GamesAid patron and industry-member turned funnyman Imran Yusuf once again brings a stellar line-up to the notorious comedy night
Stand Up for GamesAid returns on May 11th to The Comedy Store London and follows two years of sell-out shows. The success of the event is reflected yearly in the wealth of talent brought in to perform on the night, all of who kindly waive their fees in support of the wonderful GamesAid. The charity night has also received sponsorship from God is a Geek.com and Bossa Studios whom GamesAid would like to thank.
Last years show was able to raise over £9000 for the industry charity, and the initiative has been a huge success as a raiser of both funds and awareness for GamesAid and the great causes it supports.
The line up for this year is as follows:
- MC: Imran Yusuf
- In Cahoots
- Ian Stone
- Jen Brister
- Lucy Porter
- Marcus Brigstocke
- Rob Deering
- Sol Bernstein
- Terry Alderton
Tickets are available now from: http://thecomedystore.co.uk/london/?dateweeks=Mon+11+May+2015
Further information on this year’s acts can be found below:
An Edinburgh Festival veteran who was nominated for best newcomer in 2010,Yusuf, who is formerly of the games industry himself is a household name when it comes to British comedy. He has appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and even graced our screens in the form of his very own Imran Yusuf Show. His energetic performances combine and satirize both everyday and political issues resulting in a uniqueness of performance that never fails to send people off their chairs.
New comedy duo In Cahoots have taken the scene by storm with their Edinburgh Fringe Shows In Cahoots (2013) and In Cahoots: Some Like it Hoots (2014). Paul Raymond and Luke Manning saw five star reviews and full houses for these shows along with Spotlight’s ‘Pick of the Fringe’ awards for the festival.
“A masterful exponent of self-mocking Jewish humour” The Times
North London born comedian and writer Ian Stone has seen success in both TV and radio, with the Guardian describing him as “seriously funny”. He has appeared on The Late Edition (BBC4), Mock the Week (BBC2) and was ranked among the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The Independent. An avid football fan, Stone also had his own show on BT Sport for the 2014 World Cup, The Football’s On, and co-hosted a show on Absolute Radio with Ian Wright.
“Laugh out loud funny” Edinburgh Evening News
Jen Brister, a stand-up comedian from South London is a regular at many of London’s biggest venues. A big hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she performed her award wining show ‘Me, my mother, and I’ in 2006 whilst appearing again in 2008 and 2009.
Describing herself as “One of those female comedians you get nowadays”
Actress, writer and comedienne, Lucy Porter, a regular of the Edinburgh fringe festival is known for her ability to keep the audience delightfully entertained. Porter has graced some of the UK’s largest comedy venues and is a regular of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her show ‘Fools Gold’ was hailed as a massive success, with the Sunday Times writing: “Utterly charming, Porter is a frighteningly gifted comic who seeks jokes in the most unusual places”.
Brigstocke is a huge name in British comedy with his regular slot on radio’s The Now Show providing him with widespread acclaim. His TV career is also accomplished with regular appearances on Have I got news for you and Jack Dee’s Live at the Apollo series.
“If Pac man had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music”—Marcus Brigstocke
A talented comedian, guitarist and writer, Deering has seen success in both tv and radio. He wrote and hosted Out To Lunch on BBC Radio 2 and hosted 99 Things to do before you die on Channel 5.
“One part Alf Garnett, two parts Mel Brooks and three parts like nothing else you have ever heard”—The Guardian
The comic creation of Steve Jameson, who is a respected performer in his own right, Sol Bernstein is an established act in the comedy world. Jameson’s Jewish alter-ego, Sol Bernstein is a foul-mouthed Jewish pensioner that is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone with his outrageous remarks. He’s performed all over the world at venues including The London palladium, new York’s Carnegie Hall, The Paris Olympia and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Terry Alderton has graced British screens as both an actor and a comedian, with The Guardian describing his standup-up as “hyperactive and shape shifting”, “with a shade of emotional collapse”. His acting career aside, Alderton’s comedic career has gone from strength to strength in recent years with performances at the Royal Variety Show and sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe from 2009-2012.
With a solid line-up and a great purpose, Stand Up for GamesAid is a night of comedy that is not to be missed. GamesAid drives to raise funds for a multitude of children’s charities and thrives off industry support. The involvement of Imran and others highlights the success and quality that this night promises.