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Comedy Beats at The Holbrook Club

Comedy Beats return to The Holbrook Club in Horsham on Saturday 8 June. This will be our fourth show at this venue. The previous two were both sold out and we are hoping for another full house this time around. We set the company up in late 2015 and over the last few years have seen the company go from strength to strength. Our formula is simple, we only use the very best comedians from the club circuit.

Every act we use has years of experience and our aim is to bring the quality of show that you would have to travel to somewhere like London or Brighton to see, to towns like Horsham. The cost of a ticket to one of our shows is regularly cheaper than a return train ticket to London. Add to that the price of drinks in a city compared to what you will pay at a venue like The Holbrook and you can see why it’s becoming such a winning formula. From putting on just 11 shows in 2016 we are now at a point where we will produce over 60 this year.

Every now and then I book an act who can’t be advertised because they are going to tour soon. If the promoter of that tour sees that the comedian is doing a club gig in a venue near a theatre they are likely to perform in, it could jeopardise their relationship. Our headline act for this show can’t be named, but I can tell you he has not only appeared on Live at the Apollo, but also Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. In my opinion, he is an absoloute comedy legend. Considering we have already brought Angela Barnes, Nathan Caton, Dominic Holland and Robert White to perform at The Holbrook, when I say of all the acts we’ve had at this venue, I am more excited about this Special Guest than anyone else that we’ve had there before.

The opening act for this one is the highly respected Adam Bloom. Widely regarded as one of the best comedians of his generation. Ricky Gervais said of him “He’s been one of my favourite stand ups for about ten years. He has not only meticulous, brilliant lines but also a fragile and intense honesty.” His TV credits include Russell Howard’s Good News and Mock The Week, he is the perfect act to open a show of this quality.

After the first interval, it will be the turn of Sean Meo. Like Adam, he is held in incredibly high regard by both comedians and audiences alike. 30 years ago, he swapped a career as a snooker player to become a stand up. Quickly establishing himself as a regular at all of the country’s top comedy clubs, he then went on to win Time Out’s Comedian of the Year. With over 40 TV credits to his name, including Tonight at the London Palladium, he has a dry but punchy style and is definitely an act not to be missed.

The Compere for the evening is Michael Legge. Equally at home improvising or delivering top notch material, he always engages the audience brilliantly. Having warmed up for Television shows that include 8 Out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie To You, his expertise shines through. With Michael at the helm, I know it is going to be a great night.

It all takes place at The Holbrook Club in Horsham on Saturday the 8th of June. Tickets are priced at £8 for members and £12 for non-members are available either direct from the venue or online at www.comedybeats.com

Mark Coxon

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