Resistance Comedy & Chickenshed: Presents Friday Night Funnies
8 — 10pm - Friday, 22 July 2022
Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side,
Live comedy at Chickenshed presented by Resistance Comedy!
Chickenshed comedy nights continue to deliver laughs as Resistance Comedy bring some of the best and brightest comedy performers to our café performance space.
Pimms for a Pound! In the spirit of Summer, with every ticket purchased for Friday Night Funnies, you can get 1x glass of Pimms for a Pound.
Fully licenced bar and snacks available
Lateef Lovejoy (MC)
Lateef is an extremely gifted entertainer, who made his show business debut as a witty 12 year old on ITV’s famous morning gameshow “Mousetrap”. After that experience on the big screen he has never looked back. Not many performers can boast of having exceptional skills in all the main areas of the performing arts, lateef has these multi-faceted skills in abundance!
Lateef also has tremendous comedic talent and is one of the most unique and distinctive acts on the comedy circuit, and vastly gaining the reputation of becoming a force to to reckoned with, both on the Black, Mainstream, and International comedy circuits. In 2007 lateef played to sold out shows at the Oude Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam and the Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam when he toured Holland and has featured in many of the UK’s top comedy clubs and venues.
Rick Kieswetter’s a Japanese man, bought up in the States by a German and an Italian, and now living in England. So it’s little surprise to find that ethnicity is the root of his humour.
As you might expect, Kiesewetter has some playful fun with this diverse ethnicity; relying on the audience’s ignorance of anything from the Far East they haven’t gleaned from a Karate Kid movie. His act is a subtle, clever subversion of all those stereotypes while not losing focus on the need for jokes.
His gags and delivery are efficient and effective, too, even if they do tend towards the impersonally clinical. It’s not just his accent that makes him sound like a slick US comic.
The scope of his act is also limited, although there’s obviously only so much you can say in seven minutes, and there’s a danger that the joke will wear thin. But he does tell it very well, especially in an uproarious, non-PC song about the comic possibilities that life never dealt him with which he closes his set.
"Punchy observational gags about the little things that annoy everyone." Bruce Dessau
President Obonjo, is an upcoming and increasingly successful stand-up comedian.. As the larger-than-life, uber-confident, self-appointed, side-splitting dictator of 'Lafta Republic', President Obonjo has quietly been leading a comedy revolution to become the first President to take over the comedy industry by storm. He has been creating rumblings by storming New Act competitions including winning Luton Comedian of the Year, Runner-Up at Great Yorkshire Fringe and was a finalist in the Naty New Act of the Year . Macolm Hardee Awarded winner 2019..
“It’s a great comic construct, with lots of seized opportunities for playing with the clichés” – Steve Bennett, Chortle
“There was the potential of that high-status, comedy bomb-proof kind of character that Alexis Dubus has created so successfully with Marcel Lucont.” - Ben Veneables, Londonist
“This hour-long show was a revelation... Not at all what I was expecting.” - John Fleming
“On the face of it, it works as a well-crafted political comedy, exposing how the world has treated Africa and left much of it to suffer corrupt governments led by the likes of Obonjo. But it's the layers of context that really make this a fascinating, bewildering and painfully funny experience.” - ☆☆☆☆☆ Fringe
Sarah Iles is an up and coming stand-up comedian from the glorious and safe streets of London. She travels around England, not just to give her friends and family a rest but, to share her brand of silly humour and stories to all audiences. Ultimately to bring more fun to people's lives. And we all need more fun, eh?!
“Sarah never fails to deliver on stage and equally is an absolute joy to have on a bill.”
Ashish Scientist Suri
Ashish Suri is a Comedian by night, a Data guy by day, and a retired Scientist by education.
Starting 2022 with his first solo show at Soho Theatre, London and getting nominated for the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2022, Ashish was also awarded the judges' pick Panel Prize at the Beat the Frog World Series and named the runner-up for the Brighton New Grin Comedy Award 2021 within the same week.
He lives and breathes stand-up comedy and is at the heart of a number of scratch comedy shows, supporting grass-roots comedy in his dual roles of artist wrangler and resident MC in clubs like The Comedy Cabin in Hoxton.
Ashish’s journey in the U.K. started as a student but quickly lead him to stand-up comedy in search of a cheap substitute for therapy and lack of social life. Nine years down the line he is now a comedian and a full time immigrant, telling the stories of how outside of the Motherland (India) even the simple things in life are different and that despite his tan, he's just as weird as everyone else.
Winner, the 'Honk Show' at the Moth Club (Dec-2019)
Second, King Gong, Comedy Store, London (Jan-2020)
Beaten the 'Blackout' at Up the Creek 6 times
Maddie Campion is a 2Northdown Finalist, a "very inventive and dry writer" **** (Funny Women) and has been seen/heard on BBC Radio 4xtra, BuzzFeed, BBC Three and Comedy Central online
Junior Booker is a young and charismatic comedian from South London. He has been ripping up shows all over the country for the past three years and is a regular performer at Top Secret Comedy, Backyard Comedy as well as hosting his own successful comedy nights around London.
Beth is a Northern newcomer on the comedy scene, but she has a long history of performing and writing comedy for the stage. After a childhood of playing the fool in Pantomimes, Beth studied Acting at Paul McCartneys Drama School LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).
In 2021, Beth wrote and started in comedy play ‘Dino Land’ at the Edinburgh Fringe. It received rave reviews and Chortle (Steve Bennet) described it as a ‘sweetly charming RomCom’ and wrote that Beth has ‘hilarious glimpses of comic potential’
Ticket pricing from £ 12.00