Phew! After Weinstein and #MeToo, women of the world have finally united… Who cares about smashing the patriarchy when you can go full-on Prisoner: Cell-Block H? So, what happened to feminism? Is it too posh? Too white? When did Germaine Greer become Richard Littlejohn? Whose feminism is it anyway?
Ayesha is an ex-political adviser and regular pundit on Sky, BBC, CNN and LBC. She analyses the fight for feminism with humour and honesty, and asks – are sisters doing it to themselves?
WHY? ‘One of 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out for’ The Metro
‘Hazarika is terrific company - relaxed, mischievous and with a mind like a steel trap… go and see what she has to say’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘Extremely funny… sharp and on the money, she is never cruel and manages to create a world I never thought possible. Catch her if you can’ The Guardian
‘Hazarika is an acute observer of the political world’ Arts Desk
‘Insightful, humorous and at times simply ‘hide behind the sofa’ stuff’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter
‘Patently super smart and extremely eloquent, she offers an intriguing insight’
‘Hazarika provides a fresh, sharp insight into what it’s really like to be a woman in British politics today… not to be missed’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Genuinely engaging… hers is a story worth hearing’ Chortle
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Zoe is a regular on BBC2's Mock The Week and BBC1's Live at the Apollo. She is also all over BBC Radio 4, with stints on The News Quiz, Just a Minute and The Now Show.
All this makes it sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she's doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human?
WHY? 'Confident and razor sharp' The Observer
'A hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd' The Guardian
'Zoe Lyons really cuts the mustard' Scotsman
Highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos hits the road this Autumn with his brand new tour.
As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen’s main aim is to cheer us up.
Forget everything that’s going on in the world and immerse yourself in the warmth of “one of the most likable figures in British Comedy“ (Radio Times). As seen on QI, The People’s History of LGBT, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You and What Does The K Stand For? on BBC Radio 4.
WHY? ‘Deliciously deft… we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout… you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times
'Unashamed feel-good entertainment’ The Evening Standard
Age guidance 16+ years.
Hal's literally filled our screens recently on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You, BBC2’s The Apprentice: You're Fired, Channel 4’s Bake Off: Extra Slice and BBC’s Live at the Apollo.
His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet.
WHY? 'On top form' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
'He had the audience in stitches' ★★★★★ Daily Record
'Hilarious' ★★★★ Evening Standard
'Hugely talented' ★★★★ The Times
'Go and see Hal Cruttenden' ★★★★ Daily Mirror
They say all political careers end in tears.
In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.
Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), the BBC Radio 4 Just a Minute regular delivers dazzling wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy and hilarious name-dropping.
WHY? ‘A master raconteur’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman
Suitable for ages 11+ years.
The comedian performs fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut.
Larry Dean has a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' ★★★★ (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem.
As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Roast Battle. Larry is Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016 and nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015.
Age Guidence 14+ years.
WHY? 'Confessional storytelling at its funniest' ★★★★★ The Herald
'The easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate, too' The Guardian
'A winning combination of being daft and being a smart aleck' Chortle
A night of light hearted, prank focused magic - utilising audience participation to comic effect.
Described by the Radio Times as having a 'cheeky charm'. join James for an evening of entertainment that is both jaw-dropping and laugh-out-loud funny.
Age guidence 13+ years.
WHY? James is nephew of the late Paul Daniels and has headlined for The Magic Circle