Laughing Bishops Comedy Club

at Water Lane United Reform Church, Bishops Stortford
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Featuring

Paddy Lennox

Paddy Lennox appearing at this event

Paddy is a popular Irish Stand-up and has been tour support for Rhod Gilbert, Lucy Porter and Micky Flanagan. He hosts The Laughing Bishops Comedy Club in Bishop's Stortford and The Great Dunmow Comedy Club in... er... Great Dunmow. Both are sell-out shows mainly due to all the acts being his friends from The London Comedy Store. He started Stand-Up in December 2001 only to be interrupted with a couple of comedies at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and a couple of surreal commercials in far off lands, before returning to his new found passion. A naturally funny, warm comic who plays all the big (and small) clubs in the UK. He has also gigged in South Africa, Germany, Ireland, Croatia, Estonia, Malta, and lil' ol' Slovenia. '... simply a scream' (The Daily Telegraph) '... comedy the way it should be: a laugh-a-minute which leaves the audience wishing the show was just a little bit longer... gentle Irish lilt belies a mischievous sense of humour' (Fest). 'Excellent stand-up, Paddy Lennox, is laid-back and charismatic. Vastly entertaining. This show proves that the AAA stand-up comedians have great things ahead of them' (Three Weeks).

See 21 tour dates featuring Paddy Lennox

Steve Bugeja

Steve Bugeja appearing at this event

Steve Bugeja is one of comedy’s most exciting rising stars. Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award in 2013, Steve has gone on to host the BBC Radio 4 series Economics with Subtitles, and has made numerous appearances on TV shows such as Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC). Making a name for himself internationally, he has been invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the past two years, appearing on the Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow (ABC1) and on Comedy Up Late (ABC1). Steve wrote and performed his own sketch 10 Things You Should Know as an Adult for BBC3, acted in 4Music’s sketch show Pop Sludge and starred in a viral comedy video for Lucozade alongside England footballer Harry Kane. A prolific writer, Steve was a key member of the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky1), and has contributed material to Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) CelebAbility (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4). In 2012, he and his writing partner won both the BBC’s Funny on Three sitcom competition, and BBC’S Jesting About 2 sketch competition. In 2018, Steve embarks on his fourth and largest national tour with Almost, following the success of a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe. The tour includes a 6-night run at London’s Soho Theatre. This tour follows his previous critically-acclaimed shows Summer Camp (2017), Unpronounceable (2016) and Day Release (2015). Unpronounceable and Summer Camp went on to tour nationwide, selling out increasingly large venues year on year. ‘Bugeja has an eye for original comic detail that's all his own.’ - The Guardian ‘Drum-tight, as if polished by a sitcom writers’ room to cram as many jokes in as humanly possible’ - Chortle ‘Steve is a charming, likeable stand-up with a set packed with gags’ – Sunday Post ‘Blends the intelligence of a well-crafted hour with some touching emotional honesty’ - The Scotsman

See 6 tour dates featuring Steve Bugeja

Kate Lucas

Kate Lucas appearing at this event

'Kate Lucas is a unique act who combines a warm, self-deprecating persona with a dark dry wit that that runs through her songs. She combines catchy, original melodies with sophisticated lyrics and a fresh delivery style to present her playfully bitter musings on life' (Careys) 'Stole the whole evening with her musical comedy... had some of the crowd at the back of the room crying with tears' (Fringe Report) 'Combines deft lyrics with a lovely sense of progression' (Chortle) 'Hugely talented musical funny girl' (Monkey Business Comedy).

See 6 tour dates featuring Kate Lucas

Glenn Wool

Glenn Wool appearing at this event

Inventive Canadian stand-up Wool certainly cuts a dash on stage with his heavy black eyeliner, long leather coat and distinctive cowboy hat. Already an established comic in the USA with his laid back, confident and edgy style and stunning improvisation. No subject too sensitive, no issue too extreme. He tackles a wide range of subjects from religious fundamentalism to current world politics and does it in such a way that you hardly notice that that is what you are listening to. 'Wincingly funny, it's enough to buckle a bull moose' (Melbourne Age) 'Effortlessly funny wit an affability that other comics can only dream of. You have to go see Glenn Wool' (The Guardian) 'Edgy, imaginative, funny and original... Tipped for greatness' (The Daily Telegraph).

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Water Lane United Reform Church

  • Water Lane
  • Bishops Stortford
  • CM23 2JZ

Website:
waterlaneurc.org.uk