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Sat 9th Mar at 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Funny Side... of Covent Garden
@ The George, London
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The Funny Side... of Covent Garden: Rainer Hersch, Kevin Precious, Nick Wilty, Jonny Freeman
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Brilliant comic star of TV and BBC Radio giving classical music a new dose of the Victor Borge treatment. He turns his comic skills on those awkward questions: 'Why is organ music so boring?'; 'How can I play a musical instrument without practising?'; 'What do conductors actually do?'.
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Kevin Precious is a stand-up comedian, MC and promoter (and former teacher) based in Brighton. He has performed his stand-up comedy routines at top venues all over the country including Jongleurs, the Glee Birmingham and Cardiff; the Stand, Edinburgh, the Comedy Cafe, London and the Frog
and Bucket, Manchester.
Added to this, he has worked for leading comedy agents such as Off the Kerb, Christian Knowles Productions, the Comedy Club, UK Comedy and Mirth Control. He is also the co-founder and regular compere at a variety of Barnstormers Comedy venues. Barnstormers’ gigs can be found in counties as diverse as Sussex, Kent, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Warwickshire.
'Kevin's stage charisma and poise set him head and shoulders above the previous acts' (The Times)
'If he were any more laid back he'd fall over - we fell over laughing' (The Evening Standard)
'An impeccable set... a great storyteller with immense potential' (Worksop Guardian)
'Kevin Precious hosted the proceedings. working the audience with skill, and peppering his patter with local references' (Brighton Evening Argus)
'Instantly recognisable stage presence and boundless wit' (Leicester Mercury)
'Delightfully funny and thought provoking' (Arts in Leicestershire)..
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No stranger to the circuit, he has won many awards and his TV appearances include Punt & Dennis, Rory Bremner and Paul Merton. He has also been warm-up comedian for Smith & Jones; in fact Mel Smith called him 'The best warm-up act in the business'. In 2004 Wilty hit the headlines for the wrong reasons after an unwanted genital piercing in a camping accident at the Glastonbury Festival. That didn't stop him compering the cabaret tent two days later. 'I decided to show the front row the close-ups on my digital camera. As I went along the line, their heads went back in disgust. It was like a Mexican wave of revulsion.' What a professional!
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Jonny is an accomplised actor and improviser. In 2009 he made his first forays into stand-up comedy, becoming a resident compere at The Funny Side Comedy Clubs. Described as an "Highly impressive new MC" by londonisfunny.com, he continues to develop as a comedy performer and is set to start broadening his gigging schedule in the second half of 2011.
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Venue: The George
213 The Strand
WC2R 1AP 51.513088, -0.112978
→ Blackfriars 9 min walk
→ Blackfriars 9 min walk
→ City Thameslink 9 min walk
→ Temple 3 min walk