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Sat 26th Mar 2022 at 7:30pm ends 10:30pm

Pontypridd & District Club, Pencerrig Street, Pontypridd, UK - Map

Stand-Up Comedy


Drew Taylor presents:

Clwb Comedy @ The District Club - Philip Simon, Meryl O'Rourke and Andrew White

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Clwb Comedy returns to the District Club with another fantastic night of hilarious stand up comedy.

This month, we are joined by Philip Simon!
Writer for:Mock the Week, Newsjack  & NewsrevueProduction team for:Mock the Week, Taskmaster The Imitation GameWINNER of the Jewish Comedian of the Year 2015WINNER of the Lastminute Comedy Comedian of the Year 2015
Philip is one of the most sought after comperes and opening/closing acts working on the UK comedy circuit today. He gigs throughout the UK, as well having performed as far flung places as America, Scandinavia, Europe, The Middle East and New Zealand where he headlined at The Classic in Auckland.Philip has also performed at a number of corporate events and private parties, and runs a team of acts performing fundraisers for school PTAs, charities and other organisations.
'Philip Simon is never less than hilarious.’
(The Stage)
'With Philip Simon as compere comedy is guaranteed.'
(The Jewish Chronicle)
'He’s good!’
(Kate Copstick)
'Solid, strong stand-up. A Comedy Store act...Definitely one to be reckoned with.'
(Hils Jago, Amused Moose)
'A polished performer who makes everyday subjects funny, even though we sometimes may be embarassed to laugh at his subject 'matter. Excellent stuff...Superb stage presence, very professional and a little bit naughty!' 
(Alan Sellers, Great Comedy Nights)
'A delightfully polished performer with a flair for observational humour. His twisted take on the everyday has seen him become established as a darn fine opening act with a laconic delivery that is a joy to behold.' 
(Anthony J Brown, Stage Fright Comedy)
'Philip Simon’s set is a joy. A wry observation of life as a nice Jewish boy...Very funny indeed.' 
(Cotswold Comedy Club)
'Big consistent laughs. I was impressed with how well Philip played the room and how professional he was on and offstage' 
(Bobby Carroll, Comedy Knights)
'Philip was without doubt the act of the night - his crowd work was relaxed and confident and he extracted two applause breaks within his ten minute set.'
(Ray Davis, Court Jesters Comedy)
'Philip Simon is fast earning a respected reputation on the comedy circuit as one of the leading newer comedians. His relaxed style of performance coupled with his hilarious observations have been a winning combination with audiences across the country.'
(Miles Crawford, JokeKlub)
Support on the night comes from...

MERYL O'ROURKE
Meryl has delighted comedy audiences, hosted pop concerts and performed at the Hammersmith Apollo, supporting Frankie Boyle as part of his national tour. In his book Work!Consume!Die! he calls Meryl "Inspiringly funny".

Her solo stand up show Bad Mother… was a hit at Edinburgh and Brighton festivals. Directed by Foster's Comedy Award nominee Thom Tuck, it received 5 star reviews and was The Times’ Critic’s Choice.

"Ripe with comedy. A unique perspective: sharp and dark, and refreshingly unsentimental" Stephanie Merritt, Observer

“5* * * * *   Truly astonishing show…a must see” The New Current

AND

ANDREW WHITE
“One of the most talked about rising star comedians” (Essex Magazine), Andrew White is a comedian that is not to be missed. From charity shop rants to stories growing up gay in rural Salisbury, Andrew has made a reputation for himself with his sharp writing and “rampantly engaging” (The List) performances at some of the country’s top comedy clubs, festivals, and corporate events.

Writer for Mock the Week, Comedy Central, Newsjack, and Newsrevue

“Absolutely brilliant…took the stage by storm” (Wiltshire Live)

“One to Watch” (Chortle)

**** “The talent is very obviously there” (The List)


All held together by our wonderful host;

PHILIP COOPER!



Age Restrictions:
18+

Venue opens at:
7:00pm

Venue closes at:
11:30pm



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Mary J reviewed Clwb Comedy @ The District Club - Philip Simon, Meryl O'Rourke and Andrew White which happened on 7:30pm on Sat 26th Mar 2022.

Great venue in Pontypridd District Club. All of the acts were great fun and engaging. I agree with a previous comment on straight rows. Maybe something a bit more informal?

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Review left at 12:39pm on Tue 29th Mar 2022

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Dani F reviewed Clwb Comedy @ The District Club - Philip Simon, Meryl O'Rourke and Andrew White which happened on 7:30pm on Sat 26th Mar 2022.

Great night of laughter. Daniel Glyn and Chris Chopping were excellent replacements for Meryl and Andrew who were unable to attend. Phil Cooper is an excellent MC, the headliner was fantastic too. Well worth the trip there.

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Review left at 11:06pm on Sun 27th Mar 2022

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Julia S reviewed Clwb Comedy @ The District Club - Philip Simon, Meryl O'Rourke and Andrew White which happened on 7:30pm on Sat 26th Mar 2022.

Great evening, great place, staff very friendly and efficient. Tables in rows? Might have been better to have had them at angles to create more atmosphere. Altogether a fab evening. Well worth it.

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Review left at 5:26pm on Sun 27th Mar 2022

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