GOOD SHIP COMEDY PRESENTS KERRY GODLIMAN
Monday 14 October
with Sally-Anne Hayward, Babatunde Aleshe, Kieran Boyd and Chelsea Birkby
The charmingly straight-talking, quick-witted Kerry Godliman is one of the country’s best performers. Both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor, Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC’s Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk, Celebrity Pointless and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats. She is also a regular on BBC Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed The News Quiz, The Now Show and Just A Minute as well as her own series Kerry’s List.
Kerry’s acting talents have seen her receive critical acclaim for her role as Hannah in Ricky Gervais’ hit series Derek for Chanel 4, ITV1’s Bad Move where she plays Nicky, as well as starring in the Netflix feature film Mascots and Sky’s Carter’s Get Rich. She has also starred in Crackanory, Him And Her, Miranda, Getting On, Extras, Home Time, Our Girl and Channel 4’s Spoons, also appearing in several stage plays including England People Very Nice at the National Theatre.
“Goes for the jugular. Quick wit, frank and engaging.” Independent
“Exquisitely crowd-pleasing form.” Evening Standard
“A phenomenally acute bullshit detector… brilliantly casual and unpretentious.” The Guardian
“Hits a nerve with every observation. Honest, smart and very funny.” Ricky Gervais
Sally-Anne Hayward combines the things you shouldn't like about your best friend's mum with the sensibilities of Jack the Ripper.
Her confident persona and quick wit have rapidly made her a much sought-after comedian, whether working for The Comedy Store or hosting the comedy stage at Glastonbury.
She has proven her writing talents with numerous Edinburgh Fringe shows and can display a depth of material that marks out the best comic talent. She has performed all over the world and has provided tour support for Sarah Millican, Russell Howard and Russell Kane.
"Bubbly stream of comedy anecdotes.” Chortle
"Exceptionally funny," The Independent
WINNER: BEST NEWCOMER - BLACK ENTERTAINMENT COMEDY AWARDS
Fast rising young star Babatunde Aléshé is already one of the biggest names on the Black British comedy circuit.
With Nigerian heritage but married to a Jamaican, he’s become known for authentically drawing comedy from experiences which perfectly reflect the richness of modern day life, in all its diversity. Passionate about being the all-out family man, his stand up presents a hilariously fresh perspective on his newfound life. Each powerhouse performance oozes charisma and showcases impeccable stagecraft and comic timing.
Whilst regularly performing for thousands at iconic venues such as the O2 and Hackney Empire, Babatunde has also already authored provocative factual content drawing his own powerful story of growing up poor in inner city London.
Most recently he was selected to appear on Dave Chapelle’s live showcase The Process, solidifying his place as one of stand up’s most exciting breakout talents.
Tapping into subjects such as mental health, da club and Pitbull, Chelsea makes difficult topics easy to laugh at. She is a frequent new act of the year finalist and her mind his a hive of off-kilter comedy invention.
"Good gags." 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
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