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Always one of the highlights of Pride we’ve worked hard to bring you a special night of laughter with amazing names making waves in the comedy circuit.
Having moved to Arnolfini last year for a new larger home we still sold out in advance. We expect another busy night as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary with the return of some old friends.
This year we have pulled out all the stops to create a special night with incredible talent with:
Jayde Adams | Mawaan Rizwaan | Stephen Bailey | Suzi Ruffell and Zoe Lyons
Doors 7pm, Show 730pm
The event will take place in the Auditorium of The Arnolfini. Both have step-free access. Accessible toilets are present at the venue. For more information on the acess and to contact rhe arnolfini for more information visit: https://www.arnolfini.org.uk/visit/access
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.
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 Mawaan to Bristol Pride this year.
Comedian, presenter, television personality and writer, whose friendly and open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming acts in comedy at the moment.
> I Talk Telly Awards 2018 - Best Newcomer nominee
> One of Attitude Magazine’s Top 100 Celebrity Bachelors 2017
Host of Celebs on the Ranch & Celebs On The Farm (5Star), he's also the resident Agony Uncle with Zoe Ball on the Weekend (ITV) and a series regular on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.
You've also seen him on Coronation Street, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Roast Battle & Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), The Stand Up Sketch Show, Safeword, CelebAbility and upcoming TV includes co-hosting Takeshi's Castle (Comedy Central) and a 30 minute stand-up special for Comedy Central.
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.
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.