Sat 16 March The Pembroke Castle Chalk Farm Camden
excellent Award-winning JOHN ROBERTSON “A manic and quick-witted revelation” – The Scotsman John Robertson is a comedian, making money out of that particularly odd art form since 2002. He’s also a TV presenter, columnist, multimedia artist, games designer, crowd-surfer and recreational sadist. He first came to public attention in 2003, when he went down to Australian Idol and faked a seizure on national television. In 2012, he created “The Dark Room”, a viral YouTube hit-turned-live show, which now tours the world as a theatre show and corporate entertainment. In 2013, he left his beloved Wai-Con (Australia’s best anime convention) and moved to the UK. He crowd-surfed to celebrate. As of 2014, he co-hosts Sky’s “Videogame Nation”, the UK’s only dedicated gaming TV show. His kick-ass clothes are made by Gallery Serpentine STAND-UP“**** his material is edgy, intelligent and smoothly-delivered… this is astute, amoral stand-up for the morbidly inclined” – The Age Starting comedy in 2003, he left his day job in 2008 (fired) to do comedy full-time (much better), quickly establishing himself as an in-demand club headliner and event MC (money). From 2008 – 2010, he was the Australian tour support for Mark Watson, Wayne Brady and Rob Schneider, before making his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2010. His show that year, “A Nifty History of Evil” won the Critic’s Choice Award at the Wild West Comedy Festival, established his UK cult following and brought him to the front page of the BBC News website. … if you only see one Perth-born set this year, make it John Robertson.” – The Scotsman, “a ridiculously entertaining hour” – Kate Copstick, “***** – if your tastes run to the dark, you must see this show – British Comedy Guide, **** “stylish, alternative, funny” – Chortle, “Brilliant, bemusing and bloodthirsty” – Metro, “A cult is born” – Bruce Dessau, “That he’s a skilled stand-up is plain to see”- The List, “A hotly- tipped comedian for a good reason… he strides onto the stage giving precisely zero fucks”- The Skinny, “**** a triumph” – Herald Sun.
very funny ELLIOT STEEL Star of Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Radio 1‘s Comedy Lounge. His Comedy Store clip went viral earning over 2 millionv views. Elliot is one of the youngest but most talented new comedians, who received a nomination for his debut show at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival and made his Edinburgh Festival solo show debut in 2016 with the acclaimed ‘Netflix 'n' Steel’show. He was a runner up in the final of So You Think You’re Funny competition at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014 and has impressed crowds at Latitude, V and Reading Festivals. His easy laid back style makes audiences quickly warm to his funny tales as a lad growing up in Croydon. '... Steel has a good rhythm... demonstrates nifty storytelling skills... is slick and confident in his delivery' (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
Russian-born, British-based stand-up KONSTANTIN KISIN who won the Jewish Comedian Of The Year title in 2018. That year he also hit the headlines when he revealed a 'safe space' contract he was asked to sign for an unpaid college charity gig.
excellent writer /comedian superb comedian/writer /performer ROBBIE HOFFMAN Robby Hoffman is a small ex-Chasidic queer Jewish stand-up comedian and writer. She wrote on The Chris Gethard Show, was just named one of Comedy Central’s UP NEXT comedians for 2018 Clusterfest. She has also recently performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Robby has written a whole bunch for scripted TV too, including Odd Squad (PBS), winners of a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing. She wrote on CBC’s hit primetime show, Workin’ Moms and contributed to IFC’s Baroness von Sketch Show. For her writing work on Odd Squad, she was nominated for a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award
charming storyteller funny newcomer JAMES JARVIS
funny Iranian comedian VAHID