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The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry
Until Sun 27 Jun 2021
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No Direction Home: Coventry Showcase

Fri 25 Jun 2021 to Sun 27 Jun 2021
The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry
Pay What You Wish - £0, £1, £4
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Co-commissioned by Coventry City of Culture Trust, Counterpoints Arts and Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre with funding from Spirit of 2012.

An incredible night of co-created comedy featuring stand-up comedians from refugee and migrant backgrounds, mentored by award-winning comedian Tom Parry (Pappy’s; Badults; The Lost Disc) and Coventry Comedian Stella Graham.  

Please be aware the headliner for 25 June, formerly Fatiha El-Ghorri, is now Kai Samra.

Headliners include Kai Samra (25 June), Rosie Jones (26 June) and Nish Kumar (27 June).

As restrictions are eased and we step out of the worst days of the pandemic, this is a brilliant opportunity to experience live comedy; laughing and celebrating our connections with each other. 

Hosted by Coventry’s own Stella Graham

Stella is from Coventry and has performed all around the UK, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the USA. She has taken 5 hour-long solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Brighton Fringe and Leicester Comedy Festival.

About the show

Since autumn 2018 award-winning comedian Tom Parry in association with Counterpoints Arts has been running the No Direction Home stand-up programme – a unique new course for aspiring comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds. 

This year the project has been in Coventry working with a cohort of individuals who have all sought sanctuary in the city. This is a unique project raising awareness and changing perceptions about refugees and migrants, everyone has a story to tell and comedy is a universal art form that can overcome boundaries and preconceptions, making audiences laugh, engage and understand experiences that deserve a platform. Alongside Stella Graham and Tom Parry, acclaimed comedians Kai Samra and Fathia El-Ghorri have worked with the cohort to develop their routines as part of workshops and live shows happening in June 2021.

 

Comedy
 

Headliners

No Direction Home headlined by Kai Samra

25 June

Award winning comedian Kai Samra has quickly risen to become one of the most exciting acts on the circuit today. Described as ‘a charismatic man with a great story’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle), Samra combines an edgy stage presence, a slick delivery and talks frankly about issues such as class, race and modern culture from an intelligent, unique and fresh perspective.

No Direction Home headlined by Rosie Jones

26 June

With her infectious laugh and high energy, Rosie Jones has quickly become a must-see act on the UK comedy circuit. The ex-television researcher was awarded second place in the Leicester Mercury’s New Comedian Of The Year Award 2018 and has gone on to star on Live At The Apollo, The Jonathan Ross Show, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and many more hit TV comedy shows.

Rosie has completed two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with both Fifteen Minutes and Backward receiving critical acclaim, included the Scotsman describing her show as “both elegantly crafted and mischievous to its bones”.

No Direction Home headlined by Nish Kumar

27 June

Critically acclaimed comic, internationally famed meme & wonderfully nice gentleman, Nish Kumar is a comedian, and a bloody good one at that (Time Out). Nish has achieved huge success on the stand-up circuit with five rave-reviewed solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, two of which have been nominated for the prestigious Comedy Award for Best Show in both 2015 & 2016.

Covid Guidance

This live, in-person event is presented following the Government’s current COVID-19 guidance.

All bookings should be for a maximum of 6 people, unless all people in the booking are from 2 households or fewer.

Please follow the venue’s COVID-19 safety precautions. Sanitise your hands, observe social distancing and wear a face coverings at all times, unless you are exempt.

We are obligated to ask all attendees to register with NHS Test and Trace on entry to the venue.

You must remain seated for the duration of the event, except for using the facilities, and you may not mix with members of the audience outside of your household or support bubble.

Access information

  • BSL interpreted
  • Captioned

Live captions and BSL provided at all shows on 25, 26 and 27 June.