Tuesday Chuckles: St. David's Day Special! Ahir Shah Sophie Duker Si‚n & ZoŽ
Tuesday 27th February 2018
@ Aces And Eights Bar
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! Happy St. David's Day! Eat up your cawl, sip your Brains, and get ready for a rarebit of Cymru-themed comedy. There have been a few leeks,. and so we can confirm that our daffodilletantes of mirth will be...AHIR SHAH ("A call to arms against political complacency" ★★★★ The Guardian), SOPHIE DUKER (ďA sparky proposition... intelligent jokesĒ The Independent), and SIAN AND ZOE ("Truly surreal" ☆☆☆☆ - The Skinny). All hosted by character comedy characters and Racing Minds maestros DOUGLAS WALKER and TOM SKELTON ("clever, funny and satisfy" - The Sunday Times; "crafted by the gods of comedy" ★★★★★ - Three Weeks). Only £3!
Ahir Shah »
Ahir Shah is, at the time of writing, a funny and good stand-up comedian. He began doing comedy occasionally at the age of fifteen (i.e. too young), and over the course of the last decade his status has skyrocketed from "curiosity" to "interloper". Shah's sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags.
Ahir's most recent show, CONTROL, debuted at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it was nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
In an age of global socio-political turmoil, CONTROL is a show about freedom, fascism, complacency, complicity, resistance, and milk. Ahir's last show, MACHINES, enjoyed packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre, and a national tour. In it, he theorised that we were being tugged in contradictory directions by a potential brighter future and resurgent worst of the past. These days, the past appears to be winning. He's got loads of jokes about it.
"A call to arms against political complacency"
★★★★ The Guardian
"One of his generation's most eloquent comic voices"
★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
"Fiendishly clever and furious"
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Sunday Times ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ The List
Si‚n & ZoŽ »
Si‚n & ZoŽ are a tightly-scripted technicolour sketch hazard. Dark, surreal and unashamedly silly, Si‚n & ZoŽ deliver their unique brand of horror-tinged comedy directly into your eyeballs and use your laughter for evil.
Previous praise: "unalloyed joy, full of impish verve... Compelling work from the lively and silly Mses Docksey and Tomalin" - Steve Bennett, Chortle
★★★★ ďA great piece of alternative comedyÖ truly surrealĒ ĖThe Skinny
★★★★"Mesmerizing mayhemĒ ĖMumble Comedy
Material seen/heard on Channel 4 shorts, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4Extraís Newsjack.