The Funny Side of Earlsfield – May 2023

A top-notch night of stand up comedy

The Funny Side’s Saturday night comedy show in Southwest London features some of the very best UK and international stand-up comedians on the circuit. The Funny Side began in 2006 and has established an excellent reputation as a hilarious boutique comedy night – don’t miss these great acts in our intimate venue.


Steve Bugeja won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2013 and is now one of the circuit’s most exciting comedians, writers and performers. Steve co-created and co-wrote the ITV2 sitcom Buffering. He’s hosted the BBC Radio 4 series Economics with Subtitles and has made numerous appearances on TV shows including The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Zoe Ball on Saturday (ITV1). Steve has twice been invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, appearing on Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow (ABC1) and on Comedy Up Late (ABC1).

“Drum-tight, as if polished by a sitcom writers’ room to cram as many jokes in as humanly possible” – Chortle

“Bugeja has an eye for original comic detail that’s all his own.” – The Guardian

“Plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling” – The Scotsman


Ada Campe is true variety at its best. From juggling to card tricks to mind reading, Magic Circle member Ada Campe is a one-woman celebration of a bygone golden era yet still hugely relevant today.

In 2018 she won the prestigious New Act of the Year Show (NATYS), and the Leicester Square Theatre Old Comedian of the Year competition. In 2019 Ada Campe won the The Stand Comedy Club’s Good Egg Award, was shortlisted for the Chortle Awards in the Variety category and the Funny Women awards in the Best Show category. Ada Campe is a sought after MC & comedian across the UK Circuit.

Winner – Good Egg Awards – The Stand – 2019
Winner – New Act of the Year/ The Hackney Empire New Act of the Year – 2018
Winner – Leicester Square Theatre Old Comedian of the year – 2018

“Ada Campe made me laugh more than anyone on the circuit for years. Genius.” Sandi Toksvig

“Extravagantly mischievous persona… brilliantly crowd-pleasing act.” Chortle

“She’s a marvellous teller of tall tales, purveyor of puns and occasional conjurer”  ★★★★ The Scotsman

“Song, dance, magic and comedy are just the tip of the Campe iceberg; a walking whirlwind of glitter and bright colours, she never lets an audience know her next move… Campe’s charismatic performance has the crowd grinning and giggling, both at the performer and each other. A bouncy and kooky show with a heap of heart.” The List


So You Think You’re Funny Winner 2021

Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2022

Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist 2021

Originally from Egypt, Omar started stand up in 2019 and, in his first year (+global pandemic), went on to win the prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award at the Edinburgh Fringe. He talks about his encounters with strange school friends, football fans and EDL-badge-wearing bouncers, providing unique insight from a childhood moving from Egypt to Wales to Cambridge.

“Omar Badawy is already a consummate pro. The slick routine boasts distinctive jokes and is delivered with a winning poise and calmness.”Steve Bennett, Chortle.


Hailing from Bulgaria, Martin is one to watch. As seen on BBC Three & heard on BBC Radio Derby Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year (Finalist 2018)

So You Think You’re Funny (Finalist 2018)

Get Up Stand Up New Act Of The year (Finalist 2018)

“Martin is hilarious. Easily the funniest Bulgarian I have ever met.”Luke Toulson


All wonderfully hosted by resident compere Gareth Kane.

Please note that line-ups may occasionally be subject to change.

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