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Sat 30th Mar at 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Steyning Comedy Club
@ Steyning Town Comedy Club, Steyning
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Steyning Comedy Club: Mary Bourke, Chris Turner, Abi Roberts, Dave Thompson
"A superb value bill as we bring you the comedy circuit's biggest names direct to you!! Guest MC Dave Thompson (star of Harry Hill's TV Burp, Harry Hill's TV Show and Sausage Time, and former TeleTubbie); stand-up from circuit heat-bringers, Abi Roberts and Chris Turner and as headlinere, we are very lucky indeed to have the star of ITV's Stand-Up Hero, MARY BOURKE!"
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Dublin-born comic, now living in London. She was the winner of the Irish World Comedian Of The Year Award 1999, and has been a finalist in several other competitions. She has performed all over the world, including the USA and Australia, winning over the audiences with her strange take on everyday events. She is currently writing her first novel.
'Intelligent comedy that's also furiously funny' (Irish World)
'Catch her act before she becomes a (complete and utter) cult’ (William Cook, The Guardian).
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Leicester mercury Comedian of the Year Nominee and BBC New Comwedy Award Finalist.
Since starting stand-up in 2009, Chris's sharply written gags, assured stage presence and commanding delivery have established him as one of the best young comics on the circuit.
'An exemplary writer of quotable gags' (Chortle).
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Abi Roberts and her big hair exploded onto the stand-up comedy scene in 2012. She was a Finalist and Runner-Up in the London Comedy Store's Costa Light Comedy Competition in 2012, a Finalist and Runner-Up In the 2012 Harrogate Theatre's Comedian of the Year and took the Audience Award at the same festival. She is a regular weekend act at comedy clubs such as The Glee Clubs, Bearcat Comedy and Lee Hurst's Backyard Comedy Club, Jason Manford’s Comedy Clubs, as well as the major independent clubs, such as Gag House Comedy, The Kings Head and Comedy Central at Baby Blue.
She also regularly appears as a Guest Comedian on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Midweek, Weekend and Outlook, as well as on comedy radio stations Talk Radio, FuBar Radio, Moscow Comedy FM (Russia) and Wildfire Radio (US) and she has just filmed her first sitcom pilot for Sky One playing a Russian woman Irina in Cameron Gordon’s Bucketless, as well as a major role in Square Cat Films Comedy Short, One Under. She recently became the first UK comic to perform in Russia, in Russian, completing three nights of shows to packed-out houses at Moscow Comedy Club.
In her four years in professional stand-up comedy, Abi has the accolade of having supported major league performers such as Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Tom Stade. Abi also became the first UK comic to perform stand-up in Russia in Russian when she performed her show Anglichanka to sell-out houses at Moscow Comedy Club.
TV, Radio and other Projects
Abi is also one half of character act Frankly On Tuesday, playing Radio 4 presenter Ginny Frankly alongside Brenda Gilhooly's character Gayle Tuesday (Harry Hill's TV Burp, Harry Hill's Fruit Fancies, Jack Dee Show, The Paul O'Grady Show, Saturday Night Live) which premiered at this year's Guernsey Comedy Festival. More recently, Abi has presented the Edinburgh Live! TV show for Sky TV.
Press and Awards
Reviews for her solo show Anglichanka.
Nominated: Best Comedy Show, Funny Women Awards 2016
Nominated: Best Comedy Show, Buxton Comedy Festival 2016
Nominated: Best Comedy Performance, Buxton Comedy Festival 2016
What the press say:
Abi has been dubbed by critics as "an incredible stand-up…unstoppable charisma, dominating the stage all through the hour with a wide range of insightful observations...She's a true talent, with her boisterous, laugh-out-loud humour that never once fails to gain laughs from the audience, she's an entertaining and one-of-a-kind stand-up.” - Edinburgh Festival Magazine.
"Brilliant, funny and charming. True comedy genius..one of GQ’s Top Ten New Stand-ups to see in 2016", GQ Magazine;
"Dangerous and the very opposite of consensus comedy...she cleverly disguises some hard-hitting stuff working on several levels at the same time, whilst she wraps up these subliminal messages with some Vaudvillian schtick …she's rapid-fire, infectious humour... unstoppable and triumphant...and she takes down target after target" - New Statesman;
"She breaks new comedy ground. She is a fantastic live act and one the best female acts on the circuit today. (Roberts) is one of those comedians you tell your friends that "you must see" - Independent;
"Raucous and incredibly funny" - Daily Telegraph;
"Fast-paced, high-octane comedy with brilliant routines...entertaining throughout and leaves everybody wanting more" - Gigglebeats.co.uk;
"A master impersonator and a gifted comedy performer standing way out from the herd. Abi Roberts has huge stage presence, commanding the room from the moment she steps on stage.. a wonderful blend of funny stories and audience interaction. Not to be missed. Steal a ticket if you have to." - Edinburgh’s Three Weeks
"Roberts is packing them in (at the Voodoo Rooms)...she is truly and hysterically funny and has definitely got the comedy moves. She does it all with genuine charm and character, with big laughs. She has an imposing range of talents and her impressions are, well, impressive. She really is more than just a stand-up". UK Comedy website Chortle.
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The comedian formerly known as Tinky-Winky in The Teletubbies, 'everyone's favourite compere' Dave Thompson has written for Harry Hill and published a novel.
'His one-liners and bizarre take on the world is genuinely laugh-out-loud material, such is his following that he has become a cult with students' (Funhouse Comedy).
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Venue: Steyning Town Comedy Club
BN44 3RQ 50.893051, -0.326642