A lovely and lively neighbourhood boozer in the heart of Islington that dates back to the 17th Century. They host a wild weekly pub quiz on Tuesdays and throw massive parties every Friday and Saturday night. In between all of this they have comedy, live music and are home to Angel's most buzzing andbeautiful…
Laugh Out London In Angel - Pappy's
Laugh Out London returns to The Old Queen's Head in Islington for another excellent bill headlined by the incredible Pappy’s!.
Date: Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Venue: The Old Queens Head, 144 Essex Rd, London, N1 8LN
Nearest station: Angel (7 minute walk)
Time: Doors 7.30pm, Start 8pm
Tickets: £5 advance, £7 on the door
Probably the finest sketch groups Britain has ever produced. Every performance is full of anarchic joy by masters of the craft. Known for creating two of the funniest podcasts in the world, the fantastic Flatshare Slamdown and Bangers & Mash, Pappys have also created the super silly sitcom Badults for BBC3.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominees 2007, 2012
“One of the finest sketch troupes of the last decade” ★★★★★ – Guardian
“The funniest thing I’ve seen this Edinburgh” ★★★★★ – Telegraph
“A beautifully constructed pyramid of lunacy in which physical and verbal gags fly around at a dizzying pace” ★★★★★ – Chortle
Yes Please! Co-host of the superb Elis James & John Robins show on Radio X, John is an excellent stand up with seven Edinburgh hours under his belt. Delightfully self assured yet self deprecating. John has appeared on Mock the Week, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.
“He’s a cocky bugger onstage, is John Robins, but he can’t half back it up” - ★★★★1/2 Chortle
“Humane, interesting and consistently funny” - ★★★★ The Independent
“One of the most naturally gifted comedians I've seen” - Telegraph
Responsible for one of the funniest shows in Edinburgh this year Ewins won critical praise for his technical wizardry and superbly fast hit rate of gags. A former Chortle student comedy awards finalist Mat has gone on to form the cult phenomenon live show that is the Bearpit Podcast Podcast. He received the Best Show award at this year's Barry Awards, as voted for by all fringe performers.
“Nothing this Fringe has made me laugh more...an absolute blast” - ★★★★ The Times
“Daft, yes, but also very deft, Ewins has talent to burn” - ★★★★ Inews
“A very strange man... delivering massive hilarity” - The Guardian
Barry Awards UK 2016 - Best Show
Top 5 Comedy Show at the Edinburgh fringe 2016- The Skinny
Super talented Irish comic Eleanor Tiernan has been seen on the Stewart Lee curated Alternative Comedy Experience and has also been the tour support for Tommy Tiernan, Stewart Lee, Reginald D Hunter & Tig Notaro.
“Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice.”- The Sunday Times
“Tiernan has a uniquely oblique angle on the word... fresh and original” - Chortle
“A distinctive, inspired comic mind” - The Scotsman
MC: GRAINNE MAGUIRE
Long-time favourite of ours and writer for a multitude of shows on Radio 4 and television, including The News Quiz and 8 out of 10 Cats.
“An engaging and natural performer with deep reserves of excitable energy. Can employ understatement with the dry mastery of a Father Ted script.” Chortle
“Highly promising, delightfully quirky – has a big future ahead of her” Time Out
“brilliantly fusing the personal and political, put together by a performer who knows how to tell a story” – ★★★★ The Scotsman
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44, Essex Road, Angel, N1 8LN