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Sun 2nd Dec at 7:00pm
Rise Of The Idiots Comedy Club
@ The Exhibit, London
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Rise Of The Idiots Comedy Club : Jimmy McGhie, Liam Williams, James Acaster, Barry Ferns, Richard Todd
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Jimmy McGhie is a highly regarded young stand-up and comic performer, appearing on the UK and international comedy circuit to great acclaim. A finalist in
the BBC New Talent competition, Jimmy is one of Britain's hottest comedy talents.
Having already built up a solid fan base, his 2009 and 2010 Edinburgh solo shows were complete sell-outs. Having appeared on Russell Howard's Good News, Jimmy's comedy stock is set to go into the
'A performance that demonstrates he meets all the requirements needed to become a TV star' (British Comedy Guide)
'There are few comics I can think of who have the sheer star quality of Jimmy McGhie. He is the perfect little comedy package' (The Scotsman).
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Amused Moose finalist 2010, stand-up, actor, writer and one third of comedy group Sheeps, Liam is one of the most talented new comics working today.
'... the most exciting act from this year's Edinburgh Fringe' (The Guardian)
'A beautifully crafted, downbeat narrative... Every elegiac word has been polished until it sings' (Metro)
'We predicted this debut was going to be a cracker, and it feels good to be proved
right' (Time Out)
'Such mastery of language and economy of wit' (The Scotsman)
'An exceptional talent with language' (Chortle)
'Who knew that melancholy could be so enjoyable?... an assured piece of work
that demonstrates an impressive command of tone' (Fest)
'Liam Williams's exceptional new show, delivered with marvellous moroseness, also fizzes with wit, intelligence and eloquence' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Intelligent and inventive' (The List)
'The voice of a generation’ (The Independent).
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Winning over critics and fans alike, James Acaster has earned himself a reputation as one of the most hotly tipped acts of 2012. Effortlessly confident, James's appreciation for the whimsy and detail of everyday life are a breath of fresh air. His laid back style, playful wit and appetite for the unconventional make for an evening of mirth and hilarity, and a night in his company is a treat to behold.
Since winning Laughing Boy New Act of the Year, James has gone from strength to strength appearing on Dave's One Night Stand, Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three) and Show & Tell (E4) whilst also playing to over 100,000 people on tour with Milton Jones.
'Curious, original, immensely enjoyable stuff' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Deliciously daft and no slouch in the surprises department' (Evening Standard)
'Reminiscent of Stewart Lee or Richard Herring but suffused with enough of his own personality to sound crisp and fresh' (The Independent).
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Barry Ferns has been writing and performing comedy since he was 17 years old. He won the Glastonbury Festival Comedy competition and reached the semi final of So You Think You're funny.
He was described by Bristol's Venue Magazine as 'sickeningly talented' and by Matt Lucas as 'one of the best new acts I have ever seen'.
'Surreal genius' (Metro)
'So funny someone should call a paramedic' (The Guardian).
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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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Venue: The Exhibit
12 Balham Station Road
SW12 9SG 51.443325, -0.151974
Enquiries: 0208 772 6556
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