Comic Boom – October
October 31 @ 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 in October
Stand up comedian, writer, director, and trained physiotherapist, Barry Ferns has written for the BBC and Channel 4, and has won awards for both stand up and directing short films.
Barry took his first stand-up steps in 1995, aged 17. He went on to win the Comedy Store New Act competition and storm the final of the Leicester Square Comedian Of The Year competition.
In 2007, in a show of dedication to his Edinburgh Fringe Show (This Belongs To Lionel Richie), he legally changed his name … to Lionel Richie.
Beloved Boomer Barry has been nominated as one of the four best MC’s in the entire country.
“So funny someone should call a paramedic” The Guardian.
George Lewis is a stand up comedian from Stockport. In the last couple of years, he has appeared on the BBC New Talent Hotlist, hosted Top Gear Extra Gear (BBC 2, 3 & Worldwide) and was the winner of Celebrity Mastermind (Specialist subject: Oasis).
He is currently filming sections of his stand up for the Stand Up Sketch Show for ITV2.
Early in his career, he had successes in several new act competitions, following in the footsteps of Sarah Millican and Jack Whitehall to win the Amused Moose National New Comic Award, as well as Nando’s New Comedian of the Year, The Brighton Squawker Award, the Comedy Cafe New Act Award and the Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the Year. In 2016 he was runner up in the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, was selected to perform as part of the Pleasance Reserve and was a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist. He then went on to do tour support for Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen and Russell Kane.
George is now touring his own show ‘A man, a plan, a girl with fake tan’, after a successful month long run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
As a presenter, George was named as the new host of Top Gear Extra Gear in 2017. And for Comic Relief, he has interviewed stars such as Warwick Davis, Gordon Ramsay, Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent.
George has also written for TV and radio, most notably for Comic Relief and BBC Comedy.