Whether it’s you, the person you go on a date with, your boss, or the opinion-makers on TV, we’re all pretending we know what we’re doing.
We don’t. And it’s about time we all had a proper laugh about it.
Eshaan has supported some of the biggest acts in the UK, including Micky Flanagan, Jason Manford and Kae Kurd. The Pretender is his much-anticipated debut tour.
Eshaan has been seen on BBC1's Mock The Week, QI and Live at The Apollo. He has been heard on award-winning podcasts Have A Word, Ninetwentynine and Spitting Image. He's also appeared on LBC, Times Radio and BBC Radio 4.
'A fine comic entertainer, an intelligent maker of points and a wealth of fascinating facts' The Scotsman
'Genius stand-up comedy' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
'A story that’s likely to go far' Chortle
Supported by Sharlin Jahan
Sharlin (BBC 4's The Now Show, Funny Women Finalist) is a Bangladeshi, British, and Canadian comedian who loves telling (yelling) at people about things at pubs.
'Undeniably impressive' ★★★★★ EdFringeReview
'Jahan is an energetic, rumbustious presence' ★★★★★ Morning star
Fresh from his sold-out, critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run and becoming the most viewed British comedian of all time on TikTok, the world famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator is back with an outrageous new show.
In Screwed Up Simon rips into celebrity culture, social media, the police, Putin, Prince Andrew and Jesus.
Nothing is off limits in this hilarious show, including his own mental health, his family, his five arrests and how he once found himself at an underground sex party.
'No show has made me laugh more than this one… His finest hour on stage' ★★★★ The Times
'Screwed Up is a full-on rat-a-tat gag-fest' ★★★★ Mail On Sunday
Emmanuel's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show looks at his life, including being the only boy and the youngest of six children (that’s right – 5 OLDER sisters).
He explores that that looks can be very deceptive and what has led him to become the person he is today.
The show also covers his time as a doorman in some of the scariest clubs in London, his career in musical theatre and life as a parent to two young children.
Through his hilarious storytelling, it's a deeper look into all the experiences that shaped his personality and opinions today.
Emmanuel made his TV debut on Comedy Central UK. He has appeared on ITV1's The John Bishop Show, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central Live and ITV's Sorry I Didn’t Know. He's been heard on BBC Radio 4 shows including The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Edinburgh Fringe Award; Nominees show.
'Outright hilarious, his star is on the rise' Fest
'Side-splittingly funny, there are roaring laughs' The Independent
'Sonubi is a distinctive, classily polished act. His ascendancy appears assured' The Scotsman
'Big laughs, engaging tales, you’re seduced by the easy authority of his storytelling' The Guardian
'There’s no denying Sonubi his impeccable craft. If he’s shooting for a BBC One primetime slot, this is bang on target' The List
The 'rising star of the British stand-up scene' (List) explores Silicon Valley tech monopolies, advertising and addiction through his 'perfectly expressed gags' (Chortle.co.uk).
The Guardian's Top 10 Jokes Edinburgh Festival 2019
The Times' Top Jokes Edinburgh Festival 2022
'Sharply witty, almost sexily cerebral... Kealy is going places' ★★★★ Daily Telegraph
'Breakneck pace with surprising turns in eloquent comic’s wonderful new hour' ★★★★ The List
'A storming show' The Sunday Times
'Fresh, insightful, and original... a great hour of cerebral stand-up' ★★★★ FringeGuru
'Excellent… dynamite Interstellar routine which I wish I had written!' Mark Kermode
'Clever comedy… internal damage from laughing so much' ★★★★ Shortcom
'I found myself laughing loudly throughout...If you're interested in politics this is a must-see' ★★★★ Broadway Baby
'Well thought out and insightful... a very enjoyable hour of comedy' ★★★★ Theatre Weekly
'Didn’t miss a single joke with every one getting a good laugh from the audience' ★★★★ Deadline News
Fresh off the back of a sell out debut tour, Josh Berry returns with a new stand up show.
Expect plenty of characters and impressions as Josh Berry wades through the two interweaving topics that pre-occupy him most: sex and politics.
'Pitch perfect send up.' Evening Standard
‘Josh Berry? Fair play man, fair play’ James Acaster
‘Absolutely superb’ Jon Culshaw
‘A remarkable new talent’ Rob Brydon
Age guidance: 15+
by Rinkoo Barpaga.
Roo is a deaf Punjabi boy from Birmingham, living in a world that wasn't made for him.
With great humour, he narrates the impact of ableism and racism throughout his childhood and adult life. It leads him to confront one key question: 'Where do I belong?'
'Confident and charismatic' ★★★ The Stage
'Barpaga is a remarkable storyteller' ★★★★ FestMagazine
'A truly brilliant piece of theatre' ★★★★★ Neuro Diverse
'Made in India/Britain is one of the most accurate portrayals I’ve ever seen of just how it feels to discover your community, and the journey which it follows' ★★★★★ Liam O’Dell
Performed in BSL, Spoken English and Closed Captions
A brand new stand up show from the TV and radio favourite.
As heard on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show and seen on Would I Lie to You, QI and Live at the Apollo.
Wake-Up Call is a show about revelations, realisations and epiphanies - both large and small.
Subjects covered include: bin collection schedules, the novels of Jean Rhys, cats, school fair booze tombolas, the Scottish Enlightenment, pressure washers and Huel. It’s an exuberant, silly show with some wisdom sprinkled on top.
'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful' The Telegraph
'A treat from start to finish' The Herald
Rhys James is right back where he belongs: on tour around the country, with a markedly different schedule to Chelsea's fixture list to prove he is not the footballer.
One of the final Mock The Week regulars and star of Live At The Apollo,
Rhys’s previous tour sold out over 70 dates nationwide. Since then he’s released a third Radio 4 series, starred in The Great American Joke Off for US network The CW and been hurled through the air on a bungee cord by Micah Richards on Sky's A League Of Their Own.
He has also been seen on Richard Osman’s House Of Games, Celebrity Mastermind and Pointless Celebrities.
'Master of the lightning-paced, gag-dense, precision-delivered set' The Guardian
'Scintillating stand-up' ★★★★ The Times
'An immaculately crafted set… crowd-pleasing, relatable entertainment rarely comes any sharper' ★★★★ Evening Standard
'A ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline' ★★★★ Time Out
Following sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival and across the UK, the Britain’s Got Talent finalist takes to the road.
This brand-new show is full of the most awe-inspiring and high energy magic you’ll see this year.
Direct from appearances on America’s Penn & Teller Fool Us, BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks.
'A dazzling show… full of imagination and flair' ★★★★ The Guardian
‘What’s happening on stage really is magic’ The Telegraph
‘A spellbinding show that leaves the audience gasping in disbelief’ ★★★★ The Wee Review
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