CKP & PBJ Present:
An evening of stand up comedy with Tom Ward and Richard Todd…
Wednesday 11th November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: Pay What You Want (Donations after the show) https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/11-nov-15-tom-ward–richard-todd—work-in-progress-camden-head/
‘Bridge Over Toddled Warder 2015’
Join us at Camden Comedy Club for a multi-coloured, off-beat evening of
stand up comedy as two men combine the carefully crafted with the here
and now. The show introduces us to the benefit of loving a woman who
values kettles over romance, hard working monsters in the local cafe,
the housing crisis facing slugs, why wig wearers don’t doff…and
Amused Moose Laugh-off Winner 2012
“A smart surrealist” (The Independent)
“An inventive comic thinker” (Chortle)
Tom Ward – BBC Radio New Comedy Award Finalist 2014
“Equal parts hilarious and bizarre” (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)
“Very funny” (The Stage)
TONIGHT! Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Two rising stars take to the stage here at Camden Comedy Club with their Edinburgh Fringe shows ready to go!
FUNMBI OMOTAYO: LEGAL IMMIGRANT
As recently seen on BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, Amused Moose Laugh Off Winner Funmbi brings his highly anticipated solo show to the Fringe. It’s the story of a 10 year old boy leaving Hackney for Lagos… Delivered in his charismatically calm and collected manner, this promises to be a debut not to be missed. *‘Plenty of original insights and honest home-truths to enjoy’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘A charming young comic… he’s got the jokes to back up his charm. Soon, he could be playing to thousands’ (Time Out). *
CHRIS TURNER: XXV
Lanky award winner celebrates reaching his quarter-century – the age a doctor diagnosed he’d die at. At the time of writing, he’s 24 and brimming with hubris. He hopes to see you there, for both your sakes. As heard on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music. Best Comedy Show (nominee), Fringe World 2015. Amused Moose Laughter Awards 2014 – People’s Champion. 2013 and 2014 sell-out show with Racing Minds’ Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised.
‘Truly masterful gags, crafted with intellectual panache’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Unashamedly clever and sparklingly original’ ★★★★ (TheArtsDesk.com).
Thursday 9th July. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Tickets: Pay What You Want!
Maniacs John Robertson and Alexander Bennett preview their shows for the Edinburgh Fringe.
JOHN ROBERTSON: Let’s Redecorate!
Get your fill of S/M, dead people and the sound of God laughing from John Robertson, whose ongoing nervous breakdown continues to a be an excellent source of career revenue.’His material is edgy, intelligent and smoothly-delivered’ (Age). ‘A manic and quick-witted revelation’ (Scotsman). ***** (Skinny). ***** (FringeReview.co.uk). **** (List). **** (Chortle.co.uk)
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)*
TONIGHT 2nd JULY. 8:00pm. FREE!
A fantastic double bill of Edinburgh Fringe previews from Tom Toal (★★★★ ‘a true talent’ Hairline) and Ian Smith (BBC2’s ‘Popatron).
Top Ten Fringe shows in Amused Moose Laughter Awards
★★★★ Three Weeks
“Frolicsome and poignant stand-up.” Broadway Baby
“Certainly one of the most promising of today’s emerging comics.” Steve Bennett, Chortle
“You might find yourself taking a paracetamol to kill the pain in your jawline afterwards.” Shortcom
“Touching addition to the Daniel Kitson-esque heart-on-sleeve comedy subgenre at the Edinburgh Fringe.” The List
“This is a delightful hour of precious personal stuff. We forget the misery and cold of the outside as the Tom Toal comedy glow warms us all.” The Scotsman
“Compelling and funny in equal measure….This is definitely a young man with a big future I reckon and I look forward to seeing him prosper.” One4Review *
*“When a comedian has every member of a crowd bouncing up and down and wholeheartedly chanting along as though they were at a football match, you know they have the charisma to pull off a stunning performance!” EdFest Mag
(BBC1’s The Ark, Channel 4′ s Popatron, BBC3’s Sweat the Small Stuff)
★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Skinny
‘fantastically funny’ The Times
‘a star of the future’ Time Out
‘gently amusing, inventive and accomplished storyteller’ Time Out
‘If you’re also looking for a smart, well-delivered set and a thoroughly enjoyable hour, then you know where to find that’ The List *
*’he combines that familiar, self-deprecating style of comedy (BBC3, do you have Smith’s number yet?) with good timing and some genuinely original ideas’ Three Weeks
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
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).
Tuesday 9th June. Time: 7:30pm (Doors at 7:00pm). Tickets: £10/£9/£5 http://bit.ly/watsonslam
An extraordinarily exciting double bill of Edinburgh Previews from the hilarious Mark Watson (Radio 4’s ‘Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life’, BBC’s ‘Mock the Week’ & ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks) & the Evening Standard recommended show and ‘best night out in London’ ‘Stand Up & Slam!’
7:30 pm (Doors open 7:00pm)
£5 for each show or £9 for both!
**MARK WATSON: WORK-IN-PROGRESS**
Edinburgh Festival Award Winner and Time Out Critic’s Choice, Mark Watson is one of the most talked-about British comedians to emerge in recent years. Not only a regular on television shows such as Mock The Week and Mind The Buzzcocks, Mark has been the face of shows such as BBC Four’s We Need Answers and BBC Radio 4’s Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better. He has also appeared on Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You? Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala.
Not only a Stand-Up, Mark has written five novels: Bullet Points (2004), A Light-Hearted Look At Murder (2007), Eleven (2010), The Knot (2012), and Hotel Alpha (2014). This will be a work in progress performance.
Edinburgh’s highest achiever this decade. A huge comic presencee’ Times
‘Smart, bittersweet, rich and absorbing’ Telegraph
‘He’s brilliantly, darkly funny Chortle
**STAND UP & SLAM!**
Stand Up: poetry’s idiot relation, yes? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, right? Let’s find out! In this Evening Standard & Metro recommended show, six phenomenal acts from the worlds of comedy and poetry collide with unpredictable and hilarious results.
‘The best night out in London!’ Stage & Screen Insider
Thursday 4th June. Time: 8:00pm Tickets: £6.00 – http://bit.ly/coltranetriplebill
Fans of friendly, alternative, political and silly comedy will have a great time with these three Edinburgh Previews in one night!
First is Matthew Crosby, of Pappy’s fame, with his new friendly stand-up show Smaller Than Life. Next is Chris Coltrane, with his Tory-smashing show Left-Wing Propaganda Machine. And finally John Henry Falle (of Beta Males fame) brings his raucous character The Storybeast down for an hour of loud mayhem.
Mon 18th May. 8:00pm Tickets: £5.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/18-may-15-edfringe-previews-rhys-james–lateef-lovejoy-camden-head/
Another double whammy in our run of EdFringe Previews! Featuring Rhys James & Lateef Lovejoy.
Lateef Lovejoy “The Anecdotes Of A Loveprince”
Fresh from doing his Groundbreaking stint for global radio brand Kiss 100 playing the Comedy character “Father Kissmass” the talented and 4 time BECA Award nominee Lateef Lovejoy takes his highly anticipated debut show “The Anecdotes Of A Loveprince” to the Edinburgh Festival this year. For those looking for a show packed with energy, excitement, and comedic exuberance look no further then this brilliant showman to bring the FUNNY!!
“A Charismatic Comedy Maestro” The Metro
“Magnetic Stage presence” Time Out
“A force of hysterical nature” The Stage
Rhys James: Remains
There’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is Rhys James is back with another classic hour of stand-up comedy and (definitely cool and not pretentious) poetry to smash your jaws to the floor once again. The bad news is you’re going to struggle to get a ticket.
★★★★ (Independent). ★★★★(Chortle.co.uk). ★★★★ (Scotsman). ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).
‘Destined for great things… Charismatic, clever and self-aware’ (Guardian).
‘Outstanding and seriously funny’ (Edinburgh Evening News).
‘Sickeningly talented young stand-up’ (Time Out). ‘James’s gags are 24-carat zingers, among the best at the Fringe’ (Metro)