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!

Headlining the evening is the amazing Daliso Chaponda. Daliso began his comedy career in Canada with the acclaimed one man show ‘Feed This Black Man’. Following this, he began honing his craft in comedy clubs across Canada.  He regularly appears in comedy clubs and theatres across the around the world.He has been part of the Melbourne,Edinburgh, Singapore and Cape Town Festivals.

In addition to Stand up Comedy, Daliso is also a prolific fiction writer. He has published science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction in numerous magazines and anthologies.Recently, a play he co-wrote aired on BBC Radio 4.

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’ ( ‘Intelligent and effective satire … a character of real comic integrity’ **** ( ‘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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