Lou Sanders (Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, Russell Howard's Good News, Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth), with Danny Ward (Winner of the 2013 Amused Moose People’s Choice Award), Jacob Hawley (2016 Fresh Comedian of the Year, Brighton Fringe), Dave Green and MC Robyn Perkins
Andrew Ryan (Russell Howard’s Good News, Comedy Central’s Live at the Comedy Store, Best of the Edinburgh Festival Live) with Tim Renkow (nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2014 Chortle Awards), Jamali Maddix (The John Bishop Show, Chortle Student Comedian of the Year 2014)’ and MC Robyn Perkins
Comedy that tells it like it is…unplugged: These guys are upfront and honest. If life had to give you ‘The Talk’, this would be it. Its a night of stripped back, raw and honest stand-up comedy about the way the world really is.
Felicity Ward (The Inbetweeners 2, the John Bishop Show, Russell Howards Good News) with Adam Rowe (The Comedy Store), Vladimir McTavish and MC Robyn Perkins
Three very distinct storytellers: Three of the most engaging and hilarious stand-up comics in the UK, all on one bill. While all quite different in character, their descriptive retelling of their stories in their lives have brought them all international fame. It’s like your mate telling you a story in a pub…only it’s actually funny. Don’t miss out on this triple headline bill.
Pete Johnannson (Netflix Exclusive Pete Johannson…you Might Enjoy Pete Johannson, Russell Howards Good News Extra) with Desiree Burch (Just filmed Live at The Apollo), Benji Waterstones (Finalist, Leicester Square New Act 2014) and MC Robyn Perkins
International All-Stars: Four top international acts come together in this stand-up extravaganza. All acts are powerhouse acts, either in style, wit and/or presence. Not only is the night filled with bold humour, but these acts are a rarity in London.
Marcel Lucont (Derek, John Bishop’s Christmas Show, Russell Howard’s Good News, Live At The Electric, Set List) with Matt Price “A phenomenal storyteller” The Scotsman, Cally Beaton, Bob Munro and MC Robyn Perkins
A Mixed Bag of Comedy Genius: Four very different styles of comedy. The only thing these four have in common is that they are all the best at what they do. From precisely witty character comedy to engaging comedic storytelling to laid back observational banter. This bill has something for everyone.
Iain Stirling (Love Island, CelebAbility, Russell Howards Good News Extra) with Tamar Broadbent (Finalist, 2015 Amused Moose Laugh Off), Sarah Iles and MC Robyn Perkins
The Young Professionals: These three acts are hip, clever and young in age, but not in experience. Observational comedy laced with political satire, musical comedy and real life honesty. While the acts may be of a certain generation, they will appeal to all ages.
Ed Gamble (Mock the Week, Russell Howard’s Good News, Dave’s One Night Stand) with Jess Fostekew and MC Robyn Perkins
Clever Observations, All Night Long: The clue is in the title: quite frankly, this line-up contains the best intelligent and observational comedy there is. Come prepared to belly laugh.
Fern Brady (8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard's Stand up Central, The Alternative Experience), with Tom Ward (Winner, Chortle Best Newcomer Award 2017), Alasdair Beckett-King (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017) and MC Robyn Perkins.
*Sadly Pippa Evans had to pull out due to other commitments. But we think you will love her replacement!
Glenn Wool (Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Russell Howard’s Good News, The BBC Stand Up Show, John Oliver’s New York Comedy Show, Funny as Hell (HBO/CAN) and Radio 1 The Late Night Comedy Show), with Tom Ward (Winner, Chortle Best Newcomer Award 2017), Esther Manito and MC Robyn Perkins
Hate N Live ft. Bobby Mair (8 Out of 10 Cats), Darius Davies, Leo Kearse, and Robyn Perkins
Hot off its 4th sell out run at the Edinburgh fringe, the comedy smash hit Hate N live features top comedians that hate on topics YOU suggest! Do traffic wardens wind you up, politicians piss you off, or maybe it's just too hot? Let comedians vent your spleen for you!
"Raucous d***-swinging comedy"- Chortle.
"Brilliant"- The Scotsman.
"I was offended" - Vegan
Stephen K Amos (Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo, The Stephen K Amos Show and more), with Simon Feilder and MC Robyn Perkins.
* Sadly Tiff Stevenson had to pull out due to other commitments. But we are sure you will LOVE her replacement!
Prior to her TOUR, Kerry Godliman will be doing a tour warm up date at the Honor Oak! In addition to being known for being utterly hilarious, she has been seen on Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, Celebrity Pointless, Just a Minute, The News Quiz, Derek, Kerry’s List, Crackanory, Miranda and more. She will be supported by Jasper Cromwell-Jones and MC Robyn Perkins.
'Exceptionally charasmatic' comedian Robyn Perkins brings a variety of comedy game shows every Monday to The Birds. But these aren't your typical games shows. Some are cheeky, some are edgy, and some may involve bad decisions. Each week is a different game show with different players. Come down for a laugh, and get involved in Robyn's Bad Decision Time!
Haven't A Clue...!
In this hilarious show, comedy meets game show, meets improv, as two teams of comics pit their wit against each other with this hysterical twist on charades. With Stu Turner hosting, you’ll laugh, cheer and crown winners in this crazy ride.
Jarred Christmas (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Mock the Week, Russell Howard's Good News, 8 out of 10 Cats, Dave's One Night Stand, Let's Dance for Comic Relief and Celebrity Mastermind), with Alisdair Beckett King (Winner, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017), Alistair Williams, and MC Robyn Perkins.
As part of Robyn's Bad Decision Time (Our Monday Comedy Gameshows), Laugh Train Home presents: The Tinder Games.
London’s loneliest comedians battle it out to try and convince someone from Tinder, Grindr or Her to come to the show for a date. Award winning comedian James Bennison hosts this 'uniquely entertaining show', with help from tinder expert Robyn Perkins and the audience.
September 11th features STEPHEN BAILEY (CelebAbility, Kate's Wardrobe Secrets) vs THANYIA MOORE
Keith Farnan (Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Comedy Channel's Live at the Comedy Store, BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, and Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival), with Sindhu Vee (BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2016, Runner Up, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017), Tom Toal, and MC Robyn Perkins.
DAVID MORGAN* (Safeword, Its Was Alright in the 80s, Virtually Famous, Sweat the Small Stuff, The Xtra Factor) with Nigel Ng (Winner, Amused Moose Laugh Off 2016), Catherine Bohart, and MC Robyn Perkins.
*Due to a TV filming, Matt Richardson can no longer make it. He sends his apologies.
Daniel Simonsen (Russell Howard's Good News, Vic & Bob's BBC sitcom House of Fools, and 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival winner for Best Newcomer), Tania Edwards (Stand Up For The Week, Twit of the Year, Mock the Week, Après Ski, The Unbelievable Truth on Radio 4) and MC Jason Patterson
Felicity Ward (The InBetweeners, The John Bishop Show, Russell Howard's Good News), new material from Imran Yusuf (The Imran Yusuf Show, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Big Comedy Night on BBC Asian Network), Dave Ward and MC Jason Patterson.
Marlon Davis (Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, Safeword, Chris Ramsey's Comedy CentraL, Comedy Central's Comedy Store, Celebrity Eggheads, Kevin Eldon Show, The Dog Ate My Homework), with Michael Fabbri (Chortle Best Club Comic Nominee), Jake Howie and MC Jason Patterson
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Paul Chowdhry previews his new tour.
Paul Chowdhry - Come and see comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and host of Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry as he warms up for his brand new nationwide tour. ‘It’s a rare and joyous thing to see a stand up so vibrant and imperiously on top of his game’
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Mail on Sunday
Scott Capurro has been on the Blame Game, The Wright Stuff (and a token appearance in Star Wars). But that’s not why we got him. We got him because he is one of the funniest comics to set foot in the UK. He is a high status, clever, and amazing comic who will have you laughing until you cry.
MAE MARTIN (Russell Howard's Good News & Horrible Histories) and Robyn Perkins preview their EdFringe shows.
*Unfortunately due to TV filming, Ed Gamble has had to reschedule to December 12th. Do let us know if you would like a refund or to exchange your ticket to December 12th.
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Hate n Live previews their Edinburgh Fringe show.
Hate n Live - This fast moving comedy show has the audience write down suggestions which are pulled at random out of a bucket, then the comedians have to say why they hate it...no matter what it is! Everyone likes seeing a comedian let rip on a deserving target, but the real fun comes from seeing a comedian squirming to find an angle to hate on something that’s impossible to hate, such as “puppies” or “the abolition of slavery”. This is Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Room 101! Hate ‘n’ Live features regular Gladihaters Darius “Sir Hatealot” Davies and Leo “Kearse on Humanity” Kearse, with a revolving lineup of top comedians and improvisers. A different show every time!
This week's line-up includes:
SCOTT CAPURRO, DARIUS DAVIES, LEO KEARSE, ROBYN PERKINS and RADU ISAC
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Ivo Graham & WRONG COMEDY will preview their Edinburgh show. Nigel Ng will be doing a shorter spot of newish material.
Every year hundreds of comics bring comedy shows up to the internationally known Edinburgh Fringe. But the shows need to be tweaked, refined and perfected before August, so we have selected our favourite acts to preview at the Four Thieves in July. This is the behind-the-scenes, unique opportunity to see these Works in Progress that you won't get on TV.
TOM DEACON - HAPPY LANDING
Well, kind of. Due to amazing career opportunities, Tom is no longer going to the Fringe. However, he is still working on the following show. Which, if you think about it, makes it even more unique.
HAPPY LANDING: In a time when everything seems doomed politically, it’s time to wish for a happy landing; everything will work out. Trust me. Tom Deacon has starred on BBC Radio 1, Capital FM and Copa90's The Eurofan. After 18 months of Breakfast Show early mornings, he’s now back doing what he loves. Join him for his hilarious new show and be a part of his happy landing. 'A mighty fine comic' (Guardian). 'With looks, confidence, charm and great material; expect other comics to lynch him' (Sunday Times).
Nigel Ng - Nigel Ng is a Malaysian comic who won Amused Moose Laugh Off in 2016. He is now based in the UK, and can be seen performing in comedy clubs all over the country. Come listen to him perform 45 minutes of jokes about Malaysia, the UK, and how clean the tap water is around these parts. ‘Natural funnybones… as slick as they come’ - Chortle. ‘Plenty of good lines… keen observer’ – Bruce Dessau,
WRONG COMEDY - Getting ready for our 6th consecutive full run at the Edinburgh Fringe, WRONG Comedy with Bob 'Walshy' Walsh and The WRONG Cast does exactly what it says on the tin. Its just delightfully WRONG ! An hour of total comedy MAYHEM and proper grown up comedy with Stand Up, Magic and Music. '10 Most Controversial Shows at The Edinburgh Fringe 2016 - Huffington Post.'
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Robin Ince and John Hastings preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Robin Ince's Rorschach Test - Presenter of BBC's Rose d'Or award-winning Infinite Monkey Cage gets excited about goats on canvas, matchstalk men and holes in pelvis bones in a show probably about art. Expect a frenetic hour where Robin tries to explain why he likes staring at art and the best overheard conversations are in art galleries. From Georgia O'Keeffe to Robert Rauschenberg via Stanley Spencer, Robin will attempt to translate the thoughts in his head into spoken words. 'The Zoolander of reasonably priced knitwear' (Brian Cox). And he has a new book out, I'm a Joke... and So Are You.
John Hastings: Audacity - BBC 3's John Hastings, the funniest white comedian from Canada, was briefly vegan and is currently in love. An Amused Moose Comedy Award-nominated comedian, he's here to confront his fear of confrontation and prove that love starts in the toilet (not that kind, you yucky idiots). This 'fast growing comic is a pleasure to watch' (Times). **** (Herald). **** (Fest). **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (Melbourne Herald Sun). **** (EdFestMag.com). **** (Now Magazine). **** (ThreeWeeks). 'His act is packed with observations and wit that will stay with you in a good way' ***** (Mirror).
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Eshaan Akbar and Dave Chawner preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Eshaan Akbar: Not For Prophet - The debut fringe show from Piccadilly Comedian of the Year 2016. The ultimate colonial baby, the multi-lingual, privately-educated former banker, ex-Muslim and son of a Labourite and a Thatcherite is as confused as you are. A former "So You Think You're Funny" finalist, and as seen on BBC iPlayer, Akbar's debut show will take you on a delightful journey of what it's like to be him!
Dave Chawner - C'est La Vegan - Award-winning comic Dave Chawner explores veganism in his quest to find the origin of food, ideas and views. As seen on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky. As featured in the Guardian, the Independent, the Observer and the Evening Standard. As heard on, BBC Radio 5 Live, LBC and Talk Radio. **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (EdFringeReview.com). ***** (ArtsAwardVoice.com). ***** (Bunbury Magazine).
Sarah Kendall (2-time Best Show in Edinburgh nominee, Russell Howard's Good News) and Tom Deacon (Capital FM Breakfast Show Host, Dave's One Night Stand, The Rob Brydon Show, Fake Reaction, Comic Releif) preview their EdFringe shows and MC Jason Patterson