Comedy and natural wine. It’s the combination nobody asked for until we thought of the title. Ease yourself out of dry January by joining us for the first Naturally Funny at 2 Northdown on the 1st Feb.
Curious about natural wine? Our first show will cover the basics, with wine expert Doug Wregg on hand to guide you through 3 wine tastings, each one accompanied by a set from some of our favourite comics for an afternoon of sips and giggles.
Ivo Graham Apologetic Eton and Oxford alumnus Ivo started stand-up in 2009 at the age of 18, and eight months and later became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny award for new acts at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has become a regular fixture in the clubs and theatres of the UK circuit, with a gauche charm and crafty, self-aware wit which has proved a hit with audiences of all ages, and led to appearances on multiple TV and radio shows including Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live From The BBC and Comedy Central At The Comedy Store. He is a regular writer on Fighting Talk and The Last Leg as well as several others.
His five solo stand-up shows have enjoyed sell-out runs at Edinburgh and London’s Soho Theatre, including a nomination for Best Show 2019.
As the Evening Standard put it, ‘if you like your comedy with long words and beautiful linguistic flourishes, buy a ticket immediately’.
Sarah Keyworth Sarah Keyworth is an award-winning stand up comedian who performs live regularly across the UK.
She has performed stand-up on The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and has featured on the BBC, Comedy Central and has done tour support for incredible acts such as Stewart Francis, Dane Baptiste, Kerry Godliman, Jan Ravens and Abandoman.
In 2018 she performed her debut hour, Dark Horse, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival drawing much critical acclaim, including a Herald Angel Award, a Pleasance Theatre award and a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Sophie Duker Sophie Duker is a bombastic black sheep whose favourite things include breaking hearts, taking names and telling jokes with the confidence of a cis straight middle-class white man. Her Edinburgh Fringe Show 2019, Venus, saw her nominated for the Best Newcomer award and gained critical acclaim and five star reviews. She also runs Wacky Racists - a monthly night at 2Northdown
MC Ben Pope Ben Pope is a stand-up comedian, writer and comedy performer. He was the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year Winner 2017 and has placed as a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny and Comedy Cafe New Act of the Year 2015. He started comedy at university where he was the President of the Cambridge Footlights (2013-14) and has been doing stand-up for seven years (as an act and MC) He is also one third of the cult sketch group Princes of Main.
Doug Wregg Doug is a director of Les Caves de Pyrène, one of the leading natural wine importers and distributors in the UK, owner of the Terroirs Wine Bar group, and organisers of the Real Wine Fair in London’s Tobacco Dock. Doug has published two books: The History of an Unusual Wine Company in 10.5 Chapters and The Real Alternative Wine Glossary.
Saturday 1st Feb, 3-5pm, 2 Northdown. £20. Ticket price includes 3 wine tastings supplied by Noble Fine Liquor.
Doors 2pm. Show starts 3pm. Latecomers may not be admitted. 18+ Tickets cost more on the door