HEADLINER GEOFF WHITING
Al Lubel, Evelyn Mok and your compere Nick Wills
SAT 23RD FEB, 2019 Doors open 7:30pm Show starts 8pm
Tickets £9 in advance here or £10 on the door
Age advisory 14+
Comedy Comedy Comedy!!!
Here come 3 top comedians and our own brilliant compere Nick Wills performing cutting edge stand up at the home of Ketterings Arts scene …..
On Saturday 23rd February 2019 we have:
Headliner GEOFF WHITING
This year Geoff celebrates 16 years on the stand-up circuit. During which time he has established himself as a one of the top UK comedians. His funny, strong, versatile act lends itself to any occasion. He has a wealth of experience in working at all the notable comedy clubs in Europe and many corporate and private events with audiences of 12 to over 1,000 people.
Geoff has supported Michael McIntyre, Harry Hill, Dara O Briain, Omid Djalili, Lee Mack, Ross Noble, Rhod Gilbert, Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan, Noel Fielding and Lee Hurst.
He has made regular appearances on TV and radio, as well as being an excellent TV warm up having cut his teeth on a series of the BBC’s Shooting Stars. After overcoming a fear of flying Geoff is now performing at comedy clubs and corporate events across Europe: from Budapest to Guernsey.
Geoff is one of only a handful of comics worldwide to have performed stand up comedy in a pod on the London Eye (for BBC: The One Show) and was the first English speaking comic to ever perform at Club 99 in Bucharest, Romania.
“Dry humour and crisp style, seriously entertaining” The Stage
“Wonderfully confident, highly entertaining…” Scene Magazine
“Skilful stand-up” Time Out Magazine
“A master of the ‘That’s so True’ type of humour.” Evening Standard
“He ad-libbed brilliantly and hooked the audience.” Coventry Echo
BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017
Time Out Comedy’s One to Watch
The Guardian’s Top Ten Jokes of the Fringe 2017
Nominated for ‘Female Comedian of the Year‘ and ‘Show of the Year‘ at the 2018 Swedish Stand-Up Gala, Evelyn Mok is the best thing to come out of Sweden since… IKEA? A stand-up comedian and actor born in Sweden to a father from Hong Kong and a Chinese mother born and raised in India, Mok challenges pre-disposed stereotypes with an unapologetic style and sharp witted hilarity.
Shortly after moving to London, she was quickly selected for the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve and Just the Tonic’s Big Value Showcase also garnering finalist positions in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards and Leicester Square Theatre’s New Comedian of the Year Award. A seasoned live-act, she performs stand-up comedy across the UK and Europe, most recently supporting Josie Long and Paul Foot on their European tours.
On television you can catch up with Evelyn on the likes of Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central for Comedy Central alongside the best UK comics and she was recently a guest on Nick Helm’s Eat Your Heart Out for Channel Dave. A talented actor, Evelyn has starred opposite Rhys Darby in the C4 Comedy Blap ‘Furious Andrew‘, Andi Osho’s Twin Thing comedy short for Sky Arts, and BBC3 Comedy’s Big Field, where she played various characters in the luxurious setting of a cold, wet British field to very funny consequences! She has also guest starred in Sam Simmons’ Comedy Blap, Wallstud: Spincycle for Channel 4, Tim Renkow‘s Comedy Feed, A Brief History of Tim for BBC3.
Fresh off her Soho Theatre run, her “powerful debut” (Chortle) ‘Hymen Manoeuvre’ was “a refreshing hour of finely crafted stand-up” (★★★★ The Skinny) garnering her favourable mentions by Sarah Millican and Graham Norton, and winning her ‘Best Comedy Newcomer’ at The Pleasance’s Indies Awards.
In her native Sweden, Mok has appeared on the local versions of ‘Would I lie to you‘ (Tror du jag ljuger), ‘Fonejacker‘ (Telefonpiraterna), ‘Have I got News for You’ (Hårdvinklat) and ‘Evelyn’s videoblogg‘ her own 10-part webb-series based on one of her comedy characters, which she wrote and starred in for the Swedish National Broadcasting Network (SVT).
Currently, Evelyn is developing her own sitcom with Emmy Award winning production company ME&YOU and has already performed a live-version of the script for an enthralled audience at The Soho Theatre in London. Certainly living up to Time Out Magazine’s statement ‘One to Watch’, this very talented comic is questioning the norms of convention and boldly breaking the mould of what it means to be a woman of colour in comedy.
Al has one of the best jokes I have ever heard
A terrifically funny comedian
Winner of the Amused Moose Judges Prize for his 2013 Edinburgh show, yet one of the last comics to appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (making six more appearances with Jay Leno and five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman), Al Lubel daringly straddles the worlds of quirky and original material lapped up by critics and TV-ready comedy watched by millions. He’s supported Jerry Seinfeld, who kindly mentioned “Al has one of the best jokes I have ever heard” and recently fellow comic Adam Bloom gave him high praise by saying Al had “the most original first ten minutes of comedy I’ve ever seen.”
Al Lubel became a lawyer to satisfy his mother. He then quit the law and became a stand-up comedian to satisfy his need to disappoint her. Al practiced law during the day and comedy at night. Getting stage time is hard for a new comic so Al would suddenly stand up in the middle of restaurants and do his act. And as he says, “I almost always got big laughs because I had everyone’s complete attention because everyone was scared that I might hurt them.” Al gradually began getting work at comedy clubs and within a year he won the $100,000 Comedy Grand Prize on television’s Star Search.
Al Lubel takes all of the attributes that gave his 2013 show such cult appeal and does more of them, marrying existential angst, metaphysical enquiry and lexical mischief for a performance quite unlike anyone else at the Fringe.
Jay Richardson, Scotsman
Doing the Tonight Show was a childhood fantasy, so Al auditioned and became one of the last comics to appear with Johnny Carson. He went on to make six more appearances with Jay Leno and five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman. Al was the subject of the documentary, A Standup Life, directed by Peter Lydon for the BBC. A documentary about American stand-up comedy, it features Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Hope, Mort Sahl and Joan Rivers. Al has played an attorney on the Blake Clark HBO Comedy Hour. He has also played played Bill Walton’s sidekick in the the ESPN series, Bill Walton’s Long Strange Trip.
Unimaginable neuroses, spiralling self-reflection, towering mother issues … all your favourites. But boy does he bring it all together into one truly brilliant comedy show.Paul Fleckney, London Is Funny
Al’s solo show, Mentally Al, won the Amused Moose Award Judges Prize as the best one person show in the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Two years later he was nominated for best performer of a solo show by the Barry Awards at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
But Al does admit to missing the practice of law. He says, “I’d like to have just one more trial, something serious like a murder trial because right before I give my closing argument and my client’s fate hinges on every word I say I want to see his face when I turn to him and whisper, I’m a comedian!”