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Thu 1st Aug at 8:15pm (doors 7:30pm) - 11:00pm
Funhouse Comedy Club
@ The Lyric Rooms, Ashby-De-LaZouch
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Funhouse Comedy Club: Andrew Bird, Angie McEvoy, John Newton, Spiky Mike
Headlining the night is the effortlessly engaging, Andrew Bird. Watching The Young Ones with his brothers as an eight year old, at two in the morning on Comic Relief, he realized then that he wanted to be funny in some way. With his personal appeal and superbly crafted, funny anecdotes he captivates his audiences. He has supported Rhod Gilbert and Lee Hurst as well as performing internationally.
Please see www.funhousecomedy.co.uk/html/fun_house_comedy_venues_ashby.htm for further information.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Watching The Young Ones with his brothers as an eight year old, at two in the morning on Comic Relief, he realised then that he wanted to be funny in some way. Relaxed and improvisatory, Andrew Bird is one of those rare comedians who makes friends with his audiences in an instant with his engaging mix of childhood stories and more recent anecdotes.
He has supported Rhod Gilbert and Lee Hurst as well as performing internationally.
'Superb... the exciting rising star' (Time Out)
'A natural comedian' (The Stage)
'Beautifully observed and insightful... not only an entertaining story but a very funny hour of fine stand-up' (Chortle)
'Effortlessly engaging and funny as hell' (Rhod Gilbert).
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"Her conversational delivery is a treat but the chatty tone conceals some surprisingly cutting routines" The Guardian
Angie McEvoy has a sweet and laid back stage persona, fused with a dry and cutting wit. She regularly performs, either as compere or performing a set in major venues around the UK, such as Highlights, Screaming Blue Murder and Jongleurs.
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King of the one liners who began his comedy career in 2003.
'John sucks you into his world with obscurely brilliant comedy' (The Comedy Vibe)
'Slick and professional, a gag teller in the traditional mode, Newton is fast of mind and sharp of tongue' (The Comedy Pad)
'John blew his London co-stars out of the water' (Medway Messenger)
'John Newton does not require gimmicks or stage characters as he has something more valuable to any comedian, good old fashioned solid gags' (http://www.funny.co.uk).
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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