The Good Ship Comedy Club presents:
KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN + SINDHU VEE + JOE JACOBS + ALEXANDER BENNETT + GLENN MOORE + BEN VAN DER VELDE
Entry Requirements: 18+
The Good Ship Comedy Club – bringing the cream of the comedy circuit to Kilburn every Monday for much cheapness price. Doors 6pm for 8pm start...
Welsh Comedian Kiri Pritchard-Mclean has been making something of a name for herself in the short time she's being performing stand up comedy and has achieved further success as one fourth of multi-award winning sketch group Gein's Family Giftshop (in capacity as writer/director).
A unique and assured comic voice Kiri is whip smart with material to match, an apprenticeship on the North West comedy scene equips Kiri with a presence beyond her years and the rare ability to be challenging in her material without alienating her audience. She has recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central and is currently tour support for Justin Moorhouse.
"The kind of sensibilities that would unsettle even the darkest of League of Gentleman fans” ★★★★★ The Sunday Times
“Not afraid to shock a few people – McLean probably had the hardest laughs of the night and impressed throughout.” Giggle Beats
Sindhu Vee is most likely the tallest Indian woman you’ll ever meet. The daughter of Indian parents, a London-based mother, and bearer of half a PhD, it is rumoured but unverified, that Sindhu practised the dark arts of investment banking before making her parents proud by becoming a stand-up. She devotes all the time she has left over from raising her 3 children (and a bizarrely gigantic labrador) to comedy and suffering facial peels. She was a finalist in this year’s BBC New Comedy Award.
Joe Jacobs took his debut solo stand-up hour, Orthodox Joe, to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, charting his attempts at rap stardom. With Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year finalist 2015, Jewish Comedian of the Year finalist 2014 and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalist 2014 to his name, he has also featured on Channel 4 and BBC 6 Music.
“Dynamic stage presence and an ironic, arch delivery.” Chortle
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
Within his first 10 gigs, Glenn was a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny? and a runner-up in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards. Since then, he’s gone on to regularly perform across the UK, for the likes of Jongleurs, Off The Kerb and Komedia. At the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe, he was part of the prestigious AAA Stand-Up Late showcase show.
Glenn is also one half of the critically-acclaimed sketch comedy duo Thunderbards, who had a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, as well as a show at the Fringe the previous year voted one of GQ’s ‘Top Ten Funniest Shows at the Fringe’. In 2014, they were finalists in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition, performed on McAuley And Co on BBC Scotland, and had two jokes from their show Seconds included in the Daily Mirror’s and the Edinburgh Evening News’ top ten funniest jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe.
In 2013, they were runners-up in the inaugural London Sketchfest, which saw their inclusion in the Independent’s ‘Best Comedy of the Year’ alongside Louis CK and Bo Burnham.
As a writer, Glenn is known for his silly one-liners on Twitter, and has also written for BBC Radio shows including The Now Show and News Jack.
“Glenn Moore is tipped for great things.” GQ Magazine
“Great one-liners, with silly turns of phrase that really shine.” Chortle
“Fantastic – brilliantly performed and hysterically written.” The List
BEN VAN DER VELDE
http://www.benvandervelde.com/ Standing a statutesque five foot five inches high (not in heels) and weighing in at eleven stone (on a good day) Ben is the current light-middleweight contender for compering champion of Kilburn.
“Sharp and crafty gagsmith.” Chortle
“Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine