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Gorringe Giggles: Arthur Smith, Meryl O'Rourke, Alexander Bennett
"High Class boutique comedy. 3 of the best acts on the circuit in relaxed atmosphere. Gastro food. Special Offer £5 if booked in advance (£7 on the door) *line ups subject to change."
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Comedian, compere and playwright. This grumpy old man per excellence presents the BBC Radio 4 show 'Excess Baggage' and has written four plays including 'An Evening With Gary Lineker' and 'Live Bed Show'.
His stand-up topics range from vigorous yodelling to mediaeval literature via death by drink. His delivery is relaxed and sardonic, but his shows are a surprising, dark and witty treat.
He's also one of the many 'Grumpy Old Men' that appear on BBC 2's hit show.
'The funniest and most honest comic of his generation' (The List).
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Meryl has delighted comedy audiences, hosted pop concerts and performed at the Hammersmith Apollo, supporting Frankie Boyle as part of his national tour.In his book Work!Consume!Die! he calls Meryl "Inspiringly funny".
Her solo stand up show Bad Mother… was a hit at Edinburgh and Brighton festivals. Directed by Foster's Comedy Award nominee Thom Tuck, it received 5 star reviews and was The Times’ Critic’s Choice.
Inaugural winner of the Betty Box and Peter Rogers/Big Talk comedy writing programme.
"5 * * * * * As near perfect as you can find. Charming delivery keep the audience in no doubt they've just seen one of this year's fringe highlights" British Comedy Guide
"Ripe with comedy. A unique perspective: sharp and dark, and refreshingly unsentimental" Stephanie Merritt, Observer
A talented and sought after gag writer, she has worked on numerous flagship panel shows and comedies for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Dave; as well as being joke writer for magicians Noel Qualter and Andi Gladwin.
Radio credits include writing and performing her own comedy series 'The Hysterical Method Of Conception' for Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4) and a Sony Radio Academy Award Nomination for Best Breakfast Show.
An experienced journalist, Meryl has been a favourite feature writer for Mark Millar's magazine CLiNT, having previously worked extensively for Time Out.
'Truly astonishing show... a must see' (The New Current)
“4 * * * * Her devastatingly direct show stands out for it’s bold, boundary-breaking nature…the shocking casualness of her delivery is spot on.” Jewish Chronicle
“4 * * * * Very funny. Tightly written, deftly performed, intimate storytelling and packed with punchlines” TheLatest
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Alexander Bennett has been performing comedy from the age of 15, and is a rising star on the British alternative comedy scene. He has performed with the popular and acclaimed comedy groups ACMS and Weirdos.
'... the inimitable and ‘slightly mad’ Alexander Bennett, with his enjoyably unusual material...' (Funhouse Comedy)
‘Witty, weird and dark, the one to watch out for: at the spearhead of a wave of great new comics. All hail Alexander Bennett!’ (Harry Hill)
'Touched with madness... choice laughs... I don't think I can begin to do him justice’ (Chortle).
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