Urban Comedy Awards  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 22ND AUGUST 2009

ADDRESS
, 291 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 1EJ
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
8pm
 
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£17.50-£27.50
 

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Urban Comedy AwardsThe first annual Urban Comedy Awards comes to the Hackney Empire promising "a night of side-splitting laughter and stylish glamour". Bringing you the above (apparently) is Kojo, the self-appointed Fresh Prince of Hackney, who co-hosts with American pop singer D. Woods, formerly of MTV-built group Danity Kane, who presumably will provide the glamour (her comic credentials are unknown). Kojo, the "Hackney Haystack", is much-loved on the urban comedy scene - (which tends to mean 'black comedy', indirectly pigeonholing all country dwellers as white, or at least mirthless townies) - and was a sell-out regular at the Empire before recently moving across the Atlantic. A special performance from a "top US comedian" is promised by organisers (which is just as well) as acts battle it out for the gongs.

 

About Hackney Empire

Renowned East London entertainment venue designed by celebrated architect Frank Matcham. Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin both trod the boards here in the Hackney Empire's music hall heyday but the unique domed building was reduced to being used as a bingo hall for much of the 60s and 70s. More about Hackney Empire


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Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
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Homerton Overground Station
 
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Rhondda Rips It Up!Rhondda Rips It Up!Welsh National Opera's musical comedy about suffragette Lady Rhondda, who paved the way for equal rights for women. Directed by Caroline Clegg and conducted by Nicola Rose.2018-06-21T19:30:00+01002018-06-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
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Rhondda Rips It Up!
Set UpSet UpA comedy following the ups and downs of two couples, from different social classes, including a well-to-do married couple from the hills of St Andrew and a couple from the inner city of Kingston.2018-06-24T19:30:00+01002018-06-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
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London Musical Theatre Orchestra: King The Musical In ConcertLondon Musical Theatre Orchestra: King The Musical In ConcertFreddie Tapner conducts a concert performance of Martin Smith's musical which features Hackney Empire's Community Choir with Cedric Neal as Martin Luther King Jr, Sharon D Clarke as Alberta King and Debbie Kurup as Coretta King. The piece is directed by Susie McKenna with new orchestrations by Simon Nathan.2018-06-30T19:30:00+01002018-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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London Musical Theatre Orchestra: King The Musical In Concert
Bad Boys 2Bad Boys 2Comedy, Stand-Up.2018-07-28T19:30:00+01002018-07-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Bad Boys 2
Teletubbies: LiveTeletubbies: LiveThe children's characters perform a live show.2018-08-18T10:00:00+01002018-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Teletubbies: Live
Jamali Maddix: Vape LordJamali Maddix: Vape LordThe critically-acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland's Hate Thy Neighbour shares personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation.2018-11-03T19:00:00+00002018-11-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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