Thursday 27 June
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Simon Brodkin, Adam Hess : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Previews MC Sion James - *25% of Profits to be donated to Spires Charity local homeless charity,
You may know him as ‘comedy legend Lee Nelson’ (Sun) or ‘some unfunny pillock’ (Deputy Prime Minister) who gave Theresa May a P45, but you definitely won’t know him as ‘hilarious little Jew Simon Brodkin’ (someone on Twitter). After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and world-famous stunts on Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed comedian unveils his funniest character yet… himself! Don’t miss Simon Brodkin’s highly-anticipated debut stand-up show. ‘Hilarious’ (List). ‘Genius’ (Independent). ‘Get him out!’ (Donald Trump).
The star of Tonight at the Palladium (ITV), Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Live from the BBC is back with, without doubt, his funniest show yet. Expect a lot of good stand-up comedy and also a story about getting stuck in a lift for 25 hours. Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee. ‘For high quality gags per minute there is no better comedian on the Fringe’ **** (Independent). ‘A breathless race through some of the Fringe’s strongest punchlines’ **** (Skinny).
*25% of Profits to be donated to Spires Charity
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For over 26 years, Spires has been a lifeline for people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage in South London.
Spires works all year round to help hundreds of people who are insecurely housed, unemployed, and suffering from the effects of poverty, mental health difficulties and loneliness to improve their quality of life
Thursday 04 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Abandoman AKA Rob Broderick, Phil Nichol : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Previews MC Sion James - *25% of Profits to be donated to Pumpaid Charity
25% of Profits donated to Pumpaid Charity
Fancy a full music festival in 60 minutes? Abandoman’s got your back! Rob Broderick brings his innate ability to craft songs on the spot to the world of Coachella. Combining hip hop, pop, EDM and more, Rob will transport you to the world’s greatest music festival and leave you high on life – without leaving George Square. ‘Raucous, expansive and relentlessly hilarious’ **** (Times). ‘A totally unique and mind-blowing musical comedy experience’ * (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘An unstoppable force of nature… improv skills bordering on the magical’ **** (List). Ireland’s finest hip hop musical comedian, Rob Broderick, a.k.a. Abandoman.
“Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile. Nothing short of genius” Chortle.co.uk
The planet is messed up. Society has devolved. Mankind is hopeless. Vegans are right. You can’t punch a fascist. The left are self-righteous morons. Everyone is a selfish prick. I’m a bleeding hypocrite. It’s all too much. Too much. Following on from the success of his internationally acclaimed hit show Your Wrong, Too Much takes an unflinching look at ageing, recognition, mental health, values, norms, patience, everything and conkers. Expect riotously uncomfortable anecdotes and oversharing delivered in Nichol’s unique live-wire style. ‘Fabulous, life-affirming’ **** (Evening Standard). ‘Mind-blowing’ * (Scotland on Sunday). ‘Masterful’ * (Herald).
Thursday 11 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Sonia Aste, Sara Barron : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Previews - *25% Profits Donated to South London Cares Charity
Sonia Aste is a Spaniard living in the UK who believes ‘Cultural differences are like Sangria, a mix that leaves a headache, but we always ask for more.’ After sold-out shows in 2018, this energetic Spaniard comes back with her highly anticipated sequel. British, Spanish and EU connections turn into a funny, fun filled fiesta! ¡Olé! Sold out shows @ Edinburgh Fringe!Sold out shows @ Brighton Fringe!
‘Sprinkle of Spanish summer .. shimmering performance … the perfect anti-Brexit peace-cry.’ ★★★★ – Mumble Comedy
‘Fans, football, folklore and family, it’s an uplifting hilarious show about UK/Spanish connections.’ ★★★★★ InfoDaily
‘Had the audience in stitches, funny and imaginative … amazed at the ability to ad lib at the drop of a hat.’ RT Times
2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee. Sara returns to the Fringe following her 5* debut hour and two sell-out runs at London’s Soho Theatre. Her stunning new show examines kindness, meanness, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, current husbands, all four of her remaining friends, and two of her twelve enemies. As heard on The Guilty Feminist and BBC Radio 4.
‘Destined for major stardom …simply unmissable’ (Times)
‘An excellent line in cynicism about sex, life and friendship.’ (Evening Standard)
‘Filthy and fearless.’ **** (Telegraph)
- Broadway Baby * Funny Women * Wee Review * Skinny
Thursday 18 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Tom Parry, Lou Sanders : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Previews MC Sion James - **25% of Profits to be donated to Starlight Children's Foundation
Fresh from his Best Newcomer nomination in 2015, Parry is back with a brand-new hour celebrating life, love and going tops off! Join the largest (girth, height) third of the legendary sketch team Pappy’s as he sweats, shouts and explains everything he loves about a wedding. There will be stuff, there will be nonsense, there might even be a bit of karaoke. Important: this is not a musical show. ‘A show that believes in the soul-nourishing quality of silliness’ **** (Guardian). ‘A thoroughly joyous romp’ **** (Chortle.co.uk).
Loulie, AKA the face that launched a thousand dicks, examines conduct (in the media, baby), mental health (other people’s, I’m fine) and perverts (that one is mainly me, actually). I’ll be oversharing, wanging on about spirituality and giving everyone some much unwanted advice. As seen/heard on Taskmaster, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Hypothetical, The Russell Howard Hour, The Unbelievable Truth, Ultimate Worrier and more. ‘A comedian who leaves you wanting more’ **** (Times). **** (Guardian). **** (Evening Standard). **** (Chortle.co.uk).
Thursday 25 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Paul F Taylor, Kelly Convey : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Previews MC Sion James - *25% of Profits to be donated to Cardiomyopathy UK Charity
Disappear down the rabbit hole of a fool’s mind. Marvel at imaginative, logic-defying, left-field ideas spoken from an award-winning comedians mouth! ‘An enticing, dizzying prospect, who whips through a welter of daft, Harry Hill-like ideas and diversions and chucks characters around with the agility of the Pajama Men’ (Independent). ‘An impressive knack for both observational wit and quirky flights of fancy’ (Evening Standard). ‘Eclectic mix of proper gags, gleeful flights of fancy and enjoyable awkwardness’ (BritishComedyGuide.info).
Kelly Convey ‘Chatham girl done good’ brings us her debut hour which travels back in time to her errant teenage years, through her high-flying twenties as an executive, right up to the life-changing decision to become a comedian in her thirties. If you’d met 15-year-old Kelly, you would’ve sworn down on your nan’s grave that she’d never be where she is today. Leicester Comedy Festival Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017 nominee. So You Think You’re Funny? 2016 finalist.