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Sat 8th Dec at 7:30pm
Stand Up & Slam!
@ The Gallery Cafe, London
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Stand Up & Slam!: Tim Clare, Robert Auton, Laura Lexx, Barry Ferns, Paul Sweeney, Emma Jones, Keith Jarrett, Dan Schreiber, Dan Simpson
"Chatback Comedy, with support from Apples and Snakes, presents
STAND UP & SLAM!
Performance poetry: comedy's boring cousin, right? Stand up: poetry's idiot relation, yes? Let's find out. For the first time, the very best of London's spoken word scenes go head-to-head as comedy and poetry collide.
We're mashing up the two artforms for one night of spoken word: Stand Up & Slam! Six phenomenal acts from the worlds of comedy and poetry go head-to-head for your approval in three killer rounds of Stand-Up VS Performance Poetry.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Tim Clare is a writer, stand-up poet and musician, who performs all over the UK. He has written for the Guardian and the Times, presented the Channel 4 series 'How to Get a Book Deal', and has appeared on Radios 1 and 2.
He is a regular performer at many festivals including Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading, and Latitude.
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York-born poet described by The Scotsman as 'exactly the sort of show you should see at the (Edinburgh) Fringe; you will carry the memory with you for a long, long time'.
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Paramount Funniest Student Runner Up 2009 and Chortle Student Comedy Awards Finalist 2009, Laura Lexx is a uniquely gleeful performer with an easy, chatty style that covers all things from the West Country to the aging process of socks.
Performing mainly in London and the South, Lexx is a chirpy addition to any line up.
'... the positive and personable Laura Lexx, with her delightfully funny take on
things. Happy to discuss anything with the audience her distinctive style is both cheeky and charming' (Funhouse Comedy)
'One of the most delightful performers you're ever likely to see' (GQ Magazine).
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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)
'I laughed so hard"... So funny someone should call a paramedic' (The Guardian).
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'Brilliant bubbly personality, bursting with talent' (Funny, Free, Fringe)
'Paul Sweeney swishes about the stage like a surreal tea caddy' (Paul Foot)
'... he's fresh, funky, new and original, a breath of fresh air on the comedy circuit' (Patrick Monahan)
'Intriguing and memorable' (Chortle)
'One to watch' (What's On London).
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A comedian, radio producer and writer. He was born in Hong Kong, and moved to Australia aged 12, before settling in the UK at 19. He has worked as a researcher for QI, and co-created the Radio 4 panel show The Museum of Curiosity.
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Venue: The Gallery Cafe
21 Old Ford Road
E2 9PL 51.529873, -0.054456
→ Cambridge Heath 3 min walk
→ Bethnal Green 4 min walk