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Fri 7th Jun at 8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm)
Comedy Carnival Leicester Square
@ Bar Rumba, London
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Comedy Carnival Leicester Square: Carey Marx, Alistair Barrie, Eddy Brimson, Pete Jonas
Image © Eddy Brimson
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Carey Marx's wilful disregard for the controversial and delicate is tempered beautifully by his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places.
Formerly in double-act 'Kez and Jodi', a comedy illusion act. Live wire, Canadian comedy magician. Winner of Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival 2009, he blends dark humour with a mischievous, gleeful delivery,
'Marx's slick delivery lends itself to clever verbal comedy, while his flexible features can switch in an instant from cheeky schoolboy grin to menacing stare' (The Scotsman)
'Hilariously demented' (Edinburgh Evening News)
'Excellent' (The Guardian)
'He is a masterful stylist, gracefully switching from surrealism to sardonic irony' (Skinny Fest)
'Anecdotally debauched... But if his lines are frequently sick, they're elegantly written, too, and there's a childlike glee to his naughtiness' (The Herald)
'A darkly comic Quentin Tarantino' (Chortle)
'Opium for the people' (Broadway Baby)
'supremely crafted comedy' (The List).
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Much in demand as an act, Alistair Barrie has forged a reputation for himself as one of the top comperes to emerge in recent years. His deceptively friendly and engaging stage presence masks a sharp, dry wit which can be turned to subjects as diverse as suicide bombers in the Middle East to the perils of flying EasyJet.
Despite a fondness for topical material, any performance is likely to be peppered with some inspired silliness and a little audience-related improvisation.
'Eloquent, slick and dynamic' (http://www.Chortle.co.uk)
'One of the circuit's classiest stand ups’ (London is Funny)
'Smart, slick and truly funny. Don't take my word for it, check him out yourself’ (Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke)
'Barrie has a casually sardonic sense of humour and is sharp as a guillotine blade. Woe betide the bloody fool who tries to heckle him' (Cape Town Argus).
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Eddy Brimson is one of the UK circuit's most in demand headline acts and works regularly with leading clubs both in this country and overseas.
Having made many TV appearances including Eastenders, Absolutely Fabulous, The Thin Blue and Casualty, he has also featured in TV adverts such as Snickers and Bacardi Breezer.
'The crowd love him' (The Guardian)
'... one of the most fascinating comedians on the circuit...' (Funhouse Comedy)
'There must be a school of comedy in the British Isles, if such a school exists, Eddy
Brimson would have been top of the class' (Sydney Sunday Herald).
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Pete Jonas is a London-based stand up comedian originally from Melbourne. Described as 'a rock-solid act guaranteed to entertain' (Chortle UK), he has travelled and performed extensively, including shows in New York, Australia, Singapore, Holland, Switzerland and Greece. 'Pant wettingly funny... the laugh out loud moments come think and fast' (The Australian Times).
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Venue: Bar Rumba
36 Shaftesbury Avenue
W1D 7EP 51.510956, -0.132997
Phone: 0207 287 6933
→ Charing Cross 11 min walk
→ Picadilly Circus 3 min walk