Fri 31st May
Barrel Of Laughs
@ Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, Manchester
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Barrel Of Laughs: Dave Williams, Tony Burgess, Jason Patterson, Jim Tavare
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Top quality circuit comedian whose crisp one-liners and surreal nonsense have earned him headline slots at some of the countries most prestigious comedy clubs.
'... the congenial Dave Williams, who has performed over the world... in Australia he headlined the Sydney Comedy Store and appeared at clubs in Melbourne and Brisbane. With his imaginative and witty accounts he has the audiences eating out of his hands' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Stand-up comedian and writer who has worked on various sitcoms such as the award winning BBC 3 comedy Ideal (where he also played Troy, a mad DJ who lived in a cupboard). He has been called ‘The Clown Prince of Manchester Scallies’. His barbed wit and daring approach keeps his audiences on their toes as he challenges them, whilst still managing to allure them into loving him.
Tony has also written for wide variety of comedians including Steve Coogan and Johnny Vegas.
'Always clever, often hilarious' (The Scotsman).
'A demon set and staggering stage presence...' (The Big Issue).
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Comedian from MTV Base's comedy funhouse. His strong performances have led to him being nominated for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards 2008. Jason covers a range of topics in his material from celebrities and relationships to gang culture and his parents.
'Brilliant observations backed by a perfectly measured delivery' (Comedy Central Live)
'Jason Patterson absolutely sounds the part. He's got a rich, deep voice that oozes confidence, and a perfectly measured delivery that gives him instant authority' (Chortle).
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Jim Tavaré is a BAFTA award winning British comedian. He played Tom the Innkeeper in Harry Potter 3. In the US he made TV history by becoming the first overseas act to reach the finale of NBC''s Last Comic Standing.
He won a BAFTA for the ITV series 'The Sketch Show', wrote and starred in his own TV shows 'The Jim Tavare Show' (co-written with Ricky Gervais) and 'Jim Tavare Pictures Presents'.
TV credits include NBC's Chuck, Showtime's Californication, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Tosh.0..
Jim was involved in a near-fatal head-on car crash in Los Angeles in March 2017. He sustained horri?c injuries - a broken neck, both clavicles, sternum, 15 ribs, 2 collapsed lungs, over 20 fractures in his leg, a shattered ankle and heel, and a hand that detached from his wrist. Jim spent 3 weeks in intensive care in the USA battling for his life.
As Jim’s US medical costs began to rise and with months still ahead of physical therapy and care, Jim’s friends within both the UK and US comedy circuits stepped in to help by putting on benefit shows.
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Venue: Frog and Bucket Comedy Club
Phone: 0161 236 9805
→ Manchester Victoria 10 min walk