WHAT HAS THE NEWS EVER DONE FOR ME?

Monday 2nd November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: £5.00/£4.00

Everyone’s favourite topical news show for people who mean to read the newspapers. We love the news like we love our partners, it’s changeable, you never know whats going to happen and has the capacity to go mental and ruin our lives.

Every month three top comedians bring in a story they think is the most important from that weeks news and have to persuade you the audience why theirs is the one you should care about.

Will it be the refugee crisis, David Cameron’s colourful university love life, or Kanye for PM- You decide. We don’t think we’re dumbing down the news so much, as dumbing it up!

Hosted by Grainne Maguire. This month’s guest acts are Ben Partridge, Ivo Graham, Gabi Hutchenson Crouch.

SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY

Saturday 31st October. 

Time: 8:30pm (Doors open 7:45pm)

Price: £10.00/£8.50 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/332209

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.

IVOR DEMBINA
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Mirror
★★★★ Guardian
★★★★ Wow247
★★★★ Three Weeks
‘genuine comic genius’ The Skinny
‘funny and thought provoking’ Three Weeks
‘terrific gags…delivered perfectly’ Broadway Baby

Line Up:
Josh Howie – Nabil Abdul Rashid – Michael Legge – Igor Meerson with Ivor Dembina as compere.

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!

 

GENRE CLAUDE VAN DAMME

DINNER & A MOVIE WITH GENRE CLAD VAN DAMME

Thursday 29th October. 

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

Tickets: Free!

Share some of your best worst dating stories to inspire something even more embarrassing – long form improv. And after that – The Movie! Never-before-seen movies created from audience suggestions that span every era, every style, and every genre, but never with 3D glasses.

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…

 

 

 

COMEDY DROP-IN

Monday 26th October. 

Time: 7:30pm

Tickets: £10.00 http://thinkbeforeyoulaugh.com/index.php/drop-ins-3/

Bi-monthly pay as you go comedy drop in taught by Ivor Dembina. Whether you’re a comedian looking to create some new material or sharpen up the old stuff, pop by for a rigorous comedy workout! Each session has a theme which is announced in advance.

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

CHATBACK COMEDY!

Chatback Comedy’s Friday Night! 

Friday 23rd October 2015

Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Tickets: £8.00/£7.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/23-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!)

JOHN KEARNS
(As seen on Sky Arts’ Rotters, Top Coppers & Psychobitches)
WINNER: FOSTER’S EDINBURGH AWARD 2014
WINNER: FOSTER’S BEST NEWCOMER 2013
NOMINEE: BARRY AWARD 2014 & 2015
★★★★ Chortle
★★★★ Time Out
‘the laughs spring, loud and often…sidesplittingly funny,’ – Chortle
‘his screechy, seemingly baffled delivery makes sure every line gets the biggest laugh possible’ – Time Out

JOE BOR
WINNER: Best Value Show at Leicester Comedy Festival
FINALIST: Comedian Of The Year Leicester Comedy Festival
WINNER: Jewish Comedian of The Year
‘Terrific’ -Time Out
‘Very Funny’ – Harry Hill
‘Joe Bor is a must see’ – Alan Carr
‘Hugely talented character comic’ – Scotsman
‘With his energetic stage presence and natural comic ability, Bor makes for a solidly entertaining act.’ – Chortle

PAT CAHILL
(As seen on Sky Art’s Rotters, Channel 4’s Comedy Blaps
WINNER: CHORTLE BEST NEWCOMER 2012
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ Metro
‘joyful nonsense’ – Time Out
‘true star quality and bags of originality’ – Evening Standard
‘comedic force to be reckoned with’ – Chortle
‘Stand-up with a difference … reminiscent of the old great comics’ – Broadway Baby
‘If you ever find yourself thinking ‘is he really going to go all the way through with this?’, the answer is inevitably ‘yes’’ – Chortle

LAURA LEXX
★★★★ Arts Award Voice
★★★★ Funny Women
★★★★ Mumble Comedy
‘delightful’ – Fest
‘real comedic steel’ – Guardian
‘charming stand-up’ – Broadway Baby
‘Lexx is incredibly engaging’ – The Skinny
‘a charming, engaging storyteller’ – Chortle
‘Hilarious, kind hearted and genuine comedy’ – Arts Award Voice
‘one of the most delightful performers you’re ever likely to see’ – GQ
‘Lexx adores her job, and so she should; comedy really suits her’ – Three Weeks

& MORE TBC!

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