Catherine Bohart is an award-winning comedian, writer and actor.
She started performing stand-up in 2015 and has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy. In 2016, she was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women, followed by more success in 2017 when she joined the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe. In the past two years she has performed two critically acclaimed solo shows: ‘Immaculate’, an autobiographical hour about her life as the bisexual, OCD daughter of a Catholic deacon and ‘Lemon’ a show about smashing stereotypes around sex, sexuality and relationships.
Catherine’s burgeoning broadcasting career has seen her appear on E4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, Comedy Central UK’s Roast Battle, BBC2’s The Mash Report, Dave's Ultimate Worrier, ITV2's Stand Up Sketch Show and BBC NI's The Blame Game, as well as being a regular co-host on the podcasting phenomenon The Guilty Feminist.
A hugely deft writer and utterly beguiling performer, Catherine is fast becoming an unmissable comedy prospect.
"Packed full of laughs… she’s destined for great things." The Herald
"A star in the making." The Skinny
"A supremely natural quality about her delivery." The List
"Pretty much the perfect comedy package.” Beyond the Joke
Hailing from the small Western Australian town of Busselton, Brodi Snook made her mark on the international stage reaching the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Going from strength to strength she has been a two time RAW Comedy state finalist (WA), and Fosters Golden Jesters finalist.
Brodi was also a writer on the sixth and final series of Aussie late night talk show Live on Bowen. In 2017, Brodi has had successful runs of her solo show, Babe, in both hemispheres, performing at Perth Fringeworld and Brighton Fringe. She also completed a tour of Switzerland performing in Geneva, Basel and Zurich. Now based in the UK, Brodi has appeared on Talk Radio and BBC4 Extra and is quickly becoming a favourite on the UK comedy circuit, having already played the 99 Club, Top Secret, and Glee, to name a few.
“Lovely, smart, understated stuff from a future star.” Ardal O’Hanlon
Joe Jacobs is a London based comedian, rapper and writer. Since 2012, he has performed nationally and internationally, sharing bills with acts including Bill Burr, Stewart Lee and Mr. Motivator.
His live shows effortlessly flit between hip hop and comedy and he’s been seen/heard on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC 6 Music, Radio 1XTRA, plus gained millions of viral video views online. In addition to stand up, as solo artist Jester Jacobs, he’s released regular music since his debut Mental Disorder in 2008.
“Dynamic stage presence and an ironic, arch delivery.” Chortle
“Jewish Mike Skinner with jokes.” The Wee Review
Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year finalist 2016 and Paramount Funniest Student Finalist, Ed Patrick is both comedian and junior doctor, the latter of which provides unique comedic insight into the world of healthcare and the NHS. He makes his hotly anticipated Edinburgh Fringe debut this year with “Junior Optimist” which follows his firsthand experiences, challenges and occasional blind panic working for the much loved, but troubled NHS.
“If I were him I’d quit medicine and do stand-up.” Beyond the Joke
“Masterful, playfully provocative writing.” Chortle
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