Astor Comedy Club
Thursday 3rd November, 7.30pm
Pierre Hollins - Headliner
His relaxed amiability is defined by a compelling conversational style and absurd guitar posturing. His ‘songs’ are jokes that rhyme, set to a guitar backbeat, never travelling down the easy route of song parodies. He covers topics from love and hate, to sex and politics with a totally original voice, delivering his material with charm and irrelevance.
‘An unsung hero of new comedy. Don’t miss this true professional at work. Bloody funny.’ TIME OUT
Gerry Howell - Support
Since starting in 2006, Gerry Howell has made quite an impact on the scene. His eye-catching style, which combines a rambling, rhythmic stream-of-consciousness with brilliantly conceived one-liners, has earned him award success and critical acclaim.
“The fast-rising free-associator Gerry Howell, often likened to a young Eddie Izzard… possesses a wonderfully befuddled stream of consciousness” The Guardian
“Surreal rambling brilliance… A truly brilliant rising talent… A one man Mighty Boosh” Time Out
Sooz Kempner - Support
Sooz plays the piano and sings beautifully, and is extremely funny. She reached the final of the Musical Comedy Awards in 2010 and won Best Newcomer. The fact that she studied at the Royal Academy of Music should also be a big clue. Performing is in Sooz’s blood and she has been doing so since the age of seven – acting, singing, playing and telling jokes. Witness Sooz perform and you will never listen to Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle or Christina Aguilera the same way again; which can only be a good thing.
“She has such a mighty, thrilling voice that you feel only awe and gratitude that she has given it to comedy of all things” – Spoonfed
James Abbott - Compere
Hailing from Dover is never a good start but James has succeeded in becoming a fine young comic and an excellent compere.
‘His deadpan delivery and quality of joke always gets the laughs’ – Lonestar
£6 in advance / £7 on the door