Good Eggs Comedy Fundraiser
Bridget Christie + Tim Key + Lou Sanders + Nish Kumar + Lolly Adefope + John Kearns + Tash Demetriou + John Robins MC
Above with Music Glue (e-tickets only)
Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open at 18:30
Curfew - 22:30
Union Chapel Bar open after the show.
As doors to the whole venue open at 6.30pm you do not need a reservation to join us for dinner at 6.30pm.
There's lots of useful information in the Visiting section of our website.
As our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.
A night of stand up comedy featuring John Robins (MC) with Tim Key, Lou Sanders, Nish Kumar, Lolly Adefope, John Kearns, Tash Demetriou and a Rather Special Guest.
All proceeds from the show will be split between:
The Dahlia Project (support for FGM survivors)
Bridget Christie - If comedy were music, as a published author and columnist, radio and TV broadcaster, actor, panelist and stand-up comedian, Bridget would be a multi-instrumentalist on a par with Stevie Wonder, Prince and Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.
Currently sitting upon her throne as the queen of the horticultural comedy scene, Gloucester born multiple award winner Bridget is easily one of the finest examples of the genre. Some may say the only example – and, to be fair, those people would probably be the most accurate.
It is testament to Bridget’s comedic abilities that she not only completely rewrote an entire show on the fly after the results of the Brexit vote last year, but her consistently critically acclaimed tours allow her to support her husband whilst he pursues his own dream of becoming a stand-up comedian.
Whether you’re into King Charles II, cheese being rolled down hills or pink razors, Bridget’s got you covered. Just don’t ask her to help you choose a new bathroom suite.
John Robins – Radio X’s premier Drive Time Co-Stand In - was the winner of the Chortle Award for best compere in 2015. It stands to reason that two years on in 2017, John Robins is an even better compere - and not having received the award for the last two years is widely believed to be through John actively removing his name from the nomination process in order not to monopolise the category until the end of (his) time.
John consistently pushes the boundaries of what a stand-up comedian is capable of achieving. He has opened for rock royalty (literally – he supported his heroes Queen in 2014), habitually challenges his body to undertake trials live on air that could seriously affect his reputation as a competent broadcaster (Radio X regular feature ‘Tick Off a Taste’) and traverses the thin line between The Darkness (not the band) and existential angst as source material for his canonical work.
Yes, he is a laugh – and yes, he is on email. You simply have to be these days.
Tim Key – His name may rhyme with a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables and a variety of seasonings, but make no mistake – Tim Key is a human man. A multi-talented human man. A multiple award winning, multi-talented, human man.
Russian speaking Tim has appeared in numerous critically acclaimed television programs – ‘Inside Number 9’, ‘Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters’, ‘Peep Show’ et al - released albums and books, had a regular column in The Independent (both online and in print), starred in films and taken somewhere in the region of 15 shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2003 - yet here he is, ready to stand in front of you all and selflessly provide even more entertainment.
Sit down (mandatory), kick off your shoes (optional) and enjoy (almost guaranteed). He is Tim Key. You are welcome.
Lou Sanders – Providing the sort of comedy you’d expect from someone who’s been to over 4 countries, Lou Sanders is ‘genuinely different’ (The Scotsman). Whether almost getting sued for throwing biscuits at people whilst roller-skating or generously providing free accent tutorials on her Youtube channel to ensure you too can sound like a surprised German, Lou spends her days grabbing life by the horns and inviting you along for the ride.
Whilst the poster for Lou’s 2016 show ‘What’s That Lady Doing?’ claim she has not committed any criminal offences and that she is fully CRB checked, we cannot guarantee either of these statements will be accurate and up to date by the time of her performance.
Nish Kumar – He isn’t bold and he isn’t confrontational, but he is good at building Lego – which, in his own words, makes him a ‘factory of good times’.
Unwitting star of the ‘Confused Muslim’ internet meme, Nish discloses that he is not a Muslim, but is often confused. Despite this regular perplexity he has graced television sets across the nation, appearing on ‘The Alternative Comedy Experience’, ‘Live at the Comedy Store’ and ‘Alan Davies As Yet Untitled’ amongst others.
Nish has also appeared on numerous radio shows including as host of ‘Newsjack’ on Radio 4 Extra. Sadly, his storyline in ‘The Archers’ was axed when the political events of recent times resulted in it being deemed ‘too sensitive for broadcast’.
Lolly Adefope – Like drinking a mug of tea through your eyes, Lolly is warm, comforting and extraordinary. Having already appeared as a guest on ‘QI’, played a starring role in Sky’s ‘Rovers’ and soon to appear in series 4 of Taskmaster, it’s no wonder Lolly made the Observer’s ‘Rising Stars of 2017’ list, and is recommended as ‘one to watch’ by ‘everyone’ who ‘knows anything’.
Whenever she walks on to the stage - like a centipede with 98 legs missing - Lolly immerses herself in her characters. You are invited to do the same. From a safe distance.
John Kearns – After becoming the first person to win back to back Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2013 and 2014, John gave up his day job as a guide at the Houses of Parliament to concentrate on examining the nuances in spaghetti bolognese recipes and considering the correct response to finding out a dog is driving the train you’re about to board. He hasn’t looked back since.
For those who don’t know John, this quick FAQ may come in useful. Q) Does he wear a wig? A) Yes. Q) Does he wear false teeth? A) Yes. Q) Will I find him funny? A) Yes.
All answers correct at the time of going to press.
Tash Demetriou – Despite most recently seen serenading teammate Jon Richardson on ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ and hanging out in a basement taking part in games, challenges and shenanigans on ‘The Chris Ramsey Show’, Tash is equally at home on stage dressed as a slice of pizza performing half-hearted seductive dances.
Despite a firmly held belief that her brain is wired for sleeping rather than performing live comedy, Tash still managed to win the Skinny Debutant Award at the Edinburgh Fringe for her first solo show in 2014. Just imagine what she could achieve if he had an operation to fix her brain. Frightening stuff.