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

Love Stand Up? Fall in Love at February Fat Cat

Sunday 14th February, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

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Andre Vincent
Andre Vincent returns once more to revel in the joys of the Suffolk accent and Bury St Edmunds! He last visited us December 2014 and was like a jolly Christmas Santa. He is a proper character who will just make you smile as well as laugh. He has a short snappy quip style and isn’t afraid to lay his real life bare to the audience.  A genuine comedian, if there is such a thing?

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Zoe Lyons
A common guest on Mock the Week, Zoe is a wonderfully dark top British Comedienne.
Although most of us like small intimate comedy gigs from time to time, Zoe relishes in large venues, she gets a real “buzz!” With her Psychology degree background it’s hardly surprising she takes this admirable stance on comedy:
“I don’t think that there are any limits to what can be talked about by comedians. We all use humour to get over adversity, grief, fears. I guess it all depends on what the intention behind the joke is.”

www.rainbow-fund.org600 × 632Search by image Award winning comedian Zoe Lyons has been appointed as the first ever Patron of the Rainbow Fund.                                              www.rainbow-fund.org
Award winning comedian Zoe Lyons has been appointed as the first ever Patron of the Rainbow Fund.

Adam Bloom

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Quirky and inventive Adam Bloom is pure fun. Check out his virtual Rubik’s Cube on his website, says it all. A fringe favourite with his first show back in 1996 and a constant frequenter following that. Adam knew he wanted to be a comedian since he was 10 years old, and embraces his inner child even now! You may have heard of his successful Radio 4 show ‘The Problem with Adam Bloom.’ He’s certainly unique and not to be missed.

First Fat Cat of 2016!

Beat those January blues with some excellent stand up comedy – 10th January 2016 – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Our Compere… Roger Monkhouse

With a forte for political satire, Monkhouse is like a naughty school teacher who’s not afraid to accentuate and mock his own baldness with all it’s connotations! A master of banter, this compere will kick off the night but keep the momentum going. His observational comedy will also highlight the frivolity in all things…

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“His laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind” The Guardian

Supporting…. Sally Anne Hayward

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Not one for succumbing to cliché’s Sally Anne Hayward is a fresh comedian. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, come and revell in her awkward nature, with a hint of spitefulness at times. She’s harsh, but still funny.

Her twitter bio just about sums her up “Can’t tell if she is posh or utterly hammered. Comedian, writer and other such excuse.”

“Clever observations and sharp punch lines.” Three Weeks

Your BIG FAT JANUARY HEADLINER! …

Terry Alderton

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Another fringe star, described by Tim Vine as ‘the master of voices’ is one you will never forget. He can be a little like Marmite, you will either love him or hate him.  Either way there is a tad bit of weirdness thrown in, and again, not to everyone’s taste but with the right content, you will be in stitches. Only one way for you to find out! Be a true stand up lover and come and judge for yourself!

“It’s all silly dancing, loopy audience interaction and microphone-mauling vocal effects.” The Guardian

WHAT A CHRISTMAS CRACKER OF A FAT CAT!

Christmas has come early for this month’s comedy night on Sunday 13th December 

Headlining are the mysterious MEN IN COATS!

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Men in coats are your modern day clowns. Their show is a tremendous display of purely physical and visual comedy, they do not speak a word! A typical Edinburgh Fringe sell out show, their act will never become old. They have various formats from as little as 10 minutes, to 25 minutes.

They are a pure joy and simply great fun to watch.
They are just as interactive as their website, check it out! http://www.menincoats.co.uk/

Men in Coats will take you from a raised eyebrow to creasing up with laughter and if the gags don’t get you their inventiveness and dexterity surely will”  THE SCOTSMAN

“Hilariously simple… Men in Coats are the talk of the Fringe”
THE GUARDIAN

Your Compere is feisty Feliciity Ward

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Funny aussie Felicity is your perfect compere, making you die with laughter at some pretty heart wrenching issues. A comedian with a cause, she’s not scared to talk about mental health and relishes in it’s complexities. With this in mind you would think she is a dark comic, but she is nothing of the sort. She has a bright infectious enthusiasm.

Check out her hilarious twitter for gems like these:
“@felicityward: I bet you’re not as sexually confident as your beard would have me believe.”

To top it all off, we have our friendly Yorkshireman, Tom Wrigglesworth.  

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Often sporting a Seargant Pepper jacket, the quirky but laid back Tom has material reminiscent of Ross Noble but nowhere near as bizarre. Having compered our shows in the past, it will be great to see the original comic in his element. Nevertheless, I am sure he won’t be able to resist a bit of audience banter.

‘The gods of comedy chose Tom Wrigglesworth for greatness’ ***** (Scotsman).

‘Magical Storytelling…a rare talent…hysterical and accomplished’ ***** (Timeout). ‘Funny bones’ (Evening Standard).

New website

The Fat Cat Comedy Club has had a few changes to the website. We have a fresh new look, and it will allow allow other Fat Cat friends to contribute to the updates.

It’s not all working yet, and we’re still learning the new system. Please bear with us while we get the new site up and running.