Filmed as live at The Comedy Store London, Comedy Store: Raw and Uncut will give audiences the first-time opportunity to enjoy the very best in comedy from London's legendary home of stand-up in the comfort of their local cinema. It's fresh, new and hilarious and will showcase 16 of the funniest names on the thriving British comedy circuit. On the bill will be New Zealand comedian and Chortle Comedy Award winner Jarred Christmas, the comedian The Evening Standard described as 'absolutely boxfresh' Tom Stade, Comedy Store favourite Ian Stone, rapper turned comedian Doc Brown - who supported Ricky Gervais on his 2012 European tour - and Foster's Edinburgh comedy awards Best Newcomer nominee Imran Yusuf. The Comedy Store is a comedy club located in London, Manchester and Mumbai. The London venue opened in 1979 by Don Ward, and was inspired by The Comedy Store club in the United States, which Don Ward had visited the previous year. The club was the focus of the 'alternative comedy' boom in the early 1980s and helped start the careers of many comedians, including Paul Merton, French and Saunders, Alexei Sayle, Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Ben Elton and Simon Pegg.