To celebrate International Women’s Day, VCCP hosted “Herlarious” – an all-female stand up comedy show. Held at their offices in Victoria, with drinks and Domino’s pizza provided, four comedians took to the stage for 90 minutes of roof-raising laughs and completely NSFW humour.
The four ladies are all up-and-coming on the comedy circuit, and each brought their own unique style to the evening. Amongst the jokes and wonderfully awkward moments (involving audience members and a cabbage), there were also heartfelt moments that celebrated what it means to be female, not just in the world of comedy but for all of us.
The night was a huge success, and they are already looking forward to the next one.
Compere: Naomi Cooper
Naomi has opened for Stephen K Amos, Richard Herring and most recently supported Jeff Garlin for the entirety of his extended sold-out run at the Soho Theatre. She has performed in Romania, Austria, Hungary and America, and later this month will be appearing at Holland’s largest international comedy festival.
Act 1: Kiri Pritchard-McLean
Welsh Comedian Kiri Pritchard-Mclean has been making something of a name for herself in the short time she’s being performing stand up comedy and has achieved further success as one fourth of multi-award winning sketch group Gein’s Family Giftshop (in capacity as writer/director). A unique and assured comic voice Kiri is whip smart with material to match, an apprenticeship on the North West comedy scene equips Kiri with a presence beyond her years and the rare ability to be challenging in her material without alienating her audience.
Act 2: Lucy Pearman
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‘Traditionally, unmarried maids were sent into the vegetable garden to choose the perfect cabbage’ (Anon).
Lucy Pearman brings us a slice of bonkers storytelling with a heart and an elusive cabbage.
Act 3: Harriet Dyer
Harriet Dyer has been heard on many things including BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Ouch, Absolute Radio and is an avid mental health advocate. She’s been seen with eyes on BBC3, BBC Live at The Fringe and more likely ITV’s Dinner Date where she didn’t cook the chicken thus making her date very ill.