A new socially distanced comedy club is opening its door in Reading on Friday 23 October at 7:30pm… Mates Rates Comedy Presents: Comedy @ Turtle.
Mates Rates Comedy has teamed up with The Purple Turtle 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 downstairs at The Purple Turtle between 7:30-9:30pm (doors open 7pm). Due to social distancing ticket are limited and only available in advance. Box Office closes at 11:30pm on Thursday 22 October.
Headlining: Harriet Kemsley
'A quirky very funny new stand up...her style is refreshingly original and she's a seriously good writer,' TIME OUT.
8 Out of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Hypothetical, E4’s Pants on Fire, Bobby & Harriet Get Married, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store, Comedy Central's Roast Battle, The Radio1 Comedy Lounge, BBC3 Comedy Marathon, Radio2 Funny in a Hurry, The One Show Edinburgh Special and Kevin Hart's LOL Live.
Radio4 Extra Comedy Club Presenter & Host of Radio4 Extra’s Comedy Catalysts.
'A quirky, refreshingly charming comedian at the dawn of her TV Career,' The Radio Times.
'You can feel the funny bubbling up inside her...And it is joyful.' Kate Copstick, The Scotsman.
Opening: Maria Shehata
“An absolute master when it comes to the art of comedy storytelling.” - Radio Haha
“I felt as though I was a dinner guest at her place.” - LondonTheatre1.com
“An experienced, warm, and engaging comedian we want to be friends with.” -Funny Women
“Consistently great.” - Voice Mag
“Shehata is warm and witty and she lights up the whole room.” - SimplyStageytix.com
Supporting: Sharlin Jahan
"Undeniably impressive. Jahan's comedy covers classic themes, but her unique perspective and confident delivery kept the jokes fresh, and far from the clichés." " - ★★★★★ Ed Fringe Review 2019
“Wonderful, sharp writing and a natural and infectious stage presence that draws the crowd in immediately” – Heidi Regan, SYTYF Winner 2016, BBC New Comedy Award winner 2017
Supporting: Harjeet Cheema
"Composed and calm, pure comedic structure" Brewery Comedy. Harjeet is an up and coming comic on the circuit with a relaxed and engaging manner as he discusses his every day experiences with a surreal twist.
Guidance regarding social distancing will be provided to ticket holders prior to the event.