Upfront Comedy – Mother & Son Standing Up
A new season of new laughs from comedy veterans and fresh talent is brought to you by Upfront Comedy and The Drum. Kicking off the season on Friday 4 September, at 7pm is Mother and Son Standing Up.
Multi-award winning comedienne, Angie Le Mar debuts her brand new unique show Mother & Son Standing Up, alongside her first born son, Travis Jay, a rising star on the comedy circuit. The evening will be hosted by Teletubbie comic, John Simmit.
Pioneering comedienne, Angie Le Mar started off in nightclubs, churches and youth centres in the late 80s and went on to become the first visible black female stand up, before the birth of the UK black comedy circuit. Her TV appearances include BBC’s The Real McCoy, ITV’s Loose Women, and Channel 4’s Get Up, Stand Up. Building a loyal following during her career, she has paved the way for the likes of Gina Yashere, Shazia Mirza and Ava Vidal.
Rising talent, Travis Jay is no stranger to comedy, being the son of Angie Le Mar. Drawing on observations on life for his material, his influences are the likes of Bernie Mac, Dane Cook, John Bishop, Kat Williams and Dave Chapelle. He has previously warmed up for Ava Vidal at Soho Theatre and Angie Le Mar at the Barbican.
Tickets are priced at £13.50 (£11.50), £16.50 OTD. To book your tickets or for more information call The Drum’s Box Office on 0121 333 2444, or visit www.the-drum.org.uk
Food will be available on the night.
Suitable for audience 18+
Fri 4 Sep
Tickets: Advance – £13.50 (£11.50), OTD – £16.50