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    Monday 5th October 2015



    If we were to use one word to describe Brendon Burns’ career it’d be “interesting”.

    This is not your everyday comic. Older, wiser, calmer (and after being fitted with a hearing aid, infinitely quieter) Brendon’s energy is still enticing. His turn of phrase is coarse yet oddly eloquent, whilst remaining fully accessible and intensely loveable. Never pompous and ever self-deprecating he just somehow seems to get away with murder. Not so much an “edgy truth-sayer” but a traditionally harmless and inclusive warm-hearted court jester. His influence is ubiquitous throughout the stand up world. Often replicated but never matched, his shows aren’t just extended sets, Burns specialises in creating experiences: forever experimenting with the form and throwing himself new challenges.

    Ask around and you’ll find every comic on the international scene has a funny Brendon Burns story. A, “They were there the night he…” tale.

    Sure he’s critically acclaimed, a comic’s comic and something of a cult figure. But, above all, he’s… well… interesting.

    “A comedians’ comedian… a perennial mischief-maker.” ★★★★ Chortle

    “Sure to delight… Burns is in mischievous form.” ★★★★ Fest Magazine

    “His peers are not other stand ups but more from the literary World. Burns is the William Burroughs and Charles Bukowski of stand up.” Guardian

    “Not only has he been pushing back the boundaries of taste for years, I’m quite certain he has no idea where they are.” Jimmy Carr


    For the best part of the last 5 years, Chris Purchase has earned his living making people laugh, a skill he has been honing his whole life. Since becoming a professional comedian in 2009, Chris has taken his talents all over the country, shared the stage with some of the best comedians in the world at venues like the Comedy Store, the Glee clubs and The Stand and has headlined Boardmasters festival in Cornwall for 4 years. His multiple award-winning talent has gained high praise from critics and comedians alike.

    “Top stuff. You were confident, funny and self depreciating.” Jack Whitehall


    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.

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

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


    Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Dana Alexander started stand-up when she was 18, going on to establish herself as a regular at such clubs as the Yuk Yuk’s chain. Billed as the only black female comic on the Canadian comedy circuit, she voted a ‘best discovery’ by Now Magazine in 2006.

    She moved to the UK in 2011, making her Edinburgh Fringe debut that same year. She was then nominated for best club comic in the 2012 Chortle Awards and soon after appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News. Dana continues to draw her material from her diverse lifestyle, from her gay friends to her crazy Jamaican family. She is a comic you definitely do not want to miss.

    “Like a gift from the Comedy Gods.” The Herald

    “An ebullient and instantly likable presence on stage.” Arts Desk


    Tamar Broadbent is a comedian and award-winning songwriter. Her song ‘Patrick’ was featured on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Fresh From the Fringe’, a showcase of new and exciting comedy acts from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tamar performed her debut comedy show, ALMOST EPIC, at the Underbelly, Edinburgh in 2013. This was followed by a sell-out run at The Leicester Square Theatre in November. Her second show, ALL BY MY SELFIE, was a musical comedy about shame, self-loathing and gin. It previewed in London, Brighton and Lithuania, before having a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year.

    Television credits include Zoe in Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People (BBC 2013), Bill and Doctors. Recent gigs include the Comedy Cafe, Komedia Brighton, London Zoo Lates, Finger in the Pie Cabaret (Madame Jojos) and the London Cabaret Awards. Tamar gigs regularly as a musical comedian, and is often seen transporting a keyboard across London that is twice the size of her own body.

    “Talented, bright and funny. I predict a great future.” Michael Palin.

    “Lightning fast comedic strokes, side-splitting timing, and an impressive set of pipes.” ***** Broadway Baby



    Consisting of 60% belly button hair and 40% stupid comments about whatever’s in front of his nose, Ben has been entertaining crowds nationwide for years and galaxy-wide for centuries, using a contraption that the CIA would bloody love to get their hands on.

    “A life-giving compere.” Chortle

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


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 12th October 2015


    Chortle Award winning Ed Gamble is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He is currently starring in BBC America’s first original comedy commission Almost Royal, a new spoof reality series in which Ed plays Georgie Carlton, 50th in line to the throne. Following its success in the US, the series is now being transmitted on E4.

    Ed has provided national tour support for Greg Davies’ shows Firing Cheeseballs At A Dog and The Back of My Mum’s Head, as well as for Russell Kane and Chris Addison, and was awarded Best Compere at the Chortle Awards 2014.
    He has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, performing as both a solo stand up and alongside Ray Peacock as part of Peacock and Gamble. Ed Gamble and Ray Peacock are the only acts to make a return appearance on the show. He has also performed on Dave’s One Night Stand, Virtually Famous and Sweat the Small Stuff, and has written for Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and Ask Rhod Gilbert, among others.

    For five years Ed was co-writer and host of the iTunes topping and Chortle Award nominated Peacock and Gamble Podcast. Together, Peacock & Gamble present programmes for BBC Radio 4 Extra’s The Comedy Club and starred in Warm Up for BBC Comedy Online. Ed currently co-hosts two shows for Fubar Radio: Peacock & Gamble with Ray Peacock, and The Rock Show with Joel Dommett.

    “An ability to open his mouth and spontaneously say something hysterically funny.” The Guardian

    “Moments of stupendous invention.” List


    Ash Frith started gigging in 2011 and has enjoyed performing with some of the best acts on the UK comedy circuit ever since. Ash enjoyed a great 2013 providing support for Russell Kane and Terry Alderton on theatre dates. Ash Performed in the West End Show “Cornucopia” the extravaganza hosted by The Boy With Tape on His Face, and was resident MC for a month of shows at London’s Outside the Box comedy club performing with huge names from the UK circuit including Omid Djalili, Andrew Lawrence and Jarred Christmas.


    Stephen Bailey, is making noise on the comedy circuit by being fun, charming and sassy. A skilled improviser, Stephen is “annoyingly sharp” (The New Current) and is known for mixing up his material covering everything from celeb antics, to his relationships with and even adds some local flavour – all done with “fantastic natural wit and charisma” (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). His infamous gossips are “warm and affectionate yet no less biting in its wit” (The Gay UK), which made him perfect choice to be first ever MC at Stonewall’s Summer Party (having the distinct pleasure to not only host the night but introduce the phenomenal Beverley Knight.)

    “Refreshing to watch, a comic who is so beautifully comfortable in his self that the show he has created is rich with positivity.” The New Current

    “Stephen Bailey dominates the stage.” Chortle


    An Egyptian-American comedian, born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Maria Shehata has traveled the globe charming audiences with her unlikely blend of Mid-east and American Mid-west perspectives.

    Maria’s stand up has been featured on Comedy Central’s “The Watch List,” Showtime’s “Bridging the Gap,” and Nuvo TV’s “Stand Up and Deliver,” as well as the critically acclaimed films “Just Like Us” and the “The Cradle of Comedy.” Most recently, she has won Best Comedian at the Hollywood Festival of New Cinema, and her web series “My Super-Overactive Imagination” won Best Comedy at the Miami Web Fest, where she was also nominated for Best Actress.

    “Maria Shehata has a Janeane Garafalo type swagger to her, both funny and entertaining.” LA Times

    “Maria is my favorite little Egyptian.” Jim Gaffigan


    Purveyor of frank, hilarious and musical filth Carly Smallman has been leaving audience in stitches since she hit the comedy circuit in 2009. Since then she’s appeared on ‘The Rob Brydon Show’ (BBC2) and will soon be performing at the GQ Comedy Gala at the Hammersmith Apollo.

    “Smallman already has the presence of a 20-year comedy veteran. Her delightful appearance and cheery persona juxtaposed with wonderfully filthy songs make her the most exciting female act in the country right now.” GQ Magazine

    “Delightfully ebullient.” Time Out



    Consisting of 60% belly button hair and 40% stupid comments about whatever’s in front of his nose, Ben has been entertaining crowds nationwide for years and galaxy-wide for centuries, using a contraption that the CIA would bloody love to get their hands on.

    “A life-giving compere.” Chortle

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


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 19th October 2015



    Mae Martin is a writer and stand-up comedian. Mae trained in improvisation and sketch comedy for four years at the Toronto outpost of the internationally acclaimed comedy institution, The Second City. Notable alumni of Second City in both Toronto and Chicago include Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carrell, Mike Myers, Dan Aykroyd, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy and Bill Murray.

    Performing comedy since she was aged 13, Mae received her first Canadian Comedy Award nomination at 15, and at 16 made her Canadian television debut on The Comedy Network’s Cream of Comedy. Since moving to the UK in 2011, she has established a fervent young following and was awarded Best international Performer at the Brighton Fringe and has been a finalist in The Hackney New Act of the Year Awards, The Musical Comedy Awards and the Amused Moose Laughter Awards.

    It was Mae’s appearance as the stand-up guest on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) that first catapulted her into the consciousness of the UK’s online teen community. The clip now has half a million views on YouTube, and Mae has emerged as a bright new role model for nervous teens everywhere. In Mae we now have comedy’s most naturally charismatic young storyteller. She finds her punch lines in thoroughly unlikely places – combining wickedly astute social observation with nostalgic references to her pseudo-anguished past.

    After supporting Nina Conti on her UK wide tour in early 2014, Mae remounted her Edinburgh fringe show Slumber Party at The Soho Theatre for two sold out nights which was recorded and released for iTunes the following Autumn and is Mae’s first commercial stand-up release.

    Fuelled by the quarter-life anxieties of London’s twenty-somethings, in Slumber Party Mae resurrects the awkward moments of her adolescence. Drawing razor-sharp comparisons between the hopes and aspirations she held in her teens with the social quandaries she copes with in her daily life, Mae paints herself as the innocent trier her audience all aim to be. This is a charm-offensive from a truly masterful anecdotist.

    Mae has enjoyed many live appearances on radio throughout 2014, such as performing stand-up for The Phil and Alice Show’s Lolz Lounge for BBC Radio 1 and again for their Live at the Edinburgh Festival feature, as well as Series 2 of live comedy night Sabotage for BBC Radio 4 Extra and again for the third series of Life: An Idiots Guide where Stephen K Amos and some of the comedy circuit’s best stand-ups attempt to unravel the knotty problems of modern life.

    “An intelligent bag of cartoonish energy.” ***** The Mirror

    “Interesting, hugely likeable and, above all else, very funny.” ***** Chortle


    Multi-award winning comedian and Chortle Best Newcomer nominee 2012 Matt Rees has generated a huge buzz on the circuit over the past couple of years with his unique brand of well-crafted gags and acerbic delivery earning him high praise from audiences and critics alike. The young Welshman supported the sublime Elis James on tour and formed part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012.

    “A properly original comedy mind.” Guardian

    “A gem in the form of a laconic youngster with an instinctive comedic talent.” Metro


    Joe recently won the Fosters South Comedian Of The Year comedy competition. He began his comedy career in 2010. His dry wit and likeable personality soon established him as a favourite on the Brighton Comedy circuit. In 2012 Joe reached the semi-finals of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition.

    Last year Joe joined Adam Race and Mike Cox to form trio JAM Comedy. They took their first stand-up show to the Edinburgh Festival and it was an instant hit, receiving popular and critical acclaim. In September 2013 Joe won a place in the final of the Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Awards.

    This summer Joe teamed up again with Mike to perform an all-new JAM Comedy show for three nights at the Etcetera Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe. And have taken show to The Edinburgh Festival in 2015.
    Joe gigs regularly at clubs in London, Brighton and the South-East including the well-known Krater Comedy Club at the Komedia.

    “Opening with his tightly written and very funny material…the bar has been set mighty high.” Latest 7

    “He tells them well and with an off-hand wit.” Chortle


    A finalist in a many of the most prestigious new act competitions, Thomas is increasingly on the radar of promoters and punters alike for his unique style. You will find him in London and the British beyond taking you sideways, on his search for meaning, through the familiar worlds of carpet adverts, supermarkets, impersonations and tales of teenage love. Thomas was also a finalist in last year’s BBC New Comedian of the Year Award.

    “Fine writing, evoking silly images and ideas, combines with a distinctive look and a deliberate, well-spoken delivery to make him memorable.” Chortle

    “Inventive stand-up Thomas Ward; a spaced-out, sometimes poetic comic with a terrifying fringe, and a very funny take on the world.” The Stage


    Roz Ryan is a Brighton-based comic, who often ventures out from behind the Hummus Curtain/The South Downs to tell audiences her “comic personal tales peppered with astute and cynical observations on life” (Guide2Brighton). She recently reached the semi-finals of Funny Women, and was awarded runner-up in the Fosters South Coast Comedian competition last year.

    She performed her first Brighton Fringe show, Pigs in Gin, this year – along with a friend and various special guests – and then took the show to Edinburgh Fringe in August to rapturous indifference. Roz loves a gin and tonic, Monster Munch crisps and her other half – but not for the reasons you might think…

    “Polished delivery, charming persona and well honed gags.” Latest7



    Consisting of 60% belly button hair and 40% stupid comments about whatever’s in front of his nose, Ben has been entertaining crowds nationwide for years and galaxy-wide for centuries, using a contraption that the CIA would bloody love to get their hands on.

    “A life-giving compere.” Chortle

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


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 26th October 2015


    This week’s headliner is a full-on, gold-plated, acid-tongued comedy legend in the form of SCOTT CAPURRO. There’s is virtually nothing Scott hasn’t done, whether it’s win the prestigious Perrier Award in 1994, headline every club worth it’s salt around the globe or star in “Mrs.Doubtfire” with Robin Williams. His act is brutal and any prisoners it does take are mercilessly mocked and left for dead. You will absolutely laugh until you’re broken.

    “There are some topics which just aren’t suitable for comedy. Luckily for us Scott hasn’t worked out which ones they are yet. He’s filthy, camp and utterly fearless. There’s also a huge amount of heart and intelligence at work in this show if you really listen carefully to what he’s actually saying.” Time Out

    “Yet accept the ferocious, corrosive material in the provocative spirit it’s intended, and it is brilliantly, shockingly funny. So far beyond the pale that the only reaction IS to laugh, partly out of discomfort, partly out of the sheer audacity of it all.” Chortle *****


    Ingrid moved to the UK from Norway in 2002. She performed her first comedy gig in July 2011 and 30 gigs later won a coveted place in the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition at the Gilded Balloon. Her set at the final was selected to appear on the Culture Show’s coverage of the Edinburgh Festival for BBC2.

    In October 2012 Ingrid also competed in the final of the inaugural Squawker Awards at the Brighton Comedy Festival. She delivered a blistering set during the fiercely contested competition and was deservedly announced the Winner. The winner’s prize included a spot at the Best of the Fest show at the Brighton Dome. Despite her newcomer status, Ingrid’s confident performance received rapturous applause from the 1400 strong crowd.

    “Always quirky, an engaging oddball with innate funny-bones.” Chortle


    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


    Christian Talbot is a stand-up comedian from Dublin, based in Northern Ireland. In 2012 he was one of the finalists in Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball “World’s Shortest Gig” ( He lost out to a magician called Piff in an ill-fitting green dragon suit) and came runner-up in the Galway Comedy Festival “Comedy Slam”.

    In August 2013, he brought his show “Funeral Addict” to the Free Sisters at the Edinburgh Free Festival Fridge and was runner-up in the Edinburgh Heat of the BBC New Comedy Award.

    In August 2014, he brought his show “Hello Cruel World” to Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and won the Malcolm Hardee Cunning Stunt Award.

    In August 2015 he brought his shown “Christian Talbot is Shite at Being Irish” to Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    “An absolutely engaging performer. The women next to me nearly dislocated something, so much was she laughing. Can’t say fairer than that.” The Scotsman

    “Talbot has a show which has the potential to be a hit at home and abroad.” ★★★★ Ed Fest Mag


    Ruth Less is the missing Olsen triplet, an aspiring balaclava model/radio actress, and winner of Miss Twin Peaks 2013. Her work has been seen at Glastonbury, Barbican, Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe and in Staffordshire… A question she frequently ponders is, ‘If a gimp falls in a forest and no one sees, is it still called Forest Gimp?’ She is simply looking for someone who’ll love her without her makeup on.



    Consisting of 60% belly button hair and 40% stupid comments about whatever’s in front of his nose, Ben has been entertaining crowds nationwide for years and galaxy-wide for centuries, using a contraption that the CIA would bloody love to get their hands on.

    “A life-giving compere.” Chortle

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


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 2nd November 2015




    Returning to our stage after yet another hugely successful Edinburgh Fringe, and taking a break from his 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


    Jenny moved from the Welsh mountains to the Big Smoke in 2010 and has since embarked upon a career in stand-up comedy. The past 18 months have been spectacular for her as she was crowned Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, Hobgoblin New Act of the Year and appeared on BBC Radio 4 and The Rhod Gilbert Show. A mix of warm filth and inventive wordplay, Jenny’s set is always a winner.

    “Very likeable…Clearly a rising star.” Evening Standard

    “One to watch.” Edinburgh Evening News

    “Ace… Strong set… Strong persona.” London is Funny


    After winning the Piccadilly Comedy Club’s New Comedian of the Year 2014 competition, Alistair is already on his way to the top. His high energy and charismatic stage presence have seen him tick off a number of high profile competitions, reaching the finals for The Leicester Square Theatre New Act, The Amused Moose Laugh Off, and the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2013.

    A genuine joke machine, Alistair is one of those rare commodities in the comedy world with his consistent ability to produce new material of the highest standard. However long you give him, you are sure to get a set packed with gags from start to finish.

    “Possesses a rough diamond charm.” Chortle


    Paul Flannery is best known as the creative Director behind Knightmare Live, the critically acclaimed stage revival of the cult TV show. Paul is currently working on a solo endeavour called The MMORPG Show; a heady combination of D&D and improvised comedy.


    Igor performed his first full season in Edinburgh last year with his show How I Learned English – frequently selling out his venue at Pleasance. A hugely popular comic back in Russia (where stand up comedy is still embryonic), Igor is one of GQ’s “five new faces of Russian humour”.

    He has performed around the UK and Europe after being spotted by Dylan Moran. Of Igor, Dylan says: “Meerson is a wonderful comedian. He is the wise and funny Grandmother you always wanted. And he can shrug using only his face. Go see him or he will find you and complain. Bring soup.”



    Consisting of 60% belly button hair and 40% stupid comments about whatever’s in front of his nose, Ben has been entertaining crowds nationwide for years and galaxy-wide for centuries, using a contraption that the CIA would bloody love to get their hands on.

    “A life-giving compere.” Chortle

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


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 9th November 2015


    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


    Scottish comedian Matt Winning has been performing since 2009 and quickly gained a reputation as an exciting new act after winning the Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2011 and appearing in the final of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2012. He also reached the final of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards in 2010, as himself, and again in 2011, as a character.

    Matt is also the co-creator of the cult show ‘Bearpit Podcast Podcast’ in which he performs monthly at the Invisible Dot in London with Mat Ewins, John Kearns, Adam Hess, Fin Taylor, Richard Gadd and Lolly Adefope.

    He has performed in several mixed-bill shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe including The Comedy Zone in 2013 with Lucy Beaumont, Tommy Rowson and Carl Hutchinson. Matt also appeared in BBC Scotland TV show Scot Squad and has written for the Comedy Unit and BBC Radio Scotland.

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

    “He has one-liners to rival Tim Vine’s funniest joke awards.” The List


    Mike started performing stand-up comedy in July 2011. He reached the semi-finals of both So You Think You’re Funny in 2012 and The Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Competition in 2013.

    In August 2013, Mike teamed up with Joe Foster and Adam Race to present JAM Comedy, a triple-header stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe. The show was a critical and popular success.

    In 2014 Mike reached the final of the Comedy Gladiators Competition and in July was announced the winner of the Fosters South Coast Comedian of the Year Award. As part of the prize, Mike won spots at the Southsea Show and at the famous Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club.


    Barry Ferns has been writing and performing comedy since he was 17 years old. At that tender age he won the Glastonbury Festival Comedy competition and was described by Matt Lucas as “One of the best new acts I have ever seen”.

    He promptly gave up stand-up for 15 years
    (To pursue Sketch Comedy)

    As a writer of Sketch Comedy he wrote for BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4 and for E4. In March 2008 he began writing, producing and directing a series of 12 short comedy films which were completed in September 2011. He finally started stand-up again in September 2010 (he made a few attempts in 2008 as well, but they lacked conviction). He now runs Angel Comedy – A Comedy Club in Islington that runs 7 nights a week, and performs up and down the country at various other events.

    In 2013 he won the Malcom Hardee Award at the Edinburgh Festival.

    “Surreal Genius.” **** The Metro

    “So funny someone should call a paramedic.” The Guardian


    American comedienne Robyn Perkins has been bringing her ace jokes to comedy clubs around the UK and US since 2011. She MCs frequently, including a weekly professional standup night in Battersea – Laugh Train Home – and is a witty, chatty opening and middle act for clubs around the country. In 2015, Robyn will be a part of AAA at The Pleasance in Edinburgh, having been a finalist in several prestigious comedy competitions, including English Comedian of the Year in 2014.

    “Material is sharp, insightful, touching, but above all really, really funny.” Three Weeks



    Consisting of 60% belly button hair and 40% stupid comments about whatever’s in front of his nose, Ben has been entertaining crowds nationwide for years and galaxy-wide for centuries, using a contraption that the CIA would bloody love to get their hands on.

    “A life-giving compere.” Chortle

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


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 16th November 2015


    Ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The Independent, Ian Stone is one of the most talented topical acts and comperes in the country. Edgy and provocative, with an easy-going manner and self-depreciating style, Ian is at great ease bantering with an audience. He’s a member of the Comedy Store’s critically acclaimed ‘Cutting Edge’ team. Ian also received a nomination in 2012 for the BEST SHOW at the Leicester Comedy Festival Awards.

    He has performed all over the world including Comedy Festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Holland, France, Ireland and Germany. He’s entertained the troops in Kuwait, Bosnia,Kosovo, Cyprus and Afghanistan. He was the first British stand-up to perform in Moscow and the first performer to appear for The Comedy Store in Mumbai.

    Ian is a regular fixture on radio and TV, having regularly featured on Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Fighting Talk, as well as being the current host of Rock and Roll Football on Absolute Radio.

    “Seriously funny.” The Guardian

    “Like a cross between Tony Hancock and Frankie Howerd. Stone is probably better than we deserve. Ultimately, it is the sheer quantity of funny material that really impresses.” The List


    Kelly is a comedian and writer. He has performed across the UK for promoters including Jongleurs, Glee, Off the Kerb, Komedia, the Stand, Funhouse Comedy, Bottle-Rocket and Gag Reflex. He came 3rd in the NATYS 2014 and made the finals of the Leicester Sq Theatre New Comedian 2013. He has also performed solo-shows at the Edinburgh, Brighton and Buxton festivals.

    “Deliciously unnerving.” The Guardian

    “A classy, enjoyable act.” The Stage


    Ben Clover is an award-winning stand-up who has performed across the world since starting four years ago.
    Part-dry, part-surreal, he has been invited to the comedy debate at The Oxford Union and is also an award-winning script writer. After three successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival he is touring his stand-up show about local newspapers.


    Alison Thea-Skot is a critically acclaimed actress, comedian, writer and improviser. Nominated for Best Actress at The 2014 British Independent Film Festival for her role in the short film ‘Desire’, Alison has worked extensively from Shakespeare’s Globe to Basil Brush for the BBC. She recently starred in So On & So Forth’s four part sketch show series for BBC Radio 4 & The Comedy Unit.

    As an improviser she currently guests with Chortle award winners Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel. She is also a member of 5 star improv super group The Free Association.

    As a solo character comedian she launched on to the circuit and within a year was a Finalist in both The Funny’s Funny and Funny Women Competitions. She has since taken two solo character comedy shows to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she received raved reviews, was selected as part of The Telegraph’s Best of the Fringe, Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe and featured on The BBC Culture Show.

    “A satisfyingly dark writer and wildly versatile performer…a terrific new comic creation.” The Telegraph

    “A delightfully batty character affair.” The List

    “Mayhem and mischief in this hour of colourful alter egos.” Metro



    Consisting of 60% belly button hair and 40% stupid comments about whatever’s in front of his nose, Ben has been entertaining crowds nationwide for years and galaxy-wide for centuries, using a contraption that the CIA would bloody love to get their hands on.

    “A life-giving compere.” Chortle

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


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 23rd November 2015


    Jeff Innocent is a popular and experienced stand up comedian, actor, writer and cultural commentator. As a stand up comedian he has reached near legendary status among his peers and audience alike by staying at the top of his game for over 15 years. He was voted Runner Up in the Facebook Poll for Best Live Club Comedian 2013 and 2014, won Best In Fest at the Norwich Comedy Festival 2014 and was nominated in the 2015 Chortle Awards Best Live Club Act catefory. His unique appeal lies in the contrast between his East End ‘Geezer’ appearance and demeanour, and his educated, philosophical delivery and subject matter. Inspiring the guardian to describe him as a comedian with, ‘The body of a nightclub bouncer and the brains of a university boffin’.

    He continues to cement his position within the premiership of British comedians with his weekly performances at clubs like Jongleurs and The Comedy Store, featuring in the 2013 movie, The Comedy Store, Raw and Uncut. He has also taken one man shows to The Edinburgh Fringe and HAS RECENTLY TOURED THE UK WITH HIS SHOW ENTITLED, ‘JEFF INNOCENT’S GUIDE TO GROWING OLD IN THE 21ST CENTURY. The spread of the comedy circuit globally has found Jeff performing in such unlikely and far flung locations as China, India, Norway and Vietnam to name but a few.
    His recent acting credits include appearances in the children’s TV programme, Little Howards Big Question and BBC’s extremely popular historical drama series, Call The Midwife.

    As a writer he has contributed to a number of publications and websites such The Independent, The Ecologist and London Is Funny, on a wide range of topics including environmental issues, history and music. He also lectures on stand up comedy at The London Comedy School.

    “Extremely talented cockney philosopher.” Time Out

    “Clever, honest, funny. Not only hugely likable comedy but fabulously subversive.” The Scotsman

    “The body of a nightclub bouncer and the brain of a university boffin.” The Guardian

    “It should be made law that every British citizen go and see Jeff Innocent, he’s that funny.” Evening Standard


    Fresh from another hugely successful month at the Edinburgh Fringe, Milton Jones-esque one-liner weirdo Mark returns to the Good Ship to spread well-meaning befuddlement far and wide as the grins it creates.

    “A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke-writing.” Chortle

    “Simmons’s hit rate is remarkably high, and he’s charmingly goofy.” Time Out



    You’d be forgiven for thinking Edd is in his 30s, he himself admits he looks like a bear. But at just 21 years old, Edd is already making waves on the comedy scene. Amongst everything else Edd has achieved in his short time on the circuit, he can be added to the illustrious list of winners for the UK’s most prestigious new act competition, So You Think You’re Funny.

    The list of impressive feats achieved by this man-child continues, appearing in the final of the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Competition as well as featuring in Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2014.

    And what better way to follow up the success of winning the SYTYF final in Edinburgh than to be a part of the renowned Big Value Showcase at Just The Tonic the following year at The Fringe.

    “Supremely affable…a very promising anecdotalist.” Chortle

    “Edd Hedges is a joy to watch.” The Scotsman


    Andrew McBurney is an award-winning character comedian who is tipped to be one of the rising stars on the UK comedy circuit.

    Andrew was a So You Think You’re Funny? and Laughing Horse Best New Act finalist in 2013. In 2014 he reached the semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Award appearing on Radio 2 during the competition. In the same year he was also recipient of the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award.

    Originally from Scotland but now based in Birmingham, Andrew makes regular appearances at The Glee Club as well as at other clubs around the country.

    “His magnificently wretched stage persona gave his material an emotionally bedraggled edge. The concept of comedy as therapy is nothing new, but he appears on the verge of tears, desperately trying to hold it together, as he revealed he has just been dumped. That raw heartache defined what should have been material, giving every funny line a pathos-laden twist. We’ll see more of him.” Chortle


    Eleanor Tiernan is an Irish comedian newly based in London. A regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she was featured on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central. She has played Glastonbury, Montreal Just For Laughs and all of the Irish comedy festivals. The IFTA-nominated Irish Pictorial Weekly on RTE was co-written and co-performed by Eleanor. Her National Therapy Project was nominated for the First Fortnight Award in the Dublin Fringe Festival this year.

    “A distinctive, inspired comic mind.” The Scotsman

    “The fastest-rising comedy talent in the country.” Irish Times

    “Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice.” Sunday Times



    Consisting of 60% belly button hair and 40% stupid comments about whatever’s in front of his nose, Ben has been entertaining crowds nationwide for years and galaxy-wide for centuries, using a contraption that the CIA would bloody love to get their hands on.

    “A life-giving compere.” Chortle

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


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 30th November 2015


    Ellie Taylor

    Ellie is one of the fastest rising superstars on the the UK comedy scene. After starting comedy in 2010, telling tales of her previous life as a model, Ellie quickly gained acclaim for her smart gags, hilarious self-mockery and tremendously skilful mimicry. Since then she has appeared on Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The John Bishop Show and has just returned from her first UK tour.

    “Radiates natural charisma… blessed with great flair.” The Guardian

    “Smart, self-mocking and telegenic, it’s hard to see what else is going to stand in Taylor’s way.” The Scotsman

    “Charismatic, personable and bright.” Chortle


    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


    John Robertson is a comedian, making money out of that particularly odd art form since 2002. He’s also a TV presenter, columnist, multimedia artist, games designer, crowd-surfer and recreational sadist. He first came to public attention in 2003, when he went down to Australian Idol and faked a seizure on national television.
    In 2012, he created “The Dark Room”, a viral YouTube hit-turned-live show, which now tours the world as a theatre show and corporate entertainment. In 2013, he left his beloved Wai-Con (Australia’s best anime convention) and moved to the UK. He crowd-surfed to celebrate. As of 2014, he co-hosts Sky’s “Videogame Nation”, the UK’s only dedicated gaming TV show.

    Since age 17, John has exchanged stream-of-consciousness lunacy for real, solid cash. He left his day job in 2008 (fired) to do comedy full-time (much better), quickly establishing himself as an in-demand club headliner and event MC (money). From 2008 – 2010, he was the Australian tour support for Mark Watson, Wayne Brady and Rob Schneider, before making his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2010.

    His show that year, “A Nifty History of Evil” won the Critic’s Choice Award at the Wild West Comedy Festival, established his UK cult following and brought him to the front page of the BBC News website.
    His 2011 Fringe shows, “Dragon Punch!” and “Blood & Charm: Disturbing Stories for Disturbing Bedtimes” solidified that cult and added to his awards, with “Dragon Punch!” taking out Best Show at the Wild West Comedy Festival that year. 2012’s “The Dark Room” was an Edinburgh smash, leading to commissions for web content from Hat Trick Productions and PIAS International. In 2013, “The Dark Room” transferred to Underbelly for its Fringe appearances, leading to seaons in London’s 400-seat Udderbelly theatre in 2014 and 2015. It took home an Argus Angel at Brighton Fringe 2014 and Director’s Choice at Bedford Fringe.

    “A manic and quick-witted revelation.” The Scotsman

    “Brilliant, bemusing and bloodthirsty.” Metro


    Chris Coltrane has been an acclaimed political stand-up for many years now. He is a regular act at London’s Pun Run, and also played the Leftfield tent at Glastonbury this year. He runs Lolitics, one of London’s only political comedy clubs, and a regular venue for Mark Thomas, Andy Zaltzman, Josie Long and Rob Newman. Its podcast ( receives over 20,000 downloads per episode, and was featured as Chortle’s Podcast of the Week.

    “This is an important show… but also a genuinely fun one, establishing Coltrane as both a relevant and witty political voice on the comedy circuit.” Chortle

    “Coltrane is brilliant.” The Skinny


    MP for Buckland & Ruttington, devoted father and enthusiastic belcher, Sir Ian Bowler MP is the Tory Party’s worst nightmare. Disastrously over-confident in his journey from blunder to gaffe he is the quintessential British right-wing politician and all the funnier for it.

    “His veins throb and his eyes bulge as he harrumphs his way through his personal manifesto against political correctness. He’s imperialistic, homophobic and sexist – and very, very funny. The comically exaggerated opinions crystalise into wonderful one-liners, including a gag about his ‘handicapped boy’ which you’ll definitely remember for a long time to come… A powerhouse performance, and funny with it.” Chortle



    Consisting of 60% belly button hair and 40% stupid comments about whatever’s in front of his nose, Ben has been entertaining crowds nationwide for years and galaxy-wide for centuries, using a contraption that the CIA would bloody love to get their hands on.

    “A life-giving compere.” Chortle


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

    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 7th December 2015



    Iain Stirling is a stand-up comedian and BAFTA nominated presenter. He is known to many as the host of popular quiz show The Dog Ate My Homework which has run for two successful series on CBBC. He has also presented two series of Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic and Help! My School Trip is Magic both also for CBBC.

    As a stand-up, Iain performs at some of the most established comedy venues in the country. He has supported both Russell Kane and Rhod Gilbert on tour and was nominated for a Chortle Award for Best Newcomer. He appeared in the stand-up spot on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and was seen on the last series of Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3).

    “One of the best joke writers on the circuit.” GQ

    “Hugely talented rising star.” Time Out

    “A very bright, peppy prospect.” The Independent




    Danielle Ward started performing stand-up in 2004 after moving to London to become the economic researcher at the South Korean Embassy. Just think, if she’d never done that gig in Crouch End she’d probably be a diplomat by now. The compere that night was Russell Brand – he doesn’t do it anymore. Danielle came runner-up in the BBC New Comedy Awards and got her first break in radio performing on long forgotten late night Radio 1 sketch show ‘The Milk Run’.

    In 2006 she won the Time Out Best Newcomer award and was given the prestigious BBC Radio Writers Bursary. Danielle took a break from stand up to concentrate on writing, though she did go on tour with Robin Ince’s Book Club where she pretended to be Andy McNab, Adam Ant, David Bowie or Heather Mills.

    Danielle has written for The News Quiz, Mongrels, The Lee Mack Show, Not Going Out, The Day the Music Died and Look Away Now among numerous other things. After two years off the circuit writing insane musicals, a couple of TV pilots and a whole single joke for Harry Hill’s TV Burp, Danielle made a much anticipated returned to stand-up taking two critically acclaimed solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival, appearing on Mock the Week, Newswipe with Charlie Brooker, things that are only on digital telly after midnight, NBC’s Last Comic Standing (in America) and is now a regular panelist on Radio 4’s The News Quiz. She also guested on a live Election Special edition of Newsnight. With Paxman! Sadly her quite good joke about Tony Blair wasn’t enough to stop the return of the Conservatives.

    She took another break from stand-up for 18 months to appear in Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse in London and the New York transfer to St Ann’s Warehouse Brooklyn, where she went to a party at Sting’s house and politely used his toilet. 2014 saw Danielle start performing as alter-ego Dani Frankenstein, described as a white, female, East Midlands Kanye West (by herself). After a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 she now performs as D-Frank on the live circuit, but only at gigs where she didn’t get paid. No one needs that kind of pressure.

    Danielle has sitcoms in development with Radio 4, BBC3 and Hartswood Films and the screenplay version of her musical ‘Gutted’ with an independent film producer. She has written an episode of Danger Mouse that will air in 2016 as well as being part of the current Horrible Histories writing team.

    And if that’s not enough you can now download the fifth series of the Sony Award Winning podcast Do The Right Thing which Danielle hosts (and writes). Series 6 out in early 2016.

    “Wonderfully thought-provoking, with the kind of finely crafted writing that you’d expect from a Radio 4 regular.” The Guardian


    Winner of the acclaimed New Act of the Year, David is a star of the cabaret scene and making waves on the stand-up circuit too. Confessional, bitchy and a master raconteur, David will have you eating out of his hand as if you were a thoroughbred stallion and he had nothing but tasty sugar cubes.

    “A superior act. Mills is an archduke of comedy with the emphasis on ‘arch’.” Chortle

    “The camp, sharply dressed American can tear apart any topic, TV star or whole subset of humanity he sets his sights on.” Time Out

    “David Mills is a class act. His jokes are beautifully crafted, sparkling little missiles loaded with wit.” The Scotsman


    Elf Lyons is an immortal award-winning stand-up comedian, writer, director, performance-maker, general happy person and multi-tasker. You will almost always see her in a hat, on the go, with a coffee.

    In the last few years Elf has performed all around the world at leading arts festivals in the UK, Europe and Australia. She has directed theatre in Bristol, London and Edinburgh and has acted for stage and screen.

    Elf loves taking risks and creating visual fantasies and a really fun mess on stage.

    “Enthusiastically peculiar, endearingly eccentric, her strangeness, her vulnerabilities and her sass make a pretty engaging package.” Chortle

    “She has a knack for fostering the desire to be her new best friend.” Fest


    As one fifth of The Noise Next Door – the finest improv troupe this isle has produced in the twenty-first century – Tom has spent the last decade making up tremendous nonsense on every comedy stage of note, from The Comedy Store’s New Year’s Eve show to sold-out crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe. He’s going it alone tonight so expect all sorts of weird and wonderful, daft and silly surprise.

    “Comedy gold… Staggeringly well executed.” The Guardian

    “More laughs per show than all the others in Edinburgh combined.” GQ



    Consisting of 60% belly button hair and 40% stupid comments about whatever’s in front of his nose, Ben has been entertaining crowds nationwide for years and galaxy-wide for centuries, using a contraption that the CIA would bloody love to get their hands on.

    “A life-giving compere.” Chortle

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


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 14th December 2015




    Felicity Ward is a multi-award winning, Australian stand-up comedian, comic performer, writer and actor.

    In 2012 Felicity Ward’s deeply personal show The Hedgehog Dilemma established her as one of Edinburgh Fringe’s fastest-growing favourites, turning her neuroses into an hour of laugh out loud storytelling. It went on to be nominated for or win Best Comedy at every Australian festival it toured to. Over the next two years she spent it earning a reputation as one of the top observational comics around. In 2015 she returned to the festival with a brand new hour of her multi-award winning, highly acclaimed stand-up, for the premiere of her darkest, funniest show yet.

    After presenting last year’s highly successful Australian documentary Felicity’s Mental Mission (ABC1/ABC2) about mental illness and irritable bowel syndrome, Felicity realised how much more material was ready for the taking to be explored and lampooned in her own psyche and bowel. In What If There Is No Toilet?, she delved deep and funny into her depression, anxiety, a lame attempt at self-harm, and her longest running relationship: with the toilet.

    In her short time living in the UK Felicity has exploded onto the scene, appearing on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled, BBC3’s Red Button Comedy, with even more exciting upcoming appearances in Josh Widdicombe’s hotly anticipated BBC3 sitcom Josh, Channel 4’s Digital Hijack and John Bishop’s new BBC1 variety show. And if that’s not enough, the big screen beckons too! To add to her cinema credits of co-starring in Working Dog Productions’ (The Castle/The Dish) Australian comedy feature film Any Questions For Ben? she appeared in last summer’s box office smash-hit The Inbetweeners Movie 2.

    Felicity spent half of last year performing around the world. After debuting her show The Iceberg at her home country’s festivals to critical acclaim, she spent a week at the prestigious Gotham Comedy Club in New York, gigged all over LA, and appeared at the invite-only Montreal Just For Laughs and South Africa’s month long curated festival Cape Town Jive Funny Festival, alongside The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah.

    In her homeland of Australia, her television appearances include Network’s popular sketch show The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, ABC’s prominent music comedy quiz show Spicks and Specks, Thank God You’re Here (Channel 7), Good News Week (Channel Ten) and her own stand-up comedy special as part of ABC2’s Warehouse Comedy, in addition to multiple appearances on Comedy Allstars Gala (Channel Ten) and Oxfam Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Channel Ten).

    “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

    “Brave and funny.” **** The Sunday Times


    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.

    “Genuninely funny…kept the whole crowd laughing.” Three Weeks


    Garrett Millerick has consistently proved himself to be the second best* new comedian of his comedy school year…

    Having begun performing stand up comedy in 2012, Garrett has rapidly established himself as one of the rising stars on the UK circuit. A performer with a wide appeal and diverse range, he regularly opens the UKs biggest comedy clubs, has performed across Europe, and recently returned from his fourth overseas tour for Global Forces Entertainments.

    Political without being politicised, and always hilarious, his comedy is the antidote to the hour long ‘rant with a mission’. Pure and simple stand up at its very best, Garrett shares wears his opinions on his sleeve but doesn’t need you to take them home.

    “Millerick is a belter of a new comedian, well worth shouting about.” The Stage

    “Avoided cliche and made contentious points convincingly, though all in the name of a laugh rather than setting out any serious manifesto.” Chortle


    “Cally Beaton is an exciting and hilarious new talent, definitely one to watch. Sometimes you just know when someone’s got it – and she’s got it.” Time Out


    Alexander Bennett has been performing comedy from the age of 15, and is a rising star on the British alternative comedy scene. He has performed with the popular and acclaimed comedy groups ACMS and Weirdos, and will be taking a solo show and a game show set in hell to the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe.

    “Witty, weird and dark, the one to watch out for: at the spearhead of a wave of great new comics. All hail Alexander Bennett!” Harry Hill

    “Touched with madness…choice laughs… I don’t think I can begin to do him justice; a producer and performer of some refreshingly different material.” Chortle

    “Warm, insane and very funny.” The Guardian



    Consisting of 60% belly button hair and 40% stupid comments about whatever’s in front of his nose, Ben has been entertaining crowds nationwide for years and galaxy-wide for centuries, using a contraption that the CIA would bloody love to get their hands on.

    “A life-giving compere.” Chortle

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


    Doors 6pm for 8pm start.

    Monday 21st December 2015


    John Gordillo is a Perrier Award-nominated English director and comedian who has directed shows by the some of the finest names in the business, from Eddie Izzard to Reginald D Hunter. He is the absolute dictionary definition of a comedian’s comedian, having universal respect across the circuit for his wise, wry and hilarious comedy, full of brutally honest personal anecdotes and on-the-nose skewering of humanity’s foibles.

    “Resolutely acute, relentlessly smart comedy with political hues. A grown-up observational comic and all-round bright spark.” Independent

    “One of comedy’s great thinkers. Heartfelt, intellectual or angry, he’s dynamite.” The Times

    “A consummate comedian. Wonderfully intelligent and insightful.” Time Out


    Joe is an observational character comedian, actor and writer. He has done TV warm up for The Graham Norton Show, Mock The Week, Alan Carr Chatty Man and 8 Out of 10 Cats. He regularly performs at top comedy clubs around the country including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, The 99 Club and The Glee Club.

    “Joe Bor is a must-see.” Alan Carr

    “Natural born comic ability.” Chortle


    Ben Pope is a stand up and actor. He was a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny in 2015 and was president of The Cambridge Footlights and has toured extensively with them, including in the USA in 2014.

    “Perfectly silly and intelligent in equal measure.” Broadway Baby *****

    “Smart and artfully ramshackle.” The List ****


    Earlier this summer Louise brought her unique and ambitious debut “It’s Only Words” to the Edinburgh Fringe – a comedy show in Chinese for people who don’t speak any Chinese at all! This remarkable show from comedian Louise Reay was based on the idea that only 7% of communication is verbal. It’s Only Words plays with the audience’s preconceptions about humanity and communication through a mix of clowning and stand up.

    “Such a natural clown.” Doctor Brown (Winner of Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show)



    Consisting of 60% belly button hair and 40% stupid comments about whatever’s in front of his nose, Ben has been entertaining crowds nationwide for years and galaxy-wide for centuries, using a contraption that the CIA would bloody love to get their hands on.

    “A life-giving compere.” Chortle

    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 Stuart Goldsmith Paul Duncan McGarrity Mat Ewins Derek Ryan Matthew Crosby Andy Zaltzman Angela Barnes James Brann Rob Heeney Mike Wozniak Damian Clark Alfie Brown Ingrid Dahle Richard Todd Chris Martin Tom Deacon Aisling Bea Stella Graham Barry Ferns Ian Stirling Tom Allen Tim Renkow Will Duggan Jimmy Bird Ivo Graham Luke Benson Paul Mcaffrey David Mills Scott Capurro Bec Hill Tommy Rowson Alex Smith Lee Nelson Celia Pacquola Pete Otway Brennan Reece Mark Silcox Richard Soames Hal Cruttenden Matt Rees Ean Luckhurst Adam Rushton John Hastings Pete Johansson Paul McMullan Kishore Nayar Andrew Bird Max Dickens Edd Hedges Mae Martin David Morgan Eleanor Curry Phillip Simon Al Lubel Marcus Olaire Ash Frith Ryan Cull Yacine Bellhouse Tom Rosenthal Garret Millerick Ellie Jane Taylor Jake Lambert Adam Blampied Pierre Novellie Sean McLoughlin Tony Law Jarlath Regan Katie Mulgrew Bobby Mair Josh Howie Alex Edelman Lucy Porter Fin Taylor Stephen Carlin Loretta Maine Peter Brush Sara Pascoe Danny Bhoy Damian Kingsley Carl Donnelly Pat Cahill Jared Christmas Laura Lexx Mark Cram Gary Tro Tony Cowards Tiernan Douieb Joshua Ross Robin Morgan Peter White Sarah Iles Tony Marrese Matt Richardson Juliet Myers Chris Purchase Katherine Ryan Adam Hess Dan Schreiber Johnny Cochrane Romesh Ranganathan Allyson June Smith Fern Brady Alistair Beckett-King Phil Ellis Jonny Pelham Phil Jerrod Richard Sandling John Robins Tony Jameson Tommy Tiernan Elliot Steel Ray Peacock Kiri Pritchard-McClean Alex Perry Toby Hadoke Harriet Dyer Luke Graves Ari Shaffir Jonny Lennard Jessica Fostekew Chris Betts Jamali Maddix Russell Kane Simon Munnery Max Davis Sarah Callaghan Nathan Caton Suzi Ruffell Paul Jones Evelyn Mok Tiffany Stevenson Robert White Caroline Mabey Aidan Goatley Brett Goldstein Masud Milas Mark Smith Joe Lycett Diane Spencer Tom Hayward Milo McCabe Felicity Ward Tez Ilyas Steven Scott Stephanie Laing Chris Stokes Foil Arms & Hog Rory O’Hanlon Don Tran Tom Goodliffe