Thursday 02 October


Legend of the Comedy Circuit

“Cognito puts them all in the shade. If you want to know what’s wrong with New Britain, Ian Cognito’s going to tell you. And if you don’t, you’d better keep your mouth shut. Just stunning.” – Phil Daoust, The Guardian

“there is no doubting Ian Cognito’s blazing talent as a stand-up.” – Time Out

Annabel O Connell Finalist 2012 Craic Attack Competition in Ireland. 3rd duckling from the left in the 1989 Willow Glen production of Swan Lake & has gotten to first base with Gok Wan.

new kid on the block

Fresh from Copenhagen International Comedy Festival – Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He was a featured standup on the HBO comedy series Down and Dirty with Jim Norton and performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto, resides in Los Angeles where he is a regular at The Comedy Store, The Improv and The Laugh Factory. He also headlines around the country and frequently tours with Joe Rogan.

Funny Women Runner up 2013. “gags that are worthy of Live at the Apollo”

“Utterly charming "… "
Lovable giant’ Time Out

“Sion James bases his set around interaction with the audience and reminds us what stand-up should be as he riffs expertly "
3 weeks EdFringe