RAISING THE ROOF: CHARITY COMEDY NIGHT IN AID OF SINGLE HOMELESS PROJECT
August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join us for an all-star comedy night in aid of tremendous charity Single Homelessness Project. Since they were founded over 40 years ago, this London-wide charity have worked to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. They do this by providing support and accommodation, promoting well-being, enhancing opportunity, and being a voice for change. From supporting people in crisis to helping people take the final steps towards independence and employment, they make a difference to 8,000 lives every year. And for this show they’ve got the assistance of these guys…
Bold, fresh and always bang on point, over the past couple of years Athena has grown into a formidable comedian. Garnering critical acclaim for her first two shows while still somewhat of a newcomer to the industry, Athena has been busy working with the BBC on TV and Radio, as a performer, panellist and writer for shows such as Mock the Week, Breaking the News, Loose Ends and Horrible Histories, as well as becoming a Mum twice over and branching out into podcasting in the last couple of years. She has also supported Daliso Chaponda, Nish Kumar, and Fern Brady on tour, as well as appearing at the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival.
“An intelligent set that managed to be both easily accessible and playful and still say something serious.” Beyond the Joke
“A smart, impassioned comedian…an informed social observer and invested cultural commentator.” The Scotsman
“Good material, sharp presentation…an important voice.” The Times
George Lewis is a comedian from Stockport who has appeared on the Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), hosted Top Gear Extra Gear (BBC 2, 3 & Worldwide) and was the winner of Celebrity Mastermind (Specialist subject: Oasis).
He has also written for 8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News for You, Hypothetical (Dave), BBC Radio 4 and has a weekly football column in The Times.
He has been tour support for Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Russell Kane and Josh Widdicombe.
Early in his career, he followed in the footsteps of Sarah Millican and Jack Whitehall, to win the Amused Moose National New Comic Award. He also won several other competitions, was selected to perform as part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve and was a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist.
As a presenter, George was named as the host of Top Gear Extra Gear in 2017 and he has interviewed stars such as Warwick Davis, Gordon Ramsay, Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent for Comic Relief.
“A plucky everyman with more calculated wit than he lets on.” The Scotsman
Ultra working class and totally adorable, Josh Jones is a high-energy performer who wins the audience over from the off. This super camp Manchester lad, can tackle a range of subjects from school yard politics to gay rights in Pakistan. Josh is able to improvise on the fly creating razor sharp observations, he is playful with the audience often leaving them wanting more of his brilliant, superbly delivered writing. Josh started comedy in the North West playing tough rooms to scary old drunk men, his flamboyant persona made him a easy target. However, this made Josh the strong comedian that he is today, a comic who can have the audience in the palm of his hands whilst also being able to beautifully disarm any heckler with his quick wit and cute but powerful put downs.
“He has a very engaging personality, and a back – story that should keep in routines for years to come.” Chortle
AND YOUR MC:
BEN VAN DER VELDE
Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter, who, over the past few years, has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway.
He is a regular host and act for respected British comedy clubs such as The Stand, Komedia, The Backyard, The Glee, Covent Garden Comedy Club and Top Secret Comedy, as well as hosting stages for Bestival, Festival No.6, End of the Road and Sunday Papers Live. He also has taken commissions to perform a voodoo re-marriage ceremony, founded the Church of the Holy Kazoo with comedy legend Mark Thomas, walked the entire London Underground network to raise money for The Refugee Council and even took part in experiments at The Royal Society that revealed him to have the most infectious laugh of any human, rat or monkey.
“Highly promising…an accomplished comic.” Time Out
“Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.” Huffington Post
Bar and Food from 5pm Box Office 6.30pm Arrive by 7.15pm Show 8pm
Tickets £25 on the door
Please note, acts subject to change