Boutique Comedy

at The Wave Maiden, Southsea

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Boutique Comedy returns to The Wave Maiden with another wonderful headline act - Ria Lina!

You may have seen Ria on The World Stands Up, Mega Mela Malai Comedy and Sweet n Sour on BBC3, she's a fantastic live comic who we've always wanted to have at the club.

Support comes from Joe Wells (as seen on BBC2 Ouch! Storytelling Live), Sunjai Arif (as seen on BBC3) and Hetty Austin (as seen on BBC1)

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.


Ria Lina

Ria Lina appearing at this event

Once described as a Filipina Sarah Silverman... She intermingles her refreshingly funny songs with a dry wit ... Winner of the London Comedy Festival New Comedian Of The Year 2002 and the EMMA Best Comedian Award 2003. '... electrified the audience with her relaxed yet biting wit' (ThreeWeeks) 'Lina is a musical comic with a brilliant line in bawdy songs... storming set!' (Evening Standard) 'I have no doubt she will hold her own so easily that she'll have a hand free to hold someone else's too' (The Guardian) 'engaging, endearing and eye-opening' (Time Out) ''Fearless, provocative and very funny... wonderfully on-the-edge stuff... There isn't a comedy venue in the country that shouldn't be fighting for her' (The Scotsman) '... slickly done - the girl's got talent' (Chortle).

See 4 tour dates featuring Ria Lina

Joe Wells

Joe Wells appearing at this event

'Joe Wells is a skilled jokesmith who threads great gags through intelligent political material that, whilst razor-sharp, is never particularly angry or dark. As the first gross gags open up into smarter, topical ones it's clear that this is a tightly-structured, well thought-out set. Excellent jokes and sly political comment wrapped tightly in a neat parcel which delivers regular, powerful laughs from a delighted audience. He spins new life out of easy targets like bankers and the BNP with some wonderful imagery' (British Comedy Guide) 'Highly original, inspired and suitably different from the rest of the crowd… brilliantly crafted jokes' (Comedy Central). 'A star of the future... some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian in his early 20s' (The Guardian). 'A real venom in his delivery seemed to communicate that the numerous laughs that he manages to obtain are just positive collateral to the message he is trying to portray' (Broadway Baby).

See 4 tour dates featuring Joe Wells

Also Appearing

Hetty Austin

The Wave Maiden

  • 36 Osborne Road
  • Southsea
  • PO5 3LT