CHATBACK COMEDY!

CHATBACK COMEDY’S FRIDAY NIGHT! 

Friday 30th October. 

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

Price: £8.00/£7.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/30-oct-15-chatback-comedys-friday-night–camden-head/

This regular Evening Standard and Time Out 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!)

JAMES LOVERIDGE
SEMI-FINALIST: So You Think You’re Funny Award
WINNER: Comedy Cafe New Act Night
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ EdFringe Review
★★★★ The Skinny
‘Perfect Timing’ – Three Weeks
‘Loveridge’s timing is exceptional’ – Broadway Baby
‘Undeniably great…gets you doubled over laughing in seconds.’ – Hermdu.com
‘jokes and asides are self-deprecating and sharp’
– EdFringe Review
‘he entertained the crowd brilliantly’ – WhatsOnLondon

MICHAEL STRANNEY
WINNER: New Act of the Year 2015
WINNER: Max Turner Prize 2015
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals
★★★★ Three Weeks
‘perfectly encapsulated fuzzy Irish whimsy’ – Chortle
‘Clearly stood out on the night’ – Bruce Dessau
‘An undiscovered Gem.” – Angel Comedy

GARRETT MILLERICK
FINALIST: NATYS 2014
★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★.5 The Public Reviews
★★★★ The Mirror
★★★★ One4Review
‘Angry, intelligent stand-up’ -Time Out
‘truly memorable and hysterical’ -Arts Award Voice
‘a commanding presence and good delivery’ -The Skinny
‘Millerick is a belter of a new comedian, well worth shouting about’ -Stage
‘A halfway house between Phil Jupitus and Stewart Lee, Millerick is a combination of some of the best British comedians in the business’ -Three Weeks

TREVOR LOCK
(As seen in Channel 4’s Star Stories and heard as Cocky Locky on Russell Brand’s BBC Radio 6 show)
‘Hilarious.’ – TimeOut
‘Superbly comic writing.’ – The Sunday Times
‘Truly sublime stand up.’ – London Lite
‘Funny, moving and clever.’ – The Scotsman
‘Strangely charming and absolutely entertaining.’ – The Independent
‘He has a totally unique wellspring of gags. In a different league really.’ – London Is Funny

& MORE TBC!

 

SAY WHAT!?

Tuesday 27th October 

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

Price: £4 Reserve via @_theratpack

Improvised stand-up comedy from top comedians!

A new show from the people behind critically acclaimed The Rat Pack stand-up comedy where top stand-up comedians improvise sets and take audience suggestions as to what comes next, as the Rat Pack said, Anything Goes! Tickets will be £4 and can reserve via twitter @_theratpack

Hosted by NATHAN CASSIDY
Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee/Best Show Winner Buxton Fringe 2014 and Nominee 2015
Gloriously entertaining’ Chortle
‘Infectiously energetic’ Metro 2015
★★★★ ‘A great comedian’ Broadway Baby
★★★★ ‘Animated and funny, genuine and extremely likeable’ Mumble Comedy 2015

http://www.nathancassidy.com/

RUSSELL HICKS
★★★★ ‘A sharp wit. The pessimism of Jack Dee mixed with the deadpan aggression of Denis Leary’ Broadway Baby
http://www.beyondcompere.com/home/profile/russell-hicks

TREVOR LOCK
‘Superbly comic writing.’ The Sunday Times
‘Hilarious.’ TimeOut
‘Strangely charming and absolutely entertaining.’ The Independent

http://www.trevorlock.co/

RICHARD TODD
WINNER: Amused Moose Laugh Off
http://www.pbjmanagement.co.uk/artists/richard-todd

DAVID MILLS
‘A superior act. Mills is an archduke of comedy with the emphasis on ‘arch’. Chortle
‘David Mills is a class act. His jokes are beautifully crafted, sparklinglittle missiles loaded with wit.’ The Scotsman
‘Darkly funny, bristling with sharp-tongued satire and incisive wit.’ Fest

http://www.itsdavidmills.com/

and more tbc…

 

 

 

DOUBLE BILL!

DOUBLE BILL: ABI ROBERTS & STEPH LAING

Sunday 25th October. 

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

Tickets: £5.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/25-oct-15-double-bill-steph-laing–abi-roberts-camden-head/

A double bill of two tip top, critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe solo shows. You can see one or both – obviously we recommend both because they’re delightful!

STEPH LAING: NINCOMPOOP
Stephanie Laing realises that she is a very silly young woman. Her show includes odd noises, several drawings of ducks, a confession about some vomit, and a song about a newt.

We’re not saving the world here, people. We’re just trying to get by without making too much of a mess on the carpet.

FINALIST: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015.
‘natural comic timing and delivery’
– Chortle
‘Silly and self-deprecating…hilariously weird’
– Broadway Baby
‘Truly commanded the crowd. Disgusting and delightful in equal measure. She is definitely one to watch.’
– Three Weeks
‘In amongst a strong line-up – she stole the show for me. Her delivery is so good and material well written that she was the freshest and funniest act of the night.’
– Keir McAllister
‘Stephanie Laing offered up a gloriously silly set.’
– Broadway Baby

ABI ROBERTS: DOWNTOWN ABI
After last year’s packed sell-out shows at the Voodoo Rooms, Abi returns to Edinburgh with a new show all about being a “downtown” girl, singing rock and roll and kicking the Lady Dowager and her ilk where it hurts.

So pull up to the bumper and go downtown with Abi and her Labrador Al Qaeda. Join her in tales of Welsh debauchery, the perils of singing karaoke in Moscow and an unfortunate incident with Jeremy Clarkson in Harrods.

Find out what happens when your parents want you to be an opera singer and you end up tap-dancing in a pig costume, promoting a butchers shop. See what happens when you mix a Chelsea girl with rock n’ roll! Expect jokes, music and impressions that GQ Magazine described as “true comedy genius”.

★★★★★- GQ Magazine.
★★★★★ – British Airways’ Inflight Magazine.
★★★★★ – Edinburgh Reporter.
★★★★★ – OneForReview.
★★★★★ – Black Diamond FM
“One of GQ’s top 10 stand-ups to see in 2015, Roberts is brilliantly funny. True comedy genius’ – GQ Magazine
‘Raucous and just incredibly funny’ – Daily Telegraph
‘She really is more than just a stand-up.’ – Chortle

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)

THIS IS NOT A CULT

Tuesday 20th October. 

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

Tickets: £4.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/20-oct-15-this-is-not-a-cult–camden-head/

The Edinburgh festival is over. Comedians must begin again from scratch. Watch us scratch. Alternative new material night.

Hosted by your beloved ALEXANDER BENNETT:
‘Very funny’ – BBC
‘Warm, insane and very funny – The Guardian

‘a performer and a producer of some refreshingly different material’ – Chortle
‘‘Witty, weird and dark, the one to watch out for: at the spearhead of a wave of great new comics. All hail Alexander Bennett!’ – Harry Hill

LINE UP:
Stuart Laws, Michael Brunstrom, Alison Thea Skot, James Ross, Joe Davies, John Henry Falle

DOUBLE BILL!

Double Bill: Deborah Frances-White & Stephen Bailey 

Monday 19th October

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

Tickets: Pay What You Want https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/19-oct-15-double-bill-stephen-bailey–deborah-frances-white-camden-head/

Two fantastic shows from two hilarious comedians. You can see one or both, it’s totally up to you! We recommend both!

STEPHEN BAILEY
NOMINEE: Amused Moose Best Show Edinburgh 2015
★★★★ Sunday Express
★★★★ Herald
★★★★ The New Current
★★★★ Gay UK
★★★★ One4Review
★★★★ ScotsGay
‘Stephen Bailey dominates the stage.’ – Chortle
‘Fantastic natural wit and charisma’ – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Bailey is annoyingly sharp and reads his audience well.’– The New Current
‘Bailey is good fun and a great addition to the comedy scene.’– Sunday Express
‘Bailey gives it his all with seemingly boundless energy’ – The Herald
‘He has charisma, he has his own style, he has a wicked line in material and the ability to go off piste with crowd work that is achingly funny’
– One4Review

DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE: A FRIEND OF A FRIEND OF DOROTHY
The star of BBC Radio 4’s Rolls The Dice returns with her unique mix of stand-up, storytelling and improv comedy. ‘Funny, compelling and entertaining’
★★★★★ The Gay UK
★★★★ Chortle
★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter
‘Gloriously talented’ – Time Out
‘Frances-White is a wonderful storyteller who carries the audience along with her’ – Wow247
‘This is a rare feat: narrative stand-up that is warm and moving and very human’ – The Gay UK

CHATBACK COMEDY!

Friday 16th October

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

Tickets: £8.00/£7.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/16-oct-15-chatback-comedys-friday-night–camden-head/

This regular Evening Standard and Time Out recommended show presents another tip top night of stand up comedy at Camden Comedy Club.

FUNMBI OMOTAYO
(As seen on Channel 4’s ‘Tramadol Nights’ & Comedy Central’s ‘At the Comedy Store’)
WINNER: Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2012
WINNER: Amused Moose Laugh Off 2012
‘a charming young comic…he’s got the jokes to back up his charm. Soon, he could be playing to thousands’ Time Out
‘Plenty of original insights and honest home-truths to enjoy’ Chortle
‘A classy young stand-up and, a headliner in the making’
London is funny

ARCHIE MADDOCKS
Finalist: NATYs 2014
Finalist: Amused Moose Laugh Off
‘An impressive set’
– Bruce Dessau
‘fresh and original…terrifically clever’
– Broadway Baby
‘He sells his material with a charismatic and enthusiastic style that stands him in good stead’
– Chortle
‘Showed remarkably good stage presence and audience control… Brilliant – John Fleming

ANDY STOREY
WINNER: Squeakies Clean Comedy Competition 2012
FINALIST: Leicester Sq New Comedian of the Year 2012
‘Rising star.’
– ABC
‘A blend of self deprecation & razor sharp quips – all wrapped up in good old fashioned comic charm’
– Up The Creek
‘A bellyful of laughs…someone who connects with the audience and keeps them entertained’
– Bedfordshire News

SUZY BENNETT
WINNER: FUNNY WOMEN AWARD
SUPPORT: RUSSELL KANE
★★★★ One4Review
★★★★ Funny Women
‘Vibrant, gorgeous and extremely funny’ – BBC
”Delightful company’ – Metro
‘A charm bomb’ -Russell Kane
‘ She has been likened to Dawn French in her ability to draw you in with a few well-placed quips and a lot of awkward expressions’ – Chortle
‘this woman deserves a much bigger platform for her comedic talent – a television show or even a seat around the Loose Women table?’ – Funny Women

& MORE TBC!

DOUBLE BILL!

DOUBLE BILL: STAND UP & SLAM! + MUSICAL CID! 

Thursday 15th October. 

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

Tickets: £5.00 – £9.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/15-oct-15-double-bill-stand-up–slam–musical-cid-camden-head/

Every now and again a show comes along which is so much fun and is different every time you watch it. So we just have to programme it. Sometimes two of those shows come along – so we have to make it a double bill! Stand Up & Slam! and Musical CID are two exciting, new format comedy shows with fantastic guests and incredible hosts. You can book for just one show or you can purchase tickets at ‘Buy 1, get 1 half price’ rates if you come to both!

STAND UP & SLAM!
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…

★★★★★ The Public Reviews
★★★★ Three Weeks Magazine
★★★★ Ed Fest Mag
Highly Recommended Show – Fringe Review
‘It was witty, fast paced, and most importantly funny.’

– Fringe Review
‘This is a great show, showcasing some real talent.’ – Three Weeks
‘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 Public Reviews

MUSICAL CID
One Comedian. One Life. Twenty Questions. Press PLAY…
ABI ROBERTS’ MUSICAL CID is the cult comedy confessional show that asks, “Which comedian has a music collection like this?! Do they have an inner yearning to be rock ‘n’ roll icons and who listens to Michael Buble, Robbie Williams or Nirvana on the way to a gig?”

Musical CID is the show that delves into what top comedians have on their iPods, vinyl, cassettes and CDs and it’s coming to Camden Comedy Club with a different Special Guest Comedian every day!

Hosted by stand-up comedian ABI ROBERTS, it’s a forensic examination of the musical tastes, memories, hopes and dreams of well-known comedians from stage and screen.

★★★★★ – GQ Magazine.
★★★★★ – British Airways’ Inflight Magazine.
★★★★★ – Edinburgh Reporter.
★★★★★ – OneForReview.
★★★★★ – Black Diamond FM
‘Incredibly funny…raucous’ – Daily Telegraph
‘Dangerously funny. Roberts is unstoppable and very, very funny’ – New Statesman.

“A brilliant show. True comedy genius’ – James Mullinger, GQ Magazine

SARAH BENNETTO/JONATHAN HEARN

SARAH BENNETTO & JONATHAN HEARN: DOUBLE BILL OF EDINBURGH FRINGE SHOWS! 

Time: 19:30 (doors open 19:00). Tickets: FREE! (donations at the back). 

Not one but two Edinburgh Fringe shows on tonight! Sarah Bennetto’s stand up and characters followed by Jonathan Hearn’s self-deprecating solo show.

**SARAH BENNETTO FRITTERS AWAY AN HOUR OF YOUR LIFE…MMM, FRITTERS**
A new stand-up and character solo show by the London-based Melbourne comedian and host of Storytellers’ Club. *‘Self-deprecating, dark, honest and genuinely funny. One of the most enjoyable and original shows I’ve seen this year. It had me laughing out loud more times than I could count. A solid hour of laughs, it culminates in a truly epic finale’ ★★★★.5 (Advertiser, Adelaide). ‘A sophisticated mix of stand-up and character comedy, Bennetto succeeds in harnessing the full power of an instinctive comedic mind’ ★★★★ (Fest, Edinburgh). ★★★★ (RipItUp.com.au).*

**JONATHAN HEARN: ALWAYS JON, NEVER JOFF**
Jonathan Hearn has been performing stand-up comedy for nearly 6 years. At the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe he performed his first solo show, and everyone who saw it smiled and laughed – one of them even said “It was better than the Marcus Brigstocke show we saw just before it”. This is even better.

*”plenty of charisma, and a glint of silliness” – Steve Bennett, Chortle

“Jonathan Hearn’s bricolage of comic fancies had me laughing from start to finish. One of the silliest, funniest, inventivest hours of nit-wittery I’ve seen.” – Trevor Lock

“Old-school meets weird school. Jonathan Hearn is hilarious.” – David Mills

“Hearn has an unconventional but intelligent style.” – Katie Chapman, Three Weeks

“Jon has a tightness and sleekness to his act. Carefully constructed jokes and unbreakable professionalism in any situation.” – Poppy Hillstead, The Proud Archivist

“Very clever wordplay.” – The LP Project

“87% of the time [his] hair looks amazing.” – Jen Wells*