The Stoke Pub & Pizzeria 103 Stoke Rd, Guildford, GU1 4JN
Banish those mid week blues and come along on the 1st Wednesday of the month to brighten your day!
Line up includes: Francis Foster, Alistair Williams, Lauren Pattison and Richard Morton
Tickets: £12 (£10.60 in advance)
Francis Foster is a comedian who talks about failure, his own mostly – he is a man struggling to cope with life and the existence he finds himself in.
Being half English and half Latino, whilst hailing from South London, means that Francis spends his time perpetually confused.
Somehow, in between all the mess and the flailing about, he finds time to gig at the best comedy clubs in the country and came third place in the prestigious New Act Of The Year Award 2015.
Francis mother still hopes that one day he will find the time to sort himself out.
Alistair Williams describes his comedy style as the ramblings of a moron. He must be doing something right though as he is highly regarded as one of the most exciting newer acts on the UK comedy circuit. Other people have described him as a ‘must see comedian for those looking for straight out laughs’.
An observational storyteller, Alistair has been performing stand-up for just under three years; rising through the ranks at a rate of knots excelling in any situation he is put in. After winning the Piccadilly Comedy Club’s New Comedian of the Year 2014 award and reaching the finals of prestigious competitions (Amused Moose Laugh Off, Leicester Square New Act and Laughing Horse New Act) Alistair is already on his way to the top.
Combining high energy with a super charismatic stage presence, Alistair is one of those rare commodities in the comedy world with his consistent ability to produce new material of the highest standard. However long his set, it is sure to be packed with gags from start to finish; he is a genuine joke machine.
Recently, Alistair has been featured multiple times on TalkSport radio, combining his loves of football and comedy.
Alistair took his debut show ‘I’ve Started So I’m Finished’ to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. In this highly anticipated show, Alistair finally says goodbye to his pre-comedian lifestyle and explores what it’s like to give up everything he knows in pursuit of his comedy dream.
Lauren is a talented stand-up and actress who graduated from Northumbria University with a First Class Degree in Drama.
Lauren’s been doing stand-up for 4 years and is one of the brightest young talents on the comedy scene. She came runner up at the Funny Women Awards 2014 and this year was the only female comedian to reach the final of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards. Earlier this year she supported Katherine Ryan on several tour dates and opened for Stewart Francis. She also played Latitude and Leeds festivals and took her 45mins solo work in progress show REET PETITE to Edinburgh.
This summer Lauren got to the final of the BBC New Comedy Awards and performed live on BBC Radio 4.
A regular on the national stand up circuit, this baby faced comic is one to watch out for.
Richard Morton is a stand-up comedian, singer/songwriter, composer, TV/radio presenter, documentary maker, Time Out Comedy Award winner and founder member of the London Comedy Store’s long-running Cutting Edge show.
Richard is one half of the legendary harmony singing duo, The Panic Brothers and has also composed and recorded two albums of instrumental theme music with The Rich Morton Sound that have been critically acclaimed.
Richard has been an established headliner on the UK comedy circuit since the early 1990s, when he was also a regular support act on extensive UK theatre tours for stars such as Jack Dee, Jo Brand, Lee Evans and Phil Jupitus.
Richard has performed his successful one-man show at prestigious music and comedy festivals all over the world, including Edinburgh, Latitude, Reading, Leeds, Kilkenny, Phoenix and Montreal’s Just For Laughs.
TV credits…In the late ‘90s, Richard was a familiar face on Channel 5. His half-hour The Comedy Store Special went out on their second night; he presented two series of the quiz show, Move On Up, and was a regular panellist on both Bring Me The Head Of Light Entertainment and Wow, Fab, Groovy. And, after many guest spots, he was also a guest host on The Jack Docherty Chat Show.Other notable TV credits include appearances on The Comedy Store (Paramount Comedy), The Jack Dee Show (ITV), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC 2), The Stand Up Show (BBC 1), Gag Tag (BBC 1),The World Stands Up (Paramount), That’s Entertainment (ITV), Wogan (BBC 1), Richard & Judy (Channel 4), Nothing Like A Royal Show (ITV); plus acting roles on Jack & Jeremy’s Real Lives (Channel 4) and the BAFTA award-winning series, Our Friends In The North (BBC2). Richard also worked as a joke and songwriter on Jack Dee’s Sunday Service (ITV).