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    Monday 3rd November 2014



    A finalist on ITV1’s Show Me the Funny, Tiff Stevenson is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer, known for her honest material and instantly likeable disposition.

    In 2006, Tiff first hit the Fringe with a lead role in the Eric Bogosian play, Talk Radio, directed by Stewart Lee. The following year she teamed up with her Talk Radio co-star Phil Nichol & brought their London show Old Rope to Edinburgh for the first of a succession of sell-out festival runs. Old Rope showcases new material from up-and-coming as well as established headline acts and it still plays to capacity crowds every Monday night in London. Her solo Edinburgh stand-up shows, Uncomfortably Numb, Cavewoman, Dictators and Along Came a Spider, have consistently had packed audiences and rave reviews, and in 2012 she won the Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe Award. In 2010 Tiffany starred in Celebrity Autobiography at the Fringe and in the West End alongside David Tennant, Michael Urie, Sally Phillips & Doon Mackichan.

    Her TV credits include Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), The Office (BBC Two), Absolute Power (BBC Two), Balls of Steel (Channel 4), Only Joking (Sky), Celebrity Deal Or No Deal (Channel 4), Live With Gabby (Five) and Show Me The Funny (ITV), performing in the live final at London’s Hammersmith Apollo to millions of viewers. Radio credits include Front Row (BBC Radio 4), MacCaulay & Co (BBC Radio Scotland) and regular appearances on 7 Day Saturday & Sunday with Al Murray (BBC Radio 5 Live).

    One of the best things to come out of Show Me the Funny, she is clearly a rising star.” Evening Standard

    “Tiffany brought glamour and comedy to the evening.” The Times


    Since he first came onto the stand-up scene, as a finalist in the prestigious Hackney Empire competition, Robert has gone from strength to strength, and in 2010 won the Malcolm Hardee main award at the Edinburgh Festival. He now is a sought after act who regularly performs in big clubs, little clubs and those in-between around the UK and sometimes abroad. He is a versatile performer who can lay claim to being the only gay, Welsh, Asperger’s suffering, web-toed, ex-con on the comedy circuit.

    “Very funny, fantastic oddball ….. A funny and brave act that exists in the hitherto unmapped space between the music hall comedies of Noel Gay, and autistic savantism.” Time Out

    “Robert White is an extraordinary talent, or maybe an extraordinary person.” Kate Copstick, The Scotsman


    Since starting stand-up in 2010 Steve has crafted his awkward geekiness into a thing of comedy beauty that won him the BBC New Comedy Award 2013. Since then he has supported Russell Kane on tour, written for Mock the Week and The News Quiz and performed as part of the legendary Comedy Zone at the Edinburgh Festival.

    “Bugeja has an eye for original comic detail that’s all his own, he not only mines big laughs from this, but also an unexpected amount of gentle pathos.” The Guardian

    “His social nightmares make for assured comedy, and it’s easy to see why the audience listening at home voted him the BBC New Comedy Award winner of 2013. Greater things surely await.” Chortle


    Matt is an absolute original, whether performing dressed as Henry VIII, but with Bernard Manning’s voice or performing entire plays for a month by himself because ‘the rest of the cast are dead’ he takes comedy to new and bizarre places that no other comic would think are on the map.

    “Sets the bar high for a relatively new act, with a fluid gag driven set, delivered with astute timing.” Chortle


    The man behind the Fringe hit ’10 Films With My Dad’ will be coming to The Good Ship for the first time to enrapture you all in his joy, charm and encyclopedic film knowledge. For the past four years Aidan has steadily built a loyal fan base who have enjoyed the wrap-around funny hugs that are his beautifully constructed shows.

    “There is a genuine reason why this guy plays to packed audiences. Brilliant & fantastic.” Chortle



    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 10th November 2014



    Brett Goldstein is an actor and a writer who turned to stand up because he was bored of depressing people through plays. “If I could depress them through the medium of laughter…” he thought, “that would be something…”

    Brett arrived onto the comedy scene with a bang in 2006. Since then he has been a finalist and semi finalist in every major comedy competition going. In 2007 he was selected to appear in the Comedy Reserve, the Pleasance’s “Best of New comedy” showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and two years later 2009, he MC’ed the Big Value Comedy Show in The Caves.

    In 2011 he took his debut solo show, “Brett Goldstein Grew Up In A Strip Club” to Edinburgh where it recieved rave reviews and played to sell out audiences. The same happened with the acclaimed follow up “Contains Scenes of an Adult Nature.” And if you’re wondering where you recognise his rakish good looks from, he also starred in Ricky Gervais’ “Derek” on Channel 4, as well as taking the lead role in soon to be released independent movie “SuperBob”.

    “A good story, brilliantly told… with an emotional acuity that matches his eye for absurdity and misadventure… Very fine.” **** The Times

    “Sharply written, impeccably delivered, always charming… warm, wise stuff, the show superficially small but the themes and laughs big.” **** Daily Telegraph

    “Brett Goldstein is a performance dynamo, with punchily amusing material to match. His set has a pace and energy that can generate a high-voltage spark in even the quietest gigs, ensuring the perfect presentation for his gag-driven material. He’s a sharp operator who deftly twists expectations for off-kilter punchlines that catch the audience unawares.” Chortle


    Selected by Time Out as one to watch, Masud Milas is one of the most exciting new acts to emerge from the UK comedy circuit. Looking like he’s just stepped out of a 70s crime series, Masud’s comedy is unique, intelligent and addictive. King of Retro, master of cool, lover of food, movies, changing culture, social history and creator of healthy fast food materpieces, Masud is ready for whatever comes his way. Masud performs up and down the country and supported Stephen K Amos in his 2013 tour.


    Archie is an exciting new comic, who is armed with a natural stage presence and a winning smile. He possesses an affable and likeable nature that immediately puts people at ease and has impressed both his peers and audiences with his charismatic, conversational style, hilarious observations and quick, acerbic wit. This lethal skills set saw him win Bath Comedy Festival New Act of The Year, come runner-up in the Amused Moose New Act of the Year and have the hive of comedy promoters desperate to get him on their stage.

    He’s also a playwright who has had his work produced by some of the best theatres in the UK (including Orange Tree Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Bush Theatre and The Royal Court) and internationally too ( New Light Theatre in New York!). He currently has several theatre and television projects in development and hopes to make some exciting announcements later in 2014.

    “An impressive set.” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

    “He sells his material with a charismatic and enthusiastic style that stands him in good stead.” Chortle


    A stickler for good times and the correct following of protocol, the bespectacled third of award-winning sketch comedy supergroup Pappys join us to bring his brilliantly neurotic comedy to our stage. He’s a master of the absurd and seemingly out of control audience participation and a good time is always guaranteed in his adept hands.

    “A charming performer, he immediately wins his audience with his warmth and genuine likability.” British Comedy Guide


    Mark has rapidly established himself as one of the most interesting and exciting new comics on the circuit. Since reaching the final of So You Think You’re Funny in 2009, Mark has gigged all over the UK, is a regular MC and has broken into television to appear on Russell Howard’s Good News and to present for MTV2. In 2012 he appeared at the Edinburgh Festival as part of the long running and prestigious package show The Comedy Zone. 2013 saw Mark take his debut solo show, The Most Astonishing Name in Comedy, to the Pleasance Courtyard at the same festival.

    When Mark is not gigging around the country, he also performs warm-up gigs for shows such as Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and Room 101 (BBC1) as well as writing for TV (8 Out Of 10 Cats) and radio (The News Quiz).

    “Gleeful wordplay…Obvious talent…a keen eye for untapped sources of funny.” Chortle

    “Sharp, quick, well delivered…unique …something rather special.” Three Weeks



    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 17th November 2014



    Joe Lycett’s rise through the comedy industry is one that can genuinely be described as meteroic. Since being named Student Comedian of the Year in 2009 Joe has supported Jack Whitehall, Tommy Tiernan and Scott Capurro on tour, been nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012 and taken over the air and radio waves of the nation.

    Whether causing good-natured havoc on ’8 Out of 10 Cats’ and ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ or lighting up a Radio 4 institution on ‘Just A Minute’, Joe’s well-spoken, erudite waspishness is delighting every audience he comes into contact with. Yet another case of see him now at The Good Ship before he’s on prime time BBC every Saturday night.

    “Joe Lycett is one of the strongest emerging comedy talents we’ve seen in a long time. This young man has a huge future.” Time Out

    “Rising talent Joe Lycett already possesses the confidence and relaxed, homely charm of an old campaigner.” The Times

    “Imaginative and cheekily subversive comedy… entertainingly mischievous.” The Guardian


    Diane Spencer is comedian, actor and writer. Diane is best known as a stand-up comedian on the UK circuit and has performed worldwide, achieving international recognition for her hilarious work. Diane debuted at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2009, as part of the “Big Comedy Breakfast”, then returned with a new hour “Lost in the Mouth Specific” in 2010 performed on the PBH free fringe. This show and her early work on the UK circuit led to Diane winning the Chortle Award for Best Newcomer (2011). Since then she has written a brand new show every year, each receiving critical acclaim for her honest, filthy and insightful stand-up.

    “Between her theatrical facial expressions, on-point character roles and enthralling story-telling ability, Spencer mesmerises the crowd.” ***** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

    “You know that line that people tell you not to cross, as far as boundaries are concerned? I think Diane leapt across it and kept on running. Glitteringly, gob-smackingly outrageous stuff.” Sunday Express


    Winner of the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2011, Matt Winning is one of the most exciting, unique and imaginative new stand-up and character comedians in the UK. The Scottish comic’s eccentric and idiosyncratic act is a whirlwind of ideas, combining an original approach to one-liners, acute observations and shouting loudly. Matt was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards 2012. He was also finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards in 2010 as himself and again in 2011 as the character Steph E Graph.

    He is also one-third of faux-rap group Vocal Point with So You Think You’re Funny winner James Kirk and Chortle Student finalist Richard Gadd. Matt has also written sketches for BBC Radio Scotland and The Comedy Unit.

    “Fine and distinctive one-liners in his set, with strange points of reference and clever exposition……an inventive writer.” Chortle

    “Winning offered the complete package: he’s got the material, the pacing and the presence to win over most crowds.” Gigglebeats


    New comedian Tom Hayward has had his comedy instincts endorsed by reaching the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny and Amused Moose in his first four gigs. He is plugging away on the comedy circuit garnering plenty of recognition for his innately funny bones.

    “Hayward is a name to watch.” Metro



    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 24th November 2014



    First seen on the Australian comedy scene in 2005 in Ten Network’s popular sketch show The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, Felicity has since gone on to become one of Down-Under’s favourite funny people, appearing in ABC’s prominent music comedy quiz show Spicks and Specks, Thank God You’re Here (Channel 7), Good News Week (Channel Ten) and has her own stand-up comedy special as part of ABC2′s Warehouse Comedy. In 2008, she won Best Newcomer for the Melbourne Airport Award and has since been reeling in awards and nominations. 2012 was her year, with The Hedgehog Dilemma receiving a nomination, if not the award, at every major Australian festival.

    She has toured internationally from London to LA to Hong Kong to Singapore, and in 2012 co-starred in Working Dog Productions’ (the makers of The Castle and The Dish) Australian comedy feature film Any Questions For Ben? In her brief time in the UK she appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and from the Edinburgh Fringe was invited to perform The Hedgehog Dilemma in LA at the Hollywood Improv. Since then she has consistently been lauded by the critics for her series of inventive, personal, crazy, funny and touching shows which have sold-out for the past three years. A true original, Felcity’s shows have involved everything from confessional storytelling to sampling the audience’s laughter and playing it back to them to performing half her set hiding behind a curtain.

    “The established Australian television sketch show star and stand-up Felicity Ward is one of the most charismatic performers you are likely to see at the Fringe this year.” The Independent

    “Full of exuberant, unexpected moments.” **** The List

    **** The Sunday Times


    Lancashire born Tez started comedy in 2010 and hit the ground running, finding himself in no less than eight competition finals, including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award. Since then Tez has risen up the ranks quickly and now regularly performs at the UK’s leading live comedy venues. In 2013, Tez was selected for the coveted month long Pleasance showcase – The Comedy Reserve – at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With his sharp wit and charmingly cheeky onstage persona, Tez Ilyas is one of the hottest rising stars on the circuit.

    “Sartorially stylish and winningly cheeky.” Chortle

    “The hilarious Tez had the crowd in stitches.” WhatsonStage


    After being awarded Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2012 and a recording for Dave’s One Night Stand, it has been a busy year for the former Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee & Milton Jones tour support. Chris’ calm, laid back demeanour combined with a hilarious and erudite turn of phrase has seen him flourish since competing in Chortle Student Comedian of The year Competition in 2007. Equipped with superb material, and the style to match, his is an act both extremely funny and original.

    “Side-splitting …hilarious.” The Scotsman

    “Very smart material… Very skillful… A gag at each step.” Chortle


    Goofy and peculiar, Stephanie Laing’s comedy is partway between the needy oddness of Maria Bamford and the upbeat affability of Josie Long. Her material is a mix of silliness, filth and unusual observations, underpinned by a disarming honesty which makes her seem charmingly vulnerable.

    “Truly commanded the crowd. Disgusting and delightful in equal measure. She is definitely one to watch.” Three Weeks




    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 1st December 2014


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    Multi BAFTA award-winning Foil Arms and Hog take time out of making up false accolades to bring you sketch comedy hailed as “the funniest sh*t ever” by The Times, The Guardian or National Geographic…whoever you like.

    Blending bizarre, ridiculous and surreal sketches, Foil Arms and Hog create a fast-paced mix of gag-filled routines. Their relentless enthusiasm has seen them sell out theatres at the Edinburgh festival for the past 5 years and receive rave reviews. This summer they performed their 2014 show ‘Loch’d’ at the Dublin Fringe Festival and also in Edinburgh.

    At the beginning of this year, Foil Arms and Hog embarked on a world tour taking in Chicago, San Francisco, LA and Adelaide. The tour culminated in a solo show in their home town of Dublin, Ireland at the prestigious Vicar Street venue in April, selling 1,000 tickets and garnering a rapturous reception.

    The trio also upload a new video to their YouTube channel every week. Their most watched video has over 120,000 views. Check it out here:

    “A powerhouse of sketch comedy.” Chortle

    “Talented, well-written and really funny.” Kevin Bridges

    “Fantastic and increasingly bizarre.” The Scotsman


    Emerging from the renowned comedy hotbed of accountancy, award-winning comedian Tom Goodliffe has quickly made a name for himself with his unique blend of smart gags, charming storytelling and a hugely likeable stage persona.

    Tom quickly established himself on the stand-up scene with appearances in the finals of three new act competition, winning the annual Beat The Frog World Series in 2009. He is also a two-time winner of both the weekly Beat The Frog and Comedy Cafe new act night, and was selected for the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010.

    Since then he has supported The Boy With Tape On His Face on tour, starred in a multiple 5-star reviewed kids show ‘Bec and Tom’s Awesome Laundry’ and performed at some of the biggest comedy clubs in the land.

    “Clever gags and bumbling charm… you have to admire the ambition and intelligence.” The Scotsman

    “Gets whoops and applause in all the right places.” Chortle


    Don Tran has performed comedy since 2008, and in that time, refined two or three subtly different facial expressions. His dry, colourless delivery uses the minimum necessary effort to convey humorous ideas to audiences, giving him a legitimate claim to being the world’s most energy efficient comedian. With terse jokes which range between whimsical and morbid, Don Tran is sure to please anyone who might be into that sort of thing.


    Rory O’Hanlon is a Dublin-based stand-up comedian who observational style of of comedy has made him a instant hit with crowds up and down the country. He plays and MCs every venue in Ireland from the world famous Comedy Cellar ,the International Comedy Club and The Laughter Lounge to City Limits in Cork.

    He is also becoming a firm favourite across the water in the legendary Stand venues in both Glasgow and Edinburgh where hes has played at the Best of Irish showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe for the last 3 years.

    “Entertaining and assured.” Chortle



    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 8th December 2014



    Nish has been performing stand-up solo since 2006 and as one half of double act ‘The Gentlemen of Leisure’ since 2009. His comedy triumphs began quickly with two acclaimed runs at the Durham Revue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in as many years, followed by features with ‘Coolfun’ on BBC Online, ‘Fat Tuesday’ and ‘PLEB Talks’.

    In 2012 Nish took on the role of series warm-up for channel Dave’s ‘One Night Stand’ which saw him play to full capacity theatres such as the Hackney and Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Following this, Nish went on to storm the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his aforementioned debut solo show, ‘Who Is Nish Kumar?’ earning a plethora of brilliant reviews and a spot in the top ten of Channel Dave’s ‘Ten Funniest Jokes of The Fringe.’ Following his solo Fringe debut success, Nish appeared on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC Red Button as part of ‘Fresh From The Fringe’, completed two sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre with ‘Who is Nish Kumar?’ and received a nomination for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2013.

    Alongside his flourishing stand-up career, Nish has also starred in a number of comic plays including ‘The Hotel’ at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009 for which he had a key role and more recently, ‘Wardens’ at the 2013 Fringe Festival which he did alongside his second solo and critically acclaimed show, ‘Nish Kumar Is a Comedian’ which he also took to acclaimed comedy haunt The Soho Theatre for a two week run in late 2013.

    In addition to his achievements as a solo artist, Nish Kumar is also one half of comedy duo, ‘The Gentlemen of Leisure’ who have had huge success at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival and also across the UK. In early 2012 ‘The Gentlemen of Leisure’ wrote and performed a site specific tour of the British Museum, which was the first of its kind and were invited back to feature on ‘The Comedy Club’ for Radio 4 Extra.

    The success has continued in 2014 for Nish, with a BBC Radio 4 project in development, a regular writing spot on the recently re-released (and namesake) show ‘The Kumars’ (Sky One) and an imminent step over to the small screen on ‘The Alternative Comedy Experience’ curated by Stewart Lee for Comedy Central.

    “A comedian on the up. An ingenious, witty look at identity that suggests Kumar will soon be getting known for all the right reasons.” The Times

    “A highly polished, subtly innovative stand-up. He nails the punchlines over and over again, thanks to taut, economical writing that puts audience pleasure firmly ahead of self-indulgence. His is a talent worth catching up with.” Guardian

    “Slick, sharp and with oodles of charm, Nish Kumar is a comedian, and a bloody good one at that.” ★★★★ Time Out


    Originally from New York City, Abigoliah is a fresh, punky, enlightened, hilarious force to be reckoned with. Firing out gutsy opinions at ten per minute and taking on all-comers in the audience she is an act to be warmed to immediately and listened to for hours. A definite future alternative star in the making.

    “Her cheeky honesty is completely disarming and delightful.” Chortle

    “A foul mouthed sweetheart, aggressively feminine, endearingly butch and curiously disturbed.” **** The Skinny


    Jenny moved from the Welsh mountains to the Big Smoke in 2010 and has since embarked upon a career in stand up comedy. Highlight: Appearing on a BBC Radio Wales panel show with Jo Brand. Low point: After a gig, an audience member saying ‘You should be a stripper’ (Both secretly highlights).

    “Refreshingly original.” Broadway Baby


    Drawing on the most embarrassing recesses of his own life James is a hilarious story teller who captivates and entertains audiences with his cheeky yet charming personality. Having performed all over the country as well in Sydney and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, James has established himself as one to watch on the London comedy circuit.

    “He had us in stitches throughout a polished yet ever-evolving act, with asides and quips just as strong his actual jokes.” The Skinny


    Archaeologist by day, comedian (and occasional crime-fighter) by night, Paul is a charming, eloquent and big-hearted storyteller, whose tales of awkwardness at school, on worksites and when eyeball-to-eyeball with a Ugandan rebel leader have left audiences in delighted bit and pieces the nation over. He is also co-presenter on ‘The Tangentlemen’ podcast along with our resident host Ben.

    “Like a very tall, funny, excited child.” The Scotsman

    “Practically bursting with energy… a hard act to follow.” Three Weeks



    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.


    Monday 15th December 2014



    Returning to our stage after yet another quietly successful Edinburgh Fringe, plus his first UK tour, the bewildering wonder that is James Acaster is here to entertain and beguile. James is a three-time nominee for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, has supported Josie Long and Milton Jones on tour and been all over your tellybox on Mock the Week, Live at the Comedy Store, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Dave’s One Night Stand, as well as hosting his own BBC Radio 4 show ‘Findings’. There is no act on the UK circuit more able to combine his own off-kilter world view and mannerisms with mainstream success and we’re delighted to welcome him back for more fun and silliness.

    “By the end of the hour you’re totally sucked into his minute, quizzical world and it’s a wonderful world to visit.” Time Out

    “Deliciously daft and no slouch in the surprises department.” Evening Standard

    “Beautifully constructed ‘art of stand-up’ stuff…this show will be taught in schools as the perfect how-to example.” Sunday Times


    In his first year of performing Ivo was awarded the acclaimed So You Think You’re Funny New Act competition at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe and was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Chortle Awards. While still at university in Oxford he began doing professional gigs around the country and also performed abroad at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival and the Hollywood Fringe. Since graduating in 2012, he has aced two Edinburgh Fringes with critically acclaimed solo shows.

    “A very convincing set from this erudite comedian.” **** The Independent

    “Beautifully constructed comedy.” The Scotsman


    Jav plays the biggest clubs in the UK– delighting audiences with well crafted jokes and a very likeable stage persona. He is also a well known at in his native New Zealand and headlines gigs across Europe.

    Before coming to the UK in 2010 Javier spent 4 years working as a professional comedian in New Zealand. After winning the 2007 ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ competition in Christchurch, he played and headlined in some of the biggest clubs in NZ and Melbourne, on a host of television shows, and was a core member of New Zealand’s longest running comedy show: Scared Scriptless.

    “Javier is a fine observational comedian.” Three Weeks

    “An entertaining comedy show with plenty of laughs.” Edinburgh Spotlight


    A skilled comedy writer and cartoonist Paul has written for Russell Howard’s Good News, performed in various venues around the UK and Europe and brought his own brand of childish daftness to all sorts of venues.

    “Genuinely brilliant. writes a good joke, draws a good cartoon: an all round hoot.” The Guardian



    Small, hairy, opinionated, enthusiastic, friendly, Madagascan and daft. 85.7% of these adjectives can be applied to your host Whether compering the comedy stage at Bestival, gigging at one of the nation’s favourite comedy clubs or just displaying his trademark total lack of hand-to-eye co-ordination, Ben is an ever-popular and quick-witted ringmaster.

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 22nd December 2014



    Our Christmas gift to you is one of the most dynamic, garlanded, force-of-nature acts on the circuit: the legendary Phil Nichol. He’s been award best club comic three times by Chortle, won the coveted Perrier prize in Edinburgh for best show and blown the roof of literally every single comedy stage this planet has to offer.

    On the way he’s also starred in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ with Christian Slater, played Terry Gilliam in the brilliant Monty Python biopic ‘Holy Flying Circus’ and wrote the joyous comedy earworm ‘I’m the Only Gay Eskimo’.

    Phil is an energetic and exciting performer with an unquenchable thirst to break boundaries and innovate with his work. His skill as an improvsier whether is be musical, comedy or straight in unparalleled. With a surreal edge to some of his mischievous rantings Nichol always brings something new to the stage, his keen sense of fun and eye for the shocking and absurd has cemented his position as one of the best comedians on the circuit today.

    “You won’t see many comedy shows that actually exert G-force. Exhilarating, incredibly funny and clever.” ***** The Scotsman

    “You could power a small market town from this performance. Add to that storytelling nous, stagecraft surprises and a brazen disregard for personal dignity and you’ve got a shameless shaggy dog story to warm the cockles of the heart.” ***** The Times

    “In the most wonderful possible way, this must be how the inhabitants of Java felt when Krakatoa erupted.” Edinburgh Guide


    After performing in front of the legendary Spike Milligan and receiving the luminous and prestigious title of having ‘a great pair of Bristols,’ Jen knew that comedy was the way forward. So with the help of two jokes and a push up bra she was on her way…

    Since that heady day Jen has performed stand up in clubs all over the country (literally), taken numerous critically acclaimed shows up to the Edinburgh and Adelaide Festivals and presented for BBC 6 Music.

    “Outrageously Funny.” Metro

    “Gorgeously talented.” Time Out



    Starting stand-up in 2010, Gary quickly established himself as an up-and-coming comedian. He has performed his infectious and self-deprecating observations in many of the UK’s most popular clubs.
    Gary has been a finalist in numerous national competitions and has garnered rave reviews from previous shows taken to Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    “Excellent, fresh material with a fresh style.” Comedy Store, Manchester

    Amazingly just £5 entry (or £4 in advance online)

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    HISTORY & INFORMATION The award winning The Good Ship Comedy Club is set in the heart of Kilburn. It’s not only become the go-to venue for comedy for the locals of Kilburn, Queens Park, Maida Vale, Willesden and Cricklewood but its amazing line ups also draw in the crowds from much further afield as audiences come to see some of the top national and international acts the comedy circuit has to offer.

      From hot new ‘up and comers’ to the familiar faces of the televisions biggest comedy shows The Good Ship Comedy Club has seen the who’s who of comedy come and play this wonderful north west London venue. Special guest have previously included Omid Djalili, Reg D Hunter, Richard Herring, Josie Long, Simon Munnery, Stewart Lee and many many more!


        A&B Aaron Counter Adam Bloom Adam Tempest Alfie Brown Amadeus Martin Andi Osho Andrew Lawrence Andrew O’Neill Andrew Watts Andy Zaltzman Asli Akbay Ben Van Der Velde Benny Boot Brett Goldstein Broderick Chow Carl Donnelly Charlie Baker Chris Martin Chris Mayo Christina Martin Claire Stroud Colin Owen Craig Campbell Dan Antopolski Dan Evans Dan Thompson Darshan Sanghrajka David Meech David Whitney Del Strain Dizzy Bryan Donald Mack Duncan Bolt Dylan Bray Erich McElroy Gareth Beliner Gary Colman Gary Delaney Gerry Howell Grainne Maguire Hal Cruttenden Hannah Dunleavy Helen Arney Henning Wehn Hils Barker Holly Burn Holly Walsh Iain Lee Ian Cognito Ilan Elson Schwab Imran Yusef James Mullinger James Sherwood Jane Bostock Jane Hill Janey Godley Jarred Christmas Jason John Whitehead Jason Rouse Jessica Fostekew Jim Grant Jimmy McGhie Jo Caufield Jo Romero Jody Kamali Joe Bor Joe Wilkinson Joey Page Jon Richardson Jonathan Elston Josh Howie Juliet Meyers Kate Smurthwaite Kevin Precious Kevin Shepherd Lee ’Nelsy’ Nelson Lewis Shaeffer Lou Sanders Lucy Porter Luke Toulson Mark Allen Mark Restuccia Martin Davies Matt Crosby Matt Green Matt Kirshen Matthew Earley Matthew Osbourne Maureen Younger Meryl O’Rourke Michael Fabbri Michael Legge Mike Belgrave Mike Manera Mike O’Donovan Milton Jones Nat Luurtsema Nathan Caton Nick Cowen Nick Doody Nick Page Nick Pettigrew Norman Lovett Paddy Lennox Pat Burtscher Patrick Monahan Paul F Taylor Paul Harry Alan Paul Ricketts Paul T Eyres Pippa Evans Prince Abdi Rachel Anderson Reginald D Hunter Richard Coughlan Richard Herring Richard Sandler Rob Coleman Rob Deering Robin Ince Roddy Fraser Ronnie Rigsby Rosie Wilby Ross Ashcroft Sajeela Kershi Sara Pascoe Scott Capurro Shazia Mirza Simon Fielder Simon Munnery Sion James Sol Bernstein Stephen Carlin Stephen Merchant Steve Day Steve Hall Steve Parry Steve Weiner Stewart Lee Stuart McCure Sully O’Sullivan Suzy Bennett Terry Saunders Terry The Odd Job Man The Dog Eared Collective Tiernan Douieb Tiffany Stevenson Tom Goodliffe Tom Wrigglesworth Tomi Walamies Tommy Mack Tony Cowards Tony Law Trevor Lock Wez Zaharuk Will Hodgson Wilson DixonZoe Lyons


      Aaron Counter Adam Bloom Adam Tempest Al Pitcher Albion Gray Alex Maple Alyssa Kyria Amy Button Andrew Lawrence Andrew Stanley Andrew Wallace Ava Vidal Ben Norris Benny Boot Bob Mills Bobby Slayer Brendon Burns Brett Goldstein Brett Sharpe Brian Gittins Broderick Chow Broken Biscuits Cardinal Burns Carl Donnelly Catie Wilkins Chris Addison Chris Martin Chris Mayo Chris Molineux Christian Lee Craig Murray Crispin Flintoff Daniel Hoy Daniel Rigby Danielle Ward Darren Ruddell Dave Thompson David Meech David Mulholland David Whitney Del Strain Doc Brown Eric Lampaert Fergus Craig Gary Coleman George Ryegold Gerry Howell Grainne McGuire Helen Arney Henning Wehn Henry Ginsberg Henry Paker Hils Barker Holly Burn Holly Walsh Howard Read Ian Cognito Ian Stone Imran Yusuf Inder Mancoha Isy Suttie Jack Whitehall James Acaster James Kettle James Mullinger Jane Hill Janice Phayre Jessica Fostekew Jim Grant Joanna Neary Joanne Lau Joe Bor Joe Lycett Joe Rowntree Joe Wilkinson John Gordillo John Kearns Joleed Farah Jon Brittain Jon Kudlick Jon Richardson Josh Howie Josh Widdicombe Josie Long Julian Dean Juliet Meyers Kevin Dewsbury Lee ‘Nelsy’ Nelson Lenny Beige Lenny Peters Liam Mullone Liz Carr Luke Benson Luke McQueen Luke Roberts Luke Stephen Luke Toulson Maff Brown Magnus Betner Mark Dandy Mark Restuccia Martin Davies Matt Green Matt Kirshen Matt Rudge Matthew Crosby Meryl O’Rourke Mike O Donovan Mike Wilmot Milton Jones Miriam Elia Moonfish Rhumba Nathaniel Metcalfe Nick Helm Nick Rado Papa CJ Pappy’s Fun Club Pat Burtscher Pat Monahan Paul Foot Paul Harry Allen Paul McCaffrey Paul T Eyres Pete Firman Phil Kay Phil Nichol Pippa Evans Prince Abdi Quincy Rachel Stubbings Reg D Hunter Richard Herring Richard Sandling Rob Coleman Rob Deering Rob Rouse Robert White Robin Ince Roddy Fraser Roland Gent Rowena Hayley Ryan McDonnell Sajeela Kershi Sanderson Jones Sara Pascoe Scott Capurro Seann Walsh Shappi Khorsandi Shazia Mirza Simon Donald Simon Munnery Stuart Black Stuart McCure Stuckey and Muray Susan Murray Tania Edwards The Roaring Boys Tim Clark Tom Basden Tom Goodliffe Tom Rosenthal Tommy Campbell Tony Law Trevor Lock Vikki Stone Wes Zaharuk Wouter Meijs Yari Perelmuter Zoe Lyons


      Abandoman Adam Bloom Adam Tempest Addy Van De Borgh Adeel Amini Al Pitcher Alex Maple Alex Mariony Alex Perry Alexsis Dubus Andrew Doyle Andrew Lawrence Andrew O’Neil Ashley Frieze Ava Vidal Bobby Carroll Broderick Chow Bryan Lacey Bryan Walsh Carey Marx Carl Donnelly Catie Wilkins Celia Paquola Chris Mayo Chris Norton Walker Chris Stokes Christian Manley Christian Reilly Chuquai Billy Claire Stroud Colin Owens Damian Kingsley Damion Larkin Dan Antopolski Dan Louw Dan Wright Daniel Rigby Daniel Smith Danny Hurst Danny Steele Darrin Rose Darshan Sanghrajka Dave Twentyman David Baker David Bibby David Whitney Del Strain Diane Morgan Doc Brown Dougie Dunlop Ed O’Meara Edward Aczel Eric Lampaert Erich McElroy Gareth Morinan George Ryegold Gerry Howell Gordon Southern Hannah Warman Henning When Henry Ginsberg Hils Barker Holly Burnk Holly Walsh Ian Stone Imran Yusuf Ione Harding Isy Suttie Iszi Lawrence James Sherwood James W Smith Jamie Glassman Jen Brister Jessica Fostekew Joe Bor Joe Rowntree John Kearns Johnny Armstrong Jonathan Elston Josh Howie Josie Long Julian Deane Kate Smurthwaite Keith Platt Kishore Nayar Lenny Peters Liam Mullone Liam Speirs Lindsay Sharman Liz Carr Loretta Maine Lou Sanders Luke Graves Luke Stephen Magnus Betner Marcel Lucont Mark Restuccia Mark Simmons Martin Hill Matt Green Matt Hatdock Michael Mooney Mickey Anderson Mike Manera Mike O Donovan Mike Wozniak Milton Jones Naz Ozmanoglu Neil Cole Neil McFarlane Nick Helm Nick Revell Ninia Benjamin Nishant Kumar Nobbo Johnson Patrick Monohan Paul Harry Allen Paul Ricketts Paul Sinha Paul T Eyres Pete Teckman Peter Firman Phil Nichol Philberto Pippa Evans Rayguns are Real Enough Rhys Jones Ro Campbell Rob Deering Roland Gent Rosie Wilby Sanderson Jones Scott Capurro Shazia Mirza Simon Feilder Simon Munnery Stephen Grant Steve Hall Susan Murray Suzi Ruffell Sy Thomas Taff Khaliq Tania Edwards Toby Muresianu Tom Allen Tom Rosenthal Tommy Etlling Tony Law Trevor Lock Luke Benson Wes Zaharuk William Andrews Yariv Perelmuter Zoe Lyons


      Abandoman Adam Buxton Adrian Poynton Alex Maple Alex Marion Alfie Brown Andi Osho Andrew Bird Andrew Lawrence Arnab Chanda Asher Treleaven Ben Crellin Ben Target Benny Boot Bethany Black Bobby Carroll Bobby Mair Brett Goldstein Bridget Christie Bryan Walsh Carey Marx Carly Smallman Chris Martin Dan And Dan Dan Antopolski Dane Baptiste Daniel Smith Danielle Ward Darrin Rose Darshan Sanghrajka Dave Hill David Mills David Shore David Whitney Dylan Bray Eddie Kadi Ellie Taylor Elliott Tiney Fredrick Andersson Gareth Morinan Gary Tro Gavin Inskip Gordon Southern Grainne Maguire Hannah Warman Helen Arney Henry Ginsberg Holly Burn Holly Walsh Horse and Louis Ian Smith Imran Yusuf Inder Manocha Inel Tomlinson Iona Dudley-Ward James Acaster James W Smith Javier Jarquin Jay Cowle Jay Foreman Jen Brister Jess Fostekew Jigsaw Joe Bor Joe Wells Joe Wilkinson Joel Dommett Jonny Awsum Joseph Wilson Josh Howie Josh Widdicombe Josie Long Julia Clark Juliet Meyers Kelly Kingham Kishore Nayar Lateef Lovejoy Laura Carr Lou Sanders Lucy Porter Luke Benson Luke Graves Mae Martin Marcel Lucont Mark Restuccia Mark Stephenson Markus Birman Martin Croser Matt Green Matt Richardson Matthew Crosby Matthew Highton Max Dickens Meryl O’Rourke Michael Fabbri Miles Lloyd Milton Jones Mitch Benn Mr. Cee Nathan Cassidy Nick Helm Nick Sun Ninia Benjamin Nishant Kumar Pappy’s Pat Burtscher Paul Harry Allen Paul Ricketts Paul Sinha Paul Sweeney Pete Firman Peter Buckley Hill Phil O’Shea Phil Wang Rayguns Look Real Enough Rhys Jones Rob Deering Robert White Rosie Wilby Sal Stevens Scott Capurro Simon Feilder Steve Aruni & Henry the Hoover Steve Day Steve Furst Stuart Goldsmith Suzi Ruffell Tez Ilyas The Beta Males Tiernan Douieb Toby Muresianu Toju Dagreat Tom Allen Tom Craine Tom Goodliffe Tom Toal Tom Webb Tommy Ettling Tommy Rowson Tony Law Trevor Lock Vahid Jahangard


        Aatif Nawaz Abandoman Adam Bloom Adam Hess Aidan Goatley Alex Holland Alex Maple Alfie Brown Alistair Barrie Andrea Hubert Andrew Doyle Andrew Lawrence Andrew O’Neill Andrew Watts Andy Davies Andy Zaltzman Angela Barnes Asher Treleaven Ava Vidal Barnaby Slater Bec Hill Ben Target Brett Goldstein Bryan Walsh Bush McCluskey Carey MarxCariad Lloyd Carly Smallman Celia Pacquola Chris Coltrane Dan and Dan Dan Antopolski Dana Alexander Dane Baptiste Danny Ward Darius Davies David Mills David Whitney Doc Brown Ed Aczel Elis James Ellie Taylor Elliot Tiney Eric Lampaert Gareth Morinan Gary Tro Gerry Howell Giada Garofalo Grainne Maguire Cruttenden Helen Arney Imran Yusuf Inel Tomlinson Iszi Lawrence James Acaster James Mullinger James Redmond James W Smith Javier Jarquin Jay Foreman Jessica Fostekew Joe Bor Joe Lycett Joel Dommett John Hastings John-Luke Roberts Jonny Awsum Johnny and the Baptists Josh Howie Joe Lycett Juliet Meyers Katerina Vrana Katie Mulgrew Kishore Nayar Lateef Lovejoy Lenny Peters Lloyd Griffiths Lucy Porter Luisa Omielan Luke Benson Luke Stephen Mae Martin Marc Burrows Marcel Lucont Marcus Brigstocke Mark Restuccia Mark Smith Marlon Davis Martin Croser Matt Forde Matt Green


        Abandoman Andy Zaltzman Aidan Goatley Andi Osho Andrea Hubert Archie Maddocks Barry Castagnola Bobby Mair Ben Van Der Velde Benny Boot Bob Mills Brian Gittins Bryan Lacey Carey Marx Chris Martin Chris Turner Dane Baptiste Darren Walsh David Jesudason Elliot Steel Fin Taylor Funmbi Omotayo Harriet Kemsley Hal Cruttenden Iain Stirling Ian Stone Isy Suttie Ivo Graham Jack Barry Jack Rooke Jack Samuel Warner Jarred Christmas Jim Tavare Jo Caulfield Joe Bor Joe Rowntree Joe Wells John Hastings John Thomson Jonny & The Baptists Josh Widdecombe Juliet Stephens Katie Mulgrew Keith Farnan Kwame Asante Larry Dean Liam Speirs Lucy Frederick Lucy Porter Luke Graves Mark Restuccia Matt Forde Matt Rees Matt Richardson Mike Wozniak Milo McCabe Mitch Benn Moataz Hamdi Nathan Caton Neil McFarlane Nick Helm Patrick Monahan Patrick Morris Paul Tonkinson Norman Lovett Paul Chowdry Paul F Taylor Paul Thorne Pete Firman Philip Simon Pierre Novellie Piff The Magic Dragon Ria Lina Rhys James Rob Deering Robert White Romesh Ranganathan Rosie Wilby Sam Savage Sam Wong Sara Pascoe Sean McLoughlin Simon Munnery Simon Donald Sol Bernstein Sopie Hagen Stephen Carlin Terry Alderton Tom Davis Tom Deacon Tom Hayward Tom Toal Tom Wrigglesworth Tony Law Vikki Stone Zoe Lyons


      Jim Campbell Holly Walsh David Jesudason Darren Walsh Ed Aczel Matthew Highton Amy Howerska Abandoman Andrew O’Neill Nish Kumar Allyson J Smith Evelyn Mok Chris Coltrane Marcel Lucont Andrea Hubert Amir Khoshokhan The Storybeast Zoe Lyons, Paul F Taylor Sofie Hagen Tez Ilyas Keith Farnan Tom Toal Lee Nelson Olaf Falafel Sir Ian Bowler Joel Dommet Inel Tomlinson Ava Vidal Archie Maddocks Hill & Wheedon Harriet Kemsley Gary Tro Dave Green Ed Gamble Daniel Simonsen Lindsay Sharman Stu Richards