United Kingdom·July 13 2024

FOC IT UP - Comedy Weekender

Join founder Kemah Bob and hilarious comrades in comedy for a night the Evening Standard calls 'a riot of positivity and inclusivity'.

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Overview

Join the FOC IT UP -COMEDY WEEKENDER on 12th and 13th July from 9:15pm at Soho Theatre. It'll be a wonderful evening with founder Kemah Bob and her incredibly hilarious camarades in comedy for a night the Evening Standard calls “a riot of positivity and inclusivity”. The FOC IT UP! Comedy Club is an unapologetic celebration of comedians of colour that are not cis-men! 💙 Friday 12th July Lineup: Sindhu Vee, Leila Navabi, Pravanya Pillay, Miss Mo Real, Sigi Moonlight 💙 Saturday 13th July Lineup: Amrou Al-Kadhi, Kyrah Gray, Kate Cheka, Blank Peng & more TBA Since 2018 FOC IT UP! has brought its revolutionary energy to sold out shows in London, the Edinburgh Fringe, Latitude and Southbank Festival. ‘a vibrant and inclusive space for femmes (including women, non-binary and trans people) of colour in comedy to thrive… changing the industry, one gig at a time…” -Pink News Hot off recording the first season of the FOC IT UP! podcast, featuring stand-up from over 50 comedians, the Femmes of Colour Comedy Club are coming to Soho Theatre and white audience members are encouraged to check their privilege at the door! 🗓️ Saturday, 13th July 2024 @ 9pm 📍 Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St, London W1D 3NE

Highlights

Kemah Bob (She / They )

Kemah Bob (She / They )

Pravanya Pillay is a stand up comedian and writer. She delivers anecdotal comedy with surreal observations. Pravanya was featured on BBC Three’s ‘Asian Network Comedy’, Comedy Central’s ‘Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains’ and is a 2023 Chortle Award Best Newcomer Nominee.

Blank Peng

Blank Peng

Blank Peng is an incognito bilingual stand-up comic. She started performing stand-up in Mandarin and began performing in English after coming to the UK. In just one year, she became the first female winner of the Top Secret Comedy Gong, King Gong, Rising Star New Act Competition 2022, Finalist of Leicester New Comedian of the Year, West End New Act Runner-up, Semi-finalist of Komedia Comedy Awards, Bath Festival New Act Competition Nominee and her star is set to rise on the very near future!

kate cheka

kate cheka

Kate Cheka, the globetrotting comedian, has graced stages across four continents and seven diverse countries. Her comedy journey began in Berlin, where she not only performed but also organized and hosted two remarkable shows: a femme-identifying open mic and a women of colour showcase. Kate’s talent has garnered her well-deserved recognition, including being named a semi-finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards 2022 and earning the titles of Funny Women semi-finalist and One to Watch 2022. Her list of accolades extends to being a finalist in the Berlin New Stand-up Award, a nominee for the BBC Radio 4 Introducing New Comedy Award in 2019, and a Funny Women semi-finalist in 2021.

Don One,  Drag King

Don One, Drag King

Expect to be fully entertained by a drag king superstar who has smashed their way through the sequinned ceiling! After a three-month run in the West End Show ‘Death Drop’, Don One has gone on to perform at the biggest drag show in the world in front of 25,000 at Copenhagen Pride '22! Don sings, raps, hosts and does comedy like a pro. With their silky-smooth voice and cheeky chat, they are guaranteed to make you laff!

Glamrou

Glamrou

Glamrou, is a storyteller and drag queen and a sensational comedian,. They captivate audiences with their unique blend of sharp wit, glittering glamour, and thought-provoking humour.

Kyrah Gray

Kyrah Gray

South London born and raised, Kyrah began her comedy career in 2019 during her last year of University. Her rise on the comedy circuit has been impactful, securing impressive gigs gigs at comedy clubs across the UK. Kyrah has since graced the prestigious O2 Arena stage as part of Mo Gilligan’s Black British Takeover, as well as supporting Axel Blake, Tom Davis, Guz Khan, Judi Love, Romesh Ranganathan, Russell Kane and others on their most recent tours. Beyond live performances, Kyrah has a huge online presence and has performed for Comedy Central Live and BBC 1Xtra’s Comedy Gala, with her stand-up clips reaching millions of views on TikTok. She has starred in Netflix’s YouTube sketch What Would You Do? with Harry Pinero, and featured in Nines’ Crop Circle 2 film.

Tickets

13th July Entry Tickets @ 9pm

FROM$21.49/pp

FOC IT UP - Comedy Weekender

United Kingdom· July 13 2024· 2 hours

FROM$21/pp