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Crouch End's weekly celebration of the best in stand-up and variety.
Please visit www.downstairsatthekingshead.com/ for more information.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Infamous Scots comedian with his own brand of hard hitting social observation and topical satire. 'Scotland's top satirical stand-up' (Morning Star) 'Gleefully indulgent, highly appealing' (The Guardian) 'Affable and abrasive...nothing short of superb' (The Scotsman) '... lively, sharp and skilful' (Time Out) 'Masterful' (Metro).
See Vladimir McTavish tour dates
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' (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).
See 2 tour dates featuring Alistair Barrie
Standup Comedian and Writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats and Mock The Week.
See 4 tour dates featuring Jake Lambert
Marlon Davis is a bright young comedian, improviser and actor who embraces his work with energy and charm, embodying his characters and delivering his acute observational material with aplomb. His act is inspired from his upbringing, exploring Britain and tackling its social issues with skilful characterisations. Winner of the FHM Search For A Stand-Up Hero Competition in 2009. In 2006, he was a finalist in both the So You Think You're Funny and Laughing Horse new act competitions. Still a relative newcomer, Marlon Davis is like a breath of fresh air on stage, with an impish grin, boyish enthusiasm and an effortlessly open, confident style that instantly wins him friends in the audience. 'A compelling storyteller whose anecdotes carry the elusive stamp of urban authenticity' (The Scotsman).
See 2 tour dates featuring Marlon Davis
Charmian Hughes has been shocking, charming and winning audiences across the country with her visual puns and verbal slapstick. Arthur Smith's Pick of the Fringe, 2014. 'Best gags' (The Independent) 'Humour darker than a bar of Green and Blacks 85%' (Leicester Mercury) 'Charming ribaldry’ (The Guardian) 'Like Josie Long's mum’ (Chortle) 'A good story well told!’ (www.One4Review.co.uk) 'Very good’ (Bruce Dessau).
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Kings Head Crouch End
- 2 Crouch End Hill
- Crouch End
- N8 8AA