Berk's Nest Previews

Sunday 13 May

The Albany

Lolly Adefope, Kieran Hodgson, Emma Sidi & more

– Saturday 19 May, 22:00
The Albany240
Great Portland S
London W1W 5QU

Sunday 13th May - Tessa Coates & Jack Barry
Monday 14th - Olga Koch & Evelyn Mok
Tuesday 15th - Lolly Adefope & Ben Pope
Wednesday 16th - Kieran Hodgson & Daniel Cook
Thursday 17th - Paul Mayhew-Archer & Tom Neenan
Friday 18th - Egg & Special Guest Mawaan Rizwan
Saturday 19th - Emma Sidi & Lola & Jo

THURSDAY 17/05/2018

Paul Mayhew-Archer & Tom Neenan

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

The co-writer of 'The Vicar of Dibley' has Parkinson's but he's still laughing. Following an award-winning BBC documentary ‘Parkinson’s: The Funny Side’ and a triumphant debut at London’s Comedy Store, here’s a one-man show about the therapeutic power of comedy. Paul is not contagious, but he is worth catching.

Tom Neenan: It’s Always Infinity

Tom’s girlfriend has vanished, so he has done what any right minded man would do and turned his search for her into an ‘important’ piece of multi-character- multi-media theatre. In reality It’s Always Infinity is a narrative character comedy show about toxic masculinity and the questionable role of the male creator presented by a version of Tom who sees himself as “One of the good guys” but is anything but. It combines projection, storytelling and character comedy to tell a story where Tom reveals what an awful person he is.
***** Three Weeks
**** - Telegraph

FRIDAY 18/05/2018

Egg & Special Guest Mawaan Rizwaan

Egg: Richard Pictures

Stars of award-winning fringe favourites BattleActs (BBC Radio 1), Anna and Emily are two off-white women who are ready to ask all the big questions that have nothing to do with fertility. That’s not why they’re called EGG. Come on, guys.
“hilarious, silly and ab-achingly beautiful” **** - Funny Women
“off-kilter and completely fresh” **** - Three Weeks
Funny Women Best Show 2016 Nominee 

Mawaan Rizwan: Juice

Mawaan brings you a deeply personal and skilfully physical show about love, freedom and Missy Elliot. Fresh from supporting Simon Amstell on his 40-date UK tour, over 18 million views on YouTube, star of Carnage, BAFTA-winning Murdered By My Father, ITV's Next of Kin and BBC's How Gay is Pakistan? 'A mischievous performer, with a no-holds-barred physicality and high wattage charm' (Guardian). 'Enchanting, playful and sexy' (ScotsGay).

SATURDAY 19/05/2018

Lola & Jo & Emma Sidi

Lola & Jo: Focus Groupies

Character comedians Lola & Jo (**** The List) are pretty certain they have a revolutionary show on their hands. To double check, they’ve wisely employed Leslie & Jackie from almost-award-winning market research company ‘Focus On’ (Runner-up ‘Keep Talking' Award
1997), to gather feedback on their potentially groundbreaking show. Research purposes only; NO refreshments, travel reimbursements or life affirming insights. Laughter NOT guaranteed.
“Female duos you need to see” - The Independent
“Raising the sketch stakes with insightful and masterful work” **** - The List
“Lola and Jo are fantastic... a gallery of neurotic weirdos" **** - Shortcom

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Critically acclaimed character comedian and contemporary somatic movement enthusiast Emma Sidi brings her third hour of comedy gymnastics to the Edinburgh Fringe. An original and hilarious show of graceful heroes who are having a bit of a tough time. Includes dancing. As seen TV (W1A, Pls Like, Climaxed) and as heard on radio (The Now Show, Ladhood, Spotlight Tonight).
'A-grade stuff, invigoratingly fresh." **** - Telegraph
'A comic of considerable skill... a notch above many of her peers.’ **** - Chortle
'Sidi creates a show so good I wish I could binge it’. **** - Three Weeks
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