KNOCK2BAG: JOHN KEARNS
John Kearns The most original, odd, off-beat and hilarious alternative comic to arise this decade, John Kearns is an act who has forged his own raggedy path all the way to success.
London-based comedian and Double Winner of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award.
'Tremendous originality... a jumpy and unpredictable raconteur... a shot of nervous energy, an elastic band about to snap... I can't see him waiting in reserve for long' (Broadyway Baby)
'... brilliantly bonkers' (Time Out)
'Now THIS is how you do absurd comedy' (http://www.Chortle.co.uk).
Angelos Epithemiou The creation of Dan Renton Skinner – a member of the Dutch Elm Conservatoire Sketch group – Angelos Epithemiou is the owner of a burger van who wants to break into showbusiness.
He got his break in 2009, when he became a permanent team member on the revival of Shooting Stars, replacing Johnny Vegas on Ulrika Jonsson's Team B, before becoming the scorer.
Nominated for the breakthrough award and best sketch or character act at the 2010 Chortle awards.
Gabby Best Winner of the Funny Women Awards 2012 and as seen on BBC3's Live at The Electric.
'Inspired' (The Independent).
Tom Mayhew Tom Mayhew is a stand-up comedian, writer, podcaster and actor. He covers many topics in his stand-up, including being working-class, politics, and mental health. He likes to write stand-up that is a mix of the brutally honest and the ridiculous.
Tom won The Comedy Store's King Gong in 2016, was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, and reached the BBC New Comedy Award Semi-Finals in 2018, which was recorded live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
He has performed comedy for BBC Radio 1, and written for The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4) and Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra). Tom also presents the 'The 18 Percent Podcast', which was launched in November 2018. Inspired by a 2018 study which found that only 18% of those in the performing arts are working-class, it explores the relationship between class and art, and sees him interviewing a wide range of working class artists and industry creatives.
Ben Pope Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2017 and one third of cult sketch group Princes of Main. As heard on BBC Radio 4extra and seen on BBC3 and Comedy Central Online.
‘Hilarious’ - The List
‘Straight-up hilarious’ - The Telegraph
‘Ridiculously hilarious’ - The Skinny'
Ray Badran Ray Badran is a stand-up comedian and writer. A regular at The Sydney Comedy Store, Ray has performed in England, Wales, Scotland, Holland, Belgium, America, Hong Kong, New Zealand and across Australia. Ray has written comedy for various TV shows, comedians, advertising agencies, theatre, radio, and more.
Widely considered to be one of the rising stars in Australian comedy, Ray has worked with Chris Rock, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer and Comedy Bang! Bang!, to name a few.
Lola & Jo Lola and Jo have been working in the industry separately for a number of years. Trying to be funny together is a relatively new venture.
Presented by Knock2bag.
This is an 18+ event.