Gulbenkian's monthly comedy club – radical and exciting, but also warm and snuggly as a bunny rabbit.

Award-winning comedian and proud Bristolian Jayde Adams is an uncut gem; a force of nature; dangerous and unafraid; the future.. it’s safe to say that when Dawn French says “Jayde Adams is the 3rd funniest woman in the world. Fact,” she might just be onto something.

Besides being nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Festival, making the BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017 Jayde has recently appeared on our screens as a guest on Roast Battle, Live At The Comedy Store, The Chris Ramsay Show (Comedy Central), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4), Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit (Dave) and Russell Brand’s Stand Off for Comic Relief (BBC).

Her acting credits in Russell Howard’s A Gert Lush Christmas (BBC2), A Spencer Jones Christmas (Sky Arts), and Borderline (Channel 5) alongside Kerry Howard. Jayde had a guest role in Sky One’s series Sick Note, starring Nick Frost and Rupert Grint, and she has a guest role in BBC One / Amazon’s hugely anticipated new series Good Omens alongside David Tennant and Michael Sheen – which will air in 2019. Jayde appeared in David Earl’s Sky Comedy Summer Short Giddy Up Gunty alongside David and Joe Wilkinson.

Jayde has hosted a TV pilot for Comedy Central, Say Whaaat?, with the Impractical Jokers, and wrote and starred in Bloody Tracy, her own Sky Halloween Comedy Short, with Guilty Party Pictures. Jayde also wrote and starred in her own BBC 3 Top Ten short Affordable Meats, produced by Me & You Productions (Emmy-award winning producers of Hoff The Record).

2019 will see Jayde host Amusical for Comedy Central bringing the cult live musical show to the screen for the very first time, as well as a brand new podcast with Scott Mills for BBC Sounds in the lead up to Eurovision.

As a live Act, Jayde is in-demand having performed the main comedy arena at Latitude and MC’s regularly for Knock2Bag and BBC Studios, as well as co-hosting the popular monthly night Amusical with Kiri Pritchard Maclean and Dave Cribbs. She is also the face of Sun Bingo as seen in the popular adverts directed by Jack Clough, who most recently directed the BAFTA-winning comedy series People Just Do Nothing – with the catchphrase #AreYouGonnaBingo.

It’s hard to believe that she started out life as a fishmonger in Asda, and had no idea that she was any good at anything.

 

Multi-award winning comedian Tom Taylor has received high praise from audiences and critics alike.

In 2013 Tom reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition, the following year he was a finalist in the Hobgoblin Comedy Award and in 2015 he took home the award for Comedian of the Year at the inaugural Great Yorkshire Fringe. Most recently he picked up the Audience Favourite Award at the Musical Comedy Awards 2017 and reached the final of English Comedian of the Year 2018.

A favourite of live bookers across the UK, Tom has also supported Simon Munnery, John Kearns and Abandoman on tour and performed on Radio 2 and Radio 4 as part of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award.

 

 

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Welcome Week Gulbenkian Events 2019

Sat 14 - Sun 22 September 2019
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The Gulbenkian reviews

“Excellent … beautifully daft”

Sunday Times (on Tom Taylor)

“Dad jokes – and plenty of better ones besides – are rarely done this stylishly.”

Steve Bennett, Chortle (on Tom Taylor)

“His brand of nervous, neurotic musical comedy....is an absolute delight”

The Skinny (on Tom Taylor)

“A fine and innovative Bontempi player and comedian”

Time Out (on Tom Taylor)

Gadd’s Brewery – Beer Tasting

Local brewers, Gadd's Brewery will run a free beer tasting event as part of Welcome Week before Funny Rabbit Comedy Club.

Fri 20 September 2019, 6.30pm
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Gulbenkian's monthly comedy club – radical and exciting, but also warm and snuggly as a bunny rabbit.

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Funny Rabbit Comedy Club: Jayde Adams & Tom Taylor

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Our work with young people

Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

Below are some of our current projects focused on the development of young people.

Our projects with young people