Half Moon presents:
Gits & Shiggles Comedy
Paul Sinha + Paul Tonkinson + Eshaan Akbar + Andrew Ryan + Ahir Shah + Lauren Pattison
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
A familiar TV face, appearing on Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience and as a regular Chaser on The Chase. Paul is also an ever-present voice of radio comedy, appearing on The News Quiz, The Now Show, Loose Ends, 28 Acts in 28 Minutes, Shappi Talk and Just a Minute on Radio 4 and Fighting Talk on Radio 5 Live.
Nominated for Best Show at the 2006 Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
"This is textbook comic writing... a rich hour of stand-up" ★★★★ The Guardian
"Thoroughly entertaining" ★★★★ Chortle
"Comedy gold" ★★★★ The Scotsman
"A faultless hour of comedy... bloody hilarious" ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
"Reassuringly intelligent and very funny" The Observer
Two time Time Out Comedy Award winner, Paul Tonkinson is a legend of the UK stand-up circuit. Former host of The Big Breakfast and The Sunday Show, as seen on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and Live from the Comedy Store, as heard on Radio 4 and XFM, Paul is considered one of the finest stand-ups working today, and has been a fixture on TV and on the live scene for 20 years.
"It's constant laughs - do spend an hour in this man's company" ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
"Effortlessly likeable, and deft at drawing the viewer into his charming anecdotes" Chortle
"A very likeable and funny comedian" The Reviews Hub
Piccadilly Comedy Club's New Comedian of the Year 2016, Eshaan Akbar is one of the best new stand-ups around, fresh off his first hour long show at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
"A classy comic" The Scotsman
"Insightful and consistently funny" ★★★★ The Fountain
"An informed comic perspective and a near-universal appeal" ★★★★ Fest Mag
"A breath of fresh air" ★★★★ Broadway Baby
"A talented performer... he'll definitely be one to bank on" Chortle
Nominated for Best Show at the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his show Control, Ahir Shah is one the finest political stand-ups in the country, and has received a wave of critical acclaim
"A call to arms against complacency" ★★★★ The Guardian
"One of his generation's most eloquent comic voices" ★★★★ The Telegraph
"Fiendishly clever and furious" ★★★★ The Times
Nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards with her debut hour Lady Muck, Newcastle born Lauren has taken the stand-up world by storm in the last year.
"A deliciously bawdy hour of unapologetic oversharing and filthy jokes... catch her now before she hits the big time" ★★★★ The Telegraph
"With this hilarious and empowering debut hour, Lauren Pattison is going places" ★★★★★ The List
"A focused, supremely assured performer, the strength of her convictions and the steady mastery with which she conveys them fuelled by a gently simmering, righteous fury" ★★★★ The Scotsman