SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY!

Saturday 7th November. Time: 8:30pm (Doors open 8:00pm) Tickets: £10/£8.50 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/335437

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:
Russell Hicks, Tim Renkow, Greg Burns, plus one act TBA with Ivor Dembina as compere.

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

 

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

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.

 

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.

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!

 

THE JEST & GUESTS

Wednesday 28th October

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

Tickets: £5.00/£4.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/28-oct-15-the-jest–guests-camden-head/

Stars of Radio 4’s Sketchorama and 2015 NATYS Finalists The Jest are back from the Edinburgh Fringe – 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.

The Twins Macabre (Stars of BBC3’s Live at the Electric)
Charles Booth (one of Time Out’s Character Comedians to Watch)
Revan and Fennell (Funny Women and SYYF Best New Sketch Act Finalists)

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