Objectively Funny Festival: Day 10

Saturday 29 September

The Albany


15:00 – 23:55
The Albany240 Great Portland St
Fitzrovia
London W1W 5QU
It's a big fat all-dayer featuring whipsmart critical darlings and audience-adored idiots. Reserve seats to all the shows you want, or get a wristband for a fiver and chuck the acts some money after each show!

15:00 - Luke Rollason's Planet Earth
16:20 - Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!
17:40 - Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows
19:00 - William Andrews: Willy
20:20 - Seán Morley: I Apologise for My Recent Behaviour
21:40 - Helen Duff: How Deep is Your Duff
23:00 - Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth is a low-budget, one-man nature documentary set in a future where our worst predictions came true – following ecological collapse, thousands of endangered species are extinct, including the BBC. But one plucky (and unpaid) intern isn't giving up, and right on programming schedule, we're getting series three. Armed with obsolete office supplies and a surreal imagination, nature's weirdos are brought back to life by the ‘hugely entertaining’ (Chortle.co.uk) Luke Rollason. ‘A hilariously fun hour of clowning’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Nominated for the ONCA Green Curtain Sustainability Award.

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

Johannes Dullin’s comedy is absurd, silly, postmodern and completely unpredictable. The audience laughs – and often doesn’t know why. With his insistent pranks, he infinitely potentiates the absurd, and even the biggest inanities exude existential power in his piece. In Come Along and Bring a Friend!, the brutal poet invites us to a place where the profane plays ping-pong with the profound while reason lies chained under the table. 'Johannes Dullin is a rascal you should take seriously' (Neues Deutschland). 'A magical moment of dadaism and a true discovery' (Der Tagesspiegel).

Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows

Feeling pressured by his success last year with The Elvis Dead, Rob Kemp returns with ten(!) shows stuck to a spinning wheel. He'll perform whichever show it stops on. The idiot. Will it be Beatlesjuice? Godzilla with puppets? Something self-referential set in a bookshop? Who knows? Not him, cos the wheel definitely isn't rigged. Join Rob as he wrestles with technical issues, homemade props and the eternal question: what do they want from me? 100% absolutely no singing. Probably. There may be... look, it's March as I write this. Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.

William Andrews: Willy

A joyful return to stand-up for this cult idiot. William is wholeheartedly embracing the Willy he always was, telling remarkable stories with a beguiling blend of daft creativity and ingenuity. Yes, he was in Alan Partridge, for like a tiny bit. Yes, he had a spot on Him and Her. Yes, he was in the second series of Broadchurch (the one that didn't make sense), but no, for the last time, he wasn't in Horrible Histories (he was in the other one). 'All hail the comedians you could never clone' (Times).

Seán Morley: I Apologise for My Recent Behaviour

Remorseful absurdist Sean Morley plays with guilt, blame, forgiveness and audience expectations in this genre-bending stand-up apology. 'Creative in his outlook and bold with his audience manipulation, creating the sort of encounter you'll talk about for some time afterwards' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). 'The up and coming talent of the surrealist genre' (BroadwayBaby.com). As heard on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. In the centre of my chest is a dense heavy weight and every day I feel it dragging me towards the centre of the Earth.

Helen Duff: How Deep is Your Duff

Whip-smart stream-of-consciousness comedy from 'master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com), Helen Duff. Duff dives to 'a level of intimacy most acts wouldn't dare' ★★★★ (Skinny) and 'it's a joy to behold' ★★★★ (EdFestMag.com). 'Bold, subversive and very funny... a formidable comic' ★★★★ (Scotsman) slips beneath the skin of standard storytelling to explode paradigms with paint gun precision. As seen on BBC Three and alongside Will Ferrell in Holmes and Watson. 'Duff is incredibly funny and deserves any and all praise that comes her way' ★★★★ (Skinny).

Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman

Who runs the world? Not this bitch. I handed the keys to a drunk guy. Come see Spring Day (her real name!), voted Brooklyn's Best Comedian, tell true tales of the selfishly selfless. It’s a night of sharp, dark, brutal and relentlessly bubbly comedy that is straight from the heart and hits below the belt. You'll laugh, be inspired and feel better about your lot in life, you patronizing bastard. 'A definite must-see!' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Wickedly delivered punchlines. The audience absolutely loved her, no doubt you will too' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Lineup subject to change.
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