Good Times at The Good Ship presents:
FIN TAYLOR + JORDAN BROOKES + KELLY CONVEY + RHYS NICHOLSON + DANIEL DUFFY + AMY HOWERSKA
Entry Requirements: 18+
The Good Ship Comedy Club – bringing the cream of the comedy circuit to Kilburn every Monday for much cheapness price.
Doors 7pm for 8pm start...
Fin Taylor is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer who began performing in 2009. Since then he has forged a reputation as a highly respected live act and MC, quickly being booked to warm up for TV shows like Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
His 2016 Edinburgh show ‘Whitey McWhiteface’ was one of the most talked about shows of the Festival, ‘hilariously exploding white privilege’ in what the Guardian called ‘a striking, bull-in-a-china shop set from a comic that wants to make you think as well as laugh, and laugh hard’. It went on to a sell-out run at The Soho Theatre, which was extended due to demand.
He is also one of the creators behind cult Edinburgh hit the Bearpit Podcast Podcast, whose annual late night Fringe shows now sell out in minutes.
"Gleefully provocative, occasionally insightful and packed with big, hard laughs." The Guardian
"Taylor deliciously satirises, explores and explodes white privilege." The Scotsman
"Taylor has shown himself to be a serious talent with conviction and big jokes to spare." Independent
A new and unusual maverick of alternative comedy, Jordan has been a sleeper hit of the past two Edinburgh Festivals. Following a successful debut hour show, Brookes returns with a new bundle of silly faces, uncomfortable poses and unnecessary confessions that push the envelope of modern comedy.
“Superbly crafted, he cleverly switches between characters, stand-up and something a little more avant-garde. Easily one of the most creative but funny shows I’ve seen this year.” ★★★★★ The Mirror
“Jordan takes all of the stand-up rules in the book and proceeds to snap them in two. Perfectly and intricately performed.” ★★★★ The List
“‘Deserves recognition for doing something a little different with the art form… with performance skills to spare and an innovative approach running through this assured debut like lettering in seaside rock’-★★★★ Chortle
Kelly Convey is an “in-your-face and reassuringly confident” (Chortle) comedian who is not one to mince her words when giving audiences an insight into what modern women really think. While her outspoken and forward-thinking musings may go against the grain, “there’s a winning authenticity to her material” (Chortle) that is refreshing and relatable. This authenticity has led to a whole host of accolades and acknowledgements in her whirlwind rise through the comedy scene. Voted by The Metro as “1 of 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out for in 2017”, Kelly Convey is, no doubt, one to watch.
Rhys Nicholson is an Australian person originally from Newcastle, New South Wales, now living in Sydney. After moving to Sydney in 2009, Nicholson had limited success as a comedian until in 2012 he won the Time Out Award for Best Newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Since then Rhys has gone on to perform all over the world, including New York, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin’s Vodafone Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival and London’s classy SOHO Theatre.
In 2014 he was the co-host with Joel Creasey of ABCTV’s celebrated documentary GayCrashers. The documentary saw the duo traveling to the small town of Colac and performing a stand up show after Creasey had been involved in a homophobic attack on an earlier visit to the town.
In 2016, to highlight the importance of marriage equality in Australia, Rhys publicly married lesbian and fellow comedian Zoe Coombs Marr at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. That year he and Coombs Marr were also both nominated for the Barry Award for Best Show. Zoe Won
"Nicholson is an astute satirist of the world around him. Clever, a bit below-the-belt… blatantly very funny." ★★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald
"Belongs on the stage and isn’t afraid to show it." The Guardian
WINNER NEW ACT OF THE YEAR 2015
Michael Stranney is a character comedian from Northern Ireland who has been performing stand up since late 2012. Pictured is his award winning character Daniel Duffy. Aswell as his stand up, Michael also co-wrote and co-directed a short film that was shortlisted for the 2013 Virgin Media Awards and was shown prior to feature trailers in over 200 cinemas across the UK.
“Perfectly encapsulated fuzzy Irish whimsy in a compelling, nervous stream-of-consciousness. The sense of place is powerful, with his quirkily amusing descriptions wittily fleshing out the vivid situation.” Chortle
“Clearly stood out on the night and was one of the few acts that you really wanted to hear more than five minutes of.” Bruce Dessau, Beyond a Joke
A co-host of legendary Edinburgh late night show Spank, Amy has been honing her stand-up trade for the past few years, sharing erudite tales of her own daft life as the daughter of daredevil parachute instructors.
“A charming Welsh live wire.” London Is funny
“Superb set, gnarly, gutsy, like ski jumping in the nude.” Phil Kay