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Thu 2nd May at 8:30pm (doors 7:30pm) - 11:00pm
Funhouse Comedy Club
@ The Lyric Rooms, Ashby-De-LaZouch
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Funhouse Comedy Club: Alfie Moore, Steve Royle, Liam Mullone, Phil Pagett, Spiky Mike
Thursday night comedy in Ashby de la Zouch - An early start to your weekend.
Headlining is Alfie Moore who has appeared on ITV's 'Show Me The Funny', BBC3's Bizarre Crime, The Wright Stuff, Sky News and BBC Look North. A police sergeant he brings a wealth of insights and comedy moments from his eighteen years on the beat, where a keen sense of humour has been the key to his success and survival! His engaging style enables him to get serious points across whilst still making the audience laugh until they ache.
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Alfie is an original and distinctive comedian with his niche area as a serving police sergeant. He came slightly later to comedy and brings a wealth of insights and comedy moments from his eighteen years on the beat, where a keen sense of humour has been the key to his success and survival!
Born and raised on a council estate in Sheffield he was an apprentice in the steelworks before joining the Police. Early on in Alfie's career he finished runner up in a national stand-up competition and was well and truly hooked. He subsequently served a whole new apprenticeship, honing his craft at comedy clubs all over the country. Alfie has an observational comedic style, which lends itself to witty, and sometimes gritty, anecdotes based on everyday modern policing.
'He's a very funny man' (Rhod Gilbert)
'Genuinely brilliantly funny' (David Mitchell)
'Very funny... a large dash of gallows police humour' (The Daily Telegraph)
'He walks the comedy beat with confidence' (Metro)
'Gloriously, life-enhancingly funny' (The Scotsman)
'His is a higher form of wit. delivered with lashings of good spirits and an effective slither of self-deprecation' (Chortle)
'Lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of gallows police humour' (The Sunday Telegraph).
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Steve is an actor, writer, comedian, juggler, and a regular presenter on BBC Radio Lancashire. He is a regular headline act at The Comedy Store and other alternative venues and has performed alongside Steve Coogan and Peter Kay.
Steve was the first person ever to perform an audience warm-up for the Royal Variety Show and was the winner of the Best Comedy Show at the Brighton Fringe Festival 2005 (as part of Slaughterhouse Live). He has also taken to the high seas to add mirth to the lives of seafaring holiday makers.
'Amusing his audiences with his high energy and distinctive talents, there's something for everyone' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Former obiturist at The Times Newspaper, awardwinning Mullone is an exceptional genius with unmissable talent that makes him 'brilliant, a tour de force' (John Pidgeon, BBC Head of Radio Entertainment).
After appearing on the New Comedy Awards, being a finalist on FHM's Stand Up Hero, a twice finalist on the BBC Comedy Awards, and now writing for Russell Howard's Good News, Mullone's intellectual satire is an 'overlap between Eddie Izzard and Dylan Moran' (Steve Bennett, Chortle) and certainly one to watch!
'Hugely talented' (Guardian)
'An intellectual bruiser of comedy' (http://www.chortle.co.uk)
'Genius. His show stays with you for days' (Skinny).
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Phil Pagett is a one-liner comedian and joke-writer, described by Mock the Week's Gary Delaney as "One of the country's best new gag writers."
A quickfire gag-merchant in the tradition of Stewart Francis, Milton Jones and Emo Philips, Phil's act is 'an unusual routine of smartly crafted and vastly diverse one-liners takes his audiences on an amusingly clever ride' (Funhouse Comedy).
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A friendly and energetic act, whose quality one-liner gags and upbeat persona liven up any night, Spiky Mike is founder of Funhouse Comedy and resident compere at all the clubs, as well as performing paid gigs at clubs around the country for respected promoters such as Agraman and Mirth Control.
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Venue: The Lyric Rooms
Lower Church Street
LE65 1AB 52.747746, -1.468067