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Mon 28th Jan at 7:30pm
@ The Phoenix, London
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Old Rope: Bob Mills, James Acaster, Josh Widdicombe, Tom Rhodes, Special Guests
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Stand-up comedian and writer who has a string of acclaimed TV & radio shows to his credit. Best known for the late-night cult show In Bed With MeDinner, in which he commented on documentary video footage. He also hosted ITV's daytime game show Win Lose Or Draw, as well as LWT’s There's Only One Brian Moore and Dial Midnight, plus Not A Lot Of People Know That for BBC1.
His writing career has also included the six-part comedy-drama Northern Lights, an episode of Channel 4's Shameless and the 2006 film Pierrepoint that starred Timothy Spall as Britain's last hangman.
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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... One of comedy’s most original voices' (Evening Standard)
'Reminiscent of Stewart Lee or Richard Herring but suffused with enough of his
own personality to sound crisp and fresh' (The Independent)
'Stand-up of the highest most playful order' (The Guardian).
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One of the best up-and-coming comedians on the UK circuit, Josh Widdicombe is in constant demand at clubs and theatres across Britain. He is also fast establishing himself on the live circuit, regularly supporting huge comic talent such as Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre. Star of BBC2's 'The Rob Brydon Show', Channel 4's 'Stand Up For The Week' and '8 Out Of 10 Cats', Josh was also nominated for Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2011 and Chortle Best Breakthrough Act in 2011. He was also FHM Stand-Up Hero 2010.
'Guardian sports reporter turned ace observationalist Josh Widdicombe has the ability to find the sparkle in the mundane that puts him in line to be the next Sean Lock' (The Guardian)
'This is one of the most individual, accomplished, hilarious and unforgettable hours I have had this year' (The Scotsman)
'His talent for comedy is priceless' (Evening Standard)
'Nicely crafted observational comedy' (The Independent).
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An American comic, Tom Rhodes is one of those rare exotic creatures who has dedicated his life to stand up comedy. He is one of the most sought after comedians working the world wide circuits today and his stunning long list of credits include his own sitcom on NBC called 'Mr. Rhodes', the critically acclaimed Comedy Central special 'Viva Vietnam' and two 'Comedy Central presents' half hour specials.
'Tom Rhodes is mostly a natural intellect with a knack for reporting the harsh realities of life with a dark and absurdly optimistic cynicism' - The New York Times.
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Venue: The Phoenix
Enquiries: 020 7493 8003
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