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Tuesdays - Bubble and Squeak Comedy
OUR STORY: Bubble and Squeak started as a safe, cozy space for professional comedians to come and try out new ideas that might not be “weekend ready” just yet. Every week we pain-stakingly try to bring together an array of perspectives and voices, in a small, close-quarters, raw comedy experience. You get to see the comedians at their most vulnerable, and hear future TV gags before anyone else. After talking to a number of amazing acts who gig all across the country, the organizer decided that there was a real place for a safe, fun gig like this in London. Come and enjoy our little slice of fun every Tuesday and be a part of our quickly growing Bubble and Squeak comedy family!
Wednesdays - Blazers
Spending the last two years between Kelowna, Canada and London, England, Emily has established herself as a stellar new comedian quickly rising up in both scenes. In London Emily has quickly made a career for herself running a pro comedy showcase Wednesday nights in central London. Emily also has recently co-created a comedy production company called Blazers Presents. Recently making it to the quarter finals of the Leicester Square new comedian of the year competition and the finals of the Comedy Virgins Max Turner prize competition as well as being picked to compete in the 99 club Bursary Award. Emily has been featured on Shaw Tv and regularly can be seen compering at venues across London including Ronnie Scott's.
As seen and heard on BBC and Comic Relief. Pernilla Holland is a comedian and actor from Norway. After a soul destroying drama degree she ventured into the land of comedy where she found like minded outcasts and has since been gigging internationally and in the UK. Pernilla has been making shows at the Edinburgh Fringe; Character Tålks, Panilla Ice Ice Baby and Pop Ditz. She was part of the critically acclaimed improv troupe "Notflix the improvised musical" and is now a co-creator of Blazers Presents production company. Her style is to clown, be silly and unassuming yet dark and spiky.
As an actor her credits include National Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Old Vic and she also voices characters in the award winning Warhammer.
"One to watch" Funny Women "Holland's one-woman re-creation is hilarious. "★★★★ Time Out "Sheer ludicrous fun.." – The List "Roaringly funny... incredibly talented" ★★★★★ Broadway Baby "Captivating, spontaneous, surprising & delightful" ★★★★ Fringe Biscuit "Fantastic comedy."– ★★★★ Everything Theatre "Stand-out star." – The Public Review
Thursdays - Big Smoke Comedy
Eight stand-up comedians are invited to perform individually then, for one night only, improvise freely with each other as a unique, one-of-a kind ensemble. Meet the characters, watch them play, and help shape our acts with your warmth and laughter. Big Smoke Comedy currently offers Free Entry every Thursday at 8pm.
Host Brooke Hoerr hails from a small town of sixty-three people in the middle of the middle of the middle of America called Allentown, Illinois where, in 1983, he was voted eighth funniest child (of eight). Still not satisfied, he later became an improvisor in Chicago at Second City, iO Theatre, and The Annoyance.
Now Brooke can be seen at some of London's most popular comedy venues embarking upon his spiritual quest to fully understand British humour or absolutely try dying. He most recently won The Blackout competition at Up-The-Creek Comedy Club in Greenwich by recommending to the audience that for improved laughter, if anything he says is literally not funny, they simply should apply an interpretation that is ironic.
Brooke is very excited to be MC for Big Smoke Comedy at the historic Nell of Old Drury.
Fridasy - BeComedy
BeComedy UK is a 'Made in Italy' comedy project founded by Marco Di Pinto in 2018. It is based in London and it's growing exponentially! BeComedy's normal schedule consists in 5/6 comedians doing 10 or 15 mins each, and of course, the resident MC, Marco Di Pinto.
They now perform regularly in 4 different venues across London, and all over Italy.
Marco started his comedy career in Italy inspired by the great late comedian Bill Hicks. He's been hosting Bill Hicks Tribute nights in his country for 4 years in a row now, and had the honour to organise an event at 'The World Famous Comedy Store' in Los Angeles, in 2017. His main goal would be to see BeComedy UK going worldwide!
Every 3rd Monday of the month Bentley Browning hosts Rox Comedy where you can see pro's,semi pros's and newbies trying new material. An hour of top laughs for free donations. Bentley runs Comedy Novice tasters and courses at the Nell of Old Drury so you can start your own comedy career here too.Details at www.comedynovices.com , www.bentleybrowning.com