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Date and Times Friday 24 June | 7.30pm-8.30pm
Prices Pay what you can £0.00 | £5.00 | £10.00

Laughter connects us, and there's nothing more human than laughing with someone. So, come along and join us for an evening of laughter with the brilliant No Direction Home comedy collective. 

A man holding a mic and a mic stand wearing a scarf

Who are No Direction Home?

No Direction Home are a comedy collective produced by Counterpoints Arts featuring new stand-ups from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Established in 2018, they have been coached by comic and director Tom Parry and performed at gigs and festivals around the UK.

Nish Kumar, who has headlined several of the gigs, says: "The No Direction Home comedians are a very exciting, interesting and creative bunch of people. And they're very funny!" 

About the comedians 

Edin Suljic:

Edin Suljic is a published writer, poet and artist based in London. He has worked on several collaborative projects at the Tate Modern, and he performs his work in a variety of places, from international literary festivals to venues such as the Southbank Center in London. His poetry collection, Personal Things and the Rest, was published by Haffan Books in 2018. 

Edin spent his formative years in the multicultural, multinational society of former Yugoslavia, moving to the UK at the onset of the tragic Yugoslavian war in 1991. He likes a good story and believes that telling and making stories about people in all their diversities is the best way of bringing people closer together. He has been working with No Direction Home since 2019, performing live in London, Coventry and York.

You can view his website here

Krzysia Balinska: 

Krzysia is a performer, drama facilitator, activist and an aspiring stand-up comedian with experience in theatre-making, facilitation, and organisation.

Her practice stems from the belief that everyone is an artist and everyone can inspire a lasting, positive change. She is the co-founder of the Polish feminist collective Dziewuchy London, and collaborates closely with Good Wolf People, Foreign Affairs theatre company, PSYCHEdelight theatre and POMOC – Polish Migrants Organise for Change.

Krzysia joined No Direction Home at Counterpoints Arts in 2019 and is super excited to keep discovering the art of stand-up comedy.

Selam Amare:

A passionate Ethiopian, Selam is an entrepreneur and founder of Azmari Bet and Selam Le Ethiopia.

New to the stand-up comedy scene, Selam quickly created a very funny and charming storytelling persona of her own, sharing experiences of both Ethiopia and England.

Krishna Vytelingum:

Krishna Vytelingum Krishna Harry Vytelingum is the biggest name in comedy today.

About the host 

Rising star Mamoun wants to share with you his unfiltered, idiosyncratic and unorthodox world view - the things you think and never say out loud...but need to hear!

Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award, Leicester Square Comedy Award and alumnus of the Pleasance Reserve. 'A loaded wit and a mischievous way of tweaking liberal guilt' (Chortle.co.uk).

Doors open at 7pm. Refreshments will be served in the Propeller Space.