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Live At The Civic
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The self-styled 'German Comedy Ambassador in London', Henning Wehn is a regular guest on the British comedy television programme 'FAQ U' and has appeared on the BBC Radio 5 Live radio show 'Fighting Talk ', where he is 'in it, to win it', as well as two appearances on Radio 4's 'The Unbelievable Truth'. Wehn's act plays upon the prevailing post-war stereotype of Germans; a large part of his routine is based around comprehensively analyzing and explaining his punchlines and jokes in the smallest detail. 'A diplomatic master class' (The Scotsman) 'Brought the audience to its knees' (The Daily Telegraph) 'Marvellous' (The Guardian).
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'Skinhead, intellectual, and specialist compere, Roger Monkhouse employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience' (Glee) 'His laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind' (The Guardian) 'Pulls punchlines, seemingly, out of thin air... Saucy - and uncompromisingly so - sometimes topical, sometimes punny, sometimes clever, sometimes daft... There is, in short, something in this varied comedy menu for every taste... A gifted natural... One of the consummate professionals of the stand-up circuit' (Chortle) '... one of the most experienced acts in the business. His deadpan style and quick wit make him one of the best acts out there, and he is a regular fixture at top venues all over the country, as well as performing extensively throughout the rest of the world' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Nige (Keith Carter)
Failed singer/musician and doomed to a life of temping, Keith Carter is a professional character comedian, actor and writer. The two highlights of his showbiz career are having his one and only single played by John Peel and accidentally knocking George Martin into an ice sculpture whilst drunk. Carter is proficient on guitar, harmonica and piano and can’t believe he is getting away with not having a proper job. He is currently waiting for someone to tap him on the shoulder to tell him it’s all over. ‘A character comedian of rare skill.’ (The Guardian).
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"Truly special talent" Express & Star "Had the audience howling" Dudley News "Wayne Beese is one of the sharpest comperes I have had the pleasure of working with. Fantastic gags paired with split-second wit - an enviable combo" Joe Lycett "One of the best MCs I have seen this year. Audiences frickin' love him" Tom Stade Despite only picking up a microphone just over four years ago, Wayne Beese has quickly cemented a reputation as one of the most exciting up-and-coming comics in the Midlands. Born and bred in Dudley, he is demand both as an act, where he has performed at top comedy clubs such as the Glee in Birmingham and Manchester's Frog and Bucket, and increasingly as a host and compere. Renowned for his banter, quick wit and improvisational skills, Wayne is resident MC at the award-winning Fitz of Laughter Comedy Club in Stourbridge and the popular Loffs At The Lamp in Dudley. He is also host of Live At The Civic at Brierley Hill Civic Hall, where he has introduced the likes of Ross Noble, Joe Lycett, Mark Watson, Doc Brown and Tom Stade to near-1,000 crowds in the last 12 months. He has been nominated for a host of awards, including "Best MC" at last year's Midlands Comedy Awards, the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award and Midlands Comedian of the Year at the annual What's On awards.
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Brierley Hill Civic Hall
- Bank Street
- Brierley Hill
- DY5 3DA
Henning Wehn image © Oliviee Hess Photography