Sat 23rd Sep at 7:30pm
The Best in Stand Up - Early Show
@ The Comedy Store, Manchester
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The Best in Stand Up - Early Show: Charlie Baker, Allyson June Smith, Joe Rowntree, Dave Fulton, Jason Cook
Five world class comedians on one stage!
Please visit thecomedystore.co.uk/manchester/whats-on for more information.
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Imagine if Jack Black, Frank Sinatra and Jethro had a son...
'Let's Dance for Comic Relief' winner Charlie Baker brings his incredible mix of jokes, song and dance to the stage. Charlie was a regular on the 2010 series of Richard Bacon's Beer and Pizza Club, starred in The Comedy Store, which aired in January 2011.
Charlie’s instant likeability and charming delivery style has earned him a glittering reputation.
The Guardian has described the hyperactive funnyman as 'a superior take on the modern showman' and 'Devon's answer to Frank Sinatra'.
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Since 2000, Allyson June Smith has been tickling Canada’s comedy scene from the moment she put down the chalk brush and picked up a mic. Playing to packed rooms has become like another day in the classroom for this former school teacher.
A multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-Up. Allyson's credits include her own hour long Comedy Now special, appearances on CBC Radio’s hit show The Debaters, and the Winnipeg, Halifax and Just For Laughs Festivals, to name just a few.
After working her way across Canada, Allyson is now taking the UK by storm with her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful comedy.
"Book her, see her, just do whatever you can to be near her; she’s gonna be a huge star!” Jason Manford
"Ultra likeable and versatile" Now Magazine, Toronto
"Wasn’t afraid to be shocking and explicit… hilarious" – **** Three Weeks
"Yet another hilarious Canadian with great hair" Stewart Francis
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Star of Sky1's Brainiac and an established stand-up comedian, having toured with Rhod Gilbert on his Award Winning Mince Pie tour and performed at the Comedy Store, Jongleurs, The Bearcat and XS Malarkey to name a few.
Joe is also the creator of Morgan Berry, Pet Bereavement Counsellor.
'... has the unique ability to take a cold room and reduce it to fits of laughter' (GQ Magazine)
'Bags of madcap energy and an instant daft allure... It is his use of very specific and nonsensical language that is so captivatingly funny' (Chortle)
'Ridiculous in its simplicity but with a lot of obviously thought-through preparation, this is an amazing example of how to do it right' (Graeme Connelly on Morgan Berry).
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Whoever it was who decided that Americans don't have any sense of irony, they forgot to tell Dave Fulton. This wry Seattle wag is positively brimming over with ironic invective.
With his stringy beard, straggly long hair and rock 'n' roll black leather jacket, Fulton looks more like a refugee from a defunct British heavy metal band than an all-American stand-up... there's a salty flavour to his live club set that you'd scarcely describe as feminist. It's these contradictions that make Fulton so fascinating, and fun to watch, especially when he's riffing with British punters half a world away from home. (The Guide).
"It's only comics with something to say that cross the Atlantic." The Guardian
"Fulton is left as a sole crusader for US topical comedy." The List
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Be ready for pretty much anything when Jason Cook takes to the stage. Behind his cheerful Geordie exterior lurks a dark, sharp comedic mind capable of taking an unsuspecting audience to places they didn't want to go. Dwarves, newspaper vendors, the toilets at raves, true-to-life stories that drag you in and won't let go. Cook is close to the edge but always intriguing and blessed with the sort of charm that'll have you laughing in spite of yourself.
'A wonderfully life-affirming, beautifully crafted, total and utter joy. My jaw aches from laughing' (Time Out)
'Few people have his warmth and spontaneity; it's an act you'd gladly watch again and again' (The Skinny).
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Venue: The Comedy Store
Deansgate Locks, 1a-3 Whitworth Street West
M1 5LH 53.474701, -2.249834
Phone: 0161 839 9595
Disabled Bookings: 0161 839 9595
→ Deansgate 2 min walk