Press Release – 31.01.16
a monthly comedy and music club, at the sun hotel in hitchin
In February, Doggett & Ephgrave’s Mostly Comedy plays host to the Olivier-nominated comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution ARTHUR SMITH.
Arthur is best known for his appearances on BBC's Grumpy Old Men, QI, Have I Got News For You and The One Show, plus hosting BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club and BBC Radio 2’s Smith Lectures. He is a Spirit of The Fringe award-winning Edinburgh Festival stalwart, and the Olivier-nominated writer of An Evening With Gary Lineker.
He started out as a member of the 1980s’ alternative comedy scene. In addition to stand-up, he wrote and performed the critically-acclaimed Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen (later broadcast on Radio 4), returned to this theme for his 2013 Edinburgh Fringe show Arthur Smith Sing Leonard Cohen (Volume Too).
Stand-up HARRIET KEMSLEY joins Arthur on the bill. Described by Time Out as 'a very funny rising star’ and by Rhod Gilbert in The Mail On Sunday as one of the top 10 comics to see, Harriet is also a firm bet in comedy competitions, winning the New Act of the Year award at both the Bath and Brighton and Brighton Festivals, as well as being a finalist of the Leicester Mercury's New Comedian of the Year. She could most recently be seen on BBC3's Comedy Marathon and BBC Radio 1's Comedy Lounge.
The gig will be helmed by the “polished, natural comedians” (Camden Fringe Voyeur) DOGGETT & EPHGRAVE. It takes place at The Market Theatre Studio on Thursday 18th February. Doors open at 7:30pm, with the first act on at 8:00pm. Tickets are £11.00, and can be booked in advance at www.mostlycomedy.co.uk.
Date: Thursday 18th February 2016
Venue: The Sun Hotel
Time: Bar open all day. Doors at 7:30pm. First act on at 8:00pm
Admission: £11.00, via www.mostlycomedy.co.uk