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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Reckless Comedy with Matt Green

MONDAY JANUARY 27TH
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3 (season pass – seven shows for £13)
LAMP, Leamington Spa

MATT GREEN
We’re joined by the terrific Matt Green, a ten-year veteran of the circuit with five Edinburgh shows under his belt, and long-time supporter of the club.

“Green is a stand-up audience’s dream” – Three Weeks
“Faintly scholarly and always likeable comic” – The Guardian
“a litany of astute political and topical gags that demonstrate a surprising maturity in outlook…a young comic to keep an eye on” – Chortle

Jonathan Elston
“A young comic with incredible talent and natural warmth” The Guardian
“Had the audience roaring with laughter” Hartlepool Mail

AND
Jo D’Arcy
Dave Tomlinson
Danny Cox
Jay Handley
Robert Kemp

Don’t miss it!

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Reckless Comedy with Tony Cowards

MONDAY JANUARY 20TH
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3 (season pass – eight shows for £13)
LAMP, Leamington Spa

TONY COWARDS

Tony has been performing stand up comedy all over the country since 2004 and is originally from sleepy Suffolk but now lives in rural Wiltshire, where he sits around in his pyjamas, drinking tea, eating Jaffa cakes and playing with his cat whilst training as a world class procrastinator for the 2016 Olympics.

My favourite joke of the Festival so far was told to me by a Suffolk stand-up comedian and die-hard Ipswich fan Tony Cowards. – Hardeep Singh Kohli, The Scotsman on Sunday (and BBC1’s ‘The One Show’)

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

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

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

Plus Okse and Wizzy Janew!

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Reckless Comedy returns!

MONDAY JANUARY 13TH
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3 (season pass – nine shows for £13)
LAMP, Leamington Spa

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

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

Paul Savage
“Has a wonderful way with words” BBC
“Genuinely brilliant. writes a good joke, draws a good cartoon: an all round hoot” The Guardian

Plus Rob Halden, Mark Hunter and a headliner still TBC!

MONDAY JANUARY 13TH
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3 (season pass – nine shows for £13)
LAMP, Leamington Spa

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

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

Paul Savage
“Has a wonderful way with words” BBC
“Genuinely brilliant. writes a good joke, draws a good cartoon: an all round hoot” The Guardian

Plus Rob Halden, Mark Hunter and a headliner still TBC!

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Reckless Comedy with James Sherwood

MONDAY DECEMBER 2ND
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

JAMES SHERWOOD
“Imaginative musical jokes and beautifully crafted original comedy songs…The material he offers is fresh, contemporary and pin-sharp original. ” Guardian

“If you ever wondered what would happen if Bill Bailey
and Marcus Brigstocke had a child…” Chortle

Andrew Bird
Andrew has a fancy new website. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a handy quote I can copy and paste here.

Jonathan Elston
“A young comic with incredible talent and natural warmth” The Guardian

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

Plus: Michael Kehinde, Jay Handley and more!

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