8th January 2013 at the Wilmington Arms
Doors Time: 6:45 for 7:30 start. Ticket Price: £5
Fosters Best Show nominee James Acaster headlines a night of uniquely talented and original comics. Nish Kumar, Liam Williams, Mae Martin, The Pin, Jamie Demetriou, and Adam Hess join James and your host for the evening – MC David Elms for a night so full of ‘ones to watch’, that by next year it will seem bizarre they all shared a bill for £5.
Line-up: David Elms (MC), Nish Kumar, Liam Williams, Mae Martin, The Pin, Jamie Demetriou, Adam Hess and James Acaster (Headliner),
James Acaster is a brilliantly unique observational comedian. Recently seen on tour with Milton Jones and on Dave’s One Night Stand, James’ fantastic show ‘Prompt’ was nominated for best show at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.
You may know Nish Kumar as one half of acclaimed double act The Gentlemen Of Leisure, or from his regular MC work all around the country. He is warm and honest, and to see him is to know him (and to know him is to love him). As heard on BBC Radio 4, and Dave’s ‘Top 10 Jokes Of The Fringe. Liam Williams is one third of Sheeps, the skit gang that’s shaking up the UK sketch scene. As a stand-up he is enviably assured, mixing knowing pretension with intelligent daftness. Recently appearing on Russell Howard’s Good News, Mae Martin is the Canadian songstress stealing the hearts of Britain. Mae makes her confessional material feel like laughing with a close friend. The Pin is an innovative sketch group comprised of Footlights’ alumni Alex Owen, Ben Ashenden and Mark Fiddaman. These guys are going places (Islington). Jamie Demetriou is a sensational character comedian who debuted at the fringe this year. Already developing material for channel 4, Jamie is a definite one to watch. If you’re one ofAdam Hess’ army of twitter followers, you’ll know him as an endlessly inventive and unique joke-maker. As a stand-up he is no different, an absolute thrill to witness. David Elms is a musical comedian who reached the final of this year’s Chortle Student Comedy Awards. Lovely songs, polite jokes, and a beautiful guitar.
James Acaster “Blisteringly funny and highly original” The List.
Nish Kumar – “A comic force not to be ignored” Chortle.
Liam Williams – “Great voice. Smart gags.” Chortle.
Mae Martin – “She had the audience in the palm of her hands” Three Week
The Pin – “The Pin are so good it might actually make you sick” The Skinny.
Jamie Demetriou – “Watching him is like being beaten with a stick of funny” Broadway Baby.
Adam Hess – “Doesn’t raise the roof so much as catapult it” Spoonfed.
David Elms – “Intelligently comic and joyously silly” Broadway Baby.