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Mon 2nd Dec at 8:30pm
@ The Phoenix, London
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Old Rope: Brendon Burns, Tiffany Stevenson, James Acaster, Milton Jones, Rhys James, Darren Walsh, Robin Ince, Holly Walsh
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Noisy, manic and in-yer-face comedian from Australia. This foul-mouthed
antipodean is known as a masterly exponent of his art, intelligent and hilarious, railing against bigotry without preaching and taking the audience to the edge of their belief systems with his full on comedy routine. Brendon has appeared on The 11 O'clock Show and The Stand Up Show.
'The most jaw-droppingly awkward, painful, yet ultimately rewarding piece of stand-up we've ever seen' (Time Out)
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Tiffany Stevenson is an actress and stand up comic based in London. She sometimes does magic and has appeared in Footballer's Wives and The Office
amongst other things.
Finalist 'Show Me The Funny', winner Edinburgh Festival 'Spirit of the Fringe Award'.
'Hilarious observations and beautifully written. A touching call to arms for 30 somethings' (The Metro)
'Mouthy, cynical and sexually frank, she left us wanting more' (The Guardian)
'She extracts comedy gold' (Evening Standard).
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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' (Evening Standard)
'Reminiscent of Stewart Lee or Richard Herring but suffused with enough of his own personality to sound crisp and fresh' (The Independent).
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Milton Jones? You know, the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock The Week! Comedian, writer and actor, whose stand-up is full of surrealism, nonsense and sharp wit. His style of humour is based on mostly one-liners involving puns. Jones has had various shows on BBC Radio 4, at the beginning of which he is sometimes announced as 'Britain's funniest Milton'.
'The wild-haired Jones has raised wordplay to the level of fine art' (Radio Times)
'He's fast, absurd and very funny' (Radio Times)
'No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride' (The Guardian)
'The best one-line merchant in British Comedy' (Chortle).
'Absurdist, one-line masterpieces' (The Times).
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'Rhys James is a comedian who began performing in 2009 in student competitions such as Comedy Central's Funniest Student in 2010, and Chortle's Student Comedy Award. He made his Edinburgh debut as a performer for The Pleasance Comedy Reserve in 2010, and again in 2012 as a performer in AAA- Stand Up. He has also written material for Russell Howard's Good News (http://www.chortle.co.uk)
'Highly amusing' (The Stage).
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Combining sound effects, one-liners and silly drawings, Darren Walsh's silly happy-go-lucky style has been compared to Harry Hill, with an act that combines surreal nonsense and snippets of daft songs.
'One to watch' (Time Out)
'He is a genial presence, not manic like Tim Vine, not wonderfully nerdy like Gary Delaney and not deadpan like Jimmy Carr, but very much his own mirthmaker' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman).
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This versatile comedy veteran delivers a highly improvised set which can cover a vast range of subjects and material. As seen on Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Now Show, The News Quiz and Loose Ends.
Chortle Award Winner 2009 and Winner of the Time Out Outstanding Comedy Achievement Award.
'Robin Ince is thoughtful, provocative and very funny' (The Times)
'When someone writes a history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince' (The Guardian).
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Guildford's own Holly Walsh has many a string to her bow, being a finalist in 2006's So You Think You're Funny? and Funny Women contests, as well as presenting for CBBC. A brilliant purveyor of one-line gags and witty puns.
'She's gifted with snappy wit and crackling talent' (The Guardian)
'She peppers her set with callbacks and clever asides and has easy charm' (The Independent)
'Holly Walsh really impressed... excellent sets and endeared herself through
some assured banter with crowds who really took to her' (British Comedy Guide)
'A talent for smart comic writing and the ability to keep an audience rapt' (The Observer)
'Her steady stream of witty and astute cultural observations belie her dorkiness from the first' (Chortle).
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Venue: The Phoenix
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