Final performance of comedy versus poets show to hit Shoreditch

Comedy captain Paul Sweeney and poetry captain Dan Simpson MC and help stir up the crowds at Stand U

Comedy captain Paul Sweeney and poetry captain Dan Simpson MC and help stir up the crowds at Stand Up and Slam!, a stand-off between comedians and poets - Credit: Archant

The final performance of a comedy meets poetry show in Shoreditch where the spoken word genre comes together is set for a hilarious conclusion.

Stand Up and Slam at the Comedy Cafe Theatre sees six acts from the worlds of comedy and poetry go head-to-head in three rounds of stand-up versus performance poetry.

It is taking place at the theatre in Rivington Street today (Thursday).

Hosted by team captains comedian Paul Sweeney and poet Dan Simpson, the show is full of top-class performers presenting special prepared material, onstage ad-libbed battles and topped off with tongue in cheek banter.

At the end of the night, the audience has the final say who wins.


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The comedic acts on the night include Funmbi Otamayo, seen on Channel 4’ Tramadol Nights’, South African star Alan Committie, who is currently appearing in a theatre production of Aladdin and hip-hop artist and poet Simon Mole.

The concept, which was created by Canterbury’s poet laureate Dan Simpson, has seen three successful shows in partnership with Chatback Comedy Club and this one promises to be even better.

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Doors open at 7.30pm with the show starting at 8pm.

For more information visit www.standupandslam.com.

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