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Shake with Laughter London

Join us for our 7th annual Shake with Laughter comedy show in London!

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Shake with Laughter is back in London for its 7th annual show. 

Expect another hilarious night of stand-up featuring Angelas Barnes, Jarred Christmas, Paul Mayhew-Archer and host, Rob Deering. Join us at the Comedy Store, London on 15 October 2018, with more acts to be announced soon.

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Rob Deering

Rob Deering is a multi-talented comedian, musician, writer and runner and he regularly performs in clubs, theatres and festivals both internationally and across the UK. Rob’s dad Barney has Parkinson’s and he’s been supporting Parkinson’s UK since 2007, winning £24,000 on Celebrity Weakest Link, followed by further wins on Celebrity Mastermind and Pointless. 

As our resident funny man, it was Rob’s brainchild, Shake With Laughter which set the Parkinson’s UK comedy ball rolling, back in 2012. Since then each year he has brought together the very best in stand-up comedy at London’s Comedy Club, and has inspired a similar Manchester spin-off. Line-ups have included such comedy gold as Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Sarah Millican, Johnny Vegas, Jason Manford, and Alan Davies.

As Parkinson’s UK’s Champion of Running, Rob has completed the London, Berlin, York and New York marathons and earlier this year he smashed his £100,000 lifetime fundraising target.

Paul Mayhew-Archer

Paul is an award-winning television writer, producer and editor, with credits including The Vicar of Dibley, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and Miranda. Paul also had a hand in commissioning Drop the Dead Donkey and Father Ted, and co-wrote the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench.

Paul was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011 and continues to believe in the therapeutic power of laughter (and chocolate!), embarking on a new career as a stand-up comedian. In 2016 Paul made a BBC documentary Parkinson’s: The Funny Side, winning him Best Documentary Presenter Award at the Grierson Trust Awards, and in 2017 he performed stand-up at Parkinson’s UK’s Symfunny2 event at the Royal Albert Hall and Shake With Laughter London.

This summer he’ll take on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a one-man show, ‘Incurable Optimist’, running throughout August. 


Since winning the BBC Radio 2's New Comedy Award and bursting on to the comedy scene in 2011, Angela has become a much-appreciated regular on the UK stand-up circuit. Described as the best female comedian since Sarah Millican, Angela has played ever larger venues as fan numbers continue to grow, and she’s increasingly in demand for TV and radio. She’s appeared on Children in Need and Russell Howard’s Good News, is a familiar voice on Radio 4’s The News Quiz and has wowed audiences at some of the UKs biggest festivals.

Angela started 2018 by appearing on Live at the Apollo and is just back from playing to sell-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe. She will be touring her new show "Rose Tinted" in the spring.


Jarred Christmas has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling. He has a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that's thrown his way, making his comedy sizzle with originality.

Full of passion and charisma, Jarred takes the audience on a hilarious thrill ride of laughs and gasps with an edge of anger that manifests itself in his incredible rants against the small things in our lives.

His confidence leaves the audience secure in the knowledge that they are in capable hands. His material is strong and distinctive, drawn from life experience and random happenings

Whether performing sets, compering, acting, or improvising, Jarred has bundles of talent and will always shine no matter what performance situation he is put in.

the 2017 show

2017 saw host Rob Deering, Gary Delaney, Lucy Porter, John Moloney, Princes of Main, Paul Mayhew-Archer and the hilarious Tim Vine take to the stage for yet another incredible night of stand up.

Please note:

  • The Comedy Store is a licensed premises so you must be over 18 to attend.
  • Line-up subject to change.
  • The views and opinions expressed at Shake With Laughter London are solely those of the performers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Parkinson's UK.
  • The Comedy Store is a basement venue and therefore not fully accessible. 

corporate opportunities

Interested in placing your brand in front of a captive audience? We provide a range of packages for sponsors wanting to broaden their exposure and profile.

Our dedicated special events team can create a bespoke package to suit you. You can also donate a raffle prize or gift in kind to support our fundraising. Get in touch today to discuss how your business can get involved 

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For more information or to express your interest in the 2018 show, phone 020 7963 9319 or email [email protected].

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The Comedy Store 1a Oxendon Street London SW1Y 4EE