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Laugh Till It Hurts in aid of Mind

08 Sep 2014

Tickets £13

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Mind Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling to get the support they need.  http://www.mind.org.uk/ MC Gordon Southern, Stewart Francis, Barry Cryer, Katherine Ryan,  John Moloney, Jason John Whitehead, Kevin Day, Jeff Innocent, Marlon Davis & Ray Peacock. Doors open from 6.30pm - Happy Hour at the bar 6.30pm - 7.30pm.    

Beat presents ComEDy Gala

15 Sep 2014

Tickets £15/£12 Concession

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Beat are the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food weight and shape. To celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2014 we’re holding this ComEDy Gala as part of a series of events. Driven by Beat volunteer and stand-up Dave Chawner who speaks about his experience of an eating disorder in his act we’re looking to create a night that’s a little different. The topic of mental health is generally the elephant in the room, an issue that’s ignored or goes unaddressed. When in reality what we need to do is speak, shout from the rooftops and tell people about them. Imagine if I could get people talking about eating disorders. Moreover, imagine if I could get people laughing about it too. Not laughing at it, laughing about it. That would remove the stigma, the fear and make it something that people could openly discuss. If that had existed when I was suffering that would have really helped. Maybe I could have got help sooner.” Dave Chawner Beat provides information and support through Helplines which people can call, text or email, UK wide network of self help and support groups, online support and HelpFinder, an online directory of support services. To find out more visit www.b-eat.co.uk. If you’re worried about yourself or someone you know call 0845 634 1414 or email help@b-eat.co.uk to contact our Helpline team.  Joining MC Dave Chawner will be the brilliant Katherine Ryan, Patrick Monahan, Juliette Burton, Adam Kay and Nat Luurtsema. Doors open from 6.30pm - Happy hour at the bar 6.30pm to 7.30pm Katherine Ryannatluurtsema11SONY DSCPatrick Monahan 205 x 205

Are You Taking The Peace ?

22 Sep 2014

Tickets £15/£10 Concession

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International Alert, the UK’s leading peacebuilding organisation, would like to invite you to ‘Are You Taking the Peace?’ We are back for another year with an all-star line-up, which includes Matt Rees, Daniel Simonsen, Nick Revell, Rich Hall and Stewart Francis, with Alistair Barrie comparing the night (more acts still to be announced). So why not join us for a night of laughter and help us to mark the UN’s International Day of Peace…it promises to be a night to remember! www.international-alert.org MC Alistair Barrie, Matt Rees, Daniel Simonsen, Nick Revell, Rich Hall, Stewart Francis, Holly Walsh + more to be announced.  Doors open from 6.30pm - Happy Hour at the bar 6.30pm - 7.30pm.    

Shake With Laughter for Parkinson’s UK

13 Oct 2014

Tickets £15/£10 Concession

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Shake with Laughter is back again in 2014 with another cracking line-up! Join us for another night of comedic fun in aid of Parkinson’s UK.  Every ticket sold will help to support our work for people affected by Parkinson’s. For more than 40 years we've been working to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's. parkinsons.org.uk/shakewithlaughter MC Rob Deering will be joined by Charlie Baker, Nick Doody, Kirsty Newton and Tommy Rowson (other exciting acts to be announced soon!).  Doors open from 6.30pm - Happy Hour at the bar 6.30pm - 7.30pm.    

Six of the Best in aid of ADCAF

03 Nov 2014

Tickets £20/£15 Concession

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The Abandoned and Destitute Children's Appeal Fund (ADCAF) currently funds the housing, care, education and medical care of some 400 children in Mumbai and in Kerala in Southern India. Projects supported by the Charity include: The Sunrise Children's Home and the City Mission in Mumbai, which together provide for the housing and education for some 150 orphaned and abandoned girls and boys aged between 2 and 16. The Agape Children's Home in Kerala, which provides a home, and education for orphaned and abandoned children. A project set up in a leprosy and AIDS clinic in Mumbai, to provide education, clothing and support for the children of parents suffering from these diseases. None of the trustees reclaim any expenses that they incur in administering the Charity. They pay for their own administration costs, so that every penny collected is used in full for the benefit of the children. MC John Moloney, Al Murray, The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue, Dave Fulton, Wayne Deakin, Zoe Lyons.

DON’T BE NEEDY BE SUCCEEDY

17 Nov 2014

Tickets £15/£10 Concession - Early Bird Offer £12.50/£8.50 Concession

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In the guise of L. Vaughan Spencer Neil Mullarkey pays a tongue-in-cheek homage to self-help gurus, lifestyle coaches and motivational speakers. “Don’t Be Needy, Be Succeedy” is a hilarious evening’s entertainment where L. Vaughan Spencer leads his audience on a voyage of self-discovery as they take their first steps to becoming Succeeders© (check out www.thesucceeder.com).   In L. Vaughan Spencer, Neil Mullarkey has invented a comedy creation to rival the likes of The Pub Landlord and Alan Partridge.  The show has played to great acclaim including a run at the Edinburgh Festival (where it won the Fringe Report Award for Best Satire).  L-Vo (as he likes to be known in a J-Lo kinda way) is also much in demand at corporate conferences in the UK and abroad. Audiences love to see the whole cheesy charade sent up by the cavorting Gangsta Motivator in his pony-tail and rust-coloured suit.   L-Vo's book DON'T BE NEEDY BE SUCCEEDY: THE A TO ZEE OF MOTIVITALITY has been published in UK, USA, Australia and India as well as on Kindle. He has written and performed in instructional videos for LearnDirect (the government's post-school learning service), Yoodoo (a website for people starting their own business), Customer Service TV and starred in the "bumper-breaks" for Nicorette on DAVE, the UKTV channel, as well as featuring in April Fool viral videos for The Economist and Microsoft.   Performing comedy has become just a sideline these days for Neil. He continues to improvise with the Comedy Store Players (recognized by the Guinness World of Records as the world's longest-running comedy troupe in the world with the same core cast; Neil has been with them since they started in October 1985). However he is very busy now working (for real) with leaders and teams, using improv and other theatre techniques to enhance communication and creative skills. His "Improvyourbiz" master-classes are much in demand across the world. So he has decided to make this the last time he will do the full show.   Neil Mullarkey's many credits include Austin Powers movies (Goldmember and International Man of Mystery), I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, Whose Line Is It Anyway, QI, Have I Got News for You. For more info visit www.neilmullarkey.com    

Jingle Balls to Homelessness

01 Dec 2014

Tickets £20

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New Year’s Eve Stand Up Show

31 Dec 2014

Tickets £59 - Early Bird Offer £49

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Celebrate the arrival of 2015 at The Comedy Store in London with  our very special New Year's Eve Stand Up Comedy Show featuring MC Stephen Grant, Prince Abdi, Jarred Christmas, Romesh Ranganathan, Pete Johansson, The Noise Next Door plus special guest.  The party continues after the show with a fantastic DJ club night.