FRIDAY 23rd MAY Doors 7.30pm / show 8pm
Our regular Friday night show at The Islington pub in Angel has a stellar line up of the best stand up in town, this week headlined by star of sell-out show “What Would Beyonce Do?!” Luisa Omielan with Tez Ilyas, Dave Green, Jay Foreman, Herbert Clunkerdunk and Viv Groskop MC
Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door BOOK TICKETS HERE
Luisa’s debut solo stand up hour ‘What Would Beyonce Do?!’ went from a room above a pub to five sell out runs in the main house at Soho Theatre, two sell out Edinburghs, Latitude, Leeds, Reading, Altitude and Dublin Festivals…as well as a stint in an LA theatre and a run at Subculture in New York’s East Village. Gits and Shiggles are lucky enough to have Luisa preview some of her brand new show ‘Am I right Ladies?!’ in preparation for Edinburgh 2014, come see it here first!
“Megawatt comedy personality” – The Guardian
“About as funny as any comedy show needs to get” **** – The Telegraph
“Beyoncé wouldn’t have it in her to deliver a debut stand-up hour as fresh, ambitious and vulnerable as this existential howl of anguish” ****- The Scotsman
Lancashire born Tez started comedy in 2010 and hit the ground running, finding himself in no less than eight competition finals, including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award. Since then Tez has risen up the ranks quickly and now regularly performs at the UK’s leading live comedy venues. In 2013, Tez was selected for the coveted month long Pleasance showcase – The Comedy Reserve – at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With his sharp wit and charmingly cheeky onstage persona, Tez Ilyas is one of the hottest rising stars on the circuit.
“Sartorially stylish and winningly cheeky” Chortle
“The hilarious Tez had the crowd in stitches” WhatsonStage
“Handsome and hilarious, see him now before Channel 4 gives him a series” Scott Capurro
Jay Foreman is a guitarist/comedian whose unique repetoire falls almost exactly halfway between live music and sit-down comedy. Flitting violently between subtle humour, catchy singalongs and mindless bad taste, Jay is drawing considerable attention even from people who aren’t students anymore.
BBC New Talent Pick of the Fringe, ‘best newcomer’ at the Tuborg Musical Comedy Awards 2009 and ‘finalist’ at the Musical Comedy Awards 2010. One of his songs is covered and played regularly by muscial comedy veterans Kit and the Widow. Jay can’t decide whether he’s happy about being known on youtube as the guy who wrote ‘Moon Chavs’.
“Incredibly funny and a refreshing change” – Banks Basement
“Certainly one to watch.” – The London Word
“Clever lyrics, good music and never ever dull. This is a talented guy.”EdFringe.com
Dave Green has been doing stand-up comedy since 2011. Since then his surreal one liners and deadpan delivery have fast proved popular with audiences and promoters alike. In 2013 he won the wild card vote in the BBC New Comedy Award securing him a place in the semi final which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2. In 2014 he was nominated by a panel of industry professionals to take part in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. He is also a finalist in the Leicester Square New Comedian 2012 and is the winner of the Max Turner Award 2012.
“Fantastically original gags” - Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke
“Otherworldly…Green offers a great line in absurd logic” – Chortle
“Quietly and cleverly subversive” – James Punnett, The Bearcat
Hilarious character act from Spencer Jones, BAFTA award winner for Big Babies. Also seen on Count Arthur Strong, Pulling and Skins.
“Provides a constant stream of laughter” StudentNewspaper.org
MC VIV GROSKOP
Writer. Critic. Broadcaster. Stand-up comedian. Viv is a rollicking joy to watch and we’re delighted to have her exuberate all over our Friday night show! Made-Up Stand-Up 2013 Finalist, Spontaneity Shop’s Maestro Improv 2012 Winner. So You Think You’re Funny 2012 Semi-Finalist.
“Viv is brilliant”— Jo Brand
“Charmingly leftfield with a warm oddball sense of humour” – Bath Literature Festival
“Hormonal.” — Peter Serafinowicz
Venue: The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, London, N1 0XT