Laugh Out Loud London
Monday 8th April
One of our all time favourites. Multi-award winning surrealist who combines absurdism and bare humanity to beautiful effect. John made history as the first person to win the Edinburgh comedy Award best newcomer and best show awards in successive years. He returned to Edinburgh in 2017 with yet another incredible show, reaffirming his status as the king of absurd comedy.
Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show 2014 – WINNER
Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2013 – WINNER
“Now THIS is how you do absurd comedy” ★★★★★ -Chortle
“A true comedy original” ★★★★ -Time Out
“Kearns could be your new king of comedy” ★★★★ – Evening Standard
Rhys James is an accomplished comedian, writer and actor. At 26 he has already made numerous TV appearances, on shows such as Mock The Week (BBC2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Virtually Famous (E4), Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3), @elevenish (ITV2) and many more. He has performed five solo shows at the Edinburgh fringe to complete sell-out audiences and critical acclaim, earning his 2017 show ‘Forgives’ a spot in the British Comedy Guide’s ‘Best Reviewed Shows of the Fringe’ list. His first Radio 4 series, ‘Rhys James is…’ debuted this year and he has just had another radio series commissioned for 2019.
Following her victory at So You Think You’re Funny Last year Maisie has proven herself as one of the best up and coming comics in the UK. Recently featuring on ITV’s The Stand Up Sketch Show
WINNER The Amused Moose New Comic Award 2018
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018
“a satisfying hour of fine set-up and punchline comedy” – ★★★★ The List
“there’s something about the purity of her comedy and charismatic delivery that ensures Adam has a magnetic stage presence” – ★★★★ The Skinny
Excellent absurdist and Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee Ben Target returns to Laugh Out London to bring us some strange, hilarious, mellow and anarchic new ideas.
2011 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year winner.
‘Impressively funny’ Scotsman
‘Imagine there was no Ben Target. The world would unquestionably be a darker, less interesting place’ **** Chortle
‘Target is a great find and will leave you warmed up physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally’ ****1/2 Adelaide Advertiser
‘Ben Target is a breath of fresh, daft air’ List
‘One of very few comics who manage to do something new with the art form while keeping an audience thoroughly entertained’Guardian
Long time Laugh Out London favourite as seen on Live from the BBC, Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (DAVE) and The Russell Howard Hour (Sky 1) AND soon to be seen on the new series of Taskmaster, Lou Sanders joins us to hold everything together as our wonderful MC.
“Keeps the laughs coming with such gleeful self-assurance” – ★★★★ The Times
“she’s loud, she’s opinionated and she has no shame. She’s also brilliantly funny” – ★★★★ The Skinny
★★★★ Evening Standard