BRENNAN REECE & GARRETT MILLERICK

A Friday night worth snapping up tickets for! EdFringe Previews from two excellent and exciting stand ups GARRETT MILLERICK & BRENNAN REECE.

GARRETT MILLERICK: WORK-IN-PROGRESS
After a stellar year at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 Garrett Millerick presents his brand new show.

★★★★★ 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

BRENNAN REECE
WINNER: ENGLISH COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2015
Brennan is a bright young rising star who was recently crowned ‘English Comedian Of The Year’. In his few short years as a stand up comedian Brennan has received many accolades and performed all over the world, most recently in his first Australian tour. His energetic and often awkward approach to life is captured in his fast paced, vividly painted, humorous stories and is establishing himself as a circuit regular. He has appeared in BAFTA winning drama Marvellous (BBC), toured with global megastars The Who (UK Quadrophenia Tour) and played in every major comedy club in the UK. Despite him being a relative newcomer his reputation is fast becoming that of a talent to look out for.

THE JEST & GUESTS

Wednesday 25th November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: £5.00/£4.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/25-nov-15-the-jest–guests-camden-head/

Stars of Radio 4’s Sketchorama and 2015 NATYS Finalists The Jest are back at Camden Comedy Club – and they’ve brought guests with them. Come sample some of the best sketch and character comedy acts on the circuit at this monthly night.

SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY!

Saturday 21st November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: £10.00/£8.50 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/335441

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:
Julian Deane, Yacine Belhousse, Spencer Jones, John Gordillo with Ivor Dembina as compere.

CHATBACK COMEDY!

CHATBACK COMEDY’S FRIDAY NIGHT!

Friday 20th November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: £8.00/£7.00

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!)

FELICITY WARD
As seen on BBC3’s ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and at Soho Theatre (UK) and on ‘Spicks and Speck’s, ‘Thank God You’re Here’, ‘Good News Week’ & many more (AUS).
AWARDS:
Nominee: Best UK Club Act – Chortle 2014
Nominee: Barry Award – 2012
Nominee: Best Show – MICF 2013
Winner: Time Out Best Local Act – 2011/2
Nominee: Best Comedy – Adelaide Fringe 2012
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★★ Big Issue
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ Scotsman
★★★★ Fest
★★★★ Chortle
★★★★ The List
‘Comedy at its’ finest’ – Three Weeks
‘explosively funny routines’ Chortle
‘Extremely animated and compelling’ – The Skinny
‘A filthy high speed hour of breathless laughs’ – The List

TOM ALLEN
(As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute & Great Expectations, C4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC2’s The Review Show, E4’s The World’s Great Bodyshockers & more!)
WINNER: So You Think You’re Funny 2005
TOUR SUPPORT: Sarah Millican & Josie Long
‘One of the funniest acts on the circuit…he has continued to storm every gig he does’ – GQ Magazine
‘Tom Allen is a natural for the form – witty, engaging and a great storyteller. Expect to see him on your television screens soon’ – The Arts Desk
‘Catch him now and you’ll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous’ – The Telegraph
‘Gives the tradition of camp comedy a firmly 21st century twist.’ – The Guardian
‘It’s great to see his light-entertainment prowess being recognised’ – The Independent
‘Tom Allen, a great storyteller whose ability to provide riotous entertainment deserves to net him a wider audience’ – The Guardian

TIM RENKOW
WINNER: Leicester Square Comedian of the Year 2014
WINNER: Amused Moose Laugh Off 2014
NOMINEE: Chortle Best Newcomer 2014
FINALIST: Chortle Student Comedy Award 2013
★★★★ Chortle
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘hilarious’ The Scotsman
‘confirms Renkow as one of the UK’s most promising new stand-ups’ Chortle
‘Genuinely funny and edgy insights into some of the bigger issues of the day’ Broadway Baby
‘Hard-hitting stuff from the boy from Memphis… anecdotes from his life that are at once appalling and hilarious…’ The Scotsman

TREVOR LOCK
(As seen on C4’s Star Stories, BBC Radio 6’s Russell Brand’s Radio Show)
‘Hilarious.’ – TimeOut
‘Truly sublime stand up.’ – London Lite
‘Superbly comic writing.’ – The Sunday Times
‘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!

DOUBLE BILL!

DOUBLE BILL: STAND UP & SLAM! + MUSICAL CID

Thursday 19th November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: £5 – £9 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/19-nov-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 ‘BOGOF’ 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

FERN BRADY

FERN BRADY: PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS

Monday 16th November. Time: 9:30 pm Tickets: Pay What You Want (Donations after the show) https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/16-nov-15-fern-brady-people-are-idiots-camden-head/

Lots of people are surprised when other people turn out to be idiots. Fern isn’t and will teach you to lower your expectations for true happiness. Join award-nominated Fern (8 out of 10 Cats, Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy ExperienceSeann Walsh’s Late Night Spectacular, writer of new BBC3 show Radges) in her barely anticipated debut hour.

★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ One4Review
★★★★ EdFest Mag
★★★★ The List
★★★★ The Herald
★★★★ TV Bomb

‘brilliantly on point’ The List
‘dry charisma’ The Guardian
‘crude, rude and utterly brilliant’ Ed Fest Mag
‘natural, forthright comic ability’ TV Bomb
‘an erudite performer and compelling to watch’ One4Review
‘The stand-up stage is her natural habitat and the laughs flow from beginning to end’ The Herald

 

A SKETCHY NIGHT

A SKETCHY NIGHT WITH MID-BROW AND FRIENDS

Date: Tuesday 10th November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: £5.00

https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/10-nov-15-a-sketchy-night-with-midbrow–friends-camden-head/

After a superb run at the Edinburgh Fringe Mid-Brow and a sell out October show at Camden Comedy Club, Mid-Brow are back with another show chock full of their favourite guest acts. This smart and insightful pair are the ones to watch.

WINNERS: Best New Sketch Act 2015
★★★★ The List
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals
‘wondrous skits’ Edinburgh Festivals
‘A gleefully mischievous hour’ The Skinny
‘Talented duo…the pair steers a clear course through the waters of sketch comedy, lampooning their targets but staying one step ahead of expectations’ The List

LAUGH OUT LONDON

LAUGH OUT LONDON PRESENTS: JOHN HUGHES COMEDY NIGHT

Friday 6th November. Time: 8:30pm (Doors open 8:00pm). Tickets: £5.00/£4.00 http://laughoutlondoncomedyclub.co.uk/2015/09/17/john-hughes-comedy-night-in-camden-november-6/

Continuing our run of very silly experimental comedy nights, described as “totally stupid and so much fun” by Time Out, Laugh Out London proudly presents presents: Sixteen Breakfasts, an unofficial tribute to John Hughes.

Laugh Out London present a live performance of a brand new film from a screenwriter Ron Hughes* who claims to be John’s nephew. Ron has written an original piece with some familiar themes and recognisable characters.

Expect stroppy teenagers, wise-ass uncles and paint-cans falling from the top of the stairs on string.

Matthew Highton: “Highton has the storyteller’s gift”- **** Chortle
Joz Norris: “Norris is uber-confident, but he has the material to back up his tenacity” – Time Out
Marny Godden: “fantastically realised slice of surreal character comedy” – **** Broadway Baby
Matt Tedford: Star of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho
Ali Brice: “Joyously bonkers … the perfect level of exaggerated oddness” – **** Chortle
Ally Sheedy** and many more.

Tickets coming soon. Don’t you forget about them

Ron Hughes may or may not be Weirdos Comedy club writer Adam Larter.
*
Ally Sheedy might not be performing

 

BEN VAN DER VELDE’S BLUE PLAQUE LAUGHS

Tuesday 3rd November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: Free (Donation after the show)

The history of London is built on the brave, fantastical and often very funny endeavour of it’s unique citizens. Boxers, boozers, poets and campaigners are all commemorated with blue plaques around the capital. Join Ben Van der Velde and friends as they tell tales of London’s finest residents and suggest a few more who should get their own memorial.

 

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…