Nunhead American Comedy Nights
Continues 21st October with three more fabulous comedians
CAREY MARX, PATRICK MONAHAN & LEWIS SCHAFFER
Writer and star of BBC Radio 4’s Intensive Carey, twice winner of Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, and Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show nominee.
His shows have been described as, ‘Quite brutal, in a darkly comic Quentin Tarantino kind of way’ (Chortle), ‘Comedy of the most cerebral variety’ (Herald), ‘Essential Viewing’ (Fest), ‘Supremely-crafted comedy’ (List), ‘Awkward misﬁt Marx has a genius for the unexpected and hilarious left turns’ (Guardian), ‘Such a devilish grin, that you can only admire him for being such a magnificent bastard’ (The Scotsman).
In 2012, Carey had a heart attack and wrote a highly acclaimed show, Intensive Carey, about his battle back to health. He quickly became Britain’s top heart attack comedian (apart from in Scotland where there are bound to be loads).
Marx concocts his own blend of dark humour with mischief and glee. His wilful disregard for the controversial and taboo is tempered with his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places. An international multi-award winner, Carey's credits range from Channel 4’s Gas to BBC One’s The Stand Up Show as well as his own radio show, Intensive Carey (BBC Radio 4), and writing for the likes of Newzoids (ITV), The Now Show, (Radio 4), and Nick Doody’s Bigipedia (BBC Radio 4).
“Anecdotally debauched” Herald ★★★★★
“A comic at his gleeful best” Edinburgh Evening News ★★★★★
“Highly engaging, devilish, menacing and totally mesmerizing” Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★
“Supremely crafted comedy” List ★★★★
“The mocking stance and unremitting march of cold logic will reduce you to howls of laughter” Daily Mail ★★★★
“Sharp, sweet, cheeky, cynical, romantic and rude as he ever was.” Chortle ★★★★
“A truly fantastic comic” London Is Funny ★★★★
“This is a brilliant, deeply personal performance” The Scotsman ★★★★
‘His tales of being an immigrant to Britain are thought-provoking yet hilarious, he loves his audience and they love him back. Patrick is a Fringe legend and it's easy to see why.’ DAILY MIRROR ✭✭✭✭
Patrick Monahan is adored by his audiences everywhere! He performs all over the UK and internationaly, in demand performing literally hundreds of shows a year. In 2015 he won the Stand Up For Labour Act of the Year comedy award. His many TV appearances include Weekend (ITV) Safeword (ITV2) Celebrity Squares (ITV) Fake Reaction (ITV2) and The One Show Edinburgh Festival (BBC1).
Patrick also took part in the BBC's Let’s Dance for Sports Relief, has won Best Newcomer at the Loaded LAFTA Awards and came fourth in the Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award for his hit show 'Hug Me I Feel Good.' Patrick was also the winner of the 2011 ITV1 series Show Me The Funny which led to the release of his debut DVD Patrick Monahan Live (2 Entertain).
‘He really hits the mark…it’s a show totally struck by changing fears and prejudices. Mixing his youth with UK politics, world politics and the notion of nationality gives a great depth to his set without ever being moralizing.’ Broadway Baby ★★★★
‘A spellbinding narrative…delightful, impressive and very funny… if it is possible to make Monahan audiences love their boy more than they already do, then this is the show that will do it’ The Scotsman ★★★★
‘Monahan possesses the rare ability to be hilarious without being outrageous’. THREE WEEKS ★★★★★
‘There isn’t a comic quite like him and his hugs alone are worth the price of admission’. ★★★★★ www.thenewcurrent.co.uk
Host, New Yorker and now Nunheader
'Electrifying...a bizarre cross between performance art, a swingers’ party and a papal blessing.' Claire Smith, The Scotsman ★★★★★
Lewis Schaffer's 2017 Edinburgh show 'Letters From My Mother' won the 'Experience of the Fringe' Award, given to “the show that provides the most memorable and extraordinary experience at the Fringe, be it good, bad or plain strange.'
“Schaffer is disconcertingly terrific. He is compelling, unique and most of all unpredictable.” Bruce Dessau, London Evening Standard
“An hour with Lewis Schaffer is an hilarious, cathartic, exhilaratingly appalling experience.” Kate Copstick, ITV & The Scotsman
“A bloody good laugh and unlike anything else on the comedy circuit. Go see Lewis Schaffer.” Time Out
Performing at Pull The Other One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORExDv4WuHY&t=3s
Lewis Schaffer also co-hosts Resonance FM's Nunhead American Radio show with Lisa Moyle every Monday evening - the only radio show for Americans living in Nunhead, Southeast London.
Resonance FM – London Arts Radio
NB: Line-up may be subject to change - in which case another comedian will be found to entertain with full effect!
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