UP & COMIC SOUL: : Liam Withnail, Tiff Stevenson and Andre De Freitas
16th February 2024
Java Comedy Club @ The HUB Events
UP & COMIC SOUL presents LIAM WITHNAIL, TIFF STEVENSON and ANDRE DE FREITAS in Athens for an enlightening stand-up show on the 16th February 2024 at Java Comedy Club.
“Astonishing… The crowd can’t get enough”
“An unexpected fringe delight”
Liam Withnail is an Edinburgh based stand-up comedian, Scottish Comedy Award winner and resident MC at the Monkey Barrel. He has over 10million TikTok/Instagram views and hosts popular podcast Enjoy an Album, alongside Christopher Macarthur-Boyd. He is also a regular guest on BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking the News and has also been heard on The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected, seen on Socially Distant with Susan Calman and has written on Scot Squad.
His 2023 Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Chronic Boom’ was a runaway success, received widespread critical acclaim, including five stars from The Independent and four stars from The Times and Chortle, amongst many others. The detailed the emotional story of facing up to a chronic illness and reckoning his new reality during a hospital stay.
Liam’s previous Edinburgh Fringe shows have racked up a myriad of rave reviews with his 2019 show ‘Homecoming’ (available on Spotify) winning the Amused Moose Award for Outstanding Show. He has performed at comedy clubs and festivals all over the UK and in Canada, Japan, Iceland and Australia.
‘This is a heartfelt, hilarious, provocative, important hour of stand-up from one of the best in the business.”
The Sunday Herald
Tiff Stevenson is an internationally acclaimed actor, comedian and writer. Performing multiple times at the Edinburgh Fringe, 4 of her shows landing in ‘Top 20 Best Reviewed’ . She has toured her shows in the US and has appeared at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Melbourne Comedy Roadshow.
As an actor she is known for her roles as a series regular on 5 seasons of the BAFTA winning ‘People Just Do Nothing’ (BBC/NETFLIX) for her role on 2 series of Game Face (Channel 4/Hulu) as well as a guest star on shows including The Office (BBC) , White Gold (BBC) The Cockfields (UK GOLD) Footballers Wives TV (ITV2) .
As a comic she is known as one of the rare female regulars on BBC’s Mock The Week. She was also the first British female comic to become a correspondent on a satirical show when she joined Logie winning Australian series ‘The Weekly’ in 2015.
You may also have seen her on shows like 8 out of 10 cats, Drunk History, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Apprentice- You’re Fired and Pointless Celebrities. She is also known to podcast listeners in her capacity as regular guest on Andy Zaltzman & John Olivers satirical podcast The Bugle. Her writing credits include the Guardian, The I Paper, Bustle, The Times and 2 series as staff writer on the Armando Iannucci helmed HBO comedy series ‘Avenue 5’. Last year Tiff also made her US film debut in the comedy horror Slotherhouse.
ANDRE DE FREITAS
“Leaves them howling with laughter”
“Combination of quirkiness and intelligence. A pleasure”
“A winning presence from the first word to the last”
“Brilliantly funny; a firecracker of a performer”
André a stand up comedian and actor. André studied at the acclaimed drama school Escola Professional de Teatro de Cascais from the age of 15, which lead to TV and feature film work in his home country of Portugal. Having then discovered stand-up comedy, André moved to the UK for 5 years until Brexit, when he left to perform comedy around the world. He has toured all over the globe, including multiple countries around Europe, Dubai and Australia where he recently performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and picked up the “Best International New Act” Award.
In 2023 André returned to the UK where he made history by being the first ever Portuguese comedian to perform a solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His debut show – ‘What If’ was critically acclaimed, having received a number of 5 star reviews and also made the list of the funniest jokes of the 2023 Fringe by The Telegraph.
André is also the creator and co-star of the popular phenomenon Comedy Therapy, a live format that brings together comedy and mental health. The live show became a podcast, quickly sky-rocketing to the number 3 podcast in Portugal.
André has, so far, supported Jim Gaffigan, Jim Jefferies, Alan Carr, Russell Peters and TJ Miller on tour around the World.
Java Comedy Club @ The HUB Events
5 Alkminis Str.
118 54, Athens
Tel: +30 210 3411009