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Thu 4th Apr at 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm)
Funhouse Comedy Club
@ Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop's Stortford
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Funhouse Comedy Club: Nathan Caton, Gareth Richards, Keith Platt, Diane Spencer
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Nathan is a young black British comic, gigging on both the mainstream and black comedy circuit. His set is highly obsevational, influenced by his culture and upbringing, and also coming from a young person's outlook on life, from the well-known Nigerian traffic warden and the always-disciplining West-Indian mother, to MTV's Pimp my Ride.
'Excellent story-telling skills keep the crowd easily entertained' (Three Weeks)
‘Caton is probably the most exciting young black comic on the scene’ (Fest Magazine)
'Caton's a slick performer with an unbeatable stage attitude and the confident air of someone much more experienced' (Chortle)
'Compelling, well-observed stand-up... He specialises in laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media' (The Guardian)
'A huge star in the near future’ (http://www.one4review.com).
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Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2010, Gareth Richards is probably best known for his two years of co-hosting the Sony Gold Award winning Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio Show. In 2011 he completed a Soho Theatre run of his Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominated show, Stand Up Between Song, and appeared on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three).
In 2010, he was placed in the top 10 of Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe. In 2008 Gareth was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award, and later won a place as part of the Comedy Reserve.
Previously he was a finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2007 competition, and a runner-up in the finals of You Must Be Joking and the Amused Moose Laugh-Off.
'Gorgeously low-key, faintly surreal songs played on the Omnichord... A delightful hour of comedy' (The Guardian)
'He’s a quietly clever craftsman with a big future' (Bruce Dessau, The Evening
'An effortlessly assured act... exceptionally inspired and truly memorable... His material has a delicious otherworldly quality' (Chortle).
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Professional Yorkshireman, whose character is irritated with most things and has bags of energy to say it. He has been described as a Yorkshire Al Murray.
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2011 Chortle Best Newcomer and Best Emerging Comedy award Nominee from Adelaide fringe.
'Spencer mesmerises the crowd... not to be missed' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)
'Simply a joy' (List)
'One of the most exciting comics on the Fringe... personable, hilarious and ballsy' (Broadway Baby).
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Venue: Rhodes Arts Complex
1-3 South Road
CM23 3JG 51.862450, 0.164081
Enquiries: 01279 651746
→ Bishops Stortford 6 min walk