Saturday 19th October, 2019 8pm (doors 7.30pm)
Kettering Arts Centre has another cutting edge line-up on for Rolling In The Aisles Comedy Club SATURDAY 19th OCTOBER 2019 8PM (doors 7.30pm) with a fantastic HEADLINER:
An equally sought-after headline act both at home and overseas, their critically acclaimed shows have toured extensively, with recent international appearances including Australia, Norway, the Netherlands, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia.
Incredibly versatile, they delight everyone from raucous late night crowds to daytime family festivals.
★★★★★ “One of the outright funniest pieces of the entire festival” – TVBomb
One of Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘MUST-SEE’ Acts at Sydney Comedy Festival 2017.
One of The Urban List’s TOP 5 INTERNATIONAL SHOWS TO SEE at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016.
“See The Kagools now before they make it big on TV” – The Advertiser, Adelaide.
Originally created by comedy duo, Wilkinson Ford (Claire Ford “Simply outstanding and has changed my views and opinions on characters, clowning and female acts in general” – Adelaide TalkFringe, and Nicky Wilkinson, Finalist ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ and ‘New Act of the Year’ 2013 “Effortless likeability and an excellent comic timing” – Chortle), as recurring characters in their full-length sketch shows, The Kagools proved so popular with audiences that in 2013 the pair shifted their focus to developing shows featuring them exclusively. Wilkinson Ford became The Kagools and never looked back.
BBC NEW TALENT HOT-LIST 2017
Brilliantly wry and award winning comic (Best Show – Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2012) – Chris Stokes has been performing stand-up professionally since 2009. His career has seen him support the likes of Milton Jones, Pete Firman and Stewart Francis on tour, appear on ‘Dave’s One Night Stand’ (Channel Dave), BBC Radio 4, 5Live and Radio X (formerly XFM) and take four critically acclaimed solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Chris is also a regular on the UK comedy circuit and is frequently booked for the Glees, Stands, Baby Blue, Frog & Bucket, Manfords and Highlight among others.
With a hilarious and erudite turn of phrase, Stokes has been described as playing on social misconceptions and dismantling them both on stage and on the page via gag-packed first-hand anecdotes told with a charming and offbeat sincerity.
As well as stand-up and writer, Chris is also a talented actor having started in a number of plays, both comedy and drama and is also one quarter of new sketch comedy group The Mitford Sisters.
Chris is a keen and gifted writer and has had a variety of articles published. Currently, he is working on a number of development projects across both television and radio, alongside writing for his 5th solo show, ‘Eternalist’ set to debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival next August.
“Very gifted… Has the talent to one day have the world at his feet” ★★★★ – The List
“Real talent… It takes some flair to mix script, tangent, conversation, heartbreak and make it all look so effortless” ★★★★ – The Skinny
“Excellent… Full of interesting ideas” ★★★★ – The Mirror
“Very funny, well-crafted stand-up” ★★★★ – Broadway Baby
“Promises laughter from start to finish” ★★★★ – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Inspiring… People bowled over from laughing. The circuit could use more comedians like Chris Stokes” ★★★★★ – Funny Women
“One impressive comic” – The New Statesman
“Hilarious” – The Scotsman
Morgan Rees is a rising star of the UK circuit. This softly spoken Welsh comedian boasts a densely packed arsenal of impressive one-liners and hilarious short stories. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4 in the prestigious finals of the BBC New Comedy Award. He was also a runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny 2017, and a finalist in Chortle Student Comedy Award.
Based in Bristol, he gigs all over the UK as both act & compere, and has performed on several mixed bill shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2016
‘Proved himself a master of redirection, with several set-ups taking unexpected swerves in a punchline heavy set’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘Clearly going places’ – Bruce Dessau
‘Excellent’ – The Scotsman
*Local Potbelly brew on sale at our cash bar*