Sat 21 Sep Award-Winning Stand Up Comedians
Award winning musical comedian Highly entertaining KATE LUCAS Kate Lucas is known for her razor sharp and deliciously dark songs. She combines catchy melodies with original lyrics to showcase her playfully bitter musings on life. Audiences have come to expect examples of what not to say and how not to behave from this gloriously talented young comic. ‘A true musical genius’Edinburgh Festivals Magazine In 2014 she took home the title for the prestigious Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year and her performances since have been met with huge critical acclaim. ‘Wickedly naughty and deliciously dark’Broadway Baby Lucas since gone on to build a seriously impressive reputation on the circuit, storming it every weekend to packed out crowds at the country’s most famous comedy venues including The Glee Clubs, The Comedy Café and Up the Creek. ‘Belly laughs and wide-eyed did-she-really-say-that horror’Fest Magazine In 2016 her debut show Whatever Happened to Kate Lucas? was met with huge critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
recently made news all over the world Russian-born, British-based stand-up KONSTANTIN KISIN KONSTANTIN KISIN Konstantin Kisin is a Russian-British comedian, podcaster, writer and social commentator. He made international headlines in 2018 by refusing to sign a university “behavioural agreement form” which banned jokes about religion, atheism and insisted that all humour must be “respectful and kind”. Konstantin is the reigning Jewish Comedian of the Year and has won a number of other comedy competitions, awards and prizes. He has played some of the UK's biggest comedy clubs and has supported Geoff Norcott, Shazia Mirza and Andrew Doyle on tour. He is bringing his debut hour, Orwell That Ends Well, to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. Konstantin is a regular contributor to BBC, ITV, BBC Radio 5 Live, LoveSport. Frequently described as an "objective voice from the centre of the political spectrum", he has written for a wide range of publications, including the Telegraph, Spectator, Quillette, Daily Mail and Spiked. He is also the creator and co-host of the TRIGGERnometry YouTube show where 2 comics interview economists, political experts, journalists and social commentators about interesting, controversial and challenging subjects. Konstantin is a regular host at Kilkenomics, the best economics and comedy festival in the world.
exciting /hilarious Award-winning all round showman OTIZ CANELLONI Otiz Cannelloni combines the illusion of magic and the wit of stand up to produce a hybrid comic creation. With a mind more suited to testing crash helmets, his performance fluctuates between sheer genius and downright stupidity. Just when you suspect he doesn’t have a clue, Cannelloni removes all doubt. When this man is on stage the dressing room empties, as the rest of the comics rush to watch and learn from his mistakes. It’s taken years of practice to make something so simple look so difficult. Despite various television appearances – The Stand Up Show BBC 1, Stuff The White Rabbit BBC 2, producers are prepared to forgive and forget, mostly forget. Still, there’s always the alloment – if it stops raining! “Master of Mirth and Minimalist Magic …Delightful.” Time Out plus
charming storyteller FIONA RIDGEWELL Fiona has a skewed view of life, she's watched one too many Disney films and its affected her grip on reality! Join her on her magic carpet, as she dives under the sea because you've got a friend in me!"Fiona has funny bones and an easy warmth on stage. She has actual gags, an increasingly rare commodity in today's wispy, live blogging forum of comedy. She knows about delivering the funny stuff not commenting on it or talking about gigs she's had, but life experience made recognisably hilarious."Julia ChamberlainCredits:Max Turner Finalist 2017Funny Women Semi-Finalist 2015So You Think You're Funny Semi-Finalist 20
entertaining MC MARTIN BESSERMAN