Suspiciously Cheap Comedy: New Year Edition

Sunday 28 January

Backyard Comedy Club

ft Nina Conti, Sofie Hagen, Tash Demetriou + Ellie White, + Darren Harriott


18:30 – 22:30
Backyard Comedy Club231 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 0EL
The biggest and best new-material night in London returns, with the biggest and best acts. Come and ring in the New Year at the best night in town.

FEATURING:

NINA CONTI
Olympic-level voice-thrower Nina Conti has won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film. 'Devastatingly witty' **** (Times). 'Gut-bustingly funny' **** (Daily Telegraph). 'Nothing like it onstage' (Evening Standard).

SOFIE HAGEN
Laser-sharp taboo removal. As seen and heard on BBC3, BBC1, Radio 4, Comedy Central and Channel 4. Winner Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015. Winner 2014 Chortle Awards Best Newcomer. ***** “Hilarious… clever, touching and funny” The Mirror. ****1/2 “Hagen’s debut hour is fantastic… consistently funny, personal, and a slyly powerful show…this certainly is the show of a winner” Chortle. **** “Compelling, beautifully constructed… Hagen is a lovable guide through a tale that digs deep, but with a very light touch” The Guardian. **** “A charming show, if littered with unexpected filth” Sunday Times. **** “There are few comedians who make a room as warm as Sofie Hagen does… the Danish comic has impeccable control of her craft“ The Times.

DARREN HARRIOTT
Megastar in waiting. Sorry - megastar in comedy. Awful at waiting - look how much he's already done: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee 2017. **** Evening Standard – “Passionate, articulate, witty.” **** The Sunday Times – “This sharp debut explores his many contradictions with primetime warmth. Watch him.” Guardian Recommended Show 2017

TASH DEMETRIOU + ELLIE WHITE
Anarchic double act. As seen/heard on: Vic and Bob's House of Fools (BBC Two), Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme (BBC Radio 4), Stath (E4), Inside No. 9 (BBC Two), The Other One (BBC Two), Top Coppers (BBC Three). ‘Undisputed stars’ (Fest). ‘Comic genius’ (Skinny).

PLUS HOSTED/GAP-FILLED BY:

GOOSE
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:

KIRI PRITCHARD-McLEAN
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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