English Speaking Comedy Night
Welcome to comedy night.
Paudy Kenny is your host for the evening.
He is a stand up comic who has been on and off the circuit for years. After working the comedy underground of the cities of Ireland he moved to Norway in 2012 and after a break of 6 years took back up the comedy reigns in 2018 working the comedy clubs of Bergen. Brash, honest and unfiltered, what you see is what you get with Paudy.
BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling is best known as the brilliantly funny voice of the hit reality show Love Island (ITV2). Iain has also appeared in series 8 of Taskmaster (C4/Dave), and took on the role of host for ITV2’s comedy entertainment show, CelebAbility. His sitcom, Buffering, a brand new comedy written, created by and starring Iain debuted on ITV2 in 2021.
This adds to an extensive list of television credits including, The Russell Howard Hour, Comedians Watching Football with Friends (Sky One), The Jonathan Ross Show, Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV1), Celebrity Gogglebox, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (Channel 4) Saturday Kitchen, The One Show (BBC One), The Comedy Bus, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, The Chris Ramsey Show, Drunk History, and The Comedy Store (Comedy Central).
An Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite, Iain has performed six sold-out and critically acclaimed shows, including U OK Hun? X (2017) which sold out the entire Edinburgh Fringe run in advance. In 2021 he returned to the road with his biggest ever nationwide tour, Failing Upwards, which was recorded for his first full length special, for Amazon Prime.
A phenomenal live act, Travis most recently performed his 2021/22 show Travis Jay Live to a sold out Bloomsbury Theatre, which was also filmed as a special and will be released in 2022. He has previously played to sold out crowds at the world-famous West End Palladium Theatre as part of the U Got Jokes Comedy show and performed alongside Dave Chappelle for Dave Chappelle and Friends directed by Stan Lathan in 2018 which subsequently led to him supporting Chappelle in London as part of his world tour. Travis made his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2019 with his show Funny, Petty, Cool which achieved widespread critical acclaim and recently supported Britain’s Got Talent golden-buzzer winning comedian Kojo Anim on his UK tour in 2020.
On television, Travis is a regular on Late Night Mash (DAVE), and as a writer and voice artist for the rebooted Spitting Image (Britbox) and has appeared on shows including Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Mo Gilligan: Black, British & Funny (Channel 4) and Drunk History and Comedy Central Live (Comedy Central).
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Annie McGrath is a comedian renowned for her joke writing skills and deadpan style. Described by The Feminist Fringe as “dark and hilarious” ?????, Annie’s sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show, Shepherd, received critical acclaim and transferred to a run at London’s Soho Theatre. Annie appeared in the latest series of BBC Wales’ Live From Barry Island, which showcased the best stand-up comic talent from around the UK. Annie was also selected to be part of a line-up of alternative stand-up and character comedians on Channel 4’s Sparks series.
Regular tour support for Lou Sanders, Annie’s stand-up has featured on Audible, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 4 Extra. Alongside stand-up, Annie started out as one-half of acclaimed sketch comedy double-act Twins with Jack Barry; the duo co-wrote and performed various sketches on ITV2’s @elevenish.
As an actor, Annie played Bits in The People We Hate at the Wedding, a FilmNation production for Amazon Studios, acting alongside Kristen Bell and Allison Janney. She also appears in series two of Stephen Merchant’s award-winning comedy drama, The Outlaws (BBC One). Annie was in The Blue Door, a BAFTA-nominated short horror film, and will star in She Talks in Her Sleep, a short horror by the same production company, later this year. Further acting credits include Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4), Soccer AM (Sky Sports), Girls Go Trolling (Channel 4), Grave New World (Amazon), Razor Sharp (Channel 4) and The Joy of Missing Out (Channel 4).