You Must Be Stoking Comedy Night Wed 5th Jan

  • Posted by thestoke 02 Jan

You Must Be Stoking Comedy Night Wed 5th Jan

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You Must Be Stoking is back – The finest stand-ups hand-picked for Guildford comedygoers!

2010’s final gig fell victim to the wintery showers but the first gig for 2011 is all set to go ahead without any interuptions from the weather (fingers crossed!). So why not kick the January blues out the window with a good old giggle with us and our monthly comedy night.

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). Tickets are £9 on the door.

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You Must Be Stoking January 2011 Line Up:

Noel James

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For eight years, Noel has performed comedy throughout the UK. He is a Capricorn (near the Sagittarius end which makes him a Saggycorn)- His act is gag, gag, gag all the way – though some of it consists of non-baby-talk. Above all, his act is highly original; the guy who wrote it assured him of this.

Surreal, bizarre, absurd, intelligent, and a very accessible act who generally goes down well anywhere.

“Liberates the lunatic side to our personalities – brilliantly!”Time Out

“Stands out like a droll giant in a comedy land of trite dwarfs”The Independent

“Huge fan!”The Sunday Times

“Absolutely Hilarious!”HTV & Wales on Sunday

TV Credits worth mentioning include:

  • Packing Them in -Channel 4 
  • The Stand-up Show -BBC 
  • Giamocs -S4C (nominated for the Rose of Montreux)

Henning Wehn

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Henning is one of the few German comedians to perform in the UK, and a favourite of Stewart Lee. His “beautifully crafted diatribes” (Time Out) are delivered with a passion that seems all too real and his material covers topics from football to the price of second-hand shoes, what the Germans think of our beloved ‘Allo ‘Allo series, to why humour is overrated and stand-up comedy pointless.

“Who said Germans have no sense of humour? Gloriously unreconstructed comedy”Guardian

“Glory lies ahead” – Time Out

“Ja. Ja. Das ist gut.”Max Mosley

Winner Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, 2005

TV Appearences:

  • Funny Cuts, Writer and Performer, Channel 4 & E4, 2006
  • World Cup Heaven and Hell, Talking Head, ITV1, 2006
  • The New Paul O’Grady Show, Panelist, Channel 4, 2006
  • The World Stands Up, Performer, Paramount & BBC America, 2006

Roddy Fraser

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Roddy Fraser is a Scottish comedian, musician and sketch writer who has made a name for himself playing for the last 6 six years in top UK venues like The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, The Comedy Cafe

Performed at various comedy festivals including The Vancouver International Comedy Festival 2007 The Edinburgh Festival 2005, 2007

And performed with national and internationally known comics such as David Cross (from Arrested Development and Mr. Show) Jeremy Hotz (from The Jon Stewart Show) Stephen Merchant (writer with Ricky Gervais, of The Office) Simon Amstell (host of BBC’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks)
“Lively, confident . Musical comedy is his forte”

“5 stars. See him before he plays the big venues.”

“Hilarious songs. Very inventive.” Vancouver Sun

Shannon Hommel

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Guildford’s very own “domestic goddess with attitude”! Described as “wickedly wrong but right”, she won a heat at the Laughing Horse new act competition, and has brought her comedy everywhere from the Edinburgh Festival to golf clubs to charity fundraisers.

With regular compere Paul Kerensa:

the-stoke-pub-pizzeria-guildford-comedy-night-paul-kerensaPaul’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.

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