FEATURED SHOW
Wednesday 28th March 2018
Strip Light Productions presents:
@ Aces and Eights

Strip Light March
Desiree Burch
Bilal Zafar
Evelyn Mok
Naz Osmanoglu
Stuart Laws


Doors: 07:30:00
£8.00

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

COMING UP
Artrocker Christmas Party 2018

Wednesday 19th December
Artrocker
Artrocker Christmas Party 2018 + Artrocker Presents + Limb + GREEN LUNG
7:30 PM - £FREE
The Morones
Thursday 20th December
The Morones
8:00 PM - £3.00
DJ Plimsoles
Friday 21st December
DJ Plimsoles
10:00 PM - £3.00
Sarah Vista Social Club


Friday 21st December
Sarah Vista
Sarah Vista Social Club + Colbert Hamilton & The Bad Breed + Sarah Vista
7:30 PM - £5 adv
Fat After Xmas


Saturday 29th December
An Alternative to Comedy / Peter Bazely
Fat After Xmas
7:30 PM - £5.00
Andrew O'Neill


Sunday 30th December
Andrew O'Neill
7:30 PM - £5.00
Roadkill Records NYE '18
Monday 31st December
Roadkill Records NYE '18
8:00 PM - £5.00
Cheeseburger & Friends
Saturday 12th January
Cheeseburger
Cheeseburger & Friends + CHEESEBURGER + Javier Costales
7:00 PM - £8.00
Artrocker Presents
Friday 18th January
Artrocker
Artrocker Presents
7:30 PM - £TBC
Sarah Vista Social Club
Friday 25th January
Sarah Vista
Sarah Vista Social Club + Sarah Vista
7:30 PM - £TBC
Independent Venue Week 2019
Monday 28th January
FolkOnMonday
Independent Venue Week 2019 + FolkOnMonday Present
7:00 PM - £TBC
Independent Venue Week
Tuesday 29th January
Independent Venue Week 2019
Independent Venue Week
7:00 PM - £TBC
INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK


Wednesday 30th January
Independent Venue Week 2019
INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK + The Local + Nick Ellis + Noemie:
7:00 PM - £8
Independent Venue Week


Thursday 31st January
The Local
Independent Venue Week + The Local
7:00 PM - £8 adv.
Independent Venue Week 2019


Friday 1st February
Runnin' Blue
Independent Venue Week 2019 + Runnin' Blue Promotions: + Boss Caine
7:00 PM - £8 adv.
Independent Venue Week
Saturday 2nd February
Independent Venue Week 2019
Independent Venue Week
7:00 PM - £TBC
Independent Venue Week 2019
Sunday 3rd February
Independent Venue Week
Independent Venue Week 2019
7:00 PM - £TBC
Communion Presents

Monday 4th February
Communion Presents
Communion Presents + Eloise
12:00 PM - £SOLD OUT
Communion Presents

Wednesday 6th February
Communion Presents
Communion Presents + Eloise
12:00 PM - £Sold Out
Simon Craine


Sunday 10th February
Simon Craine
7:00 PM - £2.00