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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Reckless Comedy with Aaron Twitchen and loads more

Apologies to all but Adam Kay has broken his foot and so can’t make it on Monday, we’re hoping to reschedule that one, but we still have a fantastic line-up including the fabulous Aaron Twitchen so don’t miss it.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 24TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

Aaron Twitchen
“Positive, fun, feel-good… Probably the best free fringe show I’ve seen” Hot 100 Editors pick of fringe – SGFringe
“Twitchen is a wonderful host … The show itself is brilliant fun and, although you may not be rid of your crisis, you’ll definitely leave with a smile. “ – ThreeWeeks

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

Michael J Dolan
“Cathartic for him, highly amusing for the rest of us.” citylife.co.uk
“Moments of real genius… I actually cried laughing.” Wakefield Express

Plus The Warwick Players and more!

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Reckless Comedy with Johnny Sorrow! (And Gary Delaney. And Andrew Bird)

MONDAY FEBRUARY 17TH
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

Closing a fairly ridiculous show this week is the local legend that is Johnny Sorrow. The rest of the show just features acts like Gary Delaney (in the middle of a national tour and appearing on Mock The Week and such) trying out new jokes.

JOHNNY SORROW
Year after year Johnny Sorrow stormed it at the Cradley and Stourbridge British Legion in his regular spot between the tombola and the chicken in the basket. Johnny was all set for national and possibly international stardom after being voted: “Black Country Bugle – Light-Entertainer of the Year 1989”. However, after losing out the following year to Stanley Stardust, a plate spinner from Smethwick, Johnny turned his back on show biz… a broken man… to become a cobbler.

In 2004 Johnny Sorrow made his come back, re-launching himself in London and across the UK, finally making a triumphant return to the West Midlands.

“The bloke set the place alight” – Dudley Fire Service

Andrew Bird
“Superb… the exciting rising star” – Time Out
“A natural comedian” – The Stage
“Effortlessly engaging and funny as hell” – Rhod Gilbert

Gary Delaney
“Expect a cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns from this master of the one-liner, a craftsman to be ranked along with likes of Tim Vine and Milton Jones”
– The Guardian

James Cook
His act has been described as “truly original” (Danny Wallace (off of the telly)), whereas he’s been called “suave and chirpy” by that publishing powerhouse, the Bromsgrove Advertiser, and a “sarcastic raconteur” by the Leeds Metro.

Plus: David McIver, Joe Tree, Dave Pollard, and James Ryan!

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Reckless Comedy with Mickey Sharma

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

A real bumper show this week!

MICKEY SHARMA
“…..engaging energy” Chortle

“Mickey Sharma has an act that brings that little twist of brilliance, biting comedy with a backbeat and soul.” The Eastern Eye

“A very enjoyable, laugh a minute rollercoaster ride.” The List

Andrew Bird
“Superb… the exciting rising star” – Time Out
“A natural comedian” – The Stage
“Effortlessly engaging and funny as hell” – Rhod Gilbert

Roger Swift
“Roger Swift is the man who’s propping up comedy. It is indeed like watching Tim Vines punderstudy”

Plus: Lorcan Mullan, Paul Nightingale, Andrew Nightingale, Andy Horter and Chris Hall!

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Tickets for Stuart Goldsmith / James Acaster

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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Reckless Comedy with Caimh McDonnel

We’re very excited that the wonderful Caimh McDonnel will be giving us a very early look at his new solo show, Southbound and Down on Monday. Caimh is a brilliant stand-up, writer for The Sarah Millican Television Programme and one of our very favourite Reckless regulars from way back when the gig first started.

Plus a load of other brilliant acts as normal, for just three quid!

MONDAY FEBRUARY 3RD
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3 (season pass – five shows for £13)
LAMP, Leamington Spa

CAIMH McDONNEL
‘Outstanding’ – The Telegraph
One of the finest hours of stand-up on the fringe’ – **** SG Review
‘Great comic timing, full of Irish charm, McDonnell always finds the funny side’ – **** Broadway Baby
‘An Accomplished performer… choc full of belly laughs.’ – **** ThreeWeeks
‘Snappy storytelling from a very funny man’ – Sarah Millican

Will Mars
‘Fearless’ (The List), ‘Engaging’ (Chortle)

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

Owen Niblock
“ground-breaking” – The Scotsman
“A very funny man” – Russell Howard
“inspired and offbeat” – Chortle

And The Warwick Players

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