Half Moon presents:
Gits & Shiggles Comedy - Katy Brand and Chris Kent - double Edinburgh preview
Katy Brand + Chris Kent
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
Katy performed her first professional comedy gig in a London pub in 2004, before joining acclaimed sketch comedy troupe Ealing Live! and touring around the country with her own show. She won a British Comedy award for her TV sketch series Katy Brand's Big As Show in 2008 and has since written for and appeared in numerous films, TV programmes and radio shows. Her first novel, Brenda Monk Is Funny, was published in 2014. Katy has worked as a journalist, screen writer, actor, comedian and director. She really wanted to be an astronaut but didn’t have the maths. She also once dressed up as Beyoncé on national television and very nearly got away with it...
"The church’s loss is comedy’s gain…" – Evening Standard
"Intelligent storytelling… she makes us hang on her every word" – The Times
Hailing from ‘The Rebel County’ (That’s Cork for anyone outside Ireland), Chris gave up the day job as an electrician to pursue his calling in comedy. He emerged onto the Irish comedy scene in 2009 after winning the Bulmers Nuttin’ But Funny competition.
In 2015 Chris made his UK TV debut on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central. Shortly afterwards, he moved to the UK to try and establish himself on the UK comedy scene, where he has quickly become a favourite at some of the top clubs.
He brought his fourth solo show ‘Stop Stalling’ (‘Original, hilarious material, Among the best acts I’ve seen ★★★★★ The Mirror) to the Edinburgh Festival. He returned home after once again miscalculating his final shop and leaving behind half a bottle of shower gel and a box of cornflakes (unopened), and taking with him only resentment for the landlord that charged seven times the rent for an apartment that couldn’t possibly have been up any more stairs…
In 2016 Chris performed at the Perth Fringe. It was warm. He took a break from Edinburgh, assuming that “everybody in the world would be in Rio for the Olympics”. He did however go on to do his first Irish tour with ‘Stop Stalling’, performing to sell out crowds. It was cold.
Chris is currently working on his fifth hour, which he will be bringing to the Edinburgh Festival and beyond in 2017.