March Funhouse Comedy
Funhouse Comedy Club is back at the Grainstore Brewery, Oakham on Thursday March 29th for another laughter-packed, double headliner night.
Our headline act is the glorious Rob Rouse, as seen on Ben Elton’s hit BBC2 Shakespeare sitcom ‘Upstart Crow’.
Rob Rouse’s ‘Bottom’ received a warm welcome with viewers and critics alike on Elton’s keenly anticipated ‘Upstart Crow’ which first aired in the spring of 2016 and was recently voted ‘Best new sitcom’ on the British Comedy Guide. Rob is currently recording series two, playing William Shakespeare’s manservant, alongside David Mitchell, Harry Enfield, Mark Heap, Paula Wilcox, Gemma Whelan, Liza Tarbuck and Spencer Jones. The BBC2 show has catapulted the stand up comic back into the limelight.
One of comedy’s most lively, loveable and dynamic performers, Rob won Channel 4’s Prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition at the Edinburgh Festival in way back in 1998. He’s one of our best comic storytellers, has performed all over the world and works long form narratives into hard-hitting, uncompromising hilarious tales filled with warmth and a sense of compassion for our collective human frailties.
Opening for Rob is one of the best loved female comedians performing in the UK today, Jo Caulfield. Best-known for her legendary one-woman shows, Jo Caulfield is “one of the finest female comics at work” (The Observer) and has recently been nominated as “the best female Stand-Up in the country” (Chortle.co.uk). She is also Graham Norton’s head writer. “She is, quite simply, a damn funny woman” (The Scotsman).
Jo was born in Wales to Irish parents and brought up in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. She grew up believing the East Midlands was her oyster.
At 17 Jo left home and moved to London to sing and play drums in a Rockabilly band. This was an unusual decision as Jo can neither sing nor play drums.
“Many of the points Jo Caulfield makes about the human condition would have sociologists stroking their beards in admiration, but her audience tend to be laughing too much to notice. Do not miss her.” (The Times).
“Definitely the rising star of women’s comedy. Her mixture of cutthroat wit and wildly accurate observation regularly brings audiences to their knees with laughter.” (Evening Standard).
Also appearing is Brennan Reece. Brennan has won several awards including: English Comedian Of The Year and Sky One’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, and was nominated for Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2016 and Best Show Australia Fringe World 2016.
Compere for the evening is the ever amazing Scott Bennett.
Last orders for food 7.15pm