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Comedy at The Hippodrome

Wednesday 22nd February | 8pm | From £15

PAUL SINHA

Paul Sinha is first and foremost a brilliant comic but many know him from ITV’s The Chase where he appears as the Chaser and general knowledge expert, The Sinnerman. He is been on Radio 4, with his own series or on The News Quiz or perhaps, on Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk. You may have also seen him on Comedy Central, on The Comedy Store or The Alternative Comedy Experience.

Paul has been nominated for the highest accolade in live comedy at the Edinburgh Festival and has also been nominated for the Breakthrough Act, the Best Headliner and the Best Club Comic by respected industry magazine, Chortle, winning the latter in 2014. In 2016, Paul was awarded the Rose D’Or for Radio Comedy.

“This is what a good stand-up should be. Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate.” Chortle

“Well on the way to earning himself a place in the pantheon of comedy greats.” The Scotsman

MICKY OVERMAN

Originally hailing from Amsterdam and having trained in Canada gives Micky uncompromising Dutch courage combined with a Canadian sensibility and charm. She is one of most promising and exciting acts to hit the circuit in years. A bedrock of surgically sharp writing combined with a cool and confident delivery make her an exceptional comedian. Her material moves quickly from devastating honesty, to brutal whimsy, to on-point social observations. She already has the aura of a successful comic well beyond her years.

Micky is currently in the finals for 3 national competitions, all making it look easy in her second language. Without a doubt, one of the brightest lights for the future of stand up.

CHARLIE BARKER

Charlie Baker’s instant likeability and charming delivery style has earned him a reputation as ‘a superior take on the modern showman’ (The Guardian).

He is a popular face on TV shows having appeared as the hunchback in Sky1’s Harry Hill’s Teatime, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital (Channel 4), as well as being team captain on Channel 4’s, A Short History Of Everything Else, two series of BBC 2’s, Never Mind the Buzzcocks , BBC 1’s, Rob Brydon’s Christmas Special

Also a talented actor he has starred in EastEnders, Doctor Who (BBC1), The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas as well as the hit West End musical I Can’t Sing. His versatile talents as a stand-up comedian, actor, and highly acclaimed jazz-singer has seen him have sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival with his hit shows Baker’s

Dozen (2013) and Just The One (2015). Charlie is about to embark on a brand new tour of the UK with his brand new show The Hit Polisher.

‘An absolute romp, with some shout-with- laughter moments’ **** –Chortle

‘genuinely funny’ **** –The Herald

IAN STONE

Ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The Independent, Ian Stone is one of the most talented topical acts and comperes in the country. Edgy and provocative, with an easy-going manner and self-depreciating style, Ian is at great ease bantering with an audience.

Ian also presents The Football’s On, on BT Sport along with appearing on Mock The Week (BBC 2), The World Stands Up (Paramount Comedy) Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC 2), The Stand-Up Show (BBC 1), and Saturday Live (ITV) to name but a few.

Ian has worked all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Holland, France, Ireland and Germany. He’s entertained the troops in Kuwait, Bosnia,Kosovo, Cyprus and Afghanistan. He was the first British stand-up to perform in Moscow and the first performer to appear for The Comedy Store in Mumbai.

“Seriously funny” - The Guardian“…like a cross between Tony Hancock and Frankie Howerd. Stone is probably better than we deserve. Ultimately, it is the sheer quantity of funny material that really impresses” – The List

 

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