Thu 4th Jan at 8:30pm (doors 7:30pm)
Funhouse Comedy Club
@ Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek
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Funhouse Comedy Club: Andrew Bird, Roger Monkhouse, Ashley Frieze, Rob Mitchell, Sam Harland
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Watching The Young Ones with his brothers as an eight year old, at two in the morning on Comic Relief, he realised then that he wanted to be funny in some way. Relaxed and improvisatory, Andrew Bird is one of those rare comedians who makes friends with his audiences in an instant with his engaging mix of childhood stories and more recent anecdotes.
He has supported Rhod Gilbert, Lee Hurst and Michael McIntyre as well as performing internationally.
'Superb... the exciting rising star' (Time Out)
'A natural comedian' (The Stage)
'Beautifully observed and insightful... not only an entertaining story but a very funny hour of fine stand-up' (Chortle)
'Effortlessly engaging and funny as hell' (Rhod Gilbert).
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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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A larger than life joker, who playfully teases the audience into laughter one minute, and then blasts them with comic energy the next. As a musical comedian, Ashley has a guitar case full of comic songs and musical observations. The perfect act to add variety and energy to any line up.
"The definition of warm, light-hearted entertainment"- Latest 7.
"A very natural comic"- Basingstoke Gazette.
"Affords the show a feeling of quality"- Chortle.
"Brilliant quick-fire lyrics"- Three Weeks
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After surviving two rehabs, various detention centres and a childhood on the streets of Hull, Sam draws on his wealth of experience to bring you a humorously cynical (yet optimistic) slant on life.
Mercury New Comedian of the Year Nominee 2008 and Tenfoot City Comedian of the Year Finalist 2008.
'Sam delivers his material like a pro - his timing and emphasis is note perfect' (Chortle 2008).
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Venue: Foxlowe Arts Centre
Enquiries: 01538 386112