Saturday 30th September : Ian Stone | Sindhu Vee | Russell Hicks | Tim Clarke

A Jaw-dropping lineup of stand-up comedy, featuring the legendary Ian Stone, the emerging brilliance of newcomer Sindhu Vee, on-the-spot improv genius from Russell Hicks and the always irrepressible Tim Clarke.

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Ian Stone

Ranked amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain by The Independent, Ian Stone is one of the most talented topical acts and comperes in the country. Edgy and provocative, with an easy-going manner and self-depreciating style, Ian is at great ease bantering with an audience. He’s a member of the Comedy Store’s critically acclaimed ‘Cutting Edge’ team. Ian also received a nomination in 2012 for the BEST SHOW at the Leicester Comedy Festival Awards.
He has performed all over the world including Comedy Festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Holland, France, Ireland and Germany. He’s entertained the troops in Kuwait, Bosnia,Kosovo, Cyprus and Afghanistan. He was the first British stand-up to perform in Moscow and the first performer to appear for The Comedy Store in Mumbai.

“Seriously funny” The Guardian
“…like a cross between Tony Hancock and Frankie Howerd. Stone is probably better than we deserve. Ultimately, it is the sheer quantity of funny material that really impresses” The List

Sindhu Vee

NATYs 2017 runner-up & Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year 2017 Runner-up

BBC New Comedy Award 2016 finalist

Born and brought up in India, with degrees from Delhi University, Oxford University, the University of Chicago, half a PHD, a successful career in investment banking, three kids and a bizarrely gigantic Labrador, Sindhu Vee decided it was time to make her parents proud and start a career in comedy.

Sindhu performed her first ever gig in 2012 at the Funny Women Award’s heats – making it to the semi-finals and then a year later, the finals. With nerves of steel and some might say a slight competitive streak, Sindhu has also competed at the 2013 Amused Moose Comedy Awards (quarter finalist), in 2016 she was a finalist in the Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the Year competition and the BBC New Comedy Awards and has recently been nominated in the 2017 Leicester New Comedian of the Year awards, with the winner to be announced this February.

Following her hugely successful beginnings, it’s been a swift rise for Sindhu with invitations flying in to perform worldwide, from the US to India – where in 2014, Sindhu performed to sold out audiences in Delhi and featured in a television special, Rising Stars of Comedy on India’s premier English channel, NDTV. Most recently she was invited to join 5 Indian comics at Coimbatore’s Laughathon 2015 and was named in Shaadi-Etiyaadi’s (an Indian blog) among the top 18 comics in India.

Back on UK soil, Sindhu is already a firm favourite on the comedy circuit securing gigs across the country including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and two sell-out nights at London’s coveted Museum of Comedy with her solo show The Girl From Sindhustan.

Alongside stand-up Sindhu has a flourishing television & radio career, having performed live for the BBC Asian Network’s Big Comedy Night at the Watford Palace Theatre, BBC’s Asian Network Comedy Night at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a support slot for Live From The BBC for BBC Worldwide. On radio Sindhu has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour 70th Birthday Party and It’s a Funny World for BBC Scotland. She is also the voice of ‘Auntie G’ on Preeya Kalidas’ weekly show, Kupid Kalidas for BBC Asian Network.

Most recently Sindhu appeared on Alan Davies As Yet Untitled for Channel Dave and currently has a number of projects in development including her newest solo show, Iguana Mum, set to debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.

“Excellent” —BroadwayBaby

“Priceless” —Chortle

“Refreshing; clever stuff” —Bruce Dessau


Russell Hicks

“A sharp wit. The pessimism of Jack Dee mixed with the deadpan aggression of Denis Leary. A riproaring night of tough love from a witty comedian ★★★★ ”

Guest Appearance on NBC’s “Before The Morning After”

One of the ‘Top Six Comics to Watch’ by LA’s Stand Up Talk Magazine

Appeared on LA based panel show Direct TV’s ‘What’s News?’

A regular guest on hit podcasts such as Talkin’ Sh*t with Eddie Ifft.

Regularly tours his solo comedy shows round the biggest US universities. Prolific and consistently delivering quality new work, audience members return for two nights in a row. No two shows are ever the same.


Tim Clarke

A comedy circuit stalwart, Tim is a regular compere at Jongleurs and the Comedy Store. He has toured with Frank Skinner, was the first ever British comic to work in Beijing and has also performed in Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, Kosovo and Bosnia.

He wrote Barry Cryer’s links for BBC1’s The Stand Up Show, as well as speeches for the likes of Graham Taylor and Gordon Brown.

A sports fan, he co-hosted Channel 4’s Under The Moon, and Capital Gold’s pre-kick-off Saturday sports show for two months in 2001.

As well as appearances in TV stand-up shows and panel games, he was also the personable face of the Grim Reaper in a Virgin Atlantic ad campaign.


Banana Cabaret, Balham, is one of London’s longest running, premiere stand up comedy clubs; a favourite with comedians and audiences alike and always one of the best lineups in town. All your favourite household-name comics have performed in our iconic round room. Many of them still do!

When tickets are sold out online, we always have tickets available on the door.

Doors open at 7.30pm. The show runs from 9.00pm-11.00pm (late bars and DJs until 2am).

Please arrive by 8:30pm to secure your allocated seats.

Be aware that food orders for the theatre will only be taken until 8.15pm.

If you book separately and wish to be seated together please email Banana Cabaret (contact details will be provided in your confirmation email).

Concessions are available to the unwaged & students. Please bring concessionary ID to receive a £3 rebate.

Acts subject to change.


DJs til 2am

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