Fat Cat Comedy Club
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Sunday 9th June
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Andrew Maxwell is more than a stand up comedian - he's an intrepid social commentator and political protagonist on a mission to liberate minds with the power of comedy.
Maxwell was raised in Kilbarrack in the Northside of Dublin, where The Commitments film was set and Bono went to school. As one of the few Protestant families in the area, and the only ones who housed African students on a regular basis, the Maxwells were well versed in religion and international politics and this influence is apparent in Andy's comic conjecture.
Andrew's natural flair for commentary and the urge to challenge folk and change perspectives led him to the world of stand up comedy and its open mic forum. It was in 1992, aged 18, that he took the stage for the first time at a local club run by Ardal O'Hanlon.
Two years later he went on a mission to crack the rest of the world and has been prolific on the international stand up circuit ever since. Warm up slots on the hottest TV shows Jonathan Ross, Johnny Vaughan and 'They Think Its all Over' soon followed - in fact Jonathan Ross still delights in telling his audiences that Andy once made one particular heckler cry.
Comedian, actor and writer Alistair Barrie has been performing all over the world for nearly an entire century (this one). Much in demand as both a headline act and MC, he has performed throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield in the States, Australia, here, there, everywhere, as well as at the world's highest gig on a mountain in France and on a boat in the middle of the North Sea.
Alistair is a member of The Cutting Edge team at London's Comedy Store and has made numerous radio and television appearances across the world. He has also taken five solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and written on several shows for the BBC, Channel 4 and Radio 4 and for a number of other comedians. He created and compered 'Bye George,' the comedians' farewell to George W. Bush, which sold out the Southbank's Queen Elizabeth Hall in January 2009. He is presently working on 'No Pressure to be Funny,' a monthly topical show and podcast at the Soho Theatre in in London's West End, with LBC's James O'Brien and former Perrier nominee Nick Revell, which was taken to the 2012 Edinburgh Festival in association with Amnesty International. Alistair also performed his award-nominated solo show 'Urban Fogey' at the festival, and appeared alongside Phill Jupitus in 'Coalition', which transferred to London in early 2013.
Alistair also regularly reviews restaurants for his Food Ponce blog.
'Barrie's analytical nous and store of snappy gags mark him out ... Excellent' - The Independent
'Drops from the highbrow to the gutter in the draw of a breath' - Metro
and your compere...
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 UK 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
Tim Minchin, back stage & mentally preparing himself for our September show.
The Fat Cat Comedy Club is at the apex, Bury's great public venue.
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.
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Are you on Facebook? There's now a Fat Cat Comedy Club Appreciation Society. Come join the group and have a chat about what you've seen or would like to see at the Fat Cat.
The Fat Cat Comedy Club also now has a twitter account. Follow @FatCatComedy
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's 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!
"It's like living in a real city..."
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