Sun 3 Jun
South Norwood’s monthly comedy night Leave ‘Em Laughing is back this June with another fantastic line up of acclaimed comedians! Katie Pritchard, Tamsyn Kelly, Gareth Cooper, Howard Cohen and Tom Crowley will all be live delivering the latest material for a night of laughs and good times to be had by all!
Show Starts @ 7.30pm
Gareth does comedy. Quite a bit of it. He wrote and performed in the award-winning & critically-acclaimed sketch group, Delete the Banjax, and now spends his time gigging his own special brand of musical comedy with a bit of stand-up and poetry thrown in for good measure. In 2015, he took his debut solo comedy show, Mishmash, up to Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in 2016 he won an award from the International Songwriting Competition (Comedy category) for his track, Dead With You. In August 2017, he took his second solo comedy show, Nerd Rock, to Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of PBH’s Free Fringe. He also performs as part of Small Laces, a new comedy band for kids.
★★★★★ ThreeWeeks – “Hysterically funny….missing this act would be like skipping Christmas” (Editor’s Choice Award)
★★★★★ British Comedy Guide – “I left grinning from ear to ear”
★★★★★ Broadway Baby – “Bloody marvellous”
★★★★ TimeOut – “Incredibly fun, fast-paced sketch comedy with fresh, innovative skits and charming performances from a gifted quartet”
★★★★ Chortle – “Inventive ideas and cleverly written skits”
Tamsyn is looking forward to her Edinburgh debut this year at the Underbelly with her show Tamsyn Kelly: You’re Welcome.
East London born Howard Cohen is a comedy writer and producer. Howard has written for TV programmes on ITV2, BBC3 and Channel 4. As a producer he has worked for major production companies including Warner Brothers, Disney, Objective Productions and Lion Television. He has written and produced highly successful a series of scripted comedy films for Yahoo!, and the number one most viewed series of shorts for Channel 4 online. Working in development he has had comedy projects commissioned for most of the major broadcasters including Channel 4, BBC, ITV, and Sky.
As a short film maker his work has been nominated for awards around the world including The London Short Film Festival, The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival & The Houston Comedy Film Festival. His film “Something For The Wickend” won the people’s choice award at The London Short Film Showcase, and 2015’s “The Milkman” won Best Film at The KinoDot International Film Festival. This work was rewarded with a sketch show series broadcast internationally on the digital channels of the Shorts TV film network.
His first scripted comedy has been optioned by a major production company, whilst his second scripted project is currently in development at another company.
WINNER Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2016
FINALIST Musical Comedy Awards 2017
★★★★ “Sometimes surreal, often unusually perceptive, and always original and entertaining”
(Female Arts Magazine)
“Inventive and hilarious” (Broadway Baby)
“Bags of charm…there is no denying she is a star of the future”
(Notts Comedy Review)
“I find myself genuinely envious of Katie’s manic energy and talent whenever I see her perform. Rather than make her my enemy, my plan is to support her now, so that when she no doubt surpasses me, I can at least ride on her coat tails.” (Bec Hill, Comedian)
“Rather brilliant….who knew portraying a tea cup could be so funny”
“Pritchard delights the crowd…is nothing short of brilliant.” (Pamela Anderson)
“Tonight proved good things come in little packages- the excellent Katie Pritchard was a joy to behold, a bundle of fun packed energy with a beautiful voice to boot- just great to watch!” (Nik Hill)
His work is everywhere. He’s at the Vault Festival. He’s on Story Etc. He’s written for The Amazing World of Gumball, The News Quiz, The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and written and performed in the Prix Europa-nominated Wooden Overcoats, not to mention American series The Royals. He’s also regular host in the West End for ‘The Night’ at Brasserie Zedel.