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Rich Batsford

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Comedy this week (Tues and Weds)
« on: July 16, 2007, 05:36:44 PM »
Hi Folks

I booked some Edinburgh Preview shows which are taking place at the
lovely Old Joint Stock Theatre in Birmingham city centre this coming
Tuesday and Wednesday (17th and 18th July), the following Tuesday and
Wednesday (24th and 25th July) and Monday July 30th.

As you may well know, the Edinburgh Festival is the largest and very
possibly the finest arts festival in the world. It encompasses a broad
range of activity but has always been particularly known for the high
quality of the stand up comedy it attacts.

This year I've booked in a selection of both local and national acts
who are performing at the Festival in August to perform preview
versions of their shows at the Joint Stock's lovely little theatre space.

Each evening features two comics performing their full hour long
shows, with an interval inbetween. Its a great opportunity to see what
a really good comic can do when free of the contraints of doing a
tight, crowd pleasing twenty minutes in a traditional comedy club setting.

Here's some details on this week's shows, with updates to follow on
the rest.

Tuesday 17th July

Caimh McDonnell - a charming and genial Irish raconteur provides his
take on the 150 bits of info that the government is apparently
planning to cram about each one of us on our ID Cards. Join Caimh
(pronounced Queeve by the way) on a journey through his own wallet to
discover what truly defines him.

Mrs Barbara Nice - a local legend already thanks to a long and highly
distinguished career as resident compere (or com mere) of Birmingham's
GAG Club and as hostess du jour of many other events such as Fierce
Launch parties and ArtsFest and her award winning work under as an
actress and playwright with Women and Theatre. In character as Barbara
Nice, Janice Connolly has a truly remarkable gift for making audiences
of any kind feel at home and welcome, and thoroughly entertained.

Wednesday 18th July

Andy White - another popular local act who is now a firm feature on
the national comedy circuit - Andy has a affable comic demeanour which
allows him to get away with the occasional foray into more random
territory. This Edinburgh shows tells the intriguing tale of how he
won an episode of The Weakest Link and was promptly awarded his prize
- a wife.

Ivan Brackenbury - experienced Radio DJ, TV presenter and award
winning gag writer Tom Binns puts his recent experiences as DJ on BRMB
and Kerrang to good use in the creation of hilarious character Ivan
Brackenbury who presents his Hospital Radio Roadshow. Disease-Hour
captures the fun and excitement you'd expect from being ill in
hospital with games, giveaways, patients' requests and Ivan's special
blend of music and chat.

All shows start at 8pm and tickets are available either on the night,
or by calling the Old Joint Stock Box Office on 0121 200 0946.

Please come along and enjoy!



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Re: Comedy this week (Tues and Weds)
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2007, 09:28:12 PM »
there's a free listing for all pubs with comedy here