PizzaExpress Live’s series of stand-up comedy shows in Holborn has already welcomed some of the UK’s finest comedians, including among others Milton Jones, Harry Hill, James Acaster and Shappi Khorsandi. Each night features three great performers. Whether you've come to see someone in particular or are just curious to see a comedy show, every one of the comedians we are presenting is hugely experienced and has sold out shows in their own right.
Mae Martin is a British-Canadian writer and stand-up comedian. She has previously supported Nina Conti on her UK tour and her first comedy album Mae Martin: Live is available on iTunes. As a previous contract writer for BBC Radio 4, Mae has also written for Newsjack, News Quiz and The Now Show as well as Endemol and Beyond’s YouTube sketch series Sketch My Life.
“This feels like a comedic coming of age for Martin… she has mass appeal, is interesting, hugely likeable, and is above all else is very funny” ****.5 CHORTLE
“Martin’s gentle charm makes it all highly watchable, while her wider thoughtfulness nudges ‘Us’ into something rather important, too” **** THE TIMES
“Astute, provocative, and genuinely funny” ***** EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINES
“It’s hard not to fall for her dorky attitude towards liberality and identity” **** BROADWAY BABY
“Hidden within her jokes is an incredibly raw honesty about sexuality and strange childhood memories”
“An inventive flourish behind his likeable banter… a distinctive wit that should make him one to watch” – Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Instantly likeable” –Three Weeks
“Barry is Eddie Izzard-like in his excellent use of callbacks… a chipper, friendly, and optimistic performer with a strong debut hour of stand-up and enormous potential…I anticipate the rest of his career with great interest.” –Broadway Baby
“Barry is so laid back he’s almost horizontal” **** The List
“A pleasing, assured presence…a degree of skill that belies his youth.” Fest
Naz Osmanoglu, star of BBC’s Flat TV, Horrible Histories and Comedy Central’s Drunk History, is an actor, writer and comedian.
Regularly a face on our screens, Naz has appeared on Live at the Electric(BBC Three), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and Horrible Histories(CBBC) as a core cast member in the 7th series. He’s also acted in Drunk History (Comedy Central), Plebs (ITV2) and Bull (UKTV Gold). In 2016 Naz wrote and starred in the 4-part series Flat TV alongside Tom Rosenthal which aired on both BBC3 and BBC2. Most recently, Naz has performed in the highly-praised Inside Number 9(BBC2), Channel 4’s Back, Comedy Central’s Absolutely Fine and Trauma for ITV.
“A high energy, no-holds-barred hour from the consistently funny Naz” The Telegraph
“Particularly magnetic” The Guardian
“He is a name to remember, however difficult that might be. Very confident, very original and tightly performed” Richard Herring
“Spirited, witty and individual… more energy than a dozen Duracell bunnies” Steve Bennett, Chortle