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Thu 28th Nov at 7:30pm
Comedy At The Duke
@ Duke of Wellington, London
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Comedy At The Duke: Ben Target, Matt Rees, Richard Todd, Martin Croser, Penny Matthews, John Robins
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Ben target is perfect. Bathe in his glory. Turn as he weeps. Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee. Winner, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. "Staggeringly inventive and sometimes unnerving, this highly physical performer is a true original and a legend in the making" Guardian, "impressively funny" Scotsman
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Welsh Unsigned Stand Up winner 2011, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2012 and BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award 2012 finalist.
'A properly original comedy mind' (The Guardian)
'With his somewhat miserable persona he enthralls his audiences through his skilfully crafted stories' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Not the late star of British World War 2 classic The Dambusters, but winner of the Amused Moose Laugh Off 2012.
'... A smart surrealist...' (The Independent)
'... He delivers with the passion of an insane preacher, and there's a keen off-the-wall wit throughout...' (Steve Bennet, Chortle)
'With his enthusiasm and ingenious thinking he has the ability to play with the audiences imaginations, leaving them both pleasantly baffled and amused' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Support Act for 'Josie Long's Alternative Reality Tour'
Winner of Pun Run 2011
Finalist in The Secret Policeman's Ball World's Shortest Gig Competition
Regular performer at clubs such as: The Stand, Up The Creek, Angel Comedy, Comedy Knights, Good Ship Comedy, The Bedford and
'A first-rate stand-up, gagsmith, and downbeat storyteller, Martin Croser's comedy stands partway between the righteous fury of Sam Kinison and the downtrodden world-weariness of Tony Hancock' (Comedy CV)
'Many moments of absolute brilliance and several of the best one-liners you will hear. Croser's writing is first rate' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman)
'Martin's comedic brain is like a nest of bumble bees inside your favourite old oak tree - you know you shouldn't poke around in it, but you want to find out what will happen if you do... The results are dark and stinging but funny as hell' (Helen Arney).
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Winner: Best Debut Show – 2009 Leicester Comedy Festival.
John has quickly made his name as one of the most quick-witted, engaging comedians on the circuit. He's the latest to burst out of Bristol's hotbed of talent and he has stories to tell, banter to have and bombs to drop.
'Funnier than all of them, his self-deprecation and Olympic ad-libbing would have you skipping happily down even the darkest alley' (Venue)
'One man, one microphone, one fantastically funny show' (Three Weeks)
'Like discovering buried treasure' (Fest)
'Comedy's best kept secret' (The Skinny)
'A complete and utter natural' (Russell Howard)
'... fantastically entertaining' (http://www.Chortle.co.uk)
'Sparkling stand-up' (The Times)
'One of the most consistently pleasing hours on the fringe' (The Independent)
'One of the most naturally gifted comedians I've seen' (The Daily Telegraph).
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Venue: Duke of Wellington
119 Balls Pond Road
N1 4BL 51.546230, -0.080022
Enquiries: 020 7275 7640
→ Dalston Junction 4 min walk