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Swiss Zepplin

  • Wednesday 31st March 2010, 11:09pm
  • England
  • 57 posts

Saw Sean Lock tonight, he was brilliant and even had two encores. I had a great night and what value for only £15.

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Sorrel

  • Wednesday 7th April 2010, 5:36pm
  • Nor-Sufolkish, England
  • 72 posts

Went to "An Event Of Some Kind" at the Cavendish Arms, London the other night. Really briliant hosts, and always fantastic music and comedy guests (Tim Minchin, Pippa Evans and 6 Day Riot the night I was there).
Highly recommended if you happen to be in London and don't mind being crammed into a tiny back room of a bar!

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Scottidog

  • Saturday 15th May 2010, 5:29pm
  • England
  • 1,513 posts

Daniel Kitson, this Wednesday.

Except it's basically a very long story with added humour.

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AngieBaby

  • Tuesday 27th July 2010, 1:34pm
  • England
  • 3,247 posts

Went to a gig on Saturday in Birmingham, and can't remember the names of 2 of the comedians, and the web-site doesn't list previous dates. I thought if I described them maybe someone would know.

1. looks a bit like Freddie Starr, does a lot of 'physical' comedy, pulls faces, makes jokes about 'mongs'.

2. looks like George Lamb, talks about being a posh Londoner, puts out a burning croissant with a cappucino.

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Tony Cowards

  • Tuesday 27th July 2010, 2:07pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 1,762 posts
Quote: AngieBaby @ July 27 2010, 1:34 PM BST

Went to a gig on Saturday in Birmingham, and can't remember the names of 2 of the comedians, and the web-site doesn't list previous dates. I thought if I described them maybe someone would know.

1. looks a bit like Freddie Starr, does a lot of 'physical' comedy, pulls faces, makes jokes about 'mongs'.

2. looks like George Lamb, talks about being a posh Londoner, puts out a burning croissant with a cappucino.


Wow, not sure who either of them are (and not sure, from those descriptions that I want to!).

What venue did you see them at and roughly how long did they do (5, 10, 20 minutes)? It'll help me to know what "level" they're at.

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Natalie Of Wicks

  • Tuesday 27th July 2010, 2:19pm
  • England
  • 9,484 posts

Might be a daft suggestion, but have you tried email the promoter ?

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AngieBaby

  • Tuesday 27th July 2010, 2:22pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,247 posts

Thanks Tony. It was at HighLights

Number 1 did at least 20 minutes, and was actually called back for an encore. He talks about shagging a cat, if that helps.....

Number 2 did 10 minutes, he was first on, had a nervous laugh.

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Tony Cowards

  • Tuesday 27th July 2010, 2:52pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 1,762 posts

My sources indicate that the line up was; Danny Buckler, Liam Mullone, Michael Smiley, Steve Harris

Now Danny would probably have been MCing (shortish, posh type, does magic sometimes, probably did a routine about "Phantom of the Opera").

Michael Smiley (Tyres from "Spaced") would probably have been the physical comedian, although I'm surprised you didn't mention his thick Belfast accent, if it was him.

Liam Mullone was probably the posh one as Steve Harris is a big chap from the North West.

Any of those names ring any bells?

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AngieBaby

  • Tuesday 27th July 2010, 3:02pm
  • England
  • 3,247 posts
Quote: Tony Cowards @ July 27 2010, 2:52 PM BST

My sources indicate that the line up was; Danny Buckler, Liam Mullone, Michael Smiley, Steve Harris

Now Danny would probably have been MCing (shortish, posh type, does magic sometimes, probably did a routine about "Phantom of the Opera").

Michael Smiley (Tyres from "Spaced") would probably have been the physical comedian, although I'm surprised you didn't mention his thick Belfast accent, if it was him.

Liam Mullone was probably the posh one as Steve Harris is a big chap from the North West.

Any of those names ring any bells?


The MC's surname was definitely Warburton, I Googled the names on the site, and those you've mentioned Tony and it's none of those guys. Wish I'd taken a screen shot, instead of a sambuca shot!

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Tony Cowards

  • Tuesday 27th July 2010, 3:07pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 1,762 posts

Aaah, this Sherlock Holmes deduction thing isn't as easy as it looks...

John Warburton?

And it was definitely Highlight in Birmingham?

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AngieBaby

  • Tuesday 27th July 2010, 7:19pm
  • England
  • 3,247 posts

Yeah, it's a head scratcher, thanks for trying. I've sent Highlight an email so hopefully they'll get back to me.

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jdubya

  • Tuesday 27th July 2010, 10:19pm [Edited]
  • Manchester, England
  • 593 posts

Well...

I can tell you that the first act was Joe Borr, he was the posh one, act 2 on Saturday was Andre Vincent and the closer was Steve Harris.

All held together by yours truly. Not an easy gig that night.

Friday's Number 2 act was Phil Nichol.

hth

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Ben

  • Tuesday 27th July 2010, 10:29pm
  • England
  • 18,350 posts

Anyone seen a London comic called Pete Cain? I saw him support Jim Jeffries the other night and he was very funny.

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AngieBaby

  • Wednesday 28th July 2010, 12:43pm
  • England
  • 3,247 posts

Thanks Jdub,

that's really helpful. You did a great job, and eveyone enjoyed themselves. The crowd weren't nearly as badly behaved as previous shows I've been to there, but were a little subdued. We popped in on the off chance that we could get a ticket on the door and were surprised they managed to get us a table at such short notice.

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L.E.

  • Monday 9th August 2010, 9:12am
  • England
  • 20,468 posts

I went to see Matt Kirshen at one of the Camden Fringe performances on Saturday night. He was really funny. Really enjoyed it. He had some classic real life stories which I loved.