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Fosters Comedy Live
@ The Comedy Loft, Reading
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Fosters Comedy Live: Dave Johns, Caimh McDonnell, Susan Murray, Michael Fabbri
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.
Highly-acclaimed Geordie stand-up comedian with numerous TV and radio credits to his name. An expert in the delivery of in-yer-face comedy, Dave's high-energy routine has left audiences around the globe gasping for breath and crying with laughter.
In 1989 Johns’ launched the Comedy Café on Westgate Road and invited the emerging Jack Dee and Jo Brand to appear, but realising they needed an MC stepped-up and did it himself. Finding he was rather good at it and pricing tickets at £3.75 including soup and a bun, the club became a city hot spot and Dave went on to host many more comedy stars including Eddie Izzard, Steve Coogan, Harry Hill and nervous 14 year old lad called Ross Noble who went on to do rather well for himself.
Johns became a successful comedian, touring throughout the UK, a regular with the Comedy Store Players and appearing on much loved TV shows like Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of Ten Cats.
'He performs comedy's greatest magic, simply by being himself. A genuinely funny, engaging performer' (Glasgow Herald)
'He shifts from the sublime, to genius, to uproar in the blink of an eye - an extremely entertaining hour' (The Guardian).
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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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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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Laid-back Londoner Michael Fabbri whose hilarious stories and brilliant writing have made him one of the most highly-rated acts on the circuit.
With a dark and honest approach to some of life's more touchy subjects, he manages to effortlessly slip between some harsh controversial topics to light-hearted silliness to make for a refreshingly eclectic and brilliantly funny act.
Nominated best club comic Chortle Awards 2012.
'Intelligence in spades... consummate idiot savant' (The List)
'... exceptionally funny... extremely sharp... hugely enjoyable' (The Scotsman)
'An absolutely superb circuit headliner' (London Is Funny)
'Startlingly insightful' (The Guardian)
'Hilarious, Clever, sick and completely unrepeatable' (BBC Online)
'One of the best up-and-coming acts around' (Chortle).
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