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Thu 1st Nov at 8:30pm
The St. James Comedy Club
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The St. James Comedy Club: Ben Van Der Velde, Chris Martin, Chris Cox, Liam Williams
"The St. James Comedy Club brings you the best of Uk Comedy featuring established acts and the most exciting up and coming talent. So Sit back, charge your glass and laugh your way through Thursday nights
Ben Van Der Velde - MC
Winner Comedy Cafe New Act of the Year 2011
"Whipsharp...with an air of mischievous mayhem...his hit-rate is impressive, while his in-the-moment style creates a buzz of excitement in the room...a life-giving compere."
Steve Bennet, Chortle
The lineup will be.....*
Hal Cruttenden - Headliner
*Subject to availability/change"
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Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
The stand-up comedian, actor and improviser has been spreading joy and nonsense to all four corners of England, as well as the more choice bits of Wales and Scotland over the past few years. Crowned Comedy Cafe New Act of the Year in 2009, Ben hosted the prestigious Big Value Comedy Showcase at the Edinburgh festival in 2012.
'A sharp and crafty gagsmith with wittily obtuse takes on an impressively wide range of topics, bringing flair and confidence to them all' (http://www.chortle.co.uk)
'Highly promising... an accomplished comic' (Time Out)
'Van der Velde brings a natural charm to proceedings from the outset, with some
wonderfully improvised riffs... showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)
'Flaunted his razor-sharp wit to hilarious effect leaving the audience bent over double' (Three Weeks)
'Exquisite comic timing... wonderfully clownish physical comedy' (British Theatre).
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His wholly original social commentary, observations and anecdotes are his trade mark. He brings intelligent material as well as simple immature jokes to any room. He enjoys gigging all over the country to any audience, whether he is MC or doing a set.
'Hilarious... takes this year's Fringe by the scruff of the neck' (Metro)
'Destined for greatness... he's got charm, anecdotes, callbacks and a worrying father' (The Sunday Times)
'One of the UK's best young observationalists' (The Guardian)
'Charming and good looking... Martin looks to me like a late-stage prototype of the genuine article' (Chortle).
Chris Martin tour dates
A completely unique and new form of mind reading - even though he says he can't read minds! Chris's astounding skills are self taught and he conceives and designs all of his own tricks and effects. With regular appearances on TV and radio including a recent appearance on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Two's Dick and Dom's Funny Business, Chris has attracted celebrity fans including Ricky Gervais, Jonathan Ross, Tim Minchin, Kelly Osbourne, Agyness Deyn and Dannii Minogue (who even proposed to him!).
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Amused Moose finalist 2010, stand-up, actor, writer and one third of comedy group Sheeps, Liam is one of the most talented new comics working today.
'... the most exciting act from this year's Edinburgh Fringe' (The Guardian)
'A beautifully crafted, downbeat narrative... Every elegiac word has been polished until it sings' (Metro)
'We predicted this debut was going to be a cracker, and it feels good to be proved
right' (Time Out)
'Such mastery of language and economy of wit' (The Scotsman)
'An exceptional talent with language' (Chortle)
'Who knew that melancholy could be so enjoyable?... an assured piece of work
that demonstrates an impressive command of tone' (Fest)
'Liam Williams's exceptional new show, delivered with marvellous moroseness, also fizzes with wit, intelligence and eloquence' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Intelligent and inventive' (The List)
'The voice of a generation’ (The Independent).
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