Teignmouth Comedy Club - a great night of comedy with 3 comedians and compere.
An irrepressible Welshman, Noel is very well-named – his routine is relentlessly merry from start to finish. A maelstrom of puns, silliness, wordplay, daft imagery and clowning, Noel makes no apology for his broad appeal – in fact it got him all the way to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent three years ago, where he reduced the 5,000-strong Hammersmith Apollo crowd (and a nationwide audience) to fits of laughter. He’s the perfect warming pick-me-up as the nights draw in.
“Noel James betrays the soul of a poet and accomplishes it with such rare panache and commitment that it approaches art.” – The Guardian “His constant stream of one-liners, puns and clever wordplay brings to mind a combination of Milton Jones and Eddie Izzard” – Shropshire Star
Caroline has also played the Hammersmith Apollo, although as Jarvis Cocker’s bassoon player (don’t ask him to verify it, all female bassoon players look the same to him). Her main talent, though, is comedy, where her onstage persona is partly ‘best mate you shouldn’t have gone on holiday with’ and part ‘drunk school-run mum who has been dragged backwards through a box of crunchy surrealism’. Enjoy!
“A mischievous, kooky talent” - Time Out
Like a young Jack Dee who is unhappy about being a young Jack Dee, Jack Campbell is what you might call a low-burn comedian. But don’t mistake his apparent lack of joie de vivre for a dearth of enthusiasm – there in his smoulderingly good set is a hundred brilliantly crafted gags on such subjects as living in his parents’ garage and outwitting the paedophiles of rural Cambridgeshire. Jack’s downbeat hilarity won him the title English Comedian of the Year in 2014.
“A heap of good jokes … his knockabout observations are acutely made” – The List
Resident MC Tom Glover has hosted Teignmouth Comedy Club since it started and is a favourite with the local crowd. He is best known for the sort of bullet-proof crowd work that makes his audience part of the joke, not the butt of it. Tom is a true locally-sourced comedian: he knows how to pronounce Teignmouth and has more jokes about Trago Mills than travelling on the Tube!
“A firm audience favourite” – Chortle
“Gets the audience onside in seconds; very sharp and engaging” – Ministry of Comedy