UNDERGROUND COMEDY #3

Avalon Presents

JOHN KEARNS + KAI SAMRA + CHLOE PETTS

Underground Comedy

The Bunker's monthly stand-up night returns, featuring big laughs from established acts and rising stars.

JOHN KEARNS is an actor, writer and the only comedian to have won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and Best Newcomer in the award's history. Off the back of sold out residencies at the Soho Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and at the Edinburgh Fringe, he toured across the UK for the first time in 2018 with his third solo show, ‘Don’t Worry, They’re Here’. 
On television John has made numerous water cooler appearances on 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown (C4), as an actor was the lead in cult hit Top Coppers (BBC3), went down with the Titanic on Drunk History (Comedy Central), ballsed up a heist in Rotters (Sky Arts) and wrote and performed on the ahead of it’s time Saturday night extravaganza that was Harry Hill’s Stars In Their Eyes (ITV). A proud Londoner, The Evening Standard voted him in consecutive years as one of London’s Most Influential 1000 People. He attended the parties.
'Kearns goes to places stand-up rarely goes. If you appreciate intellectually ambitious humour as well as Live at the Apollo hilarity go and see him. If you have a heart you will laugh and be moved. You can bet your shirt on it.” ★★★★★ Evening Standard
'Now THIS is how you do absurd comedy... he has forged comedy gold.' ★★★★★ Chortle
'A true comedy original' ★★★★★ Time Out

 
KAI SAMRA has quickly risen to become one of the most exciting acts on the circuit today.Most recently Kai won the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2017. Within his first nine months of his stand up career, he won the Up the Creek Blackout Competition three times, was a Finalist in the Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competition and a Semi Finalist in the Amused Moose Laugh Off 2017. Kai has opened for Paul Chowdhry at Watford Colosseum Arena in front of 2000 people, performed a sold out showcase at Soho Theatre as part of the Soho Young Company, gigged professionally with people like Sara Pascoe, Nish Kumar, Dane Baptiste and now gigs regularly at Top Secret Comedy, Up the Creek and Angel Comedy club.
'Slick and confident…A strong comic voice that tangentially addresses big issues, but from a distinctively personal point of view' Steve Bennett, Chortle
 
CHLOE PETTS' 'inexhaustibly funny mind' (Diva Magazine) and 'compelling presence' (Steve Bennett, Chortle) has established her as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit. Chloe is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC Comedy Award, was a finalist in the most recent Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Awards and came runner-up in the Funny Women Awards 2017.
She has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts and BBC 3 Quickies. She is a co-founder of The Lol Word, a queer comedy collective that hosts sell-out monthly London nights, boasting the finest female and non-binary queer acts on the circuit. Their most recent Edinburgh run was a sell-out. Diva Magazine has described it as 'a space that is demographically queer, inclusive, and safe, and on top of all of that – the comedic talent is smart, insightful, hilarious, and completely relatable.'
 
Avalon is a multi-award winning talent management, live promotion and television production group, which produces live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company.