Seen & Not Heard: Comedy Gig

Comedy gig with Jonny & the Baptists, Nish Kumar, Josie Long, Deborah Frances-White & Charlie George!

Hosted by Jonny & the Baptists
Featuring Nish Kumar, Josie Long, Deborah Frances-White & Charlie George!

Join us for a special evening celebrating youth, challenging power and punching up, with some of the UK’s finest comedy acts. The night will be hosted by musical satirists and comedy double act Jonny & the Baptists, and will feature comedians Josie Long, Nish Kumar, Deborah Frances-White and Charlie George!

Event age recommendation: 14+

You can watch the recording of the full event below.


Jonny & the Baptists – real names Jonny Donahoe & Paddy Gervers – are among the hottest musical comedy acts on the UK scene, regularly appearing on TV, radio, at festivals and comedy clubs around the country on their UK tours. From silly songs to satirical anthems, their riotous live blend of comedy and rock gig has won adoring fans across the country. They have previously supported Mark Thomas at the National Theatre, performed at major UK festivals, and topped the iTunes Comedy Chart with single ‘Farage’. They have appeared regularly on Radio 4, including The Now Show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, and Sketchorama; and on the BBC’s Live at Television Centre. |


Josie Long – often described as a unique voice in comedy – is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award. Josie founded Arts Emergency in 2011 alongside campaigner Neil Griffiths as a way to do something meaningful for the young people most affected by rising tuition fees and cuts to the arts. Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including The News Quiz, Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Skins, 8 out of 10 Cats, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central, Celebrity MasterChef and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, as well as Australia’s Thank God You’re Here, and Comedy Central’s @midnight and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Hidden America in the US. |

Nish Kumar hosts his own satirical, spoof news series, The Mash Report, for BBC Two. Alongside stand-up, Nish is a frequent voice and face across both television and radio. On screen you can catch up with Nish on the likes of Q.I., Mock The Week & Live At The Apollo (all BBC Two), Have I Got News For You & The John Bishop Show (BBC One), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Russell Howard’s Stand-Up for Central, Drunk History, The Alternative Comedy Experience & Live At The Comedy Store (all Comedy Central), Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (Dave) and Taskmaster (Dave). Nish starred alongside fellow comic Joel Dommett in a 6-part travelogue for Comedy Central, Joel and Nish vs The World. |

Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, screenwriter and corporate speaker. You may have heard her on The Guilty Feminist podcast, seen her on Have I Got News For You or seen the film Say My Name, which she wrote the screenplay for. Deborah’s background as an improviser, her quick wit and her warm and friendly style combined with her passion for justice, fairness and inclusion make her a formidable comedian. Her hour-long shows Cult Following and Half a Can of Worms were turned into a BBC Radio 4 comedy series for which she won the Writers’ Guild Award. |

Charlie George is an award winning stand-up comedian and writer. Named LGBTQ New Comedian of the Year 2019, Charlie has performed stand-up on BBC Asian Network Live and the BBC’s No Country for Young Women Podcast. Charlie was chosen to feature in Charlie Brooker’s writers room for Cunk & Other Humans 2019, AntiViral Wipe 2020 (Lockdown special) and Death to 2020 for Netflix. She has written for the C4 Election night special, 8 out of 10 cats, Hypothetical, Newsjack, The Now Show & Frankie Boyle’s New World Order. She was recently selected out of 3,700 writers for the Penguin Write Now editorial programme to write her first autofiction book ‘Door to Door.’ |


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