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.
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
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.
'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.
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.
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
Award winning comedian, actress, songwriter and improviser Pippa Evans (core member of the Olivier Award Winning Showstoppers! Live at the Electric, Fast and Loose, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Drunk History – Comedy Central), with Monty Burns, Phil Lucas (Amused Moose Laugh Off Semi Finalist 2016) and MC Robyn Perkins
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 Larry Dean (Live from The Comedy Store, Comedy Central, Drunk History, Comedy Central, Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart – Montreal Just for Laughs, Laugh Out Loud Network) Dave Green and MC Robyn Perkins
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) and MC Robyn Perkins
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
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Shappi Khorsandi and Andrew Ryan preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit - Shappi presents England's unsung heroine. For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson's mistress', a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women's lib wasn't a 'thing' in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from 'scullery maid' to 'Lady Hamilton'. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn't? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.
Andrew Ryan: Did You Get Here Alright? - Irishman, and star of BBC1 NI’s The Blame Game, Andrew Ryan returns to the Fringe with another offering of his “well-paced, well written show that delivers plenty of laughs” **** THE MIRROR. Andrew is trying to conquer love, life, politics, insecurity, fear, living alone, all while he is an immigrant in a country where he was recently told to ‘go home’. Andrew has found the answer, it is not what he expected. “very entertaining hour of comedy that comes in a very natural style” **** FEST MAG
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Ellie Taylor and Robyn Perkins preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Ellie Taylor: This Guy - Following a sell-out 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and subsequent nationwide tour, the star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, and BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show presents an unmissable new hour of stand up.
‘Radiates charisma…blessed with great flair’ - The Guardian ‘She doesn’t miss a beat’ - The List
Robyn Perkins - ROBYN'S BAD DECISION TIME - Everyone has a crazy family. Some are bad at relationships. But few justify their emotional decisions with stats and scientific research. Join robyn on this [informative] journey of unbelievable, yet relatable, stories, seeing first hand what happens when you don't think before you act.
5 stars "exceptionally charasmatic" Voice Magazine
4 stars "Sharp, insightful, touching... and above all, really, really funny" (ThreeWeeks) "Witty and sharp" (Chortle) English Comedian of the Year Finalist [technically American]
As part of the Four Thieves Fringe (see tab above for more info) Tom Stade and John Lynn preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Tom Stade: I SWEAR - After a hiatus from the touring scene, get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade! Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, the Canadian tour-de-force is back with a brand-new show for 2017. Renowned for his carefree attitude and broad-minded vision, nothing is taboo to this enlightened and captivating comedy legend. Combining off-the-scale charm, razor-sharp wit and a no-holds-barred attitude; Tom pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. As seen on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Ch4’s Comedy Gala. Kick back and enter the awesome and mischievous world of Tom Stade as he provides an inspiring and incisive antidote to these dark and uncertain times. Simply sublime comedy…I SWEAR.
“UNMISSABLE” Edinburgh Evening News “EVERY INCH A STAR. IF COMEDY IS THE NEW ROCK AND ROLL, THEN TOM STADE IS KEITH RICHARDS” Daily Record “COMEDY GREATNESS…MONUMENTAL” Metro “HUGE PRESENCE…REALLY KNOWS HOW TO WORK A ROOM…ATTITUDE AND ENERGY…PROPERLY HILARIOUS, THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE” Mirror “ROCK 'n' ROLL COMEDIAN. ABSOLUTELY boxfresh; Nothing is staid about Stade” Evening Standard “Stand-up elite” Chortle “So cool he could well be the answer to global warming. Gloriously funny” Scotsman
John Lynn: Woke Up - John Lynn was on top of the world. Film offers had started coming in and he was finally finding his feet on the London property ladder. John felt invincible - but his body had other ideas. After collapsing in his local café, John ended up in an Intensive Care Unit fighting a virus in his brain that had caused his heart to falter. Eventually his body began to heal but the experience had taken its toll. John was afraid of everything and It takes a year of wild experiences to put him back on top.
“BRILLIANT” The Irish Times “KILLER COMEDY” The List “ABSOLUTELY COMPELLING… AN EASY DELIVERY THAT LIKE THE LATE, GREAT DAVE ALLEN, CAN EXPLODE WITH ANGRY EYEBALL POPPING INTENSITY. HUGELY ENTERTAINING… SHADES OF DYLAN MORAN, BUT STILL COMPLETELY JOHN LYNN” Chortle
Ivo Graham (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Live From the BBC) and John Hastings (Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular) preview their EdFringe shows with MC Jason Patterson.
Simon Evans (Live at the Apollo, Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums, Mock the Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Brain Candy and many many more) with a full preview show. With Tez Ilyas, Hurt and Anderson and MC Robyn Perkins.
Paul McCaffrey* (Impractical Jokers, Russell Howard's Good News, The Matt Forde Show). With Paul F Taylor, Julian Deane and MC Jason Patterson.
*Due to family reasons, Luisa Omielan is unable to make this week. If you have come exclusively for Luisa, feel free to get in touch for a refund.
Phil Wang (Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo, The John Bishop Show, Would I Lie to You?, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Top Coppers, Daphne, The Rob Brydon Show, BBC3 at the Fringe, Fresh From the Fringe). With Rory O’Hanlon, Thanyia Moore and MC Jason Patterson.
We are lucky enough to have a new headliner: ANGELA BARNES! Sadly Nish has to leave the country Wednesday morning, BUT Angela Barnes has agreed to step in! You may have seen Angela's bold and hilarious comedy on Mock the Week, Dave's As Yet Untitled, Russell Howard's Good News or even better, you can see her as the new HOST OF NEWJACK. If you haven't seen her, you are in for a TREAT.
With James Loveridge, Twayna Mayne and MC Jason Patterson.
Patrick Monahan (ITV’s Show Me the Funny (winner), Splash!, Celebrity Squares, Fake Reaction, Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, Jongleurs Live, WINNER Britain’s Hardest Working Comedian 2015 – Ents24). With Ian Smith, MC Robyn Perkins, and a selection of Robyn’s friends for her birthday show!
David Morgan (I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here NOW!, Safeword, Viral Tap, Sweat the Small Stuff, Release the Hounds Famous and Freaked, The Xtra Factor, Fake Reaction, Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, Virtually Famous). With Sean McLoughlin, Zahra Bari and MC Robyn Perkins.
As seen on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC R4’s Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing… He has been described as ‘Funny, clever and a pleasure to listen to.’ – Broadway Baby, and we’d have to agree…which is why we keep having him back.
Also, slight change-up, we now have:
Tom is fresh off Capital FM Breakfast Show (yes, that's how you know his name), but has also been on The Rob Brydon Show, Dave’s One Night Stand and ITV2’s Fake Reaction.
In the middle we have hip-hop artist and comedian JOE JACOBS. All these guys hosted by resident MC ROBYN PERKINS.