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LAURA SMYTH – SOLO SHOW – Wednesday, 12th July

LAURA SMYTH – Solo Show 

PICTURED: Laura Smyth

LAURA SMYTH – Work In Progress  

Here’s a woman with funny bones. That she was born to do standup was apparent from the moment Laura Smyth first stepped onto the Banana Cabaret stage. She might be a relative newcomer to the comedy circuit but Laura’s taking it by storm. In her first year alone she won the Funny Women Awards 2019, signed with a top agent, performed at clubs all over the country, hosted corporate events, and made her TV debut. We’re over the moon to welcome Laura as she works up material for a new solo show.

A former teacher, and a mother of three, Laura’s comedy is autobiographical and observational, exploring her place in the stupid world. Described as a “blunt speaking East Londoner with a real force-of-nature personality”, her comedy involves “brutally honest ribbing of her kids, her friends and herself, largely intolerant of niceties and affectations.” (Steve Bennett for Chortle Magazine.)

See her now and boast about it when she’s a star!

“It’s as if she’s been doing comedy her whole life.” – BRUCE DESSAU

“A naturally funny woman.” – JO BRAND

“The Marvellous Laura Smyth.” – JONATHAN ROSS

“Yes babe, you tell me what to say and you can use it as a quote.” – JAYDE ADAMS

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.
WEDNESDAY 12th JULY – EARLY SOLO SHOW: Doors: 6pm / Bowl Foods until 7pm / Show: 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Guests to be seated by 7pm.
*Acts subject to change