Stand-up for Change
Stand-up for Change
From 7.00pm-9.30pn 16th of June, SHHS will host its first 'annual' comedy festival. For those who love a good laugh and enjoy alternative comedy, 'Stand-up for Change' will be a fun night which will also help meet one of our SHHS fundraising goals. The evening will feature performances from:
- Tony Law, star of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominated show Tony Law: Maximum Nonsense
- Bec Hill, co-host of Sky’s ‘DC Fancast UNMASKED’
- Richard Soames, of BBC Radio 4, Chortle-Award nominated sketch group The Beta Males
- Matila Wnek, SHHS alumna, former member of Cambridge Footlights
- Edmund Garnett, currently with Oxford Revue
Proceeds will go to United World Schools. This charity creates educational opportunities for poor children around the globe. A current SHHS initiative is working with this organisation to fund the construction of a school in North Cambodia and the training of local teachers. The school's fundraising goal is to raise £22,000 by July 2017.
Comedic Performances from:
Known for his highly surreal material and delivery, eclectic historical style of dress, Tony Law performs routines which are often built around fictional and surreal situations. Many of his stand-up routines are ad-lib and built around various subjects that he has created, but not planned a routine about.
Credits include: ITV's 'Comedy Cuts', 'Nevermind the Buzzcocks', 'Tony Law: Maximum Nonsense', 'Have I Got News for You', '8 out of 10 Cats', and Comedy Central UK's 'The Alternative Comedy Experience'.
For more information about Tony Law's comedy, click here.
Australian-born and now London-based, Bec has gained a cult following in Australia, the UK and Ireland thanks to her acclaimed solo shows and popular YouTube videos. She has a talent for incorporating arts and crafts into her stand-up routines, creating a unique and unforgettable comedy style that she calls “paper-puppetry”.
She is currently the co-host of Sky’s 'DC Fancast' and 'DC Fancast UNMASKED', can be found on several seasons of CBBC’s 'The Dog Ate My Homework', and performed her 2015 solo show, 'Caught On Tape,' in Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room. She will be doing a final run of 'Caught On Tape' at London's Soho Theatre in June 2016.
Richard is a London-based actor, writer, comedian and improviser. In 2015 he took his debut solo show – 'Richard Soames Does the Right Thing' – to The Edinburgh Festival, where it received critical acclaim before transferring to London’s Kings Place Theatre. He also co-wrote and performed in The Foster’s Best Newcomer Award Nominated show 'The Story Beast' which played a sell-out run at The Soho Theatre in January 2016. Richard is one quarter of BBC Radio 4, Chortle-Award nominated sketch group The Beta Males.
Matilda is a comic performer, former Cambridge Footlights member and South Hampstead ‘old girl’. Her enormously successful Edinburgh Fringe show 'Beard' (which she co-wrote and starred in with Rosa Robson), toured the comedy and sketch circuits, and led to an Edinburgh sequel 'Beard II'. She has written several shows for the ADC theatre, and is a writer for 'The Now Show' on BBC Radio 4.
EDMUND GARNETT and WILL REES
Edmund Garnett and Will Rees were sickly children and as such pencils and paper were the only items deemed mundane enough not to shatter their nerves. They used them to write comedy. Now members of The Oxford Revue, they take great pleasure in bringing their particular and peculiar brand of humour to SHHS.