Comedy Utopia

Saturday 11 May

Matthews Yard

May 11th show


19:30 – 22:30
Matthews Yard1 Matthews Yard
Off Surrey Street
Croydon CR0 1FF
Matt Burden presents our 2nd show of 2019. Ryan Dalton returns to headline and is joined by Elie Kraft and Chelsea Hart who are both making their Comedy Utopia debuts. Our February show sold out on pre sales so do be sure to book in advance for May.

Ryan Dalton (Headliner)
Ryan Dalton, whose quick-witted, cheeky, and sometimes naughty stories are performed with an aggressive charm. Ryan brings his frustrations to the audience, whether it be about walking behind old people on the underground or his ex girlfriend stealing food, he tells his stories with the pent-up anger of a criminal yet the voice of an angel. Ryan is a 20-something comedian from London, who started performing stand up comedy whilst travelling around Australia. Since then, Ryan has performed all across London, Surrey and Berkshire, alongside the likes of Paul Foot, Sara Pascoe and Joel Dommet.
Currently running his own nights, The Comedy Wire, based in Surbiton, Surrey and Bracknell, Berkshire. Ryan is now a well practised MC. His quick wit creates an engaging chat with his audience, often involving them throughout his entire show.
Reviews:

"A story teller that pushes the boundaries and keeps the audience amused with his frustrations" Scott Jolly, Berkshire Events

Chelsea Hart
Chelsea is a young stand up comedian, opera singer, hailing from Alaska. Having been a professional street performer for 4 years, she has performed in 30 countries around the world. She has also performed stand up in 12 countries, and at the Edinburgh and Panc Festivals. Her street smart quick wit has seen her perform with the likes of The Comedy Store, The Glee Club, and to sold out shows in Bosnia and Croatia. She was most recently heard on Sirius XM with Godfrey, and can be seen gigging across the U.K. and Europe.

“An extraordinary presence. Fresh, funny, smart, surprising.” -Kate Copstick (The Scotsman)

“a buoyant force of nature...” -Phil Kay

Elie Kraft
Self-deprecating observational comedian Elie Kraft has been on the circuit consistently for over 2 years. At the University of Leeds, he first began stand-up comedy and made it into the finals of the Chortle Student Comedy Award. He continued to perform across the North at comedy nights like The Stand and Gonzo Comedy. Now performing all over London and surrounding areas.

- Former Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist
- Performed at Latitude festival and Scottish Student Comedy Festival
- Ran and MC'd Libertine Comedy, a new material night in Leeds

Matt Burden (MC)
Matt won the Stand Up For Yourself talent search at Fairfield Halls in 2014 and has since performed at The Hideaway, Hemmingways, Resistance Comedy and a string of corporate shows. He has hosted Comedy Utopia shows at Matthews Yard since May of 2017. Matt was the live show host for Future Pro Wrestling from 2011-2016 and is the online video content host for A Place In Space comic book distribution.