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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Reckless Comedy with Juliet Meyers

MONDAY NOVEMBER 25th
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

JULIET MEYERS
“Devilish coy look, excellent material with some on the edge gags.” The Scotsman (4 stars)

“Had me in stitches with her witty observations and social judgements.” bbc.co.uk

“laugh- out loud funny, wonderfully bizarre ideas.” Chortle

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

Nick Hall
“Crackingly original” ★★★★ The List

Plus Nigel Lovell, Jim Kelly, Lorcan Mullan and Neil Irving

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Reckless Comedy with Iszi Lawrence

MONDAY NOVEMBER 18TH
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

ISZI LAWRENCE
‘delicious, meticulous and elegant.’
‘unconventionally sassy.’
Louder Than War *****

‘see her before she hits the big time.’
Three Weeks****

Rob Coleman
“Presence a plenty and material to match” – One 4 Review#

Dom Lister
‘Perfect, light-hearted comedy’ Stagewon

Plus: Jason Manly, Ted Shiress, Charlie Webster, Warwick Players, and Kate Cherrell

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Reckless Comedy with Stuart Goldsmith

MONDAY NOVEMBER 11TH
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

STUART GOLDSMITH
Stuart returns to his hometown of Leamington Spa! Comedy nerds will know him as the host of The Comedians’ Comedian Podcast, others may know him as host of kids’ show Mission:2110.

Stuart sparkles with the effortless charisma and quick-fire timing he honed over a misspent youth as a street-performer.

Nowadays he is internationally recognised for original, striking stand-up comedy; his last three solo shows making him an “expert standup” (Sunday Times), and a “consistent fringe must-see” (Broadway Baby).

Will Mars
Will Mars mixes black comedy, satire and observation into some fine comedy cocktails. He is ‘Fearless’ (The List), ‘Engaging’ (Chortle) and writes jokes that are ‘Thought provoking’ (Broadway Baby) and ‘Take us out of our mundane reality’ (The Guardian).

Roger Swift
Roger is one of my favourite acts on the circuit, doing a genuinely unique act that’s nearly impossible to describe. An absolute must-see.

Andrew Bird
Yes, again.

Plus: Holly Prescott, Dave Left and Dave Pitt!

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Reckless Comedy 100th Anniversary Show

This Monday is the 100th Reckless Comedy show in it’s current format, and we have a cavalcade of brilliant acts and our favourite regulars lined up.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 4th
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8:30pm
Entry £3
LAMP, Leamington Spa

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

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

And then most of this lot once everything is confirmed: Wow Impro, Warwick Players, Heather Charlton, Paul Savage, Jonathan Elston, Adele Cliff!

Plus there will be some amazing (and cheap) posters on sale, balloons, bubble machines, frogs, tap dancing, bad pre-show music, walking and a pun.*

*some of the above may be lies.

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