Harlow Comedy Club returns with a wonderful April offering. Featuring the talents of the energetic Andy White, Radio 4's Michael Fabbri and musical maestro Duncan Oakley*! More info on these great acts can be found below. And of course your resident MC Paul Wade.
Doors open at 7.30pm, show 8pm.
Advance tickets available for £8 from the link above (stbf) or in person from the Rugby Club bar. Or for £10 on the night (subject to availability).
Food available to pre-order from The Rams Kitchen at the start for collection in the interval.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Michael Fabbri quickly stamped his mark on the UK circuit appearing in the 2003 final of Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ and rapidly earned a reputation as one of the most promising up and coming comedians on the circuit. A reputation that he is living up to, regularly performing for the best clubs in the country.
He has an affable and electric style of comedy, with material that ranges from the cerebral to the smutty. With a dark and honest approach to some of life’s more touchy subjects Fabbri manages to effortlessly slip between some harsh, controversial topics to light-hearted silliness to make for a refreshingly eclectic and brilliantly funny act.
He has worked as a writer for Radio and TV and recently had his own stand up series: 'Dyslexicon' on BBC radio 4. He has done several solo shows at the Edinburgh fringe festival and worked as a support act for Micky Flanagan, Lucy Porter, and Stephen K Amos.
“An absolutely superb circuit headliner." - London Is Funny's Ten Comics To Look Out For
“Exceptionally funny, extremely sharp, hugely enjoyable.” - The Scotsman
“Startlingly insightful.” - The Guardian
“Hilarious, Clever, sick and completely unrepeatable.” - BBC Online
“One of the best up-and-coming acts around.” - Chortle
“Intelligence in spades, consummate idiot savant.” - The List
“Offbeat delivery and evocative, quirky characterisations.” - Fest
"A strong, very smoothly delivered set, destined for a bigger stage." - The List
"Fabbri delivers the material perfectly. The material is tight and consistently funny” - Allthefestivals
“Fabbri has a natural comic timing, good things lie ahead." - Fest
"Inventive, off-kilter routines." - Chortle
With musical skills that would easily fit into many rock bands Duncan Oakley performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up with one of his trusty guitars - Maurice (Fender Strat), No.7 (acoustic) or his Les Paul (the Lezza) by his side. With an eye and ear for the silly, rude, playful and downright irritating occurrences of life Duncan musters up songs that not only make you laugh, they bury into the recesses of your mind and find you a humming tune with a smile on your face three days later, confused and wondering where it’s come from.
Duncan has performed for nearly 10 years on the UK and international stand up circuit and his easy confidence and good natured banter make him a regular performer at some of the UK’s bigger weekend clubs as well as festivals and Uni gigs. He is one of the leading headliners in the business. A talented all-round musician Duncan can also perform with harmonica, drums & piano as a one man musical whirlwind. He powers out a deft blend of stupidity and truly impressive musicianship with hilarious results.
Welcome to the world of Duncan Oakley.
Lesser musical comedians hide behind their guitars and use them as a shield but his is definitely a sword as audiences who have been slain with laughter will gladly testify!
“Pure brilliance” Yorkshire Evening Post
"Unlike some musical comics who rely on a guitar to get them through, Oakley's routine deftly mixes the tunes with the stand-up" - City Life
“24-carat likeability” - Plymouth Herald
“Punchlines come at a heckler-proof rate” - Chortle
Andy is an energetic, confident and silly Brummie who escaped from a call centre to become a stand up comic. He combines silly voices and a mad afro to devastating comic effect. Andy's humour embraces silly voices, funny faces, observational humour, topical humour and his mixed race background. He can do material that's clever, cheeky, sick or just silly. His performance can shift from deadpan to loud and physical.
Andy has played to a wide variety of audiences, adults and children, both at home and abroad, in comedy clubs, theatres, universities, radio and TV shows, and at corporate entertainment events. He regularly headlines up and down the UK. Overseas, he’s performed in Monte Carlo, Berlin, Abu Dhabi and Dubai amongst others.
Andy has numerous media appearances, including the BBC New Comedy Awards on BBC Choice, Brand Spanking New on BBC Radio 7 and his winning performance on the Weakest Link comedian’s special! His appearance on the BBC quiz show featured in his five star (Three Weeks) Edinburgh show, ‘It Started With A Quiz’ in 2007.
“Had me exercising my pelvic floor muscles to avoid an accident” - Karen Slater, BBC Tees
“Undeniably entertaining” - Chortle.co.uk
“Oozes talent” - What’s On Magazine
“The laughs turned to applause many times for Andy” - Suzanne Worthington, BBC Cumbria