Ken works for local solicitors Brethertons LLP. They’ve asked for our help with a charity event for the Rugby Office’s Charity of the year Myton Hospice. So we have a slimmed down club night at the Rugby Workers’ Club on TUESDAY 29 April. We’ve booked two great acts Andrew Bird and Duncan Oakley with Dave Arnold in the MC role. Tickets are just £12 and available from Radhica Joshi at Brethertons.
Opening Act – Andrew Bird
Andrew Bird is from Northamptonshire. He watched The Young Ones with his brothers when he was eight years old at two in the morning on Comic Relief. He’s wanted to try and be funny in some way ever since. He moved to South London a while back and has been doing stand up ever since.
Andrew is always a favourite at Edinburgh and has performed for us before in Chippy, Hooky and at Rye Hill – he always goes down very well with our audiences and it’s a pleasure to have him back again.
Superb… the exciting rising star” Time Out
A natural comedian” The Stage
Effortlessly engaging and funny as hell” Rhod Gilbert
Beautifully observed and insightful…not only an entertaining story but a very funny hour of fine stand-up.” Chortle
There’s an undercurrent of wisdom, hope and self-acceptance which delivers more soul than most shows you’ll see this year, but never undermines the comedy. Although his material is always funny and frequently hilarious, it’s his personal charm that makes this special.” Fest
Andrew Bird is consistently bloody funny, intelligent and brilliant at tapping into the mindset of our audiences here in The Cotswolds.” Cotswold Comedy Club
Headliner – Duncan Oakley
Duncan Oakley has been a musician since the age of six, has performed on the UK comedy circuit since 1999, appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, on BBC Radio 4 and at many summer festivals as well as starring in Beat24′s feature film ‘Frontman’ and short film ‘Read Between the Signs’
With musical skills that would easily fit into many rock bands Duncan Oakley performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up with one of his trusty guitars – Maurice (Fender Strat), No.7 (acoustic) or his Les Paul (the Lezza) by his side. With an eye and ear for the silly, rude, playful and downright irritating occurrences of life Duncan musters up songs that not only make you laugh, they bury into the recesses of your mind and find you a humming tune with a smile on your face 3 days later, confused and wondering where it’s come from.
Duncan has performed for nearly 10 years on the stand up circuit and performs regularly at some of the UK’s bigger weekend clubs as well as festivals, & Uni gigs. A talented all-round musician Duncan can also perform with harmonica, drums & piano as a one man musical whirlwind.
Unlike some musical comics who rely on a guitar to get them through, Oakley’s routine deftly mixes the tunes with the stand-up”City Life
Duncan is a firm favourite with Cotswold Comedy Club audiences. He always gets the room going and people laugh . A lot.” Cotswold Comedy Club
Rugby Workers Club, 32 Oliver St, Rugby, CV21 2ET