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Moonrakers Comedy are proud to be staging the Carnival Comedy Night on Thursday 3rd September at The Corn Exchange. Your M/C Jack Brown will present: Headliner Tom Price. Fresh-faced comedian stroke actor Tom Price is getting big and is going to be a lot bigger. Not happy with an award-winning start to his stand-up career, Tom Price also gets to fight aliens alongside John Barrowman and co in Torchwood, the popular "adult" spin-off from Doctor Who. Tom Price also got to play comic giant (literally in many ways) John Cleese in the biopic of Cleese's fellow Python Graham Chapman A Very Naughty Boy Top stand-up Tom Price reached the final of the Daily Telegraph Open Mic in 2001, and in 2002 was a finalist in both the Take the Mic and the Paramount New Act of the Year comedy competitions. He didn't win any of them, but then Tom would not like to be thought of as greedy. But perhaps Tom Price’s greatest role is as the voice of Monkey in the PG Tips advert alongside Jonny Vegas or as the bloke sitting on the floor on the Cadbury's indent before Coronation Street.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID

“Outstanding" - Evening News

“Crowd-pleasing but with enough twists to satisfy the more discerning comedy connoisseur. One to watch” – Chortle

“A joy to behold...” - The List

“.Endlessly inventive and brilliantly funny” - The Scotsman

Your opener for the evening will be James Veitch James Veitch is a musician, comedian, director, writer and performer. In 2014, his first solo comedy show The Fundamental Interconnectedness of Everyone with an Internet Connection premiered at The Edinburgh Fringe to wide acclaim. Described as “Tears-down-the-face funny” by The Sunday Herald and as a show that “manages to be educational while delivering near-constant belly laughs,” by The Scotsman, it was a sell-out success for the duration of its month-long run at The Gilded Balloon. Our new season gets into full swing back at our home venue on Oct 1st. Our acts this season will be:

 

OCTOBER 1ST

Nathan Caton’s charismatic stand-up makes him one of the best young comics in the country. Nathan’s award-winning combination of personal and topical anecdotes has led to appearances on Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Apollo, News Quiz and his own Radio 4 sitcom “Confident, charismatic and upbeat” Chortle. @nathancaton
Quirky Harriet Kemsley won nationwide female comedy competition Funny’s Funny in her first year of comedy. Since then she has added Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and Brighton Comedy Festival New Act of the Year to her sparkling achievements. “Refreshingly original” Time Out @harrietkemsley

NOVEMBER 5TH

Bleak and brilliant, Sean McLoughlin has performed at gigs from the biggest London clubs to the smaller clubs, universities and crack dens. He was booked to play a bingo hall in Newcastle and the Royal Albert Hall in the same week. @SeanMcLoughlin

A 2010 Chortle Student Award semi-finalist, Fin Taylor has warmed up for Never Mind the Buzzcocks and supported Glenn Wool on tour. “Comic Gold” Fest. @FinTaylorcomedy

DECEMBER 3RD

Mock The Week’s Zoe Lyons won the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and her debut Edinburgh show was nominated for the if.comedy newcomer award the following year. In 2008 she won the coveted Dave’s Funniest Joke of The Fringe Award. @zoelyons

Andrew McBurney is an award-winning character comedian who is one of the most exciting rising stars on the circuit. With pitch-perfect delivery, his semi-character based “Melancomedy” finds belly-laughs in the bleakest of places and a lot more. @indiebellend

All nights will have special guest middle acts and we might throw the odd competition in during the season as well. Who could ask for more for only ten English pounds? 10% discount off your bill at Bear Grills Bistro on performance night on production of your ticket! Tickets £10, available from The Bear Hotel, The British Lion and Devizes Books and the Southgate Inn

Book online at: www.wegottickets.com

Line-up can be subject to change but Moonrakers guarantees fantastic acts