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.
With your hosts…
THE JEST ‘The Jest could just be the next big thing in sketch-based comedy’ Everything Theatre ‘Intelligent, inventive and deliciously absurd’ The List
‘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
This month’s guests: Jordan Brookes, Lou Sanders, Heidi Regan, Sally Anne Hayward and Henry Paker.
24th fantastic year of this high value, fully professional comedy night brought to us by the Time Out recommended Hampstead Comedy Club.
Any telephone enquiries about Saturday night shows only please call 07722 832635
LINE UP: Sara Barron – Ian Smith – Peter Bazely – Eleanor Morton – Funmbi Omatayo with Ivor Dembina as compere.
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.
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
It’s time for the 3rd annual Camden Comedy Club Birthday show! We’re printing a line-up of our favourite comedians, special guests and treats from local companies.
Plus birthday cake. Obviously.
MC: MAE MARTIN (As seen on BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, ITV2’s Fake Reaction and Channel 4’s 50 Funniest Moments of 2013, heard on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4 Extra and as tour support for Nina Conti.) ★★★★★ The Mirror ★★★★★ The Skinny ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ Broadway Baby ‘a comic with a lot to offer’ Fest * *‘The material is beautifully structured’ Now Toronto ‘Martin’s gentle charm makes it all highly watchable’ The Times ‘behind her sweetness, Martin’s quickly developing into a gutsy stand-up.’ Time Out ‘she has mass appeal, is interesting, hugely likeable, and is above all else is very funny.’ Chortle ‘It’s hard not to fall for her dorky attitude towards liberality and identity.’ Broadway Baby * *‘An intelligent bag of cartoonish energy, Mae Martin might just change the way you think’ The Mirror ‘comedy gold…seriously funny tales’ Standard
MARCEL LUCONT (Nominee: Fringe World Award 2016 – Best Comedy) ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★★ Cream of the Fringe ★★★★★ Fringe Biscuit ★★★★★ Fringe Review ★★★★★ The Advertiser, Adelaide ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News ★★★★ Fest ★★★★ Voice Mag ★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ Gigglebeats ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ EdFringe Review ★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★ The List ‘Excellently dry’ The Times ‘Wickedly funny’ The Telegraph ‘Perfectly crafted… A quality act’ The Spectator ‘Fresh, accessible, hilarious’ The Guardian ‘As effortless and smooth as a fine silky brie…Witty, intelligent and pitch-perfec’ The List ‘A marvellous malevolent monster… Mordantly brilliant stuff’ The Scotsman ‘Wonderful French wit… Superb stuff… His elegant, sardonic turns of phrase are an utter joy’ Time Out‘ Has firmly established himself as one to watch with shows that delight and surprise in different ways’ James Kettle, The Guardian ‘Nothing could prepare us for the superb Marcel Lucont. He is devastating in his smooth, laconic French dismissal of Australian lack of sexual sophistication.’ Rip It Up Magazine, Adelaide
GARRETT MILLERICK ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★.8 Bouquets and Brickbats ★★★★ TV Bomb ★★★★ Mirror ★★★★ One4Review ‘Angry intelligent stand up’ Time Out ‘Wants to entertain you and does it superbly’ Mirror ‘We laugh. A lot. He’s really very good. This is definitely one of the best stand-up acts we’ve seen this year’ Bouquets and Brickbats ‘booming voice and bullet proof confidence…a pretty constant supply of laughs, driven home hard in this cracking yarn’ Chortle
CHRISTOPHER BLISS ★★★★★ Fringe Guru ★★★★ Fest ★★★★ Fringe Biscuit ★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ The Skinny HIGH RECOMMENDED SHOW – British Comedy Guide ‘Simply hilarious and utterly captivating.’ Fringe Biscuit ‘One of the best character shows we’ve seen for a long time’ British Comedy Guide ‘One of this year’s hidden treasures … consistently, pant-wettingly funny.’ Fest ‘I wouldn’t be surprised at all if this act broke into the mainstream’ Chortle ‘Rob Carter is Christopher Bliss is a fabulous piece of character storytelling. This is a fresh, original show, and one of the gems of this year’s Fringe.’ Fringe Guru
JESS FOSTEKEW (As seen and heard on the BBC Radio 4 Extra’s The Comedy Club, BBC3’s The Javone Prince Show, BBC’s Pyschoville.) ★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★ One4Review ★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ Dark Chat ‘utterly engaging’ Broadway Baby ‘packed full of humour’ One4Review ‘a masterclass in comedic storytelling’ Dark Chat ‘bang on observational comedy’ The F-Word ‘pulls her audience in quickly, putting them at ease that they are in safe hands.’ Independent
Two standup comedians perform hour long comedy shows for your entertainment and delight!
Diane Spencer: Work-in-Progress Standup comedian Diane Spencer’s new show contains more of her dark, delightful storytelling and you’re invited to a work-in-progress night where she will trial new material without a safety net. With 7 hit stand-up shows on YouTube, and multiple 4/5 star reviews, Diane Spencer’s mix of personal experiences and unflinching honesty make for a brilliant hour of polished comedy. “Artists use paint to depict their work, Ms Spencer uses well-crafted words and stories to illustrate her art, words that ensured her set was full of genuine laugh out loud moments.” 4 stars, One4Review “Personable, hilarious and ballsy” ★★★★ Broadway BabyDiane Spencer Links: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/dianespencercomedian/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dianespencerfun/ Tweet: @dianespencerfun Website: https://www.dianespencer.tv/
*Ben Van Der Velde: Sidekick *Some people are life’s heroes: leading men and women full of swash, buckle and derring-do. Oth-ers just hold their jackets. Ben Van der Velde has been peeping out through his drawn curtains and isn’t feeling too sure about the future for him, his wife or his vaguely imminent kids. The world seems like a tinderbox ready to explode and he’s not prepared for the fallout. He’s on the hunt for a hero to see him through World War 3 (and possibly 4 or 5), whilst trying to find any upsides in the life of a perennial sidekick. Join Ben as he salutes the Barney Rubbles, Boo-Boos and Dr Watsons of the world. ‘A sharp and crafty gagsmith, with wittily obtuse takes on…an impressively wide range of top-ics…bringing flair and confidence to them all.’ Steve Bennett, Chortle ‘Highly promising…an accomplished comic.’ Time Out ‘Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ‘Turns lazy stereotypes and political messes into biting, personal, satire.’ ★★★★ Ed Fringe Review ‘On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up.’ Fest ‘He must have one of the highest jokes-per-hour counts in Edinburgh this month.’ ★★★★★ Reviews Hub, 2016
Hosted by your beloved Alexander Bennett ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★★ one4review.co.uk ‘Anarchic… touched with madness. A producer and performer of some refreshingly different material’ Chortle ‘Inspired: a comedian with plenty of potential’ Skinny ‘Witty, weird and dark; all hail Alexander Bennett!’ Harry Hill