Laugh 4 Change Comedy Fundraiser

23:00, Tue 30th April 2019 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 1

Laugh 4 Change is excited to have Ahir Shah headline our first showcase at the ADC Theatre.
The show will be hosted by the incredible Arielle Souma and will feature 5 student acts including
Patrick Sylla, Danny Baalbaki, Hasan Al-Habib, Matt Malone & Cansu Karabiyik

Ahir Shah is a stand-up comedian whose sharp, intelligent brand of humour features a blend of philosophical inquiry, political vigour, and sweet gags. Ahir's current show, DUFFER, debuted at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it enjoyed a critically acclaimed sell-out run and earned Shah his second nomination in a row for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. DUFFER is a stand-up show about death and what comes before, life and what comes after, and Bohemian Rhapsody. It is currently on tour around the UK.

"Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny ... a blazing talent firing on all cylinders" ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
"An outstanding show: politically necessary, personally eviscerating, and heavy on the laughs"
★★★★½ Chortle
"Astonishing ... by turns furiously nihilistic and desperately warm and loving"
★★★★ Sunday Times ★★★★★ The List ★★★★ Mail on Sunday

Nominated for Best Show, Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018

Arielle is a force to reckon with and a dynamic "wild card" in a line up. She regularly performs for major clubs like The Stand, Glee Club, Top secret and Angel comedy club.

2017 NATYS finalist
2016 Frog & Bucket Manchester World Series finalist
2016 So You Think You're Funny finalist
2016 Fresh comedian of the year finalist
2016 Leicester Square new comedian of the year semi finalist
2016 Funny Women semi finalist

"Arielle Souma is just what the comedy industry needs and should be forced upon every audience until they buckle under her spell" Frankie Boyle

All proceeds of the night will go to providing relief aid for refugees in Greece.


Production Team