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Comedians on stage celebrating the end of a show

Modern Art Variety 31st May

  • by Viki Jackson

All the best comedy nights start off with a safety briefing by Dave. Which was promptly undercut by a box labelled ‘fireworks’ going off immediately afterward (you need to be there to understand exactly how that worked). 

This was the first Modern Art Variety show, dreamt up by producer Josh InVain and produced by Playface. This is a mixed bill, alternative comedy night with immersive aspects, fun and games and the chance for an audience member to be crowned king. It sees clowning mayhem collide with influence from the Royal Variety show. 

Joe Mayo took us for a swim in the sea with his fish knowledge and a lot of puns. Afterwards the stage was haunted by Sonny Bozo’s ghost. Yvonne Tsao got us in hot water with her set. Ally O’Leary got romantic with a family wedding before Kieran gave us an art lesson as the painter. Jen Zheng took us back to a guy’s house after a date with a promise to drop us home. Then Shabs headlined as Mrs Applebee with a song and dance reminiscent of our school days. But with slightly more nudity. 

All the while we had menace Eric attempting to get himself on stage to cause chaos and smoke the smoke machine. 

Night 1 complete with a roaring crowd, multiple kings and a whole bunch of stupidity. The night was MC’d by Josh InVain and Viki Jackson was ‘Victoria Darling’ as Maitre d. Special thanks to Small Beer Brewery for having us! 

Modern Art is a new regular night in London. Follow Modern Art on Instagram to keep up to date and if you’d like to perform with us then head here and fill in the form.

  • Comedian on stage holding a microphone wearing a ghost sheet over them
  • Comedians on stage celebrating the end of a show
  • Comedian on stage holding a microphone
  • Three smiling faces, one has clown makeup on
  • Comedian on stage dressed as a painter pointing to art on an easel
  • Comedian on stage holding a microphone
  • Comedian on stage holding a microphone
  • Comedian on stage holding a microphone


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