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Fabulous February Barnstormers Comedy line-up at the Capitol Horsham

It’s February, it’s cold, and there’s a whole host of stuff going-on in the world from which a temporary reprieve might be in order… that’s where Barnstormers Comedy steps-in.
Here, more particularly during the colder months, to warm the proceedings through and through, divert our attentions awhile, and provide a good ol’ serotonin boost when its needed most.
As ever, resident host Kevin Precious, will be on hand to oversee the proceedings. This month’s trio of mirth-making headliners includes: articulate and insightful Canadian, Dana Alexander, ‘Social smarts and eloquence evident in her writing, and an engaging likeability on stage’ – Chortle; talented impressionist Luke Kempner, ‘Tour-de-force’ – The Telegraph; and one great act as yet to be named.
Dana Alexander

One of Canada’s most outspoken and hilarious women has packed her bags and is now in the UK. The only black female comedian on the circuit in Canada, Dana’s comedic style is both refreshing and irreverent, drawing her material from her diverse lifestyle, her gay friends and her crazy Jamaican family. This will be a lady not to be missed.

Originally from Edmonton, Dana began her comedy career at the tender age of 18 and quickly became a regular fixture in Canadian Comedy Clubs, universities and festivals. She was voted in the “Best Discoveries” by Toronto’s renowned Now Magazine in 2006 and has since been included in their “Best Of” issues three years in a row, easily making her one of Canada’s hottest emerging young comedians. Her Canadian TV credits include Halifax Comedy Festival (CBC), Video on Trial (Much Music), women’s only network The Slice Network and The Comedy Channel (XM Satellite Radio) and this past year her national half hour comedy special was aired on CTV.

Luke Kempner
An exceptionally talented comedian, impressionist, actor and singer, Luke garnered global attention in 2012 with his hit viral video Downstairs At Downton. Since then, Luke has gone from strength to strength, taking his one man show The Only Way Is Downton (described by the Daily Telegraph as a ‘remarkable tour de force’) to theatres and festivals across the UK, including Latitude and two years at the Edinburgh Fringe. He also took the show to Moscow, Spain, USA and Toronto. 2016 saw Luke return to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sell-out run of his new show Judi Dench Broke My Heart which he is touring the UK with this year.

Alongside his live work, Luke has a burgeoning television and radio career. He created and starred in his own review show for ITV2, entitled Luke Kempner’s Impression of 2015. He starred in Tiger Aspect and BBC3 comedy Murder In Successville series one and two and three, The Tracey Ullman Show (BBC1), Episodes (BBC2), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Newzoids (ITV). He presented a special radio programme of music and impressions on Magic 104.5 and Virgin Radio, and has also been a featured guest on several programmes across BBC Radio 2. Last year Luke became a regular on BBC Radio 4’s institution The Now Show and News Jack.

Summer of 2016, Luke became the resident comedian on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, he has filmed five series and been hailed “a blumin’ genius!” by Dawn French.

Luke started his career in musical theatre, playing Marius in Les Misérables as well as taking roles in Avenue Q and South Pacific. A graduate from The Guildford School of Acting, he also plays the piano, is a puppeteer and classically trained singer.

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