Sun 4 Nov
We are delighted to announce that South Norwood’s monthly comedy night Leave ‘Em Laughing is back this November with another fantastic line up of acclaimed comedians! The amazing Chris Betts, Sooz Kempner, Christian Talbot, Tamsyn Kelly and Will Andrews will all be live delivering the latest material for a night of laughs and good times to be had by all!
Doors 7.00 PM // Showtime 7.30PM //
Tickets: Advance £5 // On the door £6// Two for Wine £20
Chris Betts’ mind is a curious place, where the philosophical meets the ridiculous. His shows are a perfect balance of incisive social satire and complete silliness. He has a style that is equal parts confident, thoughtful, ridiculous and mischievous.
Chris has opened for Tom Green and Rob Schneider and made appearances at comedy festivals all over the world including Edinburgh Festival Fringe, SXSW, Rotterdam Comedy Festival and the Zulu Comedy Festival.
“An enticing prospect, a Canadian who deals in off-kilter thoughts sharpened by the occasional prod at taboo topics.” – The Independent
“A confident style… a glint of steelier edge.” – Chortle
“Tremendous.” – Such Small Portions
Daily Telegraph Top 20 Jokes of the Fringe
Mirror Top 25 Jokes of the Fringe
Tamsyn has supported Seann Walsh, Omid Djalili and Jessie Cave, she has also appeared with Russell Kane on Rage Room(Channel 4), as well as Things You Shouldn’t Say on BBC3. Tamsyn directs and performs drag and was a finalist in Man Up 2018. She has recently finished directing her first run of News Revue, and directed Sh*tfaced Showtime’s hit run of The Wizard of Oz at the Leicester Square Theatre and Edinburgh.
Tamsyn made her Edinburgh debut in 2018 at the Underbelly with her show Tamsyn Kelly: You’re Welcome.
Top 12 Recommended Shows of 2018 – Comedy Central
“After last year’s film-themed treat, Sooz Kempner takes us through another influential facet of her upbringing: video games. And so much more: there are Skyped-in characters and oddly compelling parking pictures, exasperating misspellings and at least one epic song. An under-sung talent in top form” – British Comedy Guide (official recommendation 2018)
“wonderful, nostalgic and hilarious” – West End Wilma *****
“completely captivating…one of the most original voices in comedy” – Bunbury Magazine *****
“a warm and gently uplifting performance” – The Skinny
“gusty performance…she has chutzpah by the bucketload” – Fest
“Sooz Kempner is in magnificent voice” – The Scotsman
“Comedy Central-championed Sooz Kempner quickly proves to be the sharpest and most consistently engaging comedic force on the bill” – Ed Fest Magazine
“A voice like an angel – could Sooz be the female answer to Tim Minchin?” – Funny Women,
“An absolutely engaging performer. The women next to me nearly dislocated something, so much was she laughing. Can’t say fairer than that.” – The Scotsman
“Talbot may call himself ‘Shite at Being Irish’ but when it comes to putting together a good show, well, he’s great at that.” – ★★★★ Broadway Baby
“Talbot has a show which has the potential to be a hit at home and abroad.” – ★★★★ Ed Fest Mag
“There is a self confessed air of disappointment surrounding Talbot’s life, but there is nothing but happiness and laughter in his show” –Three Weeks
“Talbot was confident and focused, winning warm chuckles with each meticulously crafted punchline” – Belfast Telegraph
‘All hail the comedians you could never clone” – Times
Yes, he was in Alan Partridge, for like a tiny bit. Yes, he had a spot on Him and Her. Yes, he was in the second series of Broadchurch (the one that didn’t make sense), but no, for the last time, he wasn’t in Horrible Histories (he was in the other one).