Stand Up & Slam! 

Stand-up comedy: poetry's idiot relation right? Performance poetry: comedy's boring cousin, yes? Let's find out. 
Six phenomenal acts go head to head for your approval as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results! Our resident team captains are joined by the most exciting comedy and poetry acts from around the UK. We’re mashing up the two art forms in an epic battle of spoken word. Who wins? You decide...

Photography by Edward Moore. Design by Sean Brightman.


Stand Up & Slam! is the very first show we produced in-house back in 2013 with a one-off show at The Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green. Since then it's gone on to have residencies at Hackney Attic, The Comedy Cafe, Komedia Brighton and Camden Comedy Club as well as performing at festivals across the UK. The brain child of Chatback Comedy promoter Lucy Danser and poet Dan Simpson it fuses stand-up comedy and poetry in a unique and entertaining way, smashing pre-conceptions by way of an interactive battle every show! 

Photography by Edward Moore

Photography by Edward Moore


★★★★★ The Reviews Hub
★★★★★ The Latest
★★★★★ The Argus
★★★★ Three Weeks Magazine
★★★★ Ed Fest Mag
'A complete and utter winner' The Reviews Hub ‘Witty, fast paced, and most importantly funny.' - Fringe Review
'This is a great show, showcasing some real talent.' - Three Weeks
'have not laughed this hard in a very long time' The Latest                                                   'edgy, energetic comedy at its best. Far funnier than your average prime-time fare' - Sunday Express
'The crowd were in stitches, their roars delivered a 1-0 victory for poetry over stand-up and my preconceptions were suitably challenged.' - Mashable UK

Photography by Edward Moore

Photography by Edward Moore


Stand Up & Slam! has regular monthly shows at Komedia Brighton and Camden Comedy Club. We also have one-off shows at venues and festivals across the country. 

If you'd like to see a show, book us for your venue or just see what we're up to you can find us at the following: 

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