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Sun, 18 Sept



Open Mic Comedy Night hosted by Mark Bittlestone

Hot off the heels of a very successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Mark returns to West London for a night of fun and laughter and is joined by the equally hilarious Sam Lake and Celya AB.

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Open Mic Comedy Night hosted by Mark Bittlestone
Open Mic Comedy Night hosted by Mark Bittlestone

Time & Location

18 Sept 2022, 19:30 – 23:00

London, 185 Chiswick High Rd., Chiswick, London W4 2DR, UK

About the event

Mark Bittlestone is convinced that he’s the only gay man doing comedy in the world so please be respectful and don’t tell him otherwise! Rapidly making a name for himself both online and on the UK standup circuit, he has 120k followers on TikTok and 50k on Instagram, while in the real world (!) of stand-up has won The Frog and Bucket’s Beat the Frog Competition and Backyard Comedy Club’s Comedy Knockout as well as Up the Creek’s prestigious Blackout competition three times, was runner-up from 300 entrants in the Max Turner Prize 2018, reached the final of the Leicester Square Theatre SketchOff Competition 2019 & ’20 and was a finalist in Southport New Comedian of the Year Competition 2021. Check out clips of him, follow him on social media @poofsrus or find him selling his underwear for money on Grindr.

Mark also writes a fortnightly blog for Glue Magazine.

Sam Lake is a stand-up comedian, writer and presenter. Sam openly shares stories and details from his life as a semi-camp gay man, moving from a small mining village to a big city and becoming a happily married man. Sam has racked up a number of achievements, including winning Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year and Hastings Fringe Newcomer of the Year. As well as this, Sam has recently starred in Dave’s “The Comedy Guide to Life” & All4’s “The Joy of Missing Out” with Tom Allen. His writing has been featured on Mock The Week (BBC 2), Breaking The News (BBC Radio Scotland) & Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 extra). He’s also the host of the podcast “I’ve Had a Rosé, Let’s Talk About Feelings”, and regularly performs at the biggest clubs up and down the country.

Celya Ab is the most unique emerging talent on the UK circuit. Originally from Paris, France and of French – Algerian origins. Celya is now residing in the sunny city of Birmingham and has been making a huge impression on the UK comedy scene despite only starting her comedy career in 2017. Able to perform in French & English, Celya’s sharp writing brings a unique look into life as a EU expat living in post brexit Britain. With a very likeable stage presence and natural ability Celya looks destined for the top.

Combining work in customer service with stand-up, she recently made it through to the Funny Women 2019 finals. In October 2019 Celya won the prestigious annual Breaking Talent Award, hosted at The Glee Club by Birmingham Comedy Festival.

Celya AB describes her humour as “warm, daft, strange …”


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