Sat 26th Nov 2022 at 7:30pm ends 11:30pm
Matchborough Centre, Matchborough Way, Redditch, UK - Map
Fat Theo Comedy Club -Redditch presents:
Ben Van der Velde:“A sharp and crafty gagsmith, with wittily obtuse takes on…an impressively wide range of topics…bringing flair and confidence to them all.” Chortle“Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine“On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up.” Fest“Exquisite comic timing…wonderfully clownish physical comedy.” British Theatre Guide
Danny Ward’s observational humour is up-beat and well honed, and his easy-going style both endearing and very funny. One of the new breed of comics with a high energy set not reliant on smut or swearing, Danny started comedy in late 2008 and has since established himself as comic to watch.He is booked at clubs across the UK from University gigs to 300 capacity Arts Centres as tour support to many big name acts. Danny has also performed to returning troops as part of the Decompression Tour in Cyprus for CSE.“Danny Ward clicked with the capacity crowd immediately and his brilliantly-timed, slightly manic approach was bolstered by some really tight, strong material.” – Bournemouth Echo
His clowning and quick fire gags will win him fans.. his physical mannerisms have a touch of Eric Morecambe.
THE DAILY RECORD
Fizzing with energy and spewing out one-liners like he had just scoffed a dodgy prawn, Pirie is a man we will be seeing more of.
Paul Pirie began his stand-up career after giving up acting to pursue the funny man that lies within, quickly establishing himself on the Scottish comedy circuit as long ago as 2004.Soon after that he was awarded runner up in the prestigious annual awards for Scottish Comedian of the Year making him the (second) funniest comedian in Scotland! Since then he’s gone from strength to strength and right now is on fire enjoying the best comedic form of his life.A brilliant natural comedian, Paul Pirie comes packed full of energy and uses every ounce to maximum effect, with superb delivery.Paul’s career has encompassed TV, Film and Radio alongside his skills as a stand-up, and he is now one of the biggest Scottish acts on the UK comedy circuit.Paul has had a consecutive succession of sell out shows at The Glasgow Comedy Festival and joined esteemed popular comedy-improv group Dance Monkey Boy, Dance! with their show being recorded for BBC Radio.He has also appeared at many other festivals including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Leith Festival.He has appeared on a Scottish Government TV Commercial (Scottish TV), The Young Persons Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (Channel 4), Rebus (Channel 4) and Terry McIntyre – Classy Bitch (BBC).He’s a confident and intelligent comedian who makes it his mission to work and entertain his audience. Paul’s material is superbly individual and put simply, and always delivers a refreshing burst of laugh out loud comedy that leaves audiences in raptures.Paul’s physical, theatrical presence on stage and his sharp, rapid-fire comedy onslaught is packed with highly entertaining material, which blurs the lines between real-life anecdotes and flight of fancy. Its been observed that he channels the late Robin Williams at his most excitable; Pirie’s act is absolutely hilarious.Pauls hilarity and comedic ability has earned him huge popularity with comedy goers and bookers across the world, gigging from Australia to shows for the Armed Forces. He was simply born to entertain.
Ben Van der Velde
Over 18s only
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Lineups are subject to change, unfortunately we’re unable to provide refunds.
All three acts were great
Review left at 3:55pm on Sat 24th Sep 2022
Brilliant nite out line up was brilliant
Review left at 2:15pm on Tue 20th Sep 2022
Review left at 3:45pm on Mon 19th Sep 2022
Cracking night. Drinks are great value! Comedy was top notch and Theo was a fantastic host. Definitely be back soon!
Review left at 3:44pm on Sun 4th Sep 2022
Great night ! Very funny acts and a great little venue. Please pop down , you won't be disappointed.
Review left at 4:33pm on Sun 28th Aug 2022
Thoroughly entertaining evening. Hope audience numbers pick up as you become more known. Long may you reign!
Review left at 8:23pm on Sun 21st Aug 2022