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COMEDY: Live Stand-up, The Glee Club, Birmingham
Friday 5th November, 7.15pmHow to Book:
1. RSVP 'YES'.
2. Contact the Glee Club box office on[masked] and ask to be put under my group name COATES. Tickets cost ?15.VENUE
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Come and join us for a night of comedy at the Glee Club, The Arcadian, Birmingham, B5 4TD. We'll meet just outside the foyet entrance at 7.15pm. If you're late, just ask to be seated under COATES. Drop me a line if you'd like my mob number.
There'll be four comedians performing live over the course of the night:Andy Askins
Andy is a recent arrival on the comedy club scene. He worked as a musician for 15 years both home and abroad and during this time discovered a knack for making people laugh. Over the years the comedy gradually took over and his dry delivery and wickedly funny songs and parodies have seen him welcomed by the alternative comedy scene.
"Dark Humour with faultless timing" The Stage
"An awful lot of charm. Although he looks mild-mannered and studious, he actually packs a wry, cheeky wit. There is, most definitely, something warmly alluring about him. His winning persona goes a long way?between the songs, the charming banter works well." ChortleRoger Monkhouse
Roger Monkhouse was raised in Kingston upon Thames during the seventies and retains his Estuary drawl despite a decade of living in Sheffield where he has run his own clubs, The Last Laugh and The Merry Hell. Since 1990 he has performed extensively throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland and has recently performed in the Netherlands, The Czech Republic, South Africa and the Middle East.
Roger is a consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. As a seasoned host and TV warm-up he can improvise freely with any crowd but is nonetheless marked out as a comic by the intelligence of his material and his keen eye for a fine phrase. His subject matter is broad and diverse, ranging from blood doning to contemporary mating ritual, but his approach remains essentially observational with the spin of an accomplished gag writer.
A regular at London?s Comedy Store, Roger was featured on The Comedy Store?s national tour sponsored by Hooch in 1998 . His television credits include Something For The Weekend (YTV/Tyne-Tees) which he co-hosted with Micky Hutton and The Comedy Store (Channel 5).
Tipped in 1993 by William Cook of The Guardian, as one of three new comics to look out for, Roger has performed warm-up for Rory Bremner, Jonathan Ross and BBC2?s Reportage. His own TV credits include Something for the Weekend (Chameleon Television), Comedy Rules (STV), Anything Goes (Sky), Icons (Granada) and Cashback (Meridian). He is original, classy and acute, but above all else, in all conceivable circumstances, devastatingly effective.
?Distinctly skilful and always amusing? Time Out
?His laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind? The Guardian
?Highly regarded by his peers on the circuit ? he?s shaven-headed, topical, good on relationships and nothing to do with Bob?
?A lurching shaven-headed presence with a droll manner? Monkhouse?s act revolves around inch perfect satire.?
rooklyn native, Dwayne Perkins is a young vet in the Comedy game. With appearances on Late Night with Conan O?Brien, The Late Late Show, and Premium Blend Dwayne has earned a spot in today?s class of elite Stand-up Comics. Dwayne is a regular crowd pleaser in New York, Boston and Los Angeles. The recent culmination of Dwayne?s talent and work has resulted in his very own Comedy Central Presents half hour special. The very well received special showcases Dwayne?s unique way of looking at life and unparalleled ability to convey it in a hilarious manner. In many ways still a newbie himself, Dwayne is already inspiring newer comics.
With his comedy well grounded and still growing, Dwayne now sets his sights on acting and writing. Look for Dwayne in the HBO movie the Gristle, but don?t look away you might miss him. Still, Dwayne offers a very memorable cameo as the lost ?stereotype?in the bar scene. Catch Dwayne on The Learning Channel teaching a Seattle fireman a thing or two about comedy on the show ?Faking It.? Dwayne?s comedy instincts and acting skill shine through in the soon to be released independent film ?Target Audience 9.1" In a movie rich with talent, where Breakfast Club meets Night of the Last Comet, Dwayne?s offers much comic relief as the funny likeable geek.Paul McCaffrey
2008 London paper/Soho Theatre London comic Competition- WINNER
2008 Laughing Horse New act Competition- FINALIST
2007 Comedy Cafe Best new act of 2007- FINALIST
"likeable, animated and fluid with a first-rate sense of timing, able to effortlessly maintain an illusion of spontaneity he has a stylish way of slowly building up on his observational premises, wringing every possible laugh out of it" - Chortle
"Really fucking funny" - Frank Skinner
Any questions, drop me a line.
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