We Love Comedy @ The Balham Bowls Club

  • May 30, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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This is a joint meetup with our friends from The Tooting Social Club

Please only RSVP YES if you are definitely going - we have a no show policy (see below).

Nearest Tube: Balham (Balham Bowls Club is less than a two minute walk away!)


We Love Comedy cordially invites you to an extra special new monthly residency in the ballroom of the Balham Bowls Club. It will be seriously funny. We guarantee it*.

Tickets: In advance £8 + booking fee, £6 concessions + booking fee, £10 on the door

FOR THE MEETUP GROUP: £6 in advance NO BOOKING FEE! £6 on the door or 2 for 1 if there are pairs of you (£5 each!).

Here's the link to special discounted Meetup tickets: http://welovecomedybb... -- TOM ALLEN Winner of both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Award in 2005. He has since gone on to bigger and better things. "Tom Allen, a great storyteller whose ability to provide riotous entertainment deserves to net him a wider audience…his live work sees him telling outlandish tales from his seemingly very eventful life. Allen is one of life's true eccentrics, a being who exists at an angle to the rest of us." – James Kettle The Guardian April 2012 "The jokes are tight and clever but Allen's comic gestures and impeccable timing magnify their hilarity; indeed, he provokes as much laughter from a raised eyebrow as he does from his Manhunt v Grindr analysis." – The Melbourne Age "Beguiling...the sly dexterity of his delivery has you hooked." – Sunday Telegraph WILL FRANKEN Will Franken is an American character comedian satirist mimic. Born and raised in Sedalia, Missouri, Franken holds a master’s degree in English, with a specialization in Restoration and 18th century literature. He is fantastically surreal. "What elevates Mr. Franken above your garden-variety comedian is an erudite wit and a highly developed sense of the absurd" – The New York Times "San Francisco has nurtured many of comedy's biggest names, and this guy is destined to be one of them. " – San Francisco Chronicle "Franken wanders through a parallel-universe city populated by hipsters who challenge John Milton to poetry slams and crass marketers of women's empowerment symposia, among other fun-house imaginings. " – The Onion "Best Comedian" – SF Weekly ANGELA BARNES Angela won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2011, as well as being a finalist in the Latitude New Act of The Year and Up The Creek One To Watch competitions. She is a fantastic comedian you just have to see. “Hers is a world-weary and devestatingly matter-of-fact outlook on the world that really makes her stand out” – The Guardian “brilliantly funny” – Sarah Millican MARK STEPHENSON Mark was the runner up in 2010's Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year. He was also a semi-finalist in 2010's So You Think You're Funny competition. He's been one of our favourite comedians of the last few years and we hope you'll love him too. "An exhilarating new voice on the comedy circuit." - Spoonfed And your host for the evening is SEAN BRIGHTMAN Sean was also a semi-finalist in 2010's So You Think You're Funny Competition. In 2011 he was shortlisted, quite rightly, for the BBC New Comedy Awards. He was knocked out, quite rightly, by Angela Barnes. He's not bitter. Then in 2012 he reached the final of the Piccadilly Comedy Club competition where Chortle reviewed him as "Happy", one of the more positive words used in that particular review. He regularly performs and hosts comedy shows all over. He doesn't like competitions, aside from spot the ball. "A very funny man" - Stephen. K. Amos "Happy" - Chortle Hope to Meetup with you there! Best, Sean, Renata and Lea Meetup group special ticket link: http://welovecomedybb...

*The We Love Comedy Guarantee: If you don't laugh during the show, we will joyfully give you your money back!

Please only RSVP YES if you are definitely going - we have a no show policy - as below:

In order to provide a place for all interested members & to be fair to the hosts & to the venues, there is a no show rule for our meetups: 

- if you have RSVP'd yes and don't show up or
- if you change your RSVP from yes to no within 12 hours before the meetup takes place

you get 1 no-show point. Once you have reached 3 points within one year the meetup organisers have the right to exclude you from the group, should they choose to do so.

Also, if you are a no-show to an event then the host of that event has the choice to exclude you from their future events if they wish; hosts are not paid for their time, they give up their own time to organise & hosts events so it is extremely frustrating when there are no shows.

This rule is here so everyone can enjoy the events - you and the hosts - it's common courtesy to let hosts know if you can't make an event - so please ensure you keep your RSVP up to date.



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  • Sean B.

    Hi all, check out this review from last week at the BBC: http://www.ourlittlebalhamlife.com/2013/06/the-we-love-comedy-night-at-balham.html

    Will post the next event up asap!

    June 5, 2013

  • geoff f.

    So much more enjoyable than sitting in a pre war airport lounge

    May 31, 2013

  • Sean B.

    Thank you! This week has been one of my favourites since starting on the path to comedy. Thank you for being one of the most important parts of it. Hope you enjoyed yourselves!

    1 · May 31, 2013

  • debbie A.

    is it ok to get there at 8pm or will that be too late an pay the 6.00 when get there.

    May 30, 2013

    • Shereena

      Not sure Sean or Paul will see this msg in time - so if you don't hear back then call or text Paul on the number he's provided above

      May 30, 2013

    • Sean B.

      Sorry for not getting back to you sooner Debbie. The answer was 'yes'! :)

      May 31, 2013

  • Paul D.

    Wow, what a great night with lovely fun people! Thanks to Sean, Renata, Lea and especially Lady the three legged lurcher for making us feel so welcome. Cool venue, top comedians and an ace crowd. Plus ice cream !

    1 · May 31, 2013

  • Shereena

    It's been one of those days - next time!

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • Sean B.

    Whoop! It's tomorrow... Right now - Abandoman at Effra Social!

    May 29, 2013

  • Sean B.

    I will be there!

    May 17, 2013

  • Shereena

    Thx Paul!

    1 · May 17, 2013

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