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Charity Night For St Margaret's Hospice: Nishant Kumar, Jessica Fostekew, Wouter Meijs, Kate Lucas, Cecilia Delatori, Stephanie Laing, Martin Croser, Michael Kossew
"This is a fundraising show for the St Margaret's Somerset Hospice, with some flipping fantabulous acts:
Nish Kumar "Massively charming, a delightful talent" -Time Out
Wouter Meijs "Goofy and excellent"
Kate Lucas, London New Comedy Awards finalist
Jessica Fostekew "Intensely funny... fireball of fun" -Time Out
Martin Croser "Absolute brilliance, Croser's writing is first rate" - Scotsman
Cecilia Delatori "Furious precision. Smart and quick and funny"
Free entry, put money in my bucket at the end."
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Jessica has been performing improvised comedy and working as a comedy actress since 2005. In January 2008 she hit the UK stand up circuit like a thunderbolt of joy and was a finalist in the Funny Women's Awards 2010.
Jessica co-hosts the mighty Guilty Feminist podcast which has reached well over 10 million listeners and is regularly in the Top 10 on the iTunes chart. She starred in this year’s hugely acclaimed new BBC2 sitcom from Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan Motherland as well as the award winning BBC1 drama Three Girls.
“Intensely funny” Time Out
'Fostekew is a hugely engaging presence and there's something reassuringly honest about her... Consistently hilarious' (Fest)
'Great fun' (Guardian).
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UK based Dutch comedian known for cycling to gigs.
"Goofy and Excellent" - Bath Chronicle.
"Side-splittingly funny, excellent entertainment" - Canarian Weekly Tenerife.
"Some of the biggest laughs of the night, unique light-hearted observational comedy" - The Sentinel.
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'Kate Lucas is a unique act who combines a warm, self-deprecating persona with a dark dry wit that that runs through her songs. She combines catchy, original melodies with sophisticated lyrics and a fresh delivery style to present her playfully bitter musings on life' (Careys)
'Stole the whole evening with her musical comedy... had some of the crowd at the back of the room crying with tears' (Fringe Report)
'Combines deft lyrics with a lovely sense of progression' (Chortle)
'Hugely talented musical funny girl' (Monkey Business Comedy).
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Cecilia Delatori has been performing musical stand-up since 2009, making her Edinburgh Fringe comedy debut in 2011 as part of the three-hander An Austrian, An Italian and someone from Slough.
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Goofy and peculiar, Stephanie Laing's comedy is partway between the needy oddness of Maria Bamford and the upbeat affability of Josie Long. Her material is a mix of silliness, filth and unusual observations, underpinned by a disarming honesty which makes her seem charmingly vulnerable.
'A great stand-up. Always works magic' (Phil Kay)
'Disgusting and delightful in equal measure' (Three Weeks)
'Stephanie Laing offered up a gloriously silly set, coming across as wonderfully unpretentious and getting the audience on her side from the first line. Her off-the-wall observations about her own anxieties were delivered with awkward tenacity and came off as entirely believable mementoes of her everyday life' (Broadway Baby)
'... the tremendously smart and silly Stephanie Laing...' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Support Act for 'Josie Long's Alternative Reality Tour'
Winner of Pun Run 2011
Finalist in The Secret Policeman's Ball World's Shortest Gig Competition
Regular performer at clubs such as: The Stand, Up The Creek, Angel Comedy, Comedy Knights, Good Ship Comedy, The Bedford and
'A first-rate stand-up, gagsmith, and downbeat storyteller, Martin Croser's comedy stands partway between the righteous fury of Sam Kinison and the downtrodden world-weariness of Tony Hancock' (Comedy CV)
'Many moments of absolute brilliance and several of the best one-liners you will hear. Croser's writing is first rate' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman)
'Martin's comedic brain is like a nest of bumble bees inside your favourite old oak tree - you know you shouldn't poke around in it, but you want to find out what will happen if you do... The results are dark and stinging but funny as hell' (Helen Arney).
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