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Nice N Spiky Comedy Evening

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We’re back with a Fantastically Funny Friday night show full of laughter at the Stanley Arts Yard Bar.

Doors Open 6.00pm and Comedy Show Runs 7.15pm to 10.15pm (includes two breaks)

Outdoors Show (please dress for the weather)

Over 18’s Only

Tickets £12.50 Online Advance Bookings

Or £15 On The Door

Reserve your seats now for an evening of the best stand up comedy, where professional comics off the telly try out new jokes and ideas, the only comedy night in Norwood!

Featuring new jokes from:

Matt Richardson (Xtra Factor, Virgin Radio, Dancing On Ice), Daman Bamrah (Up The Creek Blackout Winner 2019), Kelly Convey (tour support for Alan Carr and Russell Kane), Sikisa (Jonathan Ross Comedy Club, ITV), Russell Hicks and host with the most Hatty Ashdown (Comedy Central’s Give Out Girls).

Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Acts shown are correct at time of going to press. In the unlikely event that an act needs to cancel, management reserve the right to change the line-up without notice.

MATT RICHARDSON
Having started stand-up in 2009 at 18 years old, Matt became one of the youngest comedians on the circuit and soon made it through to the finals of two national stand-up competitions – the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny and the Chortle Student Comedy Award – as well as coming runner up in the Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and winning the Newbury and Bath Comedy Festival new act competitions – all while still in his teens. He quickly established himself in all of the major comedy club chains in the UK and has gigged overseas on countless occasions. Jump forward to 2021 and Matt is a seasoned TV host, having presented shows such as The Hangover Games (E4) and The Red Bull Soapbox Race (Dave), Celebrity Haunted Mansion and Celebrity Haunted Hotel (W) alongside Christine Lampard, and helming the spin off shows for both alone. He has also hosted two different ITV2 Documentaries – Pampered Pooches: Hollywood and Meet The Family Guys, both filmed in LA, and helmed Just Tattoo Of Us: The Aftermath for MTV. His first ever presenting gig was hosting The Xtra Factor (ITV2) in 2013 alongside Caroline Flack at the age of 22. He was the host of Virgin Radio’s Drive Time Show for three years before leaving to focus on his true passion of comedy. He is currently the co-host of the new hit comedy podcast When No One’s Watching, with Matt Willis of Busted. They have had a fantastic selection of guests including; Keith Lemon, Tom Fletcher, Darren Harriott, Emma Willis, Helen Bauer, and many more to come! As well as all the presenting he has appeared on countless other TV shows, including Dancing On Ice, Comedy Game Night, Roast Battle & Drunk History (Comedy Central), Nevermind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), Celebrity Juice, CelebAbility, The Stand Up Sketch Show series 2 & 3, Hey Tracey, The Chase: Celebrity Christmas Special, The Chris Ramsey Show, Top Gear: Extra Gear, Love Island: Aftersun(ITV2), and pretty much any spin-off show you can name…

SIKISA
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).Sikisa was a part of the Soho Theatre Young Company and is a hot favourite on the UK comedy circuit, regularly performing and hosting at nights such as Angel Comedy Club, Top Secret Comedy Club and The Boat Show. She has also created and hosts two amazing female-based live shows, Girl Code which is a comedy chat show and Stand Up for Women which is an annual comedy show raising money for the charity Solace Women’s Aid. She is currently working on her debut stand up hour which was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2020. She was also nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2021.

DAMAN BAMRAH
Daman Bamrah is one of the most exciting and unique new comic voices to emerge from the London circuit. A British-Sikh performer with energy, raw wit and heart, the in demand Daman is known for his topical writing, acute observations and imaginative storytelling. His blend of carefully crafted jokes along with his signature charm have already secured him top spots at the country’s leading venues including Angel Comedy Club, Up The Creek and The Museum of Comedy. Daman began performing improv while at university and went onto train with the prestigious ‘Second City’ before applying his skills to stand up. Since then he has built up his accolades racing to the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny?, and being a finalist for the Max Turner Award, Monty’s Stand Up Nights, Comedy Virgins Summer Competition and winning Up the Creek’s notorious new show The Blackout. During the 2020 lockdown Daman began producing multiple viral videos on TikTok and is developing his first sit-com idea. He has also starred in Lynx’s ‘Men In Progress’ branded campaign.

KELLY CONVEY
Kelly Convey is an ‘in-your face and reassuringly confident’ (Chortle) comedian who is not one to mince her words when giving audiences an insight into what modern women really think. While her outspoken and forward-thinking musings may go against the grain, ‘there’s a winning authenticity to her material’ (Chortle) that is refreshing and relatable. Voted by The Metro as ‘1 of 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out for in 2017’, a finalist in South Coast Comedian of the Year and So You Think You’re Funny competitions and a semi-finalist in the Funny Women and Leicester Square New Comedian competitions, Kelly Convey is no doubt, one to watch.Kelly has no filter when it comes to her opinions on sex and society, sharing in her hilarious wholehearted performance that will make you feel like you’ve known her for years. Her refreshing and funny approach has led her to work on various projects with Unilad and record an episode for the online Comedy Central series Achievement Unlocked. She also appeared on the hit Channel 4 show First Dates and supports Alan Carr and Russell Kane on their national theatre tours.

RUSSELL HICKS

Provocative, anarchic and unfiltered, Russell Hicks is a risk-taking comic whirlwind, captivating audiences with his razor-sharp wit, acute observations and slick take-downs. From the moment he steps on stage, crowds are hooked by Hicks’ infectiously rebellious personality, brash Americanisms and unapologetic style as he creates a one of a kind comedy experience. Russell is the voice of Sky Comedy and has over 99k followers on Tik Tok. He has already created bespoke content with Facebook, Instagram and Yahoo. His branded partnerships and commercial work includes Google, PayPal and Zipcar. Russell has also established himself as a major player on the comedy circuit, regularly hosting and headlining at clubs nationwide including Hot Water Comedy Club, The Stand, Glee Clubs and Up the Creek, and has his own monthly residency at Top Secret Comedy Club in London. Such is his unique skill at adapting to any situation presented to him, Russell has been in constantly high demand throughout 2020. He has adapted to the new online world and has taken on projects ranging from hosting digital events formats to performing at corporate online functions and comedy club nights, proving his versatility as performer and artist.
Russell is also a brilliant writer and currently has a project in development with the BBC, so watch this space! Indisputably talented, there’s no one quite like Russell Hicks.

HATTY ASHDOWN
Hatty co-wrote and created the Comedy Central sitcom Give Out Girls, is a regular on the London comedy circuit. She starred in BBC Radio 4 Sitcom Romance and Adventure, presents the Funny Mummies Podcast and Radio Show for The Other Woman on Soho Radio, and hosts Screaming with Laughter comedy club – the original daytime comedy club for parents where baby can come too!

Acts shown are correct at time of going to press. In the unlikely event that an act needs to cancel, management reserve the right to change the line-up without notice.

 

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