Shakes & Giggles - Stand Up Shakespeare
Shakes & Giggles - Stand Up Shakespeare

Shakes & Giggles - Stand Up Shakespeare

Gits & Shiggles Comedy

Sat 22 October


It's back, brilliant stand-up comedy at Tara returns to Earlsfield!

Gits and Shiggles Comedy ("Ace line-ups picked by true comedy connoisseurs" Time Out) brings together some of the most exciting and innovative comic voices in London for an evening inspired by the works of William Shakespeare.

A unique, one-night-only Comedy of Errors featuring never seen before material.



Star or the hit BBC sitcom Uncle and his own show Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment, Helm is one of the most exciting and original stand-ups working today, combining high energy comedy with rock music. A two-time nominee for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for best show, in 2011 for Dare to Dream and 2013 for One Man Mega Myth.

Also seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard's Good News, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Electric and The Boyle Variety Performance. In addition to this, he was also BAFTA nominated for the 2015 short film Elephant, which he co-wrote and directed.

'A true comedy daredevil' Time Out

'Explosively funny' Chortle

'Helm feels new and genuinely exciting' ★★★★★ The Telegraph



Rising young stand-up who has supported Frankie Boyle, Josie Long and Stewart Francis on tour. Part of the Chortle Award nominated comedy collectives Weirdos and Comedian's Cinema Club

'A wonderfully whimsical experince' ★★★★ Three Weeks

'Akin to Flight of the Conchords, with her ability to take surreal premises and mine them for multiple laughs' ★★★★ Young Perspective



Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for best show, in 2015 for LANCE and 2016 for MAESTRO

As seen in We’re Doomed: The Dad’s Army Story, Siblings and Drifters.

'An absolute gem' ★★★★★ – The Guardian



A cast picked from the top talent at one of London's leading improv theatres turn their hands to scripted comedy with a sketch about The Scottish Play. Featuring FA Players Simon Lukacs, Charlie Kemp, Katherine Bennett-Fox and Mariam Haque

★★★★ - Fest



Stand up whose show The Vanity Project was awarded 2016 Pick of the Fringe by Arts Award Voice

'An unstoppable storyteller... a fresh and surprising addition to the Fringe... as warm as he is brilliant' ★★★★★ - Arts Award Voice

'Such astute and well written turns of phrase' ★★★★ - The List

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