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Thu 7th Feb at 8:00pm
@ Aces & Eights Saloon Bar, London
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Shambles 9: Daniel Simonsen, Brian Gittins, Barnaby J Thompson, Alfie Brown, John Kearns, Dan Schreiber, Ross Lee, Harry Deansway
Taking place in the salubrious surroundings of Aces And Eights Speakeasy,Shambles is a night featuring the best up and coming new talent along with some of the biggest names in comedy.
Hosted by Harry Deansway, an utter shambles, the night will have a raw madcap feel to it. Half live comedy showcase half nervous breakdown this will be a true representation of all that is good and bad about the London circuit a truly authentic comedy experience.
UK-based Norwegian comedian 'with a more-than-agreeable line in weird observations' (Chortle).
'Exquisitely crafted gags and out-and-out surrealism, at its best like a fusion of Emo Philips and Vic and Bob' (The Guardian)
'You knew he was funny before he even opened his mouth' (Scotsman)
'No doubt that Simonsen has proven himself a talent to keep an eye on' (Time Out)
'An outstanding comedian' (Fringe Guru).
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Comedian and star Of Ricky Gervais' Cemetery Junction. The alter-ego of David Earl (or Kev from Channel 4's 'Derek'), Brian Gittins is the owner of a roadside café somewhere off the A32. A couple of the café's regulars have said he's 'quite funny', so he's been attempting to make it in the world of comedy.
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'A manic fantasist who gets bountiful belly laughs from his articulate diatribes against the mundane' - Derbyshire Times.
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Alfie Brown's first stage credit was when he was 15 in Harry Hill's stage show Wild Horses. The son of Dead Ringers star Jan Ravens, he started performing stand-up at the age of 18 in August 2006. He has appeared on BBC2's The Grumpy Guide To Teenagers.
'Quite simply the future of British stand-up' (Brian Donaldson, The List)
'Brown's is one of the boldest new voices I've encountered... mapping a route to a
different class of humour' (Brian Logan, The Guardian)
'Calls himself an observational comic' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman)
'A true delight, his delivery was natural and his jokes were sharp' (Such Small Portions)
'Incredibly interesting new comedy voice' (Time Out),
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London-based comedian and Winner of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award, Best Newcomer 2013.
'Tremendous originality... a jumpy and unpredictable raconteur... a shot of nervous energy, an elastic band about to snap... I can't see him waiting in reserve for long' (Broadyway Baby)
'... brilliantly bonkers' (Time Out)
'Now THIS is how you do absurd comedy' (http://www.Chortle.co.uk).
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A comedian, radio producer and writer. He was born in Hong Kong, and moved to Australia aged 12, before settling in the UK at 19. He has worked as a researcher for QI, and co-created the Radio 4 panel show The Museum of Curiosity.
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It is the infantile, oddly macabre quality of Lee's stage shows that makes them terribly watchable. A striking figure: skinny and slight and akin to a camp Yorkshire Johnny Rotten in both manner and dress sense. He performs his shows with equal amounts of amiability and gusto and with a healthy dollop of the unearthly thrown in. Incredibly funny, odd and beguiling to watch.
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Renaissance man. Impresario. Bit of a tw*t. Just some of the words Harry has used to describe himself in this bio. During his time in the comedy industry he has published and edited the UK's longest running nationally distributed comedy magazine The Fix, been the comedy editor for the Guardian Guide, directed several sell out critically acclaimed shows and what at this stage seems like the high point of his career appeared as a panelist on Loaded TV’s flagship book show 'Lads Lit'. He currently oversees online comedy channel Raybot and hosts and produces his hugely popular residency Shambles in London.
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Venue: Aces & Eights Saloon Bar
156-158 Fortress Road
NW5 2HP 51.556149, -0.138677
Enquiries: 0207 485 4033
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