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February 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm£5 – £8
After two successful series for BBC Radio 4 Extra we are now continuing the fun as a live comedy night every month at Back Yard Comedy club in Bethnal Green.
Developed from the live comedy night of the same name, Sabotage is a night that started life in a Masonic Temple and prides itself on being a comedy show for comedy fans; a unique event where the acts love coming to perform, and the fans seek out something special: the perfect foundations for this thrilling radio comedy show.
Produced by Hat Trick Productions the ‘Sabotage’ live night has given Hat Trick a mainline into the live British comedy scene that is thriving with new and exciting comedy talent.
Liam Williams is a stand up, comic writer and actor and one third of acclaimed sketch troupe Sheeps.
He has made a series of Channel 4 mini pilots (Blaps) with Baby Cow and is subsequently writing a pilot for Channel 4 based on them entitled Sad Lad Stories. He has another sitcom pilot, Baby, in development with Big Talk Productions.
For radio, Liam is writing a pilot for Radio 4, Stories From My Teenage Years, and is also part of a gang show pilot for Radio 4 called Ears On The Net which will air later in the year.
Liam took his debut show to Edinburgh festival in 2013 which was a critical hit and earned him a Fosters Best Newcomer Nomination. He went on to perform runs at The Invisible Dot, Soho Theatre and a small nation-wide tour of the show.
This year he returned with his second hour, Capitalism, which received rave reviews and for which he was nominated for the Fosters Best Show Award. He is performing a run of the show at The Invisible Dot throughout November. He also hosts a Stories night at the same venue.
This Autumn Liam will be seen in comedy pilot, Martin, for ITV, made by Baby Cow.
Joseph Morpurgo is an actor, writer and comedian. Morpurgo is co-creator and member of Chortle Award-nominated improvised comedy group Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel TV credits include Harry & Paul’s History of the 2s (BBC Two) and Siblings (BBC Three). He performed his 2013 Edinburgh debut show Truthmouth to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. His Edinburgh show last year – Odessa – was a huge sold out hit ( a “mightily impressive” multi-character set “crammed full of inventive ideas” (Time Out))
Bobby Mair is a disturbingly exciting new comedian, having graced our screens in the last season of Channel 4’s ‘8 out of 10 Cats’ and BBC3’s ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’. Most recently he was the opening act at the 2014 NME Awards and he also appeared on post Edinburgh Fringe best of highlights show, BBC3’s, ‘Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular’. His most recent assault on our TV screens shows him kissing audience members on the current series of ‘Sweat the Small Stuff’ for BBC3. Bobby made a second consecutive appearance at ‘Just For Laughs’ in July of this year, taping a Best of the Fest gala with ‘roastmaster’ Jeff Ross.
Later this year, Bobby can be seen on Series 11 of Live At The Comedy Store, produced by Open Mike Productions for Comedy Central, as well as Alex Zane’s Funny Rotten Scoundrels: Live from the Century Club as part of the London Live channel. Hosted by Alex Zane, this series brings one of London’s newest, coolest stand-up comedy nights to TV. Recorded at London’s legendary Century Club, it will feature a well-crafted mix of new, comic talent alongside well known acts.
His debut Edinburgh show ‘Obviously Adopted’ garnered rave reviews this year. A dark and honest hour of Bobby’s stand up; The Guardian called it ‘a bona fide tour de force’ and he received four stars from The Scotsman which said rightly that Bobby ‘will stamp pictures in your brain that may never go away’. Half way through the run, Jimmy Carr came to see Obviously Adopted and said Bobby is “A brilliant stand up. He’s either going to be a huge international star or the funniest homeless man ever’. He didn’t have long to rest after Edinburgh as he was invited to perform the show for a finale run at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre.
Lou Sanders is a comic, writer and actor. She’s appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News and Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience and written additional material for Miranda’s tour and two series of Stand up for the Week. An exceptionally original new voice in comedy, Lou Sanders is one to watch.
“This an hour of non-stop entertainment with seriously big laughs, wild and free and very, very funny.” – Chortle
“Witty, ambitious, unique and irresistible. Basically, if you’re not entertained by this tornado made up of equal parts charm and total bedlam, you’ve got a problem. ” – Fest Magazine
“Destined for hugeness” – Time Out
“Lou is not like most comedians and when she rips a room, she really rips it hard… she always ensures a memorable live performance” – The Sun
“‘From the crazy off-beat surrealism of Lou Sanders, it seems like something new is happening in comedy.’ – The Independent
“I don’t think I’ve ever laughed that hard in the first 10 seconds of a show– and it doesn’t let up until she leaves. One of the most innately funny acts I’ve ever come across…..Like a British Kristen Schaal, she has a winning combination of eccentricity and confidence” – Spoonfed
“If Vic and Bob had had a baby back in their heyday, it would have grown up to be Lou Sanders. Bonkers show, go and laugh.” – BBC Radio
“Chaotic, ramshackle and delightfully silly. Her charm, sparkle and comic timing ensure it’ll be a lot of fun”. – Dave TV
“A technicolour joy… she throws herself into her ideas with reckless abandon and her irrepressible personality takes you along with it” – London is Funny