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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Preview Season 2104!

Very excited to announce the first part of our 2014 Edinburgh preview season! All shows (except the first one) feature two full-length work-in-progress shows from some brilliant comics for just £3!

28 April: Alfie Moore and new material from Paul Savage, Michael J Dolan and more!

5 May: Katie Mulgrew and Karen Bayley

12 May: Josh Howie and Owen Niblock

19 May: Holly Walsh and Paul Savage

26 May: Sarah Bennetto and a very special guest TBC*

2 June: Tom Binns and James Cook

9 June: Joe Lycett and Michael J Dolan

16 June: Ian D Montfort and Gein’s Family Giftshop

23 June: David Trent and Will Franken

Individual show tickets £3: http://www.wegottickets.com/location/11993

Limited number of season passes available. £13 for every show! Only available in person on one of the show nights.

*Tickets on sale next week

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Reckless Comedy with Will Franken

This is exciting! We’re bringing the season to a close with the phenomenal US comedian Will Franken heading a bloody awesome line up. Do come along!

MONDAY MARCH 10TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

WILL FRANKEN
“What elevates Mr. Franken above your garden-variety comedian is an erudite wit and a highly developed sense of the absurd ”
— The New York Times
“San Francisco has nurtured many of comedy’s biggest names, and this guy is destined to be one of them. ”
— San Francisco Chronicle

Ed Aczel
“Britain’s greatest living anti-comedian” (The Guardian)

Juliet Meyers
“Devilish coy look, excellent material with some on the edge gags.” The Scotsman
“Had me in stitches with her witty observations and social judgements.” bbc.co.uk

Plus Jay Handley, Jack Heal, Sam Cobb and more!

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Reckless Comedy with James Acaster and Stuart Goldsmith

A limited number of pre-sale tickets now available for our LAMP birthday show with previews from Stuart Goldsmith and James Acaster

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/259805

LEAMINGTON SPA: Live Arts and Music Project – LAMP
MON 3RD MAR, 2014 Doors 8pm, Show 8.30pm

A slightly different Reckless Comedy show, as two brilliant acts try out their new full shows.

James Acaster
James Acaster has got some ideas in his notebook, let’s see how they sound out loud.
Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2012 & 2013

Stuart Goldsmith
Stuart’s awards are less empirically good than James’s, but he’s had longer to think about this year’s ideas.
New Zealand International Comedy Festival “Spirit of the Festival” 2013
Chortle Breakthrough Award Nominee 2012

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