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📅 Stand Up in The Basement Comedy night

Mango No.5 Basement | 21st November 2017, 8:30pm - 11:00pm
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Admission Type: Paid


★ JESSICA FOSTEKEW –  Writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You

★ KEN CHENG – Voted Edinburgh Fringe’s funniest joke 

★ COLIN OWENS (COMPERE) – “I knew he’d be funny and he was” – Michael McIntyre 



No prizes for guessing that STAND UP IN THE BASEMENT is a stand up comedy night and guess what? It’s on a Tuesday night! Meaning you get to see top TV comics making you chuckle in the same room, and for a fraction of the normal price!

As well as familiar faces from TV, we feature some of the best circuit comics, plus new raw talent and occasionally a few big names who wanna come and try out some new material. It’s tailor-made for people who love live comedy! You’ll get to see a diverse range of comic talent in an intimate space.




Jessica Fostekew exists in real life but is also a comedian, actor and writer. Since 2008 she’s been throwing this job around like you would a walnut in a sock. She’s a regular host of ‘The Comedy Club’, and writes for various comedians, mainly quick-fire gubbins for telly.  

‘Intensely Funny...Fireball of Fun’ (Timeout)

‘This show will be another boon to her career’ (The Independent) 

‘I would recommend not waiting long to see her’ (Edinburgh Festivals)

Funny Women 2010 - JESSICA FOSTEKEW



Cambridge Mathematics drop-out and now professional poker player Ken burst onto the UK comedy scene after reaching the final of the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. His unique, analytical style made him instantly recognisable and since then, Ken has filmed for BBC Three’s Top Tens and was selected for the BBC New Talent Hotlist in 2017. He has recently had a four-part series commissioned for BBC Radio 4, which will air Autumn 2018.

Ken performed his highly anticipated debut hour, Chinese Comedian, at the Edinburgh Festival this year to high acclaim. He also co-wrote The Canon, a literary sketch show – like sparknotes, only funny. He is the 2017 winner of the coveted Dave Joke Of The Fringe gong.

‘It was a smart, impressive and brilliantly funny tour-de-comedy’(Steve Bennett, Chortle)

‘A fiercely accomplished talent’ (The Scotsman)

BBC Three TOP TEN: Most Hated Proverbs (feat. Ken Cheng)



Your compere for the evening, Colin has worked with Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand, as well as working with the team behind The Inbetweeners. ‘A comedian who's star should shine brightly’ (The Guardian). He's ‘Impossible not to like’ (Russell Brand) with ‘Really good material’ (Three weeks Edinburgh). 

Colin Owens & Jimmy Carr Literacy Sketch –



£8 advance / £6 student advance 

We recommend booking tickets in advance of the night, as you will be charged more on the day/door. Tickets really are limited too, so get yours early to avoid disappointment.

To purchase tickets, you can:

- Call to book and collect on the night (no booking fee)

- Come in to any Mango to get tickets (no booking fee)

- Order online - follow the ticket link. 

The show starts prompt at 8.30pm and will finish by 11pm. Please take your seats from 7.45pm and no later than 8.15pm. Seats are on a first come, first serve basis - the rest of you get to 'Stand Up' in the Basement! 



If you'd like to ENJOY MANGO THAI TAPAS BEFORE OR AFTER the show, you can call or email to book a table: 023 8033 1477 • 

We are accepting table bookings for under 5 people for this event before the show. Dine before and receive 10% off your food bill when presenting your tickets. 


NATURE OF THE BEAST: The line-up for such nights can be subject to change, but the quality of our events will not be compromised!!!

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