PLEASE NOTE: The Comedy Store is a licensed premises so you must be over 18 to attend.
Sat - 11:00pm £17.50
The Best in Stand Up
Mark Olver is a stand-up comedian and televison warm-up artist. His television warm-up credits include Vicar of Dibley, 8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 o'clock Live, Jonathon Ross, Have I Got News For You and Deal or No Deal. He also regularly comperes and headlines for comedy clubs and promoters all over the UK and has supported Russell Howard and Lee Mack on national tours. In 2011 he took his show "Olver: Portrait of a Serial Killer" to the Edinburgh Festival. The show won The Leicester Comedy Festival Best New Show award in 2011.
"Cheerful and funny" - The Guardian
Carey Marx has been a circuit favourite for years, mixing his own blend of dark humour with his mischievous and gleeful delivery. His willful disregard for the controversial and delicate is tempered beautifully by his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places. This hilarious mix of edgy topics and playful gagsmithery can be seen at all the top clubs across the country with Marx regularly playing Jongleurs, Komedia and The Comedy Store and annually compering Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury Festivals.
Carey has taken shows to numerous Edinburgh Festival Fringes. His most successful festival being 2013, in which he took his new show 'Intensive Carey'. Carey received an incredible eight 4 and 5 star reviews for his show concerning his ill health over the last year.
Alongside his stand up, Carey has recorded a popular weekly topical podcast with comedian Barry Castagnola, called "The Proper Gander".
“This is a brilliant, deeply personal performance… A brush with death really shouldn’t be this funny.” - The Scotsman
His unique style of observational storytelling has been honed for over 20 years. In 2000, Sean was nominated for two prestigious Canadian Comedy Awards - 'Best Male Stand Up' & 'Comic's Comedy Special'.
In 2002, Sean had his first hour-long TV special as part of CTV's 'Comedy Now' series, and building on this momentum, he performed a gala set at the 2003 ‘Just For Laughs Festival’ in Montreal.
Since leaving Canada for the UK and calling Gosport home, Sean Collins is now a headline favourite firmly established on the UK comedy club and corporate circuit.
He has written and performed 3 highly successful Edinburgh Festival shows, receiving rare five-star reviews and a ‘Best of Fest’ accolade. In 2010 and 2011, Sean won the Portsmouth Guide Award for Best Comedy Act.
His numerous television appearances include: The World Stands Up Special on Comedy Central, The Comedy Store Television Show and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow on BBC1.
"A pleasure to indulge" - The Scotsman
Adam Bloom is one of Britain's most inventive comedians. He has performed sell-out solo shows at a host of Edinburgh Festivals as well as performing a sell-out tour of Britain. He has also sold out theatres at festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington & Cape Town as well as making three visits to ‘Just For Laughs’ in Montreal. In 2004, Adam was part of the 'Just For Laughs Comedy Tour', playing to 42,000 people in 17 cities across Canada. He has also written three series of ‘The Problem with Adam Bloom’ for BBC Radio 4 ('03-'05).
"In the premier league of comedy" The independent
"One of my favourite stand-ups" Ricky Gervais
Tiff Stevenson is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer. Her thought provoking and engaging style have seen her consistently play to packed audiences; Tiff's latest solo show 'Mad Man' received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Festival 2015 including 5 stars from the Sunday Herald, The Mirror & Funny Women following on from her previous successes with Optimist, Uncomfortably Numb, Cavewoman, Dictators and Along Came a Spider.
In 2015 The Times picked Tiff as one of their top 10 comics to watch at the fringe "hugely accomplished and enjoyably provocative comedian". Sunday Herald "This is a heartfelt, hilarious, provocative, important hour of stand-up from one of the best in the business".
Sun - 7:30pm £17/£12 Concession
The Comedy Store Players
Paul has been performing with the Comedy Store Players for over fifteen years and regularly joins the team at the London Store.
Known for his improvisation skill, his humour is rooted in deadpan, surreal and sometimes dark comedy. Considered by some critics, fellow comedians and members of the public to be among Britain's greatest comedians, he is well known for his regular appearances as a team captain on the BBC panel game Have I Got News for You, and as the former host of Room 101.
He is also one of the core members of The Comedy Store Players.
Neil is a founder member of the Comedy Store Players and can be seen regularly performing as part of the team in London. Neil also tours with his one-man show, Don't be Needy, Be Succeedy. For more information visit http://www.comedystoreplayers.com
Andy has been performing as a guest with The Comedy Store Players for over fifteen years and became a permanent member of the team in 1995. Before joining the Players he was one half of the Vicious Boys with Angelo Abela. Together they won the 1984 Time Out Street Entertainer Award and later appeared on The Tube, where, dressed as a bell boy and pretending to be a Great Dane, Andy licked Paula Yates’ face! For more information visit http://www.comedystoreplayers.com
Richard Vranch improvises comedy at the Store twice a week. He writes and performs on stage, radio and TV and does loads of voiceovers. There is a rumour that Richard has been on the Comedy Store Stage more than any other human. See why every Wednesday and Sunday. For more information visit http://www.comedystoreplayers.com
Frost is known for his work in the 1980s with Mark Arden as part of the double act The Oblivion Boys on Saturday Live. Veterans of the alternative comedy scene, he and Arden appeared in The Young Ones, and later had their own TV series Lazarus and Dingwall on BBC2. They played the lead roles in the 1987 revival of Tom Stoppard's play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Piccadilly Theatre.
The duo appeared in a series of British TV advertisements ending with the catchphrase "I bet he drinks Carling Black Label". One spoofed the "launderette" commercial for Levi's in which Nick Kamen stripped to his underwear; in their pastiche, Arden and Frost played launderette customers who were stripped entirely, with just strategically placed books maintaining their modesty.
Without Arden, Frost has appeared on Radio 4's Just a Minute, and the improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. He has appeared on three episodes of Have I Got News for You (there was a 13-year gap between his second and third appearance) and on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He also appeared as Dirk in Tony Bagley's series Married.
He played two small roles in Blackadder. The first in "The Witch-Smeller Pursuivant" in the first series (The Black Adder), as a prison guard. The second in an episode of Blackadder Goes Forth: Corporal Punishment) as the overly-cheerful head of a firing squad sent by a court martial to shoot the lead character, played by Rowan Atkinson. He has worked consistently as a jobbing actor in British television.
He also had a cameo in the British comedy series Mr. Bean, starring Rowan Atkinson, in the episode entitled "Mr. Bean Rides Again" in one of the skits where Mr. Bean is riding a train.
Frost is resident compere at the East Dulwich Comedy Club and a regular on the London comedy circuit. He is also a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe and Glastonbury Festival.
In 2003 he appeared in Guy Masterson's sell-out production of 12 Angry Men alongside Bill Bailey.
Frost was born in Cornwall and is the son of the late abstract artist Sir Terry Frost and brother of painter Anthony Frost.
Frost still appears regularly with Comedy Store Players.
Ruth Bratt is a versatile character actress with an innate flair for comedy and constantly in demand.
Ruth first came to prominence when she was runner-up in the prestigious nationwide Funny Women stand up competition in 2005 and was a semi-finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny competition the same year.
An improv specialist, Ruth was a regular on BBC2 show Fast&Loose, which aired in January 2011. Ruth is a founder member of Showstopper: The Improvised Musical. The show had its own series for Radio 4 and can be seen live in the West End and touring the UK. At the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival they were the recipients of the Meryvn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award. She is also in impro group Panthercannon, which performs regularly at the Pleasance Theatre, and one half of impro duo DnR. Ruth’s BBC Radio 4 series with Lucy Trodd entitled Trodd en Bratt Say: Well Done You, was broadcast in Spring 2014.
She has performed at the Edinburgh Festival for the last 11 years, where she has performed with Showstopper and Trodd en Bratt, as well as her one-woman show And On Your Left… Ruth Bratt.
She was a regular in Touch Me I’m Karen Taylor on BBC3, and a further pilot made by Channel K Productions. She has also appeared in CBBC’s The Slammer and ITV2′s backstage coverage of the Brit Awards as Well as Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive for BBC3, and Channel 4′s FAQ U where she was a regular panellist.
Recent credits include Midnight Beast, People Just Do Nothing and Quick Cuts. After the recording the first series of Ricky Gervais’ Derek, she went straight into filming with Vic Reeves on The Ministry of Curious Stuff. Ruth voiced several characters in both series of the BBC comedy Mongrels. She also plays Marion in Sarah Millican’s hit series for BBC Radio 4, Sarah Millican’s Support Group. Ruth also appeared in the second series of Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show.
2015 has seen Ruth along with the rest of The Showstoppers have been performing at the Apollo Theatre for six weeks meaning eight new musicals have had their West End premiere. The end of November will also see series 2 of Trodd en Bratt Say Well Done You Two on BBC Radio 4.