Half Moon presents:

Gits and Shiggles Comedy with Hal Cruttenden, Andy Zaltzman, Kiri Pritchard-McLean & more

Hal Cruttenden + Andy Zaltzman + Kiri Pritchard-McLean + Lucy Pearman + Rachel Fairburn + John Kearns

Half Moon - Putney, London

Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm

On 29 January, as part of Independent Venue Week, Gits and Shiggles Comedy presents a special fundraiser for Missing People, with a cracking line-up.

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 Half Moon, 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

Line Up

Gits and Shiggles favourite and one of the sharpest stand-ups working today, with appearances on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The John Bishop Show, The Royal Variety Performance and Channel 4's Comedy Gala.

Both charming and acerbic, he has performed all over the world, is a three time Chortle Award nominee, and an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.

"One of the funniest comics on the circuit" ★★★★ Time Out

"Believe me this is as good as it gets" ★★★★ channel4.com

★★★★ Daily Telegraph

"Had the audience eating out of his hands" ★★★★ Chortle

"An absolute joy to watch... fabulous"★★★★ The Scotsman

"Comedy that can't fail to delight" ★★★★ Metro

"He had the crowd roaring" ★★★★ Hollywood Reporter

One of the UK's finest political satirists, Andy Zaltzman is the host of the critically acclaimed The Bugle podcast - one of his frequent collaborations with John Oliver, which also include the BBC Radio series Political Animal and The Department.

A writer for Rory Bremner, he has also appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, Russell Howard's Good News, Dave's One Night Stand, Unspun with Matt Forde and Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience, as well as being heard on BBC Radio's The Now Show and The News Quiz.

He has been internationally touring his acclaimed show Satirist for Hire since 2014.

“Political comedy at its best” The Sunday Times

“Zaltzman has the kind of whip-smart, sophisticated brain that makes Stephen Fry seem dim.” The Evening Standard

"Topical satire that manages to be both thought-provoking and uproariously funny” The Telegraph

“Fiendishly sharp satirist” Evening Standard

One of the fastest rising and critically acclaimed stand-ups working today. She won rave reviews for her 2018 show Victim, Complex (which she previewed at Gits and Shiggles last year), co-hosts the hit podcast All Killa No Filla, co-created and co-hosts the smash hit Edinburgh shows Amusical, has won the Chortle Award for Best Club Compere and is a writer and director of Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated sketch group Gein's Family Giftshop. A true comedy behemoth and renaissance woman.

As seen on Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle's New World Order, The Russell Howard Hour, Hypothetical, Roast Battle and The Comedy Bus.

"While there are plenty of laugh-out-loud lines, there are also breathtaking twists" Evening Standard ★★★★

"It’s tour de force stuff from Pritchard-McLean" Chortle ★★★★

"Heart-wrenchingly, tear-jerkingly funny" Voice Mag ★★★★★

Independent ★★★★★

"Ace stand up" Time Out

Unforgettable absurdist character clown, Lucy Pearman has appeared in Spencer Jones' show The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk as well as the BBC Radio 4 show Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme.

"Pearman is a gifted, not to mention extremely potty performer" ★★★★ Evening Standard

Incredible stand-up and co-host of the critically acclaimed All Killa No Filla podcast (chosen by The Guardian as one of the best podcasts of 2018).

"She had lines in this set that better-known acts would be happy to nick for themselves" Chortle

"Awash with astute observation and dark gallows humour" Ed Fest Mag

Gits and Shiggles regular John Kearns won the highest accolade in comedy, the 2014 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award for his show Schtick, only one year after winning the 2013 Fosters Best Newcomer Award. While his rise has been meteoric it is nothing less than deserved and he remains one of Gits and Shiggles favourite comedians.

Now one of the most in demand comics in Britain, he is currently working on his own show for Radio 4 and the sitcom Top Coppers for BBC3.

“Now THIS is how you do absurd comedy… a bold, hilarious debut… he has forged comedy gold.” ★★★★★ Chortle

“A true comedy original.” ★★★★ Time Out

“A brilliantly constructed piece of absurdist clowning.” ★★★★ Evening Standard

“Extremely funny.” ★★★★ Scotsman

“Spike Milligan, Vic & Bob, John Kearns. Say hello to comedy’s latest lunatic.” ★★★★ Beyond the Joke

"Kearns is simultaneously charming and enigmatic: you love him, and you enjoy trying to fathom what he's up to" The Guardian