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Tue 4th May 2021 at 7:45pm ends 10:10pm

Stand-Up Comedy


Late Stage Comedy presents:

Late Stage Comedy, New Material Night!

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Hello and welcome to Late Stage Comedy, a new material comedy night giving performers the chance to test out new material and/or try something new in these strange and trying times. Doors 7:45, host on stage at 8. 

"Like an actual comedy club, but on Zoom," The Edi Johnston Bit. 

The event will be hosted in a (closed) Zoom event - we ask that audience members keep their cameras on and microphones unmuted so the performers receive live laughter, applause and encouragement.

Our fantastic line-up on 4th May is as follows: 

HEADLINE ACT: ISHI KHAN

Funny Women’s best show award nominee, Ishi Khan has been making people laugh since her birth; when she came out crying, everyone was laughing. Her comedy CV began when she founded 2 Funny Comedy events in 2008. 

Currently developing her 4th Solo show, “Love is dot dot dot” she’s also touring her 3rd solo show, “I’mMigrant!” Ishi responds to current affairs through themes of unity, freedom & equality. She aims to shift perspectives, challenge prejudice and sprinkle light-heartedness. Ishi is a sentient being born to tickle, play and sing to the moon. Skipping along on the comedic yellow brick road, dancing through rain, snow, sun and wind. Rainbow lover, unicorn rider. One day she hopes to do a cartwheel and ride a bike; not at the same time. She speaks English, Punjabi and fluent Cat. 

**** “Very Funny! Very Silly indeed!” ~Female Arts, Funny Women’s Best Show Award Nominee 2013/2018, Leicester Asian Awards best comedian nominee 2018 and 2019, “Engaging Raconteur” ~Three Weeks, “Side-splitting! rib-tickling!” ~Loughborough Echo, Selected as 1 of 100 artists to showcase at Zealous X showcase in Southbank’s Oxo Tower, London. “Most dedicated can” award - University’s Rag society. 

As seen/ heard on: BBC One, BBC Politics Show - Feb 2020, BBC Radio 4 Frontrow Feb 2020, ITV, BBC Asian Network with Tommy Sandhu, Leicester Mercury, Times of Zambia 

Press Pics: www.2funnyishi.co.uk/press-pics.php 

She loves to connect, so go ahead and make her day by connecting with her on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook - @ishi2funny 

BRUCE LIPSKY

After a 35 year career in the fitness and wellness field, Bruce is well positioned to know that laughter really is the best medicine. Bruce’s stand up has been seen at Dangerfield’s, The Broadway Comedy Club and The Comic Strip Live in NYC as well as Governor’s, The Brokerage and My Father’s Place on Long Island. 

Find him on Facebook - Facebook.com/bruce.lipsky1 

TRISHA DUNN

A stand up comedian ventriloquist performing in both the US and the UK. 

Like her Facebook page - Facebook.com/TrishDunnComicVentriloquistFanPage 

ANDY LLOYD

He says “I've never heard of you either, but we can still have a laugh" 

Find him on Facebook - Facebook.com/AndyLloydComedy 

“LIANNA DAWES”

Character and musical comedy from Clare Jarvis, with a lot of chat and banter followed by an original song or two! 

Follow her on Instagram - @clarejarvissings 

HANNAH BYCZKOWSKI

Observational humour, adult themes and story telling. 

Follow her on social media - @hannahruthbycz 

ALYN ASHBY

Characterised as “Mr Grumpy”, Alyn is a storyteller who says he “always gets the sh*t end of the stick”. 

KEITH BROKENSHIRE

Keith has performed all over the world maintaining Covid-19 restrictions by performing at home on zoom without the aid of any trousers; flying by his pants. He has performed live on stage in London and Plymouth with his pants on. 

AND YOUR HOSTS: 

KITTY MESSALINA

Kitty Messalina is a triple threat - a queer woman of colour. Her unique perspectives on prejudice, promiscuity and polyamory quickly earned her a nomination as a Finalist for the NCF New Act of the Year Award 2019. With anecdotes about political foreplay, accidental threesomes and lesbian sheep, delivered with "an honesty and vivacity" (Notts Comedy Review), she’s excited to kick off this platform for new acts and new material. 

Find her on Facebook: Facebook.com/kitty.messalina/ 

JOHN MORRIS

John Morris is absolutely no threat - a straight white man. John’s an improviser and a comedian from Nottingham. He also hosts the task-based panel show ‘Larklord’ for MissImp: Improv Comedy Nottingham. He’s also relatively excited about Late Stage Comedy, though he wrote this after designing all the posters, so who knows? 

Follow John on Twitter @johnjamesmorris 

Our club ethos can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/latestagecomedyethos

Our club ethos can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/latestagecomedyethos

We’re really looking forward to this inclusive, supportive event and encourage audience members to cheer on the acts as they test their new material.

Late Stage Comedy runs every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month every month, with a bonus event on the 5th Tuesday of the month whenever there is one.

Like us on Facebook: /LateStageComedyClub and Follow us on Twitter: @LateStageComedy

Line Up:
Ishi Khan
John James Morris
Kitty Messalina
Trish Dunn
Keith Brokenshire
Bruce Lipsky
Alyn Ashby
Hannah Byczkowski
Lianna Dawes
Andy Lloyd

Age Restrictions:
18 plus

Venue opens at:
7:45pm

Venue closes at:
10:00pm

Other Information:

Details will be sent via Zoom link. Doors are at 7:45, host comes on stage at 8pm. Please keep mics and camera on to help create a good atmosphere (unless there's a good reason not to). 


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