The Back Room, The Star Inn, Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3TY
Professional live comedy in Guildford every month.
Lineup includes: Josh Howie, Tom Toal, Jay Handley and Joe Hobbs
No disabled access to venue.
No refunds or exchanges. Gag House have the right to change the lineup without notice. Gag House reserve the right to refuse entry.
Over 18’s only.
Writer and star of BBC Radio 4’s sitcom Josh Howie’s Losing It, nominated for a BBC Radio Award, Josh is presently on his UK tour, Josh Howie’s Messed Up. Already a much in-demand stand-up comic, performing regularly at all the major comedy clubs around the UK, over the previous few years Josh has also taken his distinctive brand of humor to India, Ireland, UAE, France, China, Thailand, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia and America. In 2012, he was invited to perform at the prestigious Just for Laugh’s comedy festival in Montreal, where he filmed the internationally distributed Just For Laugh’s All Access TV show.
In addition, Josh has written and performed four solo shows for the Edinburgh Festival, before sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre, and most recently appeared on Dave’s As Yet Untitled with Eddie Izzard, previously recording for two series of the Comedy Central show Comedy Store, and featuring on World Stands Up and Comedy Blue for the same channel. He spent four years as the writer/presenter of The Movie Geek on Sky Movies. Often praised for his writing talent, Josh has contributed features to The Guardian, The Times, and The Daily Mail.
Tom Toal is a comedian, writer and actor, hailing from the South East London town of Bexleyheath.
One of comedy’s rising stars he performed his debut show On The Scrapheap about the break-up of his 6 year relationship at the Edinburgh and Leicester Festivals in 2010 achieving widespread acclaim and reviews.
In 2013 Tom Toal performed at The Comedy Reserve with The Pleasance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in 2014 TT became an Amused Moose Best Comedy Show finalist for his solo Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Prequel. In March 2017, he opened gigs for Rob Brydon for some of Rob’s tour across the country.
One of Tom’s major strengths is his ability to adapt to his audience.
Jay Handley used to make beautiful sculpted oak furniture before fucking it all off to become a comedian instead. A decision that has been financially catastrophic. That said he does get to perform all over the country at some of its very best venues. Clearly, what he has lost financially he has gained artistically.
He has also twice been a finalist/bridesmaid in the Birmingham New Act of the Year Awards as well as appearing in the semi-finals of the LOADED Laftas and the Final of the Levity Festival Act of the Year. Alas, he has won nothing… nothing at all.
But what he has lost in potential accolades he has gained in a zen-like acceptance of his place in the world.
Joe Hobbs’ easy conversational manner and irreverent charm has brought him early critical acclaim, winning awards in two national new comic competitions and being nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award in 2018.
He is now gigging in comedy clubs up and down the country, and in 2019 has been selected by Leicester Comedy Festival for their Circuit Breakers Showcase and booked for his first twenty minute spot at the Comedy Store’s prestigious Best in Stand-Up show.
“Joe Hobbs felt like a pro comedian the moment he stepped into the spotlight…he performs with skill and irony… man of the match for me.” – Steve Bennett, Chortle
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