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99 Club Leicester Square: Holly Walsh, Matthew Osborn, Loretta Maine, Mowten
Comedy night featuring top acts from the national circuit followed by free nightclub admission.
Visit www.99clubcomedy.com for further information.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Guildford's own Holly Walsh has many a string to her bow, being a finalist in 2006's So You Think You're Funny? and Funny Women contests, as well as presenting for CBBC. A brilliant purveyor of one-line gags and witty puns.
'She's gifted with snappy wit and crackling talent' (The Guardian)
'She peppers her set with callbacks and clever asides and has easy charm' (The Independent)
'Holly Walsh really impressed... excellent sets and endeared herself through
some assured banter with crowds who really took to her' (British Comedy Guide)
'A talent for smart comic writing and the ability to keep an audience rapt' (The Observer)
'Her steady stream of witty and astute cultural observations belie her dorkiness from the first' (Chortle).
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Winner English Comedian of the Year 2009.
Winner of the Channel 4 'So You Think You're Funny' comedy competition.
'Osborn's script is as crisp and polished as you might expect if you know his stand-up and delivered accordingly with clarity, precision and a fine sense of how each line should be timed' (Chortle).
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Psycho-intense singer-songwriter Loretta Maine makes Courtney Love look well-balanced. This pill-popping, booze-abusing, bunny-boiling car-crash of a rock star has been the most memorable creation of talented character comic Pippa Evans to date, and is now promoted to both her own show and her own band, Dog Vagina.
'Funniest show yet, with miserable songs with superbly witty lyrics' (Time Out)
'Murderously funny' (Evening Standard)
'Fabulously talented... Her brilliantly realized comedy shows maturity well beyond her years... Her psychotic yet sexy American singer is a thing of hysterical beauty (Time Out)
'Beautifully bitter lyrics... Truly impressive one-liners... inspired, quotable pearls of wisdom... Fine comic writing underpins her flawless, perfectly timed performance
She's a relative newcomer, but has certainly got the talent for a sustained and stellar career in comedy (Chortle)
'Like Dolly Parton seen through the lens of Mike Leigh... she performs brilliantly
observed songs about love, loss and violent revenge (The Guardian).
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'Mowten is a charming and engaging stand-up, funny and interesting, the kind of man who you could spend entire evenings with shooting the breeze in bonhomie.
His life is a fascinating one, from living in a cult to losing a massive inheritance, and he is a skilled storyteller, so go, sit back and enjoy the twists and turns that made Mowten' (The Fix 2007).
'Intelligent and warm and very very funny. Mowten is one of the most honest and fearless comics I have seen' (Shappi Khorsandi)
'Highly original and amusing' (Time Out)
'Mowten's an instantly likeable stand-up with bags of charm and an easy manner' (Chortle)
'A charismatic comedian, with a long future in stand up' (Three Weeks).
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