When we first spoke to Gerrards Cross Community Association back in 2015 we had no idea how popular their comedy nights would prove to be and the genteel folk of Gerrards Cross have proved to have an appetite for live comedy that is nothing short of voracious! After a series of highly successful shows we return on Friday 27th April 20178with yet more of the very best in live stand up comedy;
When Matt Richardson took ‘Hometown Hero’ to the Leicester Comedy Festival it kick started his career when it was named ‘Best New Show’. The TV execs were quick to notice Matt’s talents and he hosted ITV2’s ‘The Xtra Factor’ (alongside Caroline Flack) which led to a nationwide tour of ‘Hometown Hero’ which covered 54 dates.
TV includes Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice, Sweat The Small Stuff, Celebrity Squares, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now! and Big Brother’s Bit on the Side as well as numerous radio appearances.
“The future of comedy” The Guardian “Hilarious and charming” Mirror “Sharp, funny and warm” Heat Magazine
Troy Hawke, the latest character from comedian Milo McCabe is as believable as he is blisteringly funny. This is no mean feat however as convincing character comedy is very difficult to get right, not only does the performer need to make the character perfectly believable but the comedy has to be spot on too. This idiot savante dresses like a matinee idol, speaks in perfect received pronunciation and is completely at odds with the world around him. Whether recounting an afternoon at the football with ‘the chaps’ or engaging in ‘audience badinage’ with the front row you can be sure the laughs come thick and fast.
Edinburgh Fringe runs have been rewarded with GQ Magazine’s Top 10 Shows Of The Fringe and a Time Out Critic’s Award. Troy’s also building a cult following on YouTube with his documentaries on great British institutions such as Wetherspoons and Wilkos. 2018 saw him go viral and come to national attention when he foiled a street robbery whilst remaining completely in character!
‘Undeniably funny’ ★★★★ Chortle ‘Mad comic genius’ The Scotsman
Jenny Collier moved from the Welsh mountains to the Big Smoke in 2010 to further her comedy career. Highlight: Appearing on a BBC Radio Wales panel show with Jo Brand. Low point: An audience member saying ‘You should be a stripper‘ (Both secretly highlights).
Compere for the evening is Stockport’s Alex Boardman who proves ever-popular with audiences, and although often dancing deliciously close to the boundaries, the lack of malice, and warmth to his approach, means everyone feels they’re in on the joke. Alex’s sharp writing skills mean if you’ve found yourself falling off your chair in a fit of giggles watching TV’s latest successful comedy offering, the chances are, Alex is responsible.
“A great comic and a skilled writer” Sarah Millican “A rare mixture of wit and charm” The Guardian
Show starts 8pm prompt £TBC Strong language and adult themes. Fully seated. Acts subject to change. Details on 01753 883759
For the enjoyment of all our guests we ask you to respect those sat around you by turning off your mobile phone and refraining from talking once the show is in progress. As comedians material is their copyright any form of video or audio recording is strictly forbidden.