Ken Cheng + Eshaan Akbar + Darren Harriott

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Come down to witness some works-in-progress from some of the hottest up-and-coming acts from the circuit. KEN CHENG Ken burst onto the UK comedy scene after reaching the final of the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. He recently filmed for BBC Three’s Top Tens and performed in CKP’s Lunchtime Special at the Edinburgh Festival last August. As heard in Liam Williams’ Ladhood (BBC Radio 4). Ken was born in the UK to Chinese immigrants. He studied Maths at Cambridge for a year, before dropping out to play online poker professionally. Ken also plays League of Legends and has reached Diamond 2 ranking. It’s worth noting that Ken is not Phil Wang. “It was a smart, impressive and brilliantly funny tour-de-comedy” – Steve Bennett, Chortle ESHAAN AKBAR Since starting comedy in March 2014, Eshaan Akbar has established himself as an act with exciting potential. A winner of the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2016, Eshaan has been in the finals of other prestigious competitions, including So You Think You’re Funny 2014 and Laughing Horse 2014. He has performed across the UK and in Germany and Bangladesh. In 2016, he supported Dane Baptiste on his UK tour. DARREN HARRIOTT Darren Harriott is one of the most exciting up-and-coming comedians on the circuit. Over the last year, he has appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, supporting Jimmy Carr. He also provided tour support for Funmbi Omotayo on his national tour. Darren then headed to the Edinburgh Festival 2016, as part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve, where he featured on the comedy show, BBC Radio 4 Extra Stands Up. Originally from Birmingham, and now living in London, Darren Harriott is a regular at clubs such as Comedy Café, Top Secret, Backyard Comedy Club, The Boat Show, Piccadilly and Covent Garden Comedy
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