THE FRIENDLY COMEDY CORNER SHOP
Jo Neary is one of the UK’s best loved character comedians, nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award and won the Fringe Report Award for Best Female Character act. Jo has also appeared in Armando Iannucci’s Time Trumpet (BBC), Green Wing (Ch 4), Stewart Lee’s Comedy Cuts (ITV), Miranda (BBC), That Mitchell and Webb Look (BBC), Young Dracula (BBC), My Mad Fat Diary (Ch 4), Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show (BBC R4) and a scene stealing role as the dance teacher in Skins (Ch 4).
“Thank heavens for Joanna Neary whose skewed clowning is gloriously different” Bruce Dessau
“A Joyce Grenfell of our age” The Guardian
Character Comedian Colin Hoult has appeared in Derek (Ch 4), Murder in Successville, Life’s too Short and Being Human (BBC), as well as writing and performing in two series of his own BBC Radio 4 show, Carnival of Monsters.
“eye-poppingly expressive” Daily Express
“twisted creative genius” The Guardian
“wonderfully silly” The Guardian
Matt Banks’ mischievous and enigmatic persona engages the audience, whilst employing props, twisted tales, facts and surreal nonsense, to take them on a strange, hilariously unsettling and wonderful journey.
“Strange nonsense, indeed, and presented with a weird charm” Chortle
“A brilliant and original twist to the usual comics on the circuit.” Crown Comedy
Sam Savage as Linda Larkin – Come and watch Sam Savage stick a wig on her head and call herself Linda Larkin. Funny’s Funny winner 2012, NATYS runner up 2013 (all this without a wig). Now she has a husband called Terry, a guinea pig called Dougal and believes the world can be saved with love and gossip.
“Excellent. Her punchlines were as hilariously off-kilter as they were well-devised” Three Weeks
“She writes proper jokes” Jenny Eclair
“Upbeat and endearing” Chortle
Fraser Geesin (compere) – A smart, mildly surreal mix of character comedy and postmodern stand-up. Fraser is more than willing to ransack his own dignity for your entertainment.
“The strong performance is backed with some solid writing, taking a refreshingly oblique approach to mainstream topics” Chortle
“Cracking gags turning on a smart use of language” Steve Bennett
Date: Saturday 24th September Bar: 7.00pm Starts: 8.00pm Venue: Chiddingly Village Hall Tickets: £15 Sponsored by: Baxter and Bailey Event Director: Dave Harrison