Gulbenkian's monthly comedy club – radical and exciting, but also warm and snuggly as a bunny rabbit.
Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian who has appeared many times on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman’s Hour, Loose Ends, The Human Zoo and Four Thought, at major festivals including Latitude and Glastonbury and in the finals of several major comedy competitions. Her first book Is Monogamy Dead? was shortlisted for the Diva Literary Awards 2017, longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2018 and followed her TEDx talk of the same name. Her trilogy of solo shows investigating love and relationships began with The Science of Sex, which has been performed all over the UK, in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Berlin, and ended with The Conscious Uncoupling, which toured to venues including London’s Southbank Centre and was shortlisted for Funny Women Best Show. Rosie also presents The Breakup Monologues podcast, which has been recommended by Chortle, The Observer, Metro and Time Out, writes for publications including The Guardian, Sunday Times and New Statesman and appears as a commentator on sexuality, dating and love on TV programmes including Good Morning Britain, radio shows including LBC’s Lucy Beresford on Sex and Relationships and podcasts including The Guilty Feminist.
In 2015 Tom Little won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015, an award previously won by acts including Jonny Vegas, Rhod Gilbert and Jason Manford. He was also a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014, and performed in the Pleasance Comedy Reserve and the Just The Tonic: Big Value showcases at the Edinburgh Fringe. These are prestigious accolades so, you know, be impressed.‘His material is somehow simultaneously incredibly sharply written and bluntly delivered; his routines are very funny, completely inventive, sitting perilously on the fence between allowing an audience to think they know what’s coming, and pulling something unexpectedly bizarre out of the bag.’ – Gigglebeats ‘Hilarious’ – The Mirror.