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Tue 14th May at 8:00pm (doors 6:45pm)
Set List: Stand-Up Comedy Without A Net
@ Just The Tonic Leicester, Leicester
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Set List: Stand-Up Comedy Without A Net: Tony Law, Andrew Maxwell, Henning Wehn, Paul Foot, Mitch Benn
A Whose Line Is It Anyway?-style challenge for stand-up comedy!
Comedy pros are handed an original, never-before-seen set list of topics, partially written by the audience. From this they create spontaneous, original stand-up on the spot.
Each new set list is projected onscreen, so the audience follows along and gets inside the minds of comedians to see how each crafts their own particular style of comedy right in the moment of creation.
A playground for the comedy brain!
Since winning the Glastonbury New Act competition Canadian comedian Tony Law has become one of the most revered stand-ups on the circuit, winning the acclaim of both the critics and his peers. As testament to this Tony was honoured with the prestigious Comics' Choice 'Piece-of-Wood' Award at the 2005 Melbourne Comedy Festival.
The cheerfully absurd humour that Law knocks around into a jazzy, freeform shape has endeared him to both live and TV audiences in the UK and abroad. He's a regular face at the UK's biggest comedy clubs, and a favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
'One of the finest and funniest comics on the circuit... destined for comedy stardom' (Time Out)
'Form-busting and hugely enjoyable' (The Times).
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Andrew is a very fine Irish comedian and BAFTA Award winner who can keep an audience focused with accessible and unpretentious topical comedy which has a pinch of his unique laddishness.
'I've seen the future of Irish Comedy and its name is Andrew Maxwell' (Irish Times)
'... infuriatingly excellent... he delivers a superb set' (The Sunday Times).
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The self-styled 'German Comedy Ambassador in London', Henning Wehn is a regular guest on the British comedy television programme 'FAQ U' and has appeared on the BBC Radio 5 Live radio show 'Fighting Talk ', where he is 'in it, to win it', as well as two appearances on Radio 4's 'The Unbelievable Truth'.
Wehn's act plays upon the prevailing post-war stereotype of Germans; a large part of his routine is based around comprehensively analyzing and explaining his punchlines and jokes in the smallest detail.
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Camp crusader whose pedantry, bluff and innuendo ridden rants have made him an audience favourite.
He has previously been voted BBC comedian of the year. He is also an Open Mic Award winner and Perrier Newcomer Nominee.
So he's pretty good then!
'Inspired, surreal and incomprehensibly funny' (Chortle).
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Previous winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Travels the UK with his guitar, creating laughter wherever he goes, and is also a writer, performer and the resident musician on Radio 4's 'The Now Show'.
'The country's leading musical satirist' (The Times).
'Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny' (The Guardian).
'Less of him could really turn out to be more than he ever was' (The Scotsman).
'Mitch is a highly intelligent comic who fires out funny material at the speed of a machine gun. You really do have to pay attention to him, but do so because the content does deserve to be heard and appreciated' (One4Review).
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Venue: Just The Tonic Leicester
→ Leicester 7 min walk