Events

November Comedy Club

Where: Grainstore Brewery, Oakham
When: Thursday November 30th, Doors 6.15pm
Price: £10.00

Funhouse Comedy is back this November and what a line up it is!

Our Headline for the night is the wonderful Chris McCausland. Chris McCausland is a British stand-up comedian and actor from Liverpool.

Chris is blind, has been performing stand-up since 2003, and has long been firmly established at the very top of the UK’s live comedy circuit. He performs all over the country, including regularly at the world famous Comedy Store in the heart of London’s West End.

He has performed all over the world, including India, Singapore, Malaysia, across the Middle East, and throughout Europe.

Between 2005 and 2012, Chris took six different stand-up shows to the Edinburgh Festival [Reviews], and in 2011 was awarded the Creative Diversity Award for Comedy by a Channel 4 led panel of broadcasters that also included the BBC, ITV, and Sky.

 

Opening the night is the ever stunning Hospital Radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury, as seen on his own BBC1 Hit show, ‘Hospital People’.

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“If laughter is the best medicine, Ivan Brackenbury should be a real hospital radio DJ. Ivan’s Hospital broadcast, Disease Hour, is the most deliciously enjoyable I’ve spent on the Fringe. His poorly judged dedications, like everything else in this chock-full show, come thick, fast and funny. And that pregnant pause, as we wait to hear which song Ivan selects for which ailment, gets more tantalising every time.” THE GUARDIAN ★★★★

“I’ll let you go to the show and find out which patients and what ailments elicit the playing of Solid as a Rock, Secret Smile and the rather excellent Mary McGregor’s hit Torn Between Two Lovers and I am sure Joan Arkwright’s gynecological problem is all the better for Ivan’s thoughtful record choice. I laughed so much I nearly suffered the same thing. Special in every sense of the word. Wonderful, pitch-perfectly performed silliness from which you emerge still giggling.” THE SCOTMAN ★★★★

Support comes from the rising star, 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).

Troy Hawke

An Amused Moose Laughter Award finalist twice in the last three years (Get Brown 2011 and Schiz 2013). Milo returns this year with a single character show which promises to be his funniest to date. There’s no one quite like Troy Hawke. ‘Ridiculously talented’ (Kate Copstick). ‘Undeniably funny’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Intelligent and effective satire … a character of real comic integrity’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Brilliantly observed’ **** (ScotsGay).

Compere is as ever the amazing Scott Bennett.

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

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