AVALON COMEDY: Luke Kempner
Luke Kempner has quickly established himself as the UK’s hottest new impressionist for the millennial comedy generation, amassing over 3 million views online, through his viral sketch videos . Luke is part of the new Spitting Image cast, which can be seen now on BritBox.
Combining razor sharp stand-up with incisively accurate imitations, Luke has made regular appearances in the BAFTA winning Murder in Successville (BBC3) and as the breakout star of The Imitation Game (ITV1), which led to an appearance on The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1).
He will be appearing on the next series of ITV2’s Stand-Up Sketch Show, and his other credits include Love Island Aftersun, Celebability, Celebrity Karaoke Club, Hey Tracey (ITV2) and Pointless Celebrities (BBC1). Luke created and starred in his own review show for ITV2, entitled Luke Kempner’s Impression of 2015 and was the resident comedian on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side (Channel 5) for 9 series. He is also a regular on BBC Radio 4’s topical comedy institutions The Now Show and News Jack.
Luke began his career in musical theatre, starring in the West End with Les Miserables, Avenue Q and South Pacific. His Edinburgh Festival debut show was the smash Fringe hit The Only Way Is Downton, a one man comedy musical tour de force which toured extensively to theatres and festivals across the UK and U.S.A. He initially garnered global attention in 2012 with his hit viral video Downstairs at Downton.
His last show at the Edinburgh Fringe was for the sold out run of House of Faces, which then toured nationwide throughout 2019.
Compere: Jack Barry
Jack Barry is an exciting name making waves in the comedy world and is probably the only stand up on the circuit with a degree in Chinese – what a waste. Jack is a series regular in Mae Martin’s sitcom Feel Good (Channel 4/Netflix) following numerous TV appearances including The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes (Gold), Catastrophe (Channel 4/Amazon), Cuckoo (BBC Three/Netflix) and Turn Up Charlie (Netflix). Not to mention he had a brief stint gracing screens and crisp packets nationwide as the face of McCoy’s crisps for most of 2017-18.
An excellent writer, Jack has written for Mock the Week (BBC2) and one of his viral sketches Get Staffed was shortlisted for Best Comedy Short at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and won Single Funniest Moment at the Portland Comedy Festival.
A sought after live act, Jack was selected as one of eight comedy shows in the Sunday Times’ ‘Best of what’s on at the Edinburgh Festival’ and has provided tour support for comedians including Russell Howard, Marc Maron, James Acaster and Joe Lycett.
Along with being a solo act, Jack writes and performs as one-half of acclaimed sketch duo Twins with Annie McGrath.
Also on the line up: Bella Hull
Bella Hull is a London-based stand-up comedian and writer and one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians.
Bella regularly plays to sell-out crowds across the UK and recently made her television debut on the BBC’s Stand Up for Live Comedy. She recently performed at the Utrecht International Comedy Festival and her writing has been featured on BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack, Flux Magazine and she is the advice columnist for Quadra magazine.
A former member of the Cambridge Footlights, Bella begun finding success on the competition circuit, winning the Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year 2019 and placing in the 2NorthDown New Act Competition 2020.
October 7, 2021
Start Time: 20.00
Adults: £ 15.00
Concessions: £ 15.00