Heat 6 – Petworth
Saturday 30th June – 8pm
Andy White hails from Birmingham.
He is a regular performer on the UK stand up circuit.
His comedy is a mixture of the personal, the topical and the just plain daft all filtered through an amiable, energetic, and physical style.
Darren uses sound effects, 1-liners, jingles, improvised puns and general nonsense. He also doesn’t get out of bed for less than £10,001.
Kate Smurthwaite is a left-wing, feminist, atheist, poly-amorous comedian and activist.
She performs stand-up comedy all over the UK and around the world. She is currently touring her 12th one-woman show ForniKATEress, about open relationships. She performs at major clubs including Manford’s, The Stand, The Comedy Store and Piccadilly Comedy Club as well as alternative venues such as Quantum Leopard, Lolitics, What The Frock, Bring Your Own Baby and The Poodle Club.
In 2013 Kate won a Three Week’s Editor’s Choice Award naming her one of the ten best things about the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2014 she was nominated for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize for campaigning against violence against women.
Rahul Kohli is one of the fastest rising acts on the circuit. A young Geordie Asian man combining fierce political satire with surreal storytelling, in just a few short years, his debut solo show: Newcastle Brown Male gained critical acclaim at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival earning him a top-pick of both BBC Radio 4 and the Huffington Post. It also gained him radio credits for BBC Radio 4’s State of the Nation and BBC Asia Networks Big Asian Comedy Night. On top of this he has gained writing credits for other Radio 4 & Radio 3 Shows while performing at some of the biggest clubs around the country from the Stand up North to the Comedy Store down south. In January 2017, Rahul became an award-winning comedian winning the prestigious NATYS, formerly the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award.
“Rising Star of Political Comedy” – Andy Zaltsman, The Bugle
“Dripping with erudite genius” – Fest Magazine
“Slick gag machine” – Steve Bennet, Chortle,
Aged 61, Charmian have been doing comedy for over 30 years – plus married an audience member and had children mid-career. She has played venues as varied as The Comedy Store, HM Prisons and the House of Commons and has been a regular compère on the Glastonbury Festival Cabaret Stage. Nominated best comedy Buxton fringe 2016 and Comedian’s Comedian 2016.
‘An unsung hero of stand-up comedy – the current master of this underrated art” – The Guardian.
Tim Clark has been a Stand-up comic for most of his adult life and has performed throughout the world, including at events for British Armed Forces and corporate clients. On TV he was host of the classic game show Give Us A Clue (BBC1) and the sporting chat show Under The Moon (Ch4). On RADIO he has featured on BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 4. With Bob Mills he writes and co-hosts a new show on TalkSPORT – Yesterday’s News Today – where they review newspapers from yesteryear – which will have more episodes in 2018. Tim enjoys writing. He is an aspiring novelist and has previously used his talent for highly acclaimed shows for the Edinburgh Festival and plays for BBC Radio 4 and Channel 4. He has also written speeches for well known personalities and bespoke material for clients. As an ACTOR he had a leading role in a Fringe First winning production. He has also starred in several short films which enjoyed considerable success at film festivals around the world.
Multi award winning comedian with a quirky deadpan delivery and a surreal take on things.
“Stand-out gags” – Chortle
“Like a bewhiskered English Emo Philips” – Chortle
“Clearly Bonkers” – Loaded Laftas
Middle-class, middle-aged dad stumbling through life.