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A Rush Of Laughter Comedy Night

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Thursday 23 February 2023

8.00pm - 8.00pm


£10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU Students


The Rose Theatre


The Arts Centre

Thursday 23 February 8pm
A Rush of Laughter Comedy Night

Join us for a fantastic evening of comedy with stars of TV and radio Esther Manito, Lily Phillips and Rob Rouse.

Esther Manito, the self-titled ‘Lebanase Essex Moron’, has a backlog of accolades such as being the first female comedian to perform at Dubai Opera House, winner of Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2021, BBC New Comedy Award 2016-2018, and has been on Live At The Apollo, ITV2’s Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack, BBC Sounds’ Russell Kane’s Evil Genius. Manito has also supported Jason Mansford, Shappi Korsandi, Al Murray, Jo Brand, Sindu Vee and Alan Davies. To add to her list of talents, she is also a published author: ‘Don’t Panic I’m Islamic’ available on (listen in The Sunday Times Booklist 2017).

Lily Phillips is one of the most exciting up and coming voices in comedy in the UK. She is BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2021, Runner Up at the 2019 Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year, Funny Women Finalist 2018, and was a part of prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has just returned from a sell out Edinburgh run. She is a series regular on The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2 – series 2, 3, & 4 and the Christmas special). Her TV credits also include Period Dramas (BBC3), The Joy Of Missing Out (All4), The Fake Podcast show (E4) and Comedy Central Live. She has also debated at the Oxford Union.

Rob Rouse is an English comedian known for his hyperactive brand of humour. Since winning Channel Four’s prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ Competition at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998, an award previously won by Lee Mack and Peter Kay, he has since been seen on Ben Elton’s hit BBC2 Shakespeare sitcom ‘Upstart Crow’, 8 out of 10 cats, Celebrity Juice, Dave’s One night stand, John Bishop’s Only Joking, Live at the Comedy store, or maybe collecting one of his wife’s eBay purchases from your garage. So, come and see him do what he does best; honest, frank, seriously funny stand-up.

Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions
Free for EHU Students

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