Andy is a multi-award winning comedian who started his career writing for Weekending and Smith & Jones, and went on to become one of the main writers on the ground-breaking Spitting Image satirical puppet show. As well as being a regular on Mock The Week for ten years, Andy has performed on numerous radio & TV shows including Live at the Apollo, QI, Saturday Live, The Stand Up Show, The Comedy Store, The PMQ show, Scrooby Trevithick and Parsons & Naylor’s Pull-Out Sections.
Andy’s comedy awards include the Time Out Comedy Award, the New Zealand International Comedy Award, the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Award and the Cannes Media Festival Silver Dolphin Award. To date he has done six sell-out National tours and released 4 DVDs – ‘Britain’s Got Idiots’, ‘Gruntled’ , ‘Slacktivist’ & ‘Live & Unleashed – but Naturally Cautious’, as well as releasing a podcast Slacktivist Action Group, recorded monthly at the Soho Theatre. He has also appeared on Question Time, The Daily Politics,This Week & Newsnight, and writes columns for The Independent.
After a career in health and social care, Angela Barnes took the plunge and embarked on her life-long dream to be a comedian. Within just a couple of years she had won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2011 and has now gone on to star in BBC Two’s Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and Hypothetical on Dave. As well as becoming a regular on BBC Radio 4 having featured on The Now Show and The News Quiz, Angela took on the role of host on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack in 2017. Angela’s hit series You Can’t Take It With You returned for a second series in 2019 in the coveted 6.30pm comedy slot on BBC Radio 4. Recently, Angela took over hosting duties of BBC Radio 4’s iconic The News Quiz, hosting the full spring series to huge success.
Compere THANYIA MOORE
Thanyia is an actress, comedian, writer and presenter from London.
In 2017 she joined the likes of Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho, Sarah Millican, Miss London Hughes, and Desiree Birch when she was crowned Funny Women Champion, Beating over 400 women in the process.
She has been performing comedy since 2012 and is affectionately known as one of the hardest working comedians on the circuit. She is one of the only females in the UK who works both the mainstream and Black comedy scenes simultaneously. This position was cemented when she reached the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2018.
She has performed across the UK and the world, including The USA, Turkey, Sweden, Holland, Spain and Slovenia. She has performed alongside some of the best known comics on the scene today, including but not limited to – Dane Baptiste (whom she has recently supported on tour) Imran Khan, Kane Brown, Paul Chowdhury, Mae Martin, Richard Blackwood, Patrick Monoghan, Sean Lock & Joel Dommett.
As well as being the founder and host of her own night ‘Moore Laughter’, She is a regular at Top Secret Comedy, Angel Comedy, Glee Clubs and Hysterical Women. She also lends herself to many charitable causes, one in particular, The Sunshine Foundation holds a special place in Thanyia’s heart, as they work with children with special needs both in the UK and the Caribbean.
Thanyia has been invited to speak on current affairs on Channel 4, BBC Radio London and Talkradio. She has also written for Modern Woman magazine. She has spoken at Women in leadership summits for the National literacy Trust, hosted a recent Alt W event and has spoken at the prestigious Brunel Univeristy.
Thanyia is a skilled and naturally gifted actress. Her credits include Bafta winning Jamie Johnson (CBBC) Pure (C4) BBC Quickies, as well as multiple short comedy films.
Date & Time: Thursday 27th January 2022 at 19:30
Tickets: £20 (includes £2 theatre restoration levy)
Running time: 110 minutes (includes a 20 minute interval)