Fat Cat on Summer Hols!

As is usual this time of year, the Fat Cat Comedy Club is taking an official summer break.  We’ll miss the July and August shows, so you can BBQ in peace without fear of missing East Anglia’s top comedy night.  We’ll be back with a stonking good show on 11th September!

FLAMING JUNE AT THE FAT CAT

FLAMING JUNE AT THE FAT CAT
Sunday 12th June

ANDY ASKINS

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With a wickedly dry sense of humour, Andy’s darker material is sweetened by his innocent and impish demeanour which never fails to leave audiences in the palm of his hand. With impeccable timing, the inventive and quirky songs are peppered with inspired patter – the material is as strong as the songs and delivered in an inimitable modest and self-deprecating style.

“Dark humour with faultless timing” – The Stage

MARK WALKER

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This colourful enigmatic nomad was born in Ireland. He then moved to, and throughout the north of England where he was last seen fronting a pub rock band by night, and working as a pebble dasher by day in Grimsby. He now find himself living in London and working the comedy circuit. Confused? Well not as much as he is.

”Vein-popping intensity, clearly born to entertain” – The Independent

TOM WRIGGLESWORTH

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Describing himself as having the body of Peter Crouch and the face of Postman Pat, but nowadays looking more like a stretched Crystal Tips, Tom Wrigglesworth likes to experiment. At his most experimental, Tom wrote a letter to Richard Branson to complain about a Virgin Trains manager who took his job far too seriously and ultimately got Tom arrested. The was a happy ending though as Tom was given a Good Samaritan award!

“The ultimate crowd pleaser” – The Guardian

May: Raining Music and Comedy

Sunday 8th May 2016 @ The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Rainer Hersch

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Rainer is a musician and comedian who performs on every major comedy stage in Britain and abroad. A trained classical pianist, Rainer began life as an agent to some of the world’s great orchestras – his last official job title was Touring Manager of the London Festival Orchestra. However, unknown to his employers, he had also started appearing as a stand-up comedian on the London comedy circuit. He eventually devoted himself full-time to comedy in 1992. Whatever his role on stage, Rainer’s energy is immediately passed on to his audience and the rapport he generates is boisterous and fun.

”This is a Broadway caliber show, a laugh every four bars” – CBC channel (Canada)

Dave Johns

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Dave has been a stand up comic since 1989 and is a regular headlining act playing all the major comedy clubs in the UK and comedy festivals world wide. He has worked on stage in the Middle East, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Sydney, New York, Amsterdam and the Arctic. He is a regular guest on comedy panel shows ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ (BBC2) and ‘8 Out Of Ten Cats’ (C4) and starred in the BBC3 late night sitcom ‘Dogtown’.

”Look closely you will see the man generate sparks of magic” – The List

Kevin McCarthy

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Once seen never forgotten, Kevin is one of the best acts on the UK comedy circuit. With an ever changing act, and the ability to find humour in any subject, Kevin’s cuddly personality and utterly relaxed stage persona puts the audience instantly at ease. An accomplished stand-up comedian, and burgeoning talent as a comic actor, he’s a real coup for any comedy club or corporate event.

”The Ad lib expert” – The Stage

April: A Spring Feast of Quirky Comics

Sunday 10 April 2016 @ The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Seems to be a theme of long haired bearded men this month, but check out how each of these quirky chaps are so different…

Glenn Wool

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Glenn began his comedy career in his hometown of Vancouver in 1995. He moved to London in 1998 and quickly became one of the rising stars of the London and international comedy circuit. Despite his shaggy laid back appearance, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. He’s an intelligent comedian who focuses on Religion and Politics but with a simply universal approach.

Glenn is a regular TV face having made appearances on The World Stands Up, Comedy Blue and Edinburgh and Beyond for Comedy Central, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and the  BBC Stand Up Show.

“Effortlessly funny with an affability that other comics can only dream of – You have to go and see Glenn Wool. ” The Guardian.

Eric Lampaert

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Another quirky act for you! French-born, Belgian-raised Eric was a finalist in the Amused Moose Laugh Off competition 2008. But since 2008, Eric’s play-dough face and weird grasshopper legs have been used on the stand up comedy circuit. And sometimes his face gets on the television, which can cause quite a stir. Some people think his face is CGI. It’s not. That’s his actual face and he loves it.

“QUIRKY WITH AN EYE FOR THE ABSURD AND A COUPLE OF NEAR-IZZARDIAN FLOURISHES… ENERGY IS SUCH THAT IT’S ALMOST OSMOTIC” – THE STAGE

Matt Reed 

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Matt returns to the Fat Cat and we cannot wait for this cheeky Sunderland born chap to once again grace us with his mastery of sarcasm. He has lots of energy and is rather like a Mad Hatter, there’s nothing not to like!

“Fantastic and talented up and comer a future in comedy assured” – The Independent