GOOD SHIP COMEDY PRESENTS SARA BARRON

Monday 24 February

Colonel Fawcett


20:00 – 22:45
Colonel Fawcett1 Randolph Street
Camden Town
London NW1 0SS
SARA BARRON

EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE: BEST NEWCOMER 2018

Sara is an American writer turned stand-up living in London. While Stateside, she wrote for Vanity Fair, published two essay collections, and earned the role of host for the hit U.S. storytelling show, The Moth. This, in turn, gave her the bug for live performance. It also introduced her to her (British) husband, which prompted an eventual move to the UK. Since she started stand-up she has been nominated as Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Festival and appeared on Live at the Apollo, The Guilty Feminist, BBC R4Xtra, and Dave Gorman’s “Modern Life is Goodish”.

Her mix of unvarnished stories from her own life and those she meets have helped her skyrocket up the British comedy scene, as audiences have fallen in love with her gossipy, charming and outrageous stand-up.

“When you aren’t squirming, you’re laughing out loud.” Los Angeles Times

“Sara Barron is the reigning queen of New York’s live storytelling scene. In The Harm in Asking she proves she’s even better written down.” Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test

“An excellent line in cynicism about sex, life and friendship.” Evening Standard

“Filthy and fearless.” Daily Telegraph

JAMES NOKISE

Joyful, daring and undeniably sharp, James Nokise is a critically-acclaimed, internationally award-winning comedian from New Zealand. He’s at home making light of current affairs, as well as exploring his unique Welsh-Samoan heritage. Covering a thrilling whirlwind of topics with skilful ease and exhilarating energy, Nokise's brand of joyously cathartic stand up will twist its way into your psyche and leave you delighted.

“Nokise is a joy to have on stage.” The Scotsman

RAY BADRAN

Ray Badran is a stand-up comedian and writer. Originally from Sydney, Ray has performed in England, Wales, Scotland, Holland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, America, Hong Kong, New Zealand and across Australia. Ray has written comedy for various TV shows, comedians, advertising agencies, theatre, radio, and more.

Widely considered to be one of the rising stars in Australian comedy, Ray has performed two solo shows, Raised and Confused (2015) and Junior (2016) at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has also performed shows as part of the Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, and New Zealand comedy festivals. He has appeared on the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala twice, in 2014 and 2017.

In 2017, he created the Comedy Central Australia/NZ TV show No Experience Necessary and the ABC Comedy Podcast Positions Vacant (Top 5 comedy podcasts in Australia, Top 20 Podcasts in Australia). He also was awarded ‘Best International Guest Comedian’ by the New Zealand Comedy Guild.

SADIA AZMAT

Sadia Azmat is a British Asian Stand-up comedian and writer from East London. A chance encounter with a comedian in a call centre, who introduced her to the circuit, is where began performing and she is a regular stand-up to date.

In 2018 Sadia launched her critically acclaimed BBC podcast “No Country For Young Women” which has enjoyed global success and consistent reviews from audiences and critics alike including 'Best audio 2018' as featured by Miranda Sawyer for the Observer and Apple's Top picks for 2018.

“Hilarious and insightful.” The Sunday Times

ANDREW WHITE

With material on everything from life as a young gay teenager to the state of modern politics, White has garnered a lot of attention for his witty writing and charming onstage persona. His personal stories, astute observations, and neat turns of phrase have seen him quickly progress up the club circuit, whilst also growing a return audience for his solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.

“An unexpected success. Insightful…hilarious.” The List

“Andrew White is a comedian fast going up the ranks of the stand-up world, with an act that's "Not to be missed." Daily Record

AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:

BEN VAN DER VELDE

Freshly returned from the Edinburgh Festival, Ben is ready to take the helm at Good Ship once more and steer it through the vast ocean of comedy we have on offer. One of the quickest wits around and a much-loved compere, he always brings a jam-packed back of nonsense, silliness and wisecracks to every gig he hosts.

"Sharp and crafty gagsmith, a life-giving compere." Chortle

"Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.” Huffington Post
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