Sat 2nd Mar 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, Susan Murray, Peter White, Phil Butler
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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Possibly one of the rudest women in the world today, and maybe also one of the funniest! winner of the first ever jongleurs competition and a seasoned regular on the circuit, Susan has emerged as one of the best female stand-ups around.
A professional of the comedy circuit, Susan has contributed to an array of Radio 4 comedy: The Now Show, News Quiz, Newsjack and The Show What You Wrote. Susan produced her original idea for Radio 4 Extra “Warming Up” about comedians’ backstage habits. She has starred in “Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation” and was a guest on Stephen K Amos’ “Idiots Guide” both for BBC Radio 4.
'She has the mentality of a spiteful 14 year old boy! Very admirable in a young lady!' (Arthur Smith)
'Susan Murray's baffled everywoman persona cloaks a dry, intelligent wit' (Stewart Lee)
'... a right cheeky little lass who oscillates brilliantly and wildly between characters,
accents, stories and banging the mike on her head' (Three Weeks)
'Cynicism that could fell a rhino at 1000 paces. Like it' (Al Murray)
'A feisty comedy fireball of fun' (Time Out).
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Stand-up comedian from Nova Scotia, Canada.
He has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and a Writer's Guild of Canada Award, and appeared in a TV mini-series with Pierce Brosnan.
'He's performed all across Canada, including the prestigiou Just For Laugh's international comedy festival in Montreal and has written for various television shows.
'One of the Top 5 up and coming comics in Canada' (CBC Radio One)
'People adore Peter White!' (The Coast, Halifax)
'Belly laughs... absolutely brilliant' (Chortle).
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Phil Butler has always been a popular act, even in the early days when he was serving his apprenticeship in holiday parks, end-of-pier shows, pantos and cruise ships and showing off his other talents like singing & dancing. Soon he was starring in these big shows, playing the comic lead in panto and seeing his name in lights with shows such as 'Phil Butler's Christmas Party' in Blackpool and Seaside Special', the UK's No 1 summer show. In 2001 he joined the UK comedy circuit where now tops the bill at Jongleurs, The Comedy Club, The Glee Club & The Banana Comedy Club. He has also performed for British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dipping his toe into an acting career, Phil had a cameo role in BBC's 'Hotel Babylon' and a TV ad for the AA. 'Phil Butler's got it all.. unique, original & hilarious' (The Stage & Television Today); '...one of the most exciting & original finds in comedy in recent years' (The Guardian).
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Venue: The Comedy Loft
Enquiries: 0118 959 5395
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