HighTide Comedy Night 1
Max and Ivan, Sadia Azmat, Heidi Regan with host Johnny Cochrane
Award-winning stand-up comedian and Essex boy, Johnny Cochrane has an infectious charisma and cheeky charm that have the crowd roaring. Johnny is one half of hit TV sketch series The Johnny and Inel Show (CBBC) as part of the UK’s first black comedy double act – a groundbreaking moment for British television. Johnny is also an experienced Writer/Performer in his own right and regularly performs at comedy venues across the country.
‘Slick, smart and very ambitious’ The Herald
Heidi Regan won the 2016 So You Think You’re Funny competition and the 2017 BBC New Comedy Awards. Heidi has gigged at festivals in Montreal, Norway, and this year took her debut hour to the Edinburgh Fringe, Heidi vs Sharks. She regularly performs at a host of the UK’s most sought after clubs including; The Glee Clubs, Brighton Komedia and London’s famous and award winning, Angel Comedy.
Max and Ivan
Max & Ivan are a globally acclaimed comedy double-act, who have performed their intricate multi-character live shows at SXSW festival, the Adelaide Fringe, the Edinburgh Fringe (where their work has been nominated for Best Comedy), and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (nominated for Most Outstanding Show), as well as on tour throughout the UK.
They have were regulars in BBC Two’s W1A and have written and performed two series of their Radio 4 show The Casebook of Max & Ivan which has featured special guests including Matt Lucas, Reece Shearsmith and Joanna Lumley.
‘Astonishing: Fast-paced and unflaggingly funny’ The Times ★★★★★
In 2011 Sadia was a finalist in the Funny Women awards and made her Edinburgh Fringe debut with her show ‘Please Hold – You’re Being Transferred to a UK Based Asian Representative’. Since then Sadia has had multiple appearances over BBC radio and has toured both her solo shows. She is the host of the BBC Podcast “No Country for Young Woman” which has been critically acclaimed. She has worked with Gurinder Chadha (writer, producer and director of ‘Bend It Like Beckham’) on a weekly online news show ‘Uncovered’ with her perspective on the week’s news. She also wrote and performed in a short for BBC iPlayer produced by Baby Cow.
‘Hilarious and insightful’ Christina Lamb, Sunday Times
‘A very funny and promising new comedian’ Mark Lawson, BBC Radio 4
Running time: 1h
Recommended age: 14+