Knock2bag @ MOTH CLUB
Josie Long + Will Adamsdale + Damien Slash + Shivani Thussu + Rob Oldham + Lola & Jo + Tom Ward + Crybabies
Entry Requirements: 18+
Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award. "An original and unflagging spirit, oozing enthusiasm and intellect… Josie Long builds delightful comedy worlds" **** THE TIMES
"Every bit as funny as heartfelt" **** THE GUARDIAN
"Josie Long is one of the finest stand-ups on the circuit. Razor sharp and mercilessly self-deprecating" THE TELEGRAPH
"Brings big laughs" **** EVENING STANDARD
"Disarmingly eloquent, verbally dexterous, a gem of the British comedy scene" NEW YORK TIMES, CRITICS' PICKS
Winner of the Perrier Award for Comedy 2004. Will trained at the Oxford School of Drama and started gaining acclaim on stage in 1999. He has since alternated between TV roles and theatre.
Multi-character YouTube star Damien Slash goes from the surreal to the satirical, from the zeitgeist to the absurd, Damien serves up a range of high octane characters, all from his own voice. Adverts, actors, hipsters, trolls - no aspect of modern life is left un-skewered.
In 2017 she was named as one of Funny Women’s ‘Ones to Watch.’ In 2018, she won the Edinburgh TV Festival/All3Media New Voices award for her comedy script Paper.
As an actor, Shivani has just filmed Pls Like series 2 for BBC and as a writer she is currently developing original scripts for TV.
Rob is a comedy writer and performer. He formed one fifth of The Cambridge Footlights in 2016, writing and performing in their critically praised sketch show 'Lagoon' at the Edinburgh Fringe and across an American tour. He has already written for Radio 4's Newsjack, and having started doing stand-up at university, Rob wrote and performed his debut solo show 'Brink' at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. Whilst up in Edinburgh, Rob was selected to compete in the final of the 'Amused Moose New Comedy Awards', where he picked up the prize for 'Breakthrough Comic'.
'Quirky, offbeat sensibilities that distil into smart jokes that rarely sound like anyone else’s... quite a rare achievement in such a newcomer' Chortle
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.
'Fine writing, evoking silly images and ideas, combines with a distinctive look to make him memorable" (Steve Bennett, Chortle).
'Inventive stand-up Thomas Ward; a spaced-out, sometimes poetic comic with a terrifying fringe, and a very funny take on the world' (The Stage).
'Intriguing... with an air and a style that was partly conventional but partly bizarre, as if the world had been ever-so-slightly knocked off its axis' (Bruce Dessau).
Grown up comedy from scared little babies.
"Nothing short of genius" Three Weeks ★★★★★