LAUGH ALLOTMENT

Comedy Fundraiser for the Elm Village Urban Growth Programme

Tuesday 22nd October. 

Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Tickets: Pay What You Want/Generous Donations

Urban Growth is a practical and therapeutic work-based recovery programme based in Camden Town and run by the charity, “Jobs in Mind” (St James’s House). Sadly, its site was vandalised in September, leaving plants and structures destroyed. “Laugh Allotment” hopes to raise money to help cover costs of the damage, as well as raise awareness of this fantastic charity and programme. Entry is free, but please give generously on the night for this important cause.

FEATURING:
Abigoliah Schamaun (BBC Radio4)*
Sarah Bennetto (Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums)
John Henry Falle (Fosters Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee Edinburgh Fringe 2015)
Kirsty Doody (Comedy Store Guest Player) & Jess Robinson (BBC2’s Dead Ringers)
Karen Sherrard / Esme de Flange (Winner Last Mic Standing 2014)
Surname & Surname (Paul Foxcroft & Briony Redman)
Bec Hill (Performer’s Choice Award for Best Show Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

JAMES LOVERIDGE & ABIGOLIAH SCHAUMAN!

Wednesday 27th May 2015. Time: 8:00 pm (Doors open 7:30pm) FREE!

Abigoliah Schamaun: Post Coital Confessions & James Loveridge: Funny Because It’s True

Abigoliah Schamaun and James Loveridge bring you a night of comedy and Edinburgh Fringe Previews.

ABIGOLIAH SCHAMUN: POST-COITAL CONFESSIONS
Man. I thought sleeping with you would help me get over Diana. But I feel horrible. Just one of the things said to Abigoliah Schamaun after sex. This NYC comic reflects on her own amorous affairs then asks: what’s the weirdest thing you’ve been told post-coitus? Sometimes it’s bizarre, other times it makes you fall in love. But it’s always interesting and often a bit wrong.

Winner Moth StorySLAM, NYC.
‘A comedy whirl-wind!’ ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).
‘Hilarious stories’ ★★★★ (Skinny).
‘Not a run of the mill comic. Draws howls of laughter from the packed house’ ★★★★ (One4Review.co.uk).


JAMES LOVERIDGE: FUNNY BECAUSE IT’S TRUE
An hour of hilarious true stories from an exciting young stand-up comedian/loveable idiot, James Loveridge revamps his 5 star 2014 show. Some new stories, some old, all funny, all true.

★★★★ (Skinny). 
★★★★ (edfringereview.com).
‘★★★★★ Loveridge’s timing is exceptional; he knows exactly where in a joke to place the punchline. He often sets up the expectation that he will take the easy route out of a joke, then subverts this expectation to excellent effect… This is undoubtedly the best free show that I have seen at the Fringe’  (BroadwayBaby.com). 


CHATBACK COMEDY!

Chatback Comedy’s Friday Night! Fri 11th April. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm). Tickets: £8/£7 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/314388

This regular Evening Standard recommended show presents another tip top night of stand up comedy at Camden Comedy Club (Voted number 16 best comedy club in London by Time Out London!).

Headliner
IAN SMITH
*(As seen on BBC shows ‘The Ark’, ‘Sweat the Small Stuff’ and ‘Popatron’)
★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Metro
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Skinny
‘Hilarious’– Metro
‘deft, well-executed comedy’– One4Review
‘consistently intelligent and laugh out loud funny’ – The Skinny
‘If he follows this path, the next step could be huge’ – The Sunday Times
‘Quite possibly the funniest thing I have seen at the Fringe so far this year’ – Broadway World
‘The amazement here is that Ian is not a bigger name in comedy filling up larger venues, though this only seems a matter of time’ – Informed Edinburgh *

Plus
ABIGOLIAH SCHAUMAN
★★★★.5 Talk Fringe
★★★★ The Skinny
★★★★ Three Weeks
‘A foul mouthed sweetheart’ – The Skinny
‘Brash and to be remembered’ – The Adelaid
‘Schamaun is not just funny, she’s hilarious’ – Three Weeks
‘A smartly crass New Yorker, not for the squeamish or easily offended’ – The AU Review
‘Her cheeky honesty is completely disarming and delightful’ – Chortle

PAT CAHILL
(As seen on BBC3’s ‘Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular’ & ‘Chris Moyle’s Comedy Empire’)
WINNER: Chortle Best Newcomer 2012
NOMINEE: Chortle Breakthrough Act 2013
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ Metro

‘highly inventive rising star’ – Time Out
‘A comedic force to be reckoned with’ – Chortle
‘true star quality and bags of originality’ – Evening Standard
‘Stand up with a difference…reminiscent of the old great comics’ – Broadway Baby

JONATHAN HEARN
‘Very clever wordplay’ – The LP Project
‘plenty of charisma and a glint of silliness’ – Chortle
‘Hearn has an unconventional but intelligent style.” – Three Weeks