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Bristol Pride Comedy Night | Tues 9 July

28/04/2018

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Bristol Pride Comedy Night | Arnolfini | 7pm
£13 / £11
 plus booking fee

Always one of the highlights of the Bristol Pride Festival we’ve worked hard to bring you a special night of laughter with amazing names making waves in the comedy circuit. A sell out night every year, we moved to a bigger venue last year and still sold out in advance so please be sure to book in advance!

performers:

JAYDE ADAMS – HOST
Comedian, writer, dancer, actress, piano player, opera singer, beat boxer, rapper, photographer, good with computers, can draw, can cook, good at hair and make up, renaissance woman and fish monger

As well as about 600 9th place trophies for freestyle disco dancing, Jayde has a disgusting amount of awards and accolades for comedy. WINNER: London Cabaret Audience Award 2013, 2014 Funny Women Award and The 2017 (Scottish) Sun’s Best Female Comedian and Best Show of Edinburgh Fringe plus NOMINEE: Edinburgh Comedy Award “Best Newcomer” 2016 and 2017 Chortle Best Newcomer.

One of Bristol’s own we are proud and so so lucky to have the incredible Jayde back to host and perform with us.

MAWAAN RIZWAN
Actor, writer and comedian. He starred in six part ITV series Next of Kin as well as BAFTA-winning Murdered By My Father. He’s written for the New York Times and his comedy videos on YouTube have amassed over 18 million views.

Mawaan has also supported Simon Amstell on tour with his unique hybrid of confessional stand-up and skilful physicality and we’re excited to welcome Maween to Bristol Pride this year.

SUZI RUFFELL
Regarded as one of best up and coming acts, Suzi was nominated for the Best Breakthrough Act at The Chortle Awards in 2017.

It has been a busy few years for Suzi with three sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival resulting in her recording her show Keeping It Classy for Live From The BBC. Her shows receive critical acclaim and have nabbed her the working-class comedy crown of her generation. Suzi has most recently appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Roast Battle, Ultimate Worrier, Hypothetical, Stand Up Central and Suzi Ruffell Live From The Comedy Store.

Last year also saw Suzi tour Australia as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. She is back on the road at the moment filming Comedy Central’s new show Comedy Bus and is also in development with her own sitcom and a fact ents show.

TOM ALLEN
Tom’s unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him become a household name.

It’s been a few year’s since Tom performed with us and he’s been very busy! Becoming the co-host of Bake Off The Professionals as well as appearances on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, The Royal Variety Performance, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Roast Battle. He has also been heard on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Just a Minute.

Last year also saw his tour sell out and be extended multiple times including a twenty-night run at London’s Soho Theatre and an unforgettable sell-out show at his spiritual home at The London Palladium. He’s also taking part in the new show Comedy Bus and working on his own sitcom and a BBC Radio 4 series.

ZOE LYONS
This award winning comedian has been “selling her comedy wares” on the circuit since 2004 and has become a familiar face on TV with credits including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Dave’s One Night Stand and Don’t Sit In The Front Row (Sky Atlantic). She also regularly appears on Mock The Week (BBC2) and runs comedy night Bent Double at Brighton’s Komedia.

In 2008 she won the Dave, Funniest Joke of The Fringe Award and In 2009, much to her astonishment, she was ranked 81st in the Independent on Sunday’s “Pink List” of Britain’s 100 most influential gay and lesbian people. As well as headlining comedy clubs across the UK and she is a regular visitor to the Edinburgh festival. Zoe has also worked extensively abroad including Australia, New Zealand the Far East and across Europe.

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