Barnstormers Comedy Club
Saturday 19th October 2019 - Starts 8:30pm
TICKET PRICE: £13.50 adv, £15 otd
Get together with your mates for a Barnstorming night out!
Enjoy unbeatable stand-up comedy on the 3rd Saturday of every month from some of the biggest names on the UK comedy circuit (and beyond.) With three different acts a month alongside a top MC, this is Saturday night entertainment at its finest.
Second show in, and there’s a splendid line-up on offer… just what you need to provide a temporary distraction from the outside world.
As ever, longstanding Barnstormers Comedy MC Kevin Precious (pictured) will be on hand to introduce three more top acts from the London Comedy Comedy Circuit and beyond. This month, they comprise: stylish raconteur and Andre Vincent, ‘An improvising comedy genius’ – The Guardian; offbeat Irish anecdotalist Chris Kent, ‘Compelling storyteller, truly surprising, beautifully delivered’ – The Scotsman; and exciting up’n’comig UK-based Malaysian comic Nigel Ng, ‘Top notch… oozed likability and the audience loved him from the word go… stole the show’ – The Stand.
Andre Vincent has been performing since he was a kid, and has vast credits in TV, Radio, Circus, Pantomime, as well as directing. Here are some stand-up associated credits of note
‘Aside from his ability to sustain a single narrative for a full hour, with thought-provoking originality and biting humour, Vincent also uses video to deliver one of the most disarming punch lines you’re ever likely to see on the Fringe’ – The Scotsman
‘An improvising comedy genius’ – The Guardian
‘He possesses the energy of Lee Evans with the improvisational Skills of Paul Merton and is one of the best comedians in the business’ – The Times
‘Ferociously funny’ – The Sunday Times
‘Honesty and truth (and funny lines) are comedy essentials and fortunately Vincent has come more than prepared. Physically and vocally reminiscent of Phill Jupitus, this corpulent comic is an utterly welcoming presence, lacing his blokeish jollity with welcome shots of rage and giggling incomprehension. He immediately puts the audience at ease, discussing his ‘little issue’ in an entirely matter-of-fact yet utterly compelling manner, he manages to hone in on the absurdity of each situation, while retaining an impressively level-headed perspective’ – Metro
Hailing from ‘The Rebel County’ (That’s Cork for anyone outside Ireland), Chris gave up the day job as an electrician to pursue his calling in comedy. He emerged onto the Irish comedy scene in 2009 after winning the Bulmers Nuttin’ But Funny competition.
In 2010 Chris made his debut at one of Ireland’s biggest comedy festivals in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens. His compelling storytelling then went on to win him the Comedy Smack Down Award at the Galway Comedy Festival later that year.
He quickly established himself on the Irish circuit and became sought out to open for some of his favourite acts, including Dylan Moran, David O’ Doherty, PJ Gallagher and Neil Delamare to name but a few.
In 2012 Chris was listed as “One To Watch” in The Dubliner Magazine’s Red Hot and Rising and went on to make his debut at the prestigious Cat Laughs festival in Kilkenny.
In August, Chris brought his first solo show ‘Plugged In’ (‘Breathes new life into anecdotal comedy’ -The List, ★★★★ Cream of the Fringe) to the Edinburgh Festival, where he fell ill after contracting the mumps. This was initially diagnosed as ‘just Edinburgh’ by fellow comedians. However, the large lump on his face was later confirmed as a genuine illness, and not simply ‘all in his head’. He had to cancel two shows to avoid creating an epidemic, although he’s not sure anybody noticed…
Chris returned to Ireland with broken dreams but mump free, to take up his seat on RTE Radio 1’s comedy panel show The Second Republic, alongside PJ Gallagher and Neil Delamare.
After a tough debut year, which he put down to “everybody in the world being in London for the Olympics”, Chris was determined to return to Edinburgh fighting. 2013 saw him perform his second solo show ‘Second Fix’ with a full bill of health and much healthier crowd numbers. This time he only had to cancel one show due to a delayed flight, and was delighted that people did notice (albeit being a bit annoyed at him).
He returned home that year, after a much happier Edinburgh experience, with a new UK agent.
In December, Chris was chosen to support Bill Burr in Vicar Street, on his only Irish date that year. He made his Irish television debut on New Years Eve as a panelist on RTE’s Next Year’s News.
In 2014 Chris took part in an Irish documentary The Stand Ups, which followed the lives of five Irish comedians. This gave a behind the scenes glimpse into the everyday life of a comedian, and followed Chris as he prepared for his third Edinburgh solo show ‘Corked’. ‘Fresh and original material, extremely endearing performer’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby. ★★★★ Threeweeks.
In 2015 Chris made his UK TV debut on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central. Shortly afterwards, he moved to the UK to try and establish himself on the UK comedy scene, where he has quickly become a favourite at some of the top clubs.
He brought his fourth solo show ‘Stop Stalling’ (‘Original, hilarious material, Among the best acts I’ve seen ★★★★★ The Mirror) to the Edinburgh Festival.
He returned home after once again miscalculating his final shop and leaving behind half a bottle of shower gel and a box of cornflakes (unopened), and taking with him only resentment for the landlord that charged seven times the rent for an apartment that couldn’t possibly have been up any more stairs…
In 2016 Chris performed at the Perth Fringe. It was warm. He took a break from Edinburgh, assuming that “everybody in the world would be in Rio for the Olympics”. He did however go on to do his first Irish tour with ‘Stop Stalling’, performing to sell out crowds. It was cold.
Nigel Ng is a Malaysian stand-up comedian based in London. He made his TV debut on Comedy Central’s Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central, shortly followed by Comedy Central’s Roast Battle.
He won the prestigious Amused Moose Laugh Off 2016 and was runner up in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2015. He was also a finalist in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2016 and Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2015 competitions. He was selected to perform in The Pleasance Comedy Reserve at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017.
Tipped as ‘One to Watch’ in 2019 by Chortle, he can now be seen performing in comedy clubs all around the UK and Europe.
‘Brilliant… Go see him’ – One4Review
‘Natural funnybones… as slick as they come’ – Chortle
‘Top notch… oozed likability and the audience loved him from the word go… stole the show’ – The Stand
Strictly for the over-18s. Seats can be reserved for parties of 6 or more.
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