Saturday 7th February 2015 8pm. Tickets £9 (£7 concessions). Headliner Junior Simpson
Saturday 21st March 2015 8pm. Tickets £9 (£7 concessions). Headliner Nick Doody
Our first Club Night on 7th Feb will be headlined by Junior Simpson, a regular headliner at clubs all over the UK and in great demand internationally.
He “has a boundless joy and exuberance that has
audiences hooked with hilarity”
also featuring Laura Lexx and Ben Van der Velde, and
compered by Nick Wills. And on 21st March, we will welcome Nick Doody, one of the
brightest talents on the comedy circuit, plus the talents of Maff Brown
and Sajeela Kershi.
(all acts booked by the wonderful Paul Kerensa, the genius
behind Comedians and Carols) Suitable for ages 14+
“With his infectious energy and huge stage presence it is easy to see why Junior Simpson is a circuit favorite. Simpson has a boundless joy and exuberance that has audiences hooked with hilarity”.
A true observational comic Simpson finds his humor in the everyday and humdrum with anecdotes of his world travels as a comedian adding a personal originality to his set. Although mischievous and daring, Simpson can tailor his set to suit any audience making him a favorite for warm up, TV and corporate work.
Junior is a regular headliner at clubs all over the UK and is also in great demand internationally performing as far afield as South Africa and Australia.
Junior is also a regular contributor to The Cutting Edge Team at the Comedy Store. http://www.juniorsimpson.com/about
Laura is a comedian who presents fast, funny, warm and witty work in a loveable confessional style. With a unique, joyous take on life and musings on the funny world we live, Laura relishes in all things interesting, entertaining and above all: happy. Currently developing her new show Lovely Laura was a finalist for the Chortle Student Comedy Awards in 2009 and has since performed at venues and Fringe festivals around the UK.
Having originally trained as an actress, her natural comedic streak encouraged Laura to try her luck under the bright lights of stand-up. She continues to act, specialising in comedic roles, including Cecily in The Importance of Being Ernest at the Brighton Fringe last year.
‘One of the most delightful performers you’re ever likely to see’
‘It’s understated but well-realised stuff, and don’t mistake the gentleness of her approach for a lack of real comedic steel’ (Guardian Weekend)
Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter, who, over the past few years, has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of the British Isles, as well as Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Norway.
In 2009, he starred in improvised hit Scenes from Communal Living alongside Rob Broderick of Abandoman and Carly Smallman for both its Edinburgh Fringe and London transfer run. A year later Ben shared a bill with James Acaster and Andrew Doyle in Sex and Hugs and Forward Rolls. He continued to gig all over Britain, earning himself a good reputation with audiences and comics alike. His consistency and persistence were rewarded when in 2011, he was crowned Comedy Café New Act of the Year. Ben then went on to host Just the Tonic’s Big Value Comedy Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012, impressing industry and punters alike across the month.
A year later he took on his biggest challenge yet: Ben Van der Velde’s Chain Letter, an attempt to rescue the beloved handwritten letter by turning himself into a human chain letter, which was nominated for Best Comedy Show at the Buxton Festival. In 2014 he had another successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe after performing his second show, Strudelhead.
Ben has amassed a few residencies as an MC; most notably at Really Lovely Comedy and the legendary Free Beer Show, where he has featured alongside acts such as Omid Djalili, Reginald D. Hunter, Sarah Millican, Jim Jefferies and Andrew Maxwell . Ben is currently helmsman of the Chortle Award-winning Good Ship Comedy Club in Kilburn, where he can be seen spinning webs of nonsense and good humour
Known to many as the host of Kettering Arts Centre and to some as the vicar of our venue’s day job, St Andrew’s church. But he also has an alter ego as a Stand Up comedian, having trained in London’s Covent Garden at the Amused Moose Comedy Club, and gone on to perform gigs around the country. He has shared a bill with Kettering Arts fave Paul Kerensa, Barbara Nice, and the one and only Jasper Carrott, amongst many others…
Nick will be our genial compere and host for these special, exclusive Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Nights – don’t miss out!
Nick Doody is one of the brightest talents on the comedy circuit. Sharp and topical – he’s not afraid to say what he thinks; his brand of political comedy and satire has won him fans all over the country…in fact all over Twitter, where he’s polled as one of the most influential names in comedy.
He has even supported the legendary Bill Hicks, at his request…