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 Thursday 6 September 2018

Hour: 19:30h

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The Best in Stand Up: Mandy Knight, at Comedy Store in London on Thursday 6 September 2018 at 19:30 hours. Standup shows-london.

Multi-award winning comic and writer Mandy Knight is outstanding in the field of stand-up, not just for wowing both domestic and international audiences, not for being the first female to regularly compere Jongleurs and The Comedy Store UK and not for standing out in a male dominated entertainment medium but because after twenty-five years of working every world comedy circuit, from Sidney to Sidmouth, she is still as fresh and relevant as the day she stepped onto the stage.  Nobody is safe from her rapier wit.    "A stream of priceless one-liners..." -   The Guardian      " A virtuoso comedienne... " - The Independent

Imran Yusuf is a renowned as a skilful raconteur who seamlessly weaves socio-political satire with heartfelt introspection in his charmingly endearing trademark styling. Languid, punchy, cheeky and utterly loveable, Imran has established himself as a truly unique voice in the world of comedy.

Imran is of East-African Indian descent, born in Mombasa, Kenya but raised in London with a brief stint studying illegally in the USA. Imran has travelled much of the world including Israel/Palestine, Jordan and Saudi Arabia during the Lebanon Crisis in 2006 in an all encompassing pilgrimage for which he quit his job and spent his savings.

Imran also speaks fluent Hindi/Urdu which has allowed him to go down a storm in the blossoming stand-up comedy scene in India and with his rich multicultural background, Imran has become an original voice that embodies the multi-cultural wealth that exists in modern Britain.

In 2010, Imran presented his debut solo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The show, An Audience with Imran Yusuf, was part of the Laughing Horse Free Festival and it was Imran’s intention to develop his craft and material at the Fringe whilst at the same time keeping under the radar of the UK Comedy Industry and Press. However, word about the show got out and within a week Imran had gained the first of a collection of 5 star reviews, which led to him being nominated for Best Newcomer in the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 (He was the first performer from The Free Festival to be nominated in the history of the Awards). All of this whilst fasting between sunrise and sunset in observation of Ramadan.

Imran’s TV debut was also made shortly after the festival appearing on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) and the Edinburgh Comedy Fest (BBC3) broadcast in September 2010.

Imran has completed two UK tours with his solo shows "An Audience with Imran Yusuf" and "Bring The Thunder". Imran took his third solo show "Roar of The Underdog" to the Edinburgh Festival in 2014 and is taking its sequel; "Super Roar of The Underdog Turbo X: HD Remix" to the Edinburgh Festival in 2015. Imran can also be seen as a regular member of the team-based topical comedy show; The Cutting Edge at The Comedy Store in London.

In 2015 he landed a starring role in the BBC 3 sitcom "Fried".

With 16 years of comedy experience on his belt Gordon Southern is one of the most sought after headline acts on the UK and international circuit. Gordon regularly plays to sell out audiences at the most prestigious clubs in the country including The Comedy Store. His upbeat and energetic delivery combined with his fantastically funny observational comedy and quick witted improvisation has secured his place as an audience favourite. An award winning writer with critical acclaim for numerous projects that he has worked on, Southern has written for some of the most memorable comedy shows of the last decade. Not content with mastering stand-up and writing Gordon is also a brilliant actor with praise from The British Theatre Guide for his debut acting role in Moon The Loon. His acting skills are not just confined to the stage however, he was the very memorable voice of the Admiral Insurance Parrot on their national TV and Radio ad campaigns. Gordon is a regular headlining comedian on UK and International circuit. He spends at least 2 months every year performing in Australia. A highly regarded international act, he’s worked in many exotic and challenging places, including Afghanistan, The Arabian Desert, Falkland Islands, Kosovo and Liverpool. Gordon made his Edinburgh debut in the highly respected Comedy Zone in 1997 and has since gone on to take up several successful and acclaimed solo shows.  

John Moloney has been a professional comedian for over twenty years - and headlines at all the major Comedy Clubs around the world, including the prestigious London Comedy Store. John has twice won 'Best Live Performer’ at The London Comedy Festival, and was nominated as 'Best Live Stand-Up’ at The British Comedy Awards. John Moloney is a world-travelled comedian, who has delighted thousands at Festivals, Theatres, and Clubs. From Melbourne to Edinburgh, from the prestigious Just For Laughs and Halifax Festivals in Canada to The Liffey Laughs in Dublin - John has been recognized as a true multi-award-winning comic talent.

John was also delighted to be included in Channel 4’s World Top 100 Stand-Ups.

"He looks every bit the professional. He is. He treats the audience with compassion, tact and intelligence in a performance that has strolling one-liners and hilarious stories." - The Stage

Described by The Sun this year as ' Scotland´s brightest comedy talent’ , the Glaswegian comic’s sharp one-liners, brilliant turn of phrase and clever wordplay has made him a perfect choice for regular appearances on BBC Radio Scotland´s new comedy panel show 'Breaking the News' as well as support for Stewart Francis and Hal Cruttenden on their national tours.

2016 saw Stuart touring Australia as part of 'Best of the Fest' line up, as well as regular episodes of 'Breaking the News' throughout the year.

Then in August, Stuart made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, with his show 'Dealt a Bad Hand', at The Pleasance Courtyard. The show received critical acclaim and sell out audiences every night, culminating in an extra show due to demand.

Since making his comedy circuit debut in 2009, Stuart has very quickly become one of the most exciting talents in recent years, performing across the biggest comedy clubs in the UK as well as the 101 World Comedy Series competition in Las Vegas 2015. He was shortlisted in 2013 for the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and was a Finalist in the NATYS competition in 2012.

Stuart was part of the Stand-up For Scotland show at the Adelaide Comedy Festival in 2013 and appeared in the AAA Stand-up Late show and CKP Lunchtime Special at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014. He has written for 'Mock the Week' (BBC1), appeared on 'The Loser World Cup' for BBC Radio Wales and 'On the Road' with BBC Scotland. He is now working with BBC Comedy, on a scripted development project.

MC Mandy Knight, Imran Yusuf, Gordon Southern, John Moloney and Stuart Mitchell plus open spots.

Doors open from 6.00pm - Happy Hour at the bar 6.00pm - 7.00pm


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