Comedy Cottage

Comedy Cottage: Our monthly Comedy Club!

Top TV circuit & International comedians perform alongside rising stars of the future. We always aim for a smorgasbord of a line-up, offering something for everyone. On the last Friday of the month, the Comedy Cottage take over our largest function room bringing you the hottest local comedians from the circuit.  Tickets are just £11 and doors open at 7.30pm. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR COMEDY COTTAGERS! 

New year, new line-ups for YOUR award winning comedy club!

Kicking off the year we have a gorgeous smorgasbord of talented acts waiting to entertain you. 

Headlining is an old Cottage Fave who's career has gone from strength to strength and we are very proud of all he as achieved, it's only right he should return to a hero's welcome, since he last played at the cottage, he has been a finalist in 8 comedy competitions, had a sell out Run at the Soho Theater, his own Radio 4 series. Written and performed 3 consecutive smash hit sell out shows. He has also appeared on The Last Leg (C4), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live From the BBC (BBC Two), Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three), Kevin Hart’s Live from Montreal (LOL Network), Virtually Famous (E4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and made a brand new quiz show pilot for Vice. He has also written and starred in his own scripted comedy shorts for BBC Three, BBC iPlayer and Sky Arts. Most recently he appeared as a guest on 'I'm a celebrity, get me out of here'

Welcome back to the Cottage

TEZ ILYAS 

BBC NEW TALENT HOT LIST 2017

CHORTLE BEST BREAKTHROUGH NOMINEE 2017

‘Tez Ilyas’s political stand-up is candyfloss with a razorblade inside: sweet and familiar at first, then shockingly, painfully sharp. It’s the kind of manoeuvre that takes serious talent to pull off.’★★★★(The Telegraph)

‘Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak’★★★★ (Guardian)

‘Radiantly entertaining.’ (The Times)

Supporting Tez

 

GEMMA LAYTON (AKA her hit characters 'Mercedes Benson' and Cabaret singer 'Beverley Vegas')

So You Think That's Funny Finalist

Funny Women Semi Finalist

Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award Finalist 

"Comic Genius" - (runriot.com)

"Undeniable wit and talents" (Buzz Magazine)

"A banging crowd pleaser" (Chortle)

 

PEYVAND KHORSANDI

Iranian born journalist/Comedian/Writer

Brother of comedian Shappi, Peyvand has written for the Evening Standard, Daily Mirror, Financial Times, Big Issue and Iranian.com. He made his Edinburgh debut with a two hander in 2012 and is at present writing his new solo stand-up show.

 

JULIE OLIVER

Jules Oliver is a Brighton-based comedian with an Essex twang. She has been a finalist in 5 national new act competitions since starting and performs regularly all over the country.

'Julie Oliver offers some original ideas and witty lines from an unpretentious, but slightly odd, vantage point, mixing observational comedy with the absurd' (Chortle)

'Not a fan of Falconry' (Eastbourne Gazette)

 

JOE FOSTER

Winner South Coast Comedian of the Year (2015)

A circuit regular Joe is gearing up to take his debut hour "Let's Get Cynical" to the Brighton, Hastings and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals. 

"He tells them well with an offhand wit" (Chortle)

 

NAT TAPLEY (aka Sir Ian Bowler & Redhill Donald Trump)

A year since Trump's inauguration it's only right we hear from the man himself - well Redhill's Donald Trump at least.

Hackney Empire Finalist

TV writing credits inc - Have I Got News For You' The Revolution Will Be Televised, The News Quiz, Tonightly, Gigglebiz and Dick and Dom

“An angry masterpiece.” (Radio Times)

"A powerhouse perform(ance, and funny with it" (Chortle)

"His punchlines repeatedly hit their targets" (The Stage)

 

MC- SAJEELA KERSHI

Winner AWA Award for Arts & Culture

Winner Argus Angel award for artistic excellence

'smart, funny, with a mischievous glint' (The Times)

'Hugely talented, extremely funny divine diva' (Time Out)

 

House Tunes from Pete Dennis

 

Facilitated by the lovely Soo and team angels!

 

Profits this month go to Forgotten Women

http://forgottenwomen.org/

 *please note: show this month will start slightly later at 8.30pm* doors 8pm* 

 

Friday 23 February

Don't miss this months awesome line-up at your lovely local Award winning Comedy Club for our annual anti-valentine show in aid of the British Heart Foundation!

Headlining will be much loved cottage fave and hardest working comedian on the circuit.... 

 

PATRICK MONAHAN 

ITV Show me the Funny Winner

ITV Take the mic Winner

Cottage audience fave Patrick blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection! Due to his extremely clean and highly accessible material Patrick has developed a solid footing on both the International, UK comedy circuit as well as Corporate Circuit as an

After Dinner speaker and an Awards Host.

Patrick was also the resident studio warm up Artiste for a number of seasons on Jonathan Ross show, ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’ (C4)

 “This gifted livewire commands the stage with a mix of wit and force of personality” (Evening Standard)

"Lovable Stuff" (The Independent)

"Omid Djalili meets Dave Allen" (Daily Mail)

 

Support from...

 

CARLY SMALLMAN

Carly performed her 1st ever stand-up gig at the Comedy Cottage and she has gone from strength to strength since, appearing on the Rob Brydon Show, starring on various BBC and ITV shows (even hosted her own show) She also played the prestigious Hammersmith Apollo.

Alongside performing her much loved musical comedy, she successfully runs (alongside her comedy partner Alyssa Kyria) BYOB (Bring your own baby) comedy shows for new mums all around the UK. We are delighted to welcome back our cottage sweetheart.

"Smutty outspoken jolity" - (The Telegraph)

"A bundle of energy" - (The Sun)

 

 

DAVE GREEN

Finalist BBC New Comedy Award (2013)

Finalist Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year (2014)

Finalist Leicester Square New comedian (2012)

Winner Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian (2014)

“Fantastically original gags”

(Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke )

 

“Could be a contender to follow in the footsteps of Milton Jones”.

(Steve Bennett, Chortle)

 

 

'Highly watchable deadpan style' (What’s on London)

 

SONJA QUITA DOUBLEDAY

Winner Prague Fringe Award (2014)

Winner Colchester New Comedian of the Year

Laughing Horse Finalist

NATY's Finalist

Sonja Quita Doubleday performs as the clown/stand-up Cheekykita, drawing upon a diverse background in dance, theatre, writing and acting in short, off-the-wall comedy films and singing in punk/rock bands.

‘Like The Mighty Boosh on crack.(’Broadway Baby)

'Like Spike Milligan on MDMA' (The List)

'50% Jane Horrocks, 25% Su Pollard and 25% Charles Manson' (Fringe Review)

 

GIACINTO PALMIERI

Hackney Empire Finalist (2010)

Originally from Italy, Giacinto Palmieri has been living in the UK since 2001, but he still finds it surprising and funny (and he still has a thick accent).

"Giacinto has charm as Tuscany has wine". (Kate Copstick - Scotsman) 

"Giacinto has an ear and an eye for what is funny" (Independent)

 

 

MC SAJEELA KERSHI

Winner AWA Award for Arts & Culture

Winner Argus Angel award for artistic excellence

'Smart, funny, with a mischievous glint' (The Times)

'Hugely talented, extremely funny divine diva' (Time Out)

'The woman is simply a treasure. Magnetic, lovable and enormously witty' (The Spectator)

 

house tunes from Pete Dennis

Facilitated by the lovely Soo & Team Angels

*profits this month to British Heart Foundation*

 

Doors: 7.30pm

Show: - 8pm

Tickets - £11

 

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