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Bringing you the very best in alternative comedy, this triple-headliner comedy night features Paul Sinha, Jessica Fostekew and Josh Jones with MC Kerry Leigh.

Comedian Paul Sinha was born in the UK to Bengali parents and the family medical dynasty. Whilst studying medicine in the 1990s, Paul took his first steps on the stand-up comedy circuit. He pursued both careers and at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe earned a nomination for the highest accolade in live comedy, the Edinburgh Comedy Award. Shortly after his nomination, Paul hung up his stethoscope to become a full-time comedian.

Paul is a familiar voice on radio with appearances on Radio 4's Just A Minute and The News Quiz and on BBC Radio 5 Live's Fighting Talk. His own Radio 4 series 'Paul Sinha's History Revision' won the Rose d'Or for radio comedy in 2016. He's also appeared on television on BBC's QI and Would I Lie to You? and as a competitor on Taskmaster.

A lifetime of curiosity and learning informs Paul's comedy but now also ranks him as one of the UK’s finest quizzers. This has led to yet another concurrent career, this time as a general knowledge expert on the award-winning ITV quiz show, The Chase.

Jessica Fostekew is a comedian, actor and writer, whose latest stand up show, "Hench" was nominated for the 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award.

Jessica has appeared on BBC2's Live at The Apollo, QI, Richard Osman's House Of Games, Dave Gorman's 'Modern Life is Goodish', Comedy Central's "Pep Talks" and more. She is also co-host of The Guilty Feminist (podcast with 60 million+ downloads) and host and creator of foodie hit and new chart-topping podcast, "Hoovering" (recommended in the Guardian and The Independent).

You can also hear her BBC R4 Extra’s,The Comedy Club, Museum of Curiosity, The News Quiz and The Podcast Radio Hour. As an actor, she’s recently been cast in The Trouble With Maggie Cole, Cuckoo (BBC/ Netflix), Motherland, Out of Her Mind, Trigonometry and BAFTA multiple-award winning BBC drama, Three Girls. You can catch her in the feature films, Official Secrets from Gavin Hood and Greed from Michael Winterbottom.

Jessica's writing credits include two script commissions from the BBC, her own Radio 4 special and she has also written on Cats Does Countdown, Mock The Week and many other topical and entertainment shows. “Wears her smarts on her sleeve, great stuff” – The Guardian, “Consistently hilarious” Fest and in praise for The Hoovering Podcast “so much more than just a food show” –The Guardian

Born and bred in Manchester, Josh Jones is fast becoming one of the best young acts on the circuit. In just three short years Josh has gone from an open spot to making his TV debut in 2020 and headlining at the biggest comedy clubs in the country including the renowned Glee Club.

2019 saw Josh nominated for the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, named as one of Chortle’sOnes to Watch. He was also selected for the prestigious The Pleasance Comedy Reserveat the Edinburgh Fringe and was a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist. 2020 saw Josh make his TV stand-up debut on ITV’s Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club. Josh made his debut appearance as a panellist on E4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats in December 2020 and appeared on Ch5’s Goes Horribly Wrong series.

Supporting the Proud Trust

Laugh Riot Dates & Tickets

20:00

Friday

21 May

2021

Waterside

LAUGH RIOT: COMEDY NIGHT

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