The best emerging, established and alternative stand-up, sketch, musical, character and improv comedy from London and beyond.
Shappi Khorsandi, Phil Nichol + MORE TBA.
Shappi established herself as one of the country's finest comedians in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker.
This show lead to the publication of her childhood memoirs, "A Beginner's Guide To Acting English", her best selling literary debut.
In typical Shappi style, this show told the story of how her family were forced to flee Iran and gain asylum in the UK. Her father's popularity as a satirist attacking the regime has ensured they cannot return to Iran.
As Shappi says, "obviously there's free speech in Iran, but little freedom after you've spoken."
Shappi's career has taken her to all corners of the globe, she has appeared on countless TV & Radio shows including; Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, QI, Just a Minute & other flagship radio 4 programmes.
Phil Nichol is a truly unique performer. An acclaimed actor, award winning comedian, producer, presenter, writer and musician there is no end to his talent.
Phil is an energetic and exciting performer with an unquenchable thirst to break boundaries and innovate with his work. His skill as an improviser whether it be musical, comedy or straight is unparalled. With a surreal edge to some of his mischievous rantings Nichol always brings something new to the stage, his keen sense of fun and eye for the shocking and absurd has cemented his position as one of the best comedians on the circuit today. His assured and award winning performances in his theatrical work have attracted critical accolades and see him in great demand as an actor. This summer, Phil is filming "Holy Flying Circus" – a BBC drama about the censorship of Monty Python"s Life Of Brian – in which he will be playing Terry Gilliam, alongside Rufus Hound and Steve Punt.