artist'S BIO

DANE BAPTISTE

A Stand-up comedian, writer and presenter,

Dane was the first Black British act to be nominated for the "Best Newcomer" award at 2014's Edinburgh Comedy Awards and his comedy series Sunny D premiered on BBC Three in Spring 2016. He has made numerous TV and radio appearances, and hosts his own podcast Dane Baptiste Questions Everything. In January 2021, Baptiste’s comedy pilot Bamous launched on BBC Three / BBC One.

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TEZ ILYAS

He currently presents a satirical comedy show that mixes sketches and current affairs, called The Tez O'Clock Show on Channel 4. A BBC Radio 4 series based on Tez Talks was commissioned, and has run for three series. unpatronsing good humour', exploring "British values" and debunking Islamophobic abuse. In April 2021 Tez published his book 'The Secret Diary of a British Muslim aged.

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DALISO CHAPONDA

Daliso, a Zambia-born Malawian stand-up comedian appeared on the variety show 'Britain's Got Talent' and advanced to the semi-finals after judge Amanda Holden used her "golden buzzer" and he finished third overall. In 2018 he launched a BBC Radio 4 series Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere. In 2006, he opened for other comedians such as John Bishop. Chaponda made a joke about the Malawian flag during one of his "Laughrica" shows in Malawi. The government subsequently threatened to arrest him for insulting the flag. 2014, he co-wrote a BBC Radio 4 drama-comedy series inspired by the incident, Sibusiso Mamba's When the Laughter Stops.

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KAE KURD

Smart, sharp and brilliantly astute, Kae is a young British-Kurdish stand up making a serious name for himself. His debut stand up special Kurd Your Enthusiasm was another huge success receiving over 100K views when released on YouTube, with joe.co.uk’s Creative Director noting “It’s intriguing – and exciting – that a performer with such a slick mainstream swagger is able to weave so many socio-political issues into his act.” a hugely in demand writer. Most recent projects Charlie Brooker’s Cunk & Other Humans (BBC Two), Redknapps Big Night Out (Sky One), Have I Got New For You (BBC Two), Death to 2020 (Netflix), Bamous (BBC Three), Redknapps Home Fixture (Sky One), League of Their Own (Sky One), Dont Hate the Playaz (ITV2), The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4)

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MICHAEL ODEWALE

Incisive and individual, has fast gained recognition for his distinctive comic style, taking an off kilter look at topics big and small. Michael began performing in 2014 whilst at university and was a finalist in both the Chortle Student Comedy Award and the BBC New Comedy Award. A fresh and unfiltered voice known for delivering sharp and beautifully executed content. His debut show #BlackBearsMatter won Best Show at both the 2019 Leicester and Hastings Comedy Festivals and achieved critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, earning him a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards. His most recent TV credits include: Mock The Week (BBC Two), The Mash Report (BBC Two), Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central). as well as his own mini sketch format Comedians In Quarantine (Comedy Central).

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JUNIOR BOOKER

Junior is a young and charismatic comedian and event organiser from South London. He has been ripping up shows all over the country. He's performed at the likes of the Comedy Store, Top Secret Comedy Club as well as for the BBC. A regular host at the Hideaway Comedy Club his South American background opens a new comedic slant.

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MICHAEL AKADIRI

A multi-award-winning comedian, Michael has natural charm and cheek. His observational style has already seen him make an impact winning the Komedia New Comedian of the Year award. Michael performed at high profile events for Apple UK and Newton Europe. His radio credits include the breakfast show panel on Times Radio, hosting on BBC Radio Kent, and stand-up on Union Jack Radio. Recently, Michael has written and performed sketch collaborations with LadBible UK. Not only a performer, Michael works as a junior doctor in the NHS and he’ll begin surgical training in London this autumn.

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SHABBA

Shabba went to a dance school & studied ballet, tap, modern and jazz before becoming a professional dancer for 10 years until he exploded on the comedy circuit in 2010. He started as a presenter / host winning over the toughest of crowds on the circuit, many suggesting he should give comedy a try. That's where it started & he is fast rising as one of the new stars of comedy - constantly wowing the audience & winning comedy battles with his smart & energetic style.

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MILES CRAWFORD

A versatile television presenter and popular warm up artist, stand-up comedian & host within the comedy & corporate circuits.  Miles performs at many venues around the UK and has hosted overseas tours of Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore – and has even entertained the British troops on tours of Army bases in Bosnia, The Falklands, Kuwait and Belize.

“Miles Crawford is noted as one of the finest comperes working today” – The Stage

As a television presenter, Miles has presented: Drumbeat – award winning multicultural series (ITV)Nightlife – factual entertainment (2 series for ITV) The Warehouse – a showcase for new talent (3 series for ITV), The National Lottery – roving reporter (BBC) 291 Club – presenter. As a television warm up artist, Miles has entertained audiences on high profile programmes including Parkinson, Top Gear, In It To Win It, Noel’s House Party, Des & Mel, Friday Night’s All Wright, Tomorrow’s World, An Audience with.. Tom Jones, Kylie, Cliff Richard, Brian Conley & Harry Hill, Perseverance, Ready Steady Cook, Don’t Try This At Home, Night Fever and Hale & Pace.

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ROBBIE GEE

Robbie has been starring in films and TV series for the past 30 years and is now one of the country’s most recognisable faces. He is best known for his comedy roles in TV series like Desmond’s, The Real McCoy, The Crouches and EastEnders. Robbie’s numerous film roles include Snatch, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Underworld,  Dead Man Running (alongside 50 Cent), Cuffs. 

Robbie is a founding member of GeeStor and along with Eddie Nestor makes up one half of the comedy circuits most in demand and enduring partnerships. Together they have written for TV, travelled and worked in places as varied as Jamaica and Spain and hosted some of the biggest and most prestigious music and social events in the country.

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SIKISA BARNES

From South London, Barbadian citizen Sikisa has become one of the most exciting acts in the UK, having delighted crowds with her fearless and vivacious personality and immediate warmth and likability. She won the public’s vote in the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award competition, for which she was a finalist. Since then, Sikisa’s TV appearances include Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), Pie And A Pint (Comedy Central) and Period Dramas (BBC 3). Her radio and podcast credits include Lemonade and Wheel Of Misfortune (BBC Radio 1), The Leak and Mach Fest (BBC Radio Wales). She is also a regular writer on Newsjack (BBC Radio 4). She is currently working on her debut stand up hour which was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 and also nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2021.

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VARIETY D

Variety began Comedy at the age of 16, she became known back then as the "Baby Girl of Comedy". Her journey as a Comic has had its Highs on a High and she has been through the Lows of the Lows, however being in the Comedy Circuit for well over a DECADE since 2007, she has Never looked back nor has she ever given up, and Finally Variety is now Known as the First Black British Disabled Comedian... of her Generation, (14 Years & Counting) but hopefully NOT the Last.

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MISS MO-REAL

South Londoner Miss Mo’Real is refreshingly bold and pulls no punches, and is guaranteed to bring the house down. She has performed extensively around the UK including at Dingwalls and at the Hackney Empire and won the prestigious 291 Club talent show in July 2019. She has performed at the Wahala Comedy Festival, and was nominated for The Social Media Personality of the Year Award.  Her material is based on her real life experiences – growing up adopted and turning pain into power. She ran her own Comedy Club in Brixton for 2 years and has presented a show on Urban Jazz Radio.

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PETER FRANCIS

Special P began his comedy career writing material for other comedians. However, he had such a natural talent and special ability to make people laugh that it was suggested to him that he use his charm and wit and get up on stage and perform the material himself. Since stepping on stage for his first stand up gig, he hasn’t looked back! Within the first 2 years of his career Special P appeared on Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’, was a finalist in the Wilkinson Sword ‘Cutting Edge of Comedy’ competition, and was awarded the BECA award for ‘Best Newcomer’.  Special P is known for his observational humour and uses unique expressions and body language from the offset to engage and captivate his audience. He has a cheeky wit and charm with the ladies and gives the guys side ripping lines to take home, hence the name ‘Naughty but Nice’. It is very rare to find a comedian with such adaptability to cover a wide range of material. He covers subjects from relationships to politics and social behaviour both home and abroad.

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ATHENA KUGBLENU

Athena writes and performs comedy. She was awarded the BBC Felix Dexter Bursary for "BAME" up-and-coming comedy writers in 2020 and she has written for Horrible Histories, the Russell Howard Hour, Radio 4’s The Lenny Henry Show, Dead Ringers, News Quiz, Newsjack, The Now Show, Comedy Central and is a lead writer for multi cultural Radio 4 sketch show Sketchtopia. She also contributes to Children’s BBC shows Jo Jo and Gran Gran, The Amelia Gething Complex, Crackerjack and Swashbuckle.

She performs stand up in clubs across the country and has written three comedy hours. She’s a founding member of Do the Right Scene, a London based improv group who run monthly shows and workshops in London. They perform at improv and comedy events across the country.

She’s a panelist on Mock the Week and The News Quiz and is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist. You’ll frequently find her on Radio 4 staples such as News Quiz and the Radio Four Extra Comedy Club. She’s a regular co-presenter of Loose Ends and panelist on BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News. “A funny, important, voice” The Times. "Likeable, effortless and honest, Kugblenu, who is currently heavily pregnant, pulls a very funny and original show out of the bag.’’ -British Comedy Guide. ‘’This is a charming and well-spent hour of standup, and a standout voice in the Edinburgh comedy lineup.’’ - ★★★★, Edinburgh49. ‘’Politics’ loss is comedy’s gain, and all the more richer for Athena’s precise and sharp wit that is a masterclass in understated intelligence that doesn’t seek to lecture the audience’’ - ★★★★, Entertainment Focus.

‘’Athena has the air of that smart kid who sat at the back of the class making wise-cracks and somehow still got straight-As. - ★★★★, Funny Women.

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RUSSELL HICKS

Anarchic, unbridled and unfiltered. Russell Hicks is a risk-taking comic whirlwind, captivating audiences everywhere with his razor-sharp wit.

From the moment he steps on stage crowds are hooked by his infectiously rebellious personality and unapologetic style as he delivers entirely original comedy content right there in front of your eyes. Indisputably talented, there’s no comic quite like Russell Hicks.

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OLA

Young, driven and hugely talented, Ola is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor with natural originality and enviable stage presence. Ola has appeared on Comedy Central, London Live, ITV4 and MTV Base. He has written for BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, The News Quiz and the sitcom Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing. He performs all over the UK and as far afield as the European Continent and Dubai. A finalist in the FHM Search for a Stand Up Hero, broadcast on ITV4, Ola is renowned for his intelligent, edgy humour. As a core cast member and writer of the 'Sniggers With Attitude' pilot, for London Live, Ola has displayed a talent for sketch comedy as well as stand-up comedy, for Comedy Central At The Comedy Store. Ola's most recent special, 'The Comedian and His Future Wife', received 5 stars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is now available on DVD and online download. On sceen credits include Plebs (ITV2), '8 Out of 10 Cats' (Channel 4) and 'When Beyoncé met Jay-Z' (Channel 5).

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GLENDA JAXSON

Outrageous and side-splittingly funny, Glenda Jaxson is known as the Duchess of comedy. Endearing, but with lashings of attitude Glenda knows exactly how to command an audience and you’ll be under her matriarchal spell in no time.
Glenda’s career in comedy started 20 years ago when she accompanied a friend to an audition, whilst on the sidelines throwing suggestions to her friend comedian Rudi Lickwood spotted her and suggested she give the audition a go herself. She did and hasn’t looked back since. Glenda is a regular on the Jongleurs comedy circuit, the Hackney Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, IndigO2 and comedy clubs in London and throughout the UK. She has worked extensively in Europe and performed in The Gambia in 2006. As a former cancer sufferer Glenda often performs in support of cancer charities and also performs every year at the Hackney Empire in Strictly Come Laughing along with other top comedians to raise funds for a small town in Ghana. Glenda won the Best Female comedian award at the Black Tie Comedy Awards in 2009, a BEFFTA for Best Female Comedienne 2009, a BECA award in 2004 (presented to her by Joseph Marcell from Fresh Prince of Bel Air) and a Comedy Fun House Award in 2005. She appeared in the acclaimed film Story of Lover’s Rock. She was a warm up act and a panel member alongside Gina Yashere and Curtis Walker on BBC2’s Blouse & Skirt. She recently starred in an online series with Lenny Henry and Kat. She regularly guests on BEN TV and starred in the hit play Big Brother’s House which toured to London and Birmingham.  She can currently be seen on tour in Ladies of Laughter.

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DARRAN GRIFFITHS

A comedian, host and podcaster born and raised in Harlow, to Jamaican parents, he has a blend of Caribbean confidence and Essex irreverence. Flagrant, thought-provoking and funny.​ To date, he has already appeared on television and radio, including Yanga TV, Pulse88 FM and BBC Radio. Also he has performed at some of the top comedy clubs including Downstairs at the King's Head and the Comedy Store as well as the Hackney Empire and the Indigo at the O2. ​2019 saw the recording and release of his sold-out debut one man show, Essex Bwoy, which can be watched here.

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PRINCE ABDI

Somalian-born Prince Abdi is a British comedian, actor and writer. Having moved from Somalia to London as a child, Prince draws on his migrant background to create a unique style of storytelling and comedy. Prince was recently cast in the role of Big Man for the HBO pilot ‘Mogadishu, Minnesota’. The pilot, filmed in October 2016, was written and directed by Somali Canadian rapper/ singer K’naan Warsame and executive produced by Warsame, Kathryn Bigelow and Carolyn Strauss. As well as being a regular on the UK comedy circuit, Prince has performed in various countries overseas including USA, Canada, Turkey, Holland, South Africa, The Emirates, France and Kenya. From January – March 2016, Prince performed as part of the Adelaide and Perth “Best Of The Edinburgh Fest” festivals. Prince has also supported Reginald D Hunter, Stephen K Amos and Dave Chappelle on their national tours, and has performed alongside Chris Rock and Louis CK. Prince has written and starred in his own television sketches for the BBC, Comedy Central and ITV, as well as comedy and drama features. In 2015, he developed a short for BBC Three, “My First Fast”, as part of their Ramadan season. Other TV credits include Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, BBC Three’s Laughter Shock, and ITV’s FHM Stand Up Hero,. BBC’s The Wall, Channel 4’s Channel 4 Presents, BBC’s The Jason Lewis Experience and Diary of a Bad Man, Part 10.

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SHAZIA MIRZA

Shazia is an award winning British stand up comedian and writer. ‘But what do awards mean anyway? Everyone’s got an award. You get awards these days just for leaving the house and recycling your yogurt pots.’ Her TV appearances include; ‘QI’ (BBC), ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ (ITV), ‘Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains’ (Comedy Central), ‘Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls’ (C4), ‘Travel Man’ (C4), Top Gear (BBC), ‘The One Show (BBC), ‘Celebrities v Child Genius’ (C4), ‘Celebs In Solitary’ (C5), ‘Loose Women’ (ITV), ‘The Late Late Show’ (RTE) ‘Have I got News for You’ (BBC) and ‘The Wright Stuff’/’Jeremy Vine’ (C5) as well as the ever popular ‘F*** Off, I’m a Hairy Woman’ (BBC).  Shazia’s latest show; ‘Coconut‘, was on tour – but then… well heres how she put it; “My new tour ‘Coconut’ has been cancelled due to the world ending. It will either resume in the afterlife or in 2021 whichever happens first”.  Her previous stand-up shows; ‘With Love From St. Tropez’ toured internationally until June 2018, “Dry as they come, sharp socio-political sass on Brexit, burkinis & butt plugs” and the critically acclaimed; ‘The Kardashians Made Me Do It’, played for 103 nights internationally across the UK, US, Sweden, Ireland and France and completed four sell out runs at London’s Soho Theatre in 2016/17. Discribed as; “A powerful show from a powerful woman…  fearless, brutal and beautiful” by THE SCOTSMAN, the show featured on CNN’s Amanpour,  France24Reuters and ITV News.

You can also listen to Shazia with journalist John Kampfner on their podcast; Pale, Male and Stale’ where they take an irreverent look at current affairs and chat with some fab guests.

During lockdown Shazia did one of the BBC ‘Culture in Quarantine Masterclass’ series which UK visitors can check out on iPlayer here.

Her parents just want her to get married.

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NABIL ABDULRASHID

A finalist in Britain's Got Talent 2020, Nabil Abdulrashid was born in London but raised in Northern Nigeria, then privately schooled in the UK. His set covers being a middle-class educated man yet simultaneously a street smart urban youth and a black Muslim in South London. 

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LATEEF LOVEJOY

Lateef is an an extremely gifted entertainer, who made his show business debut as a witty 12 year old on ITV’s famous morning gameshow “Mousetrap”. After that experience on the big screen he has never looked back. Not many performers can boast of having exceptional skills in all the main areas of the performing arts, lateef has these multi-faceted skills in abundance!

Lateef also has tremendous comedic talent and is one of the most unique and distinctive acts on the comedy circuit, and vastly gaining the reputation of becoming a force to to reckoned with, both on the Black, Mainstream, and International comedy circuits. In 2007 lateef played to sold out shows at the Oude Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam and the Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam when he toured Holland and has featured in many of the UK’s top comedy clubs and venues.

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KAZEEM JAMAL

Kazeem has burst on to the comedy scene, with the confidence and stage charisma of acts who have been in the business for decades, Kazeem is proving himself to be a fine addition to the comedy circuit. A regular on the London comedy scene, he hosts around the city at a number of comedy nights as well as hosting his own shows in and around London.

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PRESIDENT OBONJO

President Obonjo,  is an upcoming and increasingly successful stand-up comedian and who has been peforming Comedy for the past 10 years.. As the larger-than-life, uber-confident, self-appointed, side-splitting dictator of 'Lafta Republic', President Obonjo has quietly been leading a comedy revolution to become the first President to take over the comedy industry by storm. He has been creating rumblings by storming New Act competitions including winning Luton Comedian of the Year, Runner-Up at Great Yorkshire Fringe and was a finalist in the Naty New Act of the . His previous solo show President Obonjo Stole My Identity was performed in 2015 at Bath Comedy Festival, Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals in 2015  and 2017  to packed crowds and critical acclaim.

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LUKE CRAIG

Finalist in the 2019 Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year, Luke Craig draws the audience in with his impeccable wit and stage presence. With topics ranging from his South London upbringing to fatherhood, Craig is surely one to watch out for. “He is a compelling storyteller, with command of pacing, timing, and the dramatic pause.” – The Evening Standard
“His talk of growing up around the shady characters of Croydon and Lewisham, offer[s] some insight into a world not often credibly portrayed” -Chortle.

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KEMAH BOB

Kemah is a comedian, writer and producer from Houston, TX now based in London. Her work centers Black cultural identity, mental health, sexuality and gender, using comedy as a tool for enlightenment and empowerment. In addition to performing stand-up and hosting events in London and around the UK, Kemah curates and hosts The FOC IT UP Comedy Club, events showcasing of Femmes of Colour in comedy.

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JEFF INNOCENT

Jeff Innocent is a popular and experienced stand up comedian, actor, writer and cultural commentator. As a stand up comedian he has reached near legendary status among his peers and audience alike by staying at the top of his game for over 15 years. His unique appeal lies in the contrast between his East End ‘Geezer’ appearance and demeanor, and his educated, philosophical delivery and subject matter. Inspiring the guardian to describe him as a comedian with, ‘The body of a nightclub bouncer and the brains of a university boffin’. He continues to cement his position within the premiership of British comedians with his weekly performances at clubs like Jongleurs and The Comedy Store. He has also taken one man shows to The Edinburgh Fringe and is currently touring the UK with his new show, Comedy for Grown Ups and is presently writing a touring show for 2014 entitled Jeff Innocent’s Guide To Growing Old in the 21c. The spread of the comedy circuit globally has found Jeff performing in such unlikely and far flung locations as China, India, Norway and Viet Nam to name but a few. His recent acting credits include appearances in the children’s TV programme, Little Howard’s Big Question and BBC’s extremely popular historical drama series, Call The Midwife. As a writer he has contributed to a number of publications and websites such The Independent, The Ecologist and London Is Funny, on a wide range of topics including environmental issues, history and music. He also lectures on stand up comedy at The London Comedy School.

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STEPHEN K AMOS

A TV personality and regular on the international comedy circuit, Stephen began his career as a compere at the Big Fish comedy clubs in South London, and has been nominated for Chortle's Best Compere Award three times in 2004, 2007 and 2008. He has performed stand up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every year since 2003, after making his début in 2001. During the 2006 Fringe, he performed the revealing solo show All of Me, in which he publicly acknowledged his own homosexuality to his audience for the first time.

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SLIM

One of the UK’s biggest stand-up stars and the undisputed king of the Black British comedy circuit. 9 times winner of Best Black Male Comedian at the Black Entertainment Awards, 7 sold out tours and 6 smash hit comedy specials. His popular and all-embracing brand of humour is generous, smart and bursting with infectious energy.

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KANE BROWN

Kane is a name which has become associated with fearless and bold comedy. He is honest, energetic, quick-witted and hilariously funny. This fast-paced comic will leave you breathless with laughter. He is highly regarded by his peers. Being described as 'the owner of the stage' (Comedy Store). He has performed all over the world having once performed just before the infamous Chris Rock at the Comedy Store. Word of mouth is a powerful tool and this has brought him a lot of work. He performed at a charity show for the boxing champion Amir Khan, raising money for the Pakistan flood appeal with Oxfam. Amir recommended him to a friend who had another charity fund raiser for building schools in Gaza. This event was attended by George Galloway and other dignitaries.

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BABATUNDE

Babatunde is one of the biggest names on the Black British comedy circuit. He regularly performs for audiences of thousands at iconic venues such as the O2 and Hackney Empire. Selected to appear alongside Dave Chapelle in his live showcase The Process. He also is a winner of the Amused Moose National New Comic Award. His stand up presents a hilariously fresh perspective, oozing charisma and showcasing impeccable stagecraft and comic timing. His numerous entertainment TV credits include The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Jonathan Ross Stand Up Club (ITV1), Don’t Hate the Playaz (ITV2) and Stand Up to Cancer (Channel 4). In 2020, he was featured in the ground-breaking documentary Black, British and Funny (Channel 4), celebrating artists and icons from the Black British circuit. Babatunde also appeared as part of the new cast for Celebrity Gogglebox (Channel 4), quickly becoming a fan favourite and going on to represent the show for its BAFTA nomination.  2021 will see Babatunde support Mo Gilligan on his UK and European tours.

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THANYIA MOORE

Thanyia is a comedian, actress, writer, voice over artist and presenter. She joined the likes of Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho, Sarah Millican, Miss London Hughes, and Desiree Birch when she was crowned Funny Women Champion. Affectionately known as one of the hardest working comedians on the circuit. She has performed across the world, supporting on tour Zoe Lyons, Paul Chowdhury, Stephen K Amos, Sarah Millican, & Richard Blackwood. The founder and host of her own night ‘Moore Laughter’. She lends herself to many charitable causes, one in particular of which she is a member, is Kiwanis London South East - they hold a special place in Thanyia’s heart, as they work with people who aren’t privileged in the UK. She has also written for Modern Woman Magazine, has spoken at Women in leadership summits for the National literacy Trust, hosted the first UK Bi-Pride main stage and has spoken at the prestigious Pride in London & Brunel University. Her credits include Bafta winning Jamie Johnson (CBBC) Pure (C4) BBC Quickies, Kathryn Ryan's Duchess (Netflix) as well as multiple short comedy films.

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AXEL BLAKE

Axel is a renowned name in the world of stand-up comedy and social media. Also known as the 'pretty boy of comedy' and 'snapchat king', the UNILAD presenter and social media star, famed for numerous viral videos, has long established his position in the world of comedy, solidifying his place as a robust headliner earning him supporting act for Eddie Griffin.

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QUINCY

Also known as the Cockney Prince , Quincy is a far cry from the well-known Medical Examiner from that 70's TV Show and is no stranger to the microphone either, as a stand-up comic or radio talk show host.  Having performed all over the and supporting the likes of an early Kevin Heart, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle. His list of awards and placements reads like an ex-directory phone book, Black Entertainment Comedy Award, BBC New Comedy Awards, Finalist Gagging For It also Finalist Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. He set up Quincy's Comedy Lounge enabling him to share his love of comedy, by showcasing up and coming comedians from the mainstream and the black comedy scene. From a small audience in a Wine Bar in East London to sold-out Theatre shows across the Central London. Currently Quincy can be heard on his successful breakfast show on Supreme FM - where he combines the art of stand up and addressing topical issues.

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MARLON DAVIS

Marlon is a talented, improviser and actor whose recent TV appearances include BBC’s Live At The Apollo and Comedy Central’s Comedy Store Live. Having made the final of two national competitions Laughing Horse and So You Think You’re Funny at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Having done so he very quickly and firmly cemented his status as a rising star on the comedy circuit. supporting Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre and Alan Carr on tour and is currently performing at clubs, arts centres and theatres all over the UK. Marlon’s act is inspired from his upbringing, exploring urban Britain tackling its social issues with skillful characterisations.

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NJAMBI MCGRATH

Njambi was crowned winner of 2019 prestigious Hackney empire NATYS Award, joining the ranks of previous winners like Stewart Lee and Lee Mark. With seven one woman shows and three filmed comedy specials, she is a ‘compelling voice of a rarely heard African perspective’ FestMag. Njambi’s book was shortlisted as one of the Twentyin2020 writers announced in the Guardian 2019.

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EDDIE NESTOR

Eddie is extremely versatile and is a talented actor, broadcaster, comedian and MC. As an actor Eddie made his name in series like Casualty and the Real McCoy.  He was a founding member of The Posse and co-wrote and starred in 3 successful plays alongside Robbie Gee; Gulp Fiction, The Nutty Professionals and The Oddest Couple.  After hosting his own radio show on Choice FM Eddie was headhunted by BBC London and now hosts one of London’s biggest news shows for the BBC.  Eddie regularly takes part in panel discussions and gives motivational speeches for a variety of corporate organisations, voluntary organisations & charities. Along with Robbie Gee and Sarah Moore, Eddie started GeeStor to entertain and to inform. Together they have been putting on shows such as A Wha Me A Go Win? Eddie was awarded a much deserved MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honour’s list 2018.

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KAT

Kat is quick, quirky and an all-round entertainer with enormous appeal. A talented MC, present, actor, dancer, choreographer and stand up comedian and both hosts and performs stand up.  He is well known for his antics on MTV Base where he has presented numerous shows including a show about Trinidad Carnival, Kat In Ghana a more serious show about the lives of people in Kwahu Tafo, a show in Jamaica where he recorded his own song (20 seconds of it!!), “The Lick” (with Trevor Nelson) and the “Request Show”.

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AURIE STYLA

Having started stand-up comedy back in 2010, Aurie has tirelessly honed his craft and his likeable charisma has earned him fans in the thousands.

Starting out as a function host, he quickly became a favourite of many universities across the UK for his easy going nature and quick wit. He was a regular master of ceremonies for both club and comedy nights before deciding to turn his attention solely towards stand-up. In 2016, Aurie self-produced and toured his first live stand-up comedy special "Working... Hardly!", around the UK, with all dates completely sold out. In 2017, he toured his second "Straight Up!" again with all shows sold out. Due to overwhelming demand, both tours were extended. 2019 saw him finish his third sold out tour ‘Just Like That’.

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ANNETTE FAGON

Annette Fagon is a loud and engaging comic newcomer, making fast progress on the UK comedy circuit. Growing up as that rare thing in the midlands of the 1980s, the daughter of a Jamaican newsagent mother, has clearly left its mark. Currently talking – loudly – about everything from hoodies and mobile phone habits to Beyonce’s mental state, she has made rapid progress, appearing at theatres such as Nottingham Playhouse and comedy clubs such as Jongleurs – on the Upfront Café Tour.

Annette’s early efforts have quickly created a buzz that led to a nomination as Best Newcomer at the 2006 BECA Awards and Midlands Stand Up Runner up 2007.  There’s more to come.

“With this sort of retro observational comedy, she’s just like Peter Kay would be – well, if he were female, black and from Leicester” CHORTLE.

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MR CEE

Equally skilled at either Hosting or Stand-Up, Mr Cee performs at various venues such as The Hackney Empire, The Comedy Store & Jongleurs and has also supported Kevin Hart, Dick Gregory, Paul Mooney, Felix Dexter, Gina Yashere, Curtis Walker, Angie LeMar, AY, Basketmouth, Okey Bakassi & Clint Da Drunk on their UK tours. For over 21 years he has produced & curated comedy shows all over the UK including his 'Come Mek We Larf' comedy nights at Summerfest to over 1,500 people.  From hosting The Hackney Empires New Talent Show at the Edinburgh Festival,  his gig hit-list has also included performances at The Respect Festival - O2 and Cambridge University.

 As a qualified trainer & assessor, his love for comedy has seen him mentor countless other comedians into the industry & he tutors Stand-Up Comedy Workshops at The Comedy School near Regents Park.

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CURTIS WALKER

Curtis Walker is ‘The Don’ of black comedy. As a standup, Curtis has toured his own one man show, “Right Now” throughout the UK in some of its finest venues. He has also has made audiences laugh in places such as America, Australia, Spain, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Holland and most recently, the Middle East. As an actor, he had the privilege of working with Maya Angelou, (Moon On A Rainbow Shawl) and Lenny Henry (Lenny Henry Show, Now What, Almost Always Africa) and appeared in Kathy Burke’s (penned) film, “The End”. Curtis is also the voice of Carlton in the BBC Children’s comedy Kerching!  Curtis co-hosted Paramount City (BBC) and was a regular contributor in The Real McCoy (BBC) and Blouse & Skirt (BBC). His other television credits include They Think It’s All Over (BBC), Jonathan Ross (Ch. 4), Black Britain (BBC), Glastonbury 2000 (BBC), The Stand Up Show (Ch. 5), Urban Heat (BBC). Curtis has been awarded the BICA Best Male Standup and the Top Carlton TV Multicultural Entertainment & Comedy Award. After a standout performance at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, the great Nelson Mandela shook Curtis’ hand – twice! Curtis is also the face behind the NHS Organ Donor Register campaign to which 10 million people have added their names.

 “...moves an audience in a way I’ve never seen a standup do before” The Guardian.

 “There’s no substitute for seeing him live” The Guardian.

“One of the funniest guys in Britain” David Bowie.

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DIZZLE

Dizzle exploded on the comedy scene in 2012 as one of UK comedies most versatile acts with his unique style of comedy and witty sense of humour. He was winner of the ‘Best Male Newcomer’ award at The Black Comedy Awards 2013 when he was a relatively new comedian from north London, since this time he burst onto the comedy scene with his energetic and bad boy style comedy & his crazy videos and blogs on social media. Dizzle has accumulated a large following of all different cultural backgrounds from different parts of the world from his viral comedy sketches for his online audience via Facebook, Snapchat and Youtube. In 2016 Dizzle had his first ever “One Man“ sold out show that led him to take his comedy worldwide. Currently sitting at 65k Instagram followers Dizzle is becoming one of the most popular comics to ever grace the Internet.

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SARAH CALLAGHAN

Sarah is an award-winning comedian and writer.

The instant she steps on stage you know you’re in the presence of someone new and special  ★★★★★ The Mirror

Armed with bags of attitude, she’s a refreshing working-class comedy voice…reminiscent of a young Kathy Burke ★★★★ The Herald
In 2014 she was named as ‘One to Watch’ by Time Out and in 2015 she took her critically-acclaimed debut show ‘Elephant’ to the Edinburgh Fringe. A confessional exploration of escape and ambition, Elephant played to packed houses and received great reviews across the board. Sarah was widely heralded as an exciting new comedic voice, a status cemented by her Malcolm Hardee Award nomination for ‘Act Most Likely To Earn A Million Quid’. Elephant subsequently toured to the prestigious Soho Theatre for a run of shows in 2016, again to acclaim, and then on to the Perth and Sydney Comedy Festivals in Australia.

She appeared on E4’s Virtually Famous as a guest on Seann Walsh’s team also writing and performing sketches on @elevenish (ITV2) and The Great Xmas Rant (ITV2) the following year.
Since then Sarah has performed all over Europe in places such as Brussels, Norway, Estonia, Andorra, Amsterdam, Budapest to name a few. In 2018 she took her show 'The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan' to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival which was well received; along side her first TV stand up debut in the same country. She continues to take the circuit by storm.

Fiercely impressive ★★★★ Scotsman

A powerhouse. She’s an utter natural on stage… radiates confidence ★★★★ Chortle

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VICTOR DANIELS

The UK’s answer to Dave Chappell!!!  Law graduate Victor Daniels is a triple threat. He does stand up as well as writing and producing hilarious comedy sketches and sitcoms. With over 20’s of stand up comedy experience, Victor has been a regular at some of the following venues:  Top Secret, Comedy Store, Hackney Empire to name but a few –  the list is endless!  With his none stop hard hitting comedy Victor is a must for any comedy venue!  Victor is also known for being a very talented writer with the following credits

Gina Yashere Show, Stand Up And Be Funny (sketch show) BBC 3 and Angie Le Mar’s Big Sister. He also wrote, produced and starred in the sell out show The United Colours of Comedy at Leicester Square Theatre, Soho Theatre BBC Roadshow and Hackney Empire (all sell out shows). Victor was a BBC Comedy New Talent Semi Finalist in 2005 and a Channel 4 So You Think You’re Funny semi finalist in 2004.

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JASON PATTERSON

Jason has performed stand up comedy all over the UK and his strong live performances have led to him being a regular at some of the countries leading comedy clubs. Internationally, he has performed across North America, Europe and the Middle East and has had TV appearances on BBC3 and MTV”. 

 Brilliant Observation backed by a perfectly measured delivery – Comedy Central Live

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WHITE YARDIE

Prince Harry ‘White Yardie’ is one of the UK’s fastest growing Comedians. He started his comedy career through social media outlets predominantly Instagram @wyardie. Within a small amount of time Harry went from a couple hundred followers to 100,000+. He’s got the instagram network buzzing with laughter at his witty banter, creative and unique way of telling stories and acting out alternative real life scenarios. His short video clips have gone viral and allowed him to be followed and supported by familiar faces within the sporting and entertainment world, because of social media Prince Harry regularly gets booked for comedy shows, his now become a name you can trust.

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TOJU

As well as appearing many times on Channel 4s BALLS OF STEEL as the Militant Black Guy other TV credits include; BBC1 The Jack Dee Show BBC2 The Real McCoy BBC1 Stand up Show BBC2 Malai Monalogues. ITV3 Dan and Dusty Show Channel 4 Get up and Stand up.

Toju  live appearances incude Universities, Top night spots the length and breadth of Brtain, as well as overseas where his unique act is in great demand. Apart from this,his talent as a script writer has been recognisied, as he currntly working on a script for a possible TV series. The mans talents are unbeleivable, and he has earned the reputation as one of Britains top comedians.

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CHRISTOPHER SAVAGE

Christopher ‘Branches’ Savage is one of the UK hottest new faces. Christopher is known for entertaining audiences on social media, TV the Chalk & Cheese Podcast & through the stand up comedy circuit, where he has made a big impact.

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SMASH ENTERTAINZ

Smash Entertainz, brings a rare niche to the entertainment world. Taking the comedy scene to another level, Smash combines his singing & lyrical skills with his comedy. Something that is rarely seen in the comedy world.

Smash was the first Birmingham comedian to make an appearance on Real Deal Comedy Jam, a host of many talent events as well as his own, and continues to makes waves in the comedy scene across the country.

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FUNMBI OMOTAYO

Funmbi Omotayo’s friendly, instantly likeable style won him the award for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards. He has since gone on to win the prestigious Leicester Square New Act of the Year competition in 2012; shortly after becoming joint winner of Amused Moose’s Laugh Off Competition in the same year. Gently paced stories and anecdotes are delivered warmly and confidently from this relative newcomer. Funmbi is creating a huge storm on the comedy circuit with tales of living in Hackney, his Nigerian roots and his hilarious day to day observations.

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SARAH SPEARE

Sarah Speare is one of those rare talents you find that just has it all. In just over a year on the comedy circuit Sarah has become an social media phenomenon. Her content has amassed over 6 million views on Facebook & Instagram with her pages boasting an incredible fanbase of 50k & 17k respectively. Her natural ability as a performer and her brutal honesty in her material and sketches have seen her build up a huge following. Within her first year she sold out a 150 seat venue in her home town of Liverpool, has headlined Urban Comedy Nights in London and has seen her pop up on iconic youtube shows such as The Modern Day Woman.

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SUKH OJLA

Sukh is a comedian, actor and writer and her first book, Sunny, will be released in February 2022.

As a comedian Sukh has performed on Mock The Week, Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club, BBC2’s Big Asian Stand Up Show and across the BBC Asian Network. In 2019 she took her debut solo show ‘For Sukh’s Sake’ to Edinburgh, which received rave reviews including 5* from Funny Women. In 2021 Sukh will be embarking on a nationwide tour with her new show ‘Life Sukhs’.

Credits include: Feel Good (Netflix), Bridgerton (Netflix), The End of the F**king World (Channel 4), GameFace (Channel 4), Class Dismissed (CBBC),  Hospital People (BBC1), Future Conditional (Old Vic), Black Mirror (Channel 4) and EastEnders (BBC1).

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TRAVIS JAY

Nominated for The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year in 2016, Travis Jay is a stand-up comedian, actor and radio presenter.

In 2017 Travis Jay closed the year out performing to a sold out crowd at the famous West End Palladium Theatre as part of the U Got Jokes Comedy show, with his performance receiving particularly high acclaim. Travis continues to go from strength to strength, in 2018 performing alongside his hero Dave Chappelle in a filmed production ‘Dave Chappelle and Friends’ Directed by Stan Lathan. He has since supported Chappelle on tour in London and supported comedian Kojo Anim on his UK tour in early 2020. In 2019 Travis Jay made his Edinburgh debut with his show ‘Funny, Petty, Cool’ which received critical acclaim. He is also the creator and co-presenter of the popular weekly boxing podcast Undefeated, with fellow comedian KG tha Comedian. “He’s Amazing“ Dave Chappelle.

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