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Thu 18th Oct at 7:30pm
Laugh Till It Hurts - In Aid Of Mind
@ Bloomsbury Theatre, London
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Laugh Till It Hurts - In Aid Of Mind: Mark Dolan, Andy Parsons, Tom Stade, Hal Cruttenden, Holly Walsh, Stephen Grant, John Moloney, Josh Howie
This event is in aid of Mind, the leading mental health charity for England and Wales.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
The presenter of Channel 4's 'Balls Of Steel' also performs as a witty stand-up and compere.
'Consistently funny' (Independent)
'Excellent material' (Three Weeks)
'So funny - Dolan is a master of improvisation and audience interaction - definitely not one to miss' (Festmag)
'The audience are left gasping for breath, such is the laughter in the room' (Sunday Express)
'Awesome!' (Broadway Baby).
Mark Dolan tour dates
Andy has enjoyed huge success as a writer and performer on television, radio and the live comedy stage.
As well as a series regular on the award-winning Mock The Week (BBC 2), Andy has had numerous spots on Live At The Apollo (BBC 1), QI (BBC2), The Politics Show (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), The World’s Most Dangerous Roads (BBC2), Comedy World Cup (Channel 4), Saturday Live (ITV) and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala At The O2. He was also one of the main writers on the original Spitting Image on ITV.
'His delivery multiplies the humour. Big laughs unloading both barrels at British
political and public life' (The Guardian)
'A merciless, Swiftian dissection. Bubbling over with righteous and very funny
indignation' (The Times)
'Laugh out loud funny... manages to be utterly likeable and very funny while being Mr Angry at the state of the world' (The Sunday Telegraph)
'Terrific satirical stand-up' (Independent on Sunday)
'Hysterical live show. Andy Parsons is on fire' (The Daily Mirror)
'What he lacks in hair, Parsons more than makes up for in originality' (The Daily
'Britain's got precious few perceptive informed satirists, and Parsons is one of the best' (Mail on Sunday)
'Parsons is acerbic, sharp-witted and edgy...taking well-aimed potshots at politicians, celebrities and anyone who dares to talk rubbish' (The Daily Express).
Andy Parsons tour dates
Since coming to the UK, the Canadian has built up a reputation as a popular and highly recommended comedian. He is willing to tackle a huge range of topics, from the obscure to the familiar, from a simple gag to quirky, inventive, rambling anecdotes with unexpected punchlines. Even if he occasionally seems to lose sight of where he's going, at least you know he's taking the audience with him.
'Wonderfully imaginative, original and hilarious' (Rhod Gilbert)
'So cool he could well be the answer to global warming. Gloriously funny silly and smart' (The Scotsman)
'Unmissable' (Edinburgh Evening News)
'Rock 'n' roll comedian. Absolutely boxfresh; nothing is staid about Stade' (Evening Standard)
'One of the best practitioners of stand-up we've got... stand-up elite' (Chortle)
'An insider's tip for comedy greatness... comic riffs of monumental proportions'
'Every inch a star... super confidence and charisma. If comedy is the new rock 'n' roll, then Tom Stade is Keith Richards' (Scottish Daily Record).
Tom Stade tour dates
Hal Cruttenden is one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor.
Over the last year he’s performed on ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1) and ‘Live at the Apollo’(BBC1 and 2), which was his third appearance on that show, ‘The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala’ on Channel 10 Australia as well as making a second appearance on ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and frequently being seen on ‘Great British Bake Off – Extra Slice’ (BBC2) .
'An Absolute joy to watch' (The Scotsman)
'Hugely talented' (The Times).
Hal Cruttenden tour dates
Guildford's own Holly Walsh has many a string to her bow, being a finalist in 2006's So You Think You're Funny? and Funny Women contests, as well as presenting for CBBC. A brilliant purveyor of one-line gags and witty puns.
'She's gifted with snappy wit and crackling talent' (The Guardian)
'She peppers her set with callbacks and clever asides and has easy charm' (The Independent)
'Holly Walsh really impressed... excellent sets and endeared herself through
some assured banter with crowds who really took to her' (British Comedy Guide)
'A talent for smart comic writing and the ability to keep an audience rapt' (The Observer)
'Her steady stream of witty and astute cultural observations belie her dorkiness from the first' (Chortle).
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Human amphetamine of a comic from Brighton. Compere at the Krater Comedy Club.
'Stephen Grant is nothing if not original. Supremely intelligent yet utterly accessible, his charm lies in the quick-fire speed of his mind' (The Stage)
'An unstoppable, ebullient motormouth... He's famously pedantic, relentlessly logical and with the kind of comedy vision that can see round corners... you're never more than 15 seconds away from a really good laugh' (Chortle)
'Consummate comedian' (Time Out)
'It is not hard to see why Stephen is so popular, he possesses an energy and intellect which, when combined, make for dynamite comedy' (The Comedy Box, Bristol).
Stephen Grant tour dates
His acidic delivery and dead pan demeanour have established him as one of the top comedians on the circuit. He is a regular performer at the Comedy Store and has clocked up several TV appearances, including 'They Think It's All Over' and 'Have I Got News For You'. To add to his number of international accolades, he was the winner of the Jongleurs Stand Up Of The Year in 2001.
John Moloney tour dates
Josh is the son of legendary PR guru Lynne Franks, the woman who inspired Jennifer Saunders’ character Edina in Absolutely Fabulous.
A comedian who intertwines surreal ideas with true comedic tales. His intellectual and non-offensive manner have made him a favourite across the country.
'A young Woody Allen' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman)
'Excellent, intelligent stand-up... terrific' (Time Out).
Josh Howie tour dates
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Venue: Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street
WC1H 0AH 51.525323, -0.132986
Phone: 020 3108 1000
Disabled Bookings: 020 3108 1000
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
→ Euston (London) 7 min walk
→ Euston 7 min walk
→ Euston Square 2 min walk