GITS & SHIGGLES COMEDY PRESENTS:
‘With Francis it’s all about puns… He’ll fill every minute with comedy bargains in the form of non-stop quick-fire gags, rarely giving you time to cease giggling until the next one starts… Quite simply, the service Francis provides is good old-fashioned joke telling with a hook, punch-line and a dose of panache thrown in for good measure’ (Warwick Arts Centre)
‘A brilliant comic brain… this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I’ve
ever heard’ (The Guardian)
‘Perfectly crafted gags’ (The Sunday Times)
Winners of Best Cabaret show at the 2012 Adelaide Fringe, EastEnd Cabaret have become a critically acclaimed sensation since their debut show The Revolution will be Sexual in 2011. Creators of songs that are “gleefully filthy” (Edinburgh Spotlight), they have toured the world and received a host of four and five star reviews. On TV they have appeared on BBC3’s Live at the Electric with Russell Kane. Making their third Gits and Shiggles appearance, EastEnd Cabaret always bring the roof of the Half Moon down (not literally – we wouldn’t book them if that happened)
“Comic genius” ★★★★★ Three Weeks
“A treat” ★★★★★ Time Out
“Hysterical” ★★★★★ Sunday Mail AU
“Gleefully filthy” ★★★★★ Edinburgh Spotlight
The superb character comedian joins us on the back of his critically acclaimed Edinburgh show Odessa. Joseph Morpurgo creates a rich variety of hilariously drawn character and his shows are uses multimedia in his shows in a startlingly original way.
Star of Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse’s fantastic spoof documentary History of the 2’s to celebrate BBC2’s 50th birthday, Joseph is also part of the critically acclaimed Jane Austen inspired, Chortle Award winning improv group Austentatious.
“Utterly hilarious” ★★★★★ Three Weeks
“Has to be one of the most bizarre, innovative and tear-inducingly hilarious comedy routines I have seen” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“An exhilarating trip into the tirelessly inventive mind of an obvious talent” ★★★★ Time Out
“Absolutely hilarious mayhem” ★★★★ The Skinny
Other than her extensive live work, performing around the country as Loretta Maine, Pippa can be found on your television boxes as a regular on BBC2’s improv comedy show Fast and Loose which aired in early 2011 and has recently been repeated. Other television credits include Live at the Electric, The Morgana Show, The Slammer and The Wrong Door.
Also an experienced radio performer, Pippa has appeared on The Now Show, Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash, Bigipedia, Les Kelly’s Britain – all for Radio 4 and is a regular cast member of NewsJack for Radio 4 Extra
In addition, Pippa has become something of a veteran of the improvisation scene, regularly performing with established groups both on the circuit and at the Fringe. She regularly guests with Grand Theft Impro and takes part in the various Improvathons across the UK (continuous improvised shows which demand the cast stay awake for periods of up to 50 hours) She is a core member of the award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, which enjoyed a critically acclaimed 2009, 2010 & 2011 Edinburgh runs and has now transferred to the West End.
Tuesday 9 December, 8pm (doors 7.30)
The Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW14 1EU
£6 advance/ £8 door