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Many thanks to all who contributed to the 'Stand Up To Cancer' collection at our October show, you raised £350!

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The next
Fat Cat Comedy Club
show will be on
Sunday 14th December

Show details will be shown here as soon as they are available.

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The Noise Next Door

The Noise Next Door are the U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe, and in recent years they have taken the comedy world by storm. Five time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents.

The Noise Next Door are Tom Houghton, Charlie Granville, Matt Grant, Tom Livingstone and Sam Pacelli. They have been performing their own distinctive brand of off-the-cuff comedy together since 2006. Taking audience suggestions, the cheeky and charming quintet, transform them into fantastically funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, epic stories, and explosive physicality.

The Noise Next Door appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Sketchorama', have performed alongside Harry Hill, Al Murray and Jason Manford, and were the first international group to peform at FRACAS, the improv festival in California. Having received standing ovations in front of corporate dinners, the British forces, secondary school students and even fans at ‘Download’ Heavy Metal music festival, they are also one of the most versatile acts in the business.

Unstoppably funny and uniquely talented, The Noise Next Door are well on their way to becoming comedy’s next big thing.

'Hilarious... A superior kind of chaos' - Daily Telegraph

Jamali Maddix

Salford University student, Jamali Maddix scooped the 2014 Chortle Student Comedy Award at the Edinburgh festival, triumphing over more than 300 entrants.

He has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of comedy giants Peter Kay and Jason Manford, also Salford graduates.

Just like Kay and Manford before, 23-year-old Jamali studies in the media department at the university, honing his comedy skills while studying for a full-time degree.

Originally from London, he impressed the judges with his energetic routine and refusal to shy away from controversial subjects, including racism and terrorism.

But the first-year performance practice student says he is happy to tackle lighter material too.

'I'm really happy I won, but I thought it could have gone one of two ways,' he told the M.E.N. 'I'm influenced by anything and everything really, especially current affairs. It's whatever makes me laugh – I can't put my finger on it really.'

From Manchester Evening News.

and your compere...
Roger Monkhouse

Roger Monkhouse is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, Roger's trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the hottest names on the comedy circuit.

Distinguished as a comic by his eloquence and keen eye for a fine phrase, Roger's easy observational style is spiked by the signal flares of an accomplished gag writer. As one of the most sought after acts on the comedy circuit, Roger headlines at all the major comedy venues and has performed extensively throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. He has also featured on major national tours of the UK and his television credits include 'The Comedy Store' and 'The World Stands Up'.

'His laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind' - The Guardian


Milton Jones and Mitch Benn, backstage at the May show.


Tom Wrigglesworth, John Forthergill & Susan Murray, backstage at the January show.

The Fat Cat Comedy Club is at the apex, Bury's great public venue.

Admission is £12. You can book tickets online, in person at the apex or by telephone on 01284 758000.

The box office at the apex is open Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm and on event days. A booking fee of £1 per transaction is applicable to all telephone ticket bookings and those made in person at the box office if paying by card.

The Dove sponsors the Fat Cat

The Fat Cat Comedy Club is grateful for the sponsorship of The Dove, Bury St. Edmunds. The Dove is a traditional alehouse on Hospital Road, and they will be supplying various real ales to the Comedy Club each month for you to enjoy. The Dove won CAMRA East Anglia pub of the year in 2010 and 2013!

Fat Cat on Facebook

Are you on Facebook? Come see the Fat Cat Comedy Club and 'like' our page. Get show updates and have a chat about what you've seen or would like to see at the Fat Cat.

For the February show, the comedy club will be giving away two tickets to some lucky people who join the page.

 The Fat Cat Comedy Club also has a twitter account.

Fat Cat on TV!

Did you see the Fat Cat Comedy Club on telly? We were featured on BBC's Comedy Map of Britain. There are a couple of videos of Mark Watson reliving his first TV appearance all those years ago at our very own Fat Cat Comedy Club.

Every month the Fat Cat presents three (sometimes four!) comedians from the national and international comedy circuits, many are new faces, some are rising stars, and a some are old friends paying welcome return visit due to their unbridled popularity.

The Fat Cat Comedy Club has now established a great reputation on the comedy circuit. This is mainly down to the friendly, enthusiastic and slightly odd audiences it attracts. So be a part of it and maintain the Fat Cat Comedy Club as the biggest and best comedy club in the region.

The Fat Cat Comedy Club is at The Apex, Bury St. Edmunds (map here)
Bar opens at 7.00pm, show starts at 8.00pm.
Get there early!

Show details are subject to change without notice.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors...

The Dove Pub   J.A.P Architects

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Contact the Fat Cat Comedy Club or join our email list at fatcatcomedyclub@btinternet.com Page Updated 12th November 2014

since April 2001