Comic Boom – June
June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm£5 – £10
It’s Komedia’s sell-out monthly night of exciting new comedy without the gamble. One of our fantastic MCs hosts a friendly fast paced quality night featuring a top headline comic and “catch ’em while you can” rising stars of the comedy circuit.
Booming this month
Nominated for best compere at the Chortle Awards in 2014 for his work with the Angel Comedy Club in London, Barry Ferns first started as stand-up in 1995, aged 17.
But then he quit stand-up to make Edinburgh Fringe sketch shows, including The Leisure Virus in 2000, Doreen the following year and This Sketch Show Belongs to Lionel Richie, which began in 2007 and became better known for its marketing ideas than its content – including Ferns legally changing his name to Lionel Richie.
In August 2008, Ferns started stand-up again and in 2012 got to the final of the Leicester Square Comedian Of The Year competition.
He’s a beloved Boomer.
Desiree exploded onto the UK comedy scene in 2015, winning Funny Women Stage Award. Since then, she has appeared on, Live at the Apollo (BBC), The Mash Report, Mock the Week, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2), Live from the BBC (BBC3), Have I Got News For You, Qi(BBC), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), and co-hosted Officially Amazing (CBBC).
She’s been heard on The News Quiz (BBCR4), The Now Show(BBCR4), It’s Not What You Know (BBCR4) and on podcasts such as Welcome to Night Vale, The Guilty Feminist, The Adam Buxton Podcast, The Richard Herring Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, Made of Human, and Dumb White Guy.
She can be seen in Spring 2019 on her Comedy Central special Desiree Burch Live and on the new Netflix series Flinch.
Full line-up to be confirmed shortly