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Sat 22nd Jun at 8:30pm (doors 6:45pm - last entry 7:45pm)
Fosters Comedy Live
@ The Comedy Loft, Reading
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Fosters Comedy Live: Maff Brown, Luke Benson, Romesh Ranganathan, Topping & Butch
Comedy night featuring top acts from the national circuit.
Ticket includes free entry to the Highlight after party.
NB The line-up is subject to change.
Visit www.thehighlight.co.uk or call 0844 844 0044 for tickets & further information.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Maff Brown began performing in November 2005. His weekly club, Outside The Box Comedy Club, was nominated and won the prestigious Best Comedy Club Award from the renowned website chortle.co.uk.
Brown tours the UK comedy circuit developing his own material. March 2007 saw him tackle the comedy clubs in New York City and has had numerous gigs in London's legendary Comedy Store, most popular were the charity fundraiser gigs for Macmillan Cancer Support. These have been held on each September after his return from the Edinburgh festival.
2007 saw a successful gig with Brown hosting and the bill including Dara O'Briain, Russell Howard and was headlined by Al Murray. 2008 was a total sell out with The Independent heralding the evening as 'A triumph!'
'Maff is one of those comics that doesn't need to try. Jokes fall out of him like gold coins coming out of a pirate's chest' (Frank Skinner)
'I think Maff Brown is very funny, but if you don't agree you can still laugh at his stupid hair' (Stephen Merchant)
'Brilliant stand up, great material' (Bill Bailey)
'Jokes fall out of him like gold coins from a pirate's chest' (Frank Skinner)
'The love child of Leo Sayer and a performing seal' (Jack Dee).
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Leicester Comedian Of The Year finalist.
'He look the part, he's got the talent. It's easy to imagine him on the telly' (The Sunday Times)
'Quick as a whippet with razor-sharp intelligence delivering punch lines with fantastic physicality' (http://www.BroadwayBaby.com)
'Hugely likeable, experienced & really funny' Time Out).
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Romesh burst onto the comedy circuit in 2010, gigging regularly at top venues all over the country. As well as turning in storming turns on a regular basis, he has also found time to reach the Latitude New Act Final 2010, The So You Think You're Funny? Final 2010 as well as coming runner up in The Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010.
In 2015 Romesh starred in his own show called 'Asian Provocateur' (BBC Three) where he travelled to Sri Lanka to learn about his parents' country. In 2016 the second series 'Mum's American Dream' was commissioned.
He has forged a fearsome reputation with a set that combines cutting one liners with an acerbic take on the world around him.
'Extraordinarily hilarious' (Three Weeks)
'Plenty to enjoy in his ultra sardonic set' (Chortle)
'His ability to write bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd... Ranganathan's punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers' (The Guardian).
Romesh Ranganathan was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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Award-winning specialists in outrageous musical satire. Their naughty insights and cheeky pop parodies meet up-to-the-minute news stories written into verse on the day of the performance.
'Clever, sharp and very funny' (The Times)
'Delightfully silly' (The Independent)
'Fabulous' (The Scotsman).
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Venue: The Comedy Loft
Enquiries: 0118 959 5395
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