LAL @ The Anchor – Nathan Caton and Jamie D’Souza
Bringing an exciting, premium comedy night to the heart of Oxford. TV names, exciting new talent, and circuit favourites.
Headliner: Nathan Caton
As seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Russell Howards’s Good News and the BBC.
‘A comic well worth catching any chance you can’ – One4review
‘Funny, clever and a pleasure to listen to.’ – Broadway Baby
‘A charming and convincing operator’ – The List
Nathan Caton is one of the most exciting young comedians on the scene. Gigging since the tender age of 19, over the last decade he has established himself both as a circuit headliner, and a name on TV and radio.
Within his first few years on stage, he had picked up various accolades and coveted plaudits including the Chortle Student Comic of the Year award and Broadcast Hotshot and written and starred in a pilot for Paramount Comedy (now Comedy Central) entitled The Nathan Caton Show.
Since then Caton has gone from strength to strength, wowing audiences at comedy clubs up and down the UK, and on his numerous TV and radio appearances, with his delightfully charming blend of personal and political comedy.
Check out the Live page to see when Nathan is appearing near you… You won’t regret it!
Opener: Jamie D’Souza
As seen on the BBC and Comedy Central.
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.
Katharyn began doing stand up comedy in New York where she worked her way to regularly hosting and performing nightly all over the city. She has been seen regularly at venues including but not limited to New York Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, The Stand, and The Comic Strip as well as countless backs of bars, windowless basements, rooftops, and bathroom stalls.
Currently based in London, Katharyn performs regularly at Top Secret Comedy Club and recently won The Black Out at Up the Creek. Katharyn’s other current projects include co-hosting the podcasts “Everyone’s Doing Better Than Me” with Eve Ellenbogen and “This American Irish Life” with Mark O’Keeffe.
As seen on the BBC.
Hyde Panaser hit the comedy scene performing for over an hour for his first ever set. He is founder and regularly headlines a comedy night called Humili-Asian, which offers a platform for comedy acts who want to test a stage of all levels.
Hailing from West London, Hyde is trained as a graphic designer, but has worked within the Asian media industry from the age of 15. Performing music to various crowds, moving on to radio and progressing into comedy. He has produced, written and presented a number of hi-octane radio shows for community radios, including breakfast shows and specialist music shows. He has also appeared on TV and film, speed dating in Gurinder Chadha’s movie “It’s A Wonderful Afterlife”. He was also featured on the BBC Asian Network as part of Meera Syal’s Comedy Night, celebrating the next generation of Asian stand-up comics.
When it comes to comedy he considers everyone a target, his observational storytelling style takes you on a journey of numerous subjects to dealing with the different cultures he comes across living a multicultural lifestyle – at home with his parents! He has previously opened for Imran Yusuf, Jason Rouse, Felix Dexter, Papa CJ, Shazia Mirza, Robin Ince, Paul Sinha, Nathon Caton and many more talented acts. Hyde has had the opportunity to perform at some of the top comedy venues and theatres around the country including, Watermans, The Comedy Store, Downstairs at The King’s Head, The Comedy Cafe, Alexander Theatre (Birmingham), Millennium Stadium (Cardiff) and many more.
He has attracted interest from various media including Timeout, Asiana Magazine, Eastern Eye, BBC Asian Network and InsideDesi.com. He was runner up in The Olympia New Act Competition 2011 and Semi-Finalist in The Golden Jester Comedy Competition 2012. He has also been a finalist at The Comedy Store Gong Show numerous times.
Raj Poojara is a comedy newcomer taking the UK live circuit by storm. His first performance at London’s Backyard Comedy Club went so well that his second gig was in front of a sold-out theatre as a headline’s opening act.
Raj spent his first year in comedy entering every competition he could find and to great success;
Finalist at ‘Rising Star’ New Comedian of the Year, ‘Go New York’ at South Ken Comedy Club and the Max Turner Award. Semi Finalist at Get Up! Stand Up! New Comedian of the year and ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’
As Raj says, ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’… Perhaps his fortunes will change now he’s reached the upcoming semis of Manford’s Comedy competition.
Raj has wisely focussed during the pandemic on his online output, starting a YouTube series and a podcast with fellow comics.
***Tickets will be refunded in the event of a change to Government advice e.g. Covid cancelling the night.***
***Line ups subject to change.***