The Comedy Grotto with James Acaster

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Tuesday 24 May 2016
20:00 - 22:15
Comedy, Student Night, Date Night, Fun Time Partying
Kings Cross
Over 18

The Comedy Grotto is a free entry, donate-what-you-like-after (in aid of the UNHCR's Syria Appeal) comedy night at The Star of Kings in King's Cross. It's got incredibly tasty, award-winning comedy for free and it's been showered in praise by the press:

"2nd Best Free Comedy Club in London" (Time Out)

"Always richly-programmed bashes" (Independent)

"An all-star cutting-edge line-up" (The Sunday Times)

This time they've got:


JAMES ACASTER - Four-time Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show Nominee, as seen on Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week & Never Mind The Buzzcocks

"A superb set-builder, with inspired callbacks and a clever climax" ★★★★ Independent

"Stand-up of the highest, most playful order" ★★★★ Guardian

CARIAD LLOYD - Edinburgh Comedy Best Newcomer Award Nominee 2011, as seen on Peep Show

'The performance is priceless' - ★★★★ Guardian,

'Character comedy at its best' - ★★★★★ EdFest Magazine

GOOSE - Critically-acclaimed sketch show

'You just have to submit to this force of nature, until it deposits you, dizzy but exhilarated' ★★★★ Chortle

TOBY - 'Frighteningly accomplished' (Skinny) sketch duo

‘The pacing of these oddball, original sketches is expert’★★★★ - Independent

MARK SMITH - 'One To Watch' - Guardian

'Volumes of charm and a penchant for the unexpected' - Fest

ALEXANDER BENNETT - "Warm, insane and very funny" - Guardian

ALEX KEALY - So You Think You're Funny Finalist

'Hugely funny...they're hanging on his every word' - Broadway Baby

PRINCES OF MAIN (MCs) - Exciting new sketch trio

'Smart and artfully ramshackle' ★★★★ List


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The Star of Kings
126 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 0AX

North London

Nearest station:
King's Cross St. Pancras (Tube)


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