Comedy at the Taproom – Ria Lina headlining

Comedy at the Taproom – Ria Lina headlining

Comedy At The Taproom With Headliner Ria Lina
Stand Up Comedy in Reading is back. Mates Rates Comedy is proud to present Comedy at The Taproom with Headliner Ria Lina on Sunday 26 February at 6:30pm.

Mates Rates Comedy has teamed up with Double-Barrelled Brewery to bring you the best acts from the UK comedy scene.

Ria Lina will also be joined by President Obonjo, Jake Steers and as always, you will be guided along by our trusty MC Carl Richard.

The show takes place at Double Barrelled Brewery between 6:30-8:30pm (doors open 5:00pm).

Tickets available via Fatsoma only.

Early Bird – £12.50
Advance – £15

Ria Lina

‘Fearless, provocative and very funny’

‘Engaging, endearing and eye-opening’
Time Out

‘She’s like a Filipina Sarah Silverman’
Dusty Limits

‘Slickly done – there’s no denying that the girl’s got talent’

Fearless, provocative and very funny, Ria Lina is a highly accomplished comedian, writer, actor and one of the hardest working performers in the business. A hugely admired act on the UK comedy circuit, she commands respect from the moment she walks onstage and delivers with natural ease, energy and fierceness. Ria is the only female Filipina comedian in British stand up and headlines at major clubs in the UK and internationally.

This multi-award winning artist has performed for audiences across the world and has been the finalist in multiple comedy competitions. She won Best Comedy Show at the Greater Manchester Fringe and was a finalist in Amused Moose Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.

President Obonjo

President Obonjo, is an upcoming and increasingly successful stand-up comedian. As the larger-than-life, uber-confident, self-appointed, side-splitting dictator of ‘Lafta Republic’, President Obonjo has quietly been leading a comedy revolution to become the first President to take over the comedy industry by storm. He has been creating rumblings by storming New Act competitions including winning Luton Comedian of the Year, Runner-Up at Great Yorkshire Fringe and was a finalist in the Naty New Act of the Year competition 2016. His previous solo show President Obonjo Stole My Identity was performed in 2015 at Bath Comedy Festival, Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals in 2015 and 2017 to packed crowds and critical acclaim. His latest show the Rise of the Comedy Dictator was performed at Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival in 2017 and at Leicester Comedy Festival in 2018. He is working on a new show titled “Lafta Republic at War with Wakanda”

“It’s a great comic construct, with lots of seized opportunities for playing with the clichés”

Steve Bennett, Chortle
“There was the potential of that high-status, comedy bomb-proof kind of character that Alexis Dubus has created so successfully with Marcel Lucont.”

Ben Veneables, Londonist
“This hour-long show was a revelation… Not at all what I was expecting.”

John Fleming
“On the face of it, it works as a well-crafted political comedy, exposing how the world has treated Africa and left much of it to suffer corrupt governments led by the likes of Obonjo. But it’s the layers of context that really make this a fascinating, bewildering and painfully funny experience.” ?????

Jake Steers

“Strong punch lines delivered with a lovely laid back style. Jake has bags of potential.” – Glass Eye Comedy Club

“A friendly bloke, clever and confident act Jake. Look forward to you becoming a Much Laughter regular.” – Much Laughter CIC

“You can’t help but be in a good mood when you watch Jake on stage. Likeable, natural and very funny. He’s going to be one of our favourite acts for a long time. ” – Big Deal Comedy Club

Lineup subject to change

26th February 2023 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Double-Barrelled Brewery Taproom Mates Rates Comedy £15.00
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