Join some of the best stand-up comics the circuit has to offer as they preview their brand-new work at Riverside Studios!
Sara Barron & Garrett Millerick
Bella Hull & Special Guest (as seen on Live at The Apollo)
Rosie Holt and Heidi Regan
Sara Barron is one of the fastest-rising comedians of her generation. Since her 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, she’s starred on shows including Live at the Apollo (BBC), Would I Lie to You? (BBC) and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC).
A powerhouse live act, Sara’s two stand-up hours, For Worse (2018) and Enemies Closer (2019) have sold out at both the Edinburgh Festival and at multiple runs in London’s Soho Theatre. She was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and at the Chortle Awards, as well as receiving rave reviews from publications including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Evening Standard and The Scotsman.
Sara’s further television credits include 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), Hypothetical (DAVE), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC), Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (DAVE), Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and Hello, America (Quibi). On radio, her credits include appearances on TheNews Quiz, The Now Show, and Woman’s Hour on Radio 4 and she co-created and co-hosts the hit Succession recap podcast Firecrotch and Normcore which has previously featured guests including Jesse Armstrong, Self-Esteem, Chris Addison and Lorraine Kelly.
As a writer, Sara has published two essay collections, People are Unappealing and The Harm in Asking. Her writing has also featured in Vanity Fair and on This American Life.
Garrett Millerick is an acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and director most recently seen performing stand-up on the hit US late-night talk show Conan (TBS). He is also the co-host of hit podcast Laughable with Jayde Adams and Red Richardson which was recently picked by the Guardian as one of the funniest podcasts to listen to during the pandemic.
Garrett’s breakout live show Sunflower became one of the best reviewed and most talked about shows of 2018, both at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently at London’s Soho Theatre. The show saw packed houses for both runs and regularly added shows to cope with demand. The show was Time Out London’s No.1 Comedy Pick for February 2019, and saw Garrett receive a nomination for ‘Breakthrough Act’ at the 2019 Chortle Awards. Garrett’s follow up show Smile surpassed Sunflower, once again selling out its run and adding extra shows. The Times called Smile one of the stand out shows of 2019 and The British Comedy Guide named it one of the best reviewed shows of the year in their annual report. Smile transferred to London before touring the UK in 2020.
Both shows were recorded by 800 Pound Gorilla Records and are available to stream and purchase internationally.
He is currently working on a new sitcom which previously recorded a pilot for Audible produced by Hat Trick Productions and starring Jack Dee and Meera Syal. It is currently being developed for television.
Bella Hull is a London-based stand-up comedian and writer and one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians.
Bella regularly plays to sell-out crowds across the UK and has appeared on BBC’s Stand Up for Live Comedy and ITV’s The Stand Up Sketch Show. She recently performed at the Utrecht International Comedy Festival and her writing has been featured on BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack, Flux Magazine and she is the advice columnist for Quadra magazine.
A former member of the Cambridge Footlights, Bella begun finding success on the competition circuit, winning the Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year 2019 and placing in the 2NorthDown New Act Competition 2020.
Heidi Regan: An Inner Peace That All Your Friends Will Envy (WIP)
Come join me (Heidi Regan) for a work in progress of my new show "Finding An Inner Peace That All Your Friends Will Envy". This is a show about Santa, the Matrix, my patient wife... and other fictional concepts, heyooo! No, seriously she is a wonderful person. Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award (me, not my wife) & So You Think You’re Funny, host of two Radio 4 specials and tour support for Joe Lycett, Phil Wang and more.
“The standard and silliness of the jokes never dip, providing a richly rewarding hour full of big laughs and excellent storytelling.” Chortle
Rosie Holt: Work in Progress
The worse the political career, the more lucrative the subsequent entertainment opportunities. So can Rosie Holt’s viral hit MP follow Dorries, Farage and Rees-Mogg in leaping from Hansard to Heat? After her sell out debut run at Edinburgh last year, Rosie returns to tight rope the thin line between politics and entertainment.
“A character comedy treat” - Time Out
“the thick of it levels of writing and performance” - The Times
“Beautifully observed and performed” The Guardian