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Another outrageous night of Comedy at The Stoke Pub & Pizzeria brought to you by local legend – Paul Kerensa. This month we are blessed by the presence of John Moloney, Joe Rowntree, Joe Wells and James Kettle.
Line-ups may change, so contact us on 01483 504296 or check the You Must Be Stoking website for the latest listings.
Doors open 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm.
Tickets are £7 in advance from The Stoke Pub & Pizzeria (credit card bookings on 01483 504296 or contact us to reserve your tickets), or £9 on the door.
Twice winner of Best Live Performer at The London Comedy Festival – John Moloney is a well-travelled comedian, who has delighted thousands at Festivals around the world. From Melbourne to Edinburgh, from the prestigious Just For Laughs in Montreal to The Liffey Laughs in Dublin – John has been recognized as a true multi-award-winning comic talent.
Here’s some of the things that the international press has said about one of the UK’s finest comedians….
“A wondrous array of classy gags. Comedy scholars, plus folk needing a right good laugh, can choose from a wide range of quality Moloney originals. Take your pick from droll one-liners; coruscating bits of political satire, absurdist observations; gleeful schoolboy puns and observant re-interpretations of everyday phenomena. In addition, they’re all delivered with a measured dryness and quiet understatement, too. Masterly.” – THE HERALD
“He looks every bit the professional. He is. He treats the audience with compassion, tact and intelligence in a show that has strolling one-liners and relative stories. A natural rapport.” – THE STAGE
“The Master of Delicious One Liners.” – NZ Herald
“A triumph of quality over hype.” – The Sydney Herald
Joe Rowntree is a professional stand-up comedian and motivational presenter. He graduated from Goldsmiths College (University of London) in 2003 with a BSc Hons in Psychology. Joe spends his days travelling into schools and colleges across the British Isles delivering inspirational and educational courses in goal mapping, mind mapping and accelerated learning techniques. In the evenings, Joe works as a man of mirth, trading his surreal observations for laughter, performing in some of the most prestigious and reputable comedy clubs in and around London and across the UK, including: The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, The Comedy Café, The Frog and Bucket and XS Malarkey.
Joe’s television career started back in 2001 writing put-downs for Anne Robinson on the Weakest Link. Recently he has completed presenting a UK Tour of Brainiac Live after appearing in all 6 series of the award winning hit TV show Brainiac: Science Abuse (Sky One) which saw him take part in live and highly dangerous scientific experiments. Joe’s other television appearances include: The Sack Race (BBC 2), In Your Face (Bravo), 1970’s Office (Sky One), The Richard Hammond Show (ITV) and Richard and Judy (Channel 4).
Portsmouth’s Joe Wells has been on the stand up circuit for 3 years now. His act is a dry take on political issues ranging from MP’s expenses, the Iraq war and the rise of the far right. He is most at home in front of an arts centre or theatre audience but can also work a pub back room or student audience with ease.
- Stand Up and Coming Gong Show winner Feb 2009
- Guide Awards 2009 Shortlisted Best Comedy
- Comedy Central Funniest Student 2010
- Comedy Cafe New Act Night Winner Feb 24th 2010
- Chortle Student Comedy Award 2010 semi-finalist
“highly original, inspired and suitably different from the rest of the crowd” “brilliantly crafted [jokes]” – Comedy Central
“an author, a poet and a much needed voice against hypocrisy as well as a wonderfully talented stand-up comedian. Joe uses his comedy to burst a gigantic hole in the sides of homophobia, misogyny and racism while still managing to remain funny throughout” – The Portsmouth Evening News
James Kettle is a stand-up comedian and writer-for-hire. He is not a happy person. James likes to describe his comedy as “bleak” and “interminable”, and says that the fact that people are willing to laugh at him on a regular basis is in many ways “the final insult”. He believes everyone is out to get him, and employs humour as a defence mechanism. Ha ha ha.
In Spring 2007, James appeared on “28 Acts In 28 Minutes” on BBC Radio 4, as well as starring in his own self-penned sketch show pilot, “James Kettle’s Skyscraping Ambitions”, on BBC7.
“James Kettle has a distinct persona that I think will take him a long way” – Stephanie Merritt, comedy critic of the Observer
“Like a cross between Simon Amstell and Bill Hicks, his dark twisted and deadpan take on life had me laughing throughout…I loved him!” – BBC Three Counties
“There’s definitely a place for angry young men. James Kettle is desperately angry – but very good.” Russell Howard, speaking in The London Paper
With regular compere Paul Kerensa:
Paul’s writing can be seen any day now when sitcom ‘Not Going Out’ returns to BBC1 and ‘Miranda’ returns to BBC2. The Guildford resident is fresh back from the Edinburgh Festival, where his 5th solo show was called “dazzlingly funny” by The Spectator, with full houses the entire two-week run. He won ITV’s Take The Mike award back in 2002, was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards and The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award the same year. Now Paul is a regular at the major comedy clubs up and down the country. He also writes for shows such as BBC1’s Not Going Out, BBC2’s Miranda, Radio 4’s Dead Ringers, The News Quiz, and The Now Show. He’s been running The Stoke’s comedy night for three years.