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Comedy Night at Molesey Boat Club March 1st 2023

The MBC Committee (in association with Emma Phillips) is delighted to announce a return of the Comedy Night to Molesey Boat Club on 1st March 2023. This is TV-proven, West-End standard stand-up comedy in the comfort of the MBC clubhouse. Profiles of the amazing line-up can be seen below, and tickets can be booked now (don’t delay!).

Ria Lina

Ria Lina is a touring Filipina comedian, actress and writer known for her appearances on BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News for You, The Now Show, Mock the Week and QI. In November she was named as one of The Evening Standard’s 'Hottest Comedians You Should Be Watching Now.' Throughout her stand-up career, Ria has taken Live shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her work tackling topics such as autism, topical news, and racial identity. Her career stretches from stage and screen, to radio and the occasional ukulele - all in a unique style.

Ria is the only Filipina comedian in British stand up and has a BSc in Experimental Pathology, an MSc in Forensic Science and a PhD in Virology under her belt, so it’s not only Ria’s comedy that’s highly intelligent. A regular pundit on Sky News, BBC News, Times Radio and Talk Radio, Ria is in demand for both her scientific insight, confident delivery and biting wit.

“Fearless, provocative and very funny” The Scotsman “Engaging, endearing and eye-opening” Time Out

Russell Hicks

Provocative, anarchic and unfiltered, Russell Hicks is a risk-taking comic whirlwind, captivating audiences with his razor-sharp wit, acute observations and slick take-downs. From the moment he steps on stage, crowds are hooked by Hicks' infectiously rebellious personality, brash Americanisms and unapologetic style as he creates a one of a kind comedy experience. Russell has also established himself as a major player on the comedy circuit, regularly hosting and headlining at clubs nationwide including Hot Water Comedy Club, The Stand, Glee Clubs and Up the Creek, and has his own monthly residency at Top Secret Comedy Club in London. Such is his unique skill at adapting to any situation presented to him, Russell has been in constantly high demand throughout 2020. He has adapted to the new online world and has taken on projects ranging from hosting digital events formats to performing at corporate online functions and comedy club nights, proving his versatility as performer and artist. Russell is also a brilliant writer and currently has a project in development with the BBC, so watch this space!

'A Sharp wit and cutthroat style' Broadway Baby 'Masterful crowd work' The List

Ben Norris

Ben’s TV credits include: 'Mock the week' (BBC 1), 'The Comedy Store' (Paramount and Comedy Central), 'Never mind the Buzzcocks' (BBC 2), 'They think it’s all over' (BBC 2). He has written and performed three solo shows at The Edinburgh Festival: ‘Sitting room only’ (1997), ’Mr Ambiguousness’ (2013) and ‘Benny on the loose’ (2014) . Ben was Ed Byrne’s tour support for his 2013 UK tour and appeared at the Apollo, Hammersmith.

'The term 'circuit legend' is overused, but Norris is one of a handful that have been headlining for more than two decades and rarely departs a stage without leaving it torn to shreds in his wake. A master of the craft, this will be an hour of the most polished stand up you are likely to see.' GQ Magazine

'With 20 years on the clock, Norris is one of the most bankable headliners around and is a brilliant improviser'. The Guardian

'..unbelievably brilliant .' Jason Manford

Peter Rethinasamy (MC)

Born and raised in Belfast to a Malaysian father and Irish mother, Peter is a comedian with hard hitting, punchy jokes and hilarious tales of growing up in Northern Ireland. Since he started performing stand up, he has reached the semi-finals of the Laughing Horse New Act Competition and won the London Comedy Store’s King Gong Competition. He is also resident MC at Fulham Comedy Club and cementing himself as a must-see act on the circuit.

Combining his love of comedy writing and acting (he was a member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain) Peter has been creating funny sketches for Instagram and TikTok. He is soon to be seen on Comedy Central Live in March and has supported Seann Walsh and Kerry Godliman on tour around the UK. At home as an MC or doing his full set, Peter is a very popular act we with his mix of brilliant jokes and audience work, meaning no two sets are ever the same.

Details, terms and conditions

Event date: March 1st 2023. Bar open from 7pm, event starts at 8pm

Venue: Molesey Boat Club, Barge Walk, Graburn Way, East Molesey KT8 9AJ. A modest walk from Hampton Court Station, or parking is available in Graburn Way

Click to purchase tickets £26/ticket, including VAT

The announced line-up is booked and committed, but it is subject to change without notice.

Refund and exchange policy. In the unlikely event the comedy night is cancelled, MBC will refund as much of the ticket price as possible.

Age restriction: over 18’s only.

The MBC bar will be open. No food or drink to be brought in.

Seating is not allocated other than on a first come first served basis. Please arrive in good time.

Accessibility: there is a lift at the venue


The content of the comedy acts and the views expressed by the comedians do not necessarily reflect those of MBC.

Please email with any questions or issues

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