21 Feb 2017

Live At The Riley with Mae Martin, Mawaan Rizwan and Avery Edison

  • Venue: Leeds University Union
  • Doors:
  • Curfew:
  • Price(s): General release £10.50, NUS £7.50 - all prices include booking fee of £0.50 per ticket
  • Age: No age restriction


Live At The Riley returns to the newly refurbished Riley Smith Theatre for a brand new series of comedy events.

This month's event is in collaboration with LGBTQ+ History Month

Mae Martin

Mae Martin began writing and performing comedy at the tender age of 13. She has been nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards, and was the youngest ever nominee for the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award. Her television credits in Canada include MuchMusic’s Video On Trial, Global Television’s “Global Comedians” (alongside Maria Bamford, Jon Dore, Dave Foley, James Smith and Matt Kirshen), The Comedy Network’s “Cream of Comedy” and the Space Network’s “Spacey Awards”.

Mae is currently based in the U.K. where she has played at festivals and clubs across the country. She has been a finalist in the Musical Comedy Awards and the Hackney New Variety Act of the Year awards. This year she won “Best International Performer” at the Brighton Fringe and received stellar reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Mae is represented by John Noel Management and recently appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Radio 4′s “Fresh From the Frings”, and BBC 3′s Comedy Marathon

Mawaan Rizwan

Mawaan Rizwan is an actor, writer and comedian who shot to fame with the success of his YouTube channel, which has attracted over 20 million views and 90k subscribers. Some of his TV credits include BBC3 drama Murdered By My Father, BAFTA-nominated sketch show DNN and BBC3's How Gay Is Pakistan. Mawaan has studied clowning with world renowned teacher, Philippe Gaulier, whose alumni include Sacha Baron Cohen & Helena Bonham Carter.

The BBC3 star will be bringing us his blend of bizarre confessional stand-up and madcap physical stupidity.

"A mischievous performer, with a no-holds-barred physicality & high-wattage charm" - The Guardian

"Masterful and supremely hilarious stupidity delivered by a very clever clown" - Total Theatre

Avery Edison 

Humor writer, Comedian

Born in scotland in april 1988, lived in england until 2009, then toronto for three years with her girlfriend and four cats, then back to london, england, used to be a boy until medical science set things right, has bipolar disorder and is dealing with it just fine thanks for asking, thinks she reads more books than she actually does, eats way too many maltesers, learned to unicycle in high school because she wasn't being bullied enough, likes to play call of duty and peggle, spends a lot of time on the internet, is trying hard not to care if you dislike her