Dissecting The Joke

Tuesday 3 September

Backyard Comedy Club

A night of comedy about all things health and medicine!

19:30 – 22:30
Backyard Comedy Club231 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 0EL
Dissecting the joke – a night of comedy about all things health and medicine. Contrary to popular belief (and lazy comedy writing) laughter isn’t the best medicine, but it will take your mind off the fact you’re probably falling apart at the seams. An amazing lineup of comedians and doctors tell you everything you did (and didn’t) want to know about staying alive in the NHS.


Thanyia Moore

One of the hardest working comedians on the circuit. In 2017 she joined the likes of Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho, Sarah Millican, Miss London Hughes, and Desiree Birch when she was crowned Funny Women Champion.

As seen in the Bafta winning Jamie Johnson (CBBC), Pure (C4) and BBC Quickies.

Funny Women – Winner

Benji Waterstones

Benji Waterstones is northern psychiatrist struggling to adjust to life in London. When he moved to the capital 5 years ago, instead of turning to conventional therapy he started writing jokes

As heard on Mar Watson’s 26.2 hour comedy marathon

So You Think You Are Funny – Finalist
Leicester Square New Comedian – Finalist

“Perfect and hilarious” – Buzzfeed

Chloe Petts

Chloe Petts’ “inexhaustibly funny mind” (Diva Magazine) and “compelling presence” (Steve Bennett, Chortle) has established her as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit.

Chloe is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC Comedy Award, was a finalist of Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Awards 2017 and came runner-up in the Funny Women Awards 2017.

She was recently heard on BBC Five Live’s Fighting Talk and has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts and BBC 3 Quickies.

Michael Akadiri

Michael Akadiri is a London based, born and bred stand up comic who has been tipped by ‘One to Watch’ by Amused Moose, has in his short career to date, won London’s notorious King Gong and has reached multiple competition finals, most notably, the 2019 Amused Moose New National Comic Award. He also happens to be a junior doctor, but we’re far less impressed by that.

"Assured stage presence" - Chortle

“skilled finalist” - Chortle


Manraj Bahra is a former stand-up comedian and Matt has convinced him to return to talk about the time he almost died from a massive tumour in his chest.

“Looked so cute but was so dark” – an MC whose name I’ve forgotten

Chortle Student Comedy Award 2012 – semi finalist (i.e. was promising during the era of the coalition government)

“Will be informative if nothing else” – Manraj, managing your expectations

MC - Matt Hutchinson

Matt is a doctor - this has made his parents very proud. He’s also a stand up comedian, this has made his parents very confused.

Hackney Empire New Act of the Year - Finalist
Leicester Square New Comedian - Finalist
BBC New Comedy Award – Semi Finalist
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