tom stade

Funhouse Comedy Season Finale

Where: Grainstore Brewery, Oakham
When: Thursday 25th May, Doors 6.15pm
Price: £10.00

Funhouse Comedy Returns to the Grainstore Brewery Tap. Headlining is the incredible Stephen Grant and Tom Stade.

Stephen Grant is one of the UK’s funniest, hardest working and most respected comedians. Whether entertaining stag and hen parties, voicing animations, warming up TV audiences, presenting radio shows or hosting corporate award nights Stephen never fails to pull in the laughs.

Stephen is a multi-award winning MC and the resident compere at Krater Comedy Club in Brighton. He performs at clubs and corporate events all over the UK and on the international circuit and has taken six critically acclaimed shows to the Edinburgh Fringe since 2003.

“Brilliant” The Scotsman

A repeat award winner of Best UK Compere, Stephen Grant is one of the hardest working comedy performers and writers in the UK. He is the host of the Krater Comedy Club at Komedia, which has won Best Comedy Venue in the South for an unprecedented amount of times and is a regular headliner at The Comedy Store in Leicester Square.

He possesses an energy and intellect which combined with his eight years in the corporate world make for a perfect experienced host and entertainer for any event. Clients often return to Stephen for repeat engagements due to his ability to vary his content and material, often tailoring it specific to the client’s requirements and industry.

“Grant, whose regular slot at the Brighton Komedia Club has earned him a cult status, is an engaging host and an easy person to spend an hour with.” The Independent

Stephen still finds the time to headline and MC gigs all over the country, as well as being a regular guest on The Cutting Edge at The Comedy Store, deputizing presenter on BBC Southern Counties Radio, warming up and performing on some of the biggest comedy shows on TV. His speed and dynamism create a magical energy which has audiences rapt and hanging onto his every word. It is this that led Stephen to writting for Rob Beckett on Mock the Week and for writing for Russell Kane on Live at the Electric as well as forLee Nelson’s Well Good Show for Avalon TV and Seann Walsh for Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week.

Tom’s irrepressible charm translated effortlessly to TV, and in the past few years, he has been invited onto every major stand-up TV show in the country. This year, he performed on BBC One’s The John Bishop Show and he has made his second appearance on Live At The Apollo, featuring in the most recent series on BBC One. He performed to his largest live audience to date joining the star-studded line-up on Ch4’s Comedy Gala at London’s 02 arena in 2013. He has also performed on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Lee Mack’s All Star Cast, BBC 3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and Ch. 4’s The Boyle Variety Performance. He has performed twice on Ch4’s Stand-Up for the Week, and was given an extended set on Dave’s One Night Stand. Other stand-up appearances include Comedy Central’s The World Stand’s Up, ITV2’s Comedy Cuts and multiple performances on Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store. He was the co-writer and co-star of Frankie Boyle’s Ch4 series Tramadol Nights. Back in his native Canada, Tom appeared in the critically acclaimed sitcom The Newsroom and the award-winning feature film My Own Private Oshawa. As a stand-up he starred in his own hour special for CBC/Comedy Central Stade and Confused. Last year, he starred as a spoof chat-show host in Come Fringe Yourself with Tom Stade, which was recorded at the Edinburgh festival and gathered a cult online following. He is now working on several original ideas for TV; and has just recorded an online sitcom with Daniel Sloss, intriguingly entitled M.U.F.F.
Tom remains in great demand internationally and has accepted invitations to perform at notable comedy festivals worldwide including New York, Aspen, Montreal, Toronto, Amsterdam, Kilkenny, Adelaide, Melbourne and New Zealand. He has also regularly entertained British troops overseas, braving the freezing cold Falklands, and been under fire in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Also appearing is the wonderful Troy Hawke. Born a matinee idle but without the MGM contract, Troy addresses the big issues of 21st century society. Join his quest for universal equality. (PS, no weirdos please). An Amused Moose Laughter Award finalist twice in the last three years , Milo McCabe returns this year with a single character show which promises to be his funniest to date. There’s no one quite like Troy Hawke.

Compere for the night is the amiable and amusing Steve N Allen.

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

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