Southampton New Material Comedy Night with Ninia Benjamin & Friends – Wednesday 28th February

PUBLISHED : February 21, 2024

WORDS : Archive Team

A new monthly night where some of the UK’s most established comedians try out some new unheard stand up comedy material.

Ninia Benjamin

Ninia Benjamin is one of the UK’s hottest female comedians with a wealth of television, stage and live stand-up experience.

Ninia was catapulted to stardom as one third of BBC3′s 3 Non-Blondes, which later transferred to BBC2 and BBC America before going to a second series, shown internationally. From this, her talents have been showcased across all the major UK channels in a variety of roles, as a presenter, studio guest, actress and reality TV star.

Ninia was crowned the Winner of Celebrity Scissorhands 2007 (BBC3) in which she and a host of celebrities cut and styled their way through two weeks in a televised salon, raising thousands of pounds for Children in Need. She was also a contestant on the hit Living programme, The Underdog Show in which celebrities were paired up with rescue dogs which they had to train in preparation for a number of obedience tests and she has made two hilarious appearances on BBC1′s Hole in the Wall. With an infectious sense of humour and effervescent screen presence, Ninia is a favourite guest and commentator for many popular discussion shows, for example Sky Comedy Close Up.

Other recent television appearances include Total Wipeout and Celebrity Masterchef whilst her vocal talents can be heard in CBeebies’ Tinga Tinga Tales from February 2010.

Steph Aritone

Sassy but harmless” Londoner Steph Aritone, spreadsheet queen, daughter of immigrant parents, alcoholique. 2nd Place Roast Battle UK 2023, Finalist 2022Shortlist BBC New Comedy Award 2023

Host of podcast ‘The Comedy Wine List’ pairing wine to comedians (downloaded 12,000 times).

She performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2023 with her show “Excelf-esteem”

“Clearly confident and comfortable in her own skin” – ArtefactMagazine.com“Aritone also appears completely at home on stage. You feel like you’re in safe hands throughout the show” – Lost In Theatreland“Very hard for people to say ‘women aren’t funny’ after seeing someone like her” – The Stand, Glasgow 2023

Jack Clay

Jack has the distinction of sharing line ups with top TV comedians including Harriet Kemsley, Mark Simmons, Elliot Steel, Robert White, Scott Bennett, Paul McCaffrey, Paul Tonkinson, Nathan Caton, Sean Collins & in August 2023 Jack opened 2 shows for Shappi Khorsandi! & Jack is also a Southampton Comedian of the Year 2023 Finalist.

Shannon Sumfing

Shannon is one of Portsmouth’s favourite comedians. Witty and dark, she welcomes the hecklers, but you may regret it.

Tim Biglowe

A runner up at West End New Act Of The Year 2023. Tim is a comedian that lives on a canal boat. It’s high-energy stand up from a calamitious captain.
“Assured the audience they were in for a decent night” – Chortle
“A rare breed indeed. Great jokes among well crafted stories” – Indie Comedy Review

Jake Steers

One of the most likeable acts both on and off stage, his conversational style makes audiences feel at ease and always full of laughs. One to watch for the future as he rises up the comedy ranks…

“You can’t help but be in a good mood when you watch Jake on stage. Likeable, natural and very funny.” – Big Deal Comedy 2019

Presented by Ben Ashurst

Ben Ashurst (as featured on BBC Radio, Stand Up For Cider Winner 2023) started performing comedy in 2018, and has established himself as a rising star of the comedy circuit. His warm, likeable stage presence coupled with self-deprecating humour will definitely leave the audience wanting more.

“Ben is so likeable, warm and most importantly… Funny. The crowd were with him from the get go and stayed with him throughout. One to watch for sure” – Paul McCaffrey

Tickets for £7 in advance online increasing to £10 on the door.

Get tickets here: https://theatticsouthampton.co.uk/products/southampton-new-material-comedy-night-with-steph-aritone-friends-wednesday-28th-february 

7PM, Wednesday 28th February 2024.
Southampton Comedy Club, The Attic, can be found @ River Studios, 32 Winsor Road, Totton, Southampton. SO40 9HQ