- Posted by thestoke 23 Aug
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Our first regular monthly show back after our great run of Edinburgh previews and a short summer break. And what a line-up…
Roger Monkhouse is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. Distinguished as a comic by his eloquence and keen eye for a fine phrase, Roger headlines at all the major comedy venues and has performed extensively throughout the United Kingdom and internationally, most recently performing in Belgium, The Netherlands, South Africa, China, Singapore, Tokyo and the Middle East. Recent television credits include “The Comedy Store” and “The World Stands Up”, (both Paramount), “My God I’m My Dad” (Bravo) and “Street Cred Sudoku” (UKG2). He is one of the regular writers on Channel 4’s “8 Out of 10 Cats”. Roger is a regular member of the prestigious and critically acclaimed “Cutting Edge” team at the London Comedy Store.
“Unfailingly entertaining and skilfully able to pull punchlines, seemingly, out of thin air” – Chortle
“Packs in more observations on the human condition in a twenty minute set than a whole lecture on Jean-Paul Sartre” – Venue Magazine
Also appearing will be:
Jess has been performing improvised comedy and working as a comedy writer and actress since 2005. Jess is a writer on Channel 4’s Stand Up For the Week and on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’. TV work includes performing in ‘Hallo Panda’, a short Channel 4 Film by Charlie Productions and the 2009 BBC comedy ‘Psychoville’, from the makers of The League of Gentlemen.
“Expect her career to accelerate into the fast lane” – Metro
“Fostekew is a hugely engaging presence and there’s something reassuringly honest about her” – Fest
Liam is a former Cambridge Footlights member and runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny 2010, making big waves on the UK comedy scene. He’s also one third of the brilliant sketch troupe Sheeps, with their 2nd show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012, after a hugely successful run at the 2011 festival.
“Articulate, witty and confident” – Varsity
Alumnus of the Chortle Student Comedy Award Final 2009, Will’s a lawyer turned comedian. He’s a bit posh, but then we’re in Guildford, so he should fit in fine.
Compere – PAUL KERENSA:
Exiled Cornishman Paul Kerensa has become a regular at the UK’s biggest venues, and a popular and reliable headline act. He writes for various sitcoms, including BBC1 hits Miranda and Not Going Out, as well as sketch shows such as Dead Ringers, ITV’s CGI UK and BBC3’s The Wrong Door. He has also written for The News Quiz, The Now Show, and countless others.
“Attitude, style and diamond-sharp wit” – Maxim Magazine
“Ingenious” – Evening Standard
“Well worth a night out” – The Scotsman
Line-ups may change, so please contact The Stoke on 01483 504296 or check www.youmustbestoking.com for the latest listings.
Doors open at 7:30pm, and the show starts at 8:00pm.
Tickets are £8 (+ 80p booking fee) in advance from www.youmustbestoking.com/tickets,, or £10 on the door.