LAL @ Cuba – Ola the Comedian & Esther Manito
Ola the Comedian
As seen on 8 out of 10 cats & ITV2
Young, driven and hugely talented, Ola is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor with natural originality and enviable stage presence. Ola has appeared on Comedy Central, London Live, ITV4 and MTV Base. He has written for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and the sitcom Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing. He performs all over the UK and as far afield as the European Continent and Dubai.
A finalist in the FHM Search for a Stand Up Hero, broadcast on ITV4, Ola is renowned for his intelligent, edgy humour. As a core cast member and writer of the ‘Sniggers With Attitude’ pilot, for London Live, Ola has displayed a talent for sketch comedy as well as stand-up comedy, for Comedy Central At The Comedy Store. Ola’s most recent special, ‘The Comedian and His Future Wife’, received 5 stars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is now available on DVD and online download. On sceen credits include Plebs (ITV2), ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4) and ‘When Beyoncé met Jay-Z’ (Channel 5).
As seen on ITV2 & BBC
An Arab Essex girl who will challenge every single preconception of what that means. Esther’s rage from a stage talks stereotypes, feminism, religion, racism, relationships and her quest to control her bush.
Esther has supported Alan Davies, Shappi Korsandi, Sindhu Vee, Jason Mansford, Jo Brand and Al Murray.
Esther performs at most of the main comedy clubs on the circuit where her rage at daily injustices have made her a regular. Esther is also a regular performer on the Arab and Muslim circuit including the Super Muslim Tour.
Her debut hour “Crusade” 2019 was voted in the top ten shows by Funny women, and given 4.5 stars Edfest Magazine, 4 stars Funny Women and 4 Stars One4review.
Esther has written and performed stand up for the Nationwide TV campaign.
As heard on: BBC sounds Russel Kane’s Evil Genius, co-hosting radio 4 extras Newsjack Unplugged, CBBC Bitesize Parents, Drunk Women Solving Crime, Russell Kane’s podcast, Boys Don’t Cry and BBC new comedy awards 2016-19.
“Last time I reviewed Esther I described her as “the opposite of predictable” and “sublime” and the same applies now- ComedytoWatch 08/2020
**** EdFest Magazine
**** Funny Women
Having started performing comedy in the summer of 2016, Jamie has quickly established himself as a rising star on the comedy circuit. He has reached the finals of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? and The Musical Comedy Awards, as well as being shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award. Jamie was also the runner up at Hastings Fringe New Comedian Of The Year.
Jamie’s stand up has been described as a mix of short stories and one liners, delivered with an instant likability and an understated confidence. Covering a range of topics including veganism, his mixed race heritage and coming to terms with entering adulthood.
Coming from a musical background, he is adept at both straight stand up and musical comedy.
Jamie has appeared on the BBC Asian Network ‘Stand Up Show’ which TX’d live on radio and featured on the iPlayer and ‘Comedy Central at the Edinburgh Fringe’. He currently performs at many clubs all across the UK, including The Comedy Store and Up The Creek.
Rob Copland is a high energy, clowning based stand up comedian, actor and writer.
His physical and playful approach to observational comedy has given him a reputation as one of the more exciting and original new acts on the circuit. In 2020 He was a Finalist in two major comedy competitions, NATYS, 2Northdown’s New Act Of The Year and Winner of Brian Gittins’ Honk Show.
As an actor Rob has featured in online adverts for Easy Jet and starred in award winning short film ‘The Man Who Could Fly’ which he also cowrote.
Winner of the Comedy Cavern comedian of the Year award 2020, Roger’s work has been featured on BBC radio 4, RTE and TV3
His mixture of oneliners and surreal stories have drawn comparisons to Dylan Moran and Mitch Hedberg.
“A comedic mind ripe with potential”-The Irish Examiner
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