The Comedy Grotto is a charity fundraising night of laughs tipped by The Independent and The Sunday Times. Time Out praises its "consistently excellent line-ups" that have "comedy connoisseurs drooling".
The Comedy Grotto - Sindhu Vee, Pierre Novellie!
Tuesday 25 September
A brilliant night of award-winning comedians in aid of Syrian refugees
A mix of established names trying new material and bright sparks doing their tightest stuff, this month's amazing acts are:
Sindhu Vee - Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, As seen on "Have I Got News For You"
"Evokes classic American stand ups who have honed their craft over years and are able to turn it to any subject for big laughs...caustic wit that twinkles under the surface" ★★★★ - Fest
★★★★ - The Times
Pierre Novellie - as seen on BBC Two's "The Mash Report"
"A show packed full of belly laughs...impressively written" ★★★★★ - Metro
"Pierre Novellie is wonderful...A tremendous presence...his wit is old school, yet his humour is still fresh. There’s a class to his act" ★★★★★ - EdFestMag
"Evidence of a comic approaching the top of his game with potential still to develop" ★★★★.5 - Chortle
Brett Goldstein - Star of Ricky Gervais' "Derek" and superhero movie "SuperBob"
"Captivating storyteller" ★★★★ - Chortle
"Goldstein has crafted a thoughtful, deeply personal hour with lots of big laughs" ★★★★ - Fest
Olga Koch (MC) - Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, As heard on BBC Radio 4's "The Now Show"
"Unique, interesting and, most importantly, very funny...an extremely promising debut from a bright new comedy talent" ★★★★ - The Skinny
"An assured and endearing hour of stand-up storytelling...a very confident debut" ★★★★ - The Telegraph
Evelyn Mok - As seen on Comedy Central's "Stand-Up Central"
"An intelligent and sensitive show which seamlessly weaves personal anecdotes with complex cultural and political themes...refreshing hour of finely crafted stand-up" ★★★★ - The Skinny
Alex Kealy - Evening Standard's Best Jokes of Edinburgh 2017
"A storming show from the whimsical funnyman" - The Sunday Times
“Clever comedy...you come out feeling like you’ve done yourself some internal damage from laughing so much” ★★★★ - Shortcom
"Fresh, insightful, and original...a name to watch out for in the future" ★★★★ - FringeGuru
Caroline Mabey - Guardian's Best Jokes of Edinburgh 2017
"Oddball Genius" Chortle
"A mischievous, kooky talent" Time Out
"Deranged offspring of Vic Reeves, Harry Hill and Floella Benjamin" Evening Standard
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