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Top Comedians come to Canalhouse Nottingham

Canalhouse has been home to the award winning Canalhouse Comedy Night for the past 9 years. During this time, we have seen hundreds of comedians perform on our stage in this award-winning new act and new material night. These shows now take place twice a month but do book early as they normally sell out. In addition to this night, the Canalhouse also plays host to many fantastic comedians on their national tours. Coming up over the next few months:

Michael Akadiri – Thursday 9th February

Following his debut sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, multi-award-winning comedian and junior doctor Michael Akadiri takes his NextUp Biggest Award in Comedy nominated show, No Scrubs on its first national tour.

This “consistently funny, routinely dark show” (Scotsman) sees the “supremely talented and likeable” (Metro) Michael traverse the challenges of life inside and out of the NHS, as he ponders if he’s a scrub, when he’s wearing no scrubs.

As seen on ITV2s Stand Up Sketch Show, Channel 4 (Tik Tok), LadBible & BBCs New Comedy Award. As heard on Brett Goldstein’s Films to be Buried With, BBC Radio 4 & Times Radio

Featured in The Guardian’s Top 12 jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe

Featured in The Telegraph’s Top 20 jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe

Recommended “exciting newcomer to see” by the Evening Standard

“One of the most exciting new voices in comedy” I Talk Telly

“A disarmingly honest and intelligent debut” Entertainment Now

“If laughter is the best medicine, he’s got it covered, if not well he is a doctor” One4Review

Jacob Hawley – Thursday 23rd February

Award winning comedian Jacob Hawley (As seen on The Russell Howard Hour and BBC3’s
Ladhood) presents Bump, a show described by the British Comedy Guide as ‘an impeccable
hour of man and mic stand-up’.

Fresh from a four star run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Hawley covers mental health, social
class, drugs, anti-pasti, and whether he is ready to be a father.

Jacob is the creator and star of Radio 4’s Class Act and Welcome To Britain, BBC Sounds’

Jacob Hawley: On Drugs and Jacob Hawley: On Love.

‘Must-see staple’ List

‘Voice of a generation’

Kwame Asante – Wednesday 1st March

Fresh from his third solo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, A&E doctor and awardwinning stand up comedian Kwame Asante presents the best of his material on life inside
and outside hospital. Expect intelligent and hilarious tales about Kwame’s London childhood
and Birmingham adulthood, plus musings on his newly married life! Be you a friend, family,
comedy fan or patient, he’s guaranteed to have someone in stitches!

**** – Chortle, **** – Metro, **** – ThreeWeeks

‘Entertaining hour packed with daft life experiences and innovative material’ –

Entertainment Now

Bilal Zafar – Wednesday 29th March

Bilal Zafar returns with a brand-new show about how he spent a year working in a care
home for very wealthy people.

Edinburgh Fringe Best newcomer nominee and New Act of the Year (NATYS) award winner
Bilal Zafar returns with a brand-new show about how he spent a year working in a care
home for very wealthy people.

Fresh out of university with a media degree, Bilal was dropped into the real world where he
was given far too much responsibility for a 21-year-old that had just spent 3 years watching

As seen/heard on his very successful Twitch channel, BBC1, BBC2, Channel 4, and BBC Radio

Garrett Millerick – Thursday 30th March

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable
complications. A showcase of no holds barred stand-up comedy for people who like to keep
things simple.

Millerick delivers a searing and timely investigation into the unintended consequences of
doing our best, the mayhem that ensues when people try to help. A blisteringly funny and
cathartic appeal for calm, from one of the least calm people in the country.

As seen on: Conan, SiriusXM, 800 Pound Gorilla Records & The Laughable Podcast (50
Funniest Podcasts of 2021 – Guardian).

NOMINEE: Best Show 2022 – The Leicester Comedy Festival

‘He’s just fantastic.’ Frank Skinner

‘This brave and winning hour certainly pulls no punches’ ★★★★ The Times

‘wickedly funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Powerhouse performance’★★★★ The Telegraph

Vittorio Angelone – Thursday 27th April

Irish-Italian comedian Vittorio Angelone went to see a play (Translations by Brian Friel) at
the National Theatre in London. He loved the play, still does, but was deeply disturbed by
the reaction of the English audience. Join him as he tackles being Irish in England, identity,
and the sad comedy shows that seem to win awards.*

*Since writing this blurb Vittorio’s show got nominated for, but crucially did not win, an
award. The show still makes sense.

Press about Translations:

Relatable and thought-provoking” ★★★★★ – The Student

“Just wow.” ★★★★½ – Chortle

“Boy, this is good stuff. He’s going to go far.” – Ashley Davies, Edinburgh Comedy Awards
Panel Member

‘Come for the caustic wit, stay for a poignancy that never strays into shameless pandering.’
Rolling Stone

Posted on 09 January 2023

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