10th January

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10th January

8.00

We are excited to present you ‘A Live Showcase’ in support of Young Epilepsy. There will be a number of stand up comedians with a special music artist performing on the night. 

The line up of comedians include:

-Peter Francis
-Ross Smith
-Lateef Lovejoy
-Mike Sheer
-André De Freitas
-Leo Kearse
-Leighton Roff
-Host: Darran Griffiths

Music performance by Nadia Rae.
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Online - £8

Door - £10

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Peter Francis   Special P began his comedy career writing material for other comedians. However, he had such a natural talent and special ability to make people laugh that it was suggested to him that he use his charm and wit and get up on stage and perform the material himself. Since stepping on stage for his first stand up gig, he hasn’t looked back!  Within the first 2 years of his career Special P appeared on Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’, was a finalist in the Wilkinson Sword ‘Cutting Edge of Comedy’ competition, and was awarded the BECA award for ‘Best Newcomer’. Special P continually writes and performs all his own material, drawing on his own real life experiences. He is constantly pushing the comedy boundaries and in 2004 he was awarded the BECA award for ‘Most Original Material’.  Special P is a regular performer in all the premier comedy venues in the UK, and is now also a recognised International comedian, being highly sort after abroad. He toured Germany in 2006 and since then has toured Holland, Sweden, China and the USA. He is a regular act of choice for the US Army and the RAF. He frequents Hollywood, Washington and New York, performing in the more established venues such as The Laugh Factory, The Improv, The Comedy Store, and other mainstream and alternative clubs.  In 2009 he took a show to the Edinburgh Fringe festival and whilst there he hosted for the world renowned Hollywood Outlaws performing at The Gilded Balloon. Now, alongside performing in various comedy venues around the globe, Special P is starting to tour his own one man show – ‘You Aint Heard Nothing Yet’. After a very successful sell out first show in London the show will now be touring the country throughout 2011-12.  Special P is known for his observational humour and uses unique expressions and body language from the offset to engage and captivate his audience. He has a cheeky wit and charm with the ladies and gives the guys side ripping lines to take home, hence the name ‘Naughty but Nice’. It is very rare to find a comedian with such adaptability to cover a wide range of material. He covers subjects from relationships to politics and social behaviour both home and abroad.

Peter Francis

Special P began his comedy career writing material for other comedians. However, he had such a natural talent and special ability to make people laugh that it was suggested to him that he use his charm and wit and get up on stage and perform the material himself. Since stepping on stage for his first stand up gig, he hasn’t looked back!

Within the first 2 years of his career Special P appeared on Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’, was a finalist in the Wilkinson Sword ‘Cutting Edge of Comedy’ competition, and was awarded the BECA award for ‘Best Newcomer’. Special P continually writes and performs all his own material, drawing on his own real life experiences. He is constantly pushing the comedy boundaries and in 2004 he was awarded the BECA award for ‘Most Original Material’.

Special P is a regular performer in all the premier comedy venues in the UK, and is now also a recognised International comedian, being highly sort after abroad. He toured Germany in 2006 and since then has toured Holland, Sweden, China and the USA. He is a regular act of choice for the US Army and the RAF. He frequents Hollywood, Washington and New York, performing in the more established venues such as The Laugh Factory, The Improv, The Comedy Store, and other mainstream and alternative clubs.

In 2009 he took a show to the Edinburgh Fringe festival and whilst there he hosted for the world renowned Hollywood Outlaws performing at The Gilded Balloon. Now, alongside performing in various comedy venues around the globe, Special P is starting to tour his own one man show – ‘You Aint Heard Nothing Yet’. After a very successful sell out first show in London the show will now be touring the country throughout 2011-12.

Special P is known for his observational humour and uses unique expressions and body language from the offset to engage and captivate his audience. He has a cheeky wit and charm with the ladies and gives the guys side ripping lines to take home, hence the name ‘Naughty but Nice’. It is very rare to find a comedian with such adaptability to cover a wide range of material. He covers subjects from relationships to politics and social behaviour both home and abroad.

Leighton Roff   Leighton is from north London . He is a Jewish , Autistic comedian who is a regular on the London comedy circuit! Leighton started his comedy career with the London SYC( soho young company) and Despite having only been going a year he has started to build up a reputation for his no filter, un predictable , abstract, chaotic approach to comedy ! He has beaten the gong at many gong shows including the comedy store in Manchester and performed alongside many star names including Jeff Garlin from curb your enthusiasm! Leighton is a very endearing and likeable presence and adds a unique voice to the bill!

Leighton Roff

Leighton is from north London . He is a Jewish , Autistic comedian who is a regular on the London comedy circuit! Leighton started his comedy career with the London SYC( soho young company) and Despite having only been going a year he has started to build up a reputation for his no filter, un predictable , abstract, chaotic approach to comedy ! He has beaten the gong at many gong shows including the comedy store in Manchester and performed alongside many star names including Jeff Garlin from curb your enthusiasm! Leighton is a very endearing and likeable presence and adds a unique voice to the bill!

Darran Griffiths   A comedian, host and podcaster born and raised in Harlow, to Jamaican parents, he has a blend of Caribbean confidence and Essex irreverence. Flagrant, thought-provoking and funny.  To date, he has already appeared on television and radio, including Yanga TV, Pulse88 FM and BBC Radio. Also he has performed at some of the top comedy clubs including Downstairs at the King's Head and the Comedy Store.  A natural entertainer and motormouth, who comes from a creative and performing family his presence in the entertainment world seems inevitable.  As a writer and performer, he is anecdotal, ironic, mordant, satirical and situational, making sharp progress in a short career on both the urban and mainstream circuits, having performed in comedy clubs, universities and theatres across London, nationally and internationally.  His comedy competition track records is impressive:   2016   - Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian - Semi-Finalist   2017   - Comedy X Factor - Winner  - London Comedy Store King Gong - Winner   2018   - Amused Moose National New Comedian - Semi-Finalist  - BBC New Comedy Award - Top 20  - Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian - Runner-Up

Darran Griffiths

A comedian, host and podcaster born and raised in Harlow, to Jamaican parents, he has a blend of Caribbean confidence and Essex irreverence. Flagrant, thought-provoking and funny.

To date, he has already appeared on television and radio, including Yanga TV, Pulse88 FM and BBC Radio. Also he has performed at some of the top comedy clubs including Downstairs at the King's Head and the Comedy Store.

A natural entertainer and motormouth, who comes from a creative and performing family his presence in the entertainment world seems inevitable.

As a writer and performer, he is anecdotal, ironic, mordant, satirical and situational, making sharp progress in a short career on both the urban and mainstream circuits, having performed in comedy clubs, universities and theatres across London, nationally and internationally.

His comedy competition track records is impressive:

2016

- Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian - Semi-Finalist

2017

- Comedy X Factor - Winner

- London Comedy Store King Gong - Winner

2018

- Amused Moose National New Comedian - Semi-Finalist

- BBC New Comedy Award - Top 20

- Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian - Runner-Up

Mike Sheer   Loudmouth Canadian comic Mike Sheer mixes deceptively profound and crafted routines with improvised silliness. Never afraid to push boundaries, his humour jumps from light to dark and always keeps the audience on their toes. He's performed around North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East - in festivals, clubs, theatres, pubs, squats, and hostels. As an actor, he's been immortalized as a meme for playing the kid who blows his head off in stoner favourite "Harold and Kumar Get The Munchies". Quotes: “Gags written with elegant efficiency and delivered with a punchy style... waltzes around the potentially contentious with a self-effacing charm… Sheer is a talented act with bags of potential, definitely worth a punt despite his relative lack of profile in the UK - an injustice that could well be rectified before too long.” - Chortle "Sparkling payoffs" ★★★★ - Scotsgay “Does not shy away from any topic...has the crowd in stitches” ★★★★ - Adelaide Advertiser

Mike Sheer

Loudmouth Canadian comic Mike Sheer mixes deceptively profound and crafted routines with improvised silliness. Never afraid to push boundaries, his humour jumps from light to dark and always keeps the audience on their toes. He's performed around North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East - in festivals, clubs, theatres, pubs, squats, and hostels. As an actor, he's been immortalized as a meme for playing the kid who blows his head off in stoner favourite "Harold and Kumar Get The Munchies". Quotes: “Gags written with elegant efficiency and delivered with a punchy style... waltzes around the potentially contentious with a self-effacing charm… Sheer is a talented act with bags of potential, definitely worth a punt despite his relative lack of profile in the UK - an injustice that could well be rectified before too long.” - Chortle "Sparkling payoffs" ★★★★ - Scotsgay “Does not shy away from any topic...has the crowd in stitches” ★★★★ - Adelaide Advertiser

André De Freitas   André has performed in portugal, england, spain, france, monaco, luxembourg, scotland and the usa. André is the first portuguese comedian to perform in a fully billed stand up show at the edinburgh fringe festival as well as being the first portuguese act to perform in a number of clubs and venues around the uk. He started his path in the performing arts at the age of 15 when he first enrolled at the escola profissional de teatro (professional drama school) in the greater lisbon area. having finished his stint in the school, at 17, he decided to try stand up for the first time at a local open mic. this led to some success in the local comedy scene and andre performed in venues across portugal and had tv appearances in networks like +tvi, sic radical and a secondary role in the feature film sete pecados rurais. deciding that he wanted some new challenges he moved to london in 2016 - via the usa, where he had the chance to perform in baltimore and several other places in the los angeles area. Currently residing in London, André regularly performs in clubs like the top secret comedy club, the stand comedy club, the comedy cafe, glee, backyard comedy club, and angel comedy club, among many others. Having just finished his first international tour which took him to France, Monaco, Portugal, Scotland and around the uk he continues to perform in comedy clubs and theatres around the uk and Europe. Andre has supported rui sinel de cordes on his sold out tour around portugal, opened for ed byrne in london and opened for us comic tom rhodes.

André De Freitas

André has performed in portugal, england, spain, france, monaco, luxembourg, scotland and the usa. André is the first portuguese comedian to perform in a fully billed stand up show at the edinburgh fringe festival as well as being the first portuguese act to perform in a number of clubs and venues around the uk. He started his path in the performing arts at the age of 15 when he first enrolled at the escola profissional de teatro (professional drama school) in the greater lisbon area. having finished his stint in the school, at 17, he decided to try stand up for the first time at a local open mic. this led to some success in the local comedy scene and andre performed in venues across portugal and had tv appearances in networks like +tvi, sic radical and a secondary role in the feature film sete pecados rurais. deciding that he wanted some new challenges he moved to london in 2016 - via the usa, where he had the chance to perform in baltimore and several other places in the los angeles area. Currently residing in London, André regularly performs in clubs like the top secret comedy club, the stand comedy club, the comedy cafe, glee, backyard comedy club, and angel comedy club, among many others. Having just finished his first international tour which took him to France, Monaco, Portugal, Scotland and around the uk he continues to perform in comedy clubs and theatres around the uk and Europe. Andre has supported rui sinel de cordes on his sold out tour around portugal, opened for ed byrne in london and opened for us comic tom rhodes.

Leo Kearse   Scottish Comedian of the Year Leo Kearse is part of the new wave of raw, bold, American-inspired comedians taking the big UK clubs by storm - doing weekends for The Comedy Store, Glee, Hot Water, Just The Tonic, Top Secret - and abroad, with 2018 taking in Adelaide, Melbourne, Ibiza, Turkey, Holland, Cyprus, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Belarus, Denmark, Ireland, Jakarta, Singapore, Vietnam and Romania. He's written for BBC comedy including Sam Delaney's News Thing, Question Time, Breaking The News, Mock The Week and Mash Report.  Leo also acts, playing Mick Fleetwood in the ITV drama "Breaking The Band: Fleetwood Mac" and a lead role in the computer game “Super Seducer 2”. He's been on ITV Dinner Date (and won), Sky All Out Politics, Question Time Extra Time, BBC Daily Politics, Al Jazeera and BBC2's Funny Business. His comedy shorts include a Star Wars spoof video that’s had half a million views, and a "Stand up on the tube" stunt that got him in the Mail and Metro and was shared on Ladbible. He has appeared in adverts for Dulcolax and Whiskas. Leo was a backing dancer for a David Icke conspiracy theory lecture at Wembley Arena.  Leo is the co-creator of sellout show Hate 'n' Live, which has improvising comedians hating on audience suggestions - Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Room 101. As well as straight standup, he also performs at festivals and cabaret nights as the improvising Pun-Man. Pun-Man appeared on Britain's Got Talent. Simon hated him.  -Scottish Comedian of the Year 2017/18  -UK Pun Champion 2015

Leo Kearse

Scottish Comedian of the Year Leo Kearse is part of the new wave of raw, bold, American-inspired comedians taking the big UK clubs by storm - doing weekends for The Comedy Store, Glee, Hot Water, Just The Tonic, Top Secret - and abroad, with 2018 taking in Adelaide, Melbourne, Ibiza, Turkey, Holland, Cyprus, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Belarus, Denmark, Ireland, Jakarta, Singapore, Vietnam and Romania. He's written for BBC comedy including Sam Delaney's News Thing, Question Time, Breaking The News, Mock The Week and Mash Report.

Leo also acts, playing Mick Fleetwood in the ITV drama "Breaking The Band: Fleetwood Mac" and a lead role in the computer game “Super Seducer 2”. He's been on ITV Dinner Date (and won), Sky All Out Politics, Question Time Extra Time, BBC Daily Politics, Al Jazeera and BBC2's Funny Business. His comedy shorts include a Star Wars spoof video that’s had half a million views, and a "Stand up on the tube" stunt that got him in the Mail and Metro and was shared on Ladbible. He has appeared in adverts for Dulcolax and Whiskas. Leo was a backing dancer for a David Icke conspiracy theory lecture at Wembley Arena.

Leo is the co-creator of sellout show Hate 'n' Live, which has improvising comedians hating on audience suggestions - Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Room 101. As well as straight standup, he also performs at festivals and cabaret nights as the improvising Pun-Man. Pun-Man appeared on Britain's Got Talent. Simon hated him.

-Scottish Comedian of the Year 2017/18

-UK Pun Champion 2015

Ross Smith   Ross is a regular face (and voice) at some of the capitals biggest comedy clubs including Top Secret Comedy, Backyard Comedy, and Angel Comedy.  A resident host of Comedy Virgins at the Cavendish Armsand also angel comedy at the world famous Bill Murray pub. He has most recently supported Lauren Pattison. Joel Dommett described him as 'one of my favourite new acts'. And Nish Kumar called his comedy 'hilarious and original'. (Lovely quotes from some up-and-coming lads).  This year he made headlines around the world when he agreed to go on holiday with complete strangers, taking the place of another man called Ross Smith. His viral adventure and the aftermath is the subject of his debut Edinburgh show, I Am Ross Smith.

Ross Smith

Ross is a regular face (and voice) at some of the capitals biggest comedy clubs including Top Secret Comedy, Backyard Comedy, and Angel Comedy.

A resident host of Comedy Virgins at the Cavendish Armsand also angel comedy at the world famous Bill Murray pub. He has most recently supported Lauren Pattison. Joel Dommett described him as 'one of my favourite new acts'. And Nish Kumar called his comedy 'hilarious and original'. (Lovely quotes from some up-and-coming lads).

This year he made headlines around the world when he agreed to go on holiday with complete strangers, taking the place of another man called Ross Smith. His viral adventure and the aftermath is the subject of his debut Edinburgh show, I Am Ross Smith.

Nadia Rae    Singer & Song writer, she is the next big thing! Watch the vid below and you be the judge.

Nadia Rae

Singer & Song writer, she is the next big thing! Watch the vid below and you be the judge.

Lateef is multi-talented  Actor , Stand Up Comedian, and Creator. He is also one of the most distinctive acts on both the black, mainstream and International Comedy circuits and has been an International headliner in countries such as the US, Belgium, Nigeria, Jersey, Sweden, Norway, and South Africa.  As an  Actor , Lateef has a string of Feature Film, TV, Radio and Theatre credits both in the UK and internationally and has recently just completed writing, starring, and producing his own comedy sketch show pilot "HeSaidSheSaid".  Lateef has achieved great commercial success too, being selected as the new face of the ITV Hub and was head hunted to be the official commercial mascot for major energy brand U Switch, playing the role of 'Coach' seen across TV and all major digital platforms; the commercial has already amassed over 5 million views on YouTube.  Nominee Best Comedian Pride Of Africa Awards  Nominee Leading Actor Befta Awards  Nominee BECA Awards Best Male Comedian  Nominee Emerging Talent Screen Nation Awards

Lateef is multi-talented Actor, Stand Up Comedian, and Creator. He is also one of the most distinctive acts on both the black, mainstream and International Comedy circuits and has been an International headliner in countries such as the US, Belgium, Nigeria, Jersey, Sweden, Norway, and South Africa.

As an Actor, Lateef has a string of Feature Film, TV, Radio and Theatre credits both in the UK and internationally and has recently just completed writing, starring, and producing his own comedy sketch show pilot "HeSaidSheSaid".

Lateef has achieved great commercial success too, being selected as the new face of the ITV Hub and was head hunted to be the official commercial mascot for major energy brand U Switch, playing the role of 'Coach' seen across TV and all major digital platforms; the commercial has already amassed over 5 million views on YouTube.

Nominee Best Comedian Pride Of Africa Awards

Nominee Leading Actor Befta Awards

Nominee BECA Awards Best Male Comedian

Nominee Emerging Talent Screen Nation Awards