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: Leo Kearse – Harriet Kemsley -Nico Yearwood – Joshua Robertson with Ivor Dembina as compere.

Ivor Dembina

OLD JEWISH JOKES

£5.00

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…

£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

STUART LAW STOPS

PWYW (Donations after the show)

Stuart has got fast-paced, hilarious observations and he ain’t afraid to say them over the course of an hour. He does all the comedy at Turtle Canyon Comedy and supported James Acaster on tour loads. As heard on BBC Radio 4.

‘A brilliant semi-surrealist stand-up’ ★★★★ (Fest)

‘A chronically funny stand-up’ (Time Out)

ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN: NAMASTE, BITCHES

PWYW (Donations after the show)

What’s the point in pursuing enlightenment when you could just put your feet up & knock back a bourbon? And what passes for happiness these days? Abigoliah is a certified Bikram Yoga instructor; she’s run marathons and Tough Mudders, participated in Crossfit competitions… why would she bother when you’re just as likely to find those sweet endorphins at the bottom of a pint glass? She dissects mankind’s relationship with wellness and happiness; a show for anyone who’s paused on a treadmill or over a shot glass and wondered “wait…what am I doing?”.

*”Fiercely Funny'” The Scotsman * ★★★★★ To-Do List ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★★ Arts Award Voice ★★★★ Skinny

STAND UP & SLAM!

£5.00

Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let’s find out.

Six phenomenal acts go head to head for your approval as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results! Our resident team captains are joined by the most exciting comedy and poetry acts from around the UK. We’re mashing up the two art forms in an epic battle of spoken word. Who wins? You decide…

Press: ★★★★★ The Latest ★★★★★ The Argus ★★★★★ The Public Reviews ★★★★ Three Weeks Magazine ★★★★ Ed Fest Mag Fringe Review – Highly Recommended Show ‘witty, fast paced, and most importantly funny.’ – Fringe Review ‘This is a great show, showcasing some real talent.’ – Three Weeks ‘edgy, energetic comedy at its best. Far funnier than your average prime-time fare’ Sunday Express ‘The crowd were in stitches, their roars delivered a 1-0 victory for poetry over stand-up and my preconceptions were suitably challenged.’ – Mashable UK ‘The result – well, it was decided by audience participation. But it didn’t really matter – the audience were the winners.’ – The Reviews Hub

NATURAL BORN STORYTELLERS

£5.00

Our shows are friendly. open, intimate and honest and the stories moving, life-affirming, shocking, captivating or just plain hilarious. It’s different to a comedy show where the expectation is laughter… here laughter comes, but it’s a part of a whole breadth of other emotions and reactions to the stories and it makes for a rich, fulfilling evening’s entertainment.

Come on down and experience one of the friendliest and most memorable nights London has to offer. We’d love you to get involved, whether it’s telling a story, suggesting a new theme or just coming down to watch the night, there is something for everyone at Natural Born Storytellers.

“You are definitely onto something here. This was one hell of an evening. Like really properly captivating stories that enthralled, moved, tickled, challenged and above all entertained. Such a brilliant event”

THIS IS NOT A CULT

£4.00

Come and see some top notch comics preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows for a cheap price

This Is Not A Cult was recommended by TimeOut and included in their list of the top 10 Cheap/Free comedy nights in London. “We think deliberately named to put people off” – The Londonist

Alexander Bennett’s Terrifying Smile

In 1993, Alexander Bennett won a ‘most beautiful baby’s smile’ competition at Butlins in Skegness. 24 years later, in the absence of any other awards, he’s rounding up his competitors from that day for a rematch. Creator of Hell to Play, ACMS regular and rising cult comic returns to the Fringe for a splenetic rant about his generation. **** (Stage) ***** (one4review.co.uk) ‘Anarchic… touched with madness. A producer and performer of some refreshingly different material’ (Chortle.co.uk) ‘Inspired: a comedian with plenty of potential’ (Skinny) ‘Witty, weird and dark; all hail Alexander Bennett!’ (Harry Hill)

Hell To Play: The End Times

A cult hit comedy game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil. Every night, Satan tests audiences and guest comedians in games set by the souls of the damned. A brand-new show for 2017. Written by Alexander Bennett and Paul Savage. ‘Hugely fun: a very silly, very funny show’ **** (Stage). Award nominated, the show played the comedy stage at the End of the Road festival as part of world class line-up.

With Rob Mulholland

‘He’s mastered the art… if you like your comedians pissed off, Mulholland’s your man’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘If you only see one comedian this month, make it Rob Mulholland’ (Skinny)

Doors 7:30 Show 8pm

£4

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STOP TRYING TO MAKE SKETCH HAPPEN

£5.00 Guaranteed Entry or Pay What You Want on the door.

Stop Trying To Make Sketch Happen! presents…

Stop Trying To Make Edinburgh Happen!

For May, June and July, STTMSH will be bringing you a series of stunning double-previews from sketch comedy’s hottest acts. Catch them as they debut their newest shows, before they head to the Edinburgh Fringe.

JORDAN BROOKES: BODY OF WORK Edinburgh Preview In August 2015 Jordan’s Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away. She was 95. This show is a genuine attempt to pay tribute to her. That can’t be the whole thing can it? I thought Brookes did absurdist stuff? Like bits that go on for ages and horrible physical stuff, daft faces, spitting down himself etc? Is he just going to talk about his Nan for an hour? Surely not. ★★★★★ (Metro). ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk). *’A breathtaking, hugely original hour’ *★★★★★ (Fest). *’Funny and surprising… see Brookes fast before word of mouth fills every seat’ *★★★★ (Scotsman).

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THE DEATH HILARIOUS: THE SCUM ALWAYS RISES Edinburgh Preview Bible-black Welsh comedy duo do sketches. They’re not a cult. They inhabit irregular folk: Creole exorcists, apelike weirdos, a homemade sex robot. But they’re not a cult. Forget what you’ve heard on the news. Also, forget your family and friends. Don’t think, honey. Thought is a bouncer stopping you from getting into the best nightclub ever: The Death Hilarious! Shed your thoughts, pay £1,000 deposit and come bask in their terrible majesty! ‘Immersive and brilliant comedy… amongst the funniest double acts I’ve ever seen’ (Bristol Post). As heard on BBC Radio 4.

TEZ ILYAS: TEZTIFY & HARRIET KELMSLEY

Pay What You Want (Donations after the Show)

TEZ ILYAS Fresh from his first nationwide tour (Made in Britain), rising star Tez Ilyas is back with a brand new offering. Armed with his trademark silly, smart and subversive approach, don’t miss this work-in-progress of his new show. Star of BBC Radio 4’s TEZ Talks and BBC Two’s Live from the BBC.

★★★★★ | The Mirror; ★★★★ | The Times; ★★★★ | The Telegraph

HARRIET KEMSLEY Multi Award winning idiot Harriet Kemsley’s is back with a new show and some fresh disasters. Harriet’s talked on a stage all over the world – at places like The Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Oslo Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs in Montreal. She has also supported some of her heroes on their nationwide tours, like Katherine Ryan, Stephen Merchant and Isy Suttie. And she just played the role of Daisy in Jo Brand’s new Channel4 sitcom Damned. Credits include; The Radio1 Comedy Lounge, BBC3 Comedy Marathon, The One Show Edinburgh Special and Kevin Hart’s LOL Live. ‘A very funny new stand up…her style is refreshingly original and she’s a seriously good writer,’ Time Out