19th July 2016
A popular event every July – not one to be missed.
Only 90 tickets available !
Comedian, writer, filmmaker and voice-over artist Tom Ward has made a name for himself in comedy as a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014, Leicester Square New Comedian Final 2013 and NATY Final 2014. Tom has forged a successful and unique path in the industry, with his inventive style incorporating his voice-over talents and improvisation, in addition to his innovative writing.
“Unique, unpredictable, and able to carry off jokes about the oddest of things…Definitely someone to look out for.” (London is Funny)
“Fine writing, evoking silly images and ideas, combines with a distinctive look to make him memorable.” (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
In May 2015 Tom was booked to perform two shows at Utrecht International Comedy Festival, one of 50 comics from around the world hand-picked for the event. In August 2015 he will be sharing an Edinburgh Festival hour with Andy Storey at Cowgatehead UpOne S, titled ‘A Ward Winning Storey’. Tom will also be performing in CKP’s Lunchtime Special package show every day at The Tron.
Pierre Novellie was born in Johannesburg in South Africa but moved to the Isle of Man when he was a boy. He is one of the best up-and-coming comedians in the United Kingdom – you may recognise him from BBC Three’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live or 4OD’s comedy series Taxi Gags.
Pierre’s 2015 Edinburgh show, Pierre Novellie is Anxious Peter was received well by audiences and critics alike, with The Scotsman, Chortle, The List and Broadway Baby (among others) all giving it 4 stars.
Pierre has since been nominated for Best Club Comic at the 2016 Chortle Awards, and is currently filming for Channel 4’s Comedy Blaps. He was also a guest on BBC Radio 4’s The Rest is History hosted by Frank Skinner, which will be broadcast later this year.
Pierre has also been a guest on the‘Joke Thieves’ pilot for BBC Two; and recently starred in a music video for the band Walking Aida. He opened for Gary Delaney and Hal Cruttenden on their latest tours, and has written for television on Adam Buxton’s Shed of Christmas.
He learned his trade in the Cambridge Footlights where he was vice president and co-wrote and starred in their sell-out 2012 International Tour Show “Perfect Strangers”. Pierre was also the first comedian to perform at the Large Hadron Collider facility in Geneva, even though his degree is in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Studies.
“Wry, confident observational comedy…well crafted, hilarious.” The Sunday Times
“The dawn of a major talent” The Guardian
“One to watch” Time Out
“Slick and slightly offbeat… sometimes redolent of Eddie Izzard” Chortle
“An absolute pleasure to watch” Broadway Baby
Chortle Award Nominee 2014
The Skinny Awards: Best Debutant Nominee 2014
Amused Moose Comedy Award Nominee 2014
Winner: Amused Moose Laugh-Off 2013
Finalist: Chortle Student Comedian of The Year 2012
Originally from Birmingham, and now living in London, Darren Harriott is a hit on the live circuit and a regular at clubs such as The Stand (Headlining their Red Raw nights), Beat the Frog, Baby Blue, The Glee Club, Highlight, Comedy Cafe, Covent Garden Comedy Club and Angel Comedy. A confident performer with a captivating charm, Darren’s comedy deals with everything from subverting stereotypes, to everyday observations, to that juiciest of topics, religion – all with a cutting edge, and a great beard.
In 2015 Darren performed as part of ‘The Lunchtime Special’ at the Edinburgh Festival – a daily comedy club that regularly sold out. He also performed at guest spots all over the city. Darren is currently working on his solo show for 2016, and developing his acting career.
NORRIS and PARKER
Hailed as fearless performers and skilled writers, Katie Norris and Sinead Parker will lure you into their web of dark and surreal comedy like two black widows in lycra.
The duo met at the Manchester Met School of Theatre shackled together by a shared birthday, a shared flat and a shared infatuation with Kate Bush. Their growing reputation and cult following resulted in sell out shows at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
‘The bizarre isolationists, the power crazed, the sublimated, the sexually confused and more…’ ***** The Skinny
‘A relentless hour of fast and furious comedy’ ***** The Good Review
‘A truly formidable double act.’ ***** The Public Reviews
‘Topical, political, sexual and nonsensical.’ ***** Tusk
‘Surreal, fun and frankly pretty ridiculous’ **** Whatsonstage