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Frazer Theatre Comedy Club
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On Friday 6th September the Frazer Theatre Comedy Club returns from its summer break with a fantastic line up of comedians to kick off the Autumn programme.
Tickets remain at £10 in advance from our online box office at www.frazertheatre.co.uk or by calling 07835 927965 (payment taken at time of booking). They can also be bought in person at the Old Chemist Shop, Market Place, Knaresborough. Any remaining tickets available on the door for £12.
Doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8pm.
The full line up* is:
Nick Doody has been performing comedy since the 90s when, as a student, he got off to a pretty good start by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill’s request. A little later, Nick was a finalist in Channel 4′s So You Think You’re Funny? competition.
Since then he has performed all over the world: Ireland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Estonia… You get the idea. He was the first British comedian to perform in Croatia.
Nick has appeared on various radio and TV shows and is also much in demand as a writer. He has penned jokes for Joan Rivers, Lenny Henry, Dame Edna Everage and an uncomfortable number of Mock The Week regulars. He was also the creator and head writer of Bigipedia, a critically acclaimed Radio 4 show that broadcast in 2009 and 2011.
In 2006, Nick performed his first solo Edinburgh Festival show, Before He Kills Again. The show received rave reviews and sold out for the whole festival, leading to a run at the Soho Theatre. Since then, Nick has written and performed another six solo hours of stand-up, including the most honest title ever to appear on a poster, Look At This Massive Picture Of My Face.
Josh is a vibrant young comedian who has really taken the scene by storm. After winning the Midland New Act of the Year in 2014 and 2015, Josh Pugh rapidly shot to the upper echelons of UK stand-up, winning English Comedian of the Year 2016, only two years after playing his first gig. He also won the Funhouse Gong Show as well as the Best New Act prizes at both the 2015 Birmingham and Nottingham Comedy Festivals.
Josh’s clever, original, and (most importantly) very funny writing and performing continues to bring in plaudits, from Chortle to the Londonist to the London Evening Standard.
Tony Wright is a Manchester based comedian who has literally burst on to the comedy scene. Since performing his first stand up set at aged 15 in his home county of Kent, he has made a huge impression around the country.
Tony is one of the most promising emerging talents on the circuit, with writing ability that is often compared to Jimmy Carr and with a natural persona on stage, Tony has a a huge future ahead of him.
Stand-up veteran Dave Thompson is probably best known for playing Tinky-Winky in the Teletubbies – especially after he was sacked in July 1997 because the BBC thought his interpretation of the role was ‘unacceptable’.
As a live act, he has worked in the USA, Sweden, France, Ireland, Holland, The Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Dubai, Oman, and The Falklands as well as on the British circuit. His absurdist physical humour led Ben Elton to write a role for him in his 2000 movie Maybe Babe. He is also a regular collaborator with Harry Hill, making several appearances on ITV’s The All New Harry Hill Show, Shark Infested Custard and TV Burp! and playing various roles in his stage shows Wild Horses and Hooves.
*Line up subject to change
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Comic who uses his physicality as an extra dimension to his show. A finalist on Channel 4's 'So You Think You're Funny?', topical and not afraid to say what he thinks, Nick Doody's brand of political comedy and satire has won fans all over the country. Whilst still a student he supported Bill Hicks on his final tour of the UK, on Bill’s request. 'Some of the best political material I have heard in a while... comic genius' (The Scotsman) “Very impressive...unfailingly good punchlines...intelligent and funny...comes with the chortle seal of approval” - (Chortle) ***** “A refreshing change...Sharp witted, but never sharp-tongued” (THREE WEEKS) *****
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Josh Pugh won a Funhouse Comedy gong show, which was his first ever gig, and then six months later was named Best New Act at the 2014 Midlands Comedy Awards. He has gained a proven track record of being a winner. That is why he does well in competitions, with confident and clever writing that takes you off on glorious tangents. Josh has a unique, interesting and funny voice with a very exciting future. Josh Pugh also won English Comedian of the Year 2016 and Chortle Comedian To Watch 2017,
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Award-winning radio presenter of Capital Gold and an actor to boot.
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The comedian formerly known as Tinky-Winky in The Teletubbies, 'everyone's favourite compere' Dave Thompson has written for Harry Hill and published a novel. 'His one-liners and bizarre take on the world is genuinely laugh-out-loud material, such is his following that he has become a cult with students' (Funhouse Comedy).
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