Thursday, 12 September 2019 @ 8:15
Upper Norwood Library Hub
Some of the best comics on the open mic circuit perform for you in the library.
This month’s brilliant lineup:
Laura Thomas (Illicit Chat’s Podcast and Sex Standing Up comedy) bares all in her unlawful performance, happily discussing all things taboo and mildly uncomfortable and that’s just her sex life. In a world full of shame and judgement Laura delivers jokes in a dark, unhinged yet adorable package, which makes her messy, refreshing and lovable. Voted funniest girl in the toilet queue by that drunk girl. “It’s not really a career though, is it?” Laura’s Mum.
Sian Doughty been performing stand up since October 2013, and as “Sally Firth” since the summer of 2014. In 2015 Sian was a semi-finalist in the Golden Jester Competition. In 2016 she won “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” in Leicester, the Comedy Carousel at Birmingham Glee Club in 2016, and in 2016, 2018 and 2019 she beat King Gong at the Comedy Store, Manchester. “Sally is a real hoot, switching from naive and unsure to more rude.. has the delivery spot on.” (Views from the Gods). “Beautifully written jokes.” (Maureen Younger, MY Comedy)
Harjeet Cheema is an observational comic with a relaxed and engaging stage manner. You can find him regularly delivering his surreal take on everyday life to audiences around the home counties and London.
This month’s headliner, Kate Smurthwaite is a left wing, feminist, atheist, polyamorous comedian and activist. Kate has appeared as a panelist on Question Time as well as The Big Questions, This Morning, BBC News, Sky News, Woman’s Hour, The Today Program, The Moral Maze and Newsnight. She has a regular column in New Internationalist magazine and has also written for The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Mirror, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and New Statesman as well as Have I Got News For You and BBC3’s BAFTA-winning The Revolution Will Be Televised.
“Fun, energetic and full of ideas” John Cleese