MONDAY OCTOBER 28TH
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8:30pm
LAMP, Leamington Spa
James Cook is a professional comedian based in Birmingham, UK, with over 1,000 gigs worth of experience as an act and compere.
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.
For some reason, this means that he has been likened to “the future Frank Skinner” (Birmingham Metro) and “Dylan Moran’s younger brother” (The Stage). How this is possible remains a mystery.
A slightly less lazy journalist said that he “shows scant regard for the hackneyed conventions of stand-up” (The Scotsman) which, he’s been assured, is a Good Thing. His two favourite quotes are that he “destroyed my concrete belief that all comperes are twats” (eyeonmoseley.com) and that “his quick tongue and dry sense of humour kept me laughing” (BBC Tees).
“Superb… the exciting rising star” – Time Out
“A natural comedian” – The Stage
“Effortlessly engaging and funny as hell” – Rhod Gilbert
“Andrew McBurney did not deserve to go home empty-handed, because his magnificently wretched stage persona gave his material an emotionally bedraggled edge. The concept of comedy as therapy is nothing new, but he appears on the verge of tears, desperately trying to hold it together, as he revealed he has just been dumped. That raw heartache defined what should have been material, giving every funny line a pathos-laden twist. We’ll see more of him.” Steve Bennet, Chortle.
Plus David McIver, Jack Kirwan, Robert Kemp and more!