Thu 1st Jun 2023 at 7:28pm ends 10:28pm
The Live Rooms, Station Road, Chester, UK - Map
Mansion comedy presents:
As seen on Ben Elton’s hit BBC2 Shakespeare sitcom ‘Upstart Crow’ Standup Rob Rouse is coming to The Live Rooms in Chester on Thursday 1st June with his new stand up show “Are You Sitting Comfortably?”
Rob Rouse’s ‘Bottom’ received a warm welcome with viewers and critics alike on Elton’s keenly anticipated ‘Upstart Crow’ which first aired in the spring of 2016 and was recently voted ‘Best new sitcom’ on the British Comedy Guide. Rob is currently recording series two, playing William Shakespeare’s manservant, alongside David Mitchell, Harry Enfield, Mark Heap, Paula Wilcox, Gemma Whelan, Liza Tarbuck and Spencer Jones. The BBC2 show has catapulted the stand up comic back into the limelight.
One of comedy’s most lively, loveable and dynamic performers, Rob won Channel 4’s Prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition at the Edinburgh Festival in way back in 1998. He’s one of our best comic storytellers, has performed all over the world and works long form narratives into hard-hitting, uncompromising hilarious tales filled with warmth and a sense of compassion for our collective human frailties.
The Ex-Geography teacher has been described critically as “A born clown”, those who really know him may lovingly use the word ‘idiot’. Either way, Rob takes this trademark comedic storytelling to a career high in this show, as he leads us on an irresistibly hilarious journey of enforced introspection and inspired rantings, it’s a real roller-coaster of a show in which he is forced to relinquish any attempts to control his life and to face down literally one of the most awkward situations you’re ever likely to hear about.
You may also recognise him from 8 out of 10 cats, Spoons, The Friday Night Project, Celebrity Juice, Dave’s One night stand, John Bishop’s Only Joking, Live at the Comedy store, maybe collecting one of his wife’s eBay purchases from your garage or perhaps seen him at one of his 8 Edinburgh fringe shows or 3 UK tours. So, come and see him do what he does best; honest, frank, seriously funny stand-up.
Percy Savage is a Cumbrian funnyman with a bunch of inventive and effortlessly rib-tickling perspectives. He reached the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny in 2021. 2022 included a 4 star review in the Lancashire Post, runner up in Comedy Cellar Act of the Year and Finalist in Southport New Act of the Year. He is now gigging regularly for Manfords, Comedy in a Van, Hilarity Bites and others.
After surviving two rehabs, various detention centres and a childhood on the streets of Hull, Sam draws on his wealth of experience to bring you a humorously cynical (yet optimistic) slant on life. Sharp witted and charismatic, Sam has been performing stand-up since 2006 a real audience
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