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Sat 6th Apr at 8:45pm (doors 7:30pm)
Monkey Business Comedy Club
@ Sir Richard Steele, London
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Monkey Business Comedy Club: Martin Besserman, Carl Donnelly, Ola, Alex Maple, Abi Roberts
Please visit www.monkeybusinesscomedyclub.co.uk for further information and tickets
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Stand up comedian and regular compere at Monkey Business Comedy Club in Camden.
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Carl started performing stand-up regularly in the early part of 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new comics currently climbing the comedy ladder.
Despite still being a relative newcomer, his confident, conversational style and childish sense of humour has seen him become a regular at clubs all over the country including various universities as part of the Avalon Comedy Network.
'Carl Donnelly effortlessly intertwines storytelling and observational humour with honed improvised skills' (http://www.comedy.co.uk)
'A ludicrously funny hour... effortless and utterly captivating' (The Skinny)
'This degree of innate comic talent is a rare and beautiful thing. Not to be missed' (Broadway Baby)
'One of the most engaging and bendy-minded comics on the circuit' (The Guardian)
'He's a remarkable talent – a relaxed, easygoing anecdotalist with an eye for funny details. An hour in his company is a true delight' (Time Out).
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Award winning stand up comic and writer. In 2004 Tony Burgess was nominated for best stand up and writer at the North West Comedy awards. This led to a prolific period of writing on a wide range of shows such as the award winning BBC 3 comedy Ideal (where he also played Troy, a mad DJ who lived in Moz’s cupboard) to the play Doorway, which premiered at The Royal Exchange Studio Theatre in Manchester, to the film Wallace and Gromit and The Curse Of The Were-rabbit. Tony has also written for a wide variety of comedians including Lily Savage, Brian Conley, Steve Coogan (Paul and Pauline Calf’s Cheese and Ham Sandwich) and Johnny Vegas.
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Abi Roberts and her big hair exploded onto the stand-up comedy scene in 2011. She was a Finalist and Runner-Up in the London Comedy Store's Costa Light Comedy Competition in 2012, a Finalist and Runner-Up In the 2012 Harrogate Theatre's Comedian of the Year and took the Audience Award at the same festival. She is a regular weekend act at comedy clubs such as The Glee Clubs, Jongleurs, The Stand, Bearcat Comedy and Lee Hurst's Backyard Comedy Club, Jason Manford’s Comedy Clubs, as well as the major independent clubs, such as The Kings Head, Bearcat Comedy, Comedy Central at Baby Blue and The Frog and Bucket, Manchester.
Abi trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and gained prominence in comedy and sketch shows, including the satirical comedy Newsrevue, Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues and Jonathan Harvey’s stage show, Taking Charlie. She has also appeared as a Guest contributor on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek, Weekend and Outlook, as well as on comedy radio stations FubBar Radio, Moscow Comedy FM (Russia) and Wildfire Radio (US) and she has just filmed her first sitcom pilot for Sky playing a Russian woman Irina in Cameron Gordon’s Bucketless. She recently became the first UK comic to perform in Russia, in Russian, completing three nights of shows to packed-out houses at Moscow Comedy Club.
Abi is also one half of character act Frankly On Tuesday, playing Radio 4 presenter Ginny Frankly alongside Brenda Gilhooly's character Gayle Tuesday (Harry Hill's TV Burp, Harry Hill's Fruit Fancies, Jack Dee Show, The Paul O'Grady Show, Saturday Night Live) which premiered at this year's Guernsey Comedy Festival and which is destined for a TV airing in 2017.
Abi has been dubbed by critics as "Brilliant, funny and charming. True comedy genius..one of GQ’s Top Ten New Stand-ups to see in 2016" - James Mullinger, Comedy Editor, GQ Magazine; "Very funny, rapid-fire, infectious humour...unstoppable and triumphant… takes down target after target – Arts Editor, New Statesman; "Raucous and incredibly funny" - Daily Telegraph; as "Fast-paced, high-octane comedy with brilliant routines...entertaining throughout and leaves everybody wanting more" - Gigglebeats.co.uk; "A master impersonator and a gifted comedy performer standing way out from the herd" - Edinburgh’s Three Weeks) and by UK Comedy website Chortle as "Roberts is packing them in (at the Voodoo Rooms)...she is truly and hysterically funny and has definitely got the comedy moves. She does it all with genuine charm and character, with big laughs. She has an imposing range of talents and her impressions are, well, impressive. She really is more than just a stand-up".
In her four years in professional stand-up comedy, Abi has the accolade of having supported major league performers such as Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Tom Stade and is to be found opening the show at many of the UK’s leading comedy clubs, such as The Glee Club, Jongleurs, Komedia and The Stand. Abi also became the first UK comic to perform stand-up in Russia in Russian when she performed her show Anglichanka to sell-out houses at Moscow Comedy Club.
Abi has been dubbed by critics as:
"Dangerous and the very opposite of consensus comedy...she cleverly disguises some hard-hitting stuff working on several levels at the same time, whilst she wraps up these subliminal messages with some Vaudvillian schtick …she's rapid-fire, infectious humour... unstoppable and triumphant...and she takes down target after target" (New Statesman);
'Raucously and incredibly funny' (The Daily Telegraph);
‘…more than just a stand-up…delivers big laughs and her impressions are well, very impressive’ (Chortle); 'Fast-paced, high-octane comedy with brilliant routines... entertaining throughout and leaves everybody wanting more' (Giggle Beats).
"Roberts is brilliant, funny and charming. She's a true comedy genius and one of GQ's Top Ten newer stand-ups you must see' (GQ Magazine)
"She breaks new comedy ground. She is a fantastic live act and one the best female acts on the circuit today. (Roberts) is one of those comedians you tell your friends that "you must see" - (Independent)
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Venue: Sir Richard Steele
97 Haverstock Hill
NW3 2AY 51.548405, -0.160801
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