Wed 23rd Jan at 7:30pm
Laugh Till It Hurts - In Aid Of Save The Children
@ Bloomsbury Theatre, London
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Laugh Till It Hurts - In Aid Of Save The Children: Simon Evans, Sean Lock, Stewart Francis, Marcus Brigstocke, Lloyd Langford, Dave Johns
One of Britain's finest comedians and broadcasters, Marcus Brigstocke is taking his hotly anticipated new show The Brig Society on tour this autumn. The award-winning comedian is a firm favourite with comedy fans and The Brig Society promises to be as sharply observant and quick-witted as his much loved catalogue of work.
No less than the total restructuring of every aspect of life in Britain organised through the medium of jokes. See this show - WIN a free hospital or school! Second prize - a major High St bank.
'Dazzling, inspired, perfectly observed. I've yet to see anything funnier' (Daily Telegraph)
'Intelligent, dark, subtle stuff' (The Observer).
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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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Sean Lock is one of the UK's most highly acclaimed and original comedians. The British Comedy Award winner has appeared on BBC1's Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and Channel 4's Comedy Gala. He has been a brilliant team captain for fifteen series of Channel 4's award winning panel show, 8 Out of 10 Cats. He stepped down from being a captain in early 2017.
Sean has also appeared on BBC2's QI and BBC1's Have I Got News For You, Channel 4's Alan Carr Chatty Man and BBC1's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. He also appeared with Jon Richardson in Channel 4's highly acclaimed two-part documentary The Real Man's Roadtrip: Sean and Jon Go West.
'Lock's signature mix of absurdism and everyday observation gets more effective with each new show' (The Guardian)
'Punchy, inventive, superb... undeniably brilliant' (The Times)
'What's remarkable about Lock is how he burnishes the dross of observational platitude into gold. A comic in peak form' (The Guardian).
Sean Lock was named in Ents24's top 10 biggest selling comedians of 2016.
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'With Francis it's all about puns... He'll fill every minute with comedy bargains in the form of non-stop quick-fire gags, rarely giving you time to cease giggling until the next one starts... Quite simply, the service Francis provides is good old-fashioned joke telling with a hook, punch-line and a dose of panache thrown in for good measure' (Warwick Arts Centre)
'A brilliant comic brain... this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I've ever heard' (The Guardian).
'Perfectly crafted gags' (The Sunday Times).
Stewart Francis was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Marcus began his comedy career in Bristol whilst studying drama at University and soon won the BBC New Comedian of 1996 at the Edinburgh Festival. He is now regarded as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing stand up nationally to sell out audiences both on tour and on the well trodden comedy circuit. The master of satirical comedy, Marcus has proved to be blisteringly funny over a wide range of topics.
'If you haven't seen him live, then you haven't seen him at his very best' (The Daily Mirror)
'Rare is the stand-up show that makes you laugh, think and then fight back the tears. This is it' (The Daily Telegraph).
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Welsh comedian and comedy writer who has appeared on Ask Rhod Gilbert and written material for TV shows Live At The Apollo, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and The King Is Dead. Lloyd's hearty comedy crawl is a delicious blend of jokes, stories, observations, ad-libs, one-liners, accents, theories, topical gags and self-deprecation.
'Particularly brilliant' (Fest)
'... an undiscovered genius' (The Guardian).
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Highly-acclaimed Geordie stand-up comedian with numerous TV and radio credits to his name. An expert in the delivery of in-yer-face comedy, Dave's high-energy routine has left audiences around the globe gasping for breath and crying with laughter.
In 1989 Johns’ launched the Comedy Café on Westgate Road and invited the emerging Jack Dee and Jo Brand to appear, but realising they needed an MC stepped-up and did it himself. Finding he was rather good at it and pricing tickets at £3.75 including soup and a bun, the club became a city hot spot and Dave went on to host many more comedy stars including Eddie Izzard, Steve Coogan, Harry Hill and nervous 14 year old lad called Ross Noble who went on to do rather well for himself.
Johns became a successful comedian, touring throughout the UK, a regular with the Comedy Store Players and appearing on much loved TV shows like Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of Ten Cats.
'He performs comedy's greatest magic, simply by being himself. A genuinely funny, engaging performer' (Glasgow Herald)
'He shifts from the sublime, to genius, to uproar in the blink of an eye - an extremely entertaining hour' (The Guardian).
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