Amused Moose Laugh Off semifinal at Soho's Sanctum Hotel.

Earlybird £8. Advance tickets: £10 includes membership/£9 with Loyalty card. Last tickets: £12.50 (any unsold tickets cash-on-the-door). Comedy room opens at 7.45 (restaurant bar open from 5.30 until late); showtime is 8.15 at SanctumSoho Hotel, 20 Warwick St, W1B 5NF

IAN SMITH  (Awardwinner, and Mock The Week writer)  
Mike Wilmot   



Amused Moose Laugh Off semifinal 5 plus headline comedian and awardwinning host, with aftershow bars at Amused Moose Soho.

The brilliant fifth semi-final of Amused Moose Laugh Off, previously won by Jack Whitehall and Sarah Millican with runners-up Josh Widdicombe and Romesh Ranganathan, hosted by Ian Smith (BBC2 Popatron, and awardwinning Waiting For Gaddot) and headlined by globetrotting Canadian Mike Wilmot features seven stars-in-the-making who have won through from the heats and quarterfinals.

The audience, alongside comedy industry judging panel will vote to choose the winner, who will go through to the final at the London Hippodrome on 11 May.

Ian Smith will be introducing Mike Wilmot to the stage tonight headlining after the main feature, which is the seven semifinalists:
Benji Waterstones, Dude Looks Like A Lady, Dimitri Bakanov, Dylan Gott, Henry Maynard, Saban Kazim and Sam Smedley.

Tonight's show is in the intimate "Variety Viewing Room" performance space that is usually the hotel's cinema.  Delight not only in the entertainment but also in quality food and drinks in this rock'n'roll, boutique hotel which feels like a private members club, with its fab restaurant and bars, where you will welcome before the show.

To make the most of your night out, enjoy a meal at 20% discount at Sanctum's No20 restaurant pre-show.   Restaurant reservations (times: 5.30 to 7pm) can be made by calling 020 7292 6102 and quoting 'Show Dinner'.

Comedy-goers are welcome to socialise and mingle before the show as well as in the interval, and aftershow until late, at the splendid restaurant bar or delightful rooftop bar.

Doors open for comedy at 7.45, with showtime from 8.15 to around 10.30.
Social platters can be ordered at the bar in the comedy room: pre-show for the interval, and in the interval for aftershow.

Free cloakroom at reception of SanctumSoho Hotel, 20 Warwick St, W1B 5NF

Seating: If you wish to be seated with friends who will arrive separately, some of you should arrive when the doors open at 8.15pm and know the total number in your group.  Seating cannot be absolutely guaranteed for late arrivals.

Our comedy shows are NOT suitable for stag or hen nights, NOR single-gender groups of 8 or more (See 'Small Print' below)

1) No under 14s (14 to 17 year olds must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
2) Local bye-laws require venues to not admit anyone who appears to have already been drinking alcohol, so come straight to the comedy night rather than meeting up in a bar/pub.
3) Because of potential annoyance to others, single gender groups (including HEN and STAG nights) of eight or more will not be admitted.
4) Anyone causing a nuisance or disturbance will be required to leave.
The venue (not the comedy night) have responsibility for the above.
NB: No refund will be made in any of these circumstances, because ii is assumed that anyone coming for the comedy show is aware of, and accepts, these terms.
5) While every effort is made to ensure that the comedians who appear are those named above, occasionally performers may unexpectedly become unavailable, so do check if you are coming to see a particular comedian. Neither the unavailable comedian nor Amused Moose Comedy accept any liability in respect of their non-appearance/replacement, but Amused Moose Comedy will do all possible to replace them with another comedian of similar or higher standing

At Soho's Karma Sanctum Hotel.

20 Warwick St, W1B 5NF (Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus tubes)

  Saturday 16 April 2016