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Hyena Lounge Comedy Club - Saturday Night Lounge: Dave Twentyman, Alun Cochrane, Phil Chapman, Barry Dodds
"Every Saturday we bring you four of the funniest stand-up comedians from around the world to our friendly and intimate venue in a two and a half hour long laughter-fest aimed at comedy fans, couples and small groups.
We are NOT suitable for large single sex groups such as Stag or Hen parties
We operate a strict NO FANCY DRESS policy and the maximum group size we allow is 12. Please don't try to get round this by booking separately as you will be refused admission without a refund and we'd all rather avoid this embarrassment on the door!
OVER 18 ONLY."
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Dave Twentyman's burgeoning reputation means that he can now confidently consider himself one of his home town of St Helens’ finest exports, tales of home, work and the universe are delivered in a stream of consciousness both mesmerizing and friendly.
'Affable, quick-witted banter merchant, Dave Twentyman survived a childhood in St Helens by evolving rapid, startlingly-bright patter and a smile that he somehow stole from Barry Manilow. This is a man who could teach Teflon a trick-or-two but who remains vastly more fun than your average frying-pan. What higher praise can there be?' (http://comedycv.co.uk)
'Thoroughly impressed, best I've seen in ages. Great warmth and style' (Dave Spikey)
'Quick on his feet' (Gag Reflex)
'Really like his stuff' (Jason Manford).
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A tall, gangly Northerner who delivers his own brand of no-nonsense humour. He has made appearances on Just A Minute, Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week and Nevermind The Buzzcocks.
'A master storyteller, holding the audience before dropping an exploding but simple punchline...' (Metro)
'Filled with prime laugh-out-loud stupid moments' (The List, Glasgow & Edinburgh)
'... real craft and creativity... results that satisfy both the comedy purists and those who simply want big laughs on a big night out' (The Guardian)
'The best, as well as the most natural stand-up I've seen' (The Independent)
'Alun Cochrane's ability to make the little things in life a comedy goldmine is
'Brilliant no-frills stand-up comedy' (The List)
'A no-nonsense comedian who specialises in funny nonsense' (Camberley Theatre).
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Phil began performing comedy in 2006 at a local Chinese restaurant, he was asked to leave soon into the performance, but such was the reaction of the crowd - a rapturous round of applause (in hindsight, this may have been more for the management although no one can really confirm anything) - he decided to pursue a career via more conventional means. He then found a local comedy venue running beginners nights, and after his first performance, was asked to perform in the final of the new act competition, where he placed second.
He continued performing around the North of England, where he placed second in four more competitions, including the legendary Beat the Frog World Series. Given his consistency, and undeterred by his near brushes with success, he decided to carry on performing and has now established himself as a regular in many clubs around the country, and he is renowned for his ability to win over any audience.
From his carefully crafted gags, to his engaging anecdotes, his material and stage presence ensure he is a big hit wherever he's playing, and he always leaves.
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This charming Geordie motor-mouth has audiences in the palm of his hand, even when discussing the most near the knuckle subjects. With material ranging from the supernatural to euthanasia, everything is delivered with a cheeky smile that wins over even the most stony faced of the audience.
A finalist in various high profile competitions such as Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol and Jongleurs Last Laugh Comedy Search, his twinkly eyed, playful demeanour disarms judging panels, industry experts and audiences alike, allowing him flirt coquettishly with topics that are traditionally a little more unusual.
'Hugely enjoyable... a ton of great stories... one to watch' (The Guardian)
'Razor sharp humour' (Metro)
'... the appealing and perceptive Barry Dodds... captivates his audiences with his energy, spirit and tantalizing wit. His mix of surprisingly uncanny and irrepressibly cheeky material leaves them wanting for more' (Funhouse Comedy).
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