Refugee Stand-Up Comedy

In association with Salusbury World

Adam Coumas

Adam is a comedian who disputes the status quo. As heard on the BBC. Playing to audiences across the UK, he tackles fiercely divisive topics but subdues them with delightfully dark indifference.

Jenan Younis

Jenan is the BBC New Voices Award winner which led to her own comedy radio show on BBC Three Counties in January 2020, and over that last two years has been a finalist in UK Pun Championships, National Amused Moose New Act competition, the 99 Comedy Club Bursary, Funny Women stage award, South East comedian of the year, Spotify SoundUp contest, and was nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award and was a runner up in the 291 Club Talent Contest. Her podcast Jenan’s stand up snippets has recently been listed as one of the top comedy podcasts by The Guardian. She regularly contributes to the BBC Asian Network’s ladies’ panel and is a founder of the WEAPONS OF MASS HILARITY comedy night and festival for Middle Eastern performers which was recently featured in The Guardian.

Lily Rose Grant

Lily rose Grant takes a dry, wry and whimsical assessment of her generation and takes joy in the absurdities of our world. Awarded “One to Watch” in the West End New Act of the Year 2022, Grant is certainly one to watch.

Ed Night

Ed Night is a stand-up from London. Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. As seen on BBC3, ITV2, and Comedy Central. “So bleakly funny” – The Guardian. “As far as comedy goes, he’s pretty much cracked it” – The Scotsman.

Pepa Duarte

Pepa Duarte is a versatile Latinx actor with a vast experience across stage and screen. She is a RADA graduate as well as a trained physical performer and improviser. Her credits include: Lead in ‘Flicker’ winner of New Jersey Film Awards, ‘Trouble Will Find Us’Best UK Feature at Manchester Film Festival and most recently ‘No One Gets Out Alive’ a Netflix production. On stage she has worked with award winning companies like Royal Court, Gate Theatre, Punch Drunk, Bric a Brac, Head for Heights, Ephemeral Ensemble and La Fura Dels Baus.  She has an extensive experience in devising and a passion for collaborative processes both with text and movement. Her training encompasses acting, devising, comedy, physical theatre (Melodrama, Commedia Del’ Arte, Buffon, Clown, Corporal Mime, Neutral Mask and Expressive Mask), yoga, contemporary dance and singing. She also writes and performs her own work!


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