Friday Night Live! Comedy with Olga Koch & Matt Stellingwerf! Early Show (7:30pm) & Late Show (10:00pm)
Olga Koch does stand-up comedy onstage and creates cathartic performance art in the privacy of her own home. She was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018, Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival in 2020, and longlisted for Best Stand Up Show at the National Comedy Awards in 2021.
She has also appeared on Mock the Week (BBC Two), QI (BBC Two), Frankie Boyle's New World Order (BBC Two), Late Night Mash (Dave), Richard Osman's House of Games (BBC Two), Guessable (Comedy Central), Question Team (Dave) and your dad's search history. Her audio work includes the Radio 4 special Fight, the Radio 4 series OK Computer and the Human Error podcast on BBC Sounds.
★ ★ ★ ★ “confident, outgoing and charismatic performer” -Funny Women
★ ★ ★ ★ “Highly engineered and funny” - The List
★ ★ ★ ★ “fantastic comedic mind with an observant eye” - Shortcom
★ ★ ★ ★ “bright new comedy talent” - The Skinny
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “A natural storyteller, she will keep you completely hooked” - Broadway Baby
★ ★ ★ ★ “blistering humour” - Three Weeks
When this erudite satire-superstar gets onto the stage, the acceleration from zero to a hundred jokes is measured in seconds. Matt Stellingwerf's deftly crafted jokes display a man full of seriously good comedic talent. His intelligent style is an interdisciplinary mix of the self-deprecating, satirical and hyperbolic. Grazing upon an all-encompassing choice of topics, he presents information that combines the informative or the personal narrative with pithy personal observations, and the audience laughs easily and applauds readily.
Raises the comedy bar...and erudite satire superstar" - Theatreview
"...an intellectual ‘Fonze’...extremely laid back and relaxed with the audience, seamlessly having banter and keeping his cool" Keeping Up With NZ
Hosted by Comedy Den regular Burt Williamson
*This event is held in our downstairs space and is not wheelchair accessible