WORK-IN-PROGRESS: IAN SMITH & JONNY PELHAM

Tue, May 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

TICKETS: https://listings.camdencomedyclub.com/events/2017-05-30-work-in-progress-ian-smith-and-jonny-pelham-camden-comedy-club

Two excellent comedians brings their latest shows to Camden Comedy Club.

JONNY PELHAM Jonny Pelham (as seen on Rusell Howards Stand up Central and soon to be see on Live from the BBC) begins the process of writing another Edinburgh show. And he can optimistically say with little justification that he thinks it will be his best. Come and see it being made. ★★★★ Chortle / ★★★★ The Sunday Times / ★★★★ The Scotsman “The laughs are explosive” Chortle

IAN SMITH Ian Smith (BBC3’s Sweat the Small Stuff, BBC1’s The Ark) is an award-winning comedian. This is a work in progress of his fourth solo show. There is, at the very least, a joke about sledding. Amused Moose Comedy Award Nominee 2015. ★★★★★ Three Weeks / The Mirror ★★★★ The Skinny / Metro “Proper star quality” The Guardian

JAMES LOVERIDGE & ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN

Mon, May 29, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

TICKETS: https://listings.camdencomedyclub.com/events/2017-05-29-james-loveridge-and-abigoliah-schamaun-camden-comedy-club

Resident hosts of our monthly show A Couple of Pricks are back with their brand new shows in progress.

JAMES LOVERIDGE ★★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★ The Reviews Hub ★★★★ Fringe Biscuit ★★★★ The Skinny ‘Loveridge’s timing is exceptional’ Broadway Baby ‘Loveridge brought out some of the shock and awe – all with a smile on his face, too’ The Reviews Hub ‘He had the rest of us in stitches throughout a polished yet ever-evolving act, with asides and quips just as strong his actual jokes’ The Skinny ‘In his animated set, James Loveridge laughs off his most embarrassing moments with warmth and humility’ Fringe Biscuit ‘anyone who makes it along to his show will surely leave with a face aching from smiling and sides sore from laughing’ TV Bomb

ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN Top 5 up and coming female comedians – The List ★★★★★ Arts Award Voice ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★ Nouse ★★★★ One4Review ★★★★ The Skinny *’A comedy whirlwind’ Three Weeks ‘Frank, funny…with heart-warming insight’ Nouse ‘refreshing honesty – and the best kind of shamelessness’ The Skinny *

SUNDAY SMASH UP

Sun, May 28, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

TICKETS: https://listings.camdencomedyclub.com/events/2017-05-28-sunday-smash-up-camden-comedy-club

Work in progress from award-winning stand up Chris Stokes and an Edinburgh preview from the Two Stupids.

‘A mirror image of a normal comedy hour… If there’s a criticism of this show it’s that Legge and Mabey are of such a calibre that Two Stupids is too good. ‘Their shit-lists bettering many set-lists on offer’ ★★★★ Skinny

OLD JEWISH JOKES

Sat, May 27, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

TICKETS: https://listings.camdencomedyclub.com/events/2017-05-27-old-jewish-jokes-camden-comedy-club

Written and performed by Ivor Dembina.

Old Jewish Jokes’ tells the story of a modern Jewish comedian invited to perform at a synagogue benefit function, but upon arrival at the venue for the show, he is given a shopping list of subjects he mustn’t joke about.

In Old Jewish Jokes’ we enjoy the predicament of an ethnic comedian being censored by his own community. Its a fun, revealing and truthful story which also provides an excellent opportunity to hear once again some of the world’s favourite old Jewish Jokes.

THE RAT PACK PRESENTS…

Fri, May 26, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

TICKETS: https://listings.camdencomedyclub.com/events/2017-05-26-the-rat-pack-presents-dot-dot-dot-camden-comedy-club

A new series of stand-up shows from the people behind critically acclaimed The Rat Pack stand-up comedy. We present the best comedians in distinct and inspiring shows at one of London’s best comedy venues, the Camden Comedy Club.

Time Out Critics Choice *’Classy stand-up show. Laid-back, cheesy, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe’ Time Out *

NATHAN CASSIDY: THE MAN IN THE ARENA

Fri, May 26, 2017  @ 6:30 PM

TICKETS: https://listings.camdencomedyclub.com/events/2017-05-26-nathan-cassidy-the-man-in-the-arena-camden-comedy-club

Award-winning comedian Nathan Cassidy’s new show for 2017 explores bravery in a volatile world. Do one thing every day that scares you – Cassidy at his brave and honest best. No gimmicks, no fucking about, no prisoners.

★★★★ ‘A great Comedian’ Broadway Baby.

​Are any of us brave? Nathan’s most challenging show to date – he’ll show you what’s he’s no good at, what scares him, and he’ll ask you to be brave. The world is screwed, and the way to fight back is not through division and criticism but through bravery!

​As Theodore Roosevelt said: ‘It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.’

‘A great comedian. His rapport with the audience is instant and constant… Nathan Cassidy is fast becoming a firm favourite’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘Animated and funny. Full of personality, genuine and extremely likeable’ ★★★★ Mumble

‘Great jokes with an easy, confident manner. Cassidy seems to have a real commitment to making intelligent shows about fun ideas’ Fringe Guru

‘Gloriously entertaining’ Steve Bennett, Chortle

THE JEST & GUESTS

Wed, May 24, 2017 @  8:00 PM

TICKETS: https://listings.camdencomedyclub.com/events/2017-05-24-the-jest-and-guests-camden-head

Stars of BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama and 2016 Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off winners The Jest host their monthly night at Camden Comedy Club accompanied by a selection of special guests. Come check out some of the best sketch and character acts on the circuit (with the occasional stand-up thrown in) for only a fiver. Previous acts have included Lolly Adefope, Birthday Girls, Holly Burn, Andrew Hunter Murray, Luke Kempner, LetLuce and Massive Dad.

MURIEL Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off 2017 Winners ‘Muriel are taking the social media platform by storm’ Evening Standard

ANNIE MCGRATH As seen on ITV2’s ‘@elevenish’ and Channel 4’s ‘Girls Go Trolling’ ‘A real master of deadpan… delightfully dry’ The Skinny

JON POINTING Star of BBC Three’s ‘Pls Like’ ‘Keenly observed and impeccably performed’ Chortle

SARAH KEYWORTH Funny Women Awards 2015 First Runner-Up Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the Year 2015 Finalist

ALEXANDER BENNETT As recommended by Time Out and FringeReview.co.uk ‘At the spearhead of a wave of great new comics. All hail Alexander Bennett!’ Harry Hill

PÖJJ Sketch trio and alumni of acclaimed comedy troupe Bristol Revunions

With your hosts…

THE JEST ‘Intelligent, inventive and deliciously absurd’ The List