Monday 29th June. Time: 8:00pm. Tickets: £5.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/29-jun-15-edfringe-previews-john-hastings–chris-betts-camden-head/
A double bill of Edinburgh Fringe Previews from the talented mouths of John Hastings & Chris Betts.
CHRIS BETTS: Social Animal
Edinburgh Debut; Chris Betts loves to watch people, and his favourite view is from behind the bar. Betts has studied mankind at our watering holes and come back hopeful. Think Jane Goodall polishing glasses! Comedy Reserve 2014, NATYs finalist 2015, Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year finalist 2014.
‘Canadian Chris Betts has a confident style and a solid set… a glint of steelier edge’ Chortle
‘an enticing prospect, a Canadian who deals in off-kilter thoughts sharpened by the occasional prod at taboo topics’ The Independent
JOHN HASTINGS: Marked From The Start
John is a premature born, sorta dyspraxic, agnostic 30 year old who recently became a godparent. How could this event help his relationship with his father? From BBC3’s Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular. Runner up – Martin Sims Award for Best Comedy Show 2015
★★★★★ The Mirror
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
Saturday 14th June. Time: 8:30pm. Tickets: £10.00/£8.50 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/316593
This Time Out Recommended, sell out Saturday night show has been going for 20 years (formerly known as Hampstead Comedy Club and now resident at Camden Comedy Club!). It is hosted by the incomparable Ivor Dembina and accompanied by the live orchestra of Andy Zapp.
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Mirror
★★★★ Three Weeks
‘genuine comic genius’ The Skinny
‘funny and thought provoking’ Three Weeks
‘terrific gags…delivered perfectly’ Broadway Baby
Steve Best – Dylan Gott – Christian Reily – Lenny Sherman – with Ivor Dembina as compere.
Fri 26th June. Time: 8:00pm. Tickets: £8.00/£7.00 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/314398
This regular Evening Standard & Time Out recommended company presents another tip top night of stand up comedy at Camden Comedy Club!
‘Hilarious’ – Latest 7
‘perfect’ – The Skinny
‘brilliant and unexpected turns of phrase’ – Chortle
‘a strong comic voice very competently delivered’ – The List
‘He has developed a beautiful way with words…wonderful’ – Scotsman
As seen on BBC 1’s ‘The One Show’
Support Act: Jimmy Carr’s ‘Gag Reflex’ tour
(WINNER: Funny Women Award 2006, FINALIST: Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol)
★★★★ Three Weeks
‘A naturally funny person’ – Jimmy Carr
‘Vibrant, gorgeous and extremely funny’ – BBC
‘One of my favourite circuit comedians’ – Stylist
‘remarkable confidence on stage’ – Time Out
‘The incomparable Suzy Bennett, audience-friendly and risqué’ – Inside Comedy
‘Bennett has the physical presence and panache of a young Dawn French’ – Chortle
‘a refreshingly self-deprecating, shameless character’ – Three Weeks
‘Undeniable confidence and verve; she went down superbly well’ – Chortle
DR GEORGE RYEGOLD
Winner: Best Show Leicester Comedy Festival
Amused Moose Laughter Top 10 Comedy Shows 2013
★★★★ British Comedy Guide
‘Painfully funny’ – Scotsman
‘Hugely impressive’ – Guardian
‘constant amusement’ – Hairline
‘comedy with is brutal, different and entertaining…not for the faint-hearted!’ – Fest
Wednesday 24th June. Time: 8:00pm. Tickets: £5.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/24-jun-15-edfringe-preview-nish-kumar–sofie-hagen-camden-head/
Chatback Comedy present a double whammy of fantastic Edinburgh Fringe previews featuring Sofie Hagen (Chortle Best Newcomer 2014) & Nish Kumar (Radio 4’s Newsjack)
SOFIE HAGEN: BUBBLEWRAP
“Extra ordinary debut show from Chortle Best Newcomer 2014. Sofie has won all the awards, been on all the TV shows, got all the best press. Ten stars. “ice-cold heart of a killer… hilarious” ★★★★★ (The Skinny)”
NISH KUMAR: Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m so Clever
Stand-up comedy from a clever boy. As heard on The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and host of Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra). Featured on The Alternative Comedy Experience and Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central). Double Chortle Award nominee. Sell-out show 2014.
★★★★ Sunday Times
‘★★★★★ Intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking… A truly impressive stand-up’ – Time Out
‘★★★★ Nish Kumar is the Asian answer to John Oliver’ – Chortle
‘★★★★ A laughter-filled hour… You’ll leave both thinking hard and having had a cracking good time’ – Daily Telegraph
Sunday 21st June. Time: 8:00pm. Price: Pay What You Want!
EDFRINGE PREVIEWS: ALEXANDER BENNETT & AMY HOWERSKA
A splendid double bill of EdFringe previews from Amy Howerska & Alexander Bennett!
ALEXANDER BENNETT: I CAN MAKE YOU A MORON
Any intelligent person would despair at the world, so let me make you stupid for your own sake. If ignorance is bliss, then let this be the most blissful show on the Fringe. Ever seen how happy idiots are? You could be like that! Hail me, I can make you a moron. ‘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). ‘Touched with madness…choice laughs…I don’t think I can begin to do him justice’ (Chortle.co.uk).
AMY HOWERSKA: SASSPOT
Raised by a pack of trained killers and skydivers, rising comedy star Amy Howerska brings you her debut stand-up show (not sanctioned by the British government). Sasspot contains stories of death, skydivers and Swansea. ‘Sharply observed’ (Venue).
Thursday 18th June. Time: 8:00pm. Price £4.00 Tweet @_theratpack to reserve in advance.
2014 Time Out Critics Choice and Edinburgh sell-out hit The Rat Pack stand-up comedy now has a spin off show – The Rat Pack unwrapped!
New, unwrapped jokes and live music from Laurence Owen, Faye Treacy and band and the freewheeling, anything goes atmosphere of a Rat Pack show – look out for the latest bills on our website www.theratpack.co.uk/unwrapped. Hosted by Malcolm Hardee Award nominee and Best Show Winner Buxton Fringe 2014 Nathan Cassidy, ‘a great comedian’ – ★ ★ ★ ★ Broadway Baby. Start spreading the news!
“Classy stand-up show. Laid-back, cheesy, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe” – Time Out 2014
Joey Page – Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Luxury Comedy star
Richard Todd – Amused Moose Winner
Benji Waterstones – Beat the Frog Winner 2015
Lindsay Sharman – ‘Super-sharp Miranda-esque stand-up’ Time Out
Mark Restuccia – BBC New Comedy Finalist
with Laurence Owen ‘Very funny’ Bruce Dessau *on guitar and *Musical Comedy Awards Newcomer Winner Faye Treacy on trombone!
And hosted by Nathan Cassidy –
Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee
‘Gloriously entertaining’ Chortle
TICKETS £4 on door, to reserve in advance please tweet @_theratpack
Tuesday 16th June. Time: 7:30pm. Price: FREE!
Mae Martin (BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News) hosts this regular new material night featuring some of the hottest acts on the circuit.
Monday 1st April. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm). Tickets: FREE!
Joz Norris (‘potentially massive future comedy star’ The Herald) and Alexander Bennett (‘refreshingly different material’ Chortle) present a double bill of their new Edinburgh shows Hey Guys! and I Can Make You A Moron!
Wed 8th April. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: £5 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/8-apr-15-garrett-millerick–pierre-novellie-edinburgh-preview-double-bill-camden-head/
Garrett Millerick (‘honest and hilarious’ Three Weeks) & Pierre Novellie (‘sharp and smart…hilariously memorable’ Chortle) present their new Edinburgh shows in this fantastic double bill!
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!).
*(As seen on BBC shows ‘The Ark’, ‘Sweat the Small Stuff’ and ‘Popatron’)
★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Skinny
‘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 *
★★★★.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
(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
‘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
‘Very clever wordplay’ – The LP Project
‘plenty of charisma and a glint of silliness’ – Chortle
‘Hearn has an unconventional but intelligent style.” – Three Weeks