Fri 14th Feb at 8:30pm
@ Melton Theatre, Melton Mowbray
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Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival Special: Imran Yusuf, Harriet Kemsley, John Hastings
Bottle Rocket Comedy Club continues it's montly residency at Melton Theatre with another tip top line up as part of Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival!
Featuring Headliner Imran Yusuf - As Seen on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. A comedic tour-de-force with infectious energy and tremendous panache.
Plus rising stars Harriet Kelmsley ("a ton of smart, pithy jokes" Time Out) and Canadian wunderkind John Hastings.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Comedian who was a 2008 Hackney Empire finalist renowned for his super-high energy performance. Imran has a unique voice stamping his mark for positive, uplifting comedy at every turn.
Born in Mombasa, Kenya and raised in the UK with a brief stint at school in the USA, Imran has also travelled much of the world including Israel/Palestine, Jordan and Saudi Arabia during the Lebanon Crisis in 2006. His work has been inspired by this rich multicultural background, giving him a youthful, energetic and highly original voice that embodies the multi-cultural wealth that exists in modern Britain.
He seamlessly switches between styles with graceful fluidity, repeatedly delivering heavy-weight punch lines with enormous panache. His seemingly light-hearted satire is mixed with hard-hitting topical commentary on contemporary issues that culminate into a tour de force of comedy offering an all-embracing sentiment in his trademark styling
'Imran Yusuf's show heralds the birth of a new comedy star. Intelligent, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny, it's a glorious debut' (Time Out).
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Among Harriet's many accolades are Funny's Funny Female Comedian Of The Year 2011 winner, Bath New Act of the Year 2012 winner and Brighton New Act of the Year 2012 winner.
'Excellent Writing' (Chortle),
'Harriet Kemsley shone' (Sternberg Clarke)
'Fresh. different. brilliant' 9Funny's Funny)
'A hilarious combination of bashful and weird' (Three Weeks)
'A quirky, very funny new stand up... her style is refreshingly original and she's a seriously good writer' (Time Out).
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John Hastings is a comedian who has performed all over America, Canada and all the small scary corners of the United Kingdom.
Since moving to the UK in 2012 from Canada John Hastings is very much in demand from the top comedy venues, entertaining audiences with his sharp punchlines delivered through his observational storytelling style. He is an Amused Moose Comedy Award-nominated comedian.
'Shockingly good' (Montreal Gazette)
'A strong calling card from a thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities... we're in the hands of an appealing consummate pro' (Chortle)
'He was fast, polished and had an original slant. We will hear more of him' (http://www.BroadwayBaby.com)
'Particularly awesome' (San Francisco Examiner).
John Hastings was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians 2017.
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