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Opening night
gala show

Friday November 26, 8pm

A fantastic night of top-notch stand-up from highly acclaimed comedians who have all written books:


Arthur Smith: Comedian, compere, playwright, panelist, performer, voiceover artist, singer, poet and writer, Arthur Smith was an instant hit in the popular TV series Grumpy Old Men. He is 40-year veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and a popular voice on Radio 4. His books include his memoir My Name Is Daphne Smith and the follow-up 100 Things I Meant to Tell You.


Luisa Omielan has three groundbreaking hit shows under her belt. First, she asked What Would Beyonce Do?! – which was a sellout across the UK and Australia – and was turned into a hit book. Then she asked Am I Right Ladies?! and her thigh gap joke went viral with over 45 million views. Then she turned to politics and got a show on the BBC entitled Politics for B******. For her next move she brings her unique genre of comedy to religion in a new touring show God Is A Woman.


Sukh Ojla is a comedian, actor and writer. Her first play Pyar Actually toured nationwide in 2017 and 2018. She has performed on Jonathan Ross's Comedy Club, BBC2's Big Asian Stand Up Show and across the BBC Asian Network. She has appeared on Mock The Week and Sorry I Didn't Know. In 2019, she took her debut solo show For Sukh's Sake to Edinburgh, which received rave reviews. She is currently on a nationwide tour with her new show Life Sukhs. Her first novel, Sunny, is out in March.


Njambi Mcgrath  is a rising comedy star who has just made her first a Radio 4 series and is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Through The Leopards Gaze, which has been optioned for a six-part TV drama series.  


Compere Samantha Baines is an award-winning comedian, actress, broadcaster, hearing aid wearer and author of Harriet Versus the Galaxy. She has had acting roles in Netflix’s The Crown, Call the Midwife, Silent Witness or Magic Mike Live, as well as being a regular across BBC radio and presenter of her hit podcst The Divorce Social.

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