Reckless Comedy with Andrew O'Neill and Andrew Bird

Reckless Comedy brings you two more work in progress shows!

MONDAY JULY 14TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £4
LAMP, Leamington Spa

Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/274945

Andrew O’Neill – Mindspiders
Andrew O’Neill (Buzzcocks, Museum Of Curiosity, Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle) returns with his most inventive, surreal stand-up show yet.
‘Comedic brilliance’ (Time Out). ‘Absolutely hilarious’ (Neil Gaiman). ‘He’s got a natural optimism and love of silliness that leaves you feeling remarkably positive… The very definition of alternative’ (Guardian).

Andrew Bird – Up Against It
Andrew got married, bought a house and had two children during the worst recession since the 1920s. At last, he has earned the right to moan about things. He’s a man who doesn’t see being tight with money as a bad thing, but rather a skill. For so long he’s tried to be positive and easy-going, but no more. Andrew now feels justified in being negative and stressed out about everything.
‘Comedy gold … going to be a star’ (Scotsman). ‘A great story teller … funny, likeable and effortless’ (Time Out).

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Reckless Comedy with Simon Munnery and Jay Handley

MONDAY JULY 7TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/274944
This Reckless Comedy special brings you two work-in-progress shows from two brilliant acts.

Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard
Heard of Simon Munnery? Heard of Soren Kierkegaard? Heard of neither? ‘One of the funniest, most original comedians of the past twenty years’ (Guardian) will endeavour to perform selected extracts from Kierkegaard’s writing, talk about them, and anything else that springs from there. Buckle in. As seen on Comedy Central’s Alternative Comedy Experience. ***** (Scotsman). ‘Munnery is an avant-garde comedy god’ **** (Time Out).

Jay Handley: Free Comic
If Jay Handley had spent as much time running his business as he did writing this show he wouldn’t be unemployed now and you would have one less thing to see at this year’s Fringe. ‘F*cking awesome!’ (Eminent Banter). ‘Cracking material!’ (Ha Ha Comedy Club). ‘Actually amazing!’ (Comedy Cafe MC). ‘Go see his show!’ (BroadwayBaby.com).

 

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Reckless Comedy with Ian D Montfort and Gein's Family Giftshop

MONDAY JUNE 16TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/location/11993

Reckless Comedy brings you two work-in-progress shows from two brilliant acts.

Ian D Montfort’s Midday Seance
Midnight (the witching hour) is the best time to perform a seance. The time of day when demons, witches and ghosts appear and black magic is the most powerful. Due to a misunderstanding this seance will now be conducted at midday, in daylight. Ouija board parlour show from the ‘monster hit at the Edinburgh Fringe’ ***** (Time Out).
‘Tom Binns’s inspired alter ego…’ ***** (Independent). Top 10 Foster’s Comedy God, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Chortle Award nominee, twice Adelaide Comedy Award nominee, Chortle’s 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the Decade.

Gein’s Family Giftshop: Volume 1
An hour of dark, absurd and fast paced sketches marrying the tragic with the riotous. Applying a warped world vision to the hilarious subject matter of abject misery and human tragedy. Your new favourite sketch group, you just don’t know it yet. Winners: Best New Sketch Act and Audience Choice Award at London Sketchfest 2014.
‘Gein’s Family Gift Shop made me absolutely howl’ (AYoungerTheatre.com). ‘A tour de force… watch this act as soon as you can’ (Salfordian). ‘Clever with words, clever with visuals – these three performers use simple ideas and execute them brilliantly’ (TheBurtonMail.co.uk).

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Reckless Comedy with Joe Lycett and The Warwick Revue

Reckless Comedy brings you two work-in-progress shows from two brilliant acts.

MONDAY JUNE 9TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

Joe Lycett
Join award-winning sparky stand up Joe Lycett as he workshops material for his third new hour show. Expect it to be rough round the edges, interactive, potentially slightly awkward, but most of all BLOODY GOOD FUN.
‘A delightfully natural style that builds a real connection with the audience … an accomplished storyteller’ (Chortle).

The Warwick Revue Presents: Sketchual Tension
The Warwick Revue put the “Warwick Revue” in the phrase “The Warwick Revue are performing an hour of sketch comedy.” Warwick University’s sketch group are sketching about love, death and other vague but important-sounding themes.

Please note that Michael J Dolan will no longer be appearing at this event.

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Reckless Comedy with Tom Binns (featuring Ivan Brackenbury and Ian D Montfort) and James Cook

MONDAY JUNE 2ND
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

Reckless Comedy brings you two work-in-progress shows from two brilliant acts.

Tom Binns Has Not Been Himself
Tom (AKA Ian D Montford) loves telling jokes, whatever the cost. Millions in fines and court costs, the man has a problem. He needs to make you laugh. Featuring Hospital DJ Ivan Brackenbury and a cast of hilarious characters. Winner Best International Act NZ Comedy Festival. Adelaide Fringe Double Nominee. Nominee 2007 Edinburgh Comedy Award. More Magazine 25th Sexiest Man of the Year 2002 (no honestly).

‘It’s a bit old-school stand-up, a bit outrageous but a lot clever. And overall, the show is carried along by solid writing and sweet timing’ (Herald Sun).

James Cook – Always Be Rolling
How board games can change your life and save the world. Award-winning comedian James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. Won’t you join him?
‘Truly original’ (Danny Wallace).

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Reckless Comedy with Brendon Burns and Sarah Bennetto

This bank holiday Monday!

MONDAY MAY 26TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

Reckless Comedy brings you two work-in-progress shows from two brilliant acts.

Brendon Burns: The Brendon Burns Show
This is not your everyday comic. Older, wiser, calmer (And after being fitted with a hearing aid, infinitely quieter) Brendon’s energy is still enticing. His turn of phrase is coarse yet oddly eloquent, whilst remaining fully accessible and intensely loveable. Never pompous and ever self-deprecating he just somehow seems to get away with murder. Not so much an ‘edgy truth-sayer’ but a traditionally harmless and inclusive warm-hearted court jester. His influence is ubiquitous throughout the stand-up world. Often replicated but never matched, his shows aren’t just extended sets, Burns specialises in creating experiences: forever experimenting with the form and throwing himself new challenges.

And now Brendon is branching out on his own, with The Brendon Burns Show, Brendon is looking to write and produce his own online web series: a mix of stand up, sketches and viral videos. Taped during the Edinburgh festival, 10-15 minute episodes to be written directed and produced three to four times a week and once a week thereafter. From the Joe Rogan podcast to Funny or Die, the US has shown us that the future of comedy content is online. See him try out ideas for the show in this preview!

“The single most jaw-dropping, awkward, yet ultimately rewarding bit of stand up we have ever seen” ****** (An unprecedented six out of six) Time Out, London

Sarah Bennetto’s Funeral
Stop all the clocks. You are cordially invited to celebrate the life of Sarah Bennetto, buffoon. Tonight’s Order of Service will include: heartfelt readings, tear-stained eulogies, extended keytar solos and scintillating marketing pitches. Flowers not necessary; impassioned wailing optional. Stay strong. It’s what she would have wanted.

A comedy show, and proof positive that if you want something done right, you’d better do it yourself.

“Superb. Devastating. Edges towards perfection.” **** Three Weeks
“Effervescent, confident, well-structured stand-up.” **** The Age Melbourne
“A storyteller par excellence” – Time Out

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Reckless Comedy with Holly Walsh and Paul Savage

MONDAY MAY 19TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

Reckless Comedy brings you two work-in-progress shows from two brilliant acts.

Holly Walsh – Never Had It
Some people have got ‘it’. Holly most definitely does not. But who needs ‘it’ when you’ve got a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and nearly two thousand Nectar points? As seen and heard on Mock the Week, Would I Lie To You, Just a Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and The Unbelievable Truth. Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee and Chortle Award winner. ‘Gifted with snappy wit and crackling talent’ (Guardian). ‘Delightful moments of hilarity’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Paul Savage
Paul Savage’s dad (a Baptist preacher) claims there’s only one joke in the Bible. It’s not a good one. The award-winning comedian finds the others. Features wizard battles, talking donkeys, invincible warrior monks and their throwaway one liners. Also contains enough incest, genocide and gangrape to keep any Game Of Thrones fans happy. 100% biblically accurate.

˜Genuinely brilliant, an all round hoot” (Guardian).

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Reckless Comedy with Josh Howie and Owen Niblock

MONDAY MAY 12TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

Reckless Comedy brings you two work-in-progress shows from two brilliant acts.

Josh Howie
Spend a fun-packed hour with the needy, insecure, bitter, angry, aggressive, acrid, splenetic, immature, petulant, vindictive, loving father of three.
“Great things are expected from the abrasive yet strangely lovable Josh Howie” -Guardian.

Owen Niblock – Songs For The Disenchanted Orc
Songs about geeky goblins, the bullied wizard, a dwarf skin head and many more. These are the fantasy weirdos and oddballs that don’t go on amazing adventures but stay at home and make bread in the shape of runes wishing they had. “The master of all geekdom” – Three Weeks

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Reckless Comedy with Katie Mulgrew and Karen Bayley

MONDAY MAY 5TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

Reckless Comedy brings you two work-in-progress shows from two brilliant acts.

Katie Mulgrew
Lancashire comedian, Katie Mulgrew really likes making people laugh. It’s kinda her thing.
”Mulgrew is endearing and bubbly, and it’s difficult not to feel comfortable in her presence….a heartwarming and enjoyable hour…” -The List

Karen Bayley
The first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award, Karen was also a BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase final and Babycham Funny Women finalist.
“Bayley’s material surprises with inspired and sparkling punchlines…with comic timing that is rarely less than brilliant. An assured performer who doesn’t have much trouble getting audiences laughing.” -Chortle

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Reckless Comedy with Alfie Moore!

Reckless Comedy brings you our first show of the season, with a sneak peak at a new Edinburgh show and loads more!

MONDAY APRIL 28TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3 Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/271370
LAMP, Leamington Spa

Alfie Moore
Former Humberside Police Sergeant turned stand-up comedian Alfie Moore is tasering his way through the comedy world, arresting audiences with stories of life on the beat that are institutionally funny.

His humorous insight into the life of a police officer has resulted in TV and radio appearances on Comic Relief, BBC Radio 4, The Wright Stuff, Sky News and many more. Alfie Moore’s three Edinburgh Festival shows have resulted in several glowing reviews in both the broadsheets and from fellow comedians. You have the right to remain silent but you won’t help but laugh!

“He’s a very funny man”.
Rhod Gilbert

Plus: Paul Savage, Michael J Dolan and more!

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