Sat 1 Dec The Pembroke Castle Camden
Camp /funny Award -winning SCOTT CAPURRO "Even in these open-minded days this hugely experienced provocateur would not get a whiff of the mainstream with his set that took in crucifixion, the holocaust and baby murder. The clapping was accompanied by the whirr of Mary Whitehouse spinning in her grave."Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard Scott Capurro is crude, rude and out of line. He’s also hilarious.”Prague Post," He had me sweating and he only grew funnier throughout his segment, especially because of his devil-may-care nonchalance."Cape Town Times," Capurro still rushes in where most straight comedians would be terrified to tread"The Scotsman, "He is sleeker and wittier than ever before and there can be few comics who make an art of insulting their audience while simultaneously seducing them.A MUST SEE!"The Stage, "The most fearless and technically perfect stand up on the circuit."The Guardian
brilliant / highly enjoyable Multi Award -Winning charming stand-up IAN SMITH Ian Smith (BBC3’s Sweat the Small Stuff, BBC2’s Popatron) is an award-winning comedian.Ian has performed three critically acclaimed Edinburgh solo shows, as well as appearing in the award-winning “underground comedy hit of the fringe” (Guardian), ‘Waiting for Gaddot’. His 2015 show, ‘★★★★★ The Mirror ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★★ Angry Microwave ★★★★★ Black Diamond).Ian is also one third of iTunes top-10-charting podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Rob Beckett and Jimmy Bullard.Ian also has a range of acting roles, including a lead role in BBC2 sitcom Popatron, starring alongside Katherine Parkinson in Sky comedy Officially Special and a leading role in BBC1 drama The Ark, starring David Threlfall.“Fantastically funny” – The Times“Proper star quality” – The Guardian“You’d do well to catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time” – The Telegraph
VERY SPECIAL GUEST India’s most intelligent comedian screenwriter of the Bollywood films funnyman ANUVAB PAL The New York Times calls Anuvab Pal ‘India’s most intelligent comedian’. The BBC calls him India’s answer to British wit. His stand-up comedy special The Nation Wants To Know, has played over 500 sold out shows from Mumbai to Sydney to San Francisco. His current show, Empire, a comedy show based on the history of the British Empire in India, has played in 12 cities worldwide and been called “Spectacular” by CNN and “A laugh riot with brilliant ideas” by NDTV. Anuvab is the only Indian stand-up comedian after Russel Peters to sell out The Gotham Comedy Club in New York in record time. He’s also the only Indian comedian invited to perform at Harvard University. Times of India lists him among India’s top 5 English speaking comedians, having played over 750 shows and sold out houses across India, the Middle East, Singapore, Hong Kong, San Francisco, South by Southwest Austin Texas, Laugh Boston, New York.Anuvab is turning his attention towards the UK, he has been a regular at the London Comedy Store but is now looking to share his observations on the British influence of India and absurdities thereof to a wider British audience.In 2016, Anuvab was chosen among the top 14 comedians in India to have his comedy special available on Amazon Prime Video among the premiere shows of Amazon's India debut, and joined the hilarious pan-global satirical podcast The Bugle alongside Andy Zaltzman. Anuvab is also a prolific writer. He was the screenwriter of the Bollywood films Loins Of Punjab Presents & The President Is Coming, both of which screened at leading film festivals around the world. As well as the author of 4 hit stage plays: 1 888 Dial India, The Bureaucrat, and Chaos Theory, which have become bestselling novels published by Random House and Picador respectively, and The President Is Coming, which was developed by the Royal Court Theatre in London. His work has been featured internationally in Time Magazine, CNN, BBC, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Vogue, Elle, The Economist, FT, The New Yorker, and many other publications. He currently writes a weekly column for The Economic Times and Times Of India.
The world`s oldest Jewish comedian 84 years old very funny showman SOL BERNSTEIN SOL BERNSTEIN is the comic creation of Steve Jameson, himself a top comedy performer.Show-biz legend Sol Bernstein One part Alf Garnett, two parts Mel Brooks, and three parts like nothing you've ever heard" The Guardian" An instantly winning creation" Evening Standard "No age barrier to comic genius" Edinburgh Evening News
entertaining host CELLIST VOCALIST COMEDIENNE KATE SHORTT Kate Shortt is a freelance cellist, vocalist and workshop leader. Her work takes her through varying genres, including Portuegese fado, Classical, Jazz, Theatre, Rock and Contemporary. Work with pop artists include Gary Kemp of Spandeau Ballet, Take That and Simon Le Bon. In the contemporary theatre world she has performed and toured with composer Jocelyn Pook . Amongst her work as a session player and collaborator in varying projects, Kate has played and toured regularly with the jazz singer Christine Tobin’s band and with guitarist Phil Robson. She performs with pianist Liam Noble and poet Penny Rimbaud as a free improviser ‘… her fierce avant-garde romaticism puts her in a class of her own…’ Kate’s one woman show ‘Shortt and Sweett’ was born in London Islington at the Kings Head Theatre in 1991 and consists of original songs, impressions and comedy. It has since graced the cabaret/comedy scene in London, Austria, Edinburgh and more. ‘…she twists the dials of our genre sensitive mind, hopping from station to station like a pre – digital radio sliding in and out of wave bands…’ Alban Low – The Art Of Jazz. Her album of original songs with piano/vocals ‘Something To Tell You’ (2006) depicts life, love, and the bits in-between. (cd baby/itunes /Amazon) ‘…Emotionally rich songs, thoughtful harmonies, and heartfelt reflections on life’ (M.U. Magazine) ‘… A remarkable Cellist…’ John Fordham (The Guardian) ‘… Wild cellist with wide ranging vocals…’ – The stage ‘… Very funny polished act and a wonderful elastic face…’ – London Live Radio