The Good Ship Comedy Club presents:
+ DAVID REILLY + JIM CAMPBELL + NAZ OSMANOGLU + CALLY BEATON + BEN VAN DER VELDE
Entry Requirements: 18+
Star writer and host of two Emmy-nominated political satire show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, South African comedian Loyiso Gola has been enthralling audiences around the world for over a decade. Loyiso’s refreshingly frank and outspoken comedy breaks taboos, with no fear of controversy, and as noted by the Wall Street Journal is “taking South Africa by storm.” Winner of numerous accolades, including South Africa’s ‘comic of the year’ for 2014, Loyiso has also been featured at top international comedy festivals, including Montreal Just for Laughs and the Edinburgh Fringe.
“Heartwarming and hilarious.” Herald Scotland
Over the past few years David has gigged across Ireland as well as the UK. He is based in Dublin, where he is a regular at clubs across the city including the renowned International Comedy Club and the Comedy Cellar. In 2012 he co-wrote and performed in Game Boys, a video game themed stand up show, which sold out as part of the 10 Days In Dublin festival. In late 2014, he was crowned winner of the Vodafone Galway Comedy Showdown.
“The future of Irish comedy” Rich Hall
@jimcampbellTFR Jim is a stand up, writer and actor. His 2 solo hours at Edinburgh played to sold out houses and critical acclaim and his debut was named one of the Top 10 EdFringe shows in the Amused Moose/2Entertain Laughter Awards. Jim has written for ESPN and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and his podcast, The Football Ramble has won 7 awards, has over 80,000 listeners and recently packed fans into venues up and down the country on their inaugural tour.
★★★★ The List ★★★★ Fest
“Exquisitely written, punchline-driven material without cliché. It’s hard to imagine a subject he couldn’t come up with an original and literate joke about.” Chortle
Naz Osmanoglu, star of BBC3’s Live at the Electric, winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-off Competition, Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2010, and Runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny, is both an excellent solo comedian and the loudest member of the acclaimed, irreverent comedy sketch trio WitTank, who are currently in development with Channel 4, having had their pilot The School commissioned in 2014.
Regularly a face on our screens, in 2013, Naz appeared on Live at the Electric (BBC Three)with WitTank. Again in 2013, but this time on his own opposite Tom Rosenthal, Naz filmed a Comedy Feed for BBC Online called Flat TV, which was then commissioned for a BBC Three series. Naz was a member of the main troupe for the seventh series of Horrible Histories (CBBC), and has also acted in Drunk History (Comedy Central), Plebs (ITV2) and Bull (UKTV Gold). Naz is also star of Flat TV (BBC Three), Plebs (ITV2) and Bull (UKTV) and has been seen most recently in the critically-acclaimed Inside Number 9 (BBC2).
Meanwhile, Naz has hit the London comedy circuit running. Already a fringe veteran with WitTank, he is now diverting his angry Anglo-Turkish energy to stand-up as well as sketch comedy, having most recently had a very successful solo Fringe in 2016 with Exposure. In 2011, Naz took his first solo show 1000% Awesome to the Edinburgh Festival and returned with another show from WitTank, which was followed by three more successful years with the sketch trio.
“He is a name to remember, however difficult that might be. Very confident, very original and tightly performed.” Richard Herring
“Spirited, witty and individual… more energy than a dozen Duracell bunnies.” Chortle
“Naz is a hard gigging, high performance comedy machine.” The Sun
“His material packs a punch.” The Scotsman
“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
BEN VAN DER VELDE
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