Week. Very highly rated by fellow comedians, and regularly bringing down the Screamers Comedy Club roof. Zoe takes a sideways view of life, picking out the many absurdities and turning them into hilarious routines which she delivers with tremendous energy. She performs her diverse material with utter conviction leaving everyone wanting for more. She won the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and the Dave, Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award in 2008.
'Achingly funny... A cracking show' (The Melbourne Age)
'Probably the most impressive British female comic on the circuit' (The Skinny)
'Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd' (The Guardian)
'Hugely confident, passionate, energetic... she gets better and better... Excellent' (The Daily Mirror)
'Throughout her show she unleashes non-stop rapid fire bolts of vinegar wit... I
defy anyone not to fold up with laughter at her show' (Edinburgh Evening News)
Zoe Lyons was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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Stephen Bailey is the new, must see comedian for 2017. His sharp, warm and sassy take on life tunes into our day-to-day lives with his razor sharp wit and intelligence as he tackles the art of conversation. With so much social media have we forgotten how to just sit and engage with each other on a human level? Are we still able to express ourselves in more than 140 characters?
'Such an amazing fresh talent on the circuit. This boy is hilarious and had me in stitches from beginning to end. A comedy genius' (Laura Whitmore, MTV).
‘He has charisma, he has his own style, he has a wicked line in material and the ability to go off-piste with crowd work that is achingly funny’ (One 4 Review).
'He's very funny, very funny' (Matthew Wright, The Wright Stuff).
'Refreshing to watch, a comic who is so beautifully comfortable in his self that the show he has created is rich with positivity' (The New Current, 2014).
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Former comedy reviewer Fern Brady first tried stand-up after the magazine she worked for suggested she write an article where she 'faked it' as a comedian. She enjoyed it so much that one year on, she embarked on it as a career.
She quit her day job working with male ex convicts after Stewart Lee plucked her from obscurity and put her on The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central). Since then she has performed stand up on a number of TV shows including 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular (BBC3), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and The One Show (BBC1).
Based in London, she has had two sold out critically acclaimed runs at the Fringe with her solo shows “People Are Idiots” (2015) and “Male Comedienne” (2016).
'A great comic sensibility, with moments of sparkling verve' (The Guardian)
'Crackles with fire, has beautiful timing, perfectly pitched delivery and great gags to boot... has the air about her of a woman going places' (The Scotsman).
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Venue: Wyndham's Theatre
Bookings: 0844 482 5120
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