Strip Light Productions presents:
@ Aces and Eights
Strip Light March Desiree Burch Bilal Zafar Evelyn Mok Naz Osmanoglu Stuart Laws
Monthly mixed bill comedy night. Lots of variety. All top notch funny.
This month we have the following, plus more to be announced!!
Desiree Burch »
Desiree Burch is a comedian, writer, solo performer, actor and NY-to-London transplant. She has been seen on ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC), ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’ (BBC), ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4) and ‘Before the Morning After’ (NBC/SeeSo). She’s been heard on ‘The News Quiz’ (BBCR4) and as the voice of Pamela Winchell on #1 international hit podcast ‘Welcome to Night Vale’, as well as other podcasts such as ‘The Guilty Feminist’, ‘Made of Human’, ‘Dumb White Guy’, ‘Friends Like Us’ and ‘Writing Excuses’.
Her past two solo Edinburgh Shows ‘This is Evolution’ and ‘Unf*ckable’ have been sell out hits at the Fringe, with extra shows by popular demand and both transferred to the Soho Theatre.
‘the funniest comedian I have ever seen in person’ – SG Fringe
‘an eye-catching show from a comedian deservedly on the rise’ – Brian Logan, The Guardian
‘Refreshing honesty and unbelievable energy’ – The List
‘Makes Sex and the City seem like a Disney production… Burch is a force of nature.’ – The Scotsman
Bilal Zafar »
Bilal Zafar is a Stand up comedian, writer and actor.
He was nominated for Best Newcomer for his debut show; CAKES at the Edinburgh fringe 2016. He returned to the fringe in 2017 with a sell out run of his follow up show; BISCUIT which was also very well received.
New Act of the Year award winner Bilal joined the company of previous winners such as Stewart Lee, Ardal O’Hanlon, Joe Wilkinson and Linda Smith when he came top of the bill at the 2016 New Act of the Year Awards (previously the Hackney Empire new act of the year award). In 2015 he was the runner up at the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year competition. He has appeared on BBC3, Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network, and has written for The Independent and the Guardian.
“witty and absorbing…highly entertaining. I look forward to whatever Zafar cooks up next” Dominic Maxwell, The Times
“Delivers big laughs” Brian Logan, The Guardian
"fascinating and hilarious in equal measure" Ian Jones, i-D
Evelyn Mok »
Featured on 'Chris Ramsay's Stand-Up Central' (Comedy Central), Rhys Darby's 'Furious Andrew' (C4) and BBC's New Talent Hotlist 2017, Evelyn Mok is the best thing to come out of Sweden since… IKEA? Fresh off her Soho Theatre run, her "powerful debut" (Chortle) 'Hymen Manoeuvre' was "a refreshing hour of finely crafted stand-up" (★★★★ The Skinny) garnering her favourable mentions by Sarah Millican and Graham Norton also winning her 'Best Comedy Newcomer' at The Pleasance's Indies Awards. Returning with her much anticipated follow-up, Mok offers a work-in-progress that promises to be "uncensored, unapologetic and... wildly refreshing" (★★★★ BroadwayBaby).
“honest and revealing comedy… both poignant and funny” – ★★★★ ShortCom
“seamlessly weaves personal anecdotes with complex cultural and political themes" - ★★★★ The Skinny
“Brilliantly sharp” – ★★★★ The Student Newspaper
“proves herself to have an ambition, originality and wit that augurs well” - The Times
Naz Osmanoglu »
Naz Osmanoglu, star of BBC’s Flat TV, Horrible Histories, Live at the Electric and Comedy Central’s Drunk History, is an actor, writer and comedian.
“Spirited, witty and individual… more energy than a dozen Duracell bunnies” Steve Bennett, Chortle
“He is a name to remember, however difficult that might be. Very confident, very original and tightly performed” Richard Herring
Stuart Laws »
Stuart performs sketch comedy and stand-up comedy. He has performed all over the UK for clubs such as Mirth Control, CKP and Crack Comedy. Stuart regularly MCs for Laugh Out London and Comedy Knights, has performed at Latitude, Wildnerness, Green Man & Machynlleth Festivals and has supported James Acaster on his UK tours. Stuart has appeared on and written for Radio 4, has two specials on NextUp Comedy and has written a play “The Journey” that will debut at The Edinburgh Fringe at The Pleasance in 2018.
You'll struggle to find a comedian with a better jokes per minute rate... like a one-man episode of Arrested Development" Fest
"Deliriously clever twisting and turning of language" The Skinny
"A decidedly smart hour of great comedy" ShortCom