Knock2bag at Rich Mix
Aisling Bea + Felicity Ward + Olga Koch + David Trent + Lazy Susan + Ross Smith + Radu Isaac + Jayde Adams
Entry Requirements: 18+
Aisling was the first female winner of the 2012 So You Think You’re Funny? competition in its 25-year history. Irish Micks and Legends, her four-part BBC Radio 4 series, written with Yasmine Akram, was nominated for a Chortle Award.
She was named best female TV comic at the British Comedy Awards 2014.
As an actor, Aisling was in Dead Boss with Sharon Horgan (BBC3), ITV’s The Town and Cardinal Burns (E4) as well as the new sketch show from the Horrible Histories team, Fit (BBC/CBBC).
As a comedian, she's appeared on Don’t Sit In The Front Row (Sky Atlantic) and Monumental (BBC Northern Ireland), The Guessing Game (BBC Radio Scotland), The Blame Game (BBC Radio Ulster) and many popular panel TV shows.
Australian comic & actor, Felicity Ward has taken the British Comedy scene by storm. Having headlined ‘Live From the BBC’ for BBC Two and appearing on ‘Mock The Week’ (BBC Two), ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ (BBC3), ‘Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled’ (Dave), BBC3’s ‘Red Button Comedy’, ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1) as well as regularly contributing to ‘Make You Laugh Out Loud’ (Ch 5) and ‘Sam Delaney’s News Thing’ (Russia Today).
★★★★★ The Mirror ★★★★★ The List ★★★★★ Funny Women ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ The Herald ★★★★ The Sunday Times ★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ Time Out ★★★★ The Skinny
Olga Koch does stand-up comedy onstage and creates cathartic performance art in the privacy of her own home. She has trained at the UCB Theatre in New York, as well as the Soho Theatre and the Free Association in London.
"I would expect to see her make inroads into the comedy scene fairly quickly" Chortle
"A naturally comic mind" Bruce Dessau
"Hugely charismatic" Broadway Baby
Described by The Guardian as “Like TV Burp if Harry Hill was on PCP”, David Trent has been blowing minds since 2012 with intelligently depicted yet hilariously explosive observations of modern day pop culture.
'His use of video, animation and repetition is brilliant and unique…genuine originality.’ Chortle
‘A creator of bold, category-defying comedy.’ The Stage
‘A first rate comic mind’ The Guardian
‘His performances are intense, fearless and original.’ LondonIsFunny
‘One of the most talked-about people in comedy right now.’ The Guardian
‘A comic with a natural flair for the absurd.’ The Observer
‘One of the must see comics on the circuit’ Latest
“These are smart, self-aware sketches executed with enormous style... totally refreshing.”
★★★★★ BROADWAY BABY
“The Susans have significantly raised their game” ★★★★ THE SUNDAY TIMES
“Brilliant sketch comedy from start to last… This is everything sketch shows should be - odd, inventive, silly and lots of fun” ★★★★★ THE MIRROR
“The simple joy of clowning oozes off the stage and the punchlines are hammered home effortlessly… high class inventiveness” ★★★★ FEST
“A comic gem… Finely tuned writing. Full of heart and humour” ★★★★ THREE WEEKS
“Brilliant… a stand-out act amongst such high-class comedy at this years fringe” ★★★★ BROADWAY BABY
“In sketch comedy terms, Parker and Dring may well be the silly voices of their generation.”
★★★★ THE LIST
“A breath of comic fresh air.”
“Comedy that shuns conventions and is forging it’s own unique comedic identity.”
★★★★ EDINBURGH FESTIVALS MAGAZINE
Joel Dommett described him as 'one of my favourite new acts'. And Nish Kumar called his comedy 'hilarious and original'. (Lovely quotes from some up-and-coming lads). "VERY FUNNY AND ORIGINAL. UNLIKE THIS QUOTE." — NISH KUMAR
COMEDY CENTRAL’S EXTRA – “STAND UP EXPRESS” 2014
BBC WORLD SERVICE – “WHAT MAKES THE WORLD LAUGH” 2016
BBC RADIO 4 – “FRESH FROM THE FRINGE” 2017
BBC WORLD SERVICE – “THE ARTS HOUR” 2017
Jayde Adams is a British comedian from Bristol, winner of the 2014 Funny Women award and 2016 nominee for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.