Knock2bag presents Jordan Brookes & Friends
Jordan Brookes + Lucy Pearman + Sunil Patel + Frank Foucalt + Helen Bauer + The Death Hilarious + Zoe Tomalin
Entry Requirements: 18+
Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2019
Absurdist stand-up from a physical comedy don.
'Wildly entertaining stand-up that demolishes the conventions of comedy.' The Guardian
'A breathtaking, hugely original hour' ***** (Fest).
'Funny and surprising... see Brookes fast before word of mouth fills every seat' **** (Scotsman). ***** (Metro).
'Compelling, mercurial, unconventional and smart.' **** (Chortle.co.uk).
Riotously funny character comedian.
'Brilliantly playful… marks Lucy out as something rather special' (LaughOutLondonComedyClub.co.uk).
'Lucy Pearman is so very endearing to watch and an integral feature of pioneering new comedy in a big way' ***** (FunnyWomen.com).
'Genuine comedy talent, subtle, straight and seemingly completely crackers' ***** (TheGoodReview.com).
Downbeat stand-up comic who 'can find laughs in the bleakest of topics' (Time Out)
'Finalist in the 2012 BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award, the 2013 Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition, and the 2011 Leicester Square Comedian Of The Year competition. Winner of the 2012 Piccadilly Comedy Club new act competition' (Chortle).
'Baffling and daring' **** (BroadwayBaby.com).
'A tiny work of comic genius' (Scotsman).
'His real name is Luke Smith' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk).
NOMINATED – LEICESTER MERCURY COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2018
PART OF THE PLEASANCE COMEDY RESERVE 2018
After leaving college with an E in Economics and an allergy to the education system, Helen Bauer moved to London to share a bed with her cousin and work in Accessorize on Oxford Street. She lived in London until she was 23, making sketches, waitressing and drinking. She then moved to Berlin to do the same there, and discovered stand up.
Helen honed her comedy skills, performing in English, to confused Berlin locals. You can now find Helen’s creative writing, charming attitude on stage and special love of pop music all over London. Helen was runner up in the Max Turner Prize 2017, a Semi Finalist in So You Think You’re Funny 2016 and Regional Finalist in Funny Women 2017.
In 2018, Helen is heading to the Edinburgh Festival as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve.
As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Helen is a writer and performer for thehookmag.com, and has featured in BBC Three’s Things Not to Say and on Comedy Central Online.
As featured in Stylist Magazine’s ‘Edinburgh Shows to See’.
“I don’t think I stopped laughing for the entire half hour Helen was on stage. An incredibly likeable comic who takes anecdotal comedy to another level.” Funny Women
The Death Hilarious
These revenants tell an authentic working-class story of love, sex-workers, genocide, and a fox reading a bank statement.
Imagine The Archers, except everybody's on spice.
Chortle Best Newcomer nominee 2018. 'A bold and unique new voice in comedy' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk).
Packed with countless elements rich, strange and deviantly chilling' (Scotsman).
Zoë Tomalin grew up on a small Scottish island and once caught fleas from a dying crow. She’s spent her life trying not to be labelled as a "kooky girl", but is it time to make peace with the niche? Relatable storytelling shot through with cosmic dread.
"A great piece of alternative comedy" - The Skinny
Writer for The Now Show (R4), Newsjack (R4Extra) & Succubus Magazine