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!

TRIPLE BILL!

TRIPLE BILL: TAMAR BROADBENT & TEZ ILYAS/HARRIETT KEMSLEY

Sunday 15th November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: FREE (Donation after the show) https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/15-nov-15-double-bill-tamar-broadbent–tez-ilyasharriett-kemsley-camden-head/

Three superb comedians present their new works-in-progress. In the first section we have the wonderful musical comedy talents of Tamar Broadbent (★★★★★ Broadway Baby) followed in the second half by Tez Ilyas and Harriet Kemsley.

TAMAR BROADBENT
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ Rip It Up Australia
★★★★ Musical Theatre Review
★★★★ A Younger Theater
★★★★ Female Arts
‘something really special’ – Female Arts
‘I predict a great future’ – Michael Palin
‘Effervescent energy and easy charm’ – Rip It Up Oz
‘If we are all superheroes, then she is the leader of the pack’ – A Younger Theatre
‘Lightning-fast comedic strokes, side-splitting timing, and an impressive set of pipes’ – Broadway Baby

TEZ ILYAS
As seen and heard on BBC’s The Now Show, Asian Network’s Big Comedy Night, Comedy Shorts and London Live’s Not the One Show)
FINALIST: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2013
TOP JOKES: Edinburgh Festival 2015 – The Mirror
★★★★ Fringe Guru
★★★★ One4Review
★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘Sartorially stylish and winningly cheeky’ – Chortle
‘original, witty and incredibly clever’ – Arts Award Voice
‘A comic voice to listen out for in future’ – The Independent

HARRIET KEMSLEY
(As seen and heard on BBC3’s Comedy Marathon, London Live’s Funny Rotten Scoundrels and Radio 1’s Comedy Lounge)
NOMINEE: Leicester Mercury Award 2014
‘Top Five Up and Coming Funny Females’ – The Sun

‘Excellent writing’ – Chortle
‘Funny bones’ – Bruce Dessau
‘A hilarious combination of bashful and weird’ – Three Weeks
‘A quirky, very funny new stand up..her style is refreshingly original and she’s a seriously good writer’ – Time Out

TOM WARD & RICHARD TODD

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
more!

Richard Todd:

Amused Moose Laugh-off Winner 2012

“A smart surrealist” (The Independent)
“An inventive comic thinker” (Chortle)

Tom Ward:

Tom Ward – BBC Radio New Comedy Award Finalist 2014
“Equal parts hilarious and bizarre” (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)

“Very funny” (The Stage)

DOUBLE BILL!

DOUBLE BILL: EXPECT THE UNEXPORCUPINE & FOXDOG STUDIOS!

Thursday 5th November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: Pay What You Want! (Donations after the show)

Two superb shows, two glorious double acts that we saw lots up at the Edinburgh Fringe. Comedians from both also performed at Camden Comedy Club’s *Lunchtime Laughs* so they’ve got our stamp of approval!

FOXDOG STUDIOS LTD
One of our favourite shows from the Edinburgh Fringe – we saw it five times! Digital, geeky, funny – basically a bit of everything! They had an outstanding Edinburgh Fringe this year and now they’re in Camden!

Seven facts that’ll change how you think about IT rock’n’roll… It is music and computer programming. It is by a real IT consultancy, who recently had a large corporation tax bill. They are recouping losses with this lecture series on PAT testing. Audiences connect their phones via our on stage wifi. Play our games, music, animatronic dogs. Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 compliant.

★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ Time Out
‘If Flight of the Conchords met Moss from the IT Crowd, and they had two illegitimate love children that they then left them in a room unsupervised – this would be the result’ – Broadway Baby
‘Ridiculously good fun and mightily impressive. It’s funny, too…if you don’t enjoy their brand of techy musical comedy, there must be something wrong with your hardware’ – Time Out

EXPECT THE UNEXPORCUPINE
2015 New Act of the Year Michael Stranney and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Runner Up Olaf Falafel bring you an hour of fun-filled silly comedy. With a mixture of off-beat characters, one-liners, outlandish tales and an irrelevant spinning wheel, they invite you into their wholly unique worlds.
★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ EdFest Mag
‘A delight’ – Chortle
‘both ambitious and very smart’ – EdFest Mag
‘Original & entertaining’ – The Girl with the Edinburgh Tattoo
‘This is a satisfying, slick and silly way to spend an hour. – ThreeWeeks

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.

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

JOZ NORRIS & FRIENDS

JOZ NORRIS & FRIENDS – THE HOMECOMING. 

Sunday 6th September. Time: 20:00 (Doors open 19:30). Tickets: FREE. 

Camden regular Joz Norris returns from the Edinburgh Fringe to perform his solo show and present some of his favourite acts from up at the festival.

“A potentially massive future comedy star.” – The Herald
“A born entertainer, and a great comedy writer.” – Chortle
“Masterful.” – Fest
“Jerk.” – TimeOut

ANDREW BIRD: BRAIN DOODLES

A show about trying to think what you think about things, worrying too much what other people think while not having anytime to think. Trying not to think negative. When do you think you feel grown up? Maybe you could think about coming to the show. What do you think?

Writer 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

“Funny, likeable and effortless” Time Out

Tickets £6/£5 available https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:660

Performing 10th-13th August at 8pm

TREVOR LOCK & CHRIS MARTIN!

Two superb shows from acts heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe. £5 for one show, £8 for both.

8:00PM
TREVOR LOCK
Emergent comedy from empty open nothingness. No jokes, no stories, routines or material. No one gets picked on and everyone is included.
“Innocent, brave, masterful.” Johnny Bayfield
“Funny, moving and clever. A show like no other.” The Scotsman

9:15PM
CHRIS MARTIN: THIS SHOW HAS A SOUNDTRACK
Movies always have soundtracks … so why can’t stand-up? Join ‘one of the UK’s best observationalists’ (Guardian), for just that in a new hour of comedy … to an original soundtrack. ‘Destined for greatness’ (Times).