The Colonel Fawcett is a traditional British pub situated on Randolph Street in Camden. The venue boasts two large outdoor areas, a function room and a lounge bar / dining area, all of which are available for hire on request. The venue can cater for anything from couples to small groups, and anything…
Good Ship Comedy presents Elf Lyons
EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST SHOW NOMINEE 2017
Elf Lyons is an award winning red-hatted comedian, actor and writer. She has written for and starred in her own BBC Three short and appeared on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4.
Known for her distinctive and unique voice - which mixes stand-up, sass, clowning, drag and astute social commentary to create ungainly, surreal comedy spectacles on stage. In 2017 her solo show SWAN at the Edinburgh Fringe was nominated for the Best Show Award and the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. In 2018 it was in the final shortlist for Fringe World's Best Comedy Show and won the Adelaide Fringe ‘Pick of the Fringe’ award.
She is a totally original, utterly beguiling and completely hilarious presence on stage - part deadpan silent movie star, part wild burlesque fantastique!
"A fast talking, smart-thinking standup for whom the adjective "kooky" could have been invented for." The Guardian
"This is comedy as enchantment, a show so beguiling that you don’t just love it, you somehow fall in love with it.” The Scotsman
"Expert clowning that’s by turns charming, silly, touching and catastrophic." The Times
"If you prefer your comedy going to the edge then toppling right off that edge try Lyons." Evening Standard
"A natural clown so charismatic you can't take your eyes off her." i Paper
One of the UK’s rising stars, Alex Hylton blends relatable anecdotes with a smudge of surrealism to bring his own unique charm to any audience.
He has appeared on BBC1, Sky 1, The History Channel and BT Sport, and isa current presenter on XS Manchester.
"An Undoubted Talent." Chortle
"Catch him now, whilst he’s still playing the smaller rooms!" Huffington Post
Louise has a warmth on stage that engages the audience from the off. Her laid back style gives way to a high rate of wonderfully crafted, razor sharp jokes that have built up her reputation as a strong comic presence. Recently she worked with BBC Newcastle as part of their 'Grin Up North' program and she has appeared in multiple new act of the year finals including the Frog and Bucket World Series and Funny Women.
"Louise Young is dynamite! Intelligent and street smart, she wins the entire room over with wonderfully written jokes, a spellbinding stage presence and the timing of a 20-year pro." Punch Drunk Comedy
WINNER: BEST NEWCOMER - BLACK ENTERTAINMENT COMEDY AWARDS
Fast rising young star Babatunde Aléshé is already one of the biggest names on the Black British comedy circuit.
With Nigerian heritage but married to a Jamaican, he’s become known for authentically drawing comedy from experiences which perfectly reflect the richness of modern day life, in all its diversity. Passionate about being the all-out family man, his stand up presents a hilariously fresh perspective on his newfound life. Each powerhouse performance oozes charisma and showcases impeccable stagecraft and comic timing.
Whilst regularly performing for thousands at iconic venues such as the O2 and Hackney Empire, Babatunde has also already authored provocative factual content drawing his own powerful story of growing up poor in inner city London.
Most recently he was selected to appear on Dave Chapelle’s live showcase The Process, solidifying his place as one of stand up’s most exciting breakout talents.
Freshly arrived from LA, Ali is a hugely in-demand writer and performer.
She has appeared on Funny or Die, worked on the Jim Jefferies show and showcased for NBC. She has also opened for Russell Peters as well as Joe Rogan.
AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:
BEN VAN DER VELDE
Standing a statuesque five foot five inches high (not in heels) and weighing in at eleven stone (on a good day) Ben is the current light-middleweight contender for compering champion of North London.
"Sharp and crafty gagsmith, a life-giving compere." Chortle
"Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.” Huffington Post
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