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Bubble and Squeak Comedy
OUR STORY: Bubble and Squeak started as a safe, cozy space for professional comedians to come and try out new ideas that might not be “weekend ready” just yet. Every week we pain-stakingly try to bring together an array of perspectives and voices, in a small, close-quarters, raw comedy experience. You get to see the comedians at their most vulnerable, and hear future TV gags before anyone else. After talking to a number of amazing acts who gig all across the country, the organizer decided that there was a real place for a safe, fun gig like this in London. Come and enjoy our little slice of fun every Tuesday and be a part of our quickly growing Bubble and Squeak comedy family!
Big Smoke Comedy
Eight stand-up comedians are invited to perform individually then, for one night only, improvise freely with each other as a unique, one-of-a kind ensemble. Meet the characters, watch them play, and help shape our acts with your warmth and laughter. Big Smoke Comedy currently offers Free Entry every Thursday at 8pm.
Host Brooke Hoerr hails from a small town of sixty-three people in the middle of the middle of the middle of America called Allentown, Illinois where, in 1983, he was voted eighth funniest child (of eight). Still not satisfied, he later became an improvisor in Chicago at Second City, iO Theatre, and The Annoyance.
Now Brooke can be seen at some of London's most popular comedy venues embarking upon his spiritual quest to fully understand British humour or absolutely try dying. He most recently won The Blackout competition at Up-The-Creek Comedy Club in Greenwich by recommending to the audience that for improved laughter, if anything he says is literally not funny, they simply should apply an interpretation that is ironic.
Brooke is very excited to be MC for Big Smoke Comedy at the historic Nell of Old Drury.
Every 3rd Monday of the month Bentley Browning hosts Rox Comedy where you can see pro's,semi pros's and newbies trying new material. An hour of top laughs for free donations. Bentley runs Comedy Novice tasters and courses at the Nell of Old Drury so you can start your own comedy career here too.Details at www.comedynovices.com , www.bentleybrowning.com
Hidden Theatre Company
The Hidden Theatre Company was founded by RCSSD alumni Drou Constantinou and Abby Restall in 2016. The company's ethos is to showcase hidden talent and work to be passionate about.
Since starting the company they have now produced 5 Scratched; An Evening of New Writing events, two comedy gigs, Christmas Belles (A Christmas Cabaret tour) and two full scale productions: Making Waves: A Song Cycle at Camden Fringe Festival in 2017 and Carner & Gregor's Island Song at The Nursery Theatre in Spring 2018 - both garnering 4 star reviews.
The Hidden Theatre Takeover is our latest project and we are delighted to be teaming up with The Nell to bring a variety of new writing to the heart of Covent Garden.
Each month will see a different takeover including open mic, play reading, comedy and monologues with a focus on developing the work - with the possibility of showcasing the work further at one of our larger events.