The Good Ship Comedy Club presents:
TEZ ILYAS + MICKEY OVERMAN + ANUVAB PAL + NEIL O'ROURKE + BEN VAN DER VELDE + ANDREA HUBERT
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...
Tez Ilyas started performing comedy in 2010 – hitting the ground running he found himself in no less than eight competition finals, including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year. In 2013 he was selected onto the prestigious Pleasance Theatre showcase, The Comedy Reserve, for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up show TEZ Talks, which was met with packed out audiences and huge critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A totally sold-out run at the Soho Theatre followed, with additional dates at the prestigious Southbank Centre. Such was the success of TEZ Talks, it was adapted into a series for BBC Radio 4.
Tez followed this up with his sophomore show, Made in Britain. A critical and commercial success, he totally sold-out the Edinburgh Fringe run, including extra dates, and received rave reviews.
Tez has appeared on Mock the Week (BBC Two), The Last Leg (Channel 4), Live From the BBC (BBC Two), Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three), Virtually Famous (E4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), @elevenish (ITV2), The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central) and The Funny Thing About… (Channel 5). As well as writing and starring in his own scripted comedy shorts for BBC Three, BBC iPlayer and Sky Arts.
“Blackburn-born Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak." The Guardian
"Radiantly entertaining." he Times
"A vital discussion of some of the most difficult issues facing this country." The Telegraph
Micky is the worst nanny ever by day. Occasional funny person by night. Micky is the newest funny woman on the comedy scene and has already made an impact winning the Max Turner Prize 2016 in her first year of comedy. She loves to tell tales of her homeland of Amsterdam whilst playing with sterotypes. One to watch in 2016.
The New York Times calls Anuvab Pal ‘India’s most intelligent comedian’. The BBC calls him India’s answer to British wit. His stand-up comedy special The Nation Wants To Know, has played over 500 sold out shows from Mumbai to Sydney to San Francisco. His current show, Empire, a comedy show based on the history of the British Empire in India, has played in 12 cities worldwide and been called “Spectacular” by CNN and “A laugh riot with brilliant ideas” by NDTV.
Anuvab is the only Indian stand-up comedian after Russel Peters to sell out The Gotham Comedy Club in New York in record time. He’s also the only Indian comedian invited to perform at Harvard University. Times of India lists him among India’s top 5 English speaking comedians, having played over 750 shows and sold out houses across India, the Middle East, Singapore, Hong Kong, San Francisco, South by Southwest Austin Texas, Laugh Boston, New York.
Anuvab is turning his attention towards the UK, he has been a regular at the London Comedy Store but is now looking to share his observations on the British influence of India and absurdities thereof to a wider British audience.
In 2016, Anuvab was chosen among the top 14 comedians in India to have his comedy special available on Amazon Prime Video among the premiere shows of Amazon's India debut, and joined the hilarious pan-global satirical podcast The Bugle alongside Andy Zaltzman.
"India's most intelligent comedian." New York Times
Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016 Finalist So You Think You're Funny? 2015 Finalist
"Witty observations... appealing, anecdotal style." Chortle
"Whimsical... Evokes the spirit of David O'Doherty." Bruce Dessau
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
Winner of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Award and with an exciting new sit-com in development, Andrea is one of the finest new writers in the country at the moment, specialising in deliciously dark and transgressive material that will have you laughing despite yourself.
“A keen writing skill…archly cynical attitude…her slick, fluid set is rich with inventive, sarcastic gags hung round an intriguing personality.” Chortle