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Wed 27th Feb at 7:30pm
Specialist Subject 3: Where No Joke Is Too Niche
@ The Black Heart, London
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Specialist Subject 3: Where No Joke Is Too Niche: Ivo Graham, Nat Luurtsema, Simon Hickson, Josiah Norris, Harriet Kemsley, Chris Boyd, Helen Arney, Grainne Macguire, Phil Wang, Marc Burrows, Steve Cross
Specialist Subject is the night when comedians get to crack out all the material they always thought was too niche, too specific and too close to their hearts to ever share in public.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Winner of the 2009 So You Think You're Funny New Act Competition, at the age of 18, Eton and Oxford-educated Ivo Graham was nominated for best newcomer in the 2010 Chortle Awards. He has also appeared on Live At The Apollo (BBC2).
'... calm and articulate... with a natural gift for telling stories, his perceptive material is both fascinating and entertaining, leaving his audiences wishing for more' (Funhouse Comedy)
'Beautifully constructed comedy' (The Scotsman)
'Cleverly constructed comic timing' (Edinburgh Evening News)
'A very convincing set from this erudite comedian' (The Independent).
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'Nat Luurtsema is definitely an original thinker. Her inventive, witty routines demonstrate a wonderfully warped logic, taken to the limits of imagination' - Chortle.
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Joz is a prolific comedy writer and performer, known for his brand of surreally inventive character comedy and engaging, faux-naif storytelling.
'Norris has created a genuinely brilliant character, performed with a confidence that belies his years and a pomp that defies the room. The audience loves every second... .Norris is one to watch and a real talent for the future' (The Skinny).
'Quality moments of silliness' (London is Funny).
"A born entertainer and a great comedy writer" (Chortle).
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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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Helen Arney is a musical comedian and geek songstress, playing the finest ukulele based comedy songs. One third of science comedy phenomenon 'Festival of the Spoken Nerd', one half of comedy girl band duo 'The Balconettes', her songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4 and on tour with Robin Ince and professorial Brian Cox.
'Champion of musical whims' (Evening Standard).
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Winner of the 2010 Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year Award and Comedy Central Live Funniest Student Award 2011.
Phil has appeared on The Rob Bryden Show (BBC2) and Live At The Apollo and was featured on BBC Three At The Fringe in 2011.
'Very promising up-and-comer' (The Independent)
'Slick, distinctive, and funny... A well-rounded young comic headed for greater things' (Chortle)
'Master of the intellectual dick joke' (Time Out)
'Certain belly laughs... astonishingly assured debut' (The Sunday Times)
'He's an intelligent, attuned observer and his thoughts reward attentive listening' (The Scotsman).
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Comedian, music journalist and would-be rock star.
'A Festival highlight... a confident and seasoned performer' (http://www.RemoteGoat.co.uk)
'A Peter Kay for the 1990s generation' (Three Weeks).
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Venue: The Black Heart
Enquiries: 020 7428 9730
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