Babatunde Aléshé

WINNER: AMUSED MOOSE NEW COMIC 2019

WINNER: BEST NEWCOMER BLACK ENTERTAINMENT COMEDY AWARDS

FINALIST: UP THE CREEK’S ONE TO WATCH COMPETITION

Fast rising star Babatunde Aléshé is one of the biggest names on the Black British comedy circuit. He regularly performs for audiences of thousands at iconic venues such as the O2 and Hackney Empire. A powerhouse performer, Babatunde was selected to appear alongside Dave Chapelle in his live showcase The Process. He also is a winner of the Amused Moose National New Comic Award. His stand up presents a hilariously fresh perspective, oozing charisma and showcasing impeccable stagecraft and comic timing.

Babatunde’s numerous entertainment TV credits include The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Jonathan Ross Stand Up Club (ITV1), Don’t Hate the Playaz (ITV2) and Stand Up to Cancer (Channel 4). In 2020, he was featured in the groundbreaking documentary Black, British and Funny (Channel 4), celebrating artists and icons from the Black British circuit. Babatunde also appeared as part of the new cast for Celebrity Gogglebox (Channel 4), quickly becoming a fan favourite and going on to represent the show for its BAFTA nomination.

In addition to his success in comedy, Babatunde has authored provocative factual content drawing on his own powerful story of growing up poor in inner city London (Trap Town, London Live). An experienced actor, he has appeared in an extensive list of TV shows including Waking the Dead and films including Pelican Blood and The Naked Poet, alongside cutting-edge theatre such as Iya Ilé (Soho Theatre) and Requiem for Tomorrow (Shaw Theatre).

2021 will see Babatunde support Mo Gilligan on his UK and European tours.

Lola Jagun

Content Creator, Writer and Actor, Lola Jagun is a self-taught virtuoso in the online comedy arena. What started as a bit of fun, filming and editing sketches at home, exploded in 2018 gaining Lola followers by their thousands, firmly placing her multiple character sketches at the forefront of online comedy creation. 

Off the back of her Instagram success, Lola has written and performed in various BBC Three Quickies, one of which has received well over 5 million views on Facebook. She has also featured in several smash hit independent projects including Michael Dappah’s SWIL online series and has expanded into hugely successful branded content for the BFI, Vapianos Restaurants, XOPApp, Afrobiz and Kulture Games. Lola also works alongside the Mental Health Foundation in raising awareness of the charity through online content.

As well as acting in her own online sketches, Lola has also performed at the Pleasance Theatre and is a highly sought after personality and host in and around London. Her vibrant personality paired with her creative instincts and drive to succeed make her an unstoppable.

Javier Jarquin

“Jarquin is seriously talented when it comes to working a crowd”
– The Stage

“High calibre throughout”
– Morning Star

“Fresh, funny and unique”
– The Press (NZ)

“Jarquin draws in the audience like an industrial magnet”
– SG Fringe

9 hour long shows, over 600 performances, across 27 territories;
Javier Jarquin is an extremely experienced and highly respected,
multi-skilled performer.

Raised in New Zealand with Latin-American/Chinese parents, the multi award winning stand up masterfully weaves his unique perspective into every performance and delivers sharply executed insights on life
as an immigrant.

Beginning his comedy career as the Winner of the 2007 ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ competition in Christchurch NZ, Javier went on to become a core member of New Zealand’s longest running improv comedy show Scared Scriptless, before travelling the world building a highly esteemed career as comedian, martial arts card thrower, improvisor and cabaret performer. The multi award winning talent went onto achieve Best Show at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and Best National Artist at the World Buskers Festival.

His alias The Card Ninja has been a smash hit at Fringe Festivals everywhere since 2010 with a show bursting with mind-blowing tricks, incredible precision and theatrical virtuosity, as he pushes live performance to the absolute limit.

SHOWS INCLUDE:
CARD NINJA – UK/New Zealand/Australia/Netherlands/Norway – 2010-2021
Boring AF – Edinburgh Fringe – 2019
Improv the MARVEL-verse – Edinburgh Fringe – 2018
MARVELus: All the MARVEL Movies… Kind of – Edinburgh Fringe – 2017
Hombre Al Dente – Edinburgh Fringe – 2016
Comedy Death – Edinburgh Fringe – 2013
Joke Ninja – Edinburgh Fringe – 2013
Bullets Before Bedtime – Edinburgh Fringe – 2011

TV CREDITS INCLUDE:
What Now – New Zealand
Red or Black – ITV
Pepsi Max – Unbelievable campaign

Daman Bamrah

Max Turner Award Finalist 2020
Blackout at Up The Creek Winner 2019
So You Think You’re Funny? Semi-Finalist 2019
Comedy Virgins Summer competition Finalist 2019
Monty’s Stand up Nights Competition Finalist 2019

Daman Bamrah is one of the most exciting and unique new comic voices to emerge from the London circuit. A British-Sikh performer with energy, raw wit and heart, the in demand Daman is known for his topical writing, acute observations and imaginative storytelling. His blend of carefully crafted jokes along with his signature charm have already secured him top spots at the country’s leading venues including Angel Comedy Club, Up The Creek and The Museum of Comedy.

Daman began performing improv while at university and went onto train with the prestigious ‘Second City’ before applying his skills to stand up. Since then he has built up his accolades racing to the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny?, and being a finalist for the Max Turner Award, Monty’s Stand Up Nights, Comedy Virgins Summer Competition and winning Up the Creek’s notorious new show The Blackout.

During the 2020 lockdown Daman began producing multiple viral videos on TikTok and is developing his first sit-com idea. He has also starred in Lynx’s ‘Men In Progress’ branded campaign.

Up The Creek Comedy Club

ONE OF THE BEST COMEDY CLUBS IN THE WORLD - Micky Flanagan
A MUST VISIT FOR COMEDY FANS - LondonTown.com
ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO SEE LIVE COMEDY - Time Out

Up The Creek is one of the most famous comedy clubs in the World.

It’s the place to perform at for any comics at any stage of their career.

From the famous open mic format, The Blackout, all the way through to the professional shows every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, there’s something to cater to anyone who loves to watch live stand up comedy.

Up The Creek is regularly used as a filming location due to it’s unique feel and the option of using multiple rooms for different set ups.

Previous recent clients include:
Black, British & Funny – Rumpus Media (Channel 4)
Stand Up & Deliver – Lime Pictures (Channel 4)
Peeping Behind The Curtain – Moonshine Features (Sky1)
Big Zuu Eats – Boom Cymru TV (Dave)
The Stand Up Sketch Show – Spirit (ITV2)
Various BBC Radio 4 Audio records (BBC Studios)
VistaPrint Christmas Branded Campaign 2020
The National Lottery Branded Campaign 2020
The Mo Gilligan Podcast (MOMOG Productions)