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October 15, 2018 at Old Kent Barn

October 15, 2018 Swingfield: Old Kent Barn

Doors open:
7.00
Show starts:
8.00
Venue:
Old Kent Barn

Featuring

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Russell Hicks - Headliner

Anyone who has seen Russell Hicks knows that it is never the same show twice. Taking a different approach to most comedians, Russell Hicks weaves improvisation with stream of conscious delivery that has moved many audience members to return for two nights in a row. Nothing in this biography can do his act justice other than to say, you just have to see him live.

“Astonishing, astonishing and astonishing. He simply took the roof of the place leaving people talking about his act all night. His entire 20 minutes was totally improvised based entirely on audience interaction. It did help that we had one member of the audience who looked like the twin brother of Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm and provided Russell with so much material to improv on. Based on this one gentlemens comments, Russell created a world where he is doing a West End show about willy-helicopters, the 28th October is now International Toothpaste Day and his performance last night was just a figment of the gentlemans imagination. The audience were at times almost collapsing with laughter on the floor and I was one of them. Watching Russell Hicks last night was reminiscent of watching early Ross Noble on stage. Brilliant” Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club

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Mark Simmons - Support

In 2013 Mark Simmons came runner up in the prestigious Leicester Mercury comedian of the year competition, in addition to reaching the finals of ‘So you think you’re funny’, ‘Amused Moose Laugh off’ and the ‘NATY award’’.

Since then he has been in demand headlining shows on the UK comedy circuit and has been supporting Seann Walsh and Rob Beckett on their national tours, as well as one off shows supporting Michael MacIntyre and Jack Dee. At the end of 2016 Mark starred in the BBC3 documentary ‘One for the road’, which followed he and Seann Walsh on tour in the Scottish Highlands.

‘Master of one liners’ one4review

“A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke-writing” Chortle

‘Hilarious one liners’ Edinburgh Festival Magazine

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Ravi Holy - Compere

Ravi Holy is the Vicar of Wye by day and a comedian by night. He won the Canterbury Festival’s comedy competition in 2016 and was voted Funniest Vicar by the four Inbetweeners after performing live on the One Show (although to be fair, there were only two other contestants!)

’ I booked Ravi because I knew he would add something different to the night. He succeeded so spectacularly that I took several minutes to reset the atmosphere of the room after he came off stage to make it easier for the next act. Excellent, hilariously funny, can’t wait to have him back!" – Al Cowie, Promoter of Laugh Comedy at the Ram Brewery, Wandsworth