April 11th 2019    -           Our April's Full         -       Double Headliner show
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

April 11th 2019 - Our April's Full - Double Headliner show

Doors: 19:00 - Comedy: 20:00

Standard: £11 (Advance) | £13 (On Door)
Concession: £9 (Advance) | £11 (On Door)

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Double Headliner Show

MARK PALMER & AL LUBEL

MARK PALMER

One of South Africa’s most in demand comedians

‘Clean, Classy & Clever’ – Cape Argus, South Africa

‘Highlight of my night’ – Josh Greer, Stroud News

AL LUBEL

‘One of the best jokes I have ever heard’ - Jerry Seinfeld

‘A terrifically funny comedian’ - David Letterman

Amused Moose Judges Prize Winner 2013

‘The most original 10 minutes I’ve ever seen’ – Adam Bloom

 

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MAIN HEADLINER

AL LUBEL

Winner of the Amused Moose Judges Prize for his 2013 Edinburgh show, yet one of the last comics to appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (making six more appearances with Jay Leno and five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman), Al Lubel daringly straddles the worlds of quirky and original material lapped up by critics and TV-ready comedy watched by millions. He’s supported Jerry Seinfeld, who kindly mentioned “Al has one of the best jokes I have ever heard” and recently fellow comic Adam Bloom gave him high praise by saying Al had “the most original first ten minutes of comedy I’ve ever seen.”

Al Lubel became a lawyer to satisfy his mother. He then quit the law and became a stand-up comedian to satisfy his need to disappoint her. Al practiced law during the day and comedy at night. Getting stage time is hard for a new comic so Al would suddenly stand up in the middle of restaurants and do his act. And as he says, “I almost always got big laughs because I had everyone’s complete attention because everyone was scared that I might hurt them.” Al gradually began getting work at comedy clubs and within a year he won the $100,000 Comedy Grand Prize on television’s Star Search.

Al’s solo show, Mentally Al, won the Amused Moose Award Judges Prize as the best one person show in the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Two years later he was nominated for best performer of a solo show by the Barry Awards at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Doing the Tonight Show was a childhood fantasy, so Al auditioned and became one of the last comics to appear with Johnny Carson. He went on to make six more appearances with Jay Leno and five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman. Al was the subject of the documentary, A Standup Life, directed by Peter Lydon for the BBC. A documentary about American stand-up comedy, it features Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Hope, Mort Sahl and Joan Rivers. Al has played an attorney on the Blake Clark HBO Comedy Hour. He has also played played Bill Walton’s sidekick in the the ESPN series, Bill Walton’s Long Strange Trip.

What the press have to say:

Unimaginable neuroses, spiralling self-reflection, towering mother issues … all your favourites. But boy does he bring it all together into one truly brilliant comedy show. Paul Fleckney, London Is Funny

Al Lubel takes all of the attributes that gave his 2013 show such cult appeal and does more of them, marrying existential angst, metaphysical enquiry and lexical mischief for a performance quite unlike anyone else at the Fringe. - Jay Richardson, Scotsman

‘A cult superstar in the making’ - Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke/Evening Standard


RESIDENT MC:

RUSSELL HICKS

Guest Appearance on NBC’s “Before The Morning After”

One of the ‘Top Six Comics to Watch’ by LA’s Stand Up Talk Magazine

Appearances on LA based panel show Direct TV’s ‘What’s News?’

A regular guest on hit podcast -Talkin’ Sh*t with Eddie Ifft.

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One of the most exciting comics to come out of America, Russell Hicks is branded one of the 'Top Six Comics to Watch' by LA's Stand Up Talk Magazine. He has appeared on LA based panel show Direct TV's 'What's News?' and is a regular guest on hit podcasts such as Talkin' Sh*t with Eddie Ifft.

Headlining the nationally acclaimed student circuit in the United States, Russell regularly takes his hour long solo shows across the country to the biggest universities. Prolific and consistently delivering quality new work, audience members are often compelled to return for two nights in a row. Fast and loose, no two shows are ever the same.

He really is a force to be reckoned with, he holds a unique ability to perform with no prewritten material or jokes, a true master of comedy and an electric performance is always assured whenever he performs.

What the press have to say:

"Hicks has a sharp wit.. the pessimism of Jack Dee mixed with the deadpan aggression of Denis Leary. A rip roaring night of tough love from a witty comedian ****", Broadwaybaby.com - Aug-2014

“Russell was great last night in Cranbrook – doing a middle spot between Gary Delaney and Bob Mills was a tall order but he carried it off with aplomb. Given his performance I would be happy to have him at any of my clubs anytime” Lonestar Comedy

"Russell Hicks was a surprising highlight for me – American standup who wove wide-ranging improvisation and interaction with the crowd with deprecating jokes about American stereotypes and a wry swipe back at British culture... very funny.", Ashbourne Voice - Jul-2014

"Russell Hicks is Amazing", Comedy Palace

 “a gift – very funny” Stand Up Talk

“Russell Hicks is Amazing” ADN

“He had us in stitches.. nonstop laughs” NoFrillsThrills

“One of the Top Six Comics to Watch” Stand Up Talk Magazine


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(NEWCOMER)

JANET GARNER

“If Eastenders was anything like this, we'd all be watching it.” - Comedy store Manchester

“Janet is the bollocks.” - Russell Kane

Well on her way to being a staple act in UK comedy – Little Smash Comedy

With her no-nonsense, down to earth style, Janet turns preconceptions about 'the older lady' on their head. This woman is laugh out loud, spill your drink funny. Her voice has been described as “a beautiful reminder of a London that's all but disappeared,” but her comedy is contemporary and relevant.

Since giving stand-up comedy a go in 2014 and deciding she liked it, Janet has performed in such far-flung, exotic places as Southend on Sea, Brixton and Salford A force to be reckoned with, she is building up an unstoppable momentum. If you've already seen her...then you'll know what the buzz is all about.

If you haven't seen her... then do it... you'll find out.

What the press have to say:

"In an industry dominate by white, middle-class males, Janet is a complete breath of fresh air. With an instant likability and East end-esq charm that can't be taught, she can control a room better than some of the most established club comics I've worked with. I have no doubt that Janet is well on her way to becoming one of the staple acts on the UK comedy scene, sooner rather than later." - Ross McGrane. Little Smash Comedy

“Janet strolled onto the stage with confidence, armed with gags galore, she had the crowd in the palm of her hand and left to a huge applause. A bright career in comedy surely beckons.” - Jimmy Bird-Promoter Birdies Comedy


HEADLINER 2 -

MARK PALMER

One of South Africa’s most in demand comedians

‘Clean, Classy & Clever’ – Cape Argus, South Africa

‘Highlight of my night’ – Josh Greer, Stroud News

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Mark Palmer is one of a rare breed of comedians: he can make you laugh without having to pepper his routine with expletives or venture too far below the belt. He’s great at slice-of-life comedy, and deftly gives a wide range of subjects a sharp nudge in the ribs…

For 12 years Mark Palmer built up a reputation as one of South Africa’s most in demand comedians for three main reasons, being “Clean, classy and clever” (Cape Argus).

With a comedic voice heavily influenced by Jerry Seinfeld, Mark’s ability to blend a theme or topic with one of today’s funniest comedy routines is unparalleled. His smart, sometimes loud and often opinionated brand of comedy has made him an audience favourite wherever he performs.

As Jerry Seinfeld said, “Funny is funny. Clean humour, if it’s good, works anywhere.” It doesn’t matter that Mark Palmer happens to be clean. He’s funny. And funny is the thing that matters when you’re watching a comedian. And having a comedian that is both clean and funny is a rare thing. But you are thinking it must be difficult to work clean all the time, right? “Clean comedy is easy. Funny comedy is hard.” Mark is both.

 ‘Clean, classy, clever … a genuinely likeable guy … his delivery smooth and well-pitched’ - Cape Argus

‘South African comic Mark Palmer proving the highlight of my night. His jokes were told as part of a story and each segued perfectly into the next – some audience members were laughing so much they actually had to leave the room to recover’ - Josh Greer, Stroud News & Journal

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March 14th 2019    -           Our March Madness         -       Double Headliner show
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

March 14th 2019 - Our March Madness - Double Headliner show

Doors: 19:00 - Comedy: 20:00

Special March Madness Promo Ticket (80 only): £8.50

Standard: £11 (Advance) | £13 (On Door)
Concession: £9 (Advance) | £11 (On Door)

If you have already booked your tickets and have a particular seating request, please click here.


Double Headliners

JAMES SHERWOOD & STEPHEN CARLIN

JAMES SHERWOOD

Winner Sony Award 2009

Best Comedy Show 2010 - Hollywood Fringe

Winner of Best International Show 2010 - LA Theatre Review

STEPHEN CARLIN

One of Stewart Lee’s - Ten Best Stand Up Comedians Ever

As seen on Comedy Central’s “The Alternative Comedy Experience”

 

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HEADLINER 1 -

STEPHEN CARLIN

As seen on Comedy Central’s “The Alternative Comedy Experience” Stephen Carlin has gained critical acclaim and a growing fan base with his original, insightful material and his accomplished delivery. He is increasingly expanding his following on the international comedy scene performing this year across Asia, Europe and North America.

Chosen as one of Stewart Lee’s “Ten Best Stand Up Comedians Ever” Carlin has supported Stewart Lee, Stephen Merchant & Tom Stade on their national tours.

As always, Carlin’s art lies in his ability to quarry wildly original material from the most conventional of starting points. By taking run-of-the-mill observations and then applying his relentless but warped logic. This married to his exceptional use of language and his brilliantly opinionated broadsides make for memorable routines. All skilfully delivered in his deadpan Scottish brogue.

Stephen is an experienced writer and has written for many BBC Radio Shows including the Now Show and the Newsquiz. He is the author of a Comedy Blog, which hilariously exposes the many facets of a life lived in comedy.

What the Press have to say:

“This is laconic laced with Red Bull, material so thoughtful you would put your house on (him) reinventing the knock knock joke... announcing the arrival of a new comedy original.” – The Herald

One of the most inventive stand-ups on the Fringe..... knowingly cynical and hilarious ... delightfully deadpan Scot " Chortle

“If this man isn’t a household name in five years time, the world is even more lacking in justice than we could have feared.” Scotsman

“A cult favourite among fans of the sharper end of stand-up” Guardian

“One of the most distinctive, and funniest, new comedians in Britain” Chortle

"this capacity crowd [was] falling at Carlin's feet." Gigglebeats

“A great comic mind at work” London is Funny

“A fierce Invention at Play” Chortle


MC: RUSSELL HICKS

Guest Appearance on NBC’s “Before The Morning After”

One of the ‘Top Six Comics to Watch’ by LA’s Stand Up Talk Magazine

Appearances on LA based panel show Direct TV’s ‘What’s News?’

A regular guest on hit podcast -Talkin’ Sh*t with Eddie Ifft.

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One of the most exciting comics to come out of America, Russell Hicks is branded one of the 'Top Six Comics to Watch' by LA's Stand Up Talk Magazine. He has appeared on LA based panel show Direct TV's 'What's News?' and is a regular guest on hit podcasts such as Talkin' Sh*t with Eddie Ifft.

Headlining the nationally acclaimed student circuit in the United States, Russell regularly takes his hour long solo shows across the country to the biggest universities. Prolific and consistently delivering quality new work, audience members are often compelled to return for two nights in a row. Fast and loose, no two shows are ever the same.

He really is a force to be reckoned with, he holds a unique ability to perform with no prewritten material or jokes, a true master of comedy and an electric performance is always assured whenever he performs.

What the press have to say:

"Hicks has a sharp wit.. the pessimism of Jack Dee mixed with the deadpan aggression of Denis Leary. A rip roaring night of tough love from a witty comedian ****", Broadwaybaby.com - Aug-2014

“Russell was great last night in Cranbrook – doing a middle spot between Gary Delaney and Bob Mills was a tall order but he carried it off with aplomb. Given his performance I would be happy to have him at any of my clubs anytime” Lonestar Comedy

"Russell Hicks was a surprising highlight for me – American standup who wove wide-ranging improvisation and interaction with the crowd with deprecating jokes about American stereotypes and a wry swipe back at British culture... very funny.", Ashbourne Voice - Jul-2014

"Russell Hicks is Amazing", Comedy Palace

 “a gift – very funny” Stand Up Talk

“Russell Hicks is Amazing” ADN

“He had us in stitches.. nonstop laughs” NoFrillsThrills

“One of the Top Six Comics to Watch” Stand Up Talk Magazine


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DINESH NATHAN

(NEWCOMER)

West Sussex based newcomer already making waves with performances alongside Nathan Caton and Romesh Ranganathan / One to watch – Grinstock Comedy

Local West Sussex based newcomer Dinesh Nathan, has been making growing waves in the South East Comedy scene with his appearance alongside acts that include Nathan Caton & Romesh Rangsnathan as well. Slick, quick and one to watch as he steadily rises up the ranks and continuously continues to make a great name for himself in the UK.


HEADLINER 2 -

JAMES SHERWOOD

Winner of Best International Show 2010 - LA Theatre Review

Best Comedy Show 2010 - Hollywood Fringe

Winner Sony Award 2009 / Comedy Finalist FHM Holsten Pils

Runner up BBC new comedy awards

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James Sherwood is an award-winning musical comedian. Winner of Best International Show 2010, LA Theatre Review and Best Comedy Show 2010, Hollywood Fringe. As a writer he won a Sony Award in 2009 for The Now Show and has also written for The New Quiz, Newsjack and Look Away Now (BBC Radio 4). Early comedy success included being a semi-finalist in ITV’s stand-up talent show Take the Mike, being a runner-up in the BBC New Comedy Awards and the FHM Holsten Pils Comedy Final.

What the Press have to say:

"Imaginative musical jokes and beautifully crafted original comedy songs...The material he offers is fresh, contemporary and pin-sharp original. " Guardian

"If you ever wondered what would happen if Bill Bailey

and Marcus Brigstocke had a child..." Chortle

"Quite brilliant" The Scotsman

"Genuine hysterics...tears of laughter" Spoonfed

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              14th of February - Our Valentines Special Show
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

14th of February - Our Valentines Special Show

Doors: 19:00 - Comedy: 20:00

Special March Madness Promo Ticket (80 only): £8.50

Standard: £11 (Advance) | £13 (On Door)
Concession: £9 (Advance) | £11 (On Door)

If you have already booked your tickets and have a particular seating request, please click here.


Headliner

Maisie Adams

So You Think You're Funny? Winner 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Best New Comedy Nominee 2017 Brighton Fringe

2018 Best Newcomer Nominee 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards

"This is a name to watch!" - Official Buxton Fringe Review

 

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Maisie Adam is a young female comedian from Yorkshire. Having only started on the circuit in 2016, her anecdotal material and self-deprecating charm have quickly won her praise up and down the country.

After previewing her first stand-up show "Living On The Edge" at the Ilkley Fringe, she then took the debut show on tour to theatres, festivals and comedy nights across the UK. After receiving positive reviews from runs at Bath Comedy Festival, Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival, Southend Fringe and Guildford Fringe, the show was nominated for Best New Comedy at the 2017 Brighton Fringe.

Later that year, Maisie entered the nationwide So You Think You're Funny? competition (which has previously been won by many of her comedy heroes, including Peter Kay, Aisling Bea, Tom Allen, David O'Doherty and Lee Mack).

Before she knew it, she found herself with a place in the Grand Final, held at the Gilded Balloon up at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and on 24th August she won the competition, becoming only the 4th woman to have done so in its 30 year history.

Maisie has since appeared on The Stephen K Amos Talk Show, SkyArts and BBC Radio 2. She has appeared alongside Josie Lawrence and Dan Antopolski as well as opening for Lloyd Griffith, Bec Hill and Gavin Webster.

What the press have to say:

"Adam exudes an appealing, quirky energy, and is clearly a natural wit" - Steve Bennett, Chortle.

"There’s something incredibly watchable about Adam – whether it’s her effervescence onstage, finding jokes in the minutiae of life or her fantastic physicality. Inevitably she’ll be compared to a young, female Peter Kay, except her jokes and performance are far more eccentric." - The Skinny.

"This is a name to watch!" - Official Buxton Fringe Review

Awards:

2018 Best Newcomer (Awards)Nominee 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Urban Myths: Sex Pistols V Bill Grundy (Television)Siouxsie Sioux 2018 Sky

Best New Comedy (Awards)Nominee 2017 Brighton Fringe

So You Think You're Funny? (Awards)Winner 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Lawrence Marks Sitcom-Writing Mentorship (Awards)

2017 Funny Women Nominee


MC: Edd Hedges

Recent tour support for Sofie Hagen.

‘Edd Hedges is a joy to watch.’ The Scotsman

‘Supremely affable style.’ Chortle

'A tough act to follow’ Bruce Dessau

So You Think You’re Funny 2013 winner

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At only 23, Edd appears to be older and wiser than his years and has all the hallmarks of a very promising career. With an incredibly endearing stage presence, Essex-boy Edd Hedges has a natural affinity with an audience and since winning So You Think You’re Funny in 2013 his career has skyrocketed.

 Being a runner-up in subsequent finals of Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year and Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year, Edd went on to feature in Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy FestivalJust The Tonic’s Big Value Show (Edinburgh 2014) and the Machynlleth Comedy Festival which also marked his radio debut on Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club with Arthur Smith. Edd also recently guest starred in an episdoe of Joe Sutherland and Stephen Bailey's On The Rocks podcast. 

Taking the UK circuit by storm, Edd can also be seen performing his unique style of ridiculous anecdotes in various comedy clubs such as The 99 Club, Just The Tonic, Jongleurs, Komedia and the family-friendly show, Comedy Club 4 Kids

Edd’s debut Edinburgh Fringe show Wonderland impressed audiences and critics alike, with many praising Edd's uniquely disarming comic style and talent for storytelling.

What the press have to say:

 ‘Edd Hedges is a joy to watch.’ The Scotsman

‘It's not often you are left stunned at the end of a Fringe show...funny, complex and dark' ★★★★★ The Fountain

‘You'll be thinking about Wonderland for the rest of the run'  ★★★★ The Student Newspaper
‘Supremely affable style.’ Chortle

'A tough act to follow’ Bruce Dessau

‘Self-deprecating and hilariously awkward, Edd brought the judges to a total standstill.’ Three Weeks

‘Hedges is a remarkably good stand-up.’ London is Funny


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DAVE BIBBY (NEWCOMER)

WINNER People’s Choice Award - Musical Comedy Awards 2018

WINNER Best Male Act - Solo Festival / ‘Simply hilarious’ Entertainment Focus

‘Great comic timing’ The Stage / ‘Surprisingly sexy’ Gay Times

Dave is a talented and versatile act and MC

As an act, he offers something a little bit different from traditional standup.  A one-man variety show combining songs, sketches and audience interaction to hilarious effect. 

As an MC he’s able to build an instant rapport with any audience thanks to his huge amount of experience both in comedy clubs and as a corporate and live events host.  He has co-hosted THE HUNGRY GAMES alongside Vernon Kay, worked live at Reading Festival, V Festival, The 'London to Brighton Bike Ride' and hosts over 100 live events all over the world every year including charity auctions, gameshows and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.  He also has plenty of broadcast presenting experience too and is a regular presenter on Yahoo Sports.

Awards:

WINNER People’s Choice Award - Musical Comedy Awards 2018

WINNER Best Male Act - Solo Festival

What the press have to say:

‘Stormed onto the stage, captivating the audience with his upbeat musical offerings... a true performer' British Comedy Guide

‘Simply hilarious’ Entertainment Focus

‘Great comic timing’ The Stage

‘Surprisingly sexy’ Gay Times


SAM RUSSELL

★★★★ “come and watch this crazy-hilarious guy owned the stage" Mumble

★★★★ One4Review  /  “Full on funny with real skill…a truly engaging hour”

 - Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

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Sam Russell is coming up from London on the sleek, slick wings of the Angel Comedy night. The Mumble caught him for a wee, mid-flight blether …

Married to a corporate lawyer, owner of a pitch perfect Elmo impression and being the very definition of straight, white, male privilege... Sam is one lucky bastard... and he feels very guilty about that. Lucky Bastard is the hilarious debut stand-up show from fast-rising comedy talent Sam Russell. A talented young stand-up already making his mark with his upbeat, optimistic comedy. Sam is resident MC at the award-winning Angel Comedy in London. Also a gifted improviser, he co-founded the Time Out recommended Improv Group Shoot From The Hip.

Sam is a talented actor and comedian. A relative newcomer to the comedy circuit, he's already making his mark as an upbeat, optimistic act. Co-founder of the Time Out Recommended improv group 'Shoot from the Hip!', Sam is also a gifted improviser and natural presenter, equally at home on stage and screen.

He’s also a very experienced comic improviser and a talented MC - Sam is a resident compere with Angel Comedy. 

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