Sat 25th Nov at 8:00pm (doors 6:45pm, last entry 7:30pm)
Just The Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy
@ The Comedy Loft, Reading
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Just The Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy: Rob Rouse, Barry Castagnola, Adam Bloom, Caimh McDonnell
Image © Barry Castagnola
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An English comedian known for his hyperactive brand of humour. Since winning Channel Four's prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny' Competition at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998, an award previously won by Phil Kay, Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, Tommy Tiernan and Peter Kay, he has been a regular performer at major venues on both the London and National circuit.
With more energy than a hyperactive six-year-old sucking on a lollipop while bouncing on a space-hopper, he is a veteran of several critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows, three sold out national theatre tours and a New Zealand tour, firmly establishing him as one of comedy's most lively, amenable and dynamic performers.
'He is a great storyteller... prepared to go to the bleakest and most uncomfortable places... The tears of laughter came in floods’ (The Scotsman).
'Frankly brilliant' (http://www.SuchSmallPortions.com)
'A carefully weighted hour of comedic storytelling' (Fest)
'Missing This show means missing something wonderful' (Edinburgh Evening News).
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Actor, writer and comedian Barry Castagnola has firmly established himself as an accomplished comic performer. He has been performing stand up round the country and internationally for over four years. He started off by blagging his way on to the stage at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles and has never looked back.
'His blokey charm and willingness to make himself look ridiculous carry him through the trickiest of subject matter' (Edfest)
'Lucid urban storyteller' (Chortle).
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One of the most sought-after acts in the country. Perrier Award Nominee and Polygram Award winner for best stand-up at the Edinburgh Festival. Undoubtedly one of Britain's sharpest comic brains - all this and he doesn't swear.
'He's been one of my favourite stand-ups for about ten years (Ricky Gervais)
'In the premier league of comedy' (The Independent)
'He makes me laugh out loud, I can't wait to see him live' (Sir Ian McKellen)
'Bloom is perhaps the perfect comedian' (The List).
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With a fabulous flair for acutely accurate observational musings and lightning fast ad-libbing Caimh has fast built himself a reputation on the comedy circuit as the hilarious white-haired fella whose name nobody can pronounce.
Caimh is in great demand as a writer for TV. He has worked on the hit BBC2 show ‘The Sarah Millican Television Programme’ and written for comics on ‘Mock the Week’ and ‘Have I Got News for You’.
'Snappy storytelling from a very funny man' (Sarah Milllican).
'Superb, a source of joy' (Time Out)
'... a standout act' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Genial white-haired Irishman Caimh (pronounced 'Queeve') has quickly established himself as one of the circuits most amiable and friendly acts. His gentle yet incisive humour makes any audience feel involved, whilst playing with their expectations' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Venue: The Comedy Loft
Enquiries: 0118 959 5395
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