Half Moon presents:
Gits and Shiggles Comedy
Brian Gittins + Shappi Khorsandi
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Gits and Shiggles is one of London's best comedy nights, organizing events throughout the capital as well as monthly at its residency at The Halfmoon, Putney.
Bringing you the best in emerging, established and alternative stand-up, sketch, musical, character and improv comedy, acts performing at past and future events include Jack Whitehall, Alistair McGowan, Sean Hughes, Josh Widdicombe, Henning Wehn, Holly Walsh, Andrew Lawrence, Josh Howie, Loretta Maine, EastEnd Cabaret, Andy Zaltzman, Rich Fulcher, Tom Rosenthal, Mark Little, Piff the Magic Dragon, Pappy's, Humphrey Ker, Dr Brown, Cardinal Burns, Tony Law, The Beta Males, Isy Suttie, Frank Sanazi, Wit Tank, Norman Lovett, Alex Horne, Adam Bloom, Ava Vidal, Lucy Porter, Patrick Monahan, Jigsaw, Jay Foreman, Daniel Simonsen, Stephen Carlin and Bridget Christie.
"Awesome comedy night... If you haven't been yet, go. They've got chairs and everything" - Rich Fulcher, The Mighty Boosh
Star of Ricky Gervais's Derek on Channel 4, as well his own C4 show Gittins.
After 6 years on the circuit, Brian Gittins has yet to make any waves in the comedy world and continually struggles to find an audience that like him. A Nick Ferrari enthusiast and a nasal spray addict, Brian has given himself 25 years to reach the London Palladium.
"One of the best comedy characters of the decade" Ricky Gervais
"Very funny and horrifically distressing"
Shappi established herself as one of the country's finest comedians in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker.
This show lead to the publication of her childhood memoirs, "A Beginner's Guide To Acting English", her best selling literary debut.
In typical Shappi style, this show told the story of how her family were forced to flee Iran and gain asylum in the UK. Her father's popularity as a satirist attacking the regime has ensured they cannot return to Iran. As Shappi says, "obviously there's free speech in Iran, but little freedom after you've spoken." Shappi's career has taken her to all corners of the globe, she has appeared on countless TV & Radio shows including; Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, QI, Just a Minute & other flagship radio 4 programmes.
She is proud of being a "spit & sawdust" standup & one of her favourite things is pulling on her wellies, trudging through muddy fields, and performing at every music festival which has a comedy tent - from Glastonbury to Secret Garden Party.
She has received an honorary doctorate from Winchester University for her contribution to the arts and recently received the prestigious James Joyce award from Dublin University.
Critically acclaimed stand-up and author of the bestselling books A Beginner's Guide to Acting English and Nina is Not OK.
As seen on Have I Got News For You, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow
"Such a joy to listen to, with laughs coming thick and fast – and from all sorts of unexpected directions" Chortle