Meet the comedians performing in March's instalment of Resistance Comedy - Funny@Dugdale
ZAHRA BARRI (MC)
Zahra's a bit like the country of Turkey, she's a mix of Eastern and Western culture and also she is a bird. Not just a bird she was recently reviewed as a 'dog' by Mumble Comedy.
Mumble Comedy described her as "A buzzy fluffball of comedy unafraid to take risks, like a cute lhasapoo puppy with a surprising snarl." Mumble Comedy ****
Zarhra recently won rave reviews for her first solo show at this years vault Festival in London which sold out and was asked again to perform the show due to recent demand.
Rick Kiesewetter is an Asian American now a British citizen, this gives him his take on the world.
His comedy is based on everything from relationships, to being a contender on the cult UK ITV show Gladiators. Rick is just a New Jersey guy, living in London and telling jokes.
TV appearances include the BBC Comedy Awards and NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
"Subversive observations" - The List
“A very funny man” - Bob Mills
“Enjoyable stand up” - ThreeWeeks
“Punchy observational gags about the little things that annoy everyone.” - Bruce Dessau
Will Preston is a comedian who has been performing stand up for over 3 years all across the UK and the US. He is a regular at the top comedy clubs on the London scene. Will is now the host of the podcast and video series Gaming For Laughs and also the founder of Comedy Cabin Comedy Club in Shoreditch.
“Slick, surprising, and acutely aware" - Objectively Funny
"Very funny geezer. Guaranteed laughs!" - Lenny Sherman
"Energetic and lovable" - Joey Page
"Edgy, distinctive voice" - Sadia Azmat
"Fearless, oozes confidence" - Nathan Cassidy
Jenan is a British Ethnic ‘Brethnic’ comedian of Middle Eastern heritage. Her comedy on stage has been described as a ‘slap in the face’ in the most pacifist sense possible. She is founder of the “Weapons of Mass Hilarity” comedy night championing comedians with ties to the Middle East.
Jenan Younis shows what it means to be "ethnic" in woke-ish modern Britain.
"Sharp, hip smart comedian - not to be missed!" The List
"Unique viewpoint" Chortle
"She's hot to trot!!! Witty, dry current humour" The Monday Club
"Sharp wit and satire" The Hip Hop Magazine
With delivery as slick and jokes as sharp as his suits, Portsmouth-based Comedian Michael Frankland has no qualms ridiculing anything in his decidedly blunt stand up, least of all himself. South Coast Comedian of the Year finalist Michael offers up unique and witty observations which vary from random musings.
CARMEN ALI is a stand up comedian, blogger, and an MC. She talks openly about her life - mixing commentary about politics and feminism with stories about sex, stripping, and strap-ons.
“Fearless, Formidable, and Funny” – ALT Magazine
“Strong material” – TV Bomb
“I was worried you were going to be crap but you were really good” – Hugh Grant (yes, really)
“You didn’t just go dark, you went Darth Vader on us” (audience member)
Icy Jones is an Improv stage performer, Actor, Host, Writer, Rapper and stand-up Comedian. Born and bred in the North West of London to Caribbean parents. He started off his comedy career as an Improv stage performer and rose in the ranks until he burst onto the larger stand–up comedy scene 6 years ago.
Known for his quick, cheeky wit and electric stage presence, Icy Jones is guaranteed to give his audience belly laughs (and jaw dropping performances) that will make your eyes water, time and time again.