Thursday 24 July
CLAPHAM COMEDY CLUB @ THE BREAD & ROSES : ANGELA BARNES PLUS BRENDON BURNS EDINBURGH PREVIEW DOUBLE
SPECIAL GUEST IF COMEDY WINNER & CULT AUSSIE COMEDIAN*****
If we were to use one word to describe award winning aussie Comic Brendon Burns’ career it’d be “interesting”.
This is not your everyday comic. Older, wiser, calmer Brendon’s energy is still enticing. His turn of phrase is coarse yet oddly eloquent, whilst remaining fully accessible and intensely loveable. Never pompous and ever self-deprecating he just somehow seems to get away with murder. Not so much an “edgy truth-sayer” but a traditionally harmless and inclusive warm-hearted court jester. His influence is ubiquitous throughout the stand up world. Often replicated but never matched, his shows aren’t just extended sets, Burns specialises in creating experiences: forever experimenting with the form and throwing himself new challenges.
Ask around and you’ll find every comic on the international scene has a funny Brendon Burns story. A, “They were there the night he…” tale.
Sure he’s critically acclaimed, a comic’s comic and something of a cult figure. But, above all, he’s… well… interesting:
‘His peers are not other stand ups but more from the literary World. Burns is the William Burroughs and Charles Bukowski of stand up.’
‘Check out this Aussie gobshite.’ Ricky Gervais
‘Not only has he been pushing back the boundaries of taste for years, I’m quite certain he has no idea where they are.’ Jimmy Carr
Hotly anticipated debut hour from BBC New Comedy Award winner and star of Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week. Angela is getting on, and is thinking about the big stuff, you know, life, love, family,… work and death. And how rubbish she is at all of it. ‘Hers is a world-weary and devastatingly matter-of-fact outlook on the world that really makes her stand out. Like all the best comics, she manages to articulate a singular perspective while making it seem like a universal truth’ (Guardian). ‘Beautifully paced’ (Chortle.co.uk). **** (ThreeWeeks)
Monday 28 July
Clapham Comedy Club @ The Bread & Roses : - Shazia Mirza, Jen Brister Edinburgh Previews DOUBLE BILL MC Sion James plus Free Lollipops!
Final Bonus edpreview double bill showNBC Last Comic Standing “Her laconic one-liners represent something quite unique in modern comedy.” – The Guardian
Jen Brister- “Wishful Thinking” Edinburgh Preview
Jen Brister returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show and this time it’s all about politics. OK, that’s not strictly true, Jen wants to be more politically active, she wants to take a stand for the things she believes in! But she also wants to go to the garden centre. Can she fit it all in or is that just Wishful Thinking? ‘This is as near perfect stand up as I have seen’ * (ScotsGay). ‘Blisteringly funny’ **** (List). ‘Brister possesses a magnetic personality’ **** (Edinburgh Evening News).
★★★★ – Herald Sun ★★★★ – Daily Review Crikey, Melbourne
‘This is entertaining and lively stand up with a heart ★★★★’ – The Age, Melbourne
‘She’s funny from head to toe, with great use of the audience and the stage‘ – Yawp, Melbourne
‘When Brister launches into her act, I’m captivated’ – The Music.com.au
Thursday 07 August
“It should be made law that every British Citizen must go and see Jeff Innocent. He’s that funny.” Evening Standard
Kissfm Superstar DJ Neev Spencer has been entertaining 2 million listeners with her love of writing comedy; finally Neev is ready to share her stand up with the world.
new kid on the block
Stars of Glastonbury 2013 & 2014
“inspired gagsmith” Oxford Times “scarily convincing ability to impersonate a nutter” Daily Info
“Utterly charming "… "
Lovable giant’ Time Out
“Sion James bases his set around interaction with the audience and reminds us what stand-up should be as he riffs expertly "
3 weeks EdFringe
STARS OF THE SHOW * 10 STARS *
Thursday 04 September
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Thursday 02 October
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Thursday 06 November
CLAPHAM COMEDY CLUB : JAMES MULLINGER- HOW A MIDDLE CLASS FEMINIST FELL IN LOVE WITH DANNY DYER
James Mullinger – How A Middle Class Feminist Fell in Love With Danny Dyer (Brand new 2014 stand up show from the critically acclaimed comedian)
James Mullinger is confused. He is a loving husband, respected journalist, renowned feminist, father of two, spends much of his time doing charity work and has a degree in Women’s Studies. So why does he secretly wish he was a ‘hard man’ or ‘ledge’? Who does he crave the male camaraderie that is shared on the football terraces. Why does he want to be best mates with Danny Dyer? Mullinger hates football but has become obsessed with football hooliganism. What happened when he stalked Danny Dyer?
This brand new show from the critically-acclaimed comedian opened to rave reviews in February and promises to be Mullinger’s best and most honest show yet. Come and find out what the comedian that Jimmy Carr described as “a great stand up” and Michael McIntyre branded “the next big thing” has to say about being a real man.
This brand new show from one of the hottest comedians in the country debuted at the Leicester Comedy Festival where it received rave reviews