Stand Up For Burma: Hackney Attic 12 November 7pm
Amnesty Hackney and Islington return for the fifth year running with another cracking night of live stand-up comedy to brighten up an otherwise dull November evening.
And once again - the ENTIRE £12.50 entry fee goes directly to Amnesty International and the event is to raise awareness of their Burma campaigns, with all comedians, organisers and the venue giving their time for free.
Richard Herring has been at the forefront of British comedy since he came to prominence in the 1990s with then partner Stewart Lee in their hugely influential Fist of Fun TV show. Very much a comedy renaissance man, Herring’s output is incredible - not only is he a celebrated stand-up but he’s a podcaster, blogger, newspaper columnist, author and writer. During the 2000s, Herring toured with a new stand-up show almost every year, and is currently touring his tenth consecutive stand up show We're All Going To Die!
"...a new Richard Herring show is a never-ending cause for delight." Brian Donaldson, List
Along with his alter ego Marcel Luconte, Alexis has been delighting audiences on the comedy circuit since debuting at Edinburgh Fringe in 1999, and more recently has featured on BBC3's Russell Howard's Good News, Pramface and Live at the Electric. Alexis has won a host of awards at Edinburgh Fringe including a Spank! Award - Best Headliner 2010, Underbelly and Amused Moose Comedy Award - Best Comedy Show 2012.
"Has firmly established himself as one to watch with shows that delight and surprise in different ways.” James Kettle, The Blind Guardian
Luisa was the underground smash hit at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012 where she performed her 5 Star, critically acclaimed, debut solo show What Would Beyonce Do?!. After a sell-out run at The Comedy Cafe she performed an extended run at Soho Theatre - extended four times. Luisa then took her show back to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013 to similar acclaim.
"In a year that's seen a dearth of really talented female comics coming through, she bucks the trend in her own brilliant way." GUARDIAN GUIDE
Fresh from performing his new show 'Ottoman Without An Empire' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Naz Osmanoglu is one of the most exciting up and coming comics on the circuit.
“The prominently bearded Naz osmanoglu bristles with confidence… brilliant… masterfully structured performance… Forget Suleiman – it’s Naz who is truly magnificent.” ThreeWeeks
Harriet is a quirky, very funny stand-up who won 2011’s Funny’s Funny competition and reached the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year final in 2012. Rhod Gilbert put her in his top ten comics to see. Harriet uses a ditzy onstage persona to give her sharp gags, often on dark subjects, an innocent edge.
"Her style is refreshingly original and she’s a seriously good writer, with a ton of smart, pithy jokes." Time Out.
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"Very very good" - Tom Meltzer, The Guardian
"Really funny, " - Naz Osmanoglu, comedian
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