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Live At The Chapel With Tom Allen: Tom Allen, Spencer Jones, Fern Brady, Jarred Christmas
The monthly spectacle at the stunning gothic Union Chapel returns with another extraordinary line up;
Live At The Apollo, Royal Variety star and Mock The Week regular Tom Allen returns to the Union Chapel. Tom’s unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him sell out shows all over the country. Joining Tom is a full supporting line-up announced soon.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
This event takes place at Union Chapel, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Tom Allen is a comedian, writer and actor. He started as a stand up at the age of 22 and went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. Since then he has honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK and around the world.
Tom Allen is a wonderfully laconic anecdotalist, and bears an uncanny stage presence to what might be described as the love child of Kenneth Williams and Stephen Fry. He has a genius for digression and an ear for hilariously mundane comments and platitudes. A rare talent, indeed.
'I urge, nay demand – that you see him perform' (Three Weeks)
'Riotous entertainment... Allen is one of life's true eccentrics' (The Guardian)
'Tom Allen makes me reach for old-fashioned words like debonair and urbane. Blessed with crystalline enunciation and velvety, vocal warmth, he sounds as though he was born at the BBC' (Chortle).
Tom Allen was #2 in Ents24's Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
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Spencer Jones is a character comedian and creator of The Herbert - a grinning cockney prat specialising in prop, physical, visual, character, clown, music, old fashioned, retro and current comedy.
'... brilliantly creative prop work... could single-handedly give prop comedy a good name following a generation of hacks...' (Chortle)
'the nicest, funniest, silliest, most heart-warming hour you can have' (Scotsman On Sunday)
'... brilliant' (IMDB)
'... quite disturbing' (Digital Spy)
'Spencer Jones provides a constant stream of laughter' (The Scotsman)
'... lunacy in the slow lane...' (london Is Funny).
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Former comedy reviewer Fern Brady first tried stand-up after the magazine she worked for suggested she write an article where she 'faked it' as a comedian. She enjoyed it so much that one year on, she embarked on it as a career.
She quit her day job working with male ex convicts after Stewart Lee plucked her from obscurity and put her on The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central). Since then she has performed stand up on a number of TV shows including 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular (BBC3), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and The One Show (BBC1).
Based in London, she has had two sold out critically acclaimed runs at the Fringe with her solo shows “People Are Idiots” (2015) and “Male Comedienne” (2016).
'A great comic sensibility, with moments of sparkling verve' (The Guardian)
'Crackles with fire, has beautiful timing, perfectly pitched delivery and great gags to boot... has the air about her of a woman going places' (The Scotsman).
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Kiwi comedian with a good reputation in the comedy world. He has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling, and a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that's thrown his way. This makes his comedy sizzle with originality.
Star of 'Mock The Week' 'Flight Of The Conchords', '8 Out Of 10 Cats' and the Pot Noodle adverts.
'One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone' (Time Out)
'Likeable, intelligent and full of unpredictable energy' (The Scotsman)
'Christmas is robustly funny, his delivery confident and his show not to be missed' (The List, Edinburgh).
Jarred Christmas was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians 2017.
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