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Simon Munnery, Bennett Arron and Njambi McGrath appearing at Paddy Lennox's Laughing Bishops Comedy Club in Bishop's Stortford on Saturday March 19



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Award-winning funnyman Simon Munnery is topping the bill at Laughing Bishops Comedy Club on Saturday March 19.

He will take to the stage at Bishop's Stortford's United Reformed Church Hall, in Water Lane, with Bennett Arron, Njambi McGrath and compere and club founder Paddy Lennox.

Munnery began his comedy career in the mid 1980s while studying at Cambridge University before performing lengthy sell-out runs in West End theatres and at international festivals in the 90s.

Simon Munnery. Picture: Ed Moore
Simon Munnery. Picture: Ed Moore

In 1996 he starred in ITV's flagship stand-up show Saturday Live, won a Sony Gold Radio Award for his BBC Radio 1 series Alan Parker's 29 Minutes of Truth and was nominated for a British Comedy Award for his BBC Two show London Shouting, co-written with Graham Linehan.

In recent years he has made a raft of TV and radio appearances, including BBC Two's It's Kevin, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle and The Culture Show, Comedy Central's Alternative Comedy Experience, BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, The Now Show and Genius and ITV2's Comedy Cuts.

Arron is a Welsh comedian and writer who regularly performs stand-up at major London and UK clubs including The Comedy Store, The Glee and The Stand.

Bennett Arron (55381690)
Bennett Arron (55381690)

A regular at the Edinburgh Festival, he has been described as "a Welsh Seinfeld" by The Guardian and "genuinely original and funny" by The Times.

His acting credits include BBC Radio 4 sitcom Alone and he has written material for TV shows including Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week and The 11 O'Clock Show.

Arron has also appeared at events all over the globe as a speaker on information security, fraud and ID theft having been the first major victim of ID theft. His Channel 4 documentary on the subject, How Not to Lose Your Identity, was short-listed for a BAFTA.

Kenyan-born comedian McGrath won the prestigious Hackney Empire New Act of the Year title in 2019.

Njambi McGrath (55381694)
Njambi McGrath (55381694)

She went on a challenging journey of self-discovery as she traced the roots of her upbringing and the British influences that shaped her life in her BBC Radio 4 series Becoming Njambi.

And she has featured on the likes of BBC Two's Edinburgh Nights as well as having written her captivating memoir Through the Leopard's Gaze.

There will be a full bar as well as a pop-up Malaysian food stall selling beef rendang, chicken massaman curry, vegetable curry and rice. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.30pm. Tickets priced £17 can be bought from www.jokepit.com/comedy-by/paddy-lennox.

Paddy Lennox (55381718)
Paddy Lennox (55381718)


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