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Here is the format for our weekly show: We open with an awesome Guest MC host, new material from a Pro Act, some short middle spots and a Headliner Pro Comedian doing a 20-25 minute set including some new material, seperated by a couple of breaks, but all over by 10.30pm, perfect for a school night. The setting is the Finsbury's lovely live room, so you can also enjoy cocktails, craft beers and handmade pizzas.
Opening the show is KIERAN BOYD - Semi-finalist in So You Think You’re Funny? Awards (2009), Amused Moose Laugh-Off (2010), and part of Fringe favourites WitTank, Kieran has been performing his inventive, high-energy stand up across the country for five years. He gigs for Avalon, CKP, The Stand, Komedia, and Highlight amongst others as well as numerous shows at the Edinburgh Festival.
With acclaimed sketch trio WitTank, Kieran has enjoyed eight years of sold-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as numerous gigs and comedy festivals in the UK and Ireland. WitTank can be seen as stars of 3 series of the acclaimed BBC3’s comedy show, Live At the Electric and are currently filming their own sitcom pilot for E4.
Praise for Kieran:
“Like a young Simon Amstell…Impressively funny…Terrific material” - Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
“Genuinely funny…very talented comedian” - * * * * Threeweeks
Our Headline and middle spot for the show is ROBERT WHITE
Since he first came onto the stand-up scene, as a finalist in the prestigious Hackney Empire competition, Robert has gone from strength to strength, and in 2010 won the Malcolm Hardee main award at the Edinburgh Festival. He now is a sought after act who regularly performs in big clubs, little clubs and those in-between around the UK and sometimes abroad. He is a versatile performer who does both musical comedy or straight stand-up and can MC, as well as having written for other comedians and for TV panel shows.
JAMES LOVERIDGE as MC
Drawing on the most embarrassing recesses of his own life James Loveridge is a hilarious story teller who captivates and entertains audiences with his cheeky yet charming personality. Having performed all over the country as well as Sydney, Spain and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, James is a regular MC and growing force on the stand up comedy circuit. He manages to weave his quick-witted charm together with his natural story telling ability to make him one of the most exciting prospects out there and a raconteur of the truest form.
‘Loveridge’s timing is exceptional; he knows exactly where in a joke to place the punchline…This undoubtedly is the best free show that I have seen at the Fringe.‘ ★★★★★ – Broadway Baby
We also have a couple of open spots from up and coming acts Neil O'Rourke and Gatis Kandis who will bring along their A+ Game of tried and tested solid gold material honed on the open mic circuit.
NB - Line up is subject to change and sometimes may be outside of our control. We are unable to offer refunds if you have specifically come to see one act on the bill, who does not perform come the close of the event. However, we would be happy to offer you another ticket to another Bear Funny show on us, should that rare event occur.