Give a big cheer (not like Mar­cel Marceau)

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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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