Comedy Canteen - Stand-up and silliness, all about food
The Bill Murray, Islington, United Kingdom
Food-comedy fans, fill your boots with George Egg (DIY Chef), Josie Long (glorious foodie), Geoff Warburton (MasterChef finalist), Adam Larter (chief weirdo), the Easter Egg *unt and more. Hosted by Cassie Atkinson & Matt Highton.
£5 to guarantee a seat or Pay What You Want at the venue.
Love comedy? Love food? Then come to Comedy Canteen, where our fare is aimed square at your pie-holes and your funny bones.
In this pre-Easter special, there’ll be:
- anarchist cooking from DIY Chef George Egg
- Michelin-level laughs from glorious foodie Josie Long
Geoff Warburton is a Love Psychologist who was a fan favourite in this year’s MasterChef, gaining fourth place with his outstanding Italian dishes. When Geoff left the finals, John Torode even had a bit of a cry. Geoff is marvellous, and will be performing a cookery set alongside Josie Long, who loves Geoff so much that she changed her twitter account name to “Geoff from MasterChef Fan account”.
- a trip to the supermarket with chief weirdo Adam Larter
- a live pancake art contest, with batter of many colours, and probable immature streaks.
- more foodie acts to be announced
Your capable/incapable hosts will be Cassie Atkinson and Matthew Highton, and you might even catch a glimpse of the Easter Egg *unt.
Together we’ll create comedy umami and feast ‘til we’re sick. (Well you’ll get a few snacks. But you might laugh until you spew.)
*THE COMEDY CANTEEN LINE-UP*
Josie Long is a brilliantly imaginative stand-up, writer and adventurer, and three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. She’s been described as “the David Bowie of stand-up” by Nish Kumar, and “one of the most potent political voices on the comedy circuit” by The Guardian. A self-confessed foodie, her latest obsession is Geoff from MasterChef. Whatever topic she tackles, she'll provide Michelin-level laughs. @JosieLong
George Egg is a fabulously skilled "anarchist cook", who can cook a three-course meal using just equipment from his shed. Think Moules-Frites, made with a wallpaper steamer. Such is his culinary might, he’s even been on Bake Off’s Extra Slice, where he made a tiramisu using hotel-room ingredients (UHT milk never tasted so good…) His fans include the Observer, who call him "brilliantly funny" and the Independent, who say he's "genuinely unique".
Adam Larter is the head honcho of Weirdos Comedy Collective, described by Chortle as “The closest thing we have to a modern day Comic Strip". For his latest inventive extravaganza, he’ll combine the worlds of food and comedy with a trip to a cardboard supermarket. He won a Chortle award as director and writer of Tony Law's ice-skating show, featuring 13 alternative comedians on a full-size ice rink, so nothing is beyond him. @lartymcparty
Your hosts Cassie Atkinson & Matt Highton regularly write and perform for Beano, and are award-winning stand-ups. Matt, a warm and anarchic storyteller, co-hosts a radio show with Tony Law and writes for Channel 4’s Mashed. (“Wonderful surrealism”, The Guardian.) Cassie is an awesomely gifted character comic, who has written for BBC3, ITV, E4 and Comedy Central. (“Hilariously dark... Incredibly funny… A true writing talent”, British Comedy Guide.) @MattHighton @Cassieiswithyou
Comedy Canteen is created and organised by Alex Hardy, a writer and producer who is obsessed with food and comedy. She won a Funny Women writing award for scenes from her sitcom Nosh, about being a Deliveroo rider. She writes for Daily Mash, Channel 4’s Mashed, Radio 4’s Dead Ringers and News Quiz. She also works in telly with the likes of Al Murray and Dave Gorman, and won a Chortle award as producer of Tony Law’s ice-skating show “The Battle for Icetopia”. Please be as excited about Comedy Canteen as she is. @alexhardywrites @ComedyCanteen
The Bill Murray
39 Queen's Head St