Heat 2 – London
Monday 30th April – 8pm
Piccadilly Comedy Club
7 Oxendon Street
Danny Ward won the 2013 Amused Moose People’s Champion Award at the Edinburgh Festival.
A circuit regular, he has gigged in over 15 countries, is the co-creator of Youtube sensation Wheelbarrow Town and recently supported Sean Walsh at the Leicester Square Theatre, London.
Addy van der Borgh
Addy van der Borgh has that rare talent of making people laugh as soon as he walks on stage. He is a great performer of highly acclaimed and original material, an ability noticed immediately by the BBC when he appeared on the ‘Stand-up Show’ on BBC1 after only one year as a comedian. He has subsequently appeared on ‘The World Stands Up’ and ‘Live at the Comedy Store’ for Comedy Central, and the BBC3 series from Baby Cow Productions, ‘Brain Candy’. Addy was the only British comic invited to appear in the Twentieth Century Fox Comedy Showcase in Los Angeles in September 2003 and was subsequently signed to the Hollywood agents Paradigm, and he recently played the starring role of ‘Jack Watson’ in his first film, ‘Little Things’.
Philip is one of the most sought after acts working on the UK comedy circuit today. He gigs throughout the UK, as well having performed as far flung places as America, Scandinavia, Europe, The Middle East and New Zealand where he headlined at The Classic in Auckland. WINNER:The Jewish Comedian of the Year 2015, Lastminute Comedy Comedian of the Year 2015, Kill for a Seat Comedian of the Year 2015.
‘Philip Simon is never less than hilarious.’ (The Stage)
‘He’s good…not very good, but he’s good!’ (Kate Copstick)
‘Solid, strong stand-up. A Comedy Store act…Definitely one to be reckoned with.’ (Hils Jago, Amused Moose)
Lenny Sherman is one of the best short-form joke writers on the Internet. This is coupled with a fearless voice that transcends the standard group think of many of his peers.
“Power-packed performance jammed full of gags – a real blast.” -Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Deft Joke Writer” -Loaded Magazine.
Erich McElroy is a stand-up comedian and writer. Originally from Seattle, he moved to the UK in 2000 and in 2007 collected his British passport. It was a long queue. In addition to playing playing UK venues up and down the country, Erich has a weekly topical show on London’s newest talk radio station Love Sport. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, Sky News and Five News. In addition to being heard talking comedy and politics on BBC 5 Live, BBC Surrey, BBC Berkshire and regularly on TalkRadio. He has also written for the Independent, Huffington Post, The Herald in Scotland and even Saga.
“This is political stand-up at its best.” Broadway Baby“
Smart, sharp, endearing comic” The List
Caroline is a Fringe favourite with five Edinburgh solo shows under her belt. She is one half the Two Stupids with Michael Legge and is resident compere at the 99 Club. She has written for BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and is co-host of the Self Renovators podcast.
“Funny and touching and brilliant” – The Guardian
“Fabulous off-the-wall lines…will endure in the memory long after you’ve forgotten every word from the big-name stand-ups” – Chortle.
“No-one has made us laugh as much at this Fringe” – The Skinny
“A mischievous, kooky talent” – Time Out.
One of the most exciting comics to come out of America, Russell Hicks is branded one of the ‘Top Six Comics to Watch’ by LA’s Stand Up Talk Magazine. He has appeared on LA based panel show Direct TV’s ‘What’s News?’ and is a regular guest on hit podcasts such as Talkin’ Sh*t with Eddie Ifft. Headlining the nationally acclaimed student circuit in the United States, Russell regularly takes his hour long solo shows across the country to the biggest universities. Prolific and consistently delivering quality new work, audience members are often compelled to return for two nights in a row. Fast and loose, no two shows are ever the same.
Tanyalee is an international comedian who has performed across the globe. Since arriving in the UK back in 2013 Tanyalee has stormed the UK comedy scene earning her appearances on prestigious comedy shows such as Live At The Apollo, The Last Leg and The John Bishop Show. Tanyalee also supported Frankie Boyle on his 2012 UK Tour and is due to embark on her debut UK tour in September.