Tuesday, 1 November 2016

November's Hitchin Mostly Comedy: Read All About It.

One of the things I did today, besides meditating, visiting ASDA and running my show (I didn't do it in the supermarket), was write the press release for this month's Mostly Comedy.  See it below, in all its promotional glory; what a cop-out for a blog post.


Press Release – 01.11.16

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

Following on from last month’s sold out eighth anniversary show headed by the multi-BAFTA-winning comedian and impressionist RORY BREMNER, Hitchin’s stand-up duo DOGGETT & EPHGRAVE will host another cracking Mostly Comedy line-up in their hometown this month, featuring two performers who are perhaps better-known under their character pseudonyms than as themselves.

“Top Ten Foster’s Comedy God” TOM BINNS will appear as his comic alter egos IVAN BRACKENBURY and IAN D MONTFORT. Tom’s an award-winning character comedian who’s made a huge impact on the scene since his first TV appearances in 'Knowing Me Knowing Yule...with Alan Partridge', 'Friday Night Armistice' and 'Fist of Fun' in the mid-to-late Nineties. His comedy creations Spirit Medium Ian D Montfort and hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury - plus his work as himself - have received a shower of praise from the press, with five-star reviews from Time Out, The Telegraph, Metro, The Scotsman, Chortle, ThreeWeeks and Fringe Review, to name a few.

He made 'Chortle's Top 50 Most Memorable Gigs of the Decade' list, as well receiving one Edinburgh if.comedy Award and two Adelaide Fringe Award nominations, and winning Best International Act at the New Zealand and Nottingham Comedy Festivals and three Sony Gold Awards. Ian and Ivan have also had their own programmes on BBC Radio 2, and are set to appear in a brand new primetime Friday-night show - ‘Hospital People’ - commissioned by BBC1, which will air in 2017.

David Earl joins Binns on the bill as his character BRIAN GITTINS; a roadside café owner and self-professed nasal spray addict, described by RIcky Gervais as 'one of the best comedy characters of the decade'.  Eagle-eyed fans of Gervais’ work will recognise Earl as Kev: a regular character in Channel 4's 'Derek'.

The gig takes place on Thursday 17th November at The Sun Hotel; doors open at 7:30pm with the first act on at 8:00pm. The gig will be emceed by “polished, natural comedians” (Camden Fringe Voyeur) DOGGETT & EPHGRAVE. Tickets are £11, and are available in advance at www.mostlycomedy.co.uk.

Date:              Thursday 17th November 2016
Venue:           The Sun Hotel
                       Sun Street
                       Hitchin
                       Hertfordshire
                       SG5 1AF
Time:             Bar open all day. Doors at 7:30pm. First act on at 8:00pm.
Admission:   £11.00. Available at www.mostlycomedy.co.uk

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