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Crouch End's weekly celebration of the best in stand-up and variety.
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Maureen is frank, fast, feisty, sharp and engaging – honest humour with attitude! She works as a stand up comedian and compere all around the UK and abroad and even gigs in German! As an experienced compere, Maureen is known for her quick wit and sharp audience interaction. In the UK she is one of the few comedians who works regularly on the mainstream and urban comedy circuits. Her gigs have ranged from being the support act for the entire West End run of The Naked Magicians at the Trafalgar Studios as well as one of the warm up acts for Puppetry of the Penis to performing at the Barbican alongside Arthur Smith; supporting Shazia Mirza on tour; to being one of the acts at the Jamaica vs The World gigs at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Maureen is also the resident MC of MY Comedy in London and Birmingham, and has worked as a contributor on BBC Radio and Sky News. 'Maureen Younger is more than compere, more than host, with a natural gift of the gab she's quick off the mark and doesn't miss a trick!' (www.gingerbeer.co.uk) 'If you have been lucky enough to see her perform you will be fully aware of just how funny and infectious this woman is.' (Time Out) “one of the best MCs in the country” (Jo Enright) '... whose punch lines also hit the mark in German' (Cologne Rundschau) 'Engaging and funny' (Three Weeks).
See 8 tour dates featuring Maureen Younger
Presenter, writer and comedian David Ward, is fast making his name on the comedy circuit. David is a friendly, upbeat presenter with an intelligent yet warm and cheeky outlook that gives him a unique and gentle bite. Fluid, quick thinking and lively, David's spontaneity has made him the choice host for the BBC's New Comedy Awards heats, as well as the rounds for C5's So You Think You're Funny? David's Edinburgh show The Whole Truth and Nothing But... in 2007 was performed to great acclaim, proving his skills as a writer, storyteller and actor in addition to his presenting and stand-up skills.
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Top comedian who, apart from his regular spots at The Improv and The Comedy Store, has performed all over the world. In 1996 he took his critically acclaimed one-man show, Get Off With Mark Maier, to Edinburgh where it garnered much further praise. This multi-talented comedian has a remarkable talent for accents. 'It's high time someone gave him a TV show of his own!' (The Guardian). "Blessed with killer timing" (Metro).
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Winner of Amused Moose Laugh Off 2015. He made the final of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award in 2016, when Chortle compared him to Jon Richardson, and he has also made the final of the Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year, the Leicester Square Theatre Comedian of The Yer and the Comedy Knights Comedian Of The Year. In March 2017 it was announced that George would present Top Gear spin-off Extra Gear giving him his TV debut just a couple of years after he started in stand-up.
See 4 tour dates featuring George Lewis
Don's unique set combines both razor sharp one-liners, with humour about having Dyspraxia (organization and co-ordination difficulties) and mild traits of Asperger's Syndrome, and the effect it has on people, while coming from a middle class Indian family. Also thrown into the mix are quirky observational, political and topical humour. 'A phenomenal gag teller with an engaging stage persona, Don Biswas shows all the signs of a truly great comic' (Hecklers Comedy Club).
See 2 tour dates featuring Don Biswas
A superb character act, his Upper Class Rapper has been a firm favourite for a number of years - as well as Simon La Fontaine the philandering aristocrat, Ludwig The Bavarian and Morris the Morris Dancer.
See 2 tour dates featuring Dominic Frisby
Kings Head Crouch End
- 2 Crouch End Hill
- Crouch End
- N8 8AA
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