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:
Tom Wrigglesworth is an established Stand-Up comedian, Radio and TV presenter and voice-over artist from Sheffield, England.
With a disarmingly charming delivery and unforgettable appearance, this Yorkshire funny man became a national have-a-go-hero when he rescued a little old lady from the jaws of a Virgin train ticket inspector; only to be arrested for begging. His subsequent story of the event secured Tom several awards including the Chortle Best Show Award, and a nomination for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award.
This led to a sell out tour of the UK, and runs at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival.
Following this, Tom recorded two series of ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Letters’ for BBC Radio 4, tackling consumer issues in his own hilarious way and winning a highly acclaimed Sony Award for best Radio Comedy along the way.
His next radio project, ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups’ for BBC Radio 4 is currently in its second series and focuses on telephone conversations with his parents.
As a natural and engaging television presenter, Tom put his technical background to use when he appeared on ‘Electric Dreams’ for BBC 2, advising a modern family as they fast forwarded through three decades of technology. He then presented Engineering Giants, also for BBC 2, which saw Tom climbing aboard an oil platform, servicing a passenger ferry and dismantling a jumbo-jet whilst interviewing various engineers to keep the viewers informed as the three major strip downs unfolded.
Further television credits include being a regular contributor on The Discovery Channel where he explains the science behind crowd sourced stunts and experiments on the popular show ‘ You have been warned’
He is also known for his uncanny resemblance to Green Bay Packers Quarter back Aaron Rodgers and worked with NFL films to create ‘The Incredible Mr Wrigglesworth’. This short film which featured Tom performing in Green Bay, receiving the key to the city and coming his face to face with his doppleganger became a viral You Tube hit.
Since winning the Channel 4 new comedian competition, ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ in 2003, Tom is now firmly established as one of the most original, talented and respected comedians on the UK and International comedy circuit.
- THE GODS OF COMEDY CHOSE TOM WRIGGLESWORTH FOR GREATNESS – SCOTSMAN
- A GIFT FOR COMIC STORYTELLING, A LOVELY TURN OF PHRASE, AN EAR FOR ALLOWABLE EXAGERATION – TELEGRAPH
- COMEDY IS RARELY THIS ELEGANT – TIME OUT
BBC NEW TALENT HOT-LIST 2017Brilliantly 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*