GOOD SHIP COMEDY PRESENTS IVO GRAHAM
Monday 4 November
+ INEL TOMLINSON, DANNY CLIVES, CERYS BRADLEY + MORE
EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE: BEST SHOW 2019
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. Since then 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.
His immense talent and hard work culminated in his most recent solo show - 'The Game of Life' - being nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Fringe. There are very few comics as charming, articulate, self-deprecating and slyly subversive as Ivo. Every show with him in is a gold-encrusted treat and we're incredibly excited to welcome him back to our club.
“Hilarious…Graham is as funny as anyone in town.” The Times
“One of the country's true stand-up gems.” The List
“A fine joke writer and constructor of routines.” The Guardian
Inel Tomlinson exudes the type of magnetic charm, charisma and talent that instantly demands your attention whether on TV, stage or radio. Coupled with an electric smile and the world’s loudest laugh, it’s hard not to fall for his exuberant personality, which radiates throughout his extensive body of work.
As one half of Johnny & Inel, the UK’s first black comedy double act, Inel showcases his diverse acting and writing talents as he embodies a plethora of colourful comic roles on their hit CBBC TV show ‘The Johnny & Inel Show’. Not content with taking Kids TV by storm, the duo took control of the airwaves with the all-new Virgin Radio UK lineup in a prime Friday night 7pm-11pm slot with their show packed full of banter & great music to kickstart the weekend!
He regularly performs at live comedy shows all over the country where his portrayals of interesting characters coupled with his mixture of comedic timing, nostalgia and eye for the ridiculous keeps the audience in stitches from start to finish.
"His observations are inspired and original… definitely one to watch." Chortle
"With a huge amount of confidence, he knew how to reach out to an audience with one of the strongest deliveries of the night… A name to watch out for." The Stage
As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 2. In his short career Danny has already achieved an awful lot, acting as tour support for Joe Lycett and Guz Khan, appearing in the BBC New Act of the Year final and at the prestigious Pleasance Reserve at the Edinburgh Festival.
"Danny Clives turns life's struggles into understated brilliantly observed gags. Very funny." Joe Lycett
Cerys performs stand-up comedy at science comedy nights, LGBTQ+ comedy nights and just comedy comedy nights, they perform to sold out crowds and the occasional empty pub basement.
They use a unique blend of biting sarcasm, goofy anecdotes, and powerpoint draw to tackle topics like institutional homophobia within science and their parents' divorce.
They have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, Greenman Festival and Brighton Fringe and with the Science Showoff, Dr Jigg's Bowson, the Variables Presents..., the Vagina Museum, and the LOL Word.
Celya Ab is the most unique emerging talent on the UK circuit. Originally from Paris, France and of French – Algerian origins. Celya is now residing in the sunny city of Birmingham and has been making a huge impression on the UK comedy scene despite only starting her comedy career in 2017. Able to perform in French & English, Celya’s sharp writing brings a unique look into life as a EU expat living in post brexit Britain. With a very likeable stage presence and natural ability Celya looks destined for the top
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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