Best Pub 2014/15 - DesignMyNight Awards Paradise is a dazzling gastropub, bar and live music venue close to Queen’s Park and Kensal Green stations. With great food and drink, a bustling ambience and exciting events taking place most days of the week, you could call Paradise a pillar of West London…
Comedy Paradise Presents Carl Donnelly
Tonight's instalment of nice n' spiky comedy features carl donnelly, evelyn mok, FRANCIS BOULLE, MARK DOLAN, and taylor glenn.
Carl started performing stand-up in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians. His conversational, silly sense of humour has seen him win a host of awards (Chortle Best Club Comedian 2017; Chortle Best Newcomer 2007; Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007; among others) and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland.
In 2009, Carl performed his debut solo show Relax Everyone, it’s Carl Donnelly! at the Edinburgh Fringe for which he was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Also nominated for the Fosters Comedy Award in 2013, Carl has since returned to Edinburgh with seven further solo shows, his latest being the very well-reviewedStrictly Carl Donnelly! in 2018. He has also performed at the biggest comedy festivals in the world (Montreal Just for Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Kilkenny Cat Laughs etc). Carl has appeared on various TV shows including Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Stand Up for the Week, Russell Howard’s Good News and Stand Up Central, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Follow The Football, Football Tonight and Comedy Store. He is also a regular on radio appearing as a guest on such shows as BBC 5live’s The Back End of Next Week, Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Act Your Age as well as being a regular guest on talkSPORT.
Evelyn Mok has been named as Time Out Comedy's One To Watch and on the BBC New Talent Hotlist. Nominated for ‘Female Comedian of the Year‘ and ‘Show of the Year‘ at the 2017 Swedish Stand-Up Gala, Evelyn is the best thing to come out of Sweden since… IKEA? A stand-up comedian and actor born in Sweden to a father from Hong Kong and a Chinese mother born and raised in India, Mok challenges pre-disposed stereotypes with an unapologetic style and sharp witted hilarity. On television you can catch up with Evelyn on the likes of Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central for Comedy Central alongside the best UK comics and she was recently a guest on Nick Helm’s Eat Your Heart Out for Channel Dave. A talented actor, Evelyn has starred opposite Rhys Darby in the C4 Comedy Blap ‘Furious Andrew‘, Andi Osho’s Twin Thing comedy short for Sky Arts, and BBC3 Comedy’s Big Field, where she played various characters in the luxurious setting of a cold, wet British field to very funny consequences! She has also guest starred in Sam Simmons’ Comedy Blap, Wallstud: Spincycle for Channel 4, Tim Renkow‘s Comedy Feed, A Brief History of Tim for BBC3. NOW Fresh off her Soho Theatre run, her “powerful debut” (Chortle) ‘Hymen Manoeuvre’ was “a refreshing hour of finely crafted stand-up” (★★★★ The Skinny) garnering her favourable mentions by Sarah Millican, and winning her ‘Best Comedy Newcomer’ at The Pleasance’s Indies Awards. “Really funny, really rude, but also refreshingly honest and smart” Graham Norton
Comedy Paradise is hosted by resident MC (and local resident) the award-winning US comedian Taylor Glenn. Former psychotherapist Taylor is a writer, stand up and co-host of the hit podcast, Drunk Women Solving Crime.
“Clever stuff. She’s like the Joan Rivers de nos jours” - Bath Chronicle
NOTE: DOORS AT 19:30 AND SHOW STARTS AT 20:00 PROMPT, SO PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY TO GET YOUR DRINKS AND TAKE YOUR SEATS - OR BETTER YET, ARRIVE EVEN EARLIER AND TRY THE PARADISE FOOD MENU!
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TEAM NICE N' SPIKY BRING QUEEN'S PARK & KENSAL RISE THE ABSOLUTE BEST COMEDIANS ON THE 2ND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH IN THE SHAPE OF COMEDY PARADISE. THEY'VE BEEN PROMOTING AND PRODUCING BESPOKE COMEDY SHOWS FOR OVER 15 YEARS – RANGING FROM NEW ACT NIGHTS IN SMALL ROOMS BELOW LONDON PUBS WHERE RHOD GILBERT, ROB BECKETT, ELLIE TAYLOR, JACK WHITEHALL, JAMES ACASTER, SARA PASCOE, TO NAME BUT A FEW, ALL STARTED OUT THEIR CAREERS, TO LARGER SCALE UNIVERSITY GIGS FEATURING ACTS SUCH AS RUSSELL KANE AND ABANDOMAN. NICE N’ SPIKY NOW WORK AT A WIDE RANGE OF VENUES, INCLUDING PARADISE, HAND-PICKING ALL THE COMEDIANS AND PERSONALLY PRODUCING THE SHOWS.
ACTS ARE CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS, IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT A PERFORMER NEEDS TO CANCEL, MANAGEMENT RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BOOK A REPLACEMENT ACT AT SHORT NOTICE.
Early Bird Ticket Comedy Paradise
|19:30 - 23:00||£6.50|
Standard Ticket Comedy Paradise
|19:30 - 23:00||£7.50|
19 Kilburn Lane, Kilburn Lane, W10 4AE
Kensal Green (Tube)
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