“Nasty”: An All Female Comedy Night
The idea behind Nasty is very simple; to celebrate female comedy. The comedy night was set up to showcase female identifying comedians and give a platform to both up and coming, and experienced comedians. The 27th of September 8pm will host some top-quality comedy. The line-up includes Isa Bonachera, Harriet Kemsley, Karen Hobbs, Janine Harouni and more!
The Line Up
First off we have Janine Harouni!Janine is a comedian, actor, writer from New York. You may have heard of her from Comedy Central, BBC 3, Comic Relief, and BBC Radio 4.
She was a nominee of Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2019, winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2019, winner of the Best Show Amused Moose 2019, winner of the 99 Club Comedy Bursary 2019 and winner of Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018.
Her most recent show “Stand Up with Janine Harouni: Please Remain Seated”, was described by Chortle’s Steve Bennett as “Layered, purposeful and funny, this is an impressive Fringe debut.”
“Janine Harouni’s debut still manages to be an organic masterpiece of storytelling, rich in fond detail, intricately woven together.” The Scotsman
One of the many talented comedians on the Bill that night is Isa Bonachera who has just finished a run at Edinburgh Fringe with her show “The Great Emptiness”. Praise for Isa and the show include:
“keep an eye on this one, because soon she’ll be touring the world with her unique, intelligent brand of comedy” The Awkward Corner
“jokes and punchlines which really hit you with laughter” Broadway Baby
“a very well written show” Funny Women
She is a 2019 Funny Women semi-finalist (ongoing), 2019 FameLab regional Finalist, BBC New Comedy Award 2018 Finalist, Leicester Square Sketch Off! 2018 runner up, Max Turner Prize 2018 Finalist, and Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2017 Finalist.
Harriet Kemsley has been on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, The Radio1 Comedy Lounge, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store BBC3 Comedy Marathon, The One Show Edinburgh Special, Radio2 Funny in a Hurry and Kevin Hart’s LOL Live.
She finished the Edinburgh Fringe run of her show “Harriet Kemsley: Slutty Joan”, which the Edinburgh Festival List described as “Intelligent dismantling of double standards in #MeToo comedy”.
“Kemsley packs in high-calibre jokes in a tour through the gendered politics of promiscuity” The Guardian
Karen Hobbs is a comedian and writer that smashes the stigma around gynae cancers. After being diagnosed with cervical cancer at 24, Karen raises awareness through performing her hilarious and thought-provoking show ‘Tumour has it’ and brought her show ‘Pussies’ to Edinburgh Fringe 2019. ‘Pussies’ featured in Glamour Magazine’s “The 7 funniest comedians giving us serious life at Edinburgh Fringe”
“Uncomfortably excellent” Chortle
To see all of these talented performers right after their successful Edinburgh Fringe 2019 shows, buy your tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/covent-garden/7-dials-club/nasty-a-night-of-female-comedy/e-jmxkka
They are £8 pounds until the 13thof September and then £10 after the 13th. If you have a group booking of between 7-10 people or more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org we may be able to offer a discount!
The Venue: Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LA
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Reviewed by Ciara Kelleher
Ciara is an Irish actress, writer and presenter. She completed a BA in International Business in Ireland before moving to London to pursue acting. She has previously published an article with Concern and lived in Luxembourg and South Carolina. She completed the Advanced Intensive Acting Diploma at the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting and has taken on roles such as Queen Margaret, Hazel in ‘Mourning Becomes Electra’ and Cassandra in ‘Women of Troy’ and has written for Radio HaHa!