This weekend at Banana Cabaret : Andrew Bird, Rudi Lickwood, Dave Johns, Allyson June-Smith & Larry Dean

A rich and lively bill of genius standup for you this weekend…

Andrew Bird hails from Northamptonshire and moved to London to pursue a career in stand-up. He worked in The Bedford, where he practised making the regulars laugh before his career in live comedy took off
Since then, Andrew has become a top headline act up and down the UK as well as performing around the world from Dublin to Doha. He has also supported Rhod Gilbert and Lee Hurst on tour, and been the warm-up artist for TV shows including Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Room 101 and Pointless. Andrew is also a writer in demand having written for series such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Mock The Week.

Andrew’s 2011 and 2012 Edinburgh were sold out and received glowing reviews across the board.

“Comedy gold…going to be a star”
The Scotsman

“A great storyteller. Funny, likeable and effortless”
Time Out

“Funny as hell”
Rhod Gilbert

“Beautifully observed and insightful”

As a top black comedian on the UK comedy circuit, Rudi Lickwood is far more than just a stand-up. Rudi’s recent achievements including earning his status in the ‘Black 100+’ awards for the greatest Black British Achievers, picking up a BECA award for outstanding contribution to comedy, and taking up a high-profile request for Rudi to host an exclusive Brit Awards after-show party.
With a super confident playful personality oozing charisma, Rudi’s infectious charm has made him a desirable commodity. Using his sense of humour and razor-sharp material, Rudi has built an outstanding list of Radio and Television projects with his headline performances at esteemed venues across the UK. Recent television and media projects include; Get me the Producer (Ch4) and Funny Business (BBC2), plus a nationwide project with Mediatheme hosting the most comprehensive comedy entertainment system to date. Rudi is currently working the series ‘Lickwood’ with BAFTA award-winning writer Sharon Foster.

Working closely with the Combined Forces Entertainment (CSE), Rudi has toured in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia, keeping the troops entertained all over the world. A charming character, Rudi is loved wherever he performs.Rudi has also presented awards and performed at high-profile events for companies such as American Express, British Telecom Heinz, Diageo and Coca-Cola.

‘Irresistible…he’s going to be massive’ The Guardian
“Wembley should just about contain him” The Stage
‘Easily the funniest new comic I’ve seen this year’ GLR
“Observant engaging interactive comic whose routines roll out like warm custard over Spotted Dick.” The Independent

Friday 12 September
Andrew Bird
Rudi Lickwood
Dave Johns
Allyson June-Smith

Saturday 13 September
Andrew Bird
Rudi Lickwood
Dave Johns
Larry Dean

Late bar and DJs til 2am.

Fridays £14, concessions £11
(+10% Booking Fee)
Saturdays £16, concessions £13 (+10% Booking Fee)
Doors 7.30pm – show starts 9pm, Bar/DJ ‘til 2am

Every Weekend at The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12 9HD, 020 8682 8940