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You Must Be Stoking – the finest stand-ups, hand-picked for Guildford comedygoers @ The Stoke pub, 103 Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4JN
Wednesday 1st April 2015
We’ve got a bevy of April fools for you at our next gig, featuring…
Paul is a qualified GP and international stand up comic of many years standing, having performed in all major comedy clubs in the UK, as well as China, Auckland, Singapore, the Middle East, South Africa, Netherlands and Germany. His second full length solo show “Saint or Sinha” received widespread critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was nominated for the if.comedy award. He is in great demand, whether on TV shows such as Edinburgh and Beyond, World Stands up, Comedy Shuffle and Comedy Cuts, on Radio 4’s Loose Ends and the Now Show, or his numerous contributions to Radio 5 Live and Talksport.
“Opinionated, witty and smart” – Chortle
“Truly wonderful” – The Guardian
“Reassuringly intelligent and very funny” – The Observer
With top-notch support from…
Acclaimed stand-up comic and accomplished TV writer Meryl O’Rourke revels in her bitterness. A potty mouthed potty trainer, she has delighted comedy audiences, written some of the best gags on telly and even hosted pop concerts. She supported Frankie Boyle for part of his last tour, and also at the Hammersmith Apollo. In his book ‘Work! Consume! Die!’ he calls Meryl “Inspiringly funny”. She runs her own club in Tooting where she is the regular MC. Her solo stand-up show at the Edinburgh and Brighton festivals received 5-star reviews and was The Times’ Critic’s Choice.
“Very funny. Tightly written, deftly performed” – The Latest
“Truly astonishing show” – The New Current
Following impressive performances and wowing audiences at The Latitude, V and Reading festivals in 2013, Elliot is the new must-see comic name to watch out for in 2014. His hilarious and honest routines are gritty real-life tales of growing up on a South London council estate – all delivered in his refreshingly individual style.
James is a fast-rising talent on the UK comedy circuit. Refreshingly different, whilst still appealing to mainstream comedy audiences, he’s bringing his quirky blend of stand-up and comic poetry to clubs all over the country. He is a resident MC at both Crack Comedy and The Patchwork Club.
Compere Max Dickins
Max was named as one of The Sun’s 2011 Comedy Picks (along with Josh Widdicombe and others) and went on to perform at the prestigious Lunchtime Club stand-up showcase in Edinburgh that summer. Max has performed at BBC Comedy Presents (Pleasance) and also Political Animal (The Stand), Saturday Night Live from Leicester Square (supporting Ardal O’Hanlon), The Frog and Bucket and XS Malarkey. As well as comedy, Max is a Sony Radio Award Nominated radio presenter who has worked at Absolute Radio, Galaxy FM, and BBC Radio Leeds amongst many others.
“A fantastic compère” – British Comedy Guide
“Attractive, expressive, confident and engaging” – Chortle
Tickets are £8 (+ 80p booking fee) in advance from www.youmustbestoking.com/tickets, or £10 on the door.