The Greenwich Comedy Festival is just around the corner, running from the 24th to the 28th of September at The National Maritime Museum. Over the course of the 5 days you will get the chance to see stand up shows from some of the funniest people on the planet. This is a list of our top picks that will be guaranteed to make your sides split.
American comedian Rich Hall will be performing at The Big Top on Saturday, bringing with him his genius deadpan entertainment that has been seen on many British panel shows like 8 Out Of 10 Cants and Have I Got News For You. His satirical stories contain rapid fire wit and have won him many awards, skills that will be being brought to Greenwich on the 27th of September
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Comedy duo Cardinal Burns are also playing on the Saturday, this time at The Little Top. Their BAFTA nominated and British Comedy Award winning humour has been seen on Channel 4 for two series, and has now been taken to sell out shows in London, Melbourne and Edinburgh. Unpredictable, anarchic servings of character comedy will be presented through a whirlwind of never before seen characters.
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Phill Jupitus Improv Quartet
Phil Jupitus is taking to The Little Top on Thursday the 25th of September with his improv quartet, consisting of Andy Smart, Steve Steen, Steve Frost and of course himself. As four of the finest specimens in improvised comedy, they will conjure up new jokes through audience suggestions and have you spellbound with their thick and fast humour.
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The undisputable king of one-liners is making a special appearance at The Big Top on Friday the 26th September. Previously appearing on many TV shows donning his array of brightly coloured shirts, he is most commonly seen on Mock The Week and his lightning fast wordplay is celebrated nationwide.
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On Sunday the 28th September, Nina Conti will be bringing something slightly different to The Greenwich Comedy Festival in the form of ventriloquist humour. Featuring characters such as ‘Monk’, the sinister deadpan monkey and the Scottish grandmother ‘Granny’, Nina has won many awards for her act that will fill The Big Top with laughter on the final day of the festival.
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Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Greenwich Comedy Festival, Tricycle Theatre