Desiree Burch @ BiG FUNNY Fest
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Desiree Burch @ BiG FUNNY Fest

Richmond's First Comedy Festival

The inaugural Big Funny Fest hosts some of the hottest, most exciting new and established comedians performing live under a Big Top and Little Top at the historic Old Deer Park, in Richmond Upon Thames. Join us for Father’s Day weekend, 15th-16th June, for the fanciest street food, finest beer and freshest comedy.

Desiree Burch, Host of Netflix’s Flinch exploded onto the UK comedy scene in 2015, winning Funny Women Stage Award.
Since then, she has appeared on, Live at the Apollo (BBC), The Mash ReportMock the WeekFrankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2), Live from the BBC (BBC3), Have I Got News For YouQi(BBC), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), and co-hosted Officially Amazing (CBBC).
She can be seen in Spring 2019 on her Comedy Central special Desiree Burch Live and will be performing on the second day of the festival.

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Desiree Burch @ Attic Arts Club
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Desiree Burch @ Attic Arts Club

Desiree’s Coming Early - Edinburgh Preview

The breakout star of Netflix's 'Flinch' and BBC's 'The Mash Report'" and 'Live At The Apollo' brings a new hour of authentic and acerbic comedy.
As seen on ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC), ‘Qi’ (BBC), ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’ (BBC) and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4).

★★★★ Scotsgay
★★★★The Scotsman
★★★★ The Guardian

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Brighton Comedy Garden - Sold Out
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Brighton Comedy Garden - Sold Out

Brighton Comedy Garden

The first ever brighton comedy garden plants its roots this june with five nights of sensational stand-up from the likes of qi star alan davies, 8 out of 10 cats sean lock, german comedy ambassador Henning Wehn, multi award-winning Sara Pascoe, the last leg’s Adam Hills, lo-fi master David O’doherty and many, many more.

Sean Lock will be headlining, following an unbeatable supporting line-up with the hugely acclaimed Taskmaster and Netflix star Phil Wang, Live At The Apollo, Host of Netflix’s Flinch fiercely funny Desiree Burch and the rabble-rousing stand-up master Andrew Maxwell as host.

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Desiree Burch @ Comic Boom
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

Desiree Burch @ Comic Boom

Comic Boom

Komedia’s sell-out monthly night of exciting new comedy without the gamble. One of our fantastic MCs hosts a friendly fast paced quality night featuring a top headline comic and “catch ’em while you can” rising stars of the comedy circuit.

Headlining this evening will be Desiree Burch, The breakout star of Netflix's 'Flinch' and BBC's 'The Mash Report'" and 'Live At The Apollo’.
As seen on ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC), ‘Qi’ (BBC), ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’ (BBC) and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4).

★★★★ Scotsgay
★★★★The Scotsman
★★★★ The Guardian

Tickets are currently sold out but click the link below and contact the Komedia Box Office to check availbility and/or be put on the waiting list.

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Desiree Burch @ Oxford Arts Festival
Jul
1
8:00 PM20:00

Desiree Burch @ Oxford Arts Festival

Oxford Festival of the Arts

“Join award-winning stars of stand up, Lost Voice Guy, Desiree Burch and Larry Dean for a night of outstanding comedy

Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy may not be able to talk, but he definitely has something to say, and his comedy will leave you speechless. A performer since 2012 he came to prominence as the 2018 winner of Britain’s Got Talent.
The Newcastle funny man, whose cerebral palsy affects his ability to speak, uses a voice synthesiser for his act making him the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid. 
"Funny, personal, occasionally shocking and frequently mischievous" - The Independent

Desiree Burch is a comedian, writer, solo performer, actor and NY-to-London transplant. She has delighted audiences on the BBC's Have I Got News For YouLive at the ApolloThe Mash Report and Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Her past two solo Edinburgh Shows - This is Evolution and Unf*ckable have been sell out hits and both transferred to London's Soho Theatre.
"A comedian deservedly on the rise" - The Guardian

Larry Dean, crowned Scottish Comedian of the Year aged only 23, is a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, earning a nomination for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show, and has also been seen on the BBC's Michael McIntyre's Big ShowLive at the Apollo and Mock the Week, as well as Comedy Central's Roast Battle.
"Extremely funny .... if he continues to evolve at this pace he seems destined to become a household name" - The Telegraph”

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Up The Stairs & On The Left Featuring; Desiree Burch
Jul
2
8:00 PM20:00

Up The Stairs & On The Left Featuring; Desiree Burch

Up The Stairs & On The Left @ The Camden Comedy Club

New York Comedian Abigoliah Schamaun (as seen on Comedy Central & Channel 5) hosts London's best comics doing new material.
Come see TV and Radio names try, and make you laugh. Try and fail. But mostly try and make you laugh.

Featuring;

Angela Barnes (Mock the Week)
Tom Houghton (Comedy Central Roast Battle)
Catherine Bohart (8 out of 10 Cats)
Desiree Burch (Live at the Apollo)

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Desiree Burch @ Chippenham Comedy Festival
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Desiree Burch @ Chippenham Comedy Festival

‘Desiree's Coming Early’

Desiree Burch is a comedian, writer, solo performer, actor and NY-to-London transplant.

One of the hosts of new Netflix gameshow; ‘Flinch’, Desiree Butch has been seen on ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC), ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’ (BBC), ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4) and ‘Before the Morning After’ (NBC/SeeSo).

Desiree’s been heard on ‘The News Quiz’ (BBCR4) and as the voice of Pamela Winchell on #1 international hit podcast ‘Welcome to Night Vale’, as well as other podcasts such as ‘The Guilty Feminist’, ‘Made of Human’, ‘Dumb White Guy’, ‘Friends Like Us’ and ‘Writing Excuses’.

Her past two solo Edinburgh Shows ‘This is Evolution’ and ‘Unf*ckable’ have been sell out hits at the Fringe, with extra shows by popular demand and both transferred to the Soho Theatre.

‘The funniest comedian I have ever seen in person. She left me breathless with laughter’ ★★★★★Scotsgay

‘A comedian deservedly on the rise’
★★★★ Guardian

‘A funny, frank, eloquent, entertaining and perceptive raconteur’
★★★★ Scotsman

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Bristol Comedy Garden - Sold Out
Jul
7
7:30 PM19:30

Bristol Comedy Garden - Sold Out

“The mighty bristol comedy garden returns this july to the beautiful Queen Square with yet another outrageously good line-up of comedy greats performing for you in the big top.

Joining Stewart Lee for the festival finale is the multi-award winning Live At The Apollo star Desiree Burch, mischievous charmer Rosie Jones, double Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns and the exceptional Kiri Pritchard-Mclean as host.

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Desiree Burch @ Oxford Comedy Festival
Jul
8
9:00 PM21:00

Desiree Burch @ Oxford Comedy Festival

Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival

The UK’s most awkwardly named comedy festival, since 2018.

The Oxford Festival Fringe Preview Comedy Festival (Oxford Comedy Festival for short) is a month-long comedy festival happening throughout July. - Our ultimate goal is to bring the talent we love to our home town to share with as many people as possible - and this year we have over 50 amazing shows planned at six different venues around town. We hope that you will join us!”

Desiree Burch, the breakout star of Netflix’s ‘Flinch’ and BBC’s ‘The Mash Report'” and ‘Live At The Apollo’ brings a new hour of authentic and acerbic comedy. As seen on ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC), ‘Qi’ (BBC), ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’ (BBC) and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4).

***** Scotsgay
**** The Scotsman
**** The Guardian

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Edinburgh Preview Double Bill
Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

Edinburgh Preview Double Bill

The Marlowe Theatre

Enjoy a sneak preview of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival shows from two of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming comedians.

A New York stand-up, now successful in the UK, Desiree Burch, host of Netflix’s Flinch, is a regular on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, BBC One’s Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo and more. As heard on The Guilty Feminist podcast. Desiree is a former Funny Women Award-winner.

Lou Sanders is one of the most original comedians in Britain. She has just been announced as a contestant on the upcoming series of Taskmaster and recent appearances include 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and Live From The BBC.

An acclaimed stand-up, her 2018 Edinburgh show, Shame Pig, was a huge hit, receiving rave reviews, completely selling out and adding extra shows at both the Edinburgh Fringe and at London’s Soho Theatre.

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Desiree Burch @ The Watermark
Jul
20
2:00 PM14:00

Desiree Burch @ The Watermark

Ivybridge Does Ediburgh

6 FULL shows from 6 top comedy acts for the price of one, Ivybridge Does Edinburgh returns, this year raising funds for Samaritans.

Featuring;

Desiree Burch -
Desiree’s Coming Early

Raised in L.A., developed artistically in NY and currently resides in London. Her brash and energetic comedy style has been seen on NBC and E4, and made her the winner of the 2015 Funny Women Stage Award for stand-up. As a writer and performer, she makes raw and gutsy work. Host of Netflix’s Flinch, her critically-acclaimed solo show 52 Man Pickup has toured internationally and her solo piece Tar Baby won a 2015 Fringe First for new writing at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe.

Josiah Norris

Joz is a prolific comedy writer and performer, known for his brand of surreally inventive character comedy and engaging, faux-naif storytelling.

Patrick Monahan: Started from the Bottom, Now l’m Here

Smart and funny observations on a new-found, middle-class lifestyle with ski holidays, through the prism of poor, immigrant, living-in-a-caravan roots. As seen on The One Show (BBC), Fake Reaction (ITV), Celebrity Squares (ITV).

 

Michael Legge - The Idiot

Michael Legge, the shouty one from Do The Right Thing, is putting together brand new material for a brand new stand-up comedy show. Star of Live At The Apollo is a terrible description of him, but if you're the kind of person that likes watching a grown man have a nervous breakdown while he tries to figure out the world, himself, the end of all civilisation and brand new jokes, then this is definitely the show for you.

George Rigden : Spooning With Uri

For 2 years as a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller. This is the bizarre but true story of that friendship.

A true story about friendship, autographs and cutlery.

Colin Leggo

Colin Leggo is a stand-up comedian, Youtube botherer and Cornish fool who dabbles in the fine arts of puns, word play and having a foot made of plastic. Colin is well known for his unique take on Cornish culture through his popular Youtube channel. Several of his videos have gone viral, including"Grand Theft Cornwall",a parody of the well known game and "Cornish Is", made popular by Scott Mills on Radio 1.

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Desiree Burch @ Objectively Funny
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Desiree Burch @ Objectively Funny

Objectivley Funny / The Albany

“The Albany is one of London's longest-running comedy venues, having hosted alternative events and standup since the '80s. The 85-capacity venue is the birthplace of Robin Ince's Book Club, fringe favourite Spank!, and hosted Bob Monkhouse's Last Stand for BBC4. These days, as ever, it is the home of nights run by individuals and companies at the spearhead of experimental comedy and cabaret. “

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Further details and ticket informaton will be updated as soon as they are available from the venue/event organiser

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Desiree Burch Aboard The Cutty Sark
Jul
28
6:15 PM18:15

Desiree Burch Aboard The Cutty Sark

  • Cutty Sark, Ground Level: Lower Hold, Michael Edwards Studio Theatre (map)
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Pre-Edinburgh Comedy

“Climb aboard the ship for a comedy work-in-progress double-bill from two critically acclaimed comedians."

Desiree Burch
Host of Netflix’s Flinch, and featured on ; The Mash Report, Have I Got News For You, QI  and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. She’s been heard on BBC Radio 4’s The News QuizThe Now Show and on podcasts such as Welcome to Night Vale, The Guilty Feminist, The Adam Buxton Podcast, The Richard Herring Leicester Square Podcast, Made of Human and many more.

Lou Sanders
Recent appearances include Taskmaster, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Russell Howard Hour (Sky 1), Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (DAVE), Live from the BBC and a live stand-up set on Russell Brand’s Stand-Up Hour for Comic Relief (BBC1).

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Desiree's Coming Early! @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Aug
1
to Aug 12

Desiree's Coming Early! @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Heroes @ The Hive

Featuring Desiree Burch

She was born late, bloomed late and always missed the bus. But a compelling shift has the fresh-faced/world-weary comedian (Netflix’s Flinch, The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo) mischievously changing up the tempo. Also seen on Have I Got News For You, QI, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Desiree’s Coming Early!
About self and everything else. Every comic has a relationship show but what happens when that relationship's with the one person you were most trying to avoid? One isn't prime or perfect. But it is magic!

***** (ScotsGay.co.uk)

**** (Scotsman)

**** (Guardian)

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Desiree's Coming Early! @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Aug
14
to Aug 19

Desiree's Coming Early! @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Heroes @ The Hive

Featuring Desiree Burch
She was born late, bloomed late and always missed the bus. But a compelling shift has the fresh-faced/world-weary comedian (Netflix’s Flinch, The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo) mischievously changing up the tempo. Also seen on Have I Got News For You, QI, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Desiree’s Coming Early!
About self and everything else. Every comic has a relationship show but what happens when that relationship's with the one person you were most trying to avoid? One isn't prime or perfect. But it is magic!

***** (ScotsGay.co.uk)

**** (Scotsman)

**** (Guardian)

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Desiree's Coming Early! @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Aug
21
to Aug 25

Desiree's Coming Early! @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Heroes @ The Hive

Featuring Desiree Burch
She was born late, bloomed late and always missed the bus. But a compelling shift has the fresh-faced/world-weary comedian (Netflix’s Flinch, The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo) mischievously changing up the tempo. Also seen on Have I Got News For You, QI, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Desiree’s Coming Early!
About self and everything else. Every comic has a relationship show but what happens when that relationship's with the one person you were most trying to avoid? One isn't prime or perfect. But it is magic!

***** (ScotsGay.co.uk)

**** (Scotsman)

**** (Guardian)

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The Secret Policeman’s Tour @ Edinburgh Playhouse
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Secret Policeman’s Tour @ Edinburgh Playhouse

Amnesty International and The Guilty Feminist present

 The Secret Policeman’s Tour  Hosted by Deborah Frances-White

In cahoots with the sizzling Deborah Frances-White of Guilty Feminist Podcast fame, Amnesty’s revered Secret Policeman’s Tour comes to Edinburgh. This feast of super-talent boasts an exciting and provocative line-up for an electrifying night of comedy, music and discussion. Come and share an anarchistic riotous night for human rights.

Line Up: Rachel Parris, Nish Kumar, Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens), Sindhu Vee, Desiree Burch, Rosie Jones, Grace Petrie, Steve Ali, Jess Robinson, Siobhan McSweeney, Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Louisa Harland

Previous episodes featuring Desiree are available to stream via TGF website (or wherever you get your podcasts)

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White

Episode 29: Taking up Space
with special guest Desiree Burch

 
 

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Deborah Frances-White and Felicity Ward

Episode 40: International Women’s Day Special: Feminism – part two
with special guests Clémence Poésy, Leyla Hussein and Desiree Burch
and music by The B.I.G. Gospel Choir

 

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Deborah Frances-White

Episode 127: Active Compassion
with special guests Desiree Burch, Hari Kondabolu, Abigoliah Schamaun, Michele Garnett-McKenzie, Rachel Mantell, Hannah Gousey and Steve Ali

 
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Desiree Burch @ Soho Theatre
Nov
11
to Nov 16

Desiree Burch @ Soho Theatre

Desiree Burch

Presented by LiveNation in association with Ebdon Managment


“You already know comedian Desiree Burch, but isn't it time to really find out?

The breakout star of Flinch (Netflix), The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo (BBC) Desiree Burch debuts new stand-up about the self and everything else. As seen on Have I Got News For You, QI, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, 8 Out of 10 Cats and more.

Every comic has a relationship show but what happens when that relationships with the one person you were most trying to avoid? One isn’t prime or perfect. But it is magic.”

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Desiree Burch @ Soho Theatre
Nov
18
to Nov 23

Desiree Burch @ Soho Theatre

Desiree Burch

Presented by LiveNation in association with Ebdon Managment


“You already know comedian Desiree Burch, but isn't it time to really find out?

The breakout star of Flinch (Netflix), The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo (BBC) Desiree Burch debuts new stand-up about the self and everything else. As seen on Have I Got News For You, QI, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, 8 Out of 10 Cats and more.

Every comic has a relationship show but what happens when that relationships with the one person you were most trying to avoid? One isn’t prime or perfect. But it is magic.”

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Edinburgh Comedy Preview Double Bill @ Caroline of Brunswick
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

Edinburgh Comedy Preview Double Bill @ Caroline of Brunswick

A double bill of Edinburgh comedy previews

Desiree Burch: Desiree’s Coming Early!

She was born late, bloomed late and always missed the bus. But a compelling shift has the fresh-faced/world-weary comedian (Netflix’s Flinch, The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo) mischievously changing up the tempo. As seen on Have I Got News For You, QI, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, 8 Out of 10 Cats.
***** (ScotsGay.co.uk)
**** (Scotsman)
**** (Guardian)

About self and everything else. Every comic has a relationship show but what happens when that relationship’s with the one person you were most trying to avoid? One isn’t prime or perfect. But it is magic!

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. Have you ever watched a feminist try and take ‘hench’ as a compliment?
It’s like watching a snake eat but funny.
In preview, Hench was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival. You’ve seen Jess in BBC sitcoms Motherland and Cuckoo and BAFTA Award-winning drama Three Girls.
She’s also in forthcoming feature films: Gavin Hood’s Official Secrets and Michael Winterbottom’s Greed. She writes for 8 out of 10 Cats. ‘Consistently hilarious’ (Fest). ‘Smarts on her sleeve, great’ (Guardian).

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The Secret Policeman’s Tour @ Hackney Empire
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Secret Policeman’s Tour @ Hackney Empire

Amnesty International and The Guilty Feminist present

 The Secret Policeman’s Tour  Hosted by Deborah Frances-White

In cahoots with the sizzling Deborah Frances-White of Guilty Feminist Podcast fame, Amnesty’s revered Secret Policeman’s Tour kicks off at the Hackney Empire. This feast of super-talent boasts an exciting and provocative line-up for an electrifying night of comedy, music and discussion. Come and share an anarchistic riotous night for human rights.

Line Up: Deborah Frances-White, Francesca Martinez, Juliet Stevenson, Sindhu Vee, Desiree Burch, Funmbi Omotayo, Grace Petrie, Jessica Fostekew, Alison Spittle, Kemah Bob, Ophelia Lovibond, Sophie Duker, Siobhan-McSweeney from Derry Girls.  

Previous episodes featuring Desiree are available to stream via TGF website (or wherever you get your podcasts)

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White

Episode 29: Taking up Space
with special guest Desiree Burch

 
 

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Deborah Frances-White and Felicity Ward

Episode 40: International Women’s Day Special: Feminism – part two
with special guests Clémence Poésy, Leyla Hussein and Desiree Burch
and music by The B.I.G. Gospel Choir

 

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Deborah Frances-White

Episode 127: Active Compassion
with special guests Desiree Burch, Hari Kondabolu, Abigoliah Schamaun, Michele Garnett-McKenzie, Rachel Mantell, Hannah Gousey and Steve Ali

 
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Desiree Burch @ XS Malarkey
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Desiree Burch @ XS Malarkey

XS Malarkey Edinburgh Previews

Featuring;

Desiree Burch
She was born late, bloomed late and always missed the bus. But a compelling shift has the fresh-faced/world-weary comedian (Netflix’s Flinch, The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo) mischievously changing up the tempo. Also seen on Have I Got News For You, QI, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Desiree’s Coming Early!
About self and everything else. Every comic has a relationship show but what happens when that relationship's with the one person you were most trying to avoid? One isn't prime or perfect. But it is magic!

Harriet Dyer

“(BBC Three, BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio – Knock Knock, BBC – Ouch!, Absolute Radio) loves dinosaurs. You probably do too, so come and dip your body in her very large catacomb of chaos. - . She's insightful, unique, peerless, extraordinary and... well, maybe a little unhinged' (4 Extra Stands Up, BBC Radio 4 Extra).“

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The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival Soho Takeover
Jun
1
9:00 PM21:00

The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival Soho Takeover

Soho Theatre is heading to Cat Laughs for another raucous takeover…

With an unrivalled reputation for working with ground-breaking talent, we’re back to do it all again with a fresh new line up of the best comedy and cabaret on offer. This unforgettable late-night takeover will feature a line-up of artists who push the boundaries of comedy and cabaret to the limits.

 

Line-up:

Abandoman (MC)

Rose Matafeo

Desiree Burch

Lou Sanders

Lucy Pearman

Le Gateau Chocolat

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Wells Comedy Festival
May
26
5:00 PM17:00

Wells Comedy Festival

Desiree Burch - Work In Progress Performance

The breakout star of Netflix’s ‘Flinch’, and BBC’s ‘The Mash Report’ and ‘Live at the Apollo’, brings a brand new hour of authentic and acerbic comedy. As seen on ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC), ‘QI’ (BBC), ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’ (BBC) and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4).

★★★★★ Scotsgay
★★★★ Scotsman
★★★★ Guardian

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The Guilty Feminist Live Tour – Coventry
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Guilty Feminist Live Tour – Coventry

Featuring: Deborah Frances-White and Desiree Burch, Jess Fostekew, Kemah Bob, with music from Grace Petrie

Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her special guests as they discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles.

Deborah Frances-White is the 2016 Writers’ Guild Award Winner for Best Radio Comedy for her hit BBC Radio 4 series Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She is an Edinburgh Fringe regular, a screenwriter and is hugely in demand for her corporate seminars.

In 2017, The Guilty Feminist won two awards at the Luvvies – Best Entertainment Podcast (Silver) and Best Host (Silver).

In 2019, The Guilty Feminist was nominated for Best Comedy Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

Previous episodes featuring Desiree are available to stream via TGF website (or wherever you get your podcasts)

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White

Episode 29: Taking up Space
with special guest Desiree Burch

 
 

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Deborah Frances-White and Felicity Ward

Episode 40: International Women’s Day Special: Feminism – part two
with special guests Clémence Poésy, Leyla Hussein and Desiree Burch
and music by The B.I.G. Gospel Choir

 

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Deborah Frances-White

Episode 127: Active Compassion
with special guests Desiree Burch, Hari Kondabolu, Abigoliah Schamaun, Michele Garnett-McKenzie, Rachel Mantell, Hannah Gousey and Steve Ali

 
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The Guilty Feminist Live Tour – Southampton
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Guilty Feminist Live Tour – Southampton

Featuring: Deborah Frances-White and Bridget Christie, Desiree Burch, Sophie Duker, with music from Grace Petrie

Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her special guests as they discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles.

Deborah Frances-White is the 2016 Writers’ Guild Award Winner for Best Radio Comedy for her hit BBC Radio 4 series Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She is an Edinburgh Fringe regular, a screenwriter and is hugely in demand for her corporate seminars.

In 2017, The Guilty Feminist won two awards at the Luvvies – Best Entertainment Podcast (Silver) and Best Host (Silver).

In 2019, The Guilty Feminist was nominated for Best Comedy Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

Previous episodes featuring Desiree are available to stream via TGF website (or wherever you get your podcasts)

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White

Episode 29: Taking up Space
with special guest Desiree Burch

 
 

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Deborah Frances-White and Felicity Ward

Episode 40: International Women’s Day Special: Feminism – part two
with special guests Clémence Poésy, Leyla Hussein and Desiree Burch
and music by The B.I.G. Gospel Choir

 

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Deborah Frances-White

Episode 127: Active Compassion
with special guests Desiree Burch, Hari Kondabolu, Abigoliah Schamaun, Michele Garnett-McKenzie, Rachel Mantell, Hannah Gousey and Steve Ali

 
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The Guilty Feminist Live Tour – Oxford
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Guilty Feminist Live Tour – Oxford

Featuring: Deborah Frances-White and Desiree Burch, Jess Fostekew, Catherine Bohart, with music from Jess Robinson

Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her special guests as they discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles.

Deborah Frances-White is the 2016 Writers’ Guild Award Winner for Best Radio Comedy for her hit BBC Radio 4 series Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She is an Edinburgh Fringe regular, a screenwriter and is hugely in demand for her corporate seminars.

In 2017, The Guilty Feminist won two awards at the Luvvies – Best Entertainment Podcast (Silver) and Best Host (Silver).

In 2019, The Guilty Feminist was nominated for Best Comedy Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

Previous episodes featuring Desiree are available to stream via TGF website (or wherever you get your podcasts)

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White

Episode 29: Taking up Space
with special guest Desiree Burch

 
 

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Deborah Frances-White and Felicity Ward

Episode 40: International Women’s Day Special: Feminism – part two
with special guests Clémence Poésy, Leyla Hussein and Desiree Burch
and music by The B.I.G. Gospel Choir

 

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Deborah Frances-White

Episode 127: Active Compassion
with special guests Desiree Burch, Hari Kondabolu, Abigoliah Schamaun, Michele Garnett-McKenzie, Rachel Mantell, Hannah Gousey and Steve Ali

 
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The Guilty Feminist Live Tour – Cambridge
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

The Guilty Feminist Live Tour – Cambridge

Featuring: Deborah Frances-White and Desiree Burch, Jess Fostekew, Heidi Regan, with music from Grace Petrie

Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her special guests as they discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles.

Deborah Frances-White is the 2016 Writers’ Guild Award Winner for Best Radio Comedy for her hit BBC Radio 4 series Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She is an Edinburgh Fringe regular, a screenwriter and is hugely in demand for her corporate seminars.

In 2017, The Guilty Feminist won two awards at the Luvvies – Best Entertainment Podcast (Silver) and Best Host (Silver).

In 2019, The Guilty Feminist was nominated for Best Comedy Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

Previous episodes featuring Desiree are available to stream via TGF website (or wherever you get your podcasts)

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White

Episode 29: Taking up Space
with special guest Desiree Burch

 
 

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Deborah Frances-White and Felicity Ward

Episode 40: International Women’s Day Special: Feminism – part two
with special guests Clémence Poésy, Leyla Hussein and Desiree Burch
and music by The B.I.G. Gospel Choir

 

The Guilty Feminist
Presented by Deborah Frances-White

Episode 127: Active Compassion
with special guests Desiree Burch, Hari Kondabolu, Abigoliah Schamaun, Michele Garnett-McKenzie, Rachel Mantell, Hannah Gousey and Steve Ali

 
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Sara Barron & Friends @ 2Northdown
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

Sara Barron & Friends @ 2Northdown

Best Newcomer Nominee at the Edinburgh Fringe, Sara Barron is joined by her wildly talented, deeply hilarious friends. Stars and stars-on-the-rise rub elbows and tell jokes to give you the comedy night of your dreams, your comedy heaven, right here on Earth.

Tonight's guests include:
DESIREE BURCH (Live at the Apollo; Have I Got News For You; The Mash Report; Mock the Week)

STEEN RASKOPOULOS (Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia; Top Coppers)

ATHENA KUGBLENU (The Guilty Feminist Podcast; BBC Radio 4)

SOPHIE DUKER (Riot Girls; BBC New Comedy Award Shortlist). 

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Desiree Burch @ Castle Comedy Biggleswade
May
6
6:30 PM18:30

Desiree Burch @ Castle Comedy Biggleswade

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A classic mixed bill of TV names and UK circuit favourites!

FOR ONLY £18 ENJOY A PRE SHOW MEAL, GLASS OF WINE & COMEDY AT GEORGES HALL BAR & GRILL - YOU MUST ARRIVE BY 7.00PM TO ENJOY THIS OPTION

Doors 6.30pm Show 8.00pm Finish 10.35pm

Headlining the show is Desiree Burch. She is a sassy New Yorker who shot to stardom by winning The Funny Women Award 2015. She has since appeared on ‘8 out of 10 Cats’, ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You and Live At The Apollo!

‘The funniest comedian I have ever seen in person. She left me breathless with laughter.’ - ★★★★★ Scotsgay

Opening the shows will be Stefano Paolini. He is a regular face on the national and international comedy circuit. His unique mixture of stand-up comedy, characters, impressions and beatboxing has seen him be a hit all over the world. He has provided voices for BBC 2’s Double Take and on Radio 4’s Dead Ringers,

"the best voice merchant on the circuit is Paolini, who has done some TV but is destined for far wider exposure" Evening Standard

Plus Chris Purchase will host the show.

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The Machynlleth Comedy Festival - Desiree Burch - Work in Progress Show
May
5
7:15 PM19:15

The Machynlleth Comedy Festival - Desiree Burch - Work in Progress Show

Desiree Burch comes to Wales!
Performing her newest work in-progress show on the Sunday night of the festival.
The breakout star of Netflix’s ‘Flinch’ and BBC’s ‘The Mash Report'” and ‘Live At The Apollo’ brings a new hour of authentic and acerbic comedy. As seen on ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC), ‘Qi’ (BBC), ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’ (BBC) and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4).

***** Scotsgay **** The Scotsman **** The Guardian

 

Situated in the heart of Wales, The Machynlleth Comedy Festival aims to create somewhere where people came to have fun, and get away from it all, whether this be the attendees, the comedians or the festival team;

“It was all about taking a different approach with an aim of creating a spirit of experimentation and intimacy. We’re passionate about the thrill of seeing live comedy in intimate places, and the glorious, picturesque and enchanting town of Machynlleth gave us a wealth of interesting and unique performance spaces in which to do this.”

“A small but perfectly formed antidote to some of the more sprawling comedy festivals”

The Independent

 

“A welcome break from the norm... it boasts the kind of top-quality lineup that's beyond many of its rivals.”

The Guardian

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The Comedy Cellar @ South Hill Park
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Comedy Cellar @ South Hill Park

The Comedy Cellar

Now in its 32nd year, The Comedy Cellar is the longest running Comedy Club in the UK outside of London. Established in October 1986, it is one of the most cherished gigs on the circuit, beloved by audiences and acts alike.

Under the direction of Simon Houlihan of The Comedy Company Ltd, this highly acclaimed club has played host to most of the big names in comedy and continues to showcase the best new and established acts every Friday.

The Cellar was the starting point for many of our top comedians. Previous stars to have graced the stage include Al Murray, Omid Djalili, Eddie Izzard, Greg Davies, Sarah Millican, Andy Parsons, Micky Flanagan, Katherine Ryan, Jack Whitehall and Russell Howard.

For all the latest information go to https://twitter.com/thecomedycellar or https://www.facebook.com/thecomedycellar

26 April

Desiree Burch

Joseph Wilson

Ryan Dalton

Tom Webb (MC)

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Melting Pot Comedy @ The Bill Murray
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Melting Pot Comedy @ The Bill Murray

Six comedians with a mix of British and foreign heritage bring you the funny.
Melting Pot Comedy is a comedy night celebrating the hottest of the foreign stand-ups in the UK.

Philipp Carl Kostelecky
(Austrian, American, Slovenian) - is taking the comedy circuit by storm performing and compering at the Edinburgh Fringe and sell-out UK and international shows. Philipp also contributes to BBC Wales and is a BBC award-winning radio presenter.


Sadia Azmat
(British, Indian heritage) - host of critically acclaimed BBC Sounds podcast ‘No Country For Young Women’. ‘A wonderfully subversive act’ Steve Bennett, Chortle

Josh Weller
(English and Mauritian) - Josh Weller is a stand-up comedian, musician, and comic book writer. His bands were shit but luckily he’s a lot better at stand up comedy. "My favourite new stand up on the circuit" - Alfie Brown


Trev Tokabi
(Ivorian) - Trev Tokabi has a laid back delivery which will not fail to elicit laughter from audiences. Trev’s humour draws in all sort of life experiences, from silly to quirky, smart to clever, and outright stupid. "Trev has the best humour – Broadway Baby"


Rick Kiesewetter (Asian-American) - Rick is an Asian-American comic. Adopted in Japan and then raised in a small town in New Jersey, Rick has been living in the UK since 1993 and has been performing stand-up since 2003. "steers clear of nationality clichés to deliver punchy observational gags about the little things that annoy everyone.” - Evening Standard


Headliner:
Desiree Burch
(American) - Desiree Burch is an American comedian now living in the UK who is “a larger than life New Yorker… who brought the roof down” -The Independent. Desiree won the Funny Women Award in 2015 and has appeared on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC), 'The Mash Report', 'Mock the Week, ‘Frankie Boyle’s New World Order' (BBC2), 'Live from the BBC' (BBC3), ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Qi’ (BBC), ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4)

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Hot Water Comedy Club - Triple Headline Show Late
Apr
20
9:00 PM21:00

Hot Water Comedy Club - Triple Headline Show Late

Hot Water Comedy Clubs flagship shows.
These shows will feature some of the finest headline comedians from across the UK and beyond. With regular TV faces. You'll be sure to have an absolutely side splitting night of laughter at Hot Water Comedy Club.

Who’s Performing?

PAUL SMITH

Our resident compere Paul Smith is a firm favourite at Hot Water. His quick wit and affable nature make him popular with any crowd. Paul has been crowned Liverpools New Comedian of the Year and was a Finalist at The Leicester Comedian of the Year competition.

CARL HUTCHINSON

Carl Hutchinson started stand up comedy one year into his mathematics degree at Newcastle University in 2007 and quickly became a multi-award winning comedian.

DESIREE BURCH
Desiree exploded onto the UK comedy scene in 2015, winning Funny Women Stage Award. Since then, she has appeared on, Live at the Apollo (BBC), The Mash ReportMock the WeekFrankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2), Live from the BBC (BBC3), Have I Got News For YouQi(BBC), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), and co-hosted Officially Amazing (CBBC).
She can be seen in Spring 2019 on her Comedy Central special Desiree Burch Live and on the new Netflix series Flinch

MARKUS BIRDMAN
Markus Birdman is one of British comedy's most experienced and well-travelled performers.
In demand all over the UK and abroad, Markus is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with many solo shows to his credit and headliner status at all the top clubs.
He's performed at the Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth Comedy Festivals and was nominated by the New Zealand Comedy Guild for Best International Guest.

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Hot Water Comedy Club - Triple Headline Show Early
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Hot Water Comedy Club - Triple Headline Show Early

Hot Water Comedy Clubs flagship shows.
These shows will feature some of the finest headline comedians from across the UK and beyond. With regular TV faces. You'll be sure to have an absolutely side splitting night of laughter at Hot Water Comedy Club.

Who’s Performing?

PAUL SMITH

Our resident compere Paul Smith is a firm favourite at Hot Water. His quick wit and affable nature make him popular with any crowd. Paul has been crowned Liverpools New Comedian of the Year and was a Finalist at The Leicester Comedian of the Year competition.

CARL HUTCHINSON

Carl Hutchinson started stand up comedy one year into his mathematics degree at Newcastle University in 2007 and quickly became a multi-award winning comedian.

DESIREE BURCH
Desiree exploded onto the UK comedy scene in 2015, winning Funny Women Stage Award. Since then, she has appeared on, Live at the Apollo (BBC), The Mash ReportMock the WeekFrankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2), Live from the BBC (BBC3), Have I Got News For YouQi(BBC), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), and co-hosted Officially Amazing (CBBC).
She can be seen in Spring 2019 on her Comedy Central special Desiree Burch Live and on the new Netflix series Flinch

MARKUS BIRDMAN
Markus Birdman is one of British comedy's most experienced and well-travelled performers.
In demand all over the UK and abroad, Markus is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with many solo shows to his credit and headliner status at all the top clubs.
He's performed at the Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth Comedy Festivals and was nominated by the New Zealand Comedy Guild for Best International Guest.

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Apr
19
9:00 PM21:00

Hot Water Comedy Club - Triple Headline Show Late

Hot Water Comedy Clubs flagship shows.
These shows will feature some of the finest headline comedians from across the UK and beyond. With regular TV faces. You'll be sure to have an absolutely side splitting night of laughter at Hot Water Comedy Club.

Who’s Performing?

PAUL SMITH

Our resident compere Paul Smith is a firm favourite at Hot Water. His quick wit and affable nature make him popular with any crowd. Paul has been crowned Liverpools New Comedian of the Year and was a Finalist at The Leicester Comedian of the Year competition.

CARL HUTCHINSON

Carl Hutchinson started stand up comedy one year into his mathematics degree at Newcastle University in 2007 and quickly became a multi-award winning comedian.

DESIREE BURCH
Desiree exploded onto the UK comedy scene in 2015, winning Funny Women Stage Award. Since then, she has appeared on, Live at the Apollo (BBC), The Mash ReportMock the WeekFrankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2), Live from the BBC (BBC3), Have I Got News For YouQi(BBC), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), and co-hosted Officially Amazing (CBBC).
She can be seen in Spring 2019 on her Comedy Central special Desiree Burch Live and on the new Netflix series Flinch

MARKUS BIRDMAN
Markus Birdman is one of British comedy's most experienced and well-travelled performers.
In demand all over the UK and abroad, Markus is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with many solo shows to his credit and headliner status at all the top clubs.
He's performed at the Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth Comedy Festivals and was nominated by the New Zealand Comedy Guild for Best International Guest.

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Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Hot Water Comedy Club - Triple Headline Show Early

Hot Water Comedy Clubs flagship shows.
These shows will feature some of the finest headline comedians from across the UK and beyond. With regular TV faces. You'll be sure to have an absolutely side splitting night of laughter at Hot Water Comedy Club.

Who’s Performing?

PAUL SMITH

Our resident compere Paul Smith is a firm favourite at Hot Water. His quick wit and affable nature make him popular with any crowd. Paul has been crowned Liverpools New Comedian of the Year and was a Finalist at The Leicester Comedian of the Year competition.

CARL HUTCHINSON

Carl Hutchinson started stand up comedy one year into his mathematics degree at Newcastle University in 2007 and quickly became a multi-award winning comedian.

DESIREE BURCH
Desiree exploded onto the UK comedy scene in 2015, winning Funny Women Stage Award. Since then, she has appeared on, Live at the Apollo (BBC), The Mash ReportMock the WeekFrankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2), Live from the BBC (BBC3), Have I Got News For YouQi(BBC), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), and co-hosted Officially Amazing (CBBC).
She can be seen in Spring 2019 on her Comedy Central special Desiree Burch Live and on the new Netflix series Flinch

MARKUS BIRDMAN
Markus Birdman is one of British comedy's most experienced and well-travelled performers.
In demand all over the UK and abroad, Markus is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with many solo shows to his credit and headliner status at all the top clubs.
He's performed at the Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth Comedy Festivals and was nominated by the New Zealand Comedy Guild for Best International Guest.

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London Comedy Allstars @ Underbelly Festival
Apr
13
9:15 PM21:15

London Comedy Allstars @ Underbelly Festival

Underbelly fans! It's their 11th year on the South Bank and it's going to be the BIGGEST YET!

Open from April until the end of September, Underbelly Festival Southbank brings you world class entertainment at our beautiful pop-up festival right in the heart of London. Packed to the brim with all new Family Fest, Underbelly Lates, Podcast Live, and the best live circus, cabaret, comedy and music, we've got it all. You can enjoy international street food, after work drinks in one of London's largest outdoor bars and a true festival atmosphere on the banks of the Thames. 

Shows are short (usually only an hour long), sharp and very sweet. And the vast majority of tickets are under £20 making Underbelly Festival your affordable entertainment destination in London this summer.

London Comedy Allstars is your one-stop shop for the biggest laughs, the best location and your new favourite night out. Southbank will be non-stop LOLs.

Angela Barnes
Adam Hess
Lloyd Griffith
Harriet Kemsley
Desiree Burch

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The 99 Comedy Club - Leicester Square
Apr
13
8:30 PM20:30

The 99 Comedy Club - Leicester Square

The 99 Comedy Club has been entertaining audiences for over a decade, showcasing the best in British comedy 7 days a week across multiple London venues.

Awarded Best London Comedy Club 8 years running & Best UK Comedy Club 2015.

The flagship 99 Club venue in Central London prides itself on providing a luxury experience, perfect for creating a great an exciting comedy atmosphere and for those extra special occasions.

The evening will include;

Desiree Burch

As seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats,
Channel 4's The Fake News Show,
QI and The Russell Howard Hour.

Darren Harriott

As seen on Mock the Week,
Live at the Apollo & Comedy Central's Stand Up Central

Brennan Reece

As seen on Live at the Apollo,
Comedy Up Late, BBC Three

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The 99 Comedy Club - Covent Gardens
Apr
13
8:30 PM20:30

The 99 Comedy Club - Covent Gardens

The 99 Comedy Club has been entertaining audiences for over a decade, showcasing the best in British comedy 7 days a week across multiple London venues.

Awarded Best London Comedy Club 8 years running & Best UK Comedy Club 2015.

The evening will include :

Brennan Reece

As seen on Live at the Apollo,
Comedy Up Late, BBC Three

Desiree Burch

As seen on Live at the Apollo,
8 Out of 10 Cats, Channel 4's The Fake News Show,
QI and The Russell Howard Hour.


Funmbi Omotayo

As seen on BBC1's John Bishop Show,
Comedy Central, BBC 2's Too Much TV.
"A storming spot" the Guardian.

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