South Norwood Comedy Festival: Gareth Cooper & Sara Barron

Thu 28 Jun

Catch Gareth Cooper and Sara Barron live at Stanley Halls this June as part of the South Norwood Community Festival, in association with Leave ’em Laughing.
Gareth Cooper

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

Sara Barron’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair, on Showtime’s This American Life, NPR’s Weekend Edition, NBC’s Today Show, and HBO’s comedy festival. She is a frequent host of The Moth: True Stories Told Live.

Sara Barron [is] dare we say it, as funny as David Sedaris’. When you aren’t squirming, you’re laughing out loud.”
– Los Angeles Times

“Darkly humorous…smart… acerbic… (Barron’s) stories are as hideously embarrassing as they are endearingly charming…”– Bust Magazine

Barron is a delightful combination of Kristin Wiig and Lucille Ball.”
– Independent Weekly (Raleigh/Durham, NC)

Sara Barron is the reigning queen of New York’s live scene.”
– Jon Ronson


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