Launch show: 26 January 2015

Duchess Theatre, Aldwych, London. Tickets on sale 4 December.
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We handpick the best talent from TV, radio and live comedy to tell us what it’s like to actually be a comedian. See what it’s really like to have to stand on stage and bare your soul to all you judgemental comedy fans. Stories and andecdotes from the backwaters of comedy turned into brilliant stand-up. It’s going to be quite bitchy, I imagine.

Katherine Ryan

The amazing, acerbic, sharp-talking Katherine Ryan who is quite rightly all over your TV right now. As seen on QI, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 Cats and The Apprentice: You’re Fired.

Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe is comedy's secret weapon. She's brilliant, fast, and my god does she get personal. She has a stack of amazing live shows under her belt including the Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated Sara Pascoe vs. History. As seen on Mock the Week, QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and much more.

Robin Ince

Robin Ince is some sort of comedy, documentary and science singularity. He presents Infinite Monkey Cage with Brian Cox, presenter and co-creator of BBC documentary Tears of a Clown as well as doing all sorts of things with music including the new music podcast Vitriola with Michael Legge. Bonus: Incredibly funny.

James Acaster

I've lost count of how many nominations James Acaster has had for having the best comedy show. He's so brilliant it's ridiculous. So funny, so understated, so sharp. As seen on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Russell Howard's Good News, Mock The Week and 8 out of 10 cats and more.

Michael Legge

Michael Legge is a stand-up, improviser, writer and podcaster. As seen on Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience and the team captain of the Sony-Award winning Do The Right Thing. He is a secret we keep in the comedy world, a compere and headliner on the club circuit, organises All Day Edinburgh, writes an award-winning blog and of course co-hosts the new music podcast Vitriola with his best pal Robin.

What's with all the photos?

Good photos huh? Better than the average random comedy night, right? They're all photographed by Idil Sukan. She's one of the comedy world's most prolific and well-known photographers, having photographed hundreds of shows and comedians all over the UK. Her debut exhibition, also called This Comedian debuts in February 2015.

The Exhibition

This awesome comedy night is part of a bigger documentary project about the comedy industry.
Please help to raise money for the exhibtion by buying tickets and have a look at the print shop - the first time Idil's portraits have been on sale & buy your favourite print.