The biggest and best new-material night in London bops up to Salford with the BLOAT (Best Line-up Of All Time).
Suspiciously Cheap Comedy: Salford Edition
Monday 30 April
ft. Ed Gamble, Tez Ilyas + Lucy Pearman
Razor-sharp stand-up. Off of Mock The Week (BBC Two), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Conan (TBS), Almost Royal (E4), Russell Howard's Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC Three) and Man Down (Channel 4). 'A master of unlocking the humour in everything' **** (List, 2016). "He is on irresistible form" **** (Telegraph, 2016).
Slick, smart, subversive stand-up. Star of BBC Radio 4's TEZ Talks, BBC Two's Live from the BBC and BBC Three's Man Like Mobeen. 'Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up' (Guardian). 'Radiantly entertaining' **** (Times). 'A vital discussion of some of the most difficult issues facing this country' **** (Telegraph).
Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee 2017. Let loose from LetLuce, Lucy Pearman is on her ‘first steps on the road to household name.’ ★★★★ Sunday Times. ‘Almost impossible not to laugh.’ ★★★★ Scotsman. ‘Breathtakingly inventive… Blooming marvelous.’ ★★★★ Fest. ‘Pearman is excellent.’ Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke.
PLUS HOSTED/GAP-FILLED BY:
Sweaty one-man cartoons. 'A fabulous, breakneck performer who morphs feverishly between characters and ideas'. (The Independent). **** ‘Brilliant stuff..A niftily constructed, frenetical hour’ (The Guardian). **** ‘Excellently crafted...Quickfire jokes, rich call-backs and expensive stunts rattle past’ (Sunday Times). ***** 'Irrepressibly funny...It's phenomenal. Just go' (Fest).
GEIN’S FAMILY GIFTSHOP
Your new favourite sketch group, you just don’t know it yet. Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2014. Winners: Best New Sketch Act and Audience Choice Award at London Sketchfest 2014. ***** (The Sunday Times, The Skinny, Arts Award Voice, Broadway Baby, Short Com), **** (Mail on Sunday, Time Out, Metro, Fest, Gigglebeats).
AND RESIDENT OUT-OF-OUR-LEAGUE MC:
Leicester Mercury Finalist, Amused Moose finalist and Chortle Award Nominee. 'A storming hour of intellectual chuckles' (Skinny). **** 'Passionate, smart and yes, bloody funny' (Scotsman). **** 'Darkness wrapped in glitter as she delivers some brutal jokes with a disarming smile' (Chortle).
[Please note: in rare cases lineups are, for factors beyond our control, subject to change.]
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