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    Monday 6th October 2014



    Toby has been a stand-up comedian for over 15 years, being the resident compere at the multi-award winning XS Malarkey comedy club in Fallowfield, Manchester, since 1997. He also hosts New Stuff at The Comedy Store in Manchester every fortnight, and filled a similar role at The Limelight comedy club in Crewe for a number of years. Toby has also performed regularly at Robin Ince’s Book Club and Robin Ince’s School For Gifted Children, appeared alongside Marcus Brigstocke, Phill Jupitus, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Hattie Hayridge in the improv tour Totally Looped and was one of The Unbroadcastable Radio Show (topical sketch group) at The Comedy Store every month between 2003-2009.

    Toby is also one of the foremost authorities on Dr.Who inside or outside of the comedy communuity. It’s beyond an obsession, it’s a lifestyle. This has led to two Whovian shows, both of which have received critical acclaim: ‘Moths Ate My Dr.Who Scarf’ and ‘My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver’.

    “Very, very funny.” The Guardian

    “Likeable, self-deprecating and armed with impeccable timing.” The Dubliner

    “A comedy genius.” Metro


    Luke’s easy going and confident stage presence creates a natural rapport with the audience and a comfortable atmosphere with crowds of all ages. He tells stories and every day observations with the strong regular punchlines of a one liner comic.

    “A brilliant young comic bursting with promise.” Arthur Smith


    We’re delighted to welcome Ari – a fully-fledged American star who comes with a recommendation from none other than Brendon Burns. He has quite the pedigree: his comedy album went straight to #1 on iTunes and Amazon in the US for a week straight, he has done Just For Laughs in Montreal 4 times, has millions of YouTube views with his satirical character the Amazing Racist, plus he has a stand-up special on Comedy Central on which he hosts another show.

    You can see Ari on the Nasty Show at the Just For Laughs Festival and also and on his Comedy Central Programme This is Not Happening


    Stand-up and sketch writer Jonny Lennard is an original and exciting addition to the UK comedy circuit. His unique style of stand-up blends satire, surrealism and subtlety in a way that has garnered rave reviews up and down the country. With experience as a director, writer, editor and performer of comedy across all mediums Jonny is a versatile and creative comedian keen to show audiences something they haven’t seen before.

    “Oodles of original talent.” Chortle


    Fresh and unique, it’s a pleasure to spend time in Harriet’s company as she weaves her surreal and hilarious tales. An imitable raconteur, it’s easy to see how this new act is making a big noise. Harriet already has heads turning with her baffling tales of a misspent youth, and bewildering personal tales that are so ridiculous, they must be true. Establishing her own style of material and delivery after such a short time, means Harriet’s stock can only continue to rise.

    “Instinctively funny…seems certain to become a comic force to be reckoned with.” Chortle

    “She’s got funny bones.” Kevin Bridges



    Matt has been performing stand up comedy since 2003, and has appeared at venues all over the UK and across the world. His act is a mixture of high energy observational and topical jokes combined with more personal stories and anecdotes. He is also a highly experienced compere and is excellent at audience interaction.

    “Many of the crowd will be telling their pals about the time they witnessed Frankie Boyle do five minutes, but the discerning observer will recall it as the night they saw that really funny Matt Green.” The Scotsman

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


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 13th October 2014



    Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award in 2011 Angela Barnes has been on a startlingly brilliant upward trajectory that has included being a regular team member on Stand Up for the Week (Ch4) and Mock the Week, as well as writing for the New Quiz on her beloved Radio 4. This year she debuted her solo hour – ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ – to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival, which showcased her chatty, confessional, brutally honest and charmingly hilarious comedy.

    “Brilliantly funny.” Sarah Millican

    “She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic.” The Guardian

    “Contemplative, heart-warming and poignant, covering a myriad of topics you’d expect from a comic in her mid-to-late 30s – and some you wouldn’t. The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect.” **** Chortle


    A master of acting, writing and stand-up, Jess is currently in the cast of Edinburgh and Bloomsbury Theatre 5* sell out, mega-hit KNIGHTMARE LIVE. She has also just returned from Edinburgh having performed a brand new work in progress show called ‘The Something And The Apoplexy’. Voice wise, she is also super busy narrating the massive Itunes Festival’s Highlights Show and she is very excited to be the narrative voice of forthcoming brand new Sky Living documentary ’9 Months Later’.

    Jess is also a much in demand writer on Channel 4′s Stand Up For the Week and on BBC Radio 4′s The Now Show, News Quiz and Newsjack.

    “Intelligent humour and sharp, insightful stand up.” Evening Standard

    “There are plenty of comedians willing to dumb themselves down in order to win audience approval, but that’s not a game Jessica Fostekew is prepared to play…great fun, if not the sort of thing that’s likely to win over fans of Paddy McGuinness.” The Guardian


    We’ve got to keep a bit schtum on this one, but we’ve got a cracking special guest who’s popping by to road test some jokes before they get broadcast to millions on the tellybox. No names, but we’ll give you a nudge and a wink that this Foster’s Comedy Award comic has some of the best hair in the business, a vocabulary to rival The Bard and known for his electric appearances. Put that in your cryptic pipe and smoke it…


    In just 3 short years, Chris Betts has performed all across Canada, the UK and the United States at independent venues, comedy clubs, and international festivals including the Zulu Comedy Festival (Denmark) and SXSW (USA). Chris has a style that melds his easy charm and enthusiasm for the odd with his often dark and overwrought views of the world, a combination that no one is more surprised than he is that audiences of all types find thoroughly enjoyable. He is box fresh and match fit having just returned from the Edinburgh Festival where he performed as part of the highly respected Pleasance Reserve show.

    “Unhurried delivery that reeled the audience in… unflappable stage presence.” London is funny


    A fresh and exciting new voice in stand-up comedy, Jamali was recently crowned Chortle Student Comedian of the Year and there’s already much hype on the circuit about what he can achieve.

    “With quirky, unexpected asides – never has the word ‘quiche’ seemed so funny – Maddix genuinely feels like a fresh voice, and the crowd displayed a lot of love for him.” 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 20th October 2014



    Simon Munnery, also known by his stagenames of Alan Parker: Urban Warrior and The League Against Tedium, is an English comedy writer and experimental standup comedian. He performs mainly to an alternative audience but has pierced the mainstream both with his BBC Radio 1 show in 1997 and his BBC2 television series, Attention Scum! in 2001.

    Munnery’s experimental style is reified through his sartorial appearance: his tragically unfashionable glasses, homemade clothes (or clothes apparently donated to him by comedian Jeff Green), makeshift props, and dramatic facial hair. As ‘The League’ he often dons a hat crafted from a kettle and one of his standup shows is performed entirely with a metal bucket over his head.

    His standup is perhaps best described as often satirical, often political and almost always surreal. Munnery plays harmonica and his dialogue is full of quotable remarks, inviting comparison with Oscar Wilde, (“If you’ve only ever read one book in your life… I strongly recommend that you keep your mouth shut”).

    As recently/seen heard on Its Kevin, Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, The Culture Show, Alternative Comedy Experience and the News Quiz. Simon is a British Comedy Award nominee, Chortle Award winner, Perrier Award nominee, Barry Award winner and Sony Radio Award winner.

    “One of the most original and talented comics in the country.” The Observer

    “Clever, imaginative and thrilling.” ★★★★ Metro

    “Simon Munnery is an avant-garde comedy god. Ambitious, artistic and hugely funny.” ★★★★ Time Out


    Since his double-act HITCHCOCK’S HALF HOUR (“The new young gods of comedy” – The Sunday Times) won the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year Award in 1998, supported Harry Hill on tour and appeared on BBC1’s The Stand-Up Show, Neil has become an excellent, idiosyncratic stand-up comedian on the UK and international comedy circuit. He supported Russell Brand for much of his 2007 UK Tour, has MC’d big music events at the Royal Albert Hall, performed at festivals including DOWNLOAD and Camp Bestival, and is a regular guest on the cult improvised stand-up show Set-List.

    “Cole is a relaxed amiable presence at the mic, establishing an easy chemistry with his audience… Enjoyably bawdy, with impressive imaginative leaps.” The Scotsman

    “A good showing of inspired hilarity, from an adept pro.” Chortle


    Sarah Callaghan is one of the youngest comics on the circuit. Beautifully honest and infectiously upfront in style, she started performing in 2010 and quickly made her mark becoming a Funny Women finalist. Her unique stage persona has led to an impressive gig history with performances at some of the UK’s most famous venues. Sarah is also a gifted actor having trained at the legendary Second City School in Chicago. A raw, gutsy new talent, Sarah Callaghan is most definitely one to watch.

    “Smart, ballsy and funny – Sarah Callaghan really stands out from other new comics.”
    London is Funny


    A regular Good Ship favourite, John has been performing standup since 2006.He has won the Montreal Comedy Festival Home-grown Comedy Competition, has been called “one to watch” by the Comedy Network and was the only Canadian Finalist of the 2011 San Francisco Comedy Competition. In 2012 John moved to London England which gave him the opportunity to be featured on BBC radio 4, as a comedy correspondent and be selected to appear in the Comedy Reserve Showcase at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2013. He was also nominated twice for a Canadian Comedy Award.

    Since then he has been going from strength to strength entertaining audiences across the country engaging them with his sharp punchlines delivered through his observational storytelling style.

    “A strong calling card from a thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities…we’re in the hands of an appealing consummate pro.” Chortle


    Max Davis is a gifted comedian and writer with a talent for improvisation and a taste for the absurd.
    As well as establishing himself as one of the most exciting acts on the circuit, Max is currently working as a full-time contract writer for BBC Radio Comedy – following in the footsteps of Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Stephen Carlin and Angus Deaton. He has written for a number of BBC comedy shows including Dead Ringers, The News Quiz, The Now Show and is already developing his own sitcoms for television and radio.



    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 27th October 2014



    Nathan Caton’s charismatic and laidback style of stand up has seen him quickly establish himself on the comedy circuit. Regarded as one of the best young comics in the UK Nathan’s award-winning combination of personal and topical anecdotes has lead to appearances on BBC2′s Mock The Week, BBC3′s Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Radio 4′s Now Show, News Quiz and his BBC Radio 4 sitcom Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing being commissioned for two series with a third series due to air in 2014.

    “Laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media.” The Guardian

    “A slick performer with an unbeatable stage attitude and the confident air of someone much more experienced.” Chortle


    Performing all over the country Suzi has quickly established herself supporting Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges on tour. Ruffell’s first television appearance on BBC3’s Ed Comedy Fest Live and is soon to be performing on Comedy Centrals ‘Live From The Comedy Store’. She also recently recorded a two hour XFM Comedy Special as one of their featured comedy rising stars. Also she has been heard on Radio ones Lolz Lounge click here to watch the radio and Stephen K Amos’ Radio 4 show.

    Away from stand up Suzi is also a talented writer with her latest script a collaboration with award winning writer Jon Brittain being nominated for a BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Award which is now in development with BigTalk Productions. She has written for 8 out 10 Cats, The Last leg, Twit of the Year and Stand Up For The Week.

    “A real stand-up gem.” The Guardian


    We’ve got to keep a bit schtum on this one, but we’ve got a cracking special guest who’s popping by to road test some jokes before they get broadcast to millions on the tellybox. No names, but we’ll give you a nudge and a wink that this Foster’s Comedy Award comic has some of the best hair in the business, a vocabulary to rival The Bard and known for his electric appearances. Put that in your cryptic pipe and smoke it…


    Born in Sweden to immigrant Chinese parents, Evelyn Mok challenges pre-disposed norms by blending social commentary with sharp gags about everyday observations. With an inimitable delivery and a beautifully original perspective on many of life’s big issues, Evelyn approaches each topic with a refreshingly unapologetic attitude that had Steve Bennett of Chortle deem her “brutal but funny”.

    In her native Sweden, Mok is acknowledged as one of the country’s bright new stars and was named New Act of the Year in 2010. In the same year she opened for comedian Paul Foot on his club tour of the country and was commissioned by the Swedish National Broadcasting Network to create Evelyn’s Videoblog, a 10 part web sketch-series based on her shy and introverted comedy character of the same name. The success of the web-series led her to be cast in the swedish version of television show fonejacker in 2011 and in 2012 she received the One to Watch Award at the Swedish Stand Up Gala.

    Shortly thereafter she relocated to the UK, where she in 2013 was a finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards, performed at the Latitude festival and was part of Just the Tonic’s Big Value Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe.

    2014 saw Evelyn returning to the Latitude Festival, as well as being one of Time Out Comedy’s new talent choices for their Time Out Introduces showcase at the Southbank festival. She also went back to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year as part of the Pleasance’s Comedy Reserve Showcase.

    “Charmed the crowd from the off… and kept the audience in stiches throughout her set.“
    The Velvet Onion

    “Had everyone eating from the palm of her hand.“ Comedy Estonia


    As a stand up comedian, Paul has been entertaining comedy club crowds with his deadpan one-liners since 2011, whilst as a writer Paul has contributed to Radio 4′s That Mitchell and Webb Sound and
    The Odd Half Hour and to Radio 2′s Parson and Naylor’s Pullout Section.

    “Witty scenes with an impressive efficiency of precise language.” 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 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.

    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