Thursday 01 June
Tom Deacon, Harriet Braine : Total Eclipse of the Art ( Edfringe previews)
Thursday 1st June 2017 Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Tom Deacon, Harriet Braine : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview MC Sion James & Free Lollipops- 25% of Profits donated to Doctors of the World Charity
Harriet Braine is a musical comedian. Funny Women Award Winner, 2016 ( Previous winners So You Think You’re Funny? Finalist and Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer. 2016 The one who does the songs about art to familiar tunes. You know the one… hums Steve Miller Band’s ‘Abracadabra’ encouragingly…
“If you like musical comedy with a twist Harriet will have you howling” (Metro.co.uk, 2017)
“A breath of fresh air in a world that still likes a ‘knob’ joke” (Huffington Post, 2016)
“Her songs – about dead artists – were excellent” (Bruce Dessau, 2016)
Total Eclipse of the Art is an hour dedicated to laughing, learning and loudly proclaiming “I knew that one! He’s the one what done the Mona Lisa!”. Aren’t you clever.
If you like amusing accents, bizarre characters, a woman making trumpet noises (with her mouth), and 1980s one hit wonders, you’ll love this.
The charismatic star of Radio One Sunday nights is fast becoming one of the hottest tickets in UK stand-up. Winner of the 2007 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year, Tom made his Edinburgh Festival solo debut in 2009 and can be seen daily on BBC Switch’s 5.19 show.
‘Slick stagecraft, bags of energy’ (Chortle)
‘A mighty fine comic’ (The Guardian)
‘With looks, confidence, charm and great material, expect other comedians to
lynch him’ (The Sunday Times).
Thursday 08 June
Clapham Comedy Club Double Edfringe Previews : Glenn Wool, Joe Wells : I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative MC Sion James & Free Lollipops 25% of Profits donated to care4calais Charity
Received opinion says that as you get older, you get more right-wing. Joe Wells is trying to grow up without losing faith that we can build a fairer society.
The third solo show by the critically acclaimed and award-winning comedian, as seen supporting Frankie Boyle and Alexei Sayle. Joe has also written for TV shows “Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and The Revolution Will Be Televised (BBC3)
“Some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian” The Guardian
“This show is a genuine hidden treasure of the Fringe… …Clever, insightful and funny, well structured jokes are set up and delivered intelligently and candidly. Top stuff.” Chortle
A work in progress comedy show from Glenn Wool. Brilliant Canadian comedian and Reg D Hunter tour support.
In recent years Glenn has hit the International circuit in a big way, performing to huge crowds in Singapore, Holland, Dubai, New York and Los Angeles. He’s also a popular addition to many of the great Summer music Festivals in the UK, including Reading & Leeds, Latitude, Bestival, Download and of course Glastonbury.
Glenn made appearances on John Olivers New York Comedy Show (USA), 7DAYS (NZ), Melbourne Comedy Gala (AUS), Funny as Hell (HBO/CAN) BBC’s Russell Howards Good News (UK), Never Mind The Buzzcocks,
“Effortlessly funny with an affability that other comics can only dream of – You have to go and see Glenn Wool. ” The Guardian
“Seeing Glenn Wool perform should be made compulsory for the melancholy. There’s no way you won’t feel a bit better about the world afterwards. Lethally funny” ****Metro
Thursday 15 June
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Tony Law, Simon Munnery : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview MC Sion James & Free Lollipops- 25% of Profits donated to Ace of Clubs Charity
Simon is a British Comedy Award nominee, Chortle Award winner, Perrier Award nominee, and Sony Radio Award winner. He’s had his own Radio 1 series and several Radio 4 series, along with several cult television series including BBC2’s Attention Scum. His most recent television appearances include The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), It’s Kevin and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle (BBC2).
‘One of the funniest, most original comedians of the past twenty years’ (The Guardian)
‘Convention-defying, innovative stuff. Simon Munnery is a must-see’ (The Times)
‘Simon Munnery is an avant-garde comedy god’ (Time Out)
‘Intelligence, wit and originality… Simon Munnery, the God particle of Alternative Comedy’ (Chortle).
Part of the original Comedy Zone line-up at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 1991, alongside Stewart Lee & Mark Lamarr!
As seen on:Never Mind The Buzzcocks , 8 out of 10 Cats , Have I Got News for You
The Canadian surrealist smashed his way into the British comedy consciousness in 2012 when he was Edinburgh Award nominated and won the Chortle Breakthrough Act prize.
“You can’t spell Tony Law without WTF” (Chortle).
Tuesday 20 June
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Ben Fogg: How I Won Best Newcomer 2017 / Cheekykita: Somewhere in the Ether Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Previews MC Sion James & Free Lollipops
A once in a lifetime opportunity to see the greatest living comic of every generation. I’ve written a heart-warming, pole-stiffening watermelon of a show. I’m delightful and inspiring, like a hill-top wizard battling a sadness dragon. Like comedy? See it done properly for once.
Cheekykita’s dream… where anything can happen. A surreal absurd place that’s a little bit upside down.
One of the strangest acts you’re ever likely to see, this one-woman character comedian has drawn similarities to ‘The Mighty Boosh’ and Spike Milligan.
“A work of genius.” *****’(Funny Women),
“Like Alice in Wonderland on Adderall, Cheekykita is curious, shambolic and kind of magical” (The List),
“She’s a genius” (Manchester Wire),
“It is the silliest, maddest, funniest hour I have ever spent and it is fantastic.” *(Fringe Review)
Thursday 22 June
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Dane Baptiste, Eshaan Akbhar : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview MC Sion James & Free Lollipops- 25% of Profits donated to Pumpaid UK
Original, provocative and exceptionally prolific, Dane returns to the Fringe with a show about our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure. Baptiste made comedy history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award. ‘Observational comedy at its finest’ (Independent). ‘Outstandingly perceptive’ (Scotsman). As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live from the BBC (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and his own BBC sitcom, Sunny D.
The debut Fringe show from Piccadilly Comedian of the Year 2016.
As seen on BBC Asian Network “Big Comedy Night”
“So slick, I could have been watching a Live at the Apollo set” (Bruce Dessau)
The privately educated, former banker, ex-Muslim and son of a Thatcherite and a Labourite is as confused as you are. ‘Clearly going places’ (Bruce Dessau).
Thursday 29 June
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Sarah Keyworth, Andrew Maxwell : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview MC Sion James & Free Lollipops 25% of Profits donated to South London Cares Charity
This will be Andrews 22nd Edinburgh Fringe show! He just loves Edinburgh, also he’s been on the telebox a lot, he’s Irish, adorable and blooming damn funny! What more do you want? Book now!
Renowned for his cutting edge comedy and intrepid social commentary, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (2007 & 2011) and star of Sky’s JOHN BISHOP’S ONLY JOKING and BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO, host of the BBC3 EDINBURGH COMEDY MARATHON & series regular on Sky’s WALL OF FAME, Andrew Maxwell is always a must-see for any comedy fan.
’I’ve seen the future of Irish Comedy and its name is Andrew Maxwell’ (Irish Times)
‘… infuriatingly excellent… he delivers a superb set’ (The Sunday Times)
Originally from Nottingham, Sarah Keyworth is fast-becoming a regular on the London circuit and has recently supported Stewart Francis on tour. Her material is a mix of honest anecdotal storytelling about her Midlands upbringing, made surreal with the occasional addition of a silly observation. She delivers sharp lines with a cheeky smile and moments of sudden deadpan that leave the audience wanting more.
First Runner Up – Funny Women Awards 2015 Finalist – Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the Year 2015 “Charming” – The Independent “Excellently deadpan” – Huffington Post
Sarah Keyworth is a member of Generation Y. The generation, born of the baby boomers, that was brought up to believe anything was possible as long as you knew what to google. In this hilarious 40 minute show Sarah explores what it is like to have grown up feeling like you can be whatever you want to be and do whatever you want to do, and then arriving into your mid-twenties and realising you’re no more special than anyone else.
Thursday 06 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Abandoman's Rob Broderick – The Musical in My Mind, Extreme Sports with James Hancox Edinburgh Fringe Festival Previews MC Sion James & Free Lollipops 25% of Profits donated to The Stroke Assocation Charity
Rob Broderick is a man with a dream – to write the world’s biggest hip-hop musical. Join him for a beautiful combination of hip-hop, comedy and animation, in a show that’s two parts Drake, one part Disney. ‘Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile’ (Chortle.co.uk).
Join host James Hancox (ABANDOMAN, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC2’s The Stephen K Amos Show, BBC Radio 1’s Fun & Filth Cabaret) in a night of silly comedy and serious competition, as he takes everyone’s favourite party games TO THE EXTREME.“IT’S LIKE SHOOTING STARS MEETS RECORD BREAKERS
Thursday 13 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Ellie Taylor, Pippa Evans : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Previews MC Sion James & Free Lollipops 25% of Profits donated to Contact The Eldery Charity
Star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, & BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show
‘Radiates charisma… blessed with great flair’ (Guardian)..
As seen on ITV’s Tonight at The London Palladium
Have your joy levels optimised by the known pleasures of ‘a comic genius’ (Telegraph) and Radio 4 regular. As seen on Drunk History (Comedy Central) and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave).
Olivier (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical) and Chortle Award winner
Thursday 20 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Chris Martin, Carl Donnelly : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Previews MC Sion James & Free Lollipops 25% of Profits donated to Hope Not Hate Charity
‘One of the UK’s best young observationalists’ (Guardian) went viral in India this year – not in a good way. Chris explores his new found fame and why it means so much to him to be loved. Who would have thought a performer wants to be loved by everyone? Co-host of The Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast, one of the Guardian’s top 10 comedy podcasts. As seen on Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave). ‘Destined for Greatness’ (Sunday Times).
Join double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, Carl Donnelly for his all new show about spiritual awakenings and letting go of your past. ‘Observational genius’ (Guardian). ‘A touching and hilarious account of embarrassment and the fragility of modern masculinity’ **** (Sunday Times). ‘This man is a rare creature – he is inherently funny, and his stand-up feels natural and free flowing… proper tears-in-the-eyes, laugh-out-loud funny’ * (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Donnelly can provoke laughter out of anything’ **** (Scotsman).
Co-host of The Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast, one of the Guardian’s top 10 comedy podcasts.
One of the most engaging and bendy-minded comics on the circuit’ (The Guardian)
Thursday 27 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : John Robins, David Trent : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview MC Sion James & Free Lollipops 25% of Profits donated to Dementia UK Charity
Take a deep breath and join David on a multimedia rampage. I’ll stare down the world’s most disturbing kid’s animation, smart forks and mattresses, virtual bedtimes, robosex, gay cakes, international hummus day and the european lightbulb directive. David’s been on television 9 times and nominated for major comedy awards.
“His meticulous deconstruction and righteous exasperation makes him a master of the genre.” Chortle
“Sugared target missiles, aimed squarely at the heads of bigots and phonies.” The List
“Perfect Comedy” Three Weeks
Guilt! Shame! Regret! Stand-up comedian, vibe magnet and London’s saddest DJ yells into a well for 55 minutes. The Elis James and John Robins show on Radio X has gained cult status for their beta male badinage, unproduceable riffing and willingness to discuss mental health with an upbeat, lyrical voice. Robins is one of the most exiting comic voices at the Fringe. In The Darkness Of Robins he reflects on love, loss, and laments the injustice that you can’t break up with yourself. ‘An exemplary slice of comic rage’ (Chortle.co.uk).