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: AJ Roberts – Mark Silcox – Caroline Beaton – Jon Long – Jasper Cromwell-Jones with Ivor Dembina as compere.
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.
Whether you’re an open mic comic wanting to learn the basics of compering or a more seasoned pro keen to extend your skill set, join accomplished compere Ben Van der Velde for this four-part workshop focussing on the skills of hosting and crowd work. Learn how to keep the audience on their toes and in the palm of your hand with useful shortcuts for effective crowd work, original methods to warm-up a room, how to deal with hecklers and how to host non-comedy events. All abilities/levels of experience welcome.
CLASS DATES: Saturday 28th October 1-4pm Saturday 4th November 1-4pm Saturday 11th November 1-4pm Saturday 2nd December 1-4pm
ABOUT BEN: Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter who, over the past few years has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway.
He is a regular host and act for respected British comedy clubs such as The Stand, Komedia, Just the Tonic, The Backyard, Covent Garden Comedy Club, Outside the Box, Comedy Club 4 Kids, Off the Kerb and The Comedy Café, as well as hosting stages for Bestival, Festival No.6 and Sunday Papers Live. He also has experience of performing at RAF Bases, large corporate events, hosting comedy workshops and doing audience warm-up for Deal Or No Deal. On top of that, he has taken commissions to perform a voodoo re-marriage ceremony, founded the Church of the Holy Kazoo with comedy legend Mark Thomas, walked the entire London Underground network for charity and even took part in experiments at The Royal Society that revealed him to have the most infectious laugh of any human, rat or monkey.
Ben is a regular performer at the Edinburgh Festival, where he has performed three critically-acclaimed shows: Chain Letter, Strudelhead and Barbarians. This summer his show received 5 and 4 star reviews, whilst several of jokes made it into lists of ‘Best Joke at the Fringe’ compiled by The Scotsman, i-News and The Huffington Post.
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR BEN: “Whipsharp…with an air of mischievous mayhem…his hit rate is impressive, while his in-the-moment style creates a buzz of excitement in the room…a life-giving compere.” Chortle
“Highly promising…an accomplished comic.” Time Out
“Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Exquisite comic timing…wonderfully clownish physical comedy.” British Theatre Guide
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
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
“Exquisitely written, punchline-driven material… A future star” Chortle
Preposterous and terrifying attempts at new material from some of the classiest acts in (and out of) town.
MICHAEL LEGGE- A vegan! HOLLY BURN- Probably has a unicycle! JORDAN BROOKES- A giant baby! ELEANOR TIERNAN- Such beautiful hands! PETER BRUSH- A brush! CAROLINE MABEY- Always unfeasibly tired!
Doors open 7.45, Show starts 8pm £3 adv, £4 on door