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Sun 31st Mar at 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
Rise Of The Idiots Comedy Club
@ The Exhibit, London
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Rise Of The Idiots Comedy Club: Rob Deering, Ian Smith, Gemma Whelan, Gerry Howell, Ivo Graham
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Rob Deering performs stand-up comedy with music, using a guitar, a loop pedal and his voice to create impressive rock and pop soundscapes – and do jokes, of course.
Along with being one of the most in-demand headliners on the UK circuit, he’s toured nationally and performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe many times since starting out in comedy in the year 2000. His late-night, live-music pop quiz Beat This is a festival institution.
Winner of the Amused Moose Award 2001.
'With his easy charm, chessy singing voice, razor-sharp wit and clownish physicality Rob has quickly established himself as a firm favourite on the comedy circuit around Britain' (Pontardawe Arts Centre0
'Truly wonderful stand-up' (The Sunday Times).
'As sharp and versatile as a Swiss Army Knife' (The Independent).
'Bruisingly hilarious... brilliant musical comedian' (Time Out).
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One of the new crop of emerging acts, Ian Smith employs a careful, unhurried delivery that conceals a nicely pointed attitude with a sack full of neat gags to match.
'Fantastically funny' (The Times)
'Star of the future' (Time Out).
'... delightfully offbeat writing, a mastery of phrasing and summons up some fine comic images. A talent, for sure' (http://www.chortle.co.uk).
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Gemma is a comedian and actress from London. She often appears as character Chastity Butterworth, a prim, buttoned-down, well-spoken, schoolma'amish spinster from another era. She is also known for playing Yara Greyjoy in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones.
'A female Tim Vine with a persona akin to emotionally frigid posh boy comic Will Smith... most impressive' (Chortle)
Funny Women Variety Act Award 2010.
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His unique style has garnered him both critical acclaim and award success – he's winner of the Reading Comedy Festival Best Act Award and Newbury Comedy Festival Best Act Award. As well as a Hackney Empire New Act Finalist and Gong Show Winner at the Comedy Store.
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Winner of the 2009 So You Think You're Funny New Act Competition, at the age of 18, Eton and Oxford-educated Ivo Graham was nominated for best newcomer in the 2010 Chortle Awards. He has also appeared on Live At The Apollo (BBC2).
'... calm and articulate... with a natural gift for telling stories, his perceptive material is both fascinating and entertaining, leaving his audiences wishing for more' (Funhouse Comedy).
'Beautifully constructed comedy' (The Scotsman).
'Cleverly constructed comic timing' (Edinburgh Evening News).
'A very convincing set from this erudite comedian' (The Independent).
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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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