STOP TRYING TO MAKE SKETCH HAPPEN

Monday 16th January @ 8:00pm 

TICKETS: http://listings.camdencomedyclub.com/events/16-jan-17-stop-trying-to-make-sketch-happen-camden-comedy-club/

Everybody’s favourite sketch night* returns for a new year. A mega awesome power bill of legends comes ready to save the world. FINALLY.

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Hosted by Alice Fraser
“She could give Daniel Kitson a run for his money.” – Chortle ★★★★
“Poignant and gut-punchingly funny…a total star in her own right” – Herald Sun ★★★★★
“Truly extraordinary” – The Scotsman

Kathryn Bond
A critically acclaimed stand-up/character/clown, Kat Bond (Call the Midwife, C4 Blaps, Radio 4). is one half of ‘sublime’ duo That Pair.
‘Offbeat brilliance… beautiful skits and bonkers characters’ ★★★★ The Times
★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Sisters
New sketch twosome. SketchOff 2016 Finalists.

“See them now if you want to witness the beginning of something special” – Three Weeks
“Bright young things” – Broadway Baby

Alison Thea-Skot
Full throttle high-octane, chaotic character comedy.
‘An arresting spectacle.’ ★★★★ Scotsman
‘Devious and gleefully naughty characters.’ ★★★★ Skinny

Toby
Real-life actual sisters Sarah and Lizzie Daykin reunite once again to perform their unique brand of dysfunctional, offbeat comedy. Stars of Josh (BBC 3), Together (BBC 3), Live at the Electric (BBC 3), Anna and Katy (Channel 4).
‘Poles apart from the peppy revue offered elsewhere’ ★★★★★ Fest
‘The pacing of these oddball, original sketches is expert’ ★★★★ Independent
★★★★ The Guardian

Jordan Brookes
2016 Chortle Award Best Newcomer nominee. Boundary-pushing, high-wire stand-up act of silly faces, uncomfortable poses and unnecessary confessions.

“Breath-taking, hugely original hour” – ★★★★★ Fest
“Caustically funny and surprising…” – ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘Highly inventive, a compelling performer, who doesn’t sacrifice laughs for the sake of artistic stretch’ – ★★★★ Chortle
“Under-rehearsed & overthought, this bumpy stand-up act lags w/ tedious tangents & self-pitying pandering.” ★ Fringe Biscuit

SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY!

Saturday 28th November. Time: 8:30pm (Doors open 8:00pm) Tickets: £10.00/£8.50 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/335443

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:
Marlon Davis, Suzy Bennett, Geoff Aldeman, Christian Reilly with Ivor Dembina as compere.

CHATBACK COMEDY!

CHATBACK COMEDY’S FRIDAY NIGHT!

Friday 27th November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: £8.00/£7.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/27-nov-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!)

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

CONOR DRUM
As seen on the RTÉ and BBC New Comedy Awards
Delivers high quality material’ -Skinny
‘Very shrewd observational humour’ – BroadwayBaby ‘Brilliant’ – GetReading*

& your MC – 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

& MORE!

SAY WHAT!?

THE RAT PACK: SAY WHAT!

Tuesday 24th November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: £4.00 Tweet @_theratpack to reserve. 

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/

LINE UP TBA

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

NATURAL BORN STORYTELLERS

Wednesday 18th November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: FREE! https://www.facebook.com/events/1609315432624352/

It’s all getting too much! Sometimes we have to break down. It’s too tough emotionally, events get on top of us or maybe you were just unlucky enough to buy a crap car that keeps on breaking down. Whatever your interpretation of ‘breakdown’ we’d love to hear your story set around a breakdown or maybe the breakdown was a small but pivotal moment in a much bigger story. Come on down to The Camden Head to hear some great stories about breakdowns and hopefully no one does that on stage…

Our shows are friendly. open, intimate and honest and the stories moving, life-affirming, shocking, captivating or just plain hilarious. It’s different to a comedy show where the expectation is laughter… here laughter comes, but it’s a part of a whole breadth of other emotions and reactions to the stories and it makes for a rich, fulfilling evening’s entertainment.

Come on down and experience one of the friendliest and most memorable nights London has to offer. We’d love you to get involved, whether it’s telling a story, suggesting a new theme or just coming down to watch the night, there is something for everyone at Natural Born Storytellers…

If you have a story on the theme of ‘Breakdowns’ and would like to perform, please send us an email at naturalbornstorytellers@gmail.com

THIS IS NOT A CULT

Tuesday 17th November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: £4.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/17-nov-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

PETE JOHANSSON: DVD WARM UP

Monday 16th November. Time: 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm) Tickets: £6.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/16-nov-15-pete-johansson-dvd-warm-up-camden-head/

Pete Johansson doing a test show comprising of the best most provocative thought worthy pieces from the last three years in preparation for his DVD taping the following week. A rare opportunity to see him do long form comedy in London before he moves back to Canada.

SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY!

Saturday 14th November. Time: 8:30pm (Doors open 8:00pm. Tickets: £10/£8.50 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/335439

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:
Funmbi Omatayo, Craig Murray, Damian Kingsley, Steve Best with Ivor Dembina as compere.