We are delighted to announce that we are holding another of our Fundraising Comedy Nights for our pet charity Special Effect on Thursday 22 October 2015. The event is being run in association with that friendly local law firm Brethertons Solicitors which has chosen Special Effect as its Charity of the Year. Tickets cost £10 and are available by contacting Ken Norman at Brethertons on 01295 661535 or book online here (booking fee applies.)
The venue is The Windmill Community Centre in Deddington. Hempton Road OX15 0QH
Doors open at 6:30pm and the comedy gets going at 7:15pm.
So far we have the following comedians booked:
Audience favourite Patrick Monahan blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection! Winner of the 2011 ITV1 series ‘Show Me The Funny’ which led to the release of his debut DVD ‘Patrick Monahan Live’ (2 Entertain). Patrick is also a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs and in addition to this he is in huge demand on the corporate circuit as an after dinner speaker and awards host. Expect plenty of playful audience interaction from this loveable Irish/Iranian/Teessider!
Patrick will be joined by Edward Aczel who began performing stand-up comedy in 2005 at the age of 38.Edward is a product manager in Aylesbury but signed up to an evening comedy course for beginners, where he caught the comedy bug. By the end of 2005, he was the runner-up in both the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and in Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol. Now a regular headliner on the comedy circuit, Ed has performed seven solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival and is about to unleash his new show “The Random Flapping of a Butterfly’s Wings” on an unsuspecting Edinburgh Festival crowd.
We are also delighted that Welsh stand up Phil Cooper will be in the line up. Phil has great stage presence and in his act which contains surreal anecdotes he bleats* on about social justice.
“It’s impossible not to be drawn into his expertly delivered dialogues as he rifts off audience interactions – a top class comedian” Ministry Comedy
“…he has all the moves of a pro with his easy going and well timed delivery, a very good writer.” Matt Price
*couldn’t resist a Welsh pun.
We have one of my favourite comedians opening the evening for us. Quirky, natural Laura Lexx is one of the most effortless comedians making a splash on the UK comedy scene.
She indulges her audience with glee and attention, described by GQ as “one of the most delightful performers you’re ever likely to see”, her shows are never the same twice. She will be appearing at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe with her highly anticipated debut solo show, “Lovely”.
Laura is a successful live act and gigs regularly at the top clubs around the country. She was selected for the BBC New Comedy Award in 2012 and 2014, and reached the finals of the Paramount Student Comedy Award and Chortle Student Comedy Award in 2009, and Funny Women in 2010. A very versatile comedian, she has gigged in Europe as well as the UK, including several festivals and as tour support for Russell Kane on his Posturing Delivery tour.
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Tickets cost £10 and are available by contacting Ken Norman at Brethertons on 01295 661535 or book online here (booking fee applies.)