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Richard Todd

Comedian: Richard Todd - Angel Comedy

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We’ve always been massive fans of the luxuriously written words that stream out of Richard’s mouth. He turns everyday tales of being slightly out of place in the world into magical journeys through a slightly skewwhiff mind. We always get people coming up to us afterwards saying they loved the ‘character act’ and we have to reassure them that this is pretty much Richard through and through.

I remember long ago in the before times (when the Bill Murray was but a dream), being at an open mic gig with Richard. It was a tough crowd, and they’d been particularly unimpressed with a surreal act in the first half. As it got closer to the time Richard had to go on, he started pacing back and forwards behind the stage, slowly working himself into a lather, a long, lean animal caged behind the curtains and determined to be free. When he burst onto the stage he took the crowd and shook them, and they just exploded – he unlocked their laughter mechanism and squeezed great bellows from them. Ever since that day I’ve never seen him not kill, and I’ve watched him in Edinburgh when he had an audience of three, including me.

Richard may be different to most acts on the circuit, but there’s something there for everyone, and he’s not obtuse or difficult, despite his penchant for sometimes rococo language. If you’ve never seen him, then you’re in for a real treat, and it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world starts taking notice – he’s simply undeniable.

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Previous Shows Include:

Angel Comedy

7:00pm on Friday 28th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Friday 28th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

5:00pm on Saturday 12th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

7:00pm on Saturday 12th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Saturday 12th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

11:00pm on Saturday 12th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

5:00pm on Saturday 12th March 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

7:00pm on Saturday 12th March 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Saturday 12th March 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

11:00pm on Saturday 12th March 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Tim Key

Comedian: Tim Key - Angel Comedy

Upcoming Shows


Tim Key is pretty much exactly as you expect him. A genuinely lovely man who’s also hilarious, whether holding court over a few beers or spending genuinely hours doing John Bercow impressions with similar legend John Kearns.

We’re really lucky he’s taken a liking to our little club, and he’s even ended up taking some of our staff on tour with him both for the craic and their teching skills. Every show he does with us is different, so come a long to a few and enjoy the chaos!

I could spend ages talking about all his appearances, from being one of the funniest on the first season of Taskmaster, to being in Tree with Daniel Kitson, or starring as Sidekick Simon in many of the new Alan Partridge shows and films. I could wax lyrical about the absurd No More Jockeys. I’d rather talk about a little game called Drink Smash, though.

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The Angel Comedy Podcast with Lynn Ruth Miller

Podcast: The Angel Comedy Podcast with Lynn Ruth Miller - Angel Comedy

In this episode of the Angel Comedy Podcast, you’ll hear a conversation between Barry Ferns and the late American stand-up comedian Lynn Ruth Miller!

In an interview recorded shortly before Lynn’s passing, you’ll hear Lynn’s anecdotes about touring the world as the oldest stand-up comedian! Lynn’s stand-up career started well into her 70s, but that didn’t stop her from making her mark on the world, as you’ll hear in this episode.

Please have a look at some of Lynn’s iconic archived work!

http://www.lynnruthmiller.net/

https://www.facebook.com/LynnRuthMiller/

If you enjoyed this podcast, then why not check out some of the other episodes? There’s plenty to choose from! We’d love for you to leave us a (nice) review on iTunes, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @angelcomedy! Thanks so much for listening, see you soon!

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The Angel Comedy Podcast with Seann Walsh

Podcast: The Angel Comedy Podcast with Seann Walsh - Angel Comedy

In this episode of the Angel Comedy Podcast, you’ll hear a conversation between Barry Ferns and award-winning British comedian and TV personality Seann Walsh!

Seann talks all about his idea of stage presence and identity, dealing with a media storm and his time on Strictly Come Dancing…!We hope you love the episode!

If you enjoyed this podcast, then why not check out some of the other episodes? There’s plenty to choose from! We’d love for you to leave us a (nice) review on iTunes, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @angelcomedy! Thanks so much for listening, see you soon!

Some links to Seann’s stuff:

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/whats-upset-you-now/id1512239264

https://www.instagram.com/seannwalsh/?hl=en

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Ali Woods

Comedian: Ali Woods - Angel Comedy

Ali Woods has been playing us for ages, and from the first time we saw him we realised he was something special. He has a really lovely mix of blokeiness and sensitivity, that gives him a great perspective on the absurdity of modern ‘lad’ culture without having to go full soft lad. Side splitting comedy but with a heart – he’s always been keen on pushing good mental health and getting guys to open up about their problems and failures.

He does a great podcast with another Angel favourite, Tom Elwes. It’s called All I Do Is Fail. He’s also been making short videos under @aliwoodsgigs that have got millions of views and likes, but it’s on that TikTok so I presume it’s just him dancing and miming to popular songs from the hit parade. That’s how it works, right?

Aside from this, his stand up has been getting increasing recognition, winning the following accolades:

  • Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2020
  • BBC New Comedian of the Year 2018 Nominee
  • Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2017 Runner Up
  • Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year 2017 Finalist

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Previous Shows Include:

Angel Comedy

7:00pm on Saturday 15th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Saturday 15th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

11:00pm on Saturday 15th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

7:00pm on Saturday 26th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Saturday 26th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

11:00pm on Saturday 26th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Friday 18th March 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

7:00pm on Friday 22nd April 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Friday 22nd April 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angela Barnes

Comedian: Angela Barnes - Angel Comedy

Angela Barnes’ exceptional joke writing and unabashed nerdiness is so warm and lovely that the occasional hard hitting punchline seems to sneak up on you. She did a lot of MC work early on in her stand up career & it shows in how incredibly at home and friendly she seems on stage (while saying, sometimes, the most wonderfully outrageous things)

She’s done shows about nuclear bunkers and shows in nuclear bunkers (at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, she performed a gig in the decommissioned nuclear bunker at Anstruther – minibus from Edinburgh, 15 punters and 3 acts and Angela MC’ing and one of our co-founders producing and cheerleading). She also set up the Home Safe collective in 2018 which helped comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe who’re members of vulnerable groups get home safely from gigs = A very good egg

We like her and think you will too!

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Lou Sanders

Comedian: Lou Sanders - Angel Comedy

Lou’s obviously amazing, and we’re massive fans of her. Luckily she’s also a fan of us, as she was so disappointed not to be on our inaugural wall of faces, that footage surfaced of her sneaking in her own photo of her killing it at Angel. It’s a fantastic picture that we still display with pride to this day.

Lou has one of the most original voices on the circuit. She’s like a slightly indiscrete but utterly hilarious friend.

Luckily TV bookers have taken notice and you can find her all over the airwaves, whether that’s winning Taskmaster or smashing it on Live at The Apollo. Honestly, if I were to list all her appearances I could be here all day – have you guys not heard of imdb?

Even more luckily for you, Lou is running a few Work in Progresses with us as well as her monthly show Friends & Lovers with some of her extremely funny friends (& lovers). Make sure you don’t miss out!

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Catherine Bohart

Comedian: Catherine Bohart - Angel Comedy

Upcoming Shows

Gigless LIVE!

8:00pm on Sunday 22nd May 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Catherine’s always been a firm favourite at the club, whether that’s with her solo shows or on her monthly show Gigless that she does with Helen Bauer, Andrew White, and some of their comedy friends. It’s always fun to see the interplay between Helen’s chaos and Catherine’s more controlled stage presence. They work so well together they’ve started a new podcast, Trusty Hogs, which has already climbed into the top 100 comedy podcasts.

Catherine has been gigging with us for ages, so it’s great to see her appear on shows like the Mash Report, or a myriad of other shows on comedy central or the BBC.

Catch her shows, she’s hilarious. We’re big fans, and so should you be.

Previous Shows Include:

Gigless LIVE!

8:30pm on Sunday 8th August 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:30pm on Sunday 19th September 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:00pm on Sunday 14th November 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:00pm on Sunday 30th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:00pm on Sunday 27th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:00pm on Sunday 27th March 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:00pm on Sunday 24th April 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Rob Auton

Comedian: Rob Auton - Angel Comedy

Rob has been playing us since the club began, regaling us with his poetry and unique comic vision.

I used to love seeking his shows out in Edinburgh each year, always in the same tiny room deep within the bowels of the earth, that seemed to require a different route each time. Every show was like an hour long hug, with gentle, beautiful jokes and some real barnstormers.

Then one year I went to find his show and it was in a much (much!) bigger room, and I queued to squeeze my way into the sold out show. I’ve since seen him opening at the South Bank centre for Tim Key. The word is out – no-one else is doing quite what Rob does. I love taking a walk in Rob’s world. It’s a better world than ours, and it seems like a lot of people feel the same!

Of course, some of that came from him winning Dave’s Joke of the Fringe back in 2013, which he talks about there with his typical bemusement. The bigger profile also got him some reviews from Daniel Kitson, Scroobius Pip, Paddy Considine & Vanessa Feltz – life goals achieved!

Previous Shows Include:

Angel Comedy

8:00pm on Thursday 18th November 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

7:00pm on Friday 19th November 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Friday 19th November 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

7:00pm on Saturday 15th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Saturday 15th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

11:00pm on Saturday 15th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

5:00pm on Saturday 5th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

7:00pm on Saturday 5th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Saturday 5th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

11:00pm on Saturday 5th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Stewart Lee

Comedian: Stewart Lee - Angel Comedy

Obviously it’s a real privilege to have the 41st best stand-up ever! perform at our venue, and whilst he has described his own performance as, “positively Neanderthal, suggesting a jungle-dwelling pygmy, struggling to coax notes out of a clarinet that has fallen from a passing aircraft,” we think he’s one of the best out there. Not that he’s for everyone, of course.

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Helen Bauer

Comedian: Helen Bauer - Angel Comedy

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Gigless LIVE!

8:00pm on Sunday 22nd May 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Helen’s long been a firm club favourite since she burst onto the London scene having learnt her comedy craft in Berlin, as one does. If you’ve not seen her on one of our mixed bill shows, you won’t believe how someone can totally transform a room in just 10 minutes.

It was very clear from the start that she was a major talent, and she in 2018 she was already a finalist for the BBC’s New Comedy Award. She followed that up with 2019’s Little Miss Baby Angel Face (I’m sure that was a nod to us), and I can honestly say that it was one of my favourite shows in Edinburgh that year, and was one that I heard different people talking about for months afterwards.

Over the pandemic Helen teamed up with Catherine Bohart for their award winning online comedy night Gigless, which now has a monthly live residency with us. At the last one Helen decided to scrap the usual walk on announcement and instead just start serenading everyone with Whitney Houston bangers. It slapped.

In general you can tell how great a comedian is by how often all the bar staff abandon their posts to rush in and watch them. God forbid you try and get a pint when Helen’s on stage.

If you haven’t seen her yet then you are missing out on bragging rights when she inevitably becomes as famous as she will be. And more importantly, you’re missing out on one of the funniest and most unique voices on the circuit today.

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Previous Shows Include:

Angel Comedy

8:00pm on Friday 21st May 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:30pm on Sunday 8th August 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:30pm on Sunday 19th September 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:00pm on Sunday 14th November 2021 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

7:00pm on Friday 7th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Friday 7th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

7:00pm on Friday 14th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Friday 14th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:00pm on Sunday 30th January 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:00pm on Sunday 27th February 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:00pm on Sunday 27th March 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

7:00pm on Saturday 23rd April 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

9:00pm on Saturday 23rd April 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Angel Comedy

11:00pm on Saturday 23rd April 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

Gigless LIVE!

8:00pm on Sunday 24th April 2022 - The Bill Murray, London

The Angel Comedy Podcast with Steve Hall

Podcast: The Angel Comedy Podcast with Steve Hall - Angel Comedy

In this episode of the Angel Comedy Podcast, you’ll hear a conversation between Barry Ferns and award-winning British comedian and writer Steve Hall!

Steve talks all about his time with Klang, toeing the line of controversy and writing with Russell Howard!We hope you love the episode!

If you enjoyed this podcast, then why not check out some of the other episodes? There’s plenty to choose from! We’d love for you to leave us a (nice) review on iTunes, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @angelcomedy! Thanks so much for listening, see you soon!

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The EdFringe Podcast with Kate Copstick

Podcast: The EdFringe Podcast with Kate Copstick - Angel Comedy

Hey, it’s here! The eighth episode of the EdFringe podcast has arrived, and this time it’s an interview with actor, presenter and renowned critic – Kate Copstick!
In this episode of the EdFringe podcast, you’ll hear Barry Ferns and Kate embark on an auditory tour of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with Kate recalling her favourite anecdotes from each location. Kate is widely renowned as THE critic of the festival and has certainly built a name for herself in her multiple decades of reviewing the Fringe.

You’ll get the best idea of the Fringe, from someone that has visited and reviewed it for over a decade!
Hopefully, you enjoy this episode, if you did, then please leave us a lovely little review on iTunes, and follow us on Instagram @edfringepodcast!

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The Angel Comedy Podcast with Simon Munnery

Podcast: The Angel Comedy Podcast with Simon Munnery - Angel Comedy

In this episode of the Angel Comedy Podcast, you’ll hear a conversation between Barry Ferns and award-winning British comedy veteran Simon Munnery!

Simon talks all about his battle with expectations, following your own rabbit holes and his relationship with Banksy! We hope you love the episode!

If you enjoyed this podcast, then why not check out some of the other episodes? There’s plenty to choose from! We’d love for you to leave us a (nice) review on iTunes, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @angelcomedy! Thanks so much for listening, see you soon!

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Nish Kumar

Comedian: Nish Kumar - Angel Comedy

Nish has always been a real favourite of ours, and been a great friend to the club over the years. See if you can find his plaque for… a… prize? (must accept hearty congratulations as a prize)

Nish has worked up several shows with us, such as the wonderful It’s In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves, and the current one he’s working on called Control.

You’ve probably seen him on the Mash Report, or its reincarnation as Late Night Mash. You’ve probably heard him on The Bugle, or Newsjack, or quite frankly on any of the amazing TV & radio programmes he’s been contributing to or hosting. If you don’t know Nish yet then get ready for a whole load of laughs.

There’s really not too much more to say about Nish that you probably don’t know already. He’s a lovely guy, and we’re always happy to have him and his side splitting shows in our lucky, lucky venue.

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