Wednesday, March 11, 2009 11:28 AM
Midlands Comedy, Music, Movies, Politics, Walking & Writers
COMEDY: Live Stand-up, The Glee Club, Birmingham
Friday 27th March, 7.45pm
How to Book: RSVP 'YES' then contact the Glee Club box office on[masked] and ask to be put under my group name COATES. Tickets cost ?13.50.
Following the sucess of the last comedy night, I'm pleased to announce another one! Its at the Glee Club, The Arcadian, Birmingham, B5 4TD. We'll meet inside from 7.45pm. Just ask to be seated under COATES if you don't spot the group and you'll be shown to your seat with us.
There'll be four comedians performing live over the course of the night.
Comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Cole Parker exploded onto the comedy circuit in 2000, to great critical acclaim. In the same year he was nominated the UK's best new comedian. Cole now regularly plays the premier comedy clubs throughout the UK & overseas and has earned an enviable reputation as a professional, highly original, first-rate comic and compere. His intelligent - occasionally dark material is delivered with generous spoonfuls of charm and he can relate to any audience. He has also written for several top name comedians & played alongside: Harry Hill, Jonny Vegas, Ardal O'Hanlon, Ed Byrne, Sean Lock, Jimmy Carr, Jeff Green, Craig Charles, Al Murray & Ross Noble. More recently he has contributed to ?Parsons and Naylor Big Pullout Section? on BBC Radio 2.
?Quite simply, the finest alternative comedian there is" Ian Cognito
"Consistently funny?." The Independent
"Wonderful, upfront, hilarious?'" Evening Standard
Rob Deering exploded on to the comedy scene in 2000, reaching the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award semi-finals, the finals of the BBC New Comedy Award and the final of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Competition, as well as winning the prestigious Amused Moose New Talent Award. 2001 brought further success with Rob hosting the legendary Comedy Zone at the Edinburgh Festival; this led to a personal request from Emo Phillips to support him for his festival run.
With his easy charm, cheesy singing voice, razor-sharp wit and clownish physicality Rob has quickly established himself as a firm favourite on the london circuit and has played at all the major comedy clubs nationwide. He slayed audiences as a headliner on The Comedy Network and has been commissioned by channel 4 to write and host the comedy series Lesser-Spotted Britain.
In 2002 Rob returns to the Edinburgh Festival with his debut solo show Rob Deering - The Facts.
"Sterling stand-up from one of the circuit's rising stars. A safe place to bet your comedy dollar" - The Sunday
Hoever it was who decided that Americans don't have any sense of irony, they forgot to tell Dave Fulton. This wry Seattle wag is positively brimming over with ironic invective. He even fronted an amusing and perceptive report - for Newsnight, no less - begging Brits to celebrate their own heritage, rather than aping American pop culture. Yet you'd never know from the look of him. With his stringy beard, straggly long hair and rock 'n' roll black leather jacket, Fulton looks more like a refugee from a defunct British heavy metal band than an all-American stand-up... there's a salty flavour to his live club set that you'd scarcely describe as feminist. It's these contradictions that make Fulton so fascinating, and fun to watch, especially when he's riffing with British punters half a world away from home. The Guide Dave Fulton is opinionated, isn't afraid to pull punches in his observations, yet has a deceptively laid back stage manner that disguises a raw aggression. A varied melting pot of issues that sometimes even he doesn't want to explore. This is un-missable comedy from one of the most dynamic and innovative comedians breaking on the comedy circuit at the moment. His mother would never have thought it possible from someone who holds a Masters in Music Composition.
Recently he's been seen on the BBC series The Stand Up Show, and Channel 5's The Comedy Store series where he took the roof off the prestigious club with his highly inventive perspective on life. Dave has also presented a feature for Newsnight on American culture to tie in with an exhibition at The Barbican.
"Whiplash delivery and relentless pace" The List
"Compelling... a real breath of fresh air" Independent
Suave and sarcastic, his ability to play with the simplest of phrases and have you thinking why you'd never thought of it, make him one of the UK's cleverest and slickest comedians. "Brutally cool humour"
What's On Magazine.
Matt's experience shines through his set like a floodlight, giving him a charismatic and confident air unmatched by almost any other stand-up working the circuit.
His material is seemingly conversational, but the gags are all tucked away in there, jumping out at you with a sure steady pace. Sharp sarcasm and acute observations shape the style of his set, but all manner of comedic verbal misdirection is present. By Ira Rainey (BBC Bristol)
See you there!