Friday Night Comedy with Junior Simpson
Come to SW16 for your weekly dose of superb comedy line-ups (as seen on telly programmes such as Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Live At The Apollo!).
Headliners JUNIOR SIMPSON, ANDREW BIRD & GRAINNE MAGUIRE (MC) plus funny guests!*
It's cabaret seating at Hideaway, which means you'll watch the show from your table and food and drink is served throughout the evening. FREE ENTRY & COCKTAIL IF IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY! Cocktails and comedy - what's not to like?!
£8 in advance, £10 on the door
***If you are booking for your birthday the birthday person will receive free entry and a welcome cocktail if they produce photo ID on arrival. The birthday must fall within 7 days of the night you wish to attend. Please state in your bookings notes if it is a birthday group and tell us the name of the person celebrating. Do not purchase a ticket in advance for the birthday person, only purchase tickets for the rest of the group. Mistakes will not be refunded.
With his infectious energy and huge stage presence, it is easy to see why Junior Simpson is a circuit favourite. Simpson has a boundless joy and exuberance that has audiences hooked with hilarity. A true observational comic, Simpson finds his humour in the everyday and humdrum with anecdotes of his world travels as a comedian adding a personal originality to his set. Although mischievous and daring, Simpson is never crass or crude and can tailor his set to suit any audience making him a favourite for warm up, TV and corporate work.
“My highlight was Junior Simpson. A vigorous raconteur and vibrant mimic with lots to say. Watch that Man!” The Guardian
“The new Lenny Henry.” The Times
Andrew hails from Northamptonshire and moved to London to pursue a career in stand-up. He worked in a bar where he practised making the regulars laugh before his career in live comedy took off. Since then, Andrew has become a top headline act up and down the UK as well as performing around the world from Dublin to Doha. He has also supported Rhod Gilbert and Lee Hurst on tour and been the warm-up artist for TV shows including Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Room 101 and Pointless. Andrew is also a writer in demand having written for series such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Mock The Week.
“Comedy gold…going to be a star”- The Scotsman
“A great storyteller. Funny, likeable and effortless”- Time Out
Grainne Maguire as MC
"Highly promising, has a big future ahead of her" - Time Out.
“An engaging and natural performer with has deep reserves of excitable energy...enjoyably bizarre" -Chortle
“Nice observations…can employ understatement with the dry mastery of a Father Ted script" - Chortle
“Popular with audiences and comedians alike…excellent set... inspired and extremely funny” - Inside Comedy
“Surreal Irish charm” - 7 magazine Brighton
Featured in The Stand "Best of Irish" and "Pick of the Fringe Showcase" Edinburgh 2008 and star of Edinburgh hit "The Cheese and Pineapple Club 2008
"Kooky and gauche ****" The List
"Charming..delights the audience..gets big laughs ****"BroadwayBaby
“Inspired moments…fun and well observed..talent on the way up" Fringe Report "Novel and ingenious" One 4 Review
**All comedy line ups can be subject to change at short notice.
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