The Good Ship Comedy Club presents John Kearns
Monday 20 March
DOUBLE EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD WINNER 2013/2014
The most original, odd, off-beat and hilarious alternative comic to arise this decade, John Kearns is an act who has forged his own raggedy path all the way to success. Already renowned as a key part of the ‘Weirdos’ collective, John staked his claim for comedy greatness with an award-winning show full of non-sequiturs, surrealism and engaging daftness. Following that he became the only comic in the history of the Fringe to back up his best newcomer win with a best show gong the year after. Since then he’s appeared on Radio 4, written for Sky’s ‘Psychobitches’ and taken a lead role in BBC3’s ‘Top Coppers’.
“A true comedy original.” ★★★★ Time Out
“Kearns could be your new king of comedy.” ★★★★ Evening Standard
Danny Ward’s observational humour and his slightly manic style are both endearing and very funny. He can turn the everyday trials that we all experience into piercingly well dissected anecdotes of exasperation and obsession – with wonderfully hilarious solutions. Professional since 2010, Danny performs throughout the UK and abroad at clubs, theatres and festivals.
“Delightfully clever punchlines… He endears himself with an engaging if unusual style of language. Wordy but accessibly so, he throws in sneaky puns and well-hidden one-liners that reward the attentive listener without alienating anyone that missed them. It’s clever stuff.” Chortle
An irreverent Kiwi comedian with a warm, quick-witted and frank take on life, love, sex and politics, Jake was named Reading New Act of the Year in 2015 and is now a regular support act at many major clubs around the country.
WITH 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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