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Speakers Corner Comedy Collective 2019 Highlights

Hey – I’m Abbie and I’m thrilled to be the newest edition to the marketing team at Speakers Corner. A somewhat recent graduate from the University of Adelaide, I hold two degrees in Commerce and Media. Upon completion I decided to relocate from my small beachside town in South Australia to London. I am please to report that I’m loving it here so far, although it has taken some time to get accustomed to there being more people on the tube in the morning then there are in my entire town!

There is no better way of getting over hump day then by heading to a night of comedy. One of the greatest joys of living in London is that there is always something on that ticks everyone’s box.

We are lucky enough to work in an industry that is filled with some of the most talented people in their field, and we were able to witness some of this magic at our annual Comedy Collective. Showcasing some of the latest talent in the country who are prefect for hosting and could form part of an event line-up.

If you enjoy a good belly laugh, then here are some of the best comedic talent in the country who reduced the crowd to fits of laughter.

Joel Dommett Joel is an exciting talent on the UK stand-up comedy circuit after gaining rave reviews for his Edinburgh shows. Coming in second place in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! 2016 series, Joel quickly won over audiences with his geeky charm and witty quips. Since leaving the jungle, his solo shows have sold out across the nation, a testament to his brilliant humour and likeable style.

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Talented and topical, Ian Stone is a comedian and broadcaster, who blends these two worlds to build a provocative and entertaining performance. A truly seasoned performer, Ian has toured the globe for over two decades with his edgy style and intelligent riffs. Having appeared on multiple TV and radio programmes including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk, Ian’s hilarious quips are utterly delightful.

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London-born Kerry Godliman is one of the UK’s best comedy performers. Straight talking and quick witted, Kerry’s stand-up routines leave audiences both bursting with laughter, while sagely nodding along in recognition. Kerry’s well timed and honest comedy have ensured her appearances on shows such as Live At The Apollo, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, and Jack Dee’s Referendum Helpdesk. Kerry’s side-splittingly funny comedy and sharp timing make her one of the most popular comedians on the UK scene, and we were delighted to give you a flavour of her.

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Jan Ravens is best known for impersonating countless celebrities and public figures in Dead Ringers on Radio 4 and from the Imitation Game on ITV. You’ll recognise her from stepping out on Strictly Come Dancing, winning Celebrity Mastermind, speaking as a panellist on BBC’s Question Time, and 2018’s Royal Variety Performance. Her unique brand of satirical comedy is delivered with witty intelligence but is nevertheless full of warmth and fondness for the characters she is portraying.

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Winner of the 2018 Amused Moose Comedy award, Tania Edwards is a stand-up comedian and writer, with credits including Stand Up for The Week, Mock the Week, Après Ski, and The Unbelievable Truth. Her most recent solo show Tania Edwards: Not My Dog was met with wide critical acclaim, receiving a five-star review from Voice Mag. She has also been named in Glamour magazine’s top female comedians to see at the Fringe, and The Mirror’s top five jokes of the Fringe.

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Jeff Innocent is an accomplished stand-up comedian, actor, writer and cultural commentator. He has been in the business for 15 years and remains a favourite among audiences and his peers. Described by The Guardian as a comedian with, ‘The body of a nightclub bouncer and the brain of a university boffin’, his standup acts mixes his East end geezer appearance with his educated, philosophical delivery and subject matter. 

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Rising star Maisie Adam is a young female comedian, hailing from Yorkshire. Having started on the circuit in 2016, her anecdotal material and self-deprecating charm have quickly won her praise up and down the country. Previewing her first stand-up show “Living on The Edge”, after receiving many positive reviews, she won the nationwide competition, So You Think You’re Funny? at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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And last but by no means least and brand new to the comedy scene, Nigel Ng is a Malaysian comic based in London, tipped as ‘One to Watch’ in 2019 by Chortle. Performing at comedy clubs all over the country and sometimes abroad, along with regular appearances on TV’s Comedy Central. Nigel draws from his Malaysian roots, life in the UK and other Asian topics.

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A night filled with laughter, hot popcorn and a cheeky drink or two, it was a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday night. I think it safe to say that we all enjoyed ourselves immensely and found ourselves in fits of laughter. We’d like to thank all the comedians for reminding us what a good belly laugh feels like, and we can’t wait to see you again on the London circuit.

For further information or to book one of our speakers, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk.

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