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Thu 20th Dec at 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm)
Shambles Christmas Special
@ Aces & Eights Saloon Bar, London
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Shambles Christmas Special: Oram and Meeten, Bob & Jim, Tom Allen, Tom Ward, Ross Lee, Aisling Bea, John Kearns, Harry Deansway
Holidays are coming, holidays are coming ... come and have the most shambolic Christmas ever!
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
'...an all singing all dancing variety extravaganza with lashings of triumphant tomfoolery... their fast paced character comedy is truly inspired and will have you realising your full range of laughs, from hearty chuckles to gleeful titters.' - British Comedy Guide **** 'At times their audience participation slows to a standstill because someone simply cannot speak for laughter.'
- Broadway Baby **** 'I laughed like a loon...' - Fringe Guru ****
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Tom Allen is a comedian, writer and actor. He started as a stand up at the age of 22 and went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. Since then he has honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK and around the world.
Tom Allen is a wonderfully laconic anecdotalist, and bears an uncanny stage presence to what might be described as the love child of Kenneth Williams and Stephen Fry. He has a genius for digression and an ear for hilariously mundane comments and platitudes. A rare talent, indeed.
'I urge, nay demand – that you see him perform' (Three Weeks)
'Riotous entertainment... Allen is one of life's true eccentrics' (The Guardian)
'Tom Allen makes me reach for old-fashioned words like debonair and urbane. Blessed with crystalline enunciation and velvety, vocal warmth, he sounds as though he was born at the BBC' (Chortle).
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It is the infantile, oddly macabre quality of Lee's stage shows that makes them terribly watchable. A striking figure: skinny and slight and akin to a camp Yorkshire Johnny Rotten in both manner and dress sense. He performs his shows with equal amounts of amiability and gusto and with a healthy dollop of the unearthly thrown in. Incredibly funny, odd and beguiling to watch.
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Irish born, London residing, Aisling's name is pronounced Ash-ling Bee. She was named Irish Tatler's Entertainment Woman of the Year 2013 and winner of So You Think You're Funny 2013, the first woman to do so in 20 years, and only the second woman to do so in the competition's 25 year history. Expect hilarious hip-hop moves and wonderfully silly stories.
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The most original, odd, off-beat and hilarious alternative comic to arise this decade, John Kearns is an act who has forged his own raggedy path all the way to success.
London-based comedian and Winner of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award, Best Newcomer 2013.
'Tremendous originality... a jumpy and unpredictable raconteur... a shot of nervous energy, an elastic band about to snap... I can't see him waiting in reserve for long' (Broadyway Baby)
'... brilliantly bonkers' (Time Out)
'Now THIS is how you do absurd comedy' (http://www.Chortle.co.uk).
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Renaissance man. Impresario. Bit of a tw*t. Just some of the words Harry has used to describe himself in this bio. During his time in the comedy industry he has published and edited the UK's longest running nationally distributed comedy magazine The Fix, been the comedy editor for the Guardian Guide, directed several sellout critically acclaimed shows and what at this stage seems like the high point of his career appeared as a panelist on Loaded TV's flagship book show 'Lads Lit'.
He currently oversees online comedy channel Raybot and hosts and produces his hugely popular residency Shambles in London.
'Hilarious' (Justin Long, Star of Die Hard 4.0 and Dodgeball)
'Harry is a train wreck that's already happened' (Rich Fulcher, Mighty Boosh)
'Self-deprecating, self-sabotaging, deliberate shambles of a showman. But weirdly, it works' (The List).
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Venue: Aces & Eights Saloon Bar
156-158 Fortress Road
NW5 2HP 51.556149, -0.138677
Enquiries: 0207 485 4033
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