May 16, 2017 at Canterbury Christchurch - The Lounge
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- Canterbury Christchurch - The Lounge
Pippa Evans - Headliner
A multi-talented and incredibly versatile performer, Pippa has taken 6 shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, bagging a nomination for Best Newcomer in 2008 for debut show Pippa Evans and Other Lonely People. Since then she has gone from strength to strength, performing regularly on BBC Radio 4 institution The Now Show as well as making guest appearances on hit TV shows such as Dave’s Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and Comedy Central’s Drunk History. She has also featured on BBC3’s sketch comedy show Live At The Electric and was one of the regular cast members on BBC2’s comedy improv series Fast and Loose.
Pippa is also a core member of The Showstoppers, the Olivier award-winning group who improvise a new musical based on audience suggestions. Pippa has performed with The Showstoppers across the UK and the world, including West End residencies and a six part series for Radio 4. The show is currently midway through a run at the prestigious Lyric theatre in the West End following a successful stint at the Apollo. Pippa frequently guests at different improv nights across London and is a semi-regular cast member of The Comedy Store Players.
“Fabulously talented. Her brilliantly realised comedy shows maturity well beyond her years. Her psychotic yet sexy American singer is a thing of hysterical beauty” – Time Out
Yuriko Kotani - Support
Yuriko Kotani is a UK-based Japanese comedian and the BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner.
Kotani began performing stand-up in 2014. She was named as “One To Watch” by Time Out in 2015. She went on to become first runner up in So You Think You’re Funny 2015?, won Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015, won the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2015, 3rd place in Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2015, and was nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2016. She has supported Joe Lycett, Rob Delaney and Puppetry of the Penis on their tour.
‘leftfield rising star’ – Time Out
Russell Hicks - Compere
Anyone who has seen Russell Hicks knows that it is never the same show twice. Taking a different approach to most comedians, Russell Hicks weaves improvisation with stream of conscious delivery that has moved many audience members to return for two nights in a row. Nothing in this biography can do his act justice other than to say, you just have to see him live.
“Astonishing, astonishing and astonishing. He simply took the roof of the place leaving people talking about his act all night. His entire 20 minutes was totally improvised based entirely on audience interaction. It did help that we had one member of the audience who looked like the twin brother of Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm and provided Russell with so much material to improv on. Based on this one gentlemens comments, Russell created a world where he is doing a West End show about willy-helicopters, the 28th October is now International Toothpaste Day and his performance last night was just a figment of the gentlemans imagination. The audience were at times almost collapsing with laughter on the floor and I was one of them. Watching Russell Hicks last night was reminiscent of watching early Ross Noble on stage. Brilliant” Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club