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Wednesday 24 October

Backyard Comedy Club

A comedy fundraiser for Help Refugees

19:00 – 22:30
Backyard Comedy Club231 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 0EL
A night of hilarity for a spectacular charity: Help Refugees.

Help Refugees is not simply another aid organisation. It's a group of everyday people, taking joint action to improve lives of refugees throughout the world. In less than three years, it has become the biggest facilitator of grassroots aid in Europe, with more than 80 projects across the continent and the Middle East.

The line-up includes:

Novelist, star of Taskmaster and one of the UK's most beloved stand-ups. Renowned for his exhaustive Edinburgh Fringe (and, latterly, Comic Relief) shows that exceeded 24-hours, stretched the boundaries of comedy and received a host of industry awards.
"Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable" - The Telegraph
"Mark Watson is a prodigy" - The Guardian
"Unstoppably funny" - The Times
"Belly laugh brilliant ... the audience was weeping with laughter" - Time Out

Star of the new series of Taskmaster, an Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer nominee and winner of the 2010 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Award. As seen on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Would I Lie To You?, Have I Got News For You and Drunk History.
"Certain belly laughs" - The Sunday Times
"Slick, distinctive, and funny" - Chortle
"Master of the intellectual dick joke" - Time Out
"With a last name like Wang ... most comedians would find it hard to resist a few penis jokes. Phil Wang is no exception" - The Manchester Review

Named as one of Vogue's top five female comedians, a So You're Think You're Funny finalist and as seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, The Russell Howard Hour, Live from the BBC and The One Show.
"Appealingly acidic ... a great comic sensibility with moments of sparkling verve" - The Guardian
"Quick witted acerbic stand up from someone who could soon be a household name" - The Skinny
"Solid gold material on top of a beautifully brutal turn of phrase" - Fest
"Bold, whip-smart and unabashedly honest" - The Herald

As seen on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, The Russell Howard Hour and more. Named among the top comics to watch by Vogue, Elle, The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out.
"Thank the Gods of comedy" - Chortle
"Outrageous and sassy" - The Times
"One of the best innovators in comedy" - Fest
"When Lou rips a room into hysteria, she really rips it hard" - The Sun

Writer and star of his own BBC sitcom, Sunny D. As seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, Live from the BBC, Tonight at the London Palladium and more.
"Observational comedy at its finest" - The Independent
"A thunderingly charismatic comic" - The Guardian
"Baptiste is a comical genius" - Fest
"Outstanding" - The Scotsman

Creator and host of the Partly Political Broadcast podcast, tour support for Frankie Boyle and actor in Fresh Meat. Also co-runs Comedy 4 Kids across the UK, curated the world's first ever Twitter Comedy Club and, in 2015, had his back shaved by Gillian Anderson, as part of Mark Watson's 27 Hour Show for Comic Relief.
"A perennial contender for the title of most affable person in comedy" - The Scotsman
"Opinionated yet likeable" - The Guardian
"Gets the juxtaposition between heavy context and winning punchlines right when it is most needed" - Fest
"Very funny ... fiercely political" - Time Out

Choose Love shop!
A raffle (with surprisingly good prizes)!

Early Bird Tickets: £15 (limited number available until 14 days before the event)
Standard Tickets: £18 (available online until 6pm on the day of the show)
Tickets on the door: £20 (available only if the show is not sold out)

Line-up is subject to change. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
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