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Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, W1D 7 London, United Kingdom
Stand-Up At Central — Hosted By Lena Margareta
“I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.” — Bill Hicks
In the spirit of Bill Hicks, patron saint of comedy, and one of the smartest & funniest men that walked this Earth — with absolute joy we announce our new monthly Monday Stand-Up At Central — Hosted By Lena Margareta.
If you love a good turn of phrase, a witty remark, a story with a punchline, people's souls turned inside out, pain and sorrow spun into comedy gold — or if you just like to giggle, as remedy to all life's challenges — then rock up, and soak in the laughter.
Our performers will be trying out their new material, so you'll get a taste of it first!
There is a special three minute slot for an audience member too. So if you've thought about trying comedy but never dared do it before, please let our host Lena know during the evening. Stand-Up At Central is a safe space where you can flex those comedy muscles & proverbial funny bones. If there is a few of you, we’ll put all your names in a hat and pick the debutant for the night.
The evening will kick off at 8.00pm in our Restaurant Snug, with two 45 minute slots, and a half an hour break in between, for you to relax, comment, socialise, and maybe even fall in love.
ENTRY IS FREE.
The Restaurant Snug will be open from 7.30, so best come early to grab a drink and snag a seat.
Host: Lena Margareta
Headliner: Ria Lina
Comedienne, jazz singer, cornet player and queen of the Stockholm alternative ska scene.
Lena in action (stand-up):
Lena in action (music):
Ria has entertained audiences from Glasgow to Singapore with her award-winning shows and witty songs. She will be trying out some brand-new material, giving us a glimpse of her next show.
“Engaging, endearing and eye-opening” — Time Out
“A musical comic with a brilliant line in bawdy songs… storming set!” — Evening Standard
“Slickly done – there’s no denying that the girl's got talent” — Chortle, the UK Comedy Guide
Ria in action: youtube.com/watch?v=1LFh9k1Ifng
Facebook: Ria Lina
A force to reckon with. Punchy, blunt, accessible — Arielle Souma performs with a distinctive style.
“Arielle Souma is just what the comedy industry needs and should be forced upon every audience until they buckle under her spell” — Frankie Boyle
Arielle in action: youtube.com/watch?v=MwMLPOxUlPU&feature=youtu.be
First coming to prominence on Britain’s Got Talent as Simon Cowell's “funniest unfunny comedian”, Latvian comedian Gatis Kandis presents his awkward and always amusing comedy with the occasional oddball musical performance.
“For me, you’re the funniest Latvian comedian in the world” – David Walliams
Gatis in action: youtube.com/watch?v=ryL7FJFTRR4
Facebook: Gatis Kandis
Eugene was born in the past, and grew up in it too. Today, he very much exists somewhere in the present, except when he's reminiscing. He has also been immortalised in comic strip form, dedicated to illustrating the often flippant remarks he makes during trivial conversations.
«You're the type of person who likes to cut off his nose to spite his face» One of Eugene's old schoolfriends
Brought up on an unwholesome mix of Seinfeld, the A-Team and a ridiculous obsession with the intro to the TV-series Airwolf, Patrik grew up in a small town in Sweden called Karlstad. There's nothing funny about that. His comedy career spans performances in Cricklewood (following a belly dancer whose hips seemed to lie), a comedy class performance focusing on his therapy session (and his hate for the people playing the piano at St Pancras International) as well as living room gigs where he has dived into theories of avocado production and the term «knullrufs». Equipped with low levels of patience, expect navel gazing of a different sort.
Born in Poland and raised in North London Maggie Kowalski offers an array of perspectives in her stand-up. Polished one-liners and punchy stories merge seamlessly to form a sharp social narrative, with at times surreal elements, but she never leaves you waiting long for the next belly laugh. Light and airy delivery of heavy hitting material has made Maggie Kowalski a comedic force to be reckoned with.
Maggie in action: youtube.com/watch?v=sEtieX-z87M
New Jewish Comedian of the Year
Nicole's style has been likened to a female Russell Brand...but with better hair! Nicole will take you through her life with extreme wit and you never quite know what you will get until it happens!
Nicole in action: youtube.com/watch?v=M8h9xqOILQY&t=13s