Ivor Dembina: Jewish Comedy - Free at Last
Ivor Dembina is a Jew (he has the evidence, though it is "circumstantial") from North London. He uses the traditional flavour of Jewish humour to tackle modern subjects. Expect to see a selection of the funniest material from Ivor Dembina's repertoire of three solo comedy shows: Stand Up Jewish Comedy (1995) about his Jewish upbringing. SadoJudaism (2000), a comic account of his personal sexual history. This is Not a Subject for Comedy (2003), a comedic exploration of his views on Israel, Palestine and the Jews. His comedy mixes serious intent with a conversational approach and banter with the audience.
In 2004, Australian, Sarah Kendall was the first woman in nine years to receive a prestigious Perrier Award Nomination. Following her completely sold- out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she went on to appear at the Brighton Comedy Festival and performed in the Perrier season at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End. This show was the fourth solo show that Sarah had taken to Edinburgh. In 2003, she was one of only five acts selected by NBC to perform as part of their Edinburgh Nights season in New York.