Wednesday 5th June 2019
The Mighty Boy Comedy Night is taking place at the Underbelly Festival Venue on the Southbank, EC1 – the magnificent, unforgettable, upside down purple cow. The venue has been given to us to use by Director Ed Bartlam and his team and we are extremely grateful for all their support.
We have an amazing, unmissable night of comedy lined up for you and are so grateful to all the comedians who are giving up their precious time to help support The Silas Pullen Fund and The Brain Tumour Charity. Thank you.
Get a group of mates together and make an evening of it. The festival venue has bars and food outlets so it’s simple to hook up beforehand. Seats are undesignated so to sit next to each other just walk in together on the night.
The Line Up
Rory Bremner is widely regarded as Britain’s top satirical impressionist and was referred to as a “serial impressionist” and “The man of a thousand voices” by Clive Anderson. He has impersonated Prime Ministers and Presidents, celebrities and members of The Royal Family. He is a presenter, quiz-show host, writer, actor, translator and even, for the blink of an eye, a ballroom dancer.
Over a TV career that has spanned several decades, he has won numerous awards, including three BAFTAs and two British comedy awards. He has hosted shows such as Bremner, Bird and Fortune and Face the Clock and has appeared on a diverse range of shows from Spitting Image and Whose Line Is It Anyway? to Mock The Week. More recently he has captained a team on the high energy panel show The Imitation Game.
We are delighted that Rory has agreed to take part in The Mighty Boy Comedy Night especially as, many years ago, he got to spend a little bit of time with Silas.
Armstrong & Miller
Born in a crossfire hurricane, Armstrong and Miller have been at the forefront of space technology for the best part of a decade. They also have two well-known side projects: proof-of-concept for their subterranean library lending scheme is currently underway in Illinois, and their not-for-profit private helicopter upcycling plant breaks ground in Sydney, Australia this fall. Oh and they once had a sketch show on telly.
Reasonably fresh from hosting We Are Most Amused And Amazed on ITV, otherwise known as Prince Charles’ 70th birthday bash at the London Palladium, Armstrong and Miller will be performing a selection of sketch favourites old and new, but mostly old. They ask you to “Be gentle, be kind, but most of all, be there. Please.”
The comedy duo of Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong have not been seen performing live together for the best part of a decade and are we are enormously privileged that they are re-uniting especially for The Mighty Boy Comedy Night. Ben had the pleasure of once meeting Silas and was particularly good-humoured when a five year old Silas insisted on calling him “primeval man”, for a whole weekend – a reference to the TV series Primeval that Ben was starring in at the time. Let’s face it, for a small boy, you don’t get much cooler than a man who fights dinosaurs.
Hal Cruttenden is one of the top stand up comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor and has been described by The Times as “hugely talented” and by The Scotsman as “An absolute joy to watch.”
He has made several appearances on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and The Royal Variety Performance as well as his regular appearances on shows such as Mock the Week, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice and The Apprentice: You’re Fired. The second series of his sitcom Hal was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he has released two comedy DVDs, Tough Luvvie and Straight Outta Cruttenden. He is currently on his 5th nationwide tour “Chubster”, which continues until the end of the year.
Hal has been a long-term supporter of The Brain Tumour Charity and has already fronted two comedy nights on their behalf. We are delighted that he has decided to support the Silas Pullen Fund and host the evening.
Ronni Ancona is an actress, impressionist, comedienne and writer. She became a household name in the BAFTA winning Big Impression with Alistair McGowan, for which she won the British Comedy Award for Best Actress and the prestigious Variety Club Award. She also received a BAFTA for her performance in The Sketch Show.
She has appeared in a wide array of TV shows including The Imitation Game, Ronni Ancona & Co, Rory Bremner, Who Else? and That was the Week That Wasn’t. She has made many regular appearances as a panellist on QI and has hosted Have I Got News For You. In 2009, she published her first book with Faber & Faber.
Ronni knows Silas’s family well and remembers his contagious laughter. She has been a long-term supporter of The Silas Pullen Fund for which we are enormously grateful.
Lewis Macleod is a comedian, actor and a mimic.
He voices characters such as Postman Pat and Sebulba from Star Wars. He can also be heard on the voicing characters on the TV show Newzoids, the satritical puppet sketch show, and the Cartoon Network’s Skatoony and appears in comedy sketches for BBC radio, including Off the Ball, Bigipedia, and Safety Catch. He is the star of the BBC Radio 4 series Lewis Macleod is Not Himself and Dead Ringers, an award winning comedy impression show. He has appeared on TV shows such as Celebrity Eggheads, Jeremy Vine: Agony Uncle and has recently finished shooting on The Crown for Netflix.
The winner of The Battle of the Wits
Trevor Feelgood is the winner of the Battle of the Wits comedy night organised by Shepherd Neame, in support of The Silas Pullen Fund, which took place in Faversham earlier this year. He fought off 25 comedy rivals to win the audience’s approval and be crowned the King of Comedy, giving him the chance to perform on stage tonight.
Trevor has been performing stand-up comedy in his spare time for the last 8 years and has appeared at The London Comedy Store and The Edinburgh Festival. He cites both Bill Bailey and Eddie Izzard among his comedy influences. He did once quit stand-up comedy but, like Jesus and Noel Edmonds, he came back for a second go.
And other special guests to be announced nearer the event. Line up subject to change.