Eric Lampaert is a standup comedian, writer and actor that has appeared on BBC2, BBC3, Ch4, Ch5, E4, ITV2, HBO and Comedy Central. He studied at École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris & Theatre Arts at Middlesex University in London. Eric has performed stand up around the world including, the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival 2014 in Montreal where his set recorded for TV went out on Comedy Central UK, the Johannesburg Comedy Festival in 2017, several solo shows at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he has supported Eddie Izzard (in English and French), performed a theatre run of his solo show in Paris last year, and in June 2016 he won the ComediHa Best International Comedian Award in Quebec. Eric is slowly but surely making a name for himself in TV in both the UK and France. His appearances include Life’s Too Short (HBO), The Midnight Beast (E4), Impractical Jokers (BBC3) host of How To Survive A Disaster Movie (Channel 5) and starred in a prime time show for TF1 France. He’s even starred alongside Bruce Willis in a TV commercial! Co-starring in this motion picture Moonwalkers, alongside Rupert Grint and Ron Perlman. A lead role in AmStarDam (Stoner Express) which has been nominated as Best UK feature film at Raindance Festival & at the National Film Awards. And with a substantial role in Luc Besson’s upcoming film Valerian & The City of a Thousand Planets, due for release in summer 2017, Eric is fast on his way to becoming a silver-screen star.
"Delightfully weird." **** Time Out
"Likeable, sweeping the audience in the sheer energy of his performance. The strength of his scatty character rips through the room like a mini-hurricane." **** Chortle
"Quirky, with an eye for the absurd and a couple of near-Izzardian flourishes." The Stage
Originally from Nottingham, Sarah Keyworth is fast-becoming a regular on the London circuit and has recently supported Stewart Francis on tour. Her material is a mix of honest anecdotal storytelling about her Midlands upbringing, made surreal with the occasional addition of a silly observation. She delivers sharp lines with a cheeky smile and moments of sudden deadpan that leave the audience wanting more.
“Charming.” The Independent
“Excellently deadpan.” Huffington Post
A London-based comic, he has reached the final of the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of The Year competition, twice made the semi-finals of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award (as broadcast on BBC Radio 2, Radio 4 and Radio 4Extra), won/survived numerous gong shows (‘King Gong; Beat The Frog; Up The Creek’s The Blackout), and performed his debut hour “ALOOF!” at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to critical acclaim, as well as at the Leicester and Brighton Fringes.
“Packed with inventive, cliche-phobic comedy that makes a strong impression for its creativity…the hit rate is high for a comedian who doesn’t seek sanctuary in the safety of the familiar.” Chortle
Geordie Giant Luke is a stand-up/writer/actor/podcaster/bloke. He’s a talented chap, having reached many new act finals and since then has been sharply making his way through the circuit to be a trusty headliner. He has performed extensively in the UK & also abroad, doing shows in the Balkans, Scandinavia, Luxembourg, Spain, Belgium AND Bahrain.
He has written & performed three full-length solo shows in the last 3 years. “Luke Benson: Makes Something of Himself”, a show about turning 30 & trying to do well. “Legendary Feet”. A show looking at mythology & trying to write ones own legend through worthy feats. “Backseat Hero”: A show about being stalked by a Taxi-Driver. Funnier than it sounds.He has appeared on Channel4, Channel 5, GinxTV, Radio 1, 6Music, Radio4, Capital, Virgin and Absolute Radio & written for BBC Radio4 & Sky.
“Impressive verbal dexterity that was thoughtful, clever and very funny. He did it again later, and then again…Luke Benson is a genuinely funny guy and deserves more than his fair share of the Edinburgh audience.” Gigglebeats “A quirky observational set that earns him lots of applause…He looks the part, he’s got the talent, and it’s easy to imagine him on the telly.” Sunday Times
As one fifth of The Noise Next Door – the finest improv troupe this isle has produced in the twenty-first century – Tom has spent the last decade making up tremendous nonsense on every comedy stage of note, from The Comedy Store’s New Year’s Eve show to sold-out crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe. He’s going it alone tonight so expect all sorts of weird and wonderful, daft and silly surprise.
“Comedy gold… Staggeringly well executed.” The Guardian
“More laughs per show than all the others in Edinburgh combined.” GQ
AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:
BEN VAN DER VELDE
Standing a statutesque five foot five inches high (not in heels) and weighing in at eleven stone (on a good day) Ben is the current light-middleweight contender for compering champion of Kilburn.
“Sharp and crafty gagsmith.” Chortle
“Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
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