Live In The Greene Room

Kings Arms, Birkhamsted
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Berkhamsted's new monthly comedy club night is here!

We have a fantastic line up including Adam Hess, Tom Houghton, Jack Barry and Ben van der Velde as MC, who will all be returning fresh from a month at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.

Featuring

Adam Hess

Adam Hess appearing at this event

He has been nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award (2015) Chortle Best Circuit Comedian and Chortle Best Newcomer and was a staff-writer on Russell Howard’s Good News. He has appeared on ITV's Tonight at the London Palladium, Live From The BBC, The Chris Ramsey Show, Elevenish, Count Arthur Strong, Australia’s ‘Comedy Up Late’. ‘For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian’ **** The Independent ‘Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery’ **** Time Out ‘One of the most out and out hilarious shows on the fringe’ **** 1/2 Chortle ‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier’ **** The Times

See 12 tour dates featuring Adam Hess

Tom Houghton

Tom Houghton appearing at this event

Tom Houghton is one very funny quarter of The UK’s premier improved comedy troupe The Noise Next Door. They have taken the comedy world by storm and leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents. Appearances have followed on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, they were nominated for a Chortle Award in 2014, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill. Tom is now a hilarious stand up in his own right and combines a quick with with an easy charisma and talent for the funnies. “Comedy Gold” (The Guardian)

See 9 tour dates featuring Tom Houghton

Jack Barry

Jack Barry appearing at this event

Stand-up and sketch comedian and resident compere at Mild Friends Comedy Club, in Oxford, of which he is a co-founder. 'Jack Barry stood out as a performer with a degree of charisma that might offer him hope of a future in comedy' (Chortle) '... his spontaneous conversational delivery makes his flow seamless and measured... I predict that Barry will be one to look out for in the future…' (Broadway Baby) 'The instantly likeable Jack Barry delivered a strong set of general musings, one-liners and witty anecdotes' (Three Weeks).

See 2 tour dates featuring Jack Barry

Ben Van Der Velde

Ben Van Der Velde appearing at this event

Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter, who, over the past few years, has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Greece, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway. He is a regular host and act for respected British comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store, The Stand, Komedia, The Backyard, Covent Garden Comedy Club, Outside the Box, the Frog & Bucket, Comedy Club 4 Kids, Off the Kerb and The Comedy Café, as well as hosting stages for Bestival, Festival No.6 and Sunday Papers Live. He has also founded the Church of the Holy Kazoo with comedy legend Mark Thomas, walked the entire London Underground network to raise money for The Refugee Council and even took part in experiments at The Royal Society that revealed him to have the most infectious laugh of any human, rat or monkey. Ben is a regular performer at the Edinburgh Festival, where he has performed four critically-acclaimed shows: Chain Letter, Strudelhead, Barbarians and Sidekick. In 2016 his most recent show received 5 and 4 star reviews, whilst several of jokes made it into lists of ‘Best Joke at the Fringe’ compiled by The Scotsman, i-News and The Huffington Post. Ben has amassed a few residencies as an MC; most notably at Really Lovely Comedy and the legendary Free Beer Show, where he has featured alongside acts such as Omid Djalili, Reginald D. Hunter, Sarah Millican, Jim Jefferies and Andrew Maxwell . Ben is currently helmsman of the Chortle Award-winning Good Ship Comedy Club in Camden Town, where he can be seen spinning webs of nonsense and good humour every Monday from 8pm. (www.goodshipcomedy.com) “A sharp and crafty gagsmith, with wittily obtuse takes on…an impressively wide range of topics…bringing flair and confidence to them all.” Steve Bennett, Chortle “Highly promising…an accomplished comic.” Time Out “Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine “The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.” Huffington Post “On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up.” Fest

See 11 tour dates featuring Ben Van Der Velde

Kings Arms

  • High Street
  • Birkhamsted
  • HP4 3HL