Thursday 28 June
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Tom Ward, Charlie Partridge Double Ed Fringe Festival Preview MC Sion James & Free Lollipops
On the back of last year’s critically acclaimed Love Machine and an appearance on Live from the BBC (BBC Worldwide), Tom Ward is going in for a closer inspection of his favourite themes: love, freedom and aloneness. Join the hip-haired one as he takes a look at the burgeoning “cutesy culture”, the myth of sunglasses, the cold slap of passport photos, the reality of sex parties, visions of an Uber vs black cab utopia, living alone and dancing with his mother. ‘A star in the making’(Time Out). ‘A unique and genuinely exciting talent’ * (Herald).
A beatboxing and storytelling comedy show. Charlie Partridge tried to be cool while falling in love. This mistake and others took him on an adventure. Charlie has appeared on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Three. ‘A surreal, rambunctious act’ (Telegraph). ‘A smorgasbord of dance routines, art-house weirdness and hysterical heightened homo-eroticism’ (Metro). Directed by Thom Tuck. As Seen on cult club festival show “Rebel Bingo”
Tuesday 03 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Naomi Mcdonald, Fred Cooke Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Previews MC Sion James & Free Lollipops- *25% of Profits to be donated to Pumpaid
25% of Profits donated to Pumpaid Charity
As seen on “The Tommy Tiernan Show”, “The Fear”, and “Republic of Telly”, Fred Cooke has arrived into the “premier league of Irish funnymen.” HOT PRESS. He delivers a unique brand of comedy through his musical prowess and wild crafted physical story telling. “Fredinburgh” through his rambunctious chaos, shows us why “he’s a born entertainer”. (Chortle)
One of UK’s hottest young talents Naomi McDonald landed her feet on the professional comedy circuit at the age of 11. The impressionist, stand-up, actor, singer and voiceover artist is familiar to millions of viewers on Sky, BBC Radio 2, CBeebies, Cartoon Network. ‘Brilliant impressions! Rory Bremner. ‘Tour de force’ Terry Mynott. ‘Great voices! Really made me laugh!’ Chris Barry.
Thursday 05 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Kelly Convey, Laura Davis Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview MC Sion James & Free Lollipops 25% Donated to Contact The Elderly Charity
A show about life. Performed by a ghost. For the love of god. Laura Davis pushes into new ground in her internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning show Ghost Machine. Lauded as one of the strongest and most unique comedic voices around, Laura Davis is unconventional, cathartic and exhilaratingly hilarious. Ghost Machine sees audience members returning multiple times to celebrate this darkly honest, constantly surprising, existential extravaganza. Winner: Best Indie Show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe. ‘An original and provocative hour in the company of a unique mind’ **** (List).
After being an “indepedent woman” for far too long, Kelly Convey has had enough and just wants a man to look after and do all the heavy lifting. Dependent Woman, is an honest insight into a modern woman who wants nothing more than the tradtional man – Making sandwiches and ironing can’t be that bad, can it?
“One of the most rapidly-rising new comics on the circuit” – British Comedy Guide
“1 of 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out For in 2017” – Metro
“Kelly Convey is in-your-face and reassuringly confident… She’s a sassy, convivial figure… Plus she knows how to turn a phrase…”– Marissa Burgess, Chortle
“Female Comedians Dominating 2017”– The Independent
“Kelly is a bright and filthy new star.” **** (2017)– Funny women
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017 – Nominee
Thursday 12 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Darren Harriot, Stephen Bailey Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview MC Sion James & Free Lollipops 25% Donated to South London Cares Charity
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, As seen and heard on: Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Best of the Fest, The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), and Fighting Talk (BBC 5Live). ‘Properly funny’ **** (Times). ‘Passionate, articulate, witty’ **** (Evening Standard). **** (Scotsman).
From ITV2’s Safeword and CelebAbility, ITV’s Weekend with Aled, Comedy Central’s Live at the Comedy Store, Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and having supported Katherine Ryan on her UK tour, everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) ’Stephen’s show was hilarious from the first line, and for the whole performance I don’t think a single joke died’ * (VoiceMag.uk).**** (ScotsGay.co.uk).
Thursday 19 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Harriet Braine, Henry Paker : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview MC Sion James & Free Lollipops 25% Donated to Ace of Clubs Homeless Charity
A work-in-progress musical comedy show set in a library at the end of the world. Well, sort of. Trump has decided that literally breaking the internet is the only way he can stop people being mean to him. Braine, as government-appointed Apocalibrarian, must now accept enquiries from frightened and confused members of the community (ie idiots). Winner Funny Women Award 2016. Praise for Harriet’s 2017 debut: ‘Immense talent’ **** (Entertainment-Focus.com). ‘A gifted musical chameleon’ (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). Winner Buxton Fringe Comedy Award.
The Leicester Mercury winning comedian is building a brand new hour of stand up.
Henry has does stand up on TV on Russell Howard’s Good News, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Edinburgh and Beyond. He also stars in, and co-writes, the sketch series Small Scenes on Radio 4, which is currently on it’s fourth series. He is also a prolific writer for TV shows including the sitcom Josh, Top Gear and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show.
‘Scales impressive comedy peaks throughout this entertainingly twisty solo hour’ ★★★★ – The Guardian
‘There’s not a spare syllable or hesitation in the whole hour, he is as precise as music and the audience were delighted to follow his tune’ ★★★★ – Chortle
Thursday 26 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ Bread & Roses : Imran Yusuf, David Mills : Double Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview MC Sion James & Free Lollipops 25% Donated to Stroke Association Charity
STAR of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow , Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee
“Imran Yusuf’s show heralds the birth of a new comedy star” Time Out ‘Sharp, passionate and uplifting’ ★ ★ ★ ★ Telegraph
Everyone is offended, everyone is a victim, no one is happy. A show for bleeding heart liberals and angry disenfranchised victims. A show for good guys, bad guys and those who know better. Woe is me, the pariah. I am not to blame, that is the fault of others whom serve me to overlook my own faults.
25% Donated to The Stroke Association Charity
Smart, sharp, laugh-out-loud comedy for adults sick of being scolded by celebrities and policed by children. Brexit, Trump, Meghan Markle, Hollywood dementia – Mills breaks it all down and gets you through the coming apocalypse feeling dynamite! ‘A comedic anglerfish, he lures his audience in with deceptive warmth before pouncing with incisive wit’ **** (Fest). ‘A superior act. Politics to surrealism… an hour in his company is an indulgent delight’ **** (Chortle.co.uk).