Free comedy night Camden London september 7

FREE comedy night in Camden on September 7

Laugh Out London is bringing you another FREE comedy night at the Camden Head in Camden on September 7.

As usual, doors are 8pm for an 8.30pm start and laughs are pretty much guaranteed. Innit.

Here is a map.

Line-up:

Holly Burn

Holly Burn

Holly Burn

Geordie powerhouse’ Holly Burn brings to life some of the oddest characters you’ll ever meet in some astutley observed surreality. Appeared in Stewart Lee’s ‘At Last! The 1981 Show’ alongside many comedy legends; the Evening Standard Theatre Award nominated show The Office Party; and named New Hero of Alternative Comedy by Bizarre Magazine.

” very, very weird and there’s a real danger you might get wet or be hit in the face with a shoe” ★★★★ – Chortle

★★★★ – Broadway Baby

 
Adam Larter comedy

Adam Larter

Adam Larter

Host of Weirdos – London’s most interesting comedy night – and something of an insane, hilarious, ridiculous genius himself. His Edinburgh show contained exploding cats and a musical book about the Velvet Undergound
“undiluted madness” ★★★★ – The Skinny
 

Nathaniel Metcalfe

Affable and amusing, Nathaniel is one of our very favourite acts. A regular at Josie Long’s Lost Treasures of the Black Heart, his stories delight and entertain.
“brilliant and unusual and very funny” – Josie Long
“Nathaniel does jokes that are so funny that you repeat them to your friends later although you get it wrong and forget a few bits, and they don’t laugh, but you do because you are remembering how funny his joke was, especially the Sugar Puffs one, but he tells them in a really funny way that is difficult to emulate” – Sara Pascoe
 

Hatty Ashdown

Huffington Post blogger and star of the radiowaves, Hatty is silly, fun and exactly what you want from a comedy night.
One to Watch in 2012 – London Is Funny
“Wonderfully inventive, consistently funny” – Time Out
“Warm, infectiously funny and brilliant” – Josie Long

 

Jack De’Ath

Jokes and props and characters and what have you.

With compere Karl Johannes Schultz as MATTHEW KELLY

“The most exciting new comedian I’ve seen in years” – Dan Antopolski/ Jigsaw, 3 Time Perrier Nominee

“A wonderful performer” – London is Funny

Adam Larter comedy

Top free comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012

Heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but got no cash due to recession/David Cameron/muggers/you eat money? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of free comedy shows at the Fringe, and here’s our pick of the bunch.

Further recommendations:

Top comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012

Top sketch comedy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012

Adam Larter: Happy New Year

Adam Larter - Edinburgh Festival 2012

Adam Larter

I’ve seen three full previews of Adam Larter’s Fringe show in London now, and each one has been a wonderfully unique experience of real imagination that proves impossible to replicate fully. A proper live comedy experience of interaction, music, props, kilts and chaos.
Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House, 1.15pm, free


Pat Cahill/Tim Shishodia: The Tim and Pat Show

Pat Cahill and Tim Shishodia

Pat Cahill and Tim Shishodia

Two comedians that have more awards between them than Adele (well, I hope they do anyway – they’re a lot funnier. I don’t know what Adele’s doing entering comedy awards). Cahill, one of comedy’s rising stars, mixes acute thoughts on contemporary life with perfect absurdity, while Shishodia brings to mind Harry Hill with far-fetched ideas and instant likability.
Cabaret Voltaire, 5pm, free


Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Austentatious

Austentatious

Six improvisers, including Best Newcomer nominee Cariad Lloyd and Rachel Parris, create an entirely original (and probably quite amusing) Jane Austen-inspired story in one hour. It’s had quite the acclaim in London, but you can now catch it for free in Edinburgh.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 1.30pm, free


Adam Hess and Sean McLoughlin: The McLough-Hess Monster

Adam Hess and Sean McLoughlin

Adam Hess and Sean McLoughlin

Chortle Student Comedian of the Year 2011, BBC New Comedy Award 2011 Semi Finalist and one of our favourite Tweeters Adam Hess teams up with Sean Mcloughlin, who was marvellous at one of Laugh Out London’s live shows last year, to do some of that traditional standing up and telling jokes stuff.
Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 4.30pm, free


Shit Theatre present: Sh!t Theatre’s JSA (Job Seekers Anonymous)

Shit Theatre

Shit Theatre

Billed as cabaret, but expect some wry smiles and a guffaw or too at this show from Laugh out London’s favourite musical satirists (as in they are satirists who play music, not satirisers of Grease). They’re at two venues too, so don’t miss out.
Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix, 11.30pm Aug 13-18 and Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 8.15pm Aug 20-26, free


Mark Stephenson: Someone, Somewhere

Mark Stephenson

Mark Stephenson

Another multi-award winner/runner-up who’s rising up the UK comedy ranks, based mainly on original, thoughtful ideas told in a manner that can win over both a Friday night in central London and the more discerning comedy crowd. A nice story about seals too that should hopefully brighten your day.
The Royal Mile Tavern, 2.45pm, free


Harriet Kemsley and Sarah Callaghan: Keeping Their Cool

Harriet Kemsley and Sarah Callaghan

Harriet Kemsley and Sarah Callaghan

Relative newcomer Kemsley has already made her mark on the comedy world, picking up the Funny’s Funny award in 2011, while Callaghan is no stranger to awards herself, being a Funny Women finalist. One’s uncool, one’s angry. Both are trying to change. Both are funny. They’re not trying to change that bit.
Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, 8.15pm, free


Kieran Hodgson: Supervillain

Kieran Hodgson

Kieran Hodgson

A multi-character comedy with only one actor. Hodgson is one of the brightest talents on the sketch/character comedy circuit, and this should be one of the more fascinating insights into a performer’s personality at this year’s Fringe.
The Voodoo Rooms, 1.15pm, free


Pattie Brewster’s Friendship Venture (For Some Friends)

Pattie Brewster

Pattie Brewster

Pattie just wants to make some friends. Be nice and head along. It definitely won’t be creepy. There will be some cats though. Maybe some charts and pictures too. And woolen clothes. Fun, elaborate character comedy from Amy Callaghan – one half of Christmas For Two.
The Banshee Labyrinth, 7.50pm, free


Thomas Hardie Presents: Where’s Thomas Hardie?

Thomas Hardie

Thomas Hardie

More characters and sketches from the female duo (although only one may be in attendance this year). It promises to be joyful and “full of mystery and suspense”. I doubt you’ll be disappointed. Unless you enjoy not laughing. Then you’ll be disappointed. But you deserve to be, you miserable man.
The Voodoo Rooms, 7.30pm, free


Ivo Graham and Liam Williams

Liam Williams

Liam Williams

Liam Williams is 33.333˚% of the wonderful sketch troop Sheeps, and an outstanding comic in his own right (So You Think You’re Funny Runner Up 2010). He’s joined by Ivo Graham who won SYTYF in 2009. A perfect way to start an Edinburgh Fringe Day if you like good comedy from nice people.
Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House, noon, free


David Bussell and Ali Brice: Visual Aids

Visual Aids

Visual Aids

A show with a prop based comic (Brice) and another one with slides may not be that unusual a sight in Edinburgh, but it is the intelligence in which they use these items that leads to an experience which is brilliantly refreshing and funny. No clichéd observations, just joyful nonsense.
Rush Bar, 3pm, free


Matt Highton’s End Of The Road

Matt Highton

Matt Highton

Matt Highton is a surreal wonder, who had one of our favourite shows at last year’s Fringe. Jokes take twists and turns that you not only can’t see coming but you wouldn’t think were possible. Immensely likable, and with lovely hair, he is a delight that should not be missed.
Siglo, 5.45pm, free


Nick Sun: Potty Time

Nick Sun

Nick Sun

It’s rare that you can see a So You Think You’re Funny and Raw comedy winner for free so make use of it. Nick Sun is no orthodox comic, but his manic style combined with his joke writing combine beautifully. He is not for everyone, but that’s the point.
Alternative Fringe @ The Hive, 7.45pm, free


Phil O’Shea

Phil O'Shea

Phil O’Shea

Describing a comic as “absurdist” and “whimsical” often comes across as patronising, as if they lack the skill to write jokes. Well, very few comics could write a joke about a lion swallowing a trumpet as wonderfully as Phil O’Shea can. One of our favourite acts on the circuit, we are pretty damn excited to see this, and so should you be.
Belushi’s, 3.40pm, free


Stuart Laws Absolutely Will Not Stop Ever Until You Are Dead (one hour show)

Stuart Laws

Stuart Laws

Stu‘s exquisite ability to brilliantly make himself the centre of attention reels you into a rather manic hour. It’s a nicely balanced mix of well-structured material and reaction to his audience (even getting them up on stage) making you feel like you’re part of the show.
Cabaret Voltaire, Aug 20-25, 5.05pm, free


Matthew Kelly: The Musical

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

I find it genuinely hard to describe Matthew Kelly: an American artist and minor celebrity with Marge Simpson Hair who is prone to getting a trombone out during his shows. It’s probably the most absurd, stupid, silly, bizarre and amazingly funny experience at the Fringe. During his half hour last year my friend was almost physically sick with laughter, and I had cried all the water out my body. You really need to see this… seriously.
Buff’s Club, 2.30pm, free


The Two O’Clock Show: David Hannant, Anna Freyberg, Chris Boyd

Two O'Clock Show

Two O’Clock Show

David Hannant, Anna Freyberg and Chris Boyd are all genuinely funny and complement each other well (and probably compliment too – they’re all very nice). This will be one of the better showcase shows you will encounter, and it’ll probably be better than most of the ones you have to pay to get in. A lovely way to spend your early afternoon.
The Banshee Labyrinth, 2pm, free


Sam Fletcher: Good On Paper

Sam Fletcher

Sam Fletcher

‘Good on paper’ looks good on paper but is better seeing it in the flesh. I was rather blown away with Sam’s preview which I caught it about five months ago. It’s packed with silly songs, drawing and magic tricks, and is full of clever ideas. I’m still giggling when I think about it now.
Bannerman’s, 12.30pm, free


Jay Cowle: We The Chemicals

Jay Cowle

Jay Cowle

Jay brings intelligent stand up about love, drugs, the universe, cats and red wine to the fringe this year. Well-crafted jokes and a laid back delivery make this a highly enjoyable forty minutes and highlights Jay’s potential.
The Banshee Labyrinth, 3.10pm, free

 

Further recommendations:

Top comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012

Top sketch comedy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012

Laugh Out London LIVE! – June 3rd

After a stunningly successful first live Laugh Out London gig at the Queen’s Head, Piccadilly Circus, we are putting on show number two on Friday June 3rd!!!

As mentioned on the Facebook event, it will once again be upstairs at The Queen’s Head, Piccadilly Circus, Denman Street, W1D 7HN and at the same time of 8pm (for an 8.30pm start).

And best of all, it is all still FREE!!!!*

Wait a minute, I tell a lie! Best of all is the awesome line-up that will mirth right into your face, ears and eyes:

Jay Foreman

Jay Foreman

CHRIS COLTRANE - Back doing what he does best. Making people laugh in between other people making people laugh.

BEC HILL – The Australian lovelypot and veteran of both Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals will lovelypotting it about with jokes and drawings and general loveliness.

JAY FOREMAN - The comedy musician who shall be performing without his guitar for the very first time. He shall hence be known as a ‘comedy …’

NATHANIEL METCALFE - Combining the surreal and the charming and the whimsical and lots of other nice things wrapped up in a face and body.

THE GENTLEMEN OF LEISURE - London’s most well-read sketch duo spouting out culture like BBC4 on coke.

SOPHIE BUCHAN - Straight from Broadmoor, complete with party hats.

HATTY ASHDOWN - “warm, infectiously funny and brilliant” according to Josie Long, and probably you as well soon.

MATT THOMAS - Beards and jokes and stories. Mainly beards. All amusing!

QUESTION 17 - Hot new female sketch sorts on the scene, scening about like comedy scene sorts.

Maybe more to be announced. We’ll let you know. But all that sound brilliant though, doesn’t it? Good.

Follow developments on Twitter @laughoutlondon

Click ‘attending’ on the Facebook event.

It’s sure to be a great night so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Much loves

Jack & Tom xx

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*Audience members will be asked at the end for a donation to show appreciation for the acts. This will help them to feed the various vices that help them get the through the day.