British Comedy Night
Hosted by Suart Laws, with Sikisa, Daliso Chaponda, Jessica Fostekew and Anne Klein
Stuart is a versatile comedian, performing sketch comedy and stand-up. He supported James Acaster on UK tours, wrote for and appeared on Radio 4, and has two specials on NextUp Comedy. His play « The Journey » debuted at Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. In 2019, his stand-up show « Stuart Laws is All In » received praise from The List. It’s now available as a comedy special on 800 Pound Gorilla label. Stuart owns Turtle Canyon Comedy, producing and directing sketch shows, sitcoms, and live shows. His online sitcoms have garnered thousands of views and earned commissions for further development and adaptations.
Sikisa is a comedian, writer and producer from South London who has never forgotten her Barbadian roots (yes, the country famous for rum and Rihanna).
Sikisa has been named one to watch with her authentic, fearless and vivacious personality and on-stage presence since winning the public’s vote in the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award competition, for which she was a finalist. She has quickly made a name for herself on the comedy circuit with her unique style and has become a regular performer and MC at some of the UK’s favourite comedy nights. She is also a three-time Leicester Festival Aware nominee for Best Newcomer 2020, Best appearance 2021 and best show 2022 with her work in progress shows.
Daliso Chaponda, seen on popular shows like The Royal Variety Performance, Britain’s Got Talent, QI, and more. With 300M+ online views, he hosts his own BBC Radio 4 show, Citizen of Nowhere. Daliso gained fame on BGT in 2017, reaching the finals and winning over the judges and audience. He’s a social media star with 200M+ views. He’s performed worldwide, including at prestigious comedy festivals. As a fiction writer, Daliso has published in various genres and is currently working on a new novel and a children’s book.
Jessica Fostekew, a comedian, actor, and writer, is known for her roles in Motherland and Cuckoo. She hosts The Hoovering Podcast and co-hosts The Guilty Feminist. Praised by The Guardian for her intelligence and hailed by Fest as consistently hilarious. Her podcast, Hoovering, has amassed nearly half a million downloads. Jessica is set to host a new podcast called X, Y, Z Boom. She’s been a regular host on BBC R4 Extra’s Comedy Club and has written for Mock The Week, 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, and BBC R4’s News Quiz. She’s a prolific writer for comedians, both individually and in writing rooms for radio and TV.
Anne trained at RADA in London and at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is currently in the Oscar nominated short film The Red Suitcase but is also known for her role in the Netflix crime series Capitani. A comedy actor, Anne performs her own stand up. She was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award, was a finalist at the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Award and a regional finalist for Funny Women. She is from Luxembourg and speaks fluent English, German, French and Luxembourgish.