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JOE WELLS – SOLO SHOW – Monday, 10th July

JOE WELLS – Solo Show 


JOE WELLS – “King Of The Autistics”  

Rise up against your neurotypical overlords! A stand-up show about representation, role models and the fight for autistic rights.

Banana Cabaret favourite Joe Wells brings a solo show to Balham Comedy Festival for the first time, and we can’t wait to see it! With over 2.5m views online for his video ‘Having a non-autistic brother’ and a plethora of 5-star reviews, Joe is a unique and compelling comedian, with a formidable intellect and beautifully crafted material littered with killer jokes. 

His writing career began when his first book ‘Touch and Go Joe’ about his experiences of OCD was published. Since then he has made a name for himself as a stand up comic, writer and speaker. He now focuses mainly on his unique brand of comedy, and also co-hosts a nerdy music podcast called ’emergency mixtape’ available on most podcast platforms.

We’re going to let the reviews speak for themselves:

“Delivery with great rhythm, a very high gag rate, and some wicked misdirections… genuinely funny.” – CHORTLE

“A skilled jokesmith who threads great gags through intelligent political material… razor-sharp… tightly-structured, well thought-out. Excellent jokes and sly political comment wrapped tightly in a neat parcel which delivers regular, powerful laughs from a delighted audience.” – BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE

“A star of the future… some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian.” – THE GUARDIAN

“One of my favourite comics.” – FRANKIE BOYLE

“One the finest young political comics doing the rounds; he’s bold, cutting and, at times, ruthless.” – BRIGHTON ARGUS

“A much-needed voice against hypocrisy as well as a wonderfully talented stand-up comedian, Joe Wells uses his comedy to burst a gigantic hole in the sides of homophobia, misogyny and racism while still managing to remain funny throughout.” – PORTSMOUTH EVENING NEWS

TICKETS: £12 plus booking fee


Banana Cabaret is delighted to bring you our 11th critically acclaimed Balham Comedy Festival from Friday 7th – Saturday 15th July.
It’s 9 nights of choice standup comedy – celebrity and household name acts, rising stars and comedians’ comedians, first-timers and festival favourites, solo shows and special guest appearance – there are shows to satisfy every comic taste, all wrapped cosily in the round at our beautiful venue.
There are two acts on each of the solo show dates. The rip-roaring Best of Banana Cabaret shows each feature four superb comedians plus compere. A special guest joins the bill to make six comics in total on closing night.
Balham Comedy Festival 2023 spans nine nights and features an amazing twenty-eight comedians, performing in our home of almost 40 years, the Bedford’s iconic round Club Room where Banana Cabaret has hosted the likes of Eddie Izzard, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall, Sara Pascoe and Joe Lycett.
The festival is presented by Banana Cabaret – one of London’s longest-running premier comedy clubs – loved by comics and audiences alike and always one of the best lineups in town – and is co-produced by Banana Cabaret’s Dave Vickers and award-winning comedian John Moloney.
MONDAY 10th JULY – LATE SOLO SHOW: Doors: 9pm / No meals / Show: 9.15pm – 10.15pm. Guests to be seated by 9pm.
*Acts subject to change