Tuesday 22nd April – Saturday 2rd May - 7:30pm
Tuesday 22nd (£10 preview), Tuesday – Thursday £15 (£12.50), Friday and Saturday £17.50 (£15)
A dude who is fast becoming a recognisable face on British TV with appearances on BBC1’s Live At The Apollo & Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, BBC2’sMock The Week, QI and Nevermind the Buzzcocks, C4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and more, Katherine Ryan embarks on her second UK stand-up tour.
The fresh, often dangerously fierce pop-culture obsessed Canadian, was unaffected by publicized death threats and survived the world’s first crack smoking mayor.
Running time: Approx 60 mins
For ages 16+
Photo credit: Will Bremridge willbphoto.com
‘Warped wit…striking presence…killer lines… calm confidence.’ Scotsman
Brown Eyed Boy presents
RICHARD GADD: CHEESE & CRACK WHORES!!!
Soho Theatre, Thurs 17 – Sat 19 & Thu 24 – Sat 26 April at 10pm
“Deranged, nihilistic, self-abasing…Gadd unravels beautifully and awfully in front of us. It is cruel to laugh. But we do. Oh yes we do…”
★★★★ Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
Described by critics as a groundbreaking piece of work, Richard Gadd: Cheese & Crack Whores achieved packed out houses during its run at the Edinburgh Festival last year.
Combining video and audio sketches with absorbing live performance, Gadd pushes the boundaries in one of the most intense hours of comedy you’re ever likely to witness.
One of the UK’s most exciting, unique, and troubled new comedians, Richard Gadd won the Laughing Penguin New Act of the Year award in 2011, was a finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards the same year and, this year, was nominated for the Best Festival Show in the Scottish Comedy Awards.
I Can’t Sing is the new musical comedy based around the reality television show The X Factor. It stars Olivier-Award winning stage and screen actor Nigel Harman (Shrek the Musical; Downton Abbey; Eastenders) as Simon, with Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple; Sister Act) and Alan Morrissey (RSC; Shakespeare’s Globe; Holby City; Endeavour) as love-struck hopefuls Chenice and Max.
I Can’t Sing is written by Harry Hill (3 BAFTAs, 7 British Comedy Awards and a Golden Rose of Montreux) and award-winning composer Steve Brown (Spend, Spend, Spend; Spitting Image; Alan Partridge).
Here are some exclusive photos of the show:
Photo Credit for all photos – Sara Shulman
LONDON IRISH COMEDY FESTIVAL TO HOST NEW EDINBURGH FRINGE PREVIEWS
Catch the very best Irish comedians before they hit the road for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the London Irish Comedy Festival’s Edinburgh Preview Season.
Building on the stunning success of the London Irish Comedy Festival tent, as part of the Mayor of London’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Trafalgar Square, the organisers of the festival, which takes place each October, have today announced that they will host a season of Edinburgh Preview gigs at Camden’s London Irish Centre.
Each London Irish Comedy Festival Edinburgh Preview gig will feature a double bill of the very best of Irish comedians road testing their material before making their assault on the world’s biggest arts festival: Edinburgh on your doorstep.
Beat the crowds, enjoy the biggest laughs and catch the stars of the future before the media hype begins!
5 April 2014 Damian Clarke + TBC - 7.30pm/£7.50
12 April 2014 Conor Drum + Andrew Ryan – 7.30pm/£7.50
3 May 2014 Danny O’ Brien + Foil, Arms & Hog - 7.30pm/£7.50
10 May 2014 Jarlath Regan + Grainne Maguire – 7.30pm/£7.50
14 June 2014 Eleanor Tiernan + Chris Kent – 7.30pm/£7.50
London Irish Centre, 50 – 52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB
5 April 2014
Aussie boy, and adopted Irishman, Damian Clark explodes back to the stage with his third solo show of high-octane observational stand up, Go Ahead, Make My Damo.
12 April 2014
Irishman Andrew Ryan is 31 years old and could not be happier, or could he? Everyone around him is getting married, having kids & buying houses. Andrew certainly isn’t! In his new show The Life of Ryan, the Corkman discusses where life has led to so far, where he wants to go, and his frustrations in trying to get there.
3 May 2014
Multi award winning Irish comedian Danny O’ Brien is bringing his second solo show Back to the Hills to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After a hugely successful run with his first solo show All My Friends in 2012, Danny returns with a brand new show about the trials and tribulations of returning to his rural Irish home, futile dating attempts, the bizarre mating habits of his friends and the inability to age gracefully.
Danny is joined by Foil, Arms & Hog, Ireland’s top comedy sketch group. They have sold out the Edinburgh Fringe for five consecutive years and recently won an Adelaide Fringe Comedy award. This is their new show, in progress. Get ready for mayhem as brand new sketches comprised of ridiculous ideas are flung at an unsuspecting audience.
10 May 2014
Politics nerd and pop culture obsessive, Gráinne Maguire knows as much about the vagaries of coalition government as she does about Cheryl Cole’s relationship choices. A lot. She writes regularly for a wide range of websites and newspapers including Total Politics and The Evening Standard. Her satirical celeb column in The Irish World has become a cult hit. She is the current recipient of the BBC Radio 4 Comedy Writer’s Bursary.
Joining Gráinne is Jarlath Regan, an award winning comedian and writer for Russell Howard’s Good News and the hit Irish panel show, The Panel. Jarlath has gained a reputation with the industry and audiences for his uplifting, inventive and relentlessly funny stand-up, enjoying sell-out runs at the Fringe since 2007.
14 June 2014
Eleanor Tiernan is an original, honest and exciting comedian who is fast becoming a favourite with Irish audiences. She has performed at Festivals all over Ireland and also on the successful satirical TV show Irish Pictorial Weekly. Joining Eleanor is Chris Kent, voted as one of the Top Five Irish Comedians by Hot Press Magazine, following on from being listed as “One to watch” in The Dubliner Magazine’s ‘Red Hot and Rising’ for 2012.
*A percentage of the profits from the Edinburgh Preview Season go to support the work of the London Irish Centre.
London Irish Comedy Festival Tent
Sunday 16 March 2014, 2.00pm – 5.15pm
Line-up: Eric Lalor MC, Barry Murphy, Roisin Conaty, Aisling Bea, Damian Clarke, Jarlath Regan, Willa White and Christiane O’ Mahony
North Terrace, Trafalgar Square, London
The London Irish Comedy Festival is thrilled to announce that it will again play host to the London Irish Comedy Festival tent as part of the Mayor of London’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 16 March 2014. The tent features a free afternoon of the best in emerging and established comedic talent from across Ireland and the UK.
MC for the afternoon is Eric Lalor, winner of the entertainment.ie Stand-up of the Year award in 2011 and 2012. The line-up includes; Barry Murphy, star and writer of Ireland’s ‘Irish Pictorial Weekly’ and ‘Après Match’, Roisin Conaty, star of Channel 4’s ‘Man Down’ and BBC Three’s Impractical Jokers Edinburgh Comedy Award, Aisling Bea, Foster’s Best Newcomer Nominee 2013 and winner of the 2012 Foster’s So You Think You’re Funny? Award, Damian Clarke, an Australian comic adopted by Ireland who has featured on Irish television’s ‘Republic of Telly’, Jarlath Regan, an award winning comedian and writer for ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and the hit Irish panel show, ‘The Panel’, Willa White, who got into comedy in 2005, through the Irish TV programme ‘Joy In The Hood’ and Christiane O’ Mahony, a musical comedienne who plays the harp, who was a UK Musical Comedy Award Quarter Finalist and a Funny Women Semi-Finalist.
The London Irish Comedy Festival Tent will be one of the highlights of London’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, which will also include the famous parade from Piccadilly to Whitehall, Riverdance 20th Anniversary performance, stars of the hit West End musical The Commitments and an Irish Film Festival in Leicester Square.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: ‘Our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are amongst the biggest and best outside of the Emerald Isle itself, offering a great day out for Londoners as well as visitors to the capital. Last year’s London Irish Comedy Festival tent was packed last year and I’ve no doubt there’ll be laughs-a-plenty this time round.’
MILTON JONES | AL MURRAY’S SALOON SHOW | JOSH WIDDICOMBE
MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE & ANDREW MAXWELL | TIM KEY | JOSIE LONG | KATHERINE RYAN | TREVOR NOAH | SEANN WALSH | TOMMY TIERNAN | HENNING WEHN | JEREMY HARDY | MILES JUPP | DOC BROWN | CARDINAL BURNS | THE PAJAMA MEN | SARA PASCOE | NICK HELM
FELICITY WARD | ARTHUR SMITH | GLENN WOOL | KERRY GODLIMAN | JAMES ACASTER | HANNAH GADSBY | TIFFANY STEVENSON | JARED CHRISTMAS | ROB BECKETT | ROMESH RANGANATHAN| ROISIN CONATY | JOE LYCETT | MIKE WOZNIAK | JOHN KEARNS | LIAM WILLIAMS| TOM ROSENTHAL |AISLING BEA |JOHN ROBINS |NISH KUMAR ERIC LAMPAERT | CELIA PACQUOLA | SUZI RUFFELL | JAMIE DEMETRIOU | ALFIE BROWN
BOBBY MAIR | PAT CAHILL | ANGELA BARNES| PHIL WANG | IVO GRAHAM | TANIA EDWARDS KWAME ASANTE | JOSEPH MORPURGO | HARRIET KEMSLEY| DAVID MORGAN | JONNY PELHAM DANE BAPTISTE | GABBY BEST | SARAH CALLAGHAN| CHORTLE STUDENT COMEDY AWARDS
THE SUNDAY ASSEMBLY | WITTANK | MCNEIL & PAMPHILON | CLUB SOL | MAX AND IVAN | THE NOISE NEXT DOOR | THE ONLY WAY IS DOWNTON | PAPPY’S
CARIAD LLOYD & LOUISE FORD & HOLLY BURN CHARACTER COMEDY SHOW
FURTHER HEADLINERS TO BE ANNOUNCED
Winner of Line-Up of the Year at the UK Festival Awards, Latitude returns for its ninth edition, taking place from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 July 2014 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk.With no fewer than ten arts arenas, stages and spaces boasting the biggest names in comedy, theatre, dance, film, cabaret, literature and performance, Latitude is unrivalled for the breadth, depth and quality of its arts programming. 2014 is no different, offering a spectacular choice of major shows, star acts and ground breaking site-specific commissioned works.
Latitude’s Comedy line-up offers festival goers a rare opportunity to see some of the biggest names in the business outside of an arena setting, and the first chance to see the acts destined to make waves in Edinburgh later in the summer. Latitude is delighted to announce the first headliner will be the award-winning Dara O’Briain! Described by The Times as “one of the most entertaining stand-up comics in the land”, Dara presents many TV panel shows including Mock The Week, School of Hard Sums and Stargazing Live with Professor Brian Cox. Absurdist comedian with a gift for punning Milton Jones is a firm favourite on the live circuit and on BBC Radio 4, where his hit series Another Case of Milton Jones airs each week, he’ll be bringing his colourful shirts and celebrated one-liners to Latitude. Among the comedy stars is Al Murray, presenting his Saloon Show, where the nation’s favourite bar room philosopher will be joined by a host of special comedy, variety and music guests in a pop-up pub. Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Tim Key will be at Latitude with his new show Single White Slut. Recently described by The Independent as ‘the British Seinfeld’, Josh Widdicombe is an observational stand-up who can find “the sparkle in the mundane” [The Guardian], co-host of topical chat show The Last Leg and XFM DJ. Trevor Noah is a South African comedian whose star is definitely on the ascent; fans recite his performances verbatim, share his clips globally and have joined him in their legions on social media. If you’ve missed him taking over the globe, catch him at Latitude this summer.
Josie Long is a true moral force among comedians, known just as much for her passionate engagement with social causes as for her intelligent and irreverent stand-up, she will be taking time out of writing a film, a radio series and a book this summer to appear at this year’s festival. The “warped wit” [Scotsman] of Canadian Katherine Ryan will be unleashed. With a formidable reputation on the live circuit and high profile TV appearances in numerous panel shows and the hit Showtime/BBC sit-com Episodes, she will delight audiences with the new show Glam Role Model. Self-styled ‘German Comedy Ambassador to Great Britain’ Henning Wehn, now a fixture on radio and TV panel shows for his mordant wit, also joins the bill to present his latest show Eins, Zwei DIY which is already selling out its London run before it goes to Edinburgh.
Rapper, comedian, actor, screenwriter and voiceover artist Doc Brown brings his rare warmth and versatility to Latitude as part of his return to stand-up, following the runaway success of his 2012 one-man show Unfamous. Veteran comedian and Edinburgh Festival regular Arthur Smith will revive his acclaimed show Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen (Vol 2), a comical and musical success drawing on the themes of: dementia, enthusiasm, comedy and death. Acclaimed duo Cardinal Burns, who have scooped everything from BAFTAs to LAFTAs, are set to step up into comedy’s premier league this year with their second TV series on Channel 4.
The increasingly fertile field of sketch comedy will be well represented at Latitude this year. Fans of comic sketches can look forward to Luke Kempner’s The Only Way is Downton, a one-man show voicing the characters from the Abbey in a brilliant parody, 2013 Chortle Award winners and hit podcasters Pappy’s, the charmingly warped three-piece Wittank, critically-feted character comedy from Max and Ivan, the surreal Pajama Men’s “cartoons of the mind” [The Guardian] and five-piece comedy improv group The Noise Next Door, among many others.
Also joining the Comedy line-up across the festival will be Marcus Brigstocke & Andrew Maxwell, Seann Walsh, Tommy Tiernan, Jeremy Hardy, Miles Jupp, Felicity Ward, Glenn Wool, Kerry Godliman, Hannah Gadsby, Tiffany Stevenson, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Joe Lycett, Tom Rosenthal, Aisling Bea, Jared Christmas, John Robins, Nish Kumar, James Acaster, Roisin Conaty, Mike Wozniak, Eric Lampaert, Celia Pacqoula, Alfie Brown, Bobby Mair, Pat Cahill, Angela Barnes, Kwame Asante, Joseph Morpurgo, David Morgan, Johnny Pelham, Dane Baptiste, Gabby Best, Sarah Callaghan, The Sunday Assembly, Sara Pascoe, John Kearns, Liam Williams, Cariad Lloyd & Louise Ford & Holly Burn Character Comedy Show, McNeil & Pamphilon, Club Sol, Jamie Demetriou, Chortle Student Comedy Awards, Suzi Ruffell, Tania Edwards, Phil Wang, Ivo Graham and Harriet Kemsley.
Weekend adult tickets £187.50 face value + £8.00 booking fee per ticket
Accompanied Teen Ticket (13-15 years) £132.50 face value + £8.00 booking fee per ticket
Weekend Child Ticket (5-12 years) £8.00 (no booking fee)
Campervan Permit £40.00/£60.00/£80.00 (depending on size)
Day adult ticket £77.50 + £7.00 booking fee per ticket
Day child ticket £5.00 (no booking fee)
Campervan Permit £40.00/£60.00/£80.00 (depending on size)
For tickets click here.
Terms & Conditions apply. For full details head to www.latitudefestival.co.uk
Wednesday 5th March
Canal Cafe Theatre
7:30pm – 10:30pm
TONY LAW – Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, as seen on BBC’s Have I Got News For You, Russell Howard’s Good News and Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe.
JOHN KEARNS – Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2013 – Best Newcomer. “he has forged comedy gold…” ★★★★★ Chortle.
THOM TUCK – Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, as heard on BBC Radio 4 and seen on BBC3′s Comedy Shuffle, and a member of the acclaimed Penny Dreadfuls.
ED GAMBLE – As seen on Dave’s One Night Stand and Russell Howard’s Good News, tour support for Greg Davies, Chris Addison and Russell Kane, and one half of acclaimed duo Peacock and Gamble.
NISH KUMAR – As heard on BBC Radio 4′s Fresh from the Fringe, “consistently thoughtful and skilfully delivered. Much to enjoy…tells great stories” ★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard.
ALFIE BROWN – “Quite simply, the future of British stand-up” ★★★★★ The List.
EDD HEDGES – So You Think You’re Funny Winner 2013
JOBY MAGEEAN – “one to watch” ★★★★ Three Weeks.
BISHA K. ALI – “a unique and instantly defined persona….seems to know more about comedy than many veterans of the art form” – Adam Bloom, Comedian.
MC: ROBBIE ORMROD “Top notch performer” ★★★★ Broadway Baby
Tickets are £8.50 (£7.50 Concessions) - http://
PLUS membership to Canal Cafe Theatre (£1.50)
DAWN SEDGWICK MANAGEMENT PRESENTS
Brett Goldstein: Contains Scenes of an Adult Nature
Monday 3 – Sat 8 March, 7.30pm
Mon £10, Tue-Thu £12.50 (£10), Fri-Sat £15 (£12.50)
‘This is daring, gripping, adult comedy that needs to be seen.’ ★★★★ Times
Following its highly acclaimed, sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Brett brings his award winning comedy show to Soho Theatre for 6 nights only.
Exploring the serious subjects of internet pornography, crying… and how to survive a New York blackout with your dignity intact; the show proved to be one of the best reviewed shows of the last year – receiving widespread critical and audience praise.
Brett’s TV credits include, the series regular role of Tom in C4’s Derek – along with co-starring roles in Sky’s 30 & Counting and the BBC’s Live at the Electric and Uncle.
Extra dates added on Friday 14th March and Saturday 15th March due to popular demand!
For ages 16+
Running time: Approx 60 mins
The Horse And Stables, 124 Westminster Bridge Rd , London, SE1 7RW
3rd March 2014
Doors 8pm / Show 8:15pm 8.15pm
Rapidly ascending comic star who has appeared on some of television’s best comedy shows.
Nominee – Foster’s Best Newcomer 2013
Winner – Foster’s So You Think You’re Funny? 2012
As seen on: The Town (ITV), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), Cardinal Burns, (Channel 4), Dead Boss (BBC3), 8 Out of Ten Cats (Ch4), The Savage Eye (RTE), Don’t Sit In The Front Row (Sky), FIT (CBBC) ★★★★ – The List
★★★★★ – Evening Standard
Stand-up comedy from the ‘8 out of 10 cats’ panellist and presenter of ‘Snog Marry Avoid’.
“Fantastic!” – Kate Copstick
“Charismatic, personable and bright” – Chortle Semi Finalist – Amused Moose 2011
Semi Finalist – Funny Women 2011
Critically acclaimed musical comedian and improviser.
★★★★ – The Guardian
★★★★ – The Independent
★★★★ – Kate Copstick, The Scotsman “Superbly witty” – Time Out
“A gifted performer” – The Times
Critically-acclaimed surreal character comedian
★★★★★ – Three Weeks
★★★★ “Simply hilarious” – The Times
★★★★ “A unique and compelling hour” – The Guardian ★★★★ “Absorbing and perfectly paced” – The Metro
Dry and obliquely witty stand up with a large cult following.
Runner Up – Leicester Square New Act of The Year 2011 Runner Up – Laughing Horse New Act of The Year 2011 Nominee – Best Newcomer Chortle Award 2012
The Intimate Strangers
Character comedians and hosts of the show.
★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Ed Fringe Review
“A thing of beauty, smart, funny and original” – Remotegoat
Up and coming stand up comedian and former member of the USA’s Second City and Upright Citizen’s Brigade.
Malcolm’s Corner Shop
Exciting new character comedy.
Hamilton Hodell proudly present
THE PIN at SOHO THEATRE
Wednesday 19th March– Saturday 22nd March 2014
“Heavily tipped for future stardom” The Guardian
“So sharply written; this duo can go far” The Daily Telegraph
The Pin are a comedy double-act comprised of Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen. They had a sell-out run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, won the “Best Show” award at the 2013 London SketchFest, and they’ve appeared on BBC Three and ITV. Now they descend on Soho with an hour of friendship, bickering, and ill-conceived projects. Alex promises you fun and joy. Ben agrees.
As members of the Cambridge Footlights they twice toured America, the first Footlights cast to cross the pond since the 60s, and sold out at venues including the famous UCB clubs in New York and LA, and Second City in Chicago. They were also the first Footlights cast to perform in the West End in over a decade, finishing their second tour with a one-off night at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue.
As a youngster Ben was very almost a professional rugby player, and seriously considered a career in the army (which just goes to show, you never know how life is going to turn out). Ben was a member of the Chicken Shed theatre company as a young lad, and has filmed a lead role in the pilot episode of a studio sitcom called ‘Mummy’s Boys’ for Comedy Central. He’s also performed in the BBC Three pilot of Kerry Howard’s sketch show ‘The Kerry Howard Show,’ and has previously played a lead role in the pilot episode of sitcom ‘Tom and Jenny,’ also for BBC Three.
When Alex was a youngster he wanted to be an actor (which just goes to show, sometimes you can guess how life might turn out). Alex has appeared in feature film ‘Molly Moon-the Incredible Hypnotist,’ for Amber Entertainment, and played a lead role in short film ‘The Brain Hack’ for Matador Pictures. He also played the young Rupert Penry-Jones in ITV drama series ‘The Last Weekend,’ was a gothic villain in ‘Midsomer Murders,’ and was recently in series one of ‘Crackanory.’
Hotly tipped to be the breakthrough act of this year, catch The Pin now in the early stages.
“So good it might actually make you sick” The Skinny
“The Pin strike gold with each and every effort” The List
“The Pin nail sketch comedy with room to spare, and a massive pile of cherries on top” London is Funny
For ages 16+
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