We enjoyed our summer sojourn to Scotland, making sure we said all our proper goodbyes before the country detaches itself tomorrow and floats off to join Scandanavia, and what an excellent amount of comedy we saw there too.
And we’re bringing some of the best acts we saw up there to Putney and Angel over the next three months, combining them with the talent that stayed in London for the summer for a truly tremendous programme of events – maybe out best yet!
Over the next few months we’ve got performances from 4 of the nominees for Best Show at this year’s Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards, 2 of the Best Newcomer nominees, plus tremendous acts such as Pappys, Max and Ivan, Joseph Morpurgo, Bec Hill and Stewart Lee.
And we kick things off with some panache at The Half Moon, Putney
TUESDAY 7TH OCTOBER, 8PM (DOORS 7.30)
BRIAN GITTINS, MAX AND IVAN, BEC HILL, DANE BAPTISTE, ELLIE WHITE AND JOZ NORRIS MC TICKETS
Star of Ricky Gervais’s Derek on Channel 4, as well his own C4 show Gittins.
After 6 years on the circuit, Brian Gittins has yet to make any waves in the comedy world and continually struggles to find an audience that like him. A Nick Ferrari enthusiast and a nasal spray addict, Brian has given himself 25 years to reach the London Palladium.
“One of the best comedy characters of the decade” Ricky Gervais
“Very funny and horrifically distressing”
MAX AND IVAN
Stars of their own upcoming Radio 4 series, The Casebook of Max and Ivan and the BBC sitcom W1A as ‘digital strategists’ Ben and Jerry.
Max and Ivan are one of Britain’s finest sketch acts, creators of the smash hit show The Wrestling (where comedians wrestle against genuine wrestlers), for which they won the Fosters Edinburgh Awards Panel Prize in 2011. Their show The Reunion also received a nomination for best show at the 2013 Awards.
They have received four star reviews from The Times, The Guardian, Sunday Times, Independent, The Telegraph, Time Out, Metro and Chortle
“It feels like watching early Walliams and Lucas or Enfield and Whitehouse” GQ Magazine
Bec Hill possesses a refreshing blend of charm, whimsy and infectious enthusiasm, which has gained a cult-following in Australia and the UK. But what makes her unique is her skillful ability to bring her “arts and craft” imagination to life on stage.
One of Time Out’s Top 10 funniest comedians on Twitter and host of the sell out London comedy show Pun Run, her 2014 Edinburgh show Ellipsis received four star reviews from The Times, The Scotsman and The List.
“An act to watch out for” Chortle
We’re delighted to welcome Dane back to Gits and Shiggles. Since bursting onto the circuit, Dane has risen up the ranks quickly achieving notable success in numerous comedy competitions and is now a regular at the country’s most famous venues.
This rise culminated in his show Citizen Dane earning him a nomination for Best Newcomer at the prestigious Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 as well as being chosen by The Times as one of the best shows at the festival. On TV he has appeared on BBC’s Comedy Marathon and Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular.
FOUR STARS – Metro
Ellie White is an extremely talented character comedian who recently finished her brilliant debut show Humans at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival, which was a pick of the festival from both Time Out and The Independent.
She has appeared on Newsjack and Awesome Lives on Radio 4 as is currently developing a sketch show for the station alongside comedians Liam Williams and Jamie Demetriou.
“Close to pitch perfect… Her characters are both vibrant and unnerving; White is a small-framed powerhouse with startling range and a masterful command of her craft” Fest Mag
JOZ NORRIS – MC
One of the warmest, silliest and funniest comedians on the circuit, Joz is part of the Chortle Award nominated Weirdos Comedy collective, appearing in their 2013 Time Out Critic’s Choice show The Colonel.
His 2014 show Awkward Prophet won him rave reviews, and he has appeared on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s The Comedy Club Interviews with Tom Wrigglesworth.
“He is a born entertainer, but also a great comedy writer… Norris is clearly a young comic going places” Chortle
The Half Moon
93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 1EU