News: Comedians Join The HowTheLightGetsIn Line-Up

HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest music and philosophy festival, has announced their Comedy Line-Up. Six standout comedians promise boundary-crossing comedy performances, with rising stars alongside established favourites, straight off the Edinburgh circuit.

Leading the bill is celebrated British comedian Ahir Shah. Ahir returns to HowTheLightGetsIn following his second consecutive nomination for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Succeeding his critically acclaimed tour of Control, his latest show Duffer is about visiting his deported Indian grandmother in the wake of the Windrush scandal and much more.

Also featured is Nottingham-born rising comedy star Sarah Keyworth, who brings her debut hour Dark Horse for a very special HowTheLightGetsIn debut. With her mix of honest anecdotal storytelling about her Midlands upbringing, alongside hilarious observational quips, it’s no surprise that Sarah has been nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

A fellow 2018 Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee is Olga Koch, whose “hugely charismatic” observational witticisms are sure to draw the festival crowds at HowTheLightGetsIn (Broadway Baby). Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Olga reveals the story of the most surreal year of her family's life with her debut tour Fight (“one of the talking points of the Fringe” – Evening Standard).

The political comedy continues with Alfie Brown. Alfie has been dubbed "quite simply the future of British stand-up" (List) and, with a string of ambitious shows to his name, continues to live up to it. His unique combination of wild improvisational tangents and political quick wit is sure to be a hit at HowTheLightGetsIn, as he performs his latest show Lunatic.

The line-up is completed with Alex Kealy. This year, Alex brings is “unique brand of political comedy” (Theatre Weekly) with his latest show A Kealy’s Heel.

HowTheLightGetsIn takes place on 22 – 23 September in Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath. It will feature more than 150 events, including debates and talks, music, comedy, cabaret, performance, workshops, documentaries, academy courses and more.  

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