Sat 14th Apr at 8:00pm
April Comedy Night
@ Empire Theatre, Halstead
April Comedy Night: Hal Cruttenden, David Whitney, Dana Alexander, Jack Campbell
"Saturday 14th April 2018
Doors open 7:30pm for 8:00pm
Tickets £12.00 - Over 18s Only
The return of the ever-popular Comedy Nights with Hal Cruttenden plus David Whitney, Dana Alexander and Jack Campbell.
Hal Cruttenden is one of the top stand up comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor.
He has made several appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1 and BBC2), ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV) as well as his regular appearances on shows such as ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC2), ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ (BBC2 and Channel 4) and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ (BBC2). On the radio, the second series of his sitcom ‘Hal’ (co-written with Dominic Holland) was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he has released two comedy DVDs, ‘Tough Luvvie’ (Universal) and ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’ (Amazon Prime and NextUpComedy.com).
He has toured the country extensively and, in the last two years, has also taken shows to the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival.
Also tonight we have on stage:
Jack Campbell is a stand-up comedian. Originating from rural Cambridgeshire, Jack now lives in Leicester and gigs all over the country.
Winner of English Comedian of the Year 2014, Jack has even performed in Australia, Germany, Finland, Latvia and Estonia.
Jack has always loved stand-up comedy and began performing whilst at De Montfort University, Leicester in 2009. With a string of competition wins to his name, he has been described as "100% funny" and "refreshingly inventive", and was once even told to be careful.
David’s material is a fine blend of political satire and pure filth, making him the thinking person’s comic. So long as that person is thinking of something satirically filthy at the time.
"Elegant, and carries disguised spin....Huge laughs.... A Silver-tongued warrior" - Chortle
"He’s got a well-defined sense of comedy which guarantees laughs. Genuine spirit of fun." - The Spectator
Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Dana Alexander started stand-up when she was 18, going on to establish herself as a regular at such clubs as the Yuk Yuk’s chain. Billed as the only black female comic on the Canadian comedy circuit, she voted a 'best discovery' by Now Magazine in 2006. She moved to the UK in 2011, making her Edinburgh Fringe debut that same year. Has performed on Russel Howard's Good News Show on TV...Dana continues to draw her material from her diverse lifestyle, from her gay friends to her crazy Jamaican family. She brings a refreshing change to the comedy scene while her own home sensibilities endear her to a wide variety of audiences. She is a comic you definitely do not want to miss.
“fierce and in your face” and “almost revolutionary”
So book a ticket to see some of the best comedy on the circuit."
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Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Hal Cruttenden is one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor.
Over the last year he’s performed on ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1), ‘Live at the Apollo’(BBC1 and 2), ‘The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala’ on Channel 10 Australia as well as ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and frequently being seen on ‘Great British Bake Off – Extra Slice’ (BBC2).
'An absolute joy to watch' (The Scotsman)
'Hugely talented' (The Times).
Hal Cruttenden was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
Hal Cruttenden tour dates
Winner of the 2007 Hackney Empire new act of the year and BAFTA winner for Fonejacker. David Whitney's material is a fine blend of political satire and pure filth, making him the thinking person's comic. So long as that person is thinking of something satirically filthy at the time. His posh-accented delivery comes dunked in a tongue-in-cheek laddishness.
'... you can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him' (Reg D Hunter)
'His trajectory is perfect. He squeezes the laughter out of audiences. He is the squeeze person' (Eddie Izzard)
'David Whitney, a stand-up comedian with sharp cavalier observations, his CV reads: actor involved in the BAFTA wining comedy Fonejaker and bagpipe player, who has piped at many events including the Royal Tournament and Gwen Stefani’s wedding, a very witty man of many talents' (Funhouse Comedy).
David Whitney tour dates
The only black female comedian on the circuit in Canada, Dana's comedic style is both refreshing and irreverent, drawing her material from her diverse lifestyle, her gay friends and her crazy Jamaican family. Adept, charming and astute, she is warmly funny with an impishly sarcastic sense of humour. This is a lady not to be missed.
'Like a gift from the Comedy Gods' (The Herald)
'An ebullient and instantly likable presence on stage' (Arts Desk)
'... forthright and funny' (Funhouse Comedy CLub).
Dana Alexander tour dates
English Comedian Of The Year 2014. In the same year Jack was short listed for BBC Radio New Comedy Award finals. Jack Campbell began performing stand-up whilst at De Montfort University, Leicester in 2010 and has been gigging regularly since.
Jack has gigged in Germany, Australia, Estonia, Finland and Latvia.
2015 saw Jack perform his first One man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And was invited by the same venue to return with his 2016 show.
'Funny and refreshingly inventive' (House of Stand Up)
'100% Funny, gets hearty laughs' (Broadway Baby).
Jack Campbell tour dates
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Venue: Empire Theatre
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