Thur 20 May New act new material fun night
Highly entertaining Jack Hester
very funny /delightful Italian comedian Paola Podesta
very good joke teller David Eagle In 2018 David began performing stand up comedy. He was awarded the New Act Of The Year prize at 2018’s Nottingham Comedy Festival. In 2019 he won Bath Comedy Festival’s New Comedian Of The Year and the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of The Year. He has opened for award winning comedians Reginald D Hunter, Tom Wrigglesworth and regularly for Boothby Graffoe. He also starred in Tony Law and Phil Nichol’s improvised 2019 Edinburgh Fringe show. “a comic tour de force.” (The Guardian) “Performing comedy for year, David Eagle is a genuine stand up rookie phenomenon! Looking forward to hearing more.” (Reginald D Hunter)
left wing gag merchant Don Biswas Don's Journey Into Stand up. At the age of 21, Don was a young fresh faced Business graduate from a typical middle class Indian family. He wanted the same things as other people in his position, which was a well-paid graduate job and to eventually get on the housing ladder. Politics did not even enter his mind. That was until he got fired not from one but two management trainee roles, for being too slow and making a litany of mistakes. This made him descend into depression and ultimately a breakdown. The light at end of the tunnel was that this made him realize he had been living with various undiagnosed learning difficulties. Through meeting other people with Dyspraxia (coordination and organisation problems), he had found his tribe. But he noticed how many people with it and other difficulties were marginalised from society, such as having their benefits sanctioned. This made Don become a champion for the small guy ultimately joining the Labour Party. Also, at the same time Don discovered stand-up, a great place to air his political views. Not working full time gave Don more time to think about what was really going on in the world we live in. Being forced out the rat race was a blessing in disguise. Join Don on his unique journey from a run of the mill graduate to becoming a political activist and award-winning comedian.
Multi Award Winning wonderful charming stand up PATRICK MONAHAN Press Quotes "Monahan's tightrope walk between laughter and embarrassment, singles him out as a Star-In-the-making" Daily Telegraph "One to watch (for the future)" Time Out "All energy and bustle, Monahan has it in him to become a perfect circuit comedian and compere" Time Out (Malcolm Hay - "An upbringing infused with culture clashes and his unconventional mind, Monahan is a hybrid calamity with a comic pedigree that's all his own." The List (Maureen Ellis - "He has all the charm of Ed Byrne, the energy of Adam Bloom and wild leaps of imagination that are resonant of Ross Noble" The List (Maureen Ellis - "Manic physical comic" The Guardian (William Cook - "This gifted livewire commands the stage with a mix of wit and force of personality" (Bruce Dessau) Evening Standard "Engaging & genuinely enlightening" The Scotsman "Bright young talent" The Sunday Times "Lovable Stuff" The Independent
highly enjoyable comedian who has been very active in politics Sara Southern + Promising newcomer Indi Madray + Ben Harrington Ben Hart + Matt Rouse Matt was a semi finalist in SYTYF 2019 and has been described as a ‘Hilarious, alternative perspective on observational comedy + MC Martin Besserman