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Thu 22nd Nov at 8:30pm
The St. James Comedy Club
@ St James Theatre, London
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The St. James Comedy Club: The Noise Next Door, Ben Van Der Velde, Nathan Caton, Angela Barnes
"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
The Noise Next Door - Headliner
Improv Sketch group
As Seen on Mock The Week
BBC New Comedy Award Winner 2011"
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Improvised comedy at its best! This energetic fivesome transform audience suggestion into scenes, songs and scenarios in the blink of an eye, with hilarious consequences. With their perfect blend of ludicrous characters, barbed one liners, epic stories and musical extravagance, this team of slightly posh English blokes will have you in stitches with their fresh brand of off-the-cuff humour.
'What sets them apart is their great chemistry and genuine sense of joy they bring to the stage' (The List)
'Hilarious... A superior kind of chaos' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Comedy gold... Staggeringly well executed' (The Guardian)
'This is 21st century comedy at its very finest and funniest' (The Stage).
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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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Nathan is a young black British comic, gigging on both the mainstream and black comedy circuit. His set is highly obsevational, influenced by his culture and upbringing, and also coming from a young person's outlook on life, from the well-known Nigerian traffic warden and the always-disciplining West-Indian mother, to MTV's Pimp my Ride.
'Excellent story-telling skills keep the crowd easily entertained' (Three Weeks)
‘Caton is probably the most exciting young black comic on the scene’ (Fest Magazine)
'Caton's a slick performer with an unbeatable stage attitude and the confident air of someone much more experienced' (Chortle)
'Compelling, well-observed stand-up... He specialises in laidback, on-the-nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to-day life and in the media' (The Guardian)
'A huge star in the near future’ (http://www.one4review.com).
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The winner of the BBC New Comedian Awards 2011.
'Angela Barnes is a brilliant new comic with an excellent on stage persona. Her acidic tone of delivery and deftly crafted, punchy material make for a very funny set' (Trevor Lock)
'... brilliantly funny' (Sarah Millican)
'... warm autobiographical material with plenty of strong jokes... She's just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic... Like all the best comics, she manages to articulate a singular perspective while making it seem like a universal truth. And then she put jokes in it. Harder than it looks' (The Guardian)
'Angela Barnes is the best mainstream female comedian I've seen since Sarah Millican... I can't be any clearer than that can I?' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)
'A beautifully paced performance that was aided by the consistent quality of her jokes, many of which showed a great skill with self-deprecation' (Chortle).
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Venue: St James Theatre
Phone: 0844 264 2140
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