Soho Theatre is thrilled to announce the third series of ‘Soho Theatre Live’. It will comprise of ten critically-acclaimed and award-winning comedy shows filmed at Soho Theatre launching on the 6th May 2022 on Prime Video in the UK & Ireland. Joining the first and second series of comedy films released on the platform, featuring Dane Baptiste, Jen Brister, Jessie Cave, Joel Dommett, Nina Conti, Desiree Burch, Jordan Brookes and more.

Soho Theatre is London’s most vibrant producer for new theatre, comedy and cabaret. Since opening 22 years ago, it has become the place to see some of the finest comedy acts in the world, ranging from influential early work from many of today’s biggest stars to innovative, award-winning and critically acclaimed shows. Soho Theatre are a charity and social enterprise, driven by a passion for the work they produce, the artists they work with and the audiences they attract. Bang in the heart of London’s West End they have a vibrant live and digital festival programme and busy bar. Soho Theatre can also be found in festivals, through their national and international touring and on Soho Theatre On Demand.

They are also working towards the opening of an exciting second venue, Soho Theatre Walthamstow, a 1000 seat venue dedicated to comedy and more currently slated to open in 2023.

SOHO THEATRE LIVE SERIES 3 IS AVAILABLE FROM 6th May 2022 ON PRIME VIDEO IN THE UK & IRELAND.

ALFIE BROWN: SENSITIVE MAN
Sensitive Man will explore whether emotion helps us make moral judgements or gets in the way of logical decision making? Does a rush of blood to the head make the knee-jerk and the back-lash for the right or wrong reasons? He’s going to be addressing this question using jokes. Jokes that often disguise their true meaning, jokes that might be traps and jokes that are just a bit of old fashioned clean fun. These jokes will weave together to create something greater than the sum of their parts, answering a question about emotion and its complicated relationship to morality. You can disagree, but you must laugh. Alfie Brown most recently won Best Show at the Chortle comedy awards with Sensitive Man.

ANUVAB PAL: EMPIRE
The British Empire gave Anuvab a colonial accent and British values, and suddenly left. Now he lives in contemporary India – a billion confident humans fed on social media and American consumerism and way past their colonial hangover. How does a man still under the British influence survive in ‘New India’? Nobody knows… least of all him.

FELICITY WARD: BUSTING A NUT
Comedian Felicity Ward is busting a proverbial nut. Following her nomination for the most prestigious award in live comedy, Best Comedy Show, at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. With no theme, no lessons, and no heart felt epiphany, Busting A Nut is just jokes, bebes. Big ole, gut busting nut busting jokes.

LUISA OMIELAN: POLITICS FOR BITCHES 2022
Politics for Bitchesis the latest critically acclaimed stand up show from Luisa Omielan. It recognised her with a Bafta Breakthrough award; the first comedian to ever receive one,a BBC mini series of the same name and it was regarded as one of the most important stand-up shows at the fringe in 2018. That was back in 2018. Obviously not a lot has happened politically since then…. Its been pretty quiet on that front. But Soho Theatre came knocking and so we searched high and low, and did what we could with what little updated material was available in UK politics. Politics for Bitches 2022 – because humour, access and empathy is needed now more than ever, to help it all make sense.  There’s no one better to show you around a circus than a clown.

MARK WATSON: THIS CAN’T BE IT
What should we be doing with our time on earth, and how can we do it better? Watson has made a lot of strides towards happiness and fulfilment over the past few years. But there’s one problem left: and it really is a big one. The popular but all-too-mortal Radio 4 figure, star of ‘Live At The Apollo’ and House Of Games’ (which he won, but it’s not all about that) wrestles with some of the fundamental questions of life, with unusually high levels of benign audience involvement and the gag rate of an already fast-talking comedian who’s been imprisoned his house for more than a year.This show has been some time in the making, thanks to all that unpleasantness with the virus. He’s rarely looked forward to anything in his life. All those 41 years of it to date.

MICHAEL ODEWALE: BLACK BEARS MATTER
In a world full of seemingly endless socio-political issues and protest movements, Michael Odewale is struggling to find what he believes in. #Blackbearsmatter is about figuring out what we care about and what we are actually willing to do about it. He guides us through his relationships and deepest fears, our collective attitudes and misplaced stereotypes… and even your favourite cartoon bears will be tackled with his sharp, slick and beautifully executed stand-up. Join the fast-rising star as he tries to decide what really matters and what’s just noise.

NATALIE PALAMIDES: LAID
Do I raise my egg or do I eat it? Natalie Palamides explores this age-old question in a beautifully stupid portrayal of a woman who lays an egg every day. An absurdly silly, melodramatic journey of motherhood filled with physical comedy, yolks, and funerals. This stunning, critically acclaimed debut show won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in 2017 – the show that laid the way for her global smash hit follow-up Nate.

OLGA KOCH: HOMECOMING
What does it mean to belong, and where is home? With her new passport in hand, Homecoming sees Olga try to figure out who the hell she is as an immigrant and certified teen drama queen. Fresh from a UK national tour, this is a bold and outrageous hour packed with razor-sharp jokes from the Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee and Writers’ Guild Award-winning comic.

SPENCER JONES: THE THINGS WE LEAVE BEHIND
The double Edinburgh Comedy Award and BAFTA-nominated professional idiot shows us his work room, where he creates his comedy. A mash-up of visual comedy, music, stand-up and audience interaction. This special follows two series of Spencer’s hit BBC Two comedy, The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk, and Spencer has also had another scripted series greenlit for ITV.

SUZI RUFFELL: DANCE LIKE EVERYONE’S WATCHING
TV quiz shows, an overbearing mother, a wedding, a neighbour that looks like a serial killer, some pigeons, a smear test, parenting and a trip to New York World Pride. Suzi’s hilarious show has everything (in this list). The last twelve months have been massive for Ruffell; a smash hit UK tour, heaps of television appearances including; Live At The Apollo, Hypothetical, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and she has learnt how to make the perfect lemon cake.

For further information:
Karma Symington – Karma.symington@multitudemedia.co.uk 07960 663599
Emilie Brittain – Emilie.brittain@multitudemedia.co.uk 07743 014938

Notes to Editors

 

SOHO THEATRE LIVE – SERIES 3

CREDITS 

Executive Producers – Soho Theatre
Executive Director – Mark Godfrey
Creative Director – David Luff
Head of Digital and Touring – Sarah Dodd
Head of Comedy – Steve Lock
Head of Finance and Administration – Catherine McKinney
Co Audience & Communications Directors – Peter Flynn and Kelly Fogarty, with support from the whole team at Soho Theatre

Producers – Sarah Dodd, Steve Lock, Laura Rouxel
Production Manager – Seb Cannings
Creative Supervisor – Adam Brace
Art Director – Sophie Irish
Lighting Designer – Dan Carter-Brennan
Camera Supervisor – Mike Callan
Remote Camera Operator – Shaun Willis
Camera Operators – Alpha Barrie, Prav Shetty, Sophie Penwill
Junior Camera Operator – Mat Cowley, Gary O’Sullivan
Series Warmups – Chloe Petts, Steve Bugeja
Offline Editors – Mark Sangster, Mike Brierley
Make-up Artists – Elena Diaz, Elkie Phillips
Venue Managers – Hannah Horan, Amy Ann Kemp, Ariella Stoian
Venue Technicians – Lily Woodford Lewis, Scott Bradley, Kevin Millband
Production Runners – Millie Chadwick, Janisha Perera
Audience Coordination – Pete Simpson, Ruby Hines
Verve Technical Manager – Ollie Stratton
Camera Technician – Devin Zivkovic
Sound Supervisor – Joao Valle
2nd ACs – Robbie Kneen, Josh Spear
Talkback Engineer – Hugo Berry
Data Wrangler – Tom Granica
Post Production – Platform Post
Colourist – Enge Gray
Online – Tom Young
Mix – Alex Paul
Audience services – Standing Room Only
Content Delivery Manager – Bitmax

SOHO THEATRE is London’s most vibrant producer for new theatre, comedy and cabaret. We pursue creative excellence, harnessing an artistic spirit that is based in our new writing roots, the radical ethos of the fringe and the traditions of punk culture and queer performance. We champion voices that challenge from outside of the mainstream, and sometimes from within it too. We value entertainment, accessibility and enjoy a good show. We are a registered charity and social enterprise, and our audiences are diverse in age, background and outlook.
Ordinarily our work plays to live audiences of 250,000 audiences a year in our Dean Street venue, at the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond. During our temporary closure due to Covid-19 we re-launched our online platform Soho Theatre On Demand, which hosted the phenomenally successful live recording of Fleabag and released the critically acclaimed Typical and Sunrise. We’ve partnered with Prime Video (UK) bringing existing and new comedy shows to the platform. We are also working towards the opening of an exciting new venue Soho Theatre Walthamstow, currently slated to open in 2023.
Soho Theatre’s board is chaired by Dame Heather Rabbatts DBE and the company is led by Executive Director Mark Godfrey and Creative Director David Luff. sohotheatre.com | sohotheatreondemand.com | @sohotheatre

About Prime Video
Series 3 of Soho Theatre Live will join the thousands of TV shows and movies in the Prime Video catalogue, including UK produced Amazon Original series such as Ten Percent, Good Omens, Clarkson’s Farm, The Grand Tour and All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, as well as forthcoming UK-produced Amazon Originals Series The Rig, The Devil’s Hour, Mammals, All or Nothing: Arsenal, Jungle, Backstage with Katherine Ryan, Rooney, Lovestruck High, Anansi Boys, and The Power; hit movies like The Tomorrow War, Coming 2 America, BAFTA Best British Film nominee Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Golden Globe-winner and Academy Award-nominee Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the Golden Globe- and Academy Award- nominated movies One Night in Miami… and Sound of Metal; and critically acclaimed global Amazon Original series, including Tom Clancys Jack Ryan, The Boys, Homecoming, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, all available on Prime Video at no extra cost for Prime members. Prime Video also offers Prime members in the UK live coverage of Premier League football matches, Autumn Nations Cup international rugby union tournament, plus exclusive coverage of ATP Tour and US Open tennis.

Prime members will be able to watch the third series of Soho Theatre Live anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, games consoles, on Virgin’s V6 TV Box, the Talk Talk TV set top box, Apple TV, Chromecast, BT TV or online at www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in the UK and Ireland at no extra cost to a Prime membership for just £7.99 a month or £79 per year. New customers can find out more at amazon.co.uk/prime and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.

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