Colchester Comedy

THREE WISE MONKEYS

TOP FLOOR

60 HIGH STREET, COLCHESTER, ESSEX, CO1 1DN

 

NEXT SHOW

FRIDAY 10th JUNE

 

DOORS 7.30pm COMEDY STARTS 8pm

 

 

STARRING

JOSH HOWIE

 

 

Josh Howie was raised as a Buddhist, before living with Native Americans and finally settling down as a trainee Rabbi. At least that was the plan until he was kicked off the program for getting caught with a naked (non-Jewish) girl. Perhaps it was inevitable that he would go on to become a stand-up comic.

Performing regularly at all the major comedy clubs around the UK, so far this year Josh has also taken his distinctive brand of humour to Ireland, France, China and Thailand. He has also written and performed two solo shows for the Edinburgh Festival, before sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre; his hugely successful debut solo Fringe stand up show, entitled Chosen, which played to sell out audiences and received rave reviews at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival, and returning in August 2010 with Josh Howie: Gran Slam, based on his time living with his grandmother. Another distinctive and highly original show, Gran Slam also went down a storm with audiences and critics alike.

Josh has been filmed for the Comedy Central shows Comedy Store, World Stands Up and Comedy Blue and can currently be seen as the presenter of Movie Geek, the Sky Movies show that offers all the latest news in the world of cinema. Often praised for his writing talent, Josh is a regular contributor to The Guardian, a reviewer for Sky Movies Magazine, and writes a weekly column ‘Fears of a Clown’ for blokely.com.

 

"Howie is an intelligent comedian who knows how to amuse, shock and move an audience in equal measures" - Time Out

 

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FRIDAY 15th JULY

 

DOORS 7.30pm COMEDY STARTS 8pm

 

 

STARRING

GORDON SOUTHERN

 

 

Gordon is a regular headliner on the UK and international circuit, spending several months every year performing sell out shows in Australia and New Zealand each year. A highly regarded act, he's worked in many exotic & challenging places, including Afghanistan, The Falkland Islands, Kosovo & Liverpool. He's sold out a 700 seat theatre with a solo show in Mumbai, India, headlined the first ever Serbian comedy festival, and has regularly headlined in Singapore,

Dubai, Cyprus and New Zealand. 

 

Gordon made his Edinburgh debut in the highly respected Comedy Zone in 1997 and has since gone on to take up several successful and acclaimed solo shows. The critically acclaimed A Brief History of History received nominations at both the New Zealand Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has enjoyed sell out runs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from 2011- 2014. His show The Kerfuffle was a total sell out and nominated for Best Show at Perth Fringe 2014.  Gordon also has a Time Out Comedy Award from his days with BBC Radio 4's Cheese Shop comedy sketch team.

 

"Hugely talented. Very funny." Time Out 

 

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FRIDAY 12th AUGUST

 

DOORS 7.30pm COMEDY STARTS 8pm

 

 

STARRING

FUNMBI OMOTAYO

 

 

Born and raised in Hackney, East London, Funmbi Omotayo is fast earning himself an impressive reputation on the circuit. His ‘calmly cheery and likably laid-back’ delivery and tales of his childhood between Hackney and later, Lagos, are garnering him fans and plaudits alike. His dream show is the Hackney Empire, such is his affection for the area he grew up in.  “I want to do a show there to give something back’ Omotayo says. “To give the people the truth, the real Hackney and I would love the audiences to come together and merge.”

 

In 2012 he went on to win the Leicester Square Act of the Year competition, shortly after becoming joint winner of the Amused Moose’s Laugh Off Competition

He toured his sould-out Edinburgh show Funmbi Omotayo: Legal Immigrant in 2016, telling tale of his childhood travels from London to Lagos and back again.

 

In 2015, Funmbi Omotayo appeared on The John Bishop Show and has also appeared on ITV2’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here….NOW! He has performed at Camden Fringe, The Edinburgh Festival and had sold out shows at London’s Soho Theatre.

 

"A charming young comic…he’s got the jokes to back up his charm.

Soon, he could be playing to thousands" - Time Out

 

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DIRECTIONS TO THE THREE WISE MONKEYS

 

All our shows contains adult humour so be prepared for some naughty jokes and strong language.

All acts are subject to change without notice

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George Road
Braintree
CM7 2RX

Tel: 0845 6430 121
E-mail: comedy@houseofstandup.co.uk

BOX OFFICE: 0800 999 2044

 

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