The Good Ship Comedy Club presents:
+ CARMEN LYNCH - LYNCHED + CHRIS COLTRANE - MAKE LOVE AND SMASH FASCISM
Entry Requirements: 18+
The Good Ship Comedy Club – bringing the cream of the comedy circuit to Kilburn every Monday for much cheapness price. Edinburgh Preview Special!
Doors 7pm for 8pm start...
EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE: BEST SHOW 2015 & 2016
Since beginning his comedy career in 2006, Nish has achieved global success on the stand-up circuit with four rave reviewed solo stand-up shows receiving huge recognition from both industry & fans alike. In 2012 Nish’s debut solo show, ‘Who Is Nish Kumar?’ earned a spot on Dave’s ‘Ten Funniest Jokes of The Fringe’, a nomination for Best Show at the 2013 Leicester Comedy Festival & two sell-out runs at one of London’s most noted comedy haunts, The Soho Theatre. His follow-up show of 2013, ‘Nish Kumar Is a Comedian’ received a plethora of four and five star reviews, another sold out two week run at The Soho Theatre & an invitation to perform at the prolific Melbourne International Comedy Festival the following year. Nish’s third show in 2014, ‘Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity’ was also met with great success consistently selling out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, another run at The Soho Theatre & along with 4 other specially selected comics and an invitation to embark on a stand-up tour of India with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow India. All this superbly hard work was topped off with a nomination for best show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and an appearance on Live at the Apollo.
Alongside his flourishing stand-up career Nish has also made the exciting step over to the small screen having graced television sets across the nation on the likes of ‘The Alternative Comedy Experience’ (Comedy Central) curated by Stewart Lee, ‘Live at The Comedy Store’ (Paramount), ‘Live At The Edinburgh Festival’ (BBC Three), ‘Sweat The Small Stuff’ (BBC Three) and ‘Alan Davies As Yet Untitled’ (Dave), as well as a regular writing spot on the recently re-released (and namesake) show ‘The Kumars’ for Sky One. Nish has also thrived as the new host of topical comedy show ‘Newsjack’ for Radio 4 Extra, which won a Rose d’Or award at the end of last year.
“If you like your comedy to be intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with a passion, urgency and enthusiasm that makes an hour feel like a fantastic ten minutes, then you’re going to love Nish Kumar’s show… a truly impressive piece of stand-up from a comic in full control of his material and onstage persona.” ***** Time Out
“With his combination of book smarts, righteous passion and sardonic wit, Nish Kumar is the Asian answer to John Oliver.” **** Chortle
“A comedian on the up…. An ingenious, witty look at identity that suggests Kumar will soon be getting known for all the right reasons.” The Times
“A highly polished, subtly innovative stand-up…. He nails the punchlines over and over again, thanks to taut, economical writing that puts audience pleasure firmly ahead of self-indulgence…. His is a talent worth catching up with.” Guardian
CARMEN LYNCH - LYNCHED
'Lynched' is Carmen Lynch’s Edinburgh Fringe and UK debut hour. She comes to us after enjoying a host of high profile television appearances including a recent one on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, twice on The Late Show with David Letterman, and Conan.
CHRIS COLTRANE - MAKE LOVE AND SMASH FASCISM
It’s a weird quirk of the Edinburgh Fringe that you have to choose your show name in January – which is a bit tricky for a political comedy show in August. After all, who knows what the world will look like by then?
So, what I’ve cleverly done is chosen to put the concept of smashing fascism into my title, because I am confident that this will only become more and more topical as the year goes on. What a happy thought!!!
"Likeably upbeat… an attractive cheekiness… By Coltrane’s account, protest is getting funnier – which can only be good news for political comedy" The Guardian
“One to watch on the Fringe this year”. “A highlight of last year’s Free Fringe… …cuts his righteous anger with more than enough charm, wit and well-judged anecdotes to make it fly…” Independent
“Brilliantly entertaining… passion, humour and charismatic likeability… genuinely fun, establishing Coltrane as both a relevant and witty political voice on the comedy circuit.” ★★★★ Chortle