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Sun 14th Jul at 1:00pm
Funhouse Comedy Club - Edinburgh Festival Preview All-dayer
@ New Barrack Tavern, Sheffield
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Funhouse Comedy Club - Edinburgh Festival Preview All-dayer: The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, Patrick Monahan, Alfie Moore, Gary Delaney, Dan Nightingale, Silky
Pay once and watch as many shows as you like.
A beer garden with an outdoor stage, canopy and heaters in event of bad weather.
Food and pass-outs available.
Image © The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre are the comedy double act that has to be seen to be believed. Absolutely stupidly hilarious!
Taking on anything from James Bond to Star Wars, these guys bring you a brand new show full of songs, sketches, socks and violence.
The stars of BBC 3's Comedy Shuffle and Upstaged, and MTV's Best Show Ever, and the darlings of YouTube bring you songs, sketches, socks and violence. Including an entire Shakespeare play in its entirety (slightly abridged)!
'The unparalleled pinnacle of comedy puppetry' (Venue)
'Had every single audience member... laughing until they cried' (Edinburgh Evening News, Aug 2012)
'One of the truly great comic inventions of our time' (Theatre Bath).
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Winner of ITV's Show Me The Funny, this half-Iranian, half-Middlesborough comic is a rising star on the comedy circuit. Full of an insatiable lust for life, his exuberant comedy greets the audience like a sex-starved spaniel would greet a trouser leg.
A natural-born performer, he exudes charisma from the stage (and often off it, when he scuttles into the crowd...!)
'High energy and conviction, his material is great; he's going to go far' (The Sunday Times)
'Omid Djalili meets Dave Allen' (Daily Mail)
'Monahan possesses the rare ability to be hilarious without being outrageous' (Three Weeks)
'The same mix of control and on-stage charisma as a young Alan Davies' (The Herald)
'Monahan is a supremely engaging performer, adored by his audiences and capable of some terrific comedy' (The Scotsman).
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Alfie is an original and distinctive comedian with his niche area as a serving police sergeant. He came slightly later to comedy and brings a wealth of insights and comedy moments from his eighteen years on the beat, where a keen sense of humour has been the key to his success and survival!
Born and raised on a council estate in Sheffield he was an apprentice in the steelworks before joining the Police. Early on in Alfie's career he finished runner up in a national stand-up competition and was well and truly hooked. He subsequently served a whole new apprenticeship, honing his craft at comedy clubs all over the country. Alfie has an observational comedic style, which lends itself to witty, and sometimes gritty, anecdotes based on everyday modern policing.
'He's a very funny man' (Rhod Gilbert)
'Genuinely brilliantly funny' (David Mitchell)
'Very funny... a large dash of gallows police humour' (The Daily Telegraph)
'He walks the comedy beat with confidence' (Metro)
'Gloriously, life-enhancingly funny' (The Scotsman)
'His is a higher form of wit. delivered with lashings of good spirits and an effective slither of self-deprecation' (Chortle)
'Lots of well-crafted jokes and a large dash of gallows police humour' (The Sunday Telegraph).
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Gary Delaney is a razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is widely regarded as being the most quotable comic on the circuit. The high quantity of stand out gags leaves the audience struggling to remember them all. He regularly plays all the big clubs including The Comedy Store, Highlight, Jongleurs, Komedia, Glee, Rawhide, The Frog and Bucket, Hyena, Baby Blue, The Stand, Comedy Café, Lee Hurst's Backyard, Banana Cabaret and headlines at clubs throughout the UK.
Gary is a regular guest on Mock The Week and has also recently appeared on Dave's 'One Night Stand', Comedy Central's 'Comedy Blue' and on Channel 4's 'Robert's Web' as well as Radio 4's 'Loose Ends' and Radio 2's 'Russell Kane's Whistle-Stop Tour'. His debut show 'Purist' was a big hit at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010, selling out every night and receiving many four and five star reviews.
'Gary Delaney has more quality jokes in this hour than many comics have in their entire careers… Quite brilliant' (The Scotsman).
'I laughed and I laughed and I laughed! A master craftsman' (The Times)
'Taut, brilliant one-liners. Delaney was worth the price of admission alone' (Chortle)
'... Razor sharp one-liners' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Quickfire material of the very highest quality is pretty much guaranteed from the
fast-thinking Delaney, a master of the deadpan one-liner... Expect a cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns' (The Guardian).
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Dan is a huge star of the national circuit and is a resident compere and act at Manchester's Famous Frog and Bucket Comedy Club. He is an act not to be missed!
'Nightingale can make just about anything funny. He's lightning-quick' (Time Out)
'A superb compilation of brilliantly crafted stories written by someone who unquestionably has a keen and instinctive eye for comedy. Nightingale's buoyant energy makes for entertaining stand up' (Broadway Baby)
'Dan's laughing, we're laughing... funny as hell' (Leicester Mercury)
'A witty and incredibly well timed comic' (Arts Award Voice)
'It is his powers of observation that make him so entertaining. Outrageously funny' (KeepingupwithNZ)
'Magnetic, entertaining and wonderfully funny' (Three Weeks).
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Runner up for just about every award going, including BBC New Comedy Award, and organiser of Kill For A Seat comedy nights.
'Supremely talented musical comedian’ (http://www.BroadwayBaby.com)
'Rarely on TV, occasionally on radio. The title is unrelated. It just made me laugh' (Three Weeks)
'Your funny best friend, only funnier’ (The Herald)
'Honest, heartfelt, slickly delivered, irresistible and, yes, occasionally disturbing stand-up...Relatable, warm and crucially very funny' List
'Equally at home as a compere or main act, Silky has consistently proved himself one of the best and most reliable performers around. Highly recommended' (Leeds Guide)
'Considered and clever: excellent timing and dry delivery revealed a comic at the top of his game' (352 Magazine Luxembourg)
'Always brilliant’ (Metro)
'... a very, very funny fella... just brilliant' (John Bishop)
'... Silky whose irresistible stage persona combines angriness with silliness. He has a mastery of the descriptive phrase and his mix of self-deprecating wit, music and gently quirky material brings audiences together in tears of laughter (Funhouse Comedy).
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Venue: New Barrack Tavern
601 Penistone Road
S6 2GA 53.401062, -1.490971
Enquiries: 0114 234 9148