Comedy Night

Paul Tonkinson, Dan Antopolski and Charmain Hughes (MC)

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Last Show: Tuesday 16 th January 2018

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

PizzaExpress Live is very proud to launch a new series of stand-up comedy shows in our Holborn venue. Performers are drawn from the very best UK club comedians - many of whom are award-winners. Each night will feature three great performers. Whether you've come to see someone in particular or are just curious to see a comedy show, every one of the comedians we are presenting is hugely experienced and has sold out shows in their own right.

“Hilarious; nobody makes me laugh like Paul Tomkinson. Simply one of the greatest comics around. Go see him!”

Michael McIntyre

Paul Tonkinson

A sensational live performer, Yorkshire man, marathon runner and former (double award-winning) Time Out Comedian of the Year, Paul Tonkinson has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of the finest stand-ups the UK has to offer. With a unique and distinctive style, Tonkinson is noted for his effervescent physicality and skillful impressions, which bring alive exuberant, tender comic reflections on love, family and the day-to-day idiosyncrasies of 21st century living. A plethora of first class material, combined with tremendous charm and irrepressible, infectious energy make for quite a formidable talent.

Dan Antopolski

This August, triple Perrier Award nominee Dan Antopolski returns to stand-up, seven years after his seventh solo show. Okay, sevens; so what? I’ll tell you so what! Science has it that all the cells in your body regenerate over seven years so technically this is a completely new dude, reluctantly eligible for Best Newcomer. Do you believe in Chakras? Dan doesn’t, but he is aware that seven years is a cycle or something. Anyway, who has time to pay attention to spiritual change when the external changes are so colourful? Separation, death, inheritance, falling in love and watching his kids grow in height and cunning. These are Dan’s experiences and he’d love to share them with you. So here he is, with a brand new hour about change, pain, honour and gain. Oh and “dozens and dozens of well-honed jokes” (The Guardian), which is also important.

Charmain MC

Charmian has been doing her comedy since 1987 when she ran away from the circus to become a stand-up comic after breaking the vow of Mime Silence. She has played throughout the UK comedy Circuit, in the UK houses of parliament, and even in a top security prison. She has taken seven solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival,  and in 2017 performed at the  Dunedin, Auckland and New Zealand fringes. She has compered the Glastonbury Festival several times and is a Comedy Award Nominee.




6:00pm - Doors

7:30pm - Charmain (MC)

7:45pm - Dan Antopolski

8:15pm - Interval

8:30pm - Charmain (MC)

8:40pm - Paul Tonkinson

9.10pm - End

Timings are approximate

No food served during the performance.

DISCLAIMER - Contains adult content. Comedy shows may contain language and material unsuitable for all audiences. The views expressed by performers do not represent those of PizzaExpress.  Not advisable for children under 16.