Please join us for an evening of stand up comedy to raise money for St. Mary’s Primary School on Saturday 17 May.
We have the Brilliant Maff Brown headlining for our fund raising event. Also we have Ashley Frieze and Laura Lexx bringing the funnies for an awesome night of comedy. Tickets from the school office 01608 642673 or from Polly 07748 962837 or from Jaffe & Neale Bookshop & Cafe or from Bippety Bop in town. Come and support the night and have a giggle while you do!!!
Headlining Act – Maff Brown
Maff Brown played right back and as a central midfielder for Brentford F.C. and Hamilton Academical. In May 2005 he completed the Amused Moose stand up comedy course run by Logan Murray and began performing almost immediately. He founded Outside the Box Comedy Club at the Fighting Cocks pub in Kingston winner of The Best Comedy Club Award from the renowned website Chortle.co.uk. The club has reached cult status among big name comedians. To date guests have included: Jimmy Carr, Frank Skinner, Stephen Merchant, Bill Bailey, Lee Mack, Sean Lock, Russell Brand, Rich Hall, Omid Djalili, Dara Ó Briain, Andy Parsons, Jo Brand, Robin Ince, Tim Vine, Russell Kane, Rhys Darby, Russell Howard, Lenny Henry and most notably Robin Williams.
Aside from MCing Outside The Box every Monday, Brown tours the UK comedy circuit developing his own material. March 2007 saw him tackle the comedy clubs in New York City. After landing three open spots, he took on Village Lantern in Greenwich Village and on to the Broadway Comedy Club with its three rooms. On the first night he was in the smallest one and was only supposed to do five minutes, but the MC told him to stay on. He did over 15 minutes and on the strength of that, got invited back to play the next room up. Brown did 25 minutes and got a standing ovation.
Brown has had numerous gigs in London’s Comedy Store, most popular were the charity fundraiser gigs for Macmillan Cancer Support. A regular performer in Edinburgh, in 2012 Maff took an award-winning sketch show “A Parade of This” along with our very own Dave Arnold.
Vastly entertaining, proves that this comedian have great things ahead of him.” Three Weeks
Boundless energy and enthusiasm with funny material was certainly the icing on the cake.” one4review.com
Maff is one of those comics that doesn’t need to try. Jokes fall out of him like gold coins coming out of a pirate’s chest” Frank Skinner
I felt like I was being led by a mischievous child but one who was going to take me on a very funny journey and I wasn’t disappointed” BBC Radio
Brilliant Stand Up, Great Material” Bill Bailey
Bloody funny! P*ss*d myself laughing! Cotswold Comedy Club
Opening – Laura Lexx
Quirky natural Laura Lexx is one of the most effortless comedians making a splash in the comedy scene today. She indulges her audience with childish glee and attention, described as “upbeat and delightful” (Chortle) her shows are never the same twice. A finalist at both the Paramount and Chortle student comedy finals, she’s “a true pro” and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
one of the most delightful performers you’re ever likely to see.” GQ
upbeat and delightful” Chortle
A wonderfully quirky and playful performer with unrelenting energy… guaranteed to deliver and rouse the most timid of audiences into an excitable frenzy.” Outside The Box
Quirky, sassy, cheeky and hysterically funny. Cotswold Comedy Clu
Middle Act: Ashley Frieze
Ashley Frieze – a long time ago!
Ashley Frieze has been performing on the UK stand-up comedy circuit since the beginning of 2003. In that time he has performed across much of the UK, as far north as the Highlands of Scotland and as far south as Penzance. Ashley has appeared extensively at clubs in the North and Scotland. Now based in the South East, he is bringing his comedy to a new audience.
While many guitar-based acts use their musical skills to show off to an audience, Ashley has a unique angle. He cannot play the guitar that well. To distract from his mediocre musicianship, his songs are full of jokes and wordplay. With an infectiously joyous style of delivery and a collection of ludicrous tips and observations, Ashley’s self-effacing manner on stage quickly brings an audience to a state of merriment and then keeps them there.
Ashley has recently been developing the non-musical side of his act and has acted as resident MC for a couple of clubs including The George at Brailles.
Controlled bursts of energy” Pure Space
Walking on stage with guitar in hand, Ashley Frieze’s overly tight trousers aid him in his soprano comedic songs.” Karen Slater, BBC Tees