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 Thursday 13 December 2018

Hour: 19:30h

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The Best in Stand Up: Jimmy McGhie, at Comedy Store in London on Thursday 13 December 2018 at 19:30 hours. Standup shows-london.

A highly regarded young stand-up and comic performer, Jimmy performs on the UK and international comedy circuit to great acclaim. He is also a highly sought after TV warm-up, working for Channel 4´s Deal or No Deal, ITV´s Loose Women, BBC Three´s Two Pints and Coming of Age and Channel 5´s The Justin Lee Collins Show. Jimmy has supported Chris Addison and Simon Bird on tour, co-presented the Dave Gorman radio show on Absolute Radio and provided voice-over and character work for ITV Mobile cartoons.

Recently Jimmy performed stand-up on BBC Three´s Russell Howard´s Good News. Jimmy´s career was kick started in 2005 after reaching the finals of the prestigious 'BBC New Talent' competition and performed in the Amused Moose Hot Starlets Showcase at the Edinburgh Festival. He then began working full time as a stand-up comedian performing in theatres, clubs, arts centres and universities all over the country and abroad.

He took his first solo show, 'Jimmy McGhie’s Northern Meeting', to the Edinburgh Festival in 2009 receiving rave reviews and returned in 2010 with new solo show 'Jimmy McGhie - The All-Powerful Warrior Who With His Endurance And Inflexible Will To Win Goes From Conquest To Conquest Leaving Fire In His Wake'. In 2011 Jimmy returned to the festival with new show 'Jimmy McGhie - Artificial Intelligence'.

"Hilarious, self deprecating and lovable... A fantastic storyteller." - Three Weeks

Paul Tonkinson is one of the funniest and busiest comedians on the comedy circuit. When he’s not appearing on TV, he regularly performs to huge crowds not just in the UK but also Spain, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai. Tonkinson’s irresistible banter has made him a forces favourite. He regularly entertains the troops in Afghanistan, Falklands, Barcelona, Kosovo, Malta, Egypt, Kuwait and most recently Iraq. Paul was the first comic to perform in Iraq after the war officially ended. There were 2,500 troops in the middle of the desert, 45 degrees heat, a sandstorm, tanks on either side of the stage, Tonks, four dances and a Bee Gees tribute band! This experience spurred him to write a brand new hilarious one man show, 'War Stories’ which he performed at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival where The Daily Mail raved "Just see this show. It’s hilarious - if you don’t die laughing". Exclusive representation by Comedy Store Management  

After the incredible success of his debut show Citizen Dane (which saw him nominated for Best Newcomer at both the Foster’s Comedy Awards at 2014’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival and again in 2015’s Chortle Awards), Dane has completed two sold out runs at The Soho Theatre (with additional dates added due to phenomenal demand), written and starred in his own sitcom for the BBC and performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

He has also established himself as a TV regular with performances on Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3), Virtually Famous (E4), Celebrity Squares (ITV1), Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular (BBC3) & Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), as well achieving total sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 & 2015.

2016 will see Dane heading out on his first nationwide tour of his hit show Reasonable Doubts .

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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

Uniquely stubborn, outright impractical and undeniably hilarious, Geordie comic Carl Hutchinson has been crowned the Magners Pub Comedian of the Year and the winner of the Beat the Frog World Series competition. He also reached the final of ´So You Think You’re Funny?' and been nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award.

MC Jimmy McGhie, Paul Tonkinson, Dane Baptiste, Carey Marx and Carl Hutchinson plus open spots.

Doors open 6.00pm. Happy Hour at the bar 6.00pm-7.00pm


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