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Sun26 May
Best In Class 2019
LiverpoolThe Studio, 13-15 Seel Street, L1 4AU
Doors Open: 18:30 | Show: 19:00 | Ends: 21:00

Best in Class is a show that champions the talent of working class comedians. 100% crowdfunded and profit sharing, as it should be! After a hugely successful 2018 Edinburgh Fringe run, Best in Class returns in 2019 with fresh line up of the hottest working class comedy heroes.

Best in Class was founded by Liverpool comedian Sian Davies who was fed up of class, money and social status being used as barrier to performing. She was invited to audition for a spot on an Edinburgh Fringe show, if successful she was told she would have to pay £1800 to the promoter by the end of the week to secure her place. She set up a crowdfunding page to help with her costs. Within an hour the promoter called her back and dropped her from the audition. Apparently she was not the sort of person they wanted to work with.

Sian decided to turn the situation into something positive. Realising that the barriers facing working class performers in the arts are systemic, she set up Best in Class and the rest is history!
In 2018 the project took 9 working class comedians to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe. The group worked tirelessly in the run up to the festival to crowdfund the costs involved with taking a show to the fringe. Crucially, none of the acts paid to participate in the show and they all received payment for the work they did.
Of the comedians involved last year, two were nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year, one was signed by an agent, two are doing tour support for huge names, one was selected for Leicester Circuit Breakers and several are developing shows for 2019. Now that’s impressive!

You can be the first to see the 2019 comedians as they launch their journey to the fringe at Hot Water Comedy Club.

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Sian Davies
Sian Davies
Sian Davies is a stand up comedian, MC, presenter and comedy writer based in the north west of England. She was a finalist in Nando’s New Comedian 2017 and Harrogate Theatre Comedian of the Year 2017.
Kimi Loughton
Dirty stories delivered with a uniquely infectious energy, Kimi is one of the fastest rising stars in Scottish comedy. Bold brash, brave and busy, Kimi brings plenty of laughs while leaving you pondering about your own views. “Promising young stand- up... Kimi Loughton is confident & engaging” Fringe Monkey
WIlliam Stone
Stuck somewhere between reality and dreams, offering glimpses into his world through whimsical one-liners and oblique observations. BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2018 Leicester Square Theatre new act of the year finalist 2018 "William Stone cracks me up, he's got some belting gags that I wish I'd thought of. Highly recommended" Angela Barnes (Ra...more
Ash Preston
Ash has been on the circuit for over two years. He has performed all over the country with his eccentric storytelling and high energy stage persona. Once described as a 'friendly misanthrope.' Fiercely proud of his working class upbringing and underdog mentality... He also resembles several murderers
Hannah Platt
Hannah Platt has a frank, acerbic and brutally honest approach to stand up, never shying away from sensitive topics. ‘Dark, damaged and hilarious’, Josie Long ‘Voice of a new generation’, The Skinny ‘Liverpudlian Daria’, Ents24
Charlie George
Charlie is a former circus performer and dancer, she came to comedy to find her voice. Turns out her voice is a lot like an 18th century white man’s trapped inside the body of a queer brown lady, so, that should be comfortable then… Pride's Got Talent Finalist 2018 Leicester Square New Comedian Award finalist 2018 "Charlie George...more
Jordan Gray
Jordan wrote and co-starred in the award-winning Tall Dark Friend webcom and her 2018 show “People Change” was met with critical acclaim. She hosts a weekly radio show on Phoenix 98FM and writes a monthly column for Diva Magazine. Panic Awards Comedian of the Year (2018) Colchester’s New Comedian of the Year (2017) DIVA 100...more
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