A little bit out of the usual loop this month, but no lesser a requirement when it comes to providing the usual Sunday night tonic that makes the Monday look that little bit more appealing.
As usual, three top circuit acts will be gracing the Capitol stage with guest host Dan Evans (pictured), on hand to oversee the proceedings. This month’s trio of mirthmakers include: entertaining Kiwi Javier Jarquin, ‘Jarquin is seriously talented when it comes to working a crowd’ – The Stage; clever up’n’coming one-liner wizard Peter Brush, ‘Unique observations and connections that stand-ups crave’ – The Guardian; and outstanding improvisational comedian Russell Hicks, ‘One of the top six stand-ups to watch’ – Stand Up Talk Magazine, LA.
Javier Jarquin: After appearing on television and playing and headlining some of the biggest clubs in Australia and New Zealand Javier Jarquin moved to the UK in 2010 where he has established himself as a circuit regular and headline act around the country and in mainland Europe.
He has performed on the same bill with top names such as Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee, Jo Brand and Paul Daniels. He is based in London.
He is also well known for his Card Ninja act.
Peter Brush: A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush unassumingly takes the stage with his slight bespectacled frame and scruffy hair, before consummately conquering it with an arsenal of razor sharp quirky one-liners and peerlessly original routines, all delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion.
Peter has been a finalist in a variety of local and national comedy competitions including the BBC New Comedy Award 2013, as well as winning the Harrogate Comedian of the Year 2012. He has also written for BBC Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’, ‘The Show What You Wrote’ and ‘Newsjack’, and has done tour support for Arthur Smith and Stephen K Amos.
In 2015 he performed his debut solo hour ‘Older Than The Oldest Dog That Ever Lived’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving 4*+ reviews. That year he also performed as part of the prestigious ‘Big Value’ showcase run by Just The Tonic.
He currently performs at weekend level (or paid 20 minute sets) for: Highlight/Jongleurs, The Stand, The Frog & Bucket, Manford’s Comedy Clubs, Kill For A Seat, Rob Riley Productions, Toby Jones Productions, The Last Laugh, Just The Tonic, Screaming Blue Murder, Buzz Comedy, Gag Reflex, XS Malarkey and various others.
Russell Hicks: One of the most exciting comics to come out of America, Russell Hicks is branded one of the ‘Top Six Comics to Watch’ by LA’s Stand Up Talk Magazine. He has appeared on LA based panel show Direct TV’s ‘What’s News?’ and is a regular guest on hit podcasts such as Talkin’ **** with Eddie Ifft.
Headlining the nationally acclaimed student circuit in the United States, Russell regularly takes his hour long solo shows across the country to the biggest universities.
Prolific and consistently delivering quality new work, audience members are often compelled to return for two nights in a row. Fast and loose, no two shows are ever the same.
Performance:Sunday 25 March, 7.30pm, The Capitol Theatre. Tickets: (£10 in advance, £12 on the door) Available online: www.thecapitolhorsham.com or via the Box Office: 01403 750220