SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY

£10/£8.50

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: Tom Ward – Michael Legge – Elf Lyons – Alasdair Beckett-King with Ivor Dembina as compere.

THE RAT PACK STAND-UP COMEDY

£10.00/£9.00
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 *

THE JEST & GUESTS

£5.00/£4.00
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

ARCHIE MADDOCKS: ILLUMINARCHIE

Pay What You Want
IlluminArchie is the hilarious new show by ‘super cool, super smart storyteller’ (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard), award-winning comedian, Archie Maddocks. He is described as ‘poignant, inventive and razor-sharp’ (BroadwayBaby.com) and as having ‘a corking, almost cinematic story’ (Chortle.co.uk). Join Archie for his new show, which looks at how he wishes someone would take control of his life so he didn’t have to, an accidentally racist girlfriend and a incident on a Mexican pyramid.

BAD THERAPY

Pay What You Want

The Bad Therapy podcast is a brand-new show from the team behind multi-award-winning hit podcast Do The Right Thing.

Join Danielle Ward, Margaret Cabourn Smith and Michael Legge as they cross examine one of their very favourite comedian friends to breaking point. It’s Desert Island Discs meets that interview scene from Shallow Grave. But funny. Like the end of Shallow Grave.

SUNDAY SMASH UP

£3.00Preposterous night of new material and nonsense from Caroline Mabey, Michael Legge and guests.

‘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

WORKSHOPS: Finding the Funny in a Personal Story (CLASS 1)

£250 for 10 week course

Finding the Funny in a Personal Story: Including Acting through Comedy, the importance of Improv, Physicality, Heightened Characters, Narration and Prop making taught by some of the best in the business.

This popular course taught by Beth Vyse and special guests is back!

Do you have something to say but find it difficult? Do you think it’s funny but you don’t feel sure? Do you want to create a show but have no idea where to start? These are all skills you can learn in this unique series of intimate workshops on acting through comedy, retaining the self while playing heightened characters, physicality, narration and turning a solo story into something funny.

Beth Vyse is a performer, director and practitioner. She has worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Arcola, Sheffield Crucible to mention but a few. She’s also been in TV shows such as Spooks, A Touch of Frost, Holby City and on BBC Radio 4 and the Dr Who *series. She has created three critically acclaimed Edinburgh Shows all with transfers to Soho Theatre, Latitude and New Zealand Comedy Festival, she begins a National Tour this Autumn with *“As Funny As Cancer” her most recent show and she is still “The queen pin of weirdos comedy” Chortle. She has directed and taught at LAMDA, Manchester Met, Rose Bruford, The Urdang, The Centre and Soho Theatre.

Classes will be on Sundays from 2-5pm running from the 24th September running until the weekend of 3rd December (with the 29th October off) including a live showcase.

The course lasts 10 weeks and each session runs at 3 hours long. In the tenth week Beth will hire a venue in the centre of London where you will all perform 10 mins of the work you’ve created. She will invite all her industry contacts, you have guest speakers throughout the course, and she will give you all the tools to create a funny, and perhaps moving, piece of theatre.

The 10 week course will be available for only 20 people at £250 each

Class Dates: Sunday 24th September 2-5pm Sunday 1st October 2-5pm Sunday 8th October 2-5pm Sunday 15th October 2-5pm Sunday 22nd October 2-5pm Sunday 5th November 2-5pm Sunday 12th November 2-5pm Sunday 19th November 2-5pm Sunday 26th November 2-5pm Sunday 3rd December 2-5pm

Guest Lecturers: Teachers include Richard Gadd , John Kearns and Richard Soames (Monkey Toast)

Applications: To apply please send us a reason to blvyse@hotmail.com about why you want to do the course including how long you have been working in the arts and bit of background about yourself. Any clips of your work. You favourite comedian/performer and why. A funny short story about yourself. No more than a half a page.

SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY

£10/£8.50

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: Sindu Vee – Jasper Cromwell-Jones – Mike Lemme – Alice Fraser – Darren Harriott with Ivor Dembina as compere.

WORKSHOP: Beginners Guide to Sitcom Writing (CLASS 3)

£120 for six week course

Meryl just completed a 10 month intensive sitcom writing programme with producers from Big Talk and The BBC after winning the Betty&Peter Sitcom award. In this course she will pass on everything she learned. What’s a beat sheet? Logline? Character arc? Sub? Treatment? And how to fit your creativity into the accepted frameworks.

“Best, and most original, pages I’ve read in years. I’m a massive fan” Dhiraj Mahey, founder of Betty&Peter Award.

Bring plenty of paper, a pen and ideas.