Oxfordshire Mind Comedy Gala

Oxfordshire Mind are taking over Oxford Playhouse for an afternoon of comic brilliance featuring.

Raising money for the vital support Oxfordshire Mind offers those with mental health problems, don’t miss this hilarious event of belly laughing comedy!

2:30 PM performers: Hal Cruttenden, Ahir Shah, Nigel Ng, Chelsea Birkby, Alex Farrow, Harry Househam

7:30 PM performers: A special guest, Jacob Hawley, Alex Kealy, Isa Bonachera, Chelsea Birkby, Alex Farrow and Harry Househam

Hal Cruttenden

As seen on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. “One of the funniest comedians on the circuit” ★★★★★ (Time Out). “Can’t fail to delight” ★★★★★ (Metro). “He’ll make you laugh… a lot” ★★★★★ (Daily Mirror)

Ahir Shah

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award ‘Best Show’ nominee Ahir Shah has performed stand-up on Live At The ApolloThe Now Show and Stand Up Central.

‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny … a blazing talent firing on all cylinders.’
★★★★★ (Telegraph)

Nigel Ng

Nigel Ng made his TV debut on Comedy Central, shortly followed by Roast Battle. As heard on Mock the Week and Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his sell out show Culture Shocked.

“He almost had audience members rolling on the floor laughing, with several at least half out of their seats. This is observational humour at its best” (Voice)

Alex Kealy

Alex Kealy is a stand-up comedian who mixes smart political material with self-deprecation and relatable observations. Alex has written for shows including Mock The Week (BBC Two), The News Quiz and The Now Show (both BBC Radio 4), He has, too, been tipped by The Edinburgh Evening News as one of “5 Comedians To See If You Like James Acaster”

“Whip-smart wit…extremely funny” ★★★★ (BingeFringe)

Jacob Hawley

After reaching the finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards 2017, writing and starring in numerous shorts for BBC 3, regularly featuring on Radio 4,  Talksport and BBC 5 Live, and producing two hugely successful stand-up shows for the Edinburgh Fringe, Jacob Hawley has become a critically acclaimed new voice in comedy.

“Intelligent and important, his self-aware set sees him explore themes of class and identity in the modern world expertly.” (The Sunday Post)

Isa Bonachera

2018 BBC New Comedy Award finalist, Isa Bonachera performs regularly in the London circuit and around the UK and has created some critically acclaimed shows.

“Jokes and punchlines which really hit you with laughter” ★★★★ (Broadway Baby). “A gift for the unexpected one-liner” ★★★★ (Three Weeks) 

Chelsea Birkby

Chelsea Birkby is a rising star, who after having been noticed at a past Oxfordshire Mind gala has since been made an Oxfordshire Mind trustee. “Cheeky adult humour” ★★★★ (Oxford Mail). “Talked frankly about mental illness” ★★★★★ (Oxford Times).

Alex Farrow

Alex is the host and co-creator of Jericho Comedy and can be regularly seen hosting Stand-up Philosophy as well as the regular compere of Union Jack radio’s ‘One night stand’. “An engaging and entertaining pairing of learning and good humour!” ★★★★ (The Latest). “Jaw achingly funny” ★★★★★ (The Oxford Times)

Harry Househam

Harry is a co-founder of Jericho Comedy as well as creator of Harry Potter parody show ’The Show that must not be named’ and high speed coach based murder mystery ‘Murder on the National Express’. “Extra-ordinarily talented” (Cherwell). “Very much at home on stage” (OxStu). “Kept me going for weeks. Genius Idea” ★★★★ (Stage Talk Magazine). “A roaring success at creating vibrant comedy in Oxfordshire” ★★★★ (The Oxford Mail)

Oxfordshire Mind, the mental health charity, are there to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. Whether you’re stressed, depressed, anxious or experiencing another mental health problem – or care for someone who does – Oxfordshire Mind can help.

Hosted by Jericho Comedy

Duration: 2 hours 30mins with interval

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