Half Moon presents:
Gits and Shiggles 7th Birthday! - Simon Brodkin + More
Simon Brodkin + Brett Goldstein + Olga Koch + Glenn Wool + Barry Ferns (MC)
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
5th June is Gits and Shiggles' 7th Birthday, and we're thrilled to have the fantastic SIMON BRODKIN joining us.
Creator of the comic character LEE NELSON and star of his own BBC sketch shows Lee Nelson's Well Good Show and Lee Nelson's Well Funny People. He has also appeared on Live at the Apollo and The John Bishop Show
He's also known for his audacious pranks, including throwing a wad of cash at Sepp Blatter, handing out Nazi golf balls as Donald Trump spoke at one of his golf clubs, and, most famously, handing Theresa May a P45 at the Conservative Party Conference in 2017
"Unafraid to push boundaries" Chortle
UK based Canadian stand-up GLENN WOOL is one of the most inventive and hilarious stand-ups around.
As seen on Russell Howard's Good News, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, The John Bishop Show and Stewart Lee's The Alternative Comedy Experience.
"A masterpiece of comedy, which has the audience helpless with laughter. I genuinely think this is one of the best hours of comedy I've ever seen" ★★★★★ The Scotsman
"Edgy, imaginative, funny and original" Daily Telegraph
"Eye-wateringly, excruciatingly funny" ★★★★ The List
One of the best stand-ups working today, Brett Goldstein also wrote and starred in the 2015 film Superbob. As an actor he has appeared in Ricky Gervais' Derek, Catherine Tate's Nan, Hoff the Record, Drunk History, Uncle and Drifters.
"Goldstein is highly charismatic, but wears it with appealing humility – and the way he holds the audience is testament to those talents" Chortle
" Highly skilled storytelling, with relevant gags and pertinent points seamlessly woven together" ★★★★ Evening Standard
One of the finest new stand-ups on the circuit, Olga Koch is about to take her debut hour, Fight, to the Edinburgh Festival 2018.
"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
One of Gits and Shiggles favourite MCs (and a Chortle Award nominee to boot), Barry is the founder of the incredible Angel Comedy, fast becoming an institution of the London comedy scene.
"Capture[s] something of the anarchic randomness and all-encompassing spirit of the Fringe" The Scotsman
Named “the world’s most famous blagger” by The Daily Telegraph, the acclaimed character comedian and untameable prankster Simon Brodkin has hit the headlines multiple times for his high profile stunts, usually in the guise of alter egos Lee Nelson or Jason Bent.
Simon is also the writer, star and creator of two series of BBC Three’s ratings smash Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and sketch series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, introducing the nation to a plethora of brilliant, new characters. He also made the 90-min special Jason Bent’s World Cup’s Best Ever Goals, Ever! (BBC Three). Lee has appeared multiple times on BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, both as guest and host.
Brett Goldstein As seen in Ricky Gervais' Derek as well as Drifters, Uncle and Cuckoo, Brett's Edinburgh show Burning Man earned him a string of great reviews and established him as one of the top stand-ups on the circuit. "A fine purveyor of thoughtful, funny, vivid, autobiographical stories" Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard.
Barry Ferns (MC)
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.