Andrew Maxwell, Thanyia Moore and Eshaan Akbar join our comedy line up
Take a look at our latest side-splitting comedy picks! Joining the likes of Russell Kane, Angela Barnes and Jen Brister on The Lawn are Andrew Maxwell, Thanyia Newton and Eshaan Akbar.
The beloved Irish favourite Andrew Maxwell has become a true beacon for comedy fans over the past two decades, appearing in hilarious turns across Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and comedy festivals up and down the land. With his infectious sense of mischief prime and centre, his headline comedy set at the festival is not one to be missed.
Also announced today is Eshaan Akbar, a new sensation on the comedy circuit whose ‘Prophet Like Its Hot’ show at the Edinburgh Fringe truly marked the arrival of a future star. The 33-year-old stand-up is one of the BBC Asian Network’s latest breakout talents.
Thanyia Moore will bring her laugh-out-loud takes that have scooped awards for her top-level shows. In 2017 Thanyia joined the likes of Katherine Ryan and Sarah Millican when she was crowned Funny Women Champion – beating over 400 women in the process. She has been performing comedy since 2012 and is one of the only females in the UK who works both the mainstream and Black comedy scenes simultaneously. She reached the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2018 – not one to be missed!