funhouse comedy

Funhouse Comedy Club

Where: Grainstore Brewery, Oakham
When: Thursday April 27th, from 6.15pm
Price: £10.00

Funhouse Comedy Club is back at the Grainstore Brewery, Oakham on Thursday April 27th for another laughter-packed night.

Headlining the night will be John Robertson and Ian D Montfort.

The creation of Tom Binns – the character comedian behind inept hospital DJ Ivan Brackenbury – Ian D Montfort is a psychic from Sunderland, who made his debut at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe. Binns combines the ‘cold reading’ trickery of stage mediums with comic patter to debunk their techniques. He made the radio series Ian D Montfort is Unbelievable for Radio 2 in 2013.


Also appearing is the wonderful John Robertson

“**** his material is edgy, intelligent and smoothly-delivered… this is astute, amoral stand-up for the morbidly inclined” – The Age

I’ve been a stand-up since I was 17. They started paying me that year. I got good at it when I was 23.
I got really good at it when I was 26.
I’m 32 now and people fly me places to make them laugh.
They should see the shabby airlines they pay for, that’ll do it.
I laugh every time I land and then I kiss the ground the way the Pope used to
(but with more tongue, let’s be fair.)

(In fact, I kiss the ground so hard and superbly that wherever I go
the land becomes fertile. Droughts have been broken just
by me turning up.)

From 2008 – 2011, I was the Australian tour support for Mark Watson, Wayne Brady, Rob Schneider, Steve-O from Jackass and, one time, grandma-bothering Australian music heartthrob Daryl Braithwaite, who enjoyed my act so much he didn’t let me go on before him.

Since 2006, I’ve created a new live show every year.
In reverse order, they are:

2017: Nineteen Ninety Seven (Edinburgh Fringe)
2016: Arena Spectacular (nominated Edinburgh Fringe
Amused Moose Award, Fringeworld)
2016: The Dark Room 4.0 (Udderbelly London, EdFringe, Nottingham Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Fest, Magners International Comedy Festival, Insomnia Festival, Southbound)
2015: Let’s Redecorate! (Edinburgh Fringe, Leicester Comedy Fest)
2015: The Dark Room 3.0 (Udderbelly London, EdFringe, Soho Theatre)
2014: A Nifty History of Evil (Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Fringe
2014: The Dark Room 2.0 (Winner – Argus Angel, Brighton Fringe)
2013: The Dark Room (Edinburgh Fringe)
2012: The Dark Room (Edinburgh Fringe)
2011: Dragon Punch (Edinburgh Fringe, Winner – Best Show – Wild West Comedy Festival, Supanova Pop Culture Expo)
2010: A Nifty History of Evil (Edinburgh Fringe, Winner – Critic’s Choice – Wild West Comedy Festival)
2009: Don’t Swallow (Blue Room Theatre,
Nominated Biggest Box Office 2009)
2008: Love Of A Pitiful Instrument (Blue Room Theatre)
2006: Killing Hun in the Sun (Rechabites Hall, Nominated Equity Award – Best New Play)

In the last few years, I’ve toured the Netherlands, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Singapore, Germany, the Philippines and Hong Kong, performed corporate shows for the BBC, 7thingsmedia, EB Games Australia, the Australian Web Awards, Game and Rio Tinto – and worked in clubs around the planet, including The Comedy Store, Glee, Off The Kerb, Jongleurs, Manfords, Comedy For Depression @ Union Chapel, The Stand, Sydney Comedy Store, NCF, Top Secret Comedy Club, Soho Comedy Club, XS Malarkey, Trapdoor Comedy, Sit-Down Comedy Club, TakeOut Comedy Hong Kong, The Mic In Hand, Local Laughs, Spleen Bar, Brisbane Powerhouse, Happy Endings Sydney, The Laugh Resort, Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den, Purple Cactus, Baby Blue Banana Budapest, Komedia, The Comedy Lounge, The Rhino Room, His Majesty’s Theatre (Perth), Funhouse Comedy, NCF Comedy, Eminent Banter, The Comedy Club, Soho Comedy Club, Top Secret Comedy Club, The Comic’s Lounge, The Old Manly Boatshed, The Comedy Hour, Packsaddle Comedy, Enmore Theatre and Leicester Square Theatre.

Also appearing is the terrific Josh Pugh. He won his very first Funhouse gong show and has since gone on to win Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2015 and the Nottingham Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Award 2015. In between he somehow won Midland New Act of the Year in both 2014 and 2015 (we don’t know how it works either). This year, he came 3rd in the NATYS (formerly Hackney New Empire Comedian of the Year) and is in the forthcoming semi-final of English Comedian of the Year.

Your compere for the evening is the amazing Scott Bennett.

6:15pm doors.
Last orders for food 7.15pm
8:15pm show.

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