Stand Up Comedy in Reading is back. Mates Rates Comedy is proud to present Comedy at The Taproom with Headliner Ria Lina on Sunday 26 February at 6:30pm.
Mates Rates Comedy has teamed up with Double-Barrelled Brewery to bring you the best acts from the UK comedy scene.
We will have TV names, up and coming circuit comics and as always, you will be guided along by our trusty MC Carl Richard.
The show takes place at Double Barrelled Brewery between 6:30-8:30pm (doors open 5:00pm).
Early Bird - £12.50
Advance - £15
Lineup subject to change.
‘Fearless, provocative and very funny’
‘Engaging, endearing and eye-opening’
‘She’s like a Filipina Sarah Silverman’
‘Slickly done – there’s no denying that the girl’s got talent’
Fearless, provocative and very funny, Ria Lina is a highly accomplished comedian, writer, actor and one of the hardest working performers in the business. A hugely admired act on the UK comedy circuit, she commands respect from the moment she walks onstage and delivers with natural ease, energy and fierceness. Ria is the only female Filipina comedian in British stand up and headlines at major clubs in the UK and internationally.
This multi-award winning artist has performed for audiences across the world and has been the finalist in multiple comedy competitions. She won Best Comedy Show at the Greater Manchester Fringe and was a finalist in Amused Moose Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.
With a BSc in Experimental Pathology, an MSc in Forensic Science and a PhD in Virology under her belt, it’s not only Ria’s comedy that’s highly intelligent. A regular pundit on Sky News and BBC News, 2020 has seen Ria in demand for both her scientific insight and biting wit.
Ria’s TV credits include BBC World Service International Comedy Night (BBC iPlayer), Comedy Underground (BBC Scotland), The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), Mega Mela Malai (BBC Two), Sweet n Sour (BBC Three), The World Stands Up (Comedy Central), Asian Network Comedy (BBC iPlayer).
President Obonjo, The Original African Dictator, is a Malcolm Hardee Award winning and increasingly successful stand-up comedian. As the larger-than-life, uber-confident, self-appointed, self exiled, side-splitting dictator of 'Lafta Republic', President Obonjo has quietly been leading a comedy revolution to become the first President to take over the world through weapons of mass laughter.
Kim Jong un - President Obonjo is a masterclass in comedy the BBC should take lessons from this first class comedian.
Putin - I saw his Russian / Ukraine invasion video and I laughed whilst riding my horse
Trump - President Obonjo is making the world laugh again.
Boris Johnson -- Mental , alternative comedy that the world needs right now.