Stars to follow in footsteps of Carr and MerchantBy Maria Virto
August 31, 2011
MANY of today’s comedy greats, including Stephen Merchant, Jimmy Carr, Micky Flanagan, Milton Jones and Chris Addison featured in Dorking Halls’ Screaming Blue Murder comedy club before they became big household names.
Be the first to see tomorrow’s stars by visiting Dorking Halls this autumn.
On Friday September 30, stand-up, writer and actor Alan Francis hits the Halls.
Alan has written and performed in some of the best-loved television comedy shows in recent years, including Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression and Knowing Me, Knowing Yule.
He will be joined by Nick Helm, who has been gaining more and more attention across the industry for his powerful mix of one-liners, stories, poems and songs. Ria Lina will also take to the stage with her wit and bawdy ukulele songs.
The charming, cheeky and energetic Matt Rudge will compére.
Acclaimed stand-up comic, writer, author, illustrator and animator Howard Read performs on Friday October 28.
He is best known for being one half (and the other half), of Big Howard, Little Howard, the world’s first human cartoon double-act.
Diane Spencer will shock, delight and amuse, and quick-witted Nick Doody will deliver his unique brand of satire.
The ever-genial Stan Stanley, known for his smart, satirical observations, will compére.
On Friday November 18 director and comedian John Gordillo will make the audience laugh, think and feel.
Helen Arney will entertain with her original and unusually funny songs on ukulele and piano.
Experienced comic Stuart Black will also be on hand with his delightfully dark brand of comedy. Compére Matt Rudge will amuse with his quietly cutting observations.
Don’t miss stand-up comedian, singer, songwriter and winner of the Time Out Comedy Award, Richard Morton on Friday January 27. He’ll be joined by the critically-acclaimed Australian comedian Kent Valentine.
Rising star Luke Toulston, winner of the Hackney Empire New Act of The Year 2007, will also entertain the audience with his funny stories.
Dan Evans will bring his bizarre, imaginative and relentlessly entertaining comedy to the halls as compére.
Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club takes place in the Masonic Hall and there is a bar open throughout the evening.
Tickets cost £12 full or £10 for Friends of Dorking Hall.
Become a Friend for just £25 a year and receive four complimentary cinema tickets.
For more information about the Friends scheme, and to book tickets for a Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club evening, call the box office on 01306 881717, or book online at www.dorkinghalls.co.uk
The above artists are subject to change and only over-18s are admitted.