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
 
PRICES
£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
 
25 minutes walk
 
Hackney Wick Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
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Homerton Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 26th August 2016 at 7.30pm & Saturday 27th August 2016 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, E8 | Same location as Urban Comedy Awards
The production tells the story of a group of men from a Leeds-based brass band who sign up to fight as part of the Leeds Pals ...More
 
 
 
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291 Mare Street, E8 | Same location as Urban Comedy Awards
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270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 2 minutes from Urban Comedy Awards
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Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Urban Comedy Awards
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Hackney Central Library
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Reading Lane, E8 | 2 minutes from Urban Comedy Awards
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Sutton House
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2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 5 minutes from Urban Comedy Awards
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London > Shopping > Department Stores
351 Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Urban Comedy Awards
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29-53 Chatham Place, E9 | 3 minutes from Urban Comedy Awards
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282 Richmond Road, E8 | 4 minutes from Urban Comedy Awards
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411 Mare Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Urban Comedy Awards
With pastel pink and marble touches, beetroot, turmeric and matcha lattes, palm trees, and a retro pin board menu, it's like Palm Vaults ... More
 
 
 
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251 Mare Street, E8 | 4 minutes from Urban Comedy Awards
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1 Reading Lane, E8 | 1 minute from Urban Comedy Awards
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164 Mare Street, E8 | 4 minutes from Urban Comedy Awards
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24 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from Urban Comedy Awards
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Basement, 411 Mare Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Urban Comedy Awards
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Hackney Empire events

 
National Youth Music Theatre - BrassNational Youth Music Theatre - BrassThe production tells the story of a group of men from a Leeds-based brass band who sign up to fight as part of the Leeds Pals battalion and the actions of the women they leave behind.2016-08-27T14:30:00+01002016-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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National Youth Music Theatre - Brass
MacbethMacbethTwist Theatre stages a 21st-century production on Shakespeare's story of ambition, betrayal and corruption. Directed by Susie McKenna.2016-09-08T14:00:00+01002016-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Macbeth
Open House 2016Open House 2016Explore inside the theatre.2016-09-17T10:00:00+01002016-09-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Open House 2016
Hackney Empire And Armel Opera Festival Present The Szeged National Theatre Production Of The Magic Hackney Empire And Armel Opera Festival Present The Szeged National Theatre Production Of The Magic A production of Mozart's opera performed in German with English subtitles and directed by Robert Alfoldi.2016-10-21T19:30:00+01002016-10-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Hackney Empire And Armel Opera Festival Present The Szeged National Theatre Production Of The Magic
 

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