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just 1 minute walk from Hampstead tube
Richard recently performed at his acclaimed show
WAITING FOR GADDOT Richard appeared as a lead in E4's new comedy TRIPPED “Without any competition, the wildest ride I have been on at the Fringe.” ✭✭✭✭✭ Telegraph'
Gadd is the new face of self-aware absurdist comedy.' ✭✭✭✭✭ Ed Fest Mag
'The effort and inventiveness on display here are immense.' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph'You will 'split your sides laughing' at seeing virtually every stand-up comedy cliche torn apart by Mr Richard Gadd.' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Mirror'
Attacking banality with lashings of dark, unpredictable humour, Waiting For Gaddot will surely be the word-of-mouth hit of this festival. Get there before the queues are round the block.' ✭✭✭✭1/2 Chortle'Gadd has produced the must-see show of this year's Fringe.' ✭✭✭✭ The Independent'
An ambitious, immersive show...an impressive production.' ✭✭✭✭ Fest Mag
Brilliantly done...an uproarious, unpredictable slice of multimedia comedy.' ✭✭✭✭ The Guardian
He also featured in the Adam Riches' production COACH COACH at the Pleasance Dome in Edinburgh:'[The] supporting cast are also phenomenal...This is an immersive comedic experience like no other; wonderfully self-referential and completely absorbing.' ✭✭✭✭✭ Broadway Baby
brilliant / highly enjoyable
multi award -winning
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
A comic with both a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear Steve Bennett, Chortle
Catherine started performing stand-up in 2015 and since then has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy. In 2016, she was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women, drawing praise in the final of the former for having “a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” (Chortle) and in the latter for being “pretty much the perfect comedy package” (Beyond The Joke)
Sara Barron is the author of two essay collections, “The Harm in Asking” and “People Are Unappealing.” Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, on Showtime’s This American Life, NPR’s Weekend Edition, NBC’s Today Show, and HBO’s comedy festival. She is a frequent host of The Moth: True Stories Told Live.
MC Martin Besserman
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