Sat 13 Oct The Pembroke Castle Camden
Monkey Business Comedy Club Proudly Presents Britain`s Greatest Hoaxter SIMON BRODKIN also known as LEE NELSON Named “the world’s most famous blagger” by The Daily Telegraph, unnameable prankster and acclaimed character comedian Simon Brodkin has hit global headlines multiple times for his high-profile stunts. Most famously he handed Prime Minister Theresa May a P45 form during her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference and showered disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter with hundreds of dollar bills in bribe payments “for the North Korea 2026 World Cup bid”. Of his many characters, Simon is best known for his irrepressible, south London wide boy Lee Nelson.“This is satire so sharp you could slash a tyre with it”The Daily Telegraph “As comic inventions go, Simon Brodkin’s south London council estate geezer Lee Nelson is up with the best.”The Daily Telegraph “Comedy legend”The Sun “The guy has a gift” The Washington Post “Never less than ingenious”The Times “The hottest creation since Ali G and Vicky Pollard.” The Daily Mirror
exciting /funny Award-winning stand up JOE JACOBS Joe Jacobs is a London based comedian, rapper and writer. Since 2012, he has performed nationally and internationally, sharing bills with acts including Bill Burr, Stewart Lee and Mr. Motivator. His live shows effortlessly flit between hip hop and comedy and he’s been seen/heard on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC 6 Music, Radio 1XTRA, plus gained millions of viral video views online. In addition to stand up, as solo artist Jester Jacobs, he’s released regular music since his debut Mental Disorder in 2008. In 2017, Joe took Ripe to the Edinburgh Fringe where it received critical acclaim. ‘Jewish Mike Skinner with jokes’The Wee Review★★★★ ‘Comedy Gold’Broadway Baby★★★★ ‘Stalks his comedy like a panther at night’Mumble Comedy★★★★
live wire /entertaining story-teller ZAHRA BARRI Zahra hit the stand up scene in February 2011 and has since been a 2013 Bath New Act of The Year Finalist, a Funny Woman (in association with Company Magazine) Finalist, Laughing Horse New Act at Brighton Fringe Finalist, Comedy Cafe New Act 2012 Finalist, beaten ‘The Frog’ at The Frog and Bucket and reached the Semi Finals of The Picadilly New Act of The Year Competition. She has also gigged with Gail Porter and supported notorious ‘Best Seller’ and International Drug Baron (!) Howard Marks; and she has opened for , Dana Alexander and Kate Smurthwaite. ‘Zahra Barri who is Irish/Egyptian: a combination which makes stand-up comedy an almost unavoidable career choice, and had some unexpected Muslim viewpoints on blind dates and bikini waxing, and a terrific gag about the similarity between stand-up comedy and terrorism’ – Venue Magazine ‘Terrific’ – Venue Magazine ‘Zahra Barri, a cool Rita Rudner…’ Alan Nixon Channel 5 Head Of Comedy and Entertainment and Director of Absolutely Productions
gifted South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout Schalk Bezuidenhout was born in Gauteng in the wonderful city of Johannesburg. Even though this sounds very contemporary, he grew up in a very Afrikaans, ‘bring-terug-Apartheid’ town right next to the airport. In Kempton Park young Schalkie grew up in a very traditional way. He went to an Afrikaans pre-primary, primary, and high school. The traditional Afrikaans way of living was a good life. Your mother’s breast milk would be brannewyn en coke, you would walk kaalvoet toe school, and you’d hide your lunch money when a black man walked past. But by the age of 10, life started to become more and more difficult for poor old Schalkie. His family and friends stood back as they watched Schalk evolve from an Afrikaans conservative caterpillar into a beautiful drama queen butterfly, complete with a mustache and furry afro. At first it was just doing cartwheels on the rugby field, and later more eccentric things like making friends with the neighbor's daughter… who was black! It was thus obvious to Schalk’s parents that he would study drama, and to help numb the pain they sent him away to study at the University of Cape Town. . On stage he is fun and energetic
Panicky Tack are a London based, two-piece comedy band. Playing guitar and Ukulele, we are both experienced musicians, comedians and improvisers, creating comedy sketches and spontaneous songs live on stage based on suggestions from the audience. plus
superb very funny Irish Triple-Award winning DONAL VAUGHAN Donal Vaughan, started comedy in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since. The Dublin-based comic gigs all over Ireland and regularly crosses the water to gig in the UK and sometimes even further afield. He has performed in Glee, The Comedy Store, The Frog & Bucket and The Stand. Armed with “a distinctive, joke-heavy set with some strongly offbeat lines.” (Chortle), the self-deprecating stand up “owns the stage with his sharp, punchy lines that never fails to hit home.” (Enterainment.ie). When not making fun of himself, the BSc Zoologist jests about science and the Natural world. “His hilarious and informative takes on science are why he’s a favourite.” Bright Club Dublin. He also performs a science comedy show for children called Science Magic which has had complete sell out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes.