WHAT’S ON: Christmas Comedy night heading to Cardiff
Stand up comedy is back at The Queer Emporium for a winter holiday special! Join MC Leila Navabi with Olga Koch, Priya Hall, Amy Mason and Calum Stewart for an evening of queer laughs, giggles and HO, HO, HOs!
Fancy dress is optional but encouraged!
Olga is an Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee who has written and appeared on QI (BBC2), Mock the Week (BBC2), King Gary (BBC One), Pls Like (BBC Three), Hello America (Quibi) and various sketches and shorts for BBC Three, Channel 4 and Comedy Central.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “A natural storyteller, she will keep you completely hooked"
- Broadway Baby
"A confident, outgoing and charismatic performer”
- Funny Women
Writer and star of new BBC Wales pilot 'Beena and Amrit', Priya is quickly ascending the UK comedy scene. She has appeared on Stand up for Live Comedy (BBC One & Three), Fred At The Stand (BBC Radio 4), Mach Fest (BBC Radio Wales), Stand Yp (S4C), and Hunllef yng Nghymru Sydd (BBC Radio Cymru). She is a host on the podcast 'Here to Judge' and is a series regular on Sunday Morning With Joanna Page (BBC Radio Wales) where she reports on weekly news stories.
- Bristol 24/7
Amy is a Funny Women stage finalist who lives in Bristol. A queer mum of two, her gently surreal style touches on subjects including mental illness, coming out, and single parenthood.
"Tonight we discovered a genius called Amy Mason….Find her. Watch her." - Dawn O’Porter
"Raw and powerful with a rich seam of black humour." - The Sunday Mirror
Calum has performed at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe festival and was a semi finalist in the 2016 Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Award competition. He's also supported Joe Lycett, Ellie Taylor and Stuart Goldsmith on professional bills.
"An exciting new comic with an armoury of killer jokes. His is a name to remember"
- Joe Lycett
"A very promising deadpan youngster"
- South Wales Evening Post
Leila Navabi (MC)
Leila's comedy has been seen and heard across the BBC, Channel 4 and Comedy Central. She created Radio 4's 'BAMESHOW' which was dubbed 'mould-breaking, evidently sharp satire' by The Guardian.
She hosts the 'Here to Judge' podcast with Robin Morgan and Priya Hall, 'Don't Blame Me, Blame My Brain' alongside Ken Cheng and is quickly becoming a hot-ticket act on the UK stand-up circuit.
"The actual future of comedy."
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