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Hey Guys we have a new BITE ME! Comedy Jam April 12 at the Camden Head 8pm £3 cash at door with a whole new line up.
The Camden Head
100 Camden High Street
Brilliant sketch, stand up and character comedy hosted by the Under Dogs
UNDER DOGS – NEW ACT OF THE YEAR FINALIST
NAT LUURTSEMA – LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC
HARRIET KEMSLEY – FUNNYS FUNNY WINNER
MAX DICKINS – THE SUN’S COMEDY PICKS
SAM GOLIN – FUNNY BEARDED WHITE GUY
DAVE GREEN – MAX TURNER NEW ACT OF THE YEAR WINNER
IVOR DEMBINA - FOUNDER OF HAMPSTEAD COMEDY CLUB
MAX TURNER NEW ACT OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2013
HACKNEY NEW ACT OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2012
FUNNY WOMEN SEMI FINALIST 2012
LEICESTER SQUARE SEMI FINALIST 2012
“innovative and playful, showing off a solid base of real acting ability”
“A refreshingly intelligent take on comedy, there is simply no doubt the Under Dogs are going places.”
★ ★ ★ ★ Fringe Guru
“snappy back and forth sketches… It’s enough to leave you with your tail wagging”
★ ★ ★ ★Threeweeks
"I’ve just been comically sexually abused with rubber gloves"
★ ★ ★ ★ Twitter Fan
2008 Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee Nat Luurtsema is an award-winning stand-up comedian, author, radio presenter, comedy writer and one third of critically acclaimed sketch group Jigsaw with Dan Antopolski and Tom Craine.
After a sell-out show at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe, Jigsaw continued a meteoric debut year, becoming series regulars on Live At The Electric (BBC3) and headlining BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama. Jigsaw will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe with their second show, Gettin’ Jiggy.
Nat’s first book, Cuckoo In The Nest, was published by Hodder and Stoughton in April 2012 and was featured prominently in The Observer, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday, The Sunday Express, Marie Claire, The Daily Mail, Metro, Grazia and on LBC, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio Scotland.
As a stand-up comic, Nat was a finalist in most of the new act competitions and nominated for the Chortle Best Newcomer Award within her first eight months on-stage. She has since gigged around the country’s comedy clubs, in The Comedy Zone at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and has supportedRussell Kane and Isy Suttie on tour.
Praise for Nat:
“Nat Luurtsema is definitely an original thinker. Her inventive, witty routines demonstrate a wonderfully warped logic, taken to the limits of imagination.”
Praise for Cuckoo in the Nest:
“Laugh out loud observational comedy…Fast, frenetic and scatologically funny, Nat’s memoir keeps the jokes coming”
MAX DICKINS A brilliant stand-up comedian, Max was named as one of The Sun's 2011 Comedy Picks (along with Josh Widdicombe and others) and went on to perform at the prestigious Lunchtime Club stand-up showcase in Edinburgh that summer. Previous alumni include: Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner), Joe Lycett (BBC1's Epic Win) and many more. As a stand-up, Max has supported Ardal O'Hanlon on tour, and is taking his debut hour long show to the Edinburgh festival in August 2012.
Max was recently on the bill for one of Time Out's "Comedy up Close" gigs at The Charing Cross Theatre, and has also done extensive MC work, including for Time Out comedy editor Ben Williams where he MCed a theatre gig starring Nick Helm and Sean Hughes. Ben's testimonial: "A warm, personable comic with plenty of tightly-written, punchline-heavy material. A great additional to any bill."
Max has had sketches commissioned on Channel 4 (This Just In) and BBC2 (Dick n Dom), as part of the hotly tipped double-act "Dregs", who enjoyed a sell-out debut run at the Underbelly in Edinburgh 2011. It was recommended by The Independent as one of the "Top Ten Comedy Shows To See At The Fringe", and the show has also been recommended since by The Guardian and Time Out.
As well as comedy writing/performing Max has worked for 2 years as a professional radio presenter for the national station Absolute Radio. Having been on Absolute Radio for less than three months, he was nominated for a prestigious Sony Radio Award in the Rising Star Category. Max was plucked fresh out of student radio where he was a 5 time Student Radio Award nominee.
Max is currently working on a variety of TV and radio projects, as well as his live work, and has had shows in development with Zeppotron and NBC/Universal, and been shortlisted for funding by a leading international production company for a feature length comedy film.
FUNNY’S FUNNY - WINNER 2011
UP THE CREEK ONE TO WATCH - WINNER 2011
BATH NEW ACT OF THE YEAR - WINNER 2012
BRIGHTON NEW ACT OF THE YEAR - WINNER 2012
NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR - FINALIST 2012
LAUGHING HORSE- FINALIST 2012
READING NEW ACT - FINALIST 2011
AS SEEN ON THE BBC3 COMEDY MARATHON
‘Excellent Writing,’ Chortle
‘Harriet Kemsley shone,’ Sternberg Clarke
‘Fresh.Different.Brilliant,’ Funny’s Funny
‘A hilarious combination of bashful and weird,’ Three Weeks
‘A hugely talented rising star of the circuit,’ Time Out
Rhod Gilbert’s Top Ten Comics to See in 2012, Mail on Sunday
Pick of the Top Five Up and Coming Funny Females, The Sun
…a bearded comic who thinks he’s diabetic but probably isn’t. You can be sure that he will say some words to you if you are close enough but it might contain some scenes of mild gibberish.
“…Beatnik guy…His youth hides a certain type of wisdom that only the very old or insane possess,take his advice on board because there will be a test after the show…it’s called life” – (KAVI)
“…Funky white guy” – (FELLOW BEARDED COMIC)
“…Should jump off a bridge” – (COMIC ALSO ON SAME BILL)
Dave started performing stand up in 2011 after dabbling for a number of years in art and experimental film. He is the winner of the Max Turner Comedy Award and Finalist in the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year. His surreal one liners and deadpan delivery are fast proving popular with audiences and promoters alike. He is currently gigging with promoters like Crack Comedy, Jongleurs and The Bearcat. He still makes films but now he calls them comedy films instead of art and no one seems to have noticed.
“One of the most original, inventive and creative acts on the circuit. Oh, and most importantly, he’s spectacularly funny too.”
- James Gill, Always Be Comedy
“Quietly and cleverly subversive”
– James Punnett, The Bearcat
“The audience all loved him, very clever and funny material.”
- Hazel Humphries, The Funny Farm