Top Comedians Take to the Stage as Canary Wharf Comedy Club Returns – 14.09.21

Suzi Ruffell, Hal Cruttenden, Luisa Omielan and President Obonjo head up a night of fun and laughter

Canary Wharf is bringing back its legendary Comedy Club this September with a critically acclaimed line-up taking the stage. The all-star comedy show will see Edinburgh Festival favourites, Suzi Ruffell, Hal Cruttenden and Luisa Omielan perform laugh out loud sets, compered by the hilarious President Obonjo.

The event will take place on Saturday 25 September at the stunning East Wintergarden, with tickets available to buy in advance or on the door for just £16, subject to availability. The doors will open from 6.15pm, ahead of a 7pm start, giving guests some time to buy drinks at the bar before taking their seats.

The Comedy Club is part of the wider ongoing events programme on the Estate to ensure there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Canary Wharf, a 24/7 destination for people to work, live and play.

About the Comedians

Suzi Ruffel is the working-class comedian of her generation, with five sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival racking up critical acclaim from reviewers and audiences. Suzi is best known for her appearances on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, The Jonathan Ross Show, Roast Battle, 8 Out Of 10 Cats to name just a few.

Hal Cruttenden is one of the top touring stand-up comedians working in the UK and Ireland today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer, presenter, and actor. He has made several appearances on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and Would I Lie to You. Hal also presents a comedy rugby podcast with Dan Skinner called Rugby Jubbly, as well as hosting a new streaming show for Saracens Rugby Club.

Luisa Omielan is a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, and the BAFTA breakthrough Brit winner of 2018. Her solo show Am I Right Ladies?! has had numerous sell-out runs and received 5-star reviews. Her show What Would Beyoncé Do?! was described as ‘One of the top UK comedy shows of the last decade’.

President Obonjo has been performing stand up for the past 10 years. He is a larger-than-life, uber-confident, self-appointed, side-splitting dictator of ‘Lafta Republic’. 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.

Visitors after some more culture will be able to see the UK’s largest collection of free to visit public art, which is dotted around the Estate, including more than 75 permanent works of over 50 international artists.

Guests looking for a pre-comedy dinner can head to one of hundreds of bars and restaurants at Canary Wharf including the new Six by Nico restaurant with its six-course tasting menu, German Doner Kebab for delicious kebabs and Seoul Bird.

The Comedy Club takes place at the East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf on Saturday 25th September at 7pm. Buy your tickets at

The programme and line-up are correct at time of press but may be subject to change.

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Notes to Editors

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.7 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 1,000 Build to Rent apartments.

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 11 million square feet of sustainable certified buildings. CWG also excels operationally having purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009.

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live/work/play on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme.

Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.
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