Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Mainly A Mostly Comedy Press Release.

One of the many things I did today - there really were many; the amount of deadlines for Edinburgh that are suddenly looming have sent my brain into meltdown - was write to a press release this month's extra Mostly Comedy.

The rush to do this made it a little cut-and-shut, but it still does the job. See below for the document in all its copy-and-paste glory; I'd book tickets on the strength of its beauty alone.

Press Release – 04.07.16

mostly comedy
a monthly comedy and music club, at the sun hotel in hitchin

July sees two installments of Doggett & Ephgrave’s popular monthly Hitchin comedy club Mostly Comedy at The Sun Hotel in so many days. While 21st July’s show with Peep Show’s ISY SUTTIE, QI’s AISLING BEA and TOM GOODLIFFE is officially sold out, there’s a chance to snap up return tickets on the night. However, tickets are still available for the 20th July’s gig, featuring Edinburgh Previews from NISH KUMAR and ALISON THEA-SKOT.

NISH has come a long way since first playing Mostly Comedy back in 2010, having appeared on BBC’s Have I Got News For You, Live at The Apollo and Mock The Week and Dave’s Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled in the past few years alone. 

He took his first full hour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012 to excellent reviews; Time Out described him as ‘Massively charming and very witty. A delightful talent’ and The Guardian as ‘a highly polished, subtly innovative stand-up’. The same show, ‘Who is Nish Kumar?’ went on to be nominated for Best Show at the Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival in 2013. Since then, he’s taken a solo show to Edinburgh each year, culminating in 2015’s ‘Long Word…Long Word…Blah Blah…I’m So Clever’ being nominated for Best Show at the festival’s prestigous Comedy Awards. He hosts BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack and appears regularly on Josh Widdicombe’s show on XFM.

Following last year's 5-star reviewed character comedy show 'Some Like It Thea-Skot', which was packed to rafters at the Edinburgh Fringe and went on to sell out its Soho Theatre run, ALISON THEA-SKOT hits Hitchin for the first time with an even more electric hour of chaotic character comedy.  

Thea-Skot is a critically acclaimed actress, comedian and improviser and has previously been selected as part of The Telegraph's Best of the Fringe, London Is Funny's Top 13 Edinburgh Shows To See, Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe and featured on The BBC Culture Show. After last year’s word of mouth Edinburgh hit put her firmly on the comedy map, the buzz around her has continued, with her regularly featurng on Radio 4 comedy sketch shows including Newsjack and So On & So Forth and her online comedy sketches being featured on The Poke, The British Comedy Guide and Chortle. 

Both 20th & 21st July’s gigs are emceed by “polished, natural comedians” (Camden Fringe Voyeur) DOGGETT & EPHGRAVE. They take place at The Sun Hotel. Doors open at 7:30pm, with the first act on at 8:00pm. Tickets for the 20th are available via www.mostlycomedy.co.uk. A waiting list for the 21st will be taken on the door from 7:15pm, with any available tickets sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Date: Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st July
Venue: The Sun Hotel
Sun Street
Time: Bar open all day. Doors at 7:30pm. First act on at 8:00pm.
Admission: £11.00

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