Friday, May 31, 2013

Simply the Jest - new comedy night in New Cross

Black Bird Comedy are launching a new fortnightly comedy club at the White Hart in New Cross, starting next Friday 7 June. They say:

'Three up-and-coming London comedians, Thanyia Moore, Athena Kugblenu and Natalie Roberts have joined forces to create Black Bird Comedy and are bringing a new comedy night to New Cross. Simply the Jest will be a night for new and established comedians to show off their best material and will soon establish itself as one London’s best and warmest free comedy nights.Taking it in turns to host each night, the three ambitious and witty members of Black Bird Comedy will keep each show fresh, entertaining and fun, resulting in audiences wanting to come back time and time again.

Showcasing amateurs, semi-pros and some undiscovered gems, Simply the Jest is shaping up to be a fantastic addition to London’s free and funny comedy scene. It launches on Friday 7 June at the White Hart Hotel, 183 New Cross Road, SE14 5AA, a locally renown public house with a large back room, friendly atmosphere and punters with a thirst for mirth.

There aren't many London comedy nights run by women and ones run by black comedians are few. Black Bird Comedy will use their uniqueness to bring a bit of edge to the night, stamping their own personalities on every show. Launching on Friday 7 June 2013 and held on 1st and 3rd Fridays thereafter, the line up for the first show has award winning acts mixing it with fresh, new talent.

Thanyia says, “There is an exciting entertainment and social scene growing in New Cross and we’re going to be part of that. Simply the Jest is going to offer locals, students and comedy fans all over London something new, different and above all, hilarious to do on a Friday night. All for free!” Natalie says, “We don’t discriminate. We'll be showcasing a diverse range of acts and talent. The only thing they have in common is that they are brilliantly funny!” Athena says, “Simply the Jest is a must for great acts looking for a fun, friendly audience and a well promoted comedy night in a vibrant area of London where free and quality comedy is currently hard to come by".'

Contact details:
Twitter: @blackbirdcomedy
Facebook group:
Facebook event Friday 7 June:
Facebook event Friday 21 June:

The White Hart is a big old pub in a good location that's been crying out for some decent promoters to get things going there, so all the best to Black Bird Comedy, get down and check it out.

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