Give a big cheer (not like Marcel Marceau)
ACOMEDY club will host its final show of the summer next week. Chesham Comedy Club will take a break in August so the show at Chesham United Football Club Friday, July 31 at 8.30pm is the last show until the end of September.
So to celebrate, the club has booked not one, but two headliners.
The compere for the evening is Paul Savage, who started out on his comedy journey in December 2006 by unusual means. Having only heard the phrase “open mic” in the context of comedy, Savage took to the stage of a club in Moseley and started his tirade against Dido, and wove in a story of webcam fraud, unaware that open mic is also used in music terms, and he was essentially crashing an acoustic guitar night. He has never used either of those pieces of material again. Luckily for us, he has since played all the top comedy venues in the UK.
The evening’s first headliner is Adam Bloom, one of Britain’s most inventive comedians. He has performed sell-out solo shows at seven Edinburgh Fringe Festivals as well as touring the UK and playing to festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington and Cape Town.
In July 2013, Adam made his fifth appearance at Just For Laughs in Montreal, including being part of 2004’s Just For Laughs Comedy Tour, playing to 42,000 people in 17 cities across Canada. He has also written three series of The Problem with Adam Bloom for BBC Radio 4.
Organiser Mark Rann added: “Anyone that remembers his last appearance at Chesham Comedy Club will know what a treat we are in for!”
Following Adam will be Joseph Jacobs, a New Act of the Year finalist in 2014, and also winner of Beat the Gong at the Comedy Store. Joseph has the added advantage of having grown up in the Chesham area, so come along to support some local talent.
The evening’s second headliner, and the final act of the night, is the UK’s oldest living Jewish comedian Sol Bernstein. Yes, it is true! After 25 years of semi-retirement and playing nursing homes, Sol Bernstein is back where he belongs, in smokey nightclubs performing to drunks.
Sol’s the man who helped the careers of Elvis Presley and Marcel Marceau (never even got a ‘thank you’), and even influenced The Beatles. He’s worked with, and been friends with, some of the world’s greatest performers including Judy Garland, The Rat Pack,
Lenny Bruce, Jack Benny, George Burns, Milton Berle, Doris Day, Tommy Cooper, Eric Morecambe and Eddie Large.
He has performed all over the world at venues including The London Palladium, New York’s Carnegie Hall, The Paris Olympia, Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, and Scunthorpe Baths, but it is at night clubs where Sol really comes to life. His charisma, his style, his catch phrase “why don’t you put on a tie”, and his chutzpah come together to create the magic that is Sol Bernstein.
Mr Rann added: “Don’t miss out on a great night of comedy!”
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