A work in progress show in which comedian and music journalist Gabriel breaks down the trials and tribulations of having a unique taste in music. He’s a lifelong music obsessive with an eclectic taste which often confuses others; after all, how can you love Captain Beefheart, N.W.A and Morrissey without being called weird? A show about how you should be judged by what you put in your headphones.
‘Refreshingly steers away from cliched routines and stereotypes’ (Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke.co.uk).
Join sketch duo Norris and Parker plus rising star Kwame Asante as they delve into their newest shows!
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.
In 2015 their Edinburgh show All Our Friends Are Dead gained a cult following and resulted in a sell-out run at the Caves. Last year they brought their brand new show See You at The Gallows to the Pleasance Courtyard – a sordid soiree full of sketches, characters and songs. It was a hit with audiences and critics alike, accruing numerous 4 and 5 star reviews. In February 2017 they performed the show at the Soho Theatre.
KWAME ASANTE Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year Winner and Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year finalist. After wow-ing the comedy world at the very start of his career, Kwame went onto study medicine at UCL. He’s now a qualified doctor who will present his debut hour at Edinburgh 2017.
A new series of stand-up shows from the people behind critically acclaimed The Rat Pack stand-up comedy. We present the best comedians in distinct and inspiring shows at one of London’s best comedy venues, the Camden Comedy Club.
Time Out Critics Choice
‘Classy stand-up show. Laid-back, cheesy, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe’ Time Out
Andrew is a writer and comedian. He is the co-writer of internet sensation Jonathan Pie, the spoof news reporter created by Tom Walker. Andrew started writing for Pie in December 2015, and since then has collaborated with Tom on weekly online videos and a live show which toured the UK culminating in a sell-out performance at the London Palladium. Their online video responding to the US election result has had in excess of 130 million views.
Andrew recently appeared at the Soho Theatre, London, in his fifth solo stand-up show Future Tense. Andrew’s previous solo stand-up shows are Minimalism!, Zero Tolerance, Whatever it Takes, and Crash Course in Depravity. All five of his solo shows have run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
His plays include Borderland (national tour for 7:84, Scotland), Jimmy Murphy Makes Amends (BBC Radio 4) and The Second Mr Bailey (BBC Radio 4). He is currently working on a new play Reacher’s Point which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.
He has worked on a number of musicals with Craig Adams, including adaptations of Terry Pratchett’s Soul Music (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough), and Dodie Smith’s The Hundred and One Dalmatians (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough). Last year he adapted Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in collaboration with platinum-selling singer/songwriter Duke Special. Andrew and Duke Special are currently working on an adaptation of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.
DARREN HARRIOTT Darren Harriott is one of the most exciting up-and-coming comedians on the circuit. He recently appeared on ‘Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central’, supporting Jimmy Carr; and in 2016 headed to the Edinburgh Festival as part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve.
ANDY FIELD Winner of the Chortle Student Comedy Award 2015, as well as finalist in the 2014 Leicester Square New Act of the Year. Andy has made an impact on the comedy scene with his unique style and fresh approach to traditional stand up.
Stars of BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama and 2016 Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off winners The Jest host their monthly night at Camden Comedy Club accompanied by a selection of special guests. Come check out some of the best sketch and character acts on the circuit (with the occasional stand-up thrown in) for only a fiver. Previous acts have included Lolly Adefope, Birthday Girls, Holly Burn, Andrew Hunter Murray, Luke Kempner, LetLuce and Massive Dad.
GIANTS One of The Guardian’s Recommended Shows 2016, and one of Metro’s Top Three Sketch Shows 2016
PRINCES OF MAIN “Fresh, crafty sketches full of gags for the Y-generation” Time Out London Sketchfest Best New Act Finalists 2016
AMY ANNETTE Co-editor of and contributor to ‘I Call Myself A Feminist’, and soon to be seen at Machynlleth Comedy Festival
NICK HALL “Brilliant” The Times “Impossible not to be won over” Chortle
DAVE BIBBY “Hugely talented” The Public Reviews “Great comic timing” The Stage
THE CLOAK & DAGGER CLUB One half of award-winning sketch group Mixed Doubles, as heard on BBC Radio 4
And your hosts…
THE JEST “Intelligent, inventive and deliciously absurd” The List “The Jest could just be the next big thing in sketch-based comedy” Everything Theatre
TOM WARD Since being a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards 2014, Tom has performed his much anticipated debut hour in Edinburgh and filmed for Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Live From The BBC for BBC World Wide. He recently filmed a 30 minute special for Nextup.
KEN CHENG After dropping out of Cambridge University and becoming a professional poker player, Ken burst onto the UK comedy scene when he reached the final of the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. He recently filmed for BBC Three’s Top Tens and looks forward to performing his debut hour at the Edinburgh festival 2017.