The Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green is a great night out with some of the top comics from around the world! The club's Thursday night show features upcoming comedians and usually one or two special guests who are kept secret until the evening of the show, while it's Friday and Saturday shows…
Join us for an all-star comedy night in aid of tremendous charity Single Homelessness Project. Since they were founded over 40 years ago, this London-wide charity have worked to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. They do this by providing support and accommodation, promoting well-being, enhancing opportunity, and being a voice for change. From supporting people in crisis to helping people take the final steps towards independence and employment, they make a difference to 8,000 lives every year. And for this show they've got the assistance of these guys...
Rhys James is a hugely accomplished comedian, writer and actor, having appeared on shows such as Mock The Week, Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and many more. He has performed four solo shows at the Edinburgh fringe to complete sell-out audiences and critical acclaim, earning his 2017 show ‘Forgives’ a spot in the British Comedy Guide’s ‘Best Reviewed Shows of the Fringe’ list. He is also known for his prolific Twitter feed which has been recommended in The Telegraph, The Sun, Huffington Post, The Poke and The Gentleman’s Journal among others.
Rhys hosted a weekly show on The Football Republic for 2 years called ‘Top 10 Football F**k Ups’ which garnered a weekly audience of well over 150,000 viewers, as well as a weekly segment on BBC2's 'The Premier League Show' called 'Rhys's Pieces'. He has appeared on Sky’s Soccer AM, Football’s Funniest Moments, BBC1’s Football Focus, BT Sport’s Football Tonight, Absolute Radio’s Rock n Roll Football and TalkSport among others.
“Charismatic, clever and self aware… Destined for great things.” The Guardian
“Very much a thinking stand up… On the cusp of greatness.” Evening Standard
“Rhys James is a sickeningly talented young stand-up. He’s a super-sharp writer with a ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline.” Time Out
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Glenn Moore is a comedian, actor and one of the best and most prolific joke writers in the country.
He is a regular face on TV, having appeared on Mock The Week, Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central and The Stand Up Sketch Show and can also be heard daily as one quarter of The Dave Berry Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio, the UK’s biggest commercial radio breakfast show.
His critically-acclaimed stand-up show ‘Glenn, Glenn, Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It’ was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, entirely unsurprising as it was packed full of beautifully crafted, inventive, intelligent and very silly gags.
“The best showcase of pure joke-writing skill on the Fringe." The Guardian
“Exquisitely-crafted gags." Evening Standard
Flâneur, raconteur and bon-viveur, Marcel Lucont is easily the greatest UK-based French comedian around. Winner of the 2012 Amused Moose Award for the Best Comedy Show of Edinburgh Fringe and the 2013 FringeWorld Award for Best Comedy, he has also been scene on TV as a star of BBC3′s Live at the Electric.
Marcel has toured the world with his dry wit, bawdy chansons and exquisite sex poetry. He has played the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Great Britain, Singapore, Amsterdam, Croatia, Vietnam, Slovenia and Jersey.
“Fresh, accessible and hilarious.” The Guardian
“Wonderful French wit…A Pitch-perfect performance…superb stuff.” Time Out
Bold, fresh and always bang on point, over the past couple of years Athena has grown into a formidable comedian. Garnering critical acclaim for her first two shows while still somewhat of a newcomer to the industry, Athena has been busy working with the BBC on TV and Radio, as a performer, panellist and writer for shows such as Mock the Week, Breaking the News, Loose Ends and Horrible Histories, as well as becoming a Mum twice over and branching out into podcasting in the last couple of years. She has also supported Daliso Chaponda, Nish Kumar, and Fern Brady on tour, as well as appearing at the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival.
“An intelligent set that managed to be both easily accessible and playful and still say something serious.” Beyond the Joke
“A smart, impassioned comedian…an informed social observer and invested cultural commentator.” The Scotsman
“Good material, sharp presentation…an important voice.” The Times
Sarah Keyworth is an award-winning stand up comedian who performs live regularly across the UK. Originally from Nottingham, 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
She has performed stand-up on The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and has featured on the BBC, Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and has done tour support for incredible acts such as Stewart Francis, Dane Baptiste, Kerry Godliman, Jan Ravens and Abandoman.
In 2018 she performed her debut hour, Dark Horse, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival drawing much critical acclaim, including a Herald Angel Award, a Pleasance Theatre award and a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
"She has a subtle, slightly sinister stage persona, which only serves to emphasise the wildly funny material." The List
"A complete breath of fresh air." Edinburgh Festival Magazine
Ultra working class and totally adorable, Josh Jones is a high-energy performer who wins the audience over from the off. This super camp Manchester lad, can tackle a range of subjects from school yard politics to gay rights in Pakistan. Josh is able to improvise on the fly creating razor sharp observations, he is playful with the audience often leaving them wanting more of his brilliant, superbly delivered writing. Josh started comedy in the North West playing tough rooms to scary old drunk men, his flamboyant persona made him a easy target. However, this made Josh the strong comedian that he is today, a comic who can have the audience in the palm of his hands whilst also being able to beautifully disarm any heckler with his quick wit and cute but powerful put downs.
"He has a very engaging personality, and a back – story that should keep in routines for years to come." Chortle
AND YOUR MC:
BEN VAN DER VELDE
Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter, who, over the past few years, has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway.
He is a regular host and act for respected British comedy clubs such as The Stand, Komedia, The Backyard, The Glee, Covent Garden Comedy Club and Top Secret Comedy, as well as hosting stages for Bestival, Festival No.6, End of the Road and Sunday Papers Live. He also has taken commissions to perform a voodoo re-marriage ceremony, founded the Church of the Holy Kazoo with comedy legend Mark Thomas, walked the entire London Underground network to raise money for The Refugee Council and even took part in experiments at The Royal Society that revealed him to have the most infectious laugh of any human, rat or monkey.
“Highly promising…an accomplished comic.” Time Out
“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
Bar and Food from 5pm Box Office 6.30pm Arrive by 7.15pm Show 8pm
Tickets £25 on the door
Please note, acts subject to change
|Advance Ticket||19:30 - 22:30||£20.00|
231, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 0EL
Bethnal Green (Tube)
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