Good Ship Comedy presents Ian Smith

Good Ship Comedy presents Ian Smith


Monday 17 September 2018
20:00 - 22:45
Tickets from £5
Comedy, Date Night
Over 18


Ian Smith is an award-winning comedian, actor and writer.

Since starting at a young age, Ian has developed a reputation as an exciting, creative comic. Mixing conversational, energetic storytelling and observations with unique set pieces and an exceptional skill for improvisation – Ian is a regular at the biggest comedy clubs in the UK.

As a comedian, Ian has appeared on BBC Three at the Fringe, BBC3 panel show Sweat the Small Stuff and Channel 5 series The Funny Thing About… He is also one third of top-charting Dave podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Rob Beckett.

In 2013, his debut Edinburgh Fringe show, Anything, received critical acclaim and a run at Soho Theatre. His 2014 follow up, Flappable, again received rave reviews and played to sell out crowds.

His 2015 Fringe show, Whereabouts, was critically acclaimed, received a plethora of 4 and 5 star reviews, a nomination for the Amused Moose Comedy Award and a date at Soho Theatre. He was also part of the hugely successful, award-winning, Richard Gadd – Waiting for Gaddot. The show received a two week run in the main house at Soho Theatre, which was then extended. Ian also had a part in Gaddot’s accompanying sitcom pilot.

His 2017 follow-up, Snowflake, won two awards – the Amused Moose Comedy Award People’s Champion and a Three Weeks Editors’ Award – and played to sell out rooms and critical acclaim.

Ian is a talented actor – starting off as a lead in BBC2 sitcom Popatron, and award-winning short film, Bonsai. He has gone on to star alongside Katherine Parkinson in Sky comedy, Officially Special, and have a leading role in major BBC1 drama, The Ark, alongside David Threlfall. Ian has also appeared in BBC2 sitcom Siblings, BBC1 drama The Syndicate and improvised feature films – Benny and Jolene, A Wonderful Christmas Time and Songbird. He has also released his own comedy web series, Hope You Come Up Here.

Ian also presents on The Football Republic and FullTimeDevils – two YouTube channels with over 300,000 subscribers each, where his videos have reached over 1 million combined views.

“Fantastically funny.” The Times

“Proper star quality.” The Guardian

“You’d do well to catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time.” The Telegraph


If you love the surreal one-liner meanderings of American legends Mitch Hedburg and Stephen Wright, then you'll love the bewildering off-kilter excellence of Dave Green.  Listening to his gags is like enjoying a vivid poem which just happens to have unexpected punchlines hiding at the end of every line

“Fantastically original gags.” Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke

“Could be a contender to follow in the footsteps of Milton Jones.” Chortle


Maisie Adam is a young female comedian from Yorkshire. Having only started on the circuit in 2016, her anecdotal material and self-deprecating charm have quickly won her praise up and down the country.

In 2017, Maisie entered the nationwide So You Think You're Funny? competition (which has previously been won by many of her comedy heroes, including Peter Kay, Aisling Bea, Tom Allen, David O'Doherty and Lee Mack). Before she knew it, she found herself with a place in the Grand Final at the Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh. On the competition's 30th anniversary, she won, becoming the 4th woman to have ever won SYTYF.

She is a comedian who leaves the audience belly laughing, giving standing ovations, throwing roses onstage, naming their babies after her - but most importantly, she is a comedian who never exaggerates.

"Exudes an appealing, quirky energy and is clearly a natural wit." Chortle


Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year finalist 2016 and Paramount Funniest Student Finalist, Ed Patrick is both comedian and junior doctor, the latter of which provides unique comedic insight into the world of healthcare and the NHS. He makes his hotly anticipated Edinburgh Fringe debut this year with “Junior Optimist” which follows his firsthand experiences, challenges and occasional blind panic working for the much loved, but troubled NHS.

“If I were him I’d quit medicine and do stand-up.” Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke

“Masterful, playfully provocative writing.” Chortle


Tom is a writer, director and performer based in London, best known for playing Aston Lange in The Royals (E!), writing and performing (as Eric Chapman) in the Prix Europa-nominated podcast sitcom Wooden Overcoats (available now on all podcast platforms), and as the playwright behind the stage adaptation of the Rocky Horror sequel, Shock Treatment (King’s Head, 2015).

Tom's modernised adaptation of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations (which he directed as the Old Red Lion Theatre's Christmas show in 2017) was published by Methuen in 2017 and is now available in all good bookshops.

Tom is the founder and Artistic Director of Crowley & Co., a creative production company. Under that banner, he has produced and directed a number of award-winning and nominated productions at London's VAULT Festival including a two-week takeover called The Locker at the 2016 festival. He also directed Felix Trench’s Radioman (Old Red Lion, 2016), his own adaptation of Great Expectations (Old Red Lion, 2017) and a regular variety show called The Night. In 2017, Crowley & Co. won the Outstanding Contribution to VAULT Festival Award.



Standing a statuesque five foot five inches high (not in heels) and weighing in at eleven stone (on a good day) Ben is the current light-middleweight contender for compering champion of North London.

"Sharp and crafty gagsmith, a life-giving compere." Chortle

"Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.”  Huffington Post

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Good Ship Comedy

<p style="text-align: center;">Good Ship Comedy is Camden Town's newest, friendliest stand-up comedy club, located at The <a href="" target="_blank">Colonel Fawcett</a> pub.  If you want to start the week with cheap, cheerful top quality laughs, we're the place for you!</p> <p style="text-align: center;">"A JOY TO GIG IN AND A JOY TO WATCH PERFORMERS GIG IN.” <strong>Aisling Bea (8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo)</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Every Monday night we put on ace shows featuring top headliners from the UK and international circuit plus some of the best award-winning new talent, all compered by our resident host <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Ben Van der Velde</a>.  </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Tickets are £5 in advance and £7 on the door.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Acts to have played the Good Ship include Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Jack Whitehall, Nish Kumar, Pippa Evans, Ed Gamble, Joel Dommett, Ellie Taylor, Shapphi Khorsandi, Bec Hill, Abandoman, Dane Baptiste, Mae Martin, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean and Richard Herring </p> <p class="Footnote"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 13.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;"> </span></p>


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